Latest Center for Pelvic Health Stories

2014-01-13 10:35:48

Women who completed therapy experienced significant improvement in urinary incontinence, defecatory dysfunction and pelvic pain One in three women suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD), a range of symptoms which include bladder and bowel problems as well as pelvic pain, according to the American Urogynecologic Society. Now, University of Missouri researchers have demonstrated that a comprehensive, nonsurgical treatment significantly improves symptoms in women with PFD. “Pelvic...

2013-10-30 14:06:26

Knowing what symptoms to look for may help women with pelvic floor disorders improve their chances of successful treatment. But knowledge of these disorders is lacking among most women, and especially among women of color, according to a new study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine. The study appears in the October issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Insufficient knowledge and misconceptions about pelvic floor disorders, which include urinary incontinence,...

2012-08-18 23:03:26

Dr. Jon S. Nielsen, M.D., FACOG became an InTone Specialist in order to provide an effective treatment option to treat female urinary incontinence. Maple Grove, Minnesota (PRWEB) August 18, 2012 “This product brings a very patient centered treatment option for women with stress, urge, and mixed incontinence. I am pleased to be able to offer it to my patients.” Urinary incontinence is a condition that affects at least 20% percent of women in the United States alone. In fact,...

2012-06-22 11:44:33

Loyola researchers find procedure has benefits but higher risks A device used to prevent incontinence in women who undergo a common pelvic-floor surgery reduces symptoms but increases side effects in these patients. These findings were published in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Women in this study underwent surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. Prolapse occurs when the pelvic organs fall and cause the vaginal wall to protrude outside of the body. About 1 in 5...

2012-06-21 12:00:59

Complications also more common in treated group, results of NIH study show Surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse often carries a risk of incontinence. To avoid scheduling a second surgery, some women may opt to have a second procedure to reduce incontinence at the time of their prolapse repair surgery. A study funded by the National Institutes of Health has found that although the surgery– to support the urethra with a sling–reduces the rate of incontinence, it also...

2012-05-03 09:46:41

NIH-funded study finds office visit alone just as effective Invasive and costly tests commonly performed on women before surgery for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) may not be necessary, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine and the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. The study, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will be released online May 2 by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The study, which compared...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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