Pelvic Floor Disorders: Scientific Articles Related to Pelvic Floor Disorders

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The following featured articles are from NICHD researchers or NICHD-supported research.

  • Gutman, R. E., Nygaard, I. E., Ye, W., Rahn, D. D., Barber, M. D., Zyczynski, H. M., et al. (2013). The pelvic floor complication scale: a new instrument for reconstructive pelvic surgery. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 208(1), 81.e1-9. PMID: 23131463
  • Coleman, T. J., Thomsen, J. C., Maass, S. D., Hsu, Y., Nygaard, I. E., & Hitchcock, R. W. (2012). Development of a wireless intra-vaginal transducer for monitoring intra-abdominal pressure in women. Biomedical Microdevices, 14(2), 347-355. PMID: 22147020
  • Friedman, S., Blomquist, J. L., Nugent, J. M., McDermott, K. C., Muñoz, A., & Handa, V. L. (2012). Pelvic muscle strength after childbirth. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 120(5), 1021-1028. PMID: 23090518
  • Handa, V. L., Blomquist, J. L., McDermott, K. C., Friedman, S., & Muñoz, A. (2012). Pelvic floor disorders after vaginal birth: effect of episiotomy, perineal laceration, and operative birth. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 119(2 Pt 1), 233-239. PMID: 22227639
  • Kenton, K., Barber, M., Wang, L., Hsu, Y., Rahn, D., Whitcomb, E., et al., for the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network. (2012). Pelvic floor symptoms improve similarly after pessary and behavioral treatment for stress incontinence. Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, 18(2), 118-121. PMID: 22453323
  • Memon, H., & Handa, V. L. (2012). Pelvic floor disorders following vaginal or cesarean delivery. Current Opinions in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 24(5), 349-354. PMID: 22907482
  • Nygaard, I., Shaw, J., & Egger, M. J. (2012). Exploring the association between lifetime physical activity and pelvic floor disorders: study and design challenges. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 33(4), 819-827. PMID: 22521947
  • Ramm, O., Mueller, E. R., Brubaker, L., Lowenstein, L., & Kenton, K. (2012). Complex repetitive discharges—a feature of the urethral continence mechanism or a pathological finding? Journal of Urology, 187(6), 2140-2143. PMID: 22503012
  • Schaffer, J., Nager, C. W., Xiang, F., Borello-France, D., Bradley, C. S., Wu, J. M., et al. (2012). Predictors of success and satisfaction of nonsurgical therapy for stress urinary incontinence. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 120(1), 91-97. PMID: 22914396
  • Visco, A. G., Brubaker, L., Richter, H. E., Nygaard, I., Paraiso, M. F., Menefee, S. A., et al., for the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network. (2012). Anticholinergic therapy vs. onabotulinumtoxina for urgency urinary incontinence. New England Journal of Medicine, 367(19), 1803-1813. PMID: 23036134
  • Visco, A. G., Brubaker, L., Richter, H. E., Nygaard, I., Paraiso, M. F., Menefee, S. A., et al. (2012). Anticholinergic versus botulinum toxin. A comparison trial for the treatment of bothersome urge urinary incontinence: ABC trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 33, 184-196. PMID: 22008247
  • Wei, J. T., Nygaard, I., Richter, H. E., Nager, C. W., Barber, M. D., Kenton, K., et al., for the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network. (2012). A midurethral sling to reduce incontinence after vaginal prolapse repair. New England Journal of Medicine, 366(25), 2358-2367. PMID: 22716974
  • Barber, M. D., Chen, Z., Lukacz, E., Markland, A., Wai, C., Brubaker, L., et al. (2011). Further validation of the short form versions of the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory (PFDI) and Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire (PFIQ). Neurourology and Urodynamics, 30, 541-546. PMID: 21344495
  • Hoyte, L., Ye, W., Brubaker, L., Fielding, J. R., Lockhart, M. E., Heilbrun, M. E., et al. (2011). Segmentations of MRI images of the female pelvic floor: A study of inter- and intra-reader reliability. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 33, 684-691. PMID: 21563253
  • Gutman, R. E., Bradley, C. S., Ye, W., Markland, A. D., Whitehead, W. E., Fitzgerald, M. P., & Pelvic Floor Disorders Network. (2010). Effects of colpocleisis on bowel symptoms among women with severe pelvic organ prolapse. International Urogynecology Journal, 21, 461-466. PMID: 19960182
  • Heilbrun, M. E., Nygaard, I. E., Lockhart, M. E., Richter, H. E., Brown, M. B., Kenton, K. S., et al. (2010). Correlation between levator ani muscle injuries on magnetic resonance imaging and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and urinary incontinence in primiparous women. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 202, 488.e1-6. PMID: 20223445
  • Richter, H. E., Burgio, K. L., Brubaker, L., Nygaard, I. E., Ye, W., Weidner, A., et al. (2010). Continence pessary compared with behavioral therapy or combined therapy for stress incontinence: A randomized controlled trial. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 115, 609-617. PMID: 20177294

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