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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...

2010-10-13 17:24:00

In the news release, Free Women's Health Sessions to Focus on Urologic Issues, issued Oct. 13 by Chesapeake Urology Associates over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the registration phone number in the last paragraph should read "1-800-466-5595," rather than "1-877-433-2873" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Free Women's Health Sessions to Focus on Urologic Issues Chesapeake Urology Associates to Host Informative Event Focusing on...

2008-10-06 21:00:11

By Stephen Wall LOMA LINDA - Relief is available for women who suffer from pelvic- floor disorders. Loma Linda University Medical Center recently opened the Inland Empire's only female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery center. In the past, women have had to go to separate doctors who specialize in urological, gynecological and colorectal testing and treatments. "Before, there was not one doctor that had training in all of these areas," said Dr. Sam Siddighi, who leads the...

2008-10-04 03:00:05

By Stephen Wall LOMA LINDA - Relief is available for the multitude of women who suffer from pelvic floor disorders. Loma Linda University Medical Center recently opened the Inland Empire's only female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery center. In the past, women have had to go to separate doctors who specialize in urological, gynecological and colorectal testing and treatments. "Before, there was not one doctor that had training in all of these areas," said Dr. Sam Siddighi,...

2008-09-19 00:00:29

Nearly one-quarter of all women suffer from pelvic-floor disorders, such as incontinence, at some point in their lives, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center found that the study of nearly 2,000 women in seven U.S. cities found that 23.7 percent of participants had experienced at least one pelvic-floor disorder, and the risk increased with age. Study author Dr. Joseph Schaffer the national rate of pelvic-floor disorders has not been...

2006-03-30 14:20:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with urinary incontinence have close to double the risk of major depression as women without incontinence, results of a new study indicate. Drs. Donna E. Stewart and Simone E. Vigod of the University of Toronto evaluated data from the Canadian Community Health Survey, which included 69,000 women, 18 years of age or older, who were not pregnant. Overall, just over 3 percent of the women had urinary incontinence, and most of the affected women (80 percent) were...

2005-11-30 11:25:16

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared with their sisters who have not given birth, women who have given birth vaginally do not appear to have an increased risk of urinary incontinence, according to a report in the medical journal Obstetrics and Gynecology. Rather, family factors seem to play an important role in determining risk. Previous reports looking at the association between vaginal birth and incontinence have been plagued by various study design issues, such as the use of...

2005-06-27 14:55:26

While most women suffer from pelvic floor disorders (PFD), the majority don't seek help until they are incontinent. In a survey of 1111 working women, Temple University researchers were surprised to learn that while the majority, 72 percent, reported suffering from one or more pelvic floor disorders, 70 percent had not sought medical help. And further, that by the time they did see the doctor, usually triggered by the onset of incontinence, they were suffering from multiple urogynecological...


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