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Collagen level can impact risk of incontinence and prolapse in women
Decreased collagen levels might make some women more susceptible to pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, according to a new study by physicians at Temple University School of Medicine and Temple University Hospital. (2004-03-22)

High post-pregnancy BMI raises pelvic organ prolapse risk
Maintaining a normal body mass index (BMI) is important for good cardiovascular health and blood sugar control, but maintaining it after pregnancy can also be key to preventing pelvic organ prolapse, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers. (2015-10-26)

Uterus sparing surgery is a safe and effective treatment for pelvic organ prolapse
Researchers presented data at the 104th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association showing that uterus sparing surgery is an effective and safe treatment for women who want to preserve the integrity of vaginal function after pelvic organ prolapse. Hysterectomy may not be the only option for women with pelvic organ prolapse. (2009-04-26)

Childbirth delivery methods and risk of incontinence, overactive bladder
Pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse (when one or more of theĀ pelvic organsĀ drop from their normal position) are associated with childbirth and affect millions of women in the United States. This study examined the risk of pelvic floor disorders based on the method of childbirth delivery among 1,500 women a decade or two after giving birth. (2018-12-18)

Pelvic Floor Society statement -- use of mesh surgeries for constipation & rectal prolapse
In light of ongoing concerns by the media and the public surrounding the use of mesh in women with pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, the Pelvic Floor Society has issued a consensus statement addressing the use of mesh for the treatment of constipation and rectal prolapse (via a surgical procedure called ventral mesh rectopexy, or VMR). (2017-09-21)

Device is effective in managing incontinence after surgery
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. (2012-06-21)

Medical imaging technique identifies very common condition in women that often goes undiagnosed
In women with lower urinary tract symptoms, a medical imaging technique called dynamic MRI allows clinicians to diagnose pelvic organ prolapse -- a condition that often goes undiagnosed on static MRI and at physical examination, according to a study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. (2009-11-20)

Vaginal delivery ups risk of pelvic organ prolapse
Women who give birth vaginally are at increased risk of developing pelvic organ prolapse during the year after delivery, according to a study of Chinese women by researchers at Yale School of Medicine and Wenzhou Third People's Hospital. (2013-07-02)

Incontinence affects a substantial proportion of women; prevalence increases with age
Nearly one-quarter of women surveyed, and more than one-third of older women, report at least one pelvic floor disorder, which includes urinary and fecal incontinence and the shifting of a pelvic organ, according to a study in the Sept. 17 issue of JAMA. These disorders become more prevalent with increasing age and weight. (2008-09-16)

Saving ovaries does not help prevent prolapse for women after menopause
Removing ovaries at hysterectomy does not increase a woman's risk of pelvic organ prolapse after menopause. In fact, removing ovaries lowers the risk of prolapse. This surprising finding from a Women's Health Initiative study was published online this week in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. (2014-11-26)

Female triathletes at risk for pelvic floor disorders and other complications
Female triathletes are at risk for pelvic floor disorders, decreased energy, menstrual irregularities and abnormal bone density, according to researchers at Loyola University Health System. These data were presented at the American Urogynecologic Society 2014 Scientific Meeting in Washington, D.C. (2014-07-24)

Incontinence and prolapse procedures found to be comparable in women
Two common procedures to treat pelvic organ prolapse without vaginal mesh are comparable in safety and efficacy, according to research published in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers also found that behavioral and pelvic floor muscle therapy did not improve urinary incontinence or prolapse symptoms in affected women. (2014-03-11)

Knowledge about incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse lower among women of color
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. (2013-10-29)

International trial shows pelvic floor exercise benefit for preventing prolapse
Researchers, including several University of Otago academics, have conducted the first trial of pelvic floor muscle training for the prevention of prolapse symptoms in women with early signs of prolapse several years after childbirth, publishing their findings in the world's leading medical journal The Lancet. (2016-12-20)

3-D model to help researchers study pelvic floor disorder linked to childbirth
Researchers have developed the first-ever 3-D complete computer model to help study treatment for pelvic organ prolapse. (2015-07-08)

Reasons for delay in pelvic organ prolapse treatment revealed
Many women do not seek early treatment for pelvic organ prolapse due to confusion and a lack of awareness around the condition's symptoms -- and feelings of shame and embarrassment -- according to new research. (2019-05-02)

Link found between muscle damage during childbirth, condition causing fallen bladder, uterus
New research from the University of Michigan Health System establishes one of the strongest connections yet discovered between muscle damage that can occur during vaginal deliveries and pelvic organ prolapse, a condition that causes the uterus, bladder or bowel to fall down later in a woman's life. (2007-01-31)

Careful patient selection is the key to achieving the best results for vaginal mesh surgery
The high number of reported complications from transvaginal repairs for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) using vaginal mesh have led to a significant decline in its use, despite its initial promise. Following a six-year analysis of California records of pelvic organ prolapse repairs, investigators reporting in The Journal of Urology conclude that use of vaginal mesh may be appropriate in specific cases provided the risk of surgical complications is carefully weighed against the risk of repeat surgery for recurrent prolapse. (2018-07-19)

Vaginal estriol gel helps women recover after surgery for pelvic organ prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse is estimated to affect up to one-half of all women, causing pain and interfering with sexual function. A new study demonstrates how an ultralow dose of vaginal estriol gel used before and after pelvic organ prolapse surgery can improve recovery time and results. The study outcomes are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (2017-03-29)

Surgery for common woman's condition may not be effective over long-term
The initial success rates of the most durable surgery for a common condition in women declines over the long-term, according to data published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The procedure, abdominal sacrocolpopexy, is used to manage pelvic organ prolapse, a widespread but little-known condition that occurs when the vaginal wall protrudes outside of the vaginal opening. (2013-05-14)

Surgical 'sling' reduces risk of weakened bladder control after prolapse surgery, U-M study says
New research shows that patients who receive a type of surgical sling during surgery to fix pelvic organ prolapse have less than half the risk of urinary incontinence after surgery. (2012-06-21)

Study advances research in pelvic organ prolapse among women
By measuring the sagging of the vaginal walls in more than a thousand volunteers for up to nine years annually, a team of Baltimore physicians reports the creation of a long-awaited baseline measure of the rate of progression of so-called pelvic organ prolapse. The baseline, they say, should provide a foundation for reliable studies and a more rational search for factors that prevent or ease the condition. (2018-03-06)

Delivery method associated with pelvic floor disorders after childbirth
Research completed at Johns Hopkins and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center has demonstrated that vaginal childbirth substantially increases the probability a woman will develop a pelvic floor disorder later in life. (2018-12-19)

Study points to risk factors of mesh-related complications in prolapse surgery patients
Younger age, less prominent prolapse and concomitant hysterectomies are associated with a higher risk of peri-operative and mesh-related complications after prolapse repair with trocar-guided transvaginal mesh, according to a study presented by a Russian group at the 28th Annual EAU Congress. (2013-03-19)

Synthetic mesh can improve outcome of prolapse surgery
A Nordic multicenter study, headed by researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, shows that pelvic organ prolapse surgery using synthetic mesh can be more effective than traditional surgery. The advantages indicated by the study mainly concern restored genital anatomy and more efficient symptom relief, although there is an associated greater risk of complications. The study is published in the renowned scientific periodical the New England Journal of Medicine. (2011-05-12)

Pelvic organ prolapse surgery less effective than expected
Research conducted by the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, an initiative funded by the National Institutes of Health, has revealed that the long-term success rates of a surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse are lower than expected. (2013-05-15)

Family history places women at risk of pelvic organ prolapse, SLU research finds
Pelvic organ prolapse, a common and uncomfortable gynecological condition, runs in families, new Saint Louis University research shows. (2008-04-30)

UT Southwestern researchers find protein breakdown contributes to pelvic organ prolapse
A gynecologist and a molecular biologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center have collaborated to show for the first time that pelvic organ prolapse -- a condition in which the uterus, bladder or vagina protrude from the body -- is caused by a combination of a loss of elasticity and a breakdown of proteins in the vaginal wall. (2011-05-24)

Long-term consequences of vaginal delivery on the pelvic floor
Women are more likely to experience urinary incontinence, prolapse and fecal incontinence 20 years after one vaginal delivery rather than one cesarean section, finds new research published in a thesis from Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2013-01-30)

Virginia Tech's De Vita receives government's highest of engineering honors to study pelvic disorder
Virginia Tech engineering faculty member Raffaella De Vita's work on pelvic floor disorders could potentially transform surgical reconstruction methods and post-operative rehabilitation procedures for females suffering from problems with supporting structures of the uterus and the vagina. (2014-01-06)

Clinical trial identifies women most likely to benefit from vaginal mesh surgery
Certain women with vaginal prolapse are most likely to benefit from undergoing vaginal mesh surgery, a technique that has become controversial and is the focus of numerous lawsuits. The findings, which are published early online in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, provide valuable information regarding who should and should not be considered candidates for the surgery. (2014-03-11)

Study finds comparable outcomes for commonly used surgeries to treat vaginal prolapse
For women undergoing surgery for vaginal prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, neither of two common repair procedures was superior to the other for functional or adverse event outcomes, and behavioral therapy with pelvic muscle training did not improve urinary symptoms or prolapse outcomes after surgery, according to a study in the March 12 issue of JAMA. (2014-03-11)

Mayo researchers find robotic repair for vaginal prolapse has significant benefits
New Mayo Clinic research has found that robotic surgery for vaginal prolapse dramatically reduces patient hospital stay and recovery time. (2009-11-09)

Survey finds women suffer in silence with pelvic floor disorders
A new survey finds that although most women suffer from pelvic floor disorders (PFD), the majority don't seek help until they are incontinent. (2005-06-27)

Extra treatment during prolapse repair reduces incontinence rate
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. (2012-06-20)

Pelvic organs given the slip by the protein fibulin-5
Pelvic organ prolapse is a disabling condition that affects almost 50 percent of women over the age of 50. New research to be published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation provides insight into the underlying molecular mechanisms, identifying potential new targets for nonsurgical approaches to treating the condition. (2011-04-25)

Researcher's findings provide guide to decisions on use of slings for women's prolapse surgery
A multicenter study involving a UT Southwestern Medical Center urogynecologist will eliminate some of the guesswork physicians face about whether to use a sling during vaginal prolapse repair to prevent urinary incontinence. (2012-06-20)

$6M NIH grant to fund U-M research on childbirth-related prolapse, incontinence
A group of researchers from the University of Michigan Health System has been awarded a $6 million federal grant to study the serious injuries that afflict millions of women as a result of childbirth, including incontinence and prolapse. (2007-08-16)

Pelvic disorders affect large number of women, UT Southwestern researchers find
Nearly one-quarter of all women suffer from pelvic-floor disorders, such as incontinence, at some point in their lives, a national study, including researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center, has found. (2008-09-17)

Researchers find possible genetic link for pelvic floor disorders
University of Utah researchers have identified a region of the human genome that may contribute to the development of pelvic floor disorders such as pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, according to a study published this week in the American Journal of Human Genetics. (2009-04-23)

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