Lior Lowenstein

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Can stronger pelvic muscle floor improve sexual function?
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Int Urogynecol J 21:553-6. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Solifenacin objectively decreases urinary sensation in women with overactive bladder syndrome
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Technion Faculty of Medicine, 6 Ha Aliya Street, 31096 Haifa, Israel
    Int Urol Nephrol 44:425-9. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Comparison between sensory testing modalities for the evaluation of afferent nerve functioning in the genital area
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:83-7. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Evaluation of urgency in women, with a validated Urgency, Severity and Impact Questionnaire (USIQ)
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:301-7. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Urogynecology and sexual function research. How are we doing?
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60153, USA
    J Sex Med 6:199-204. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Sexual function is related to body image perception in women with pelvic organ prolapse
    Lior Lowenstein
    Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Sex Med 6:2286-91. 2009
  7. doi request reprint The relationship between obstructive sleep apnea, nocturia, and daytime overactive bladder syndrome in women
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60153, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:598.e1-5. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Changes in sexual function after treatment for prolapse are related to the improvement in body image perception
    Lior Lowenstein
    Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Sex Med 7:1023-8. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Is there an association between female urinary incontinence and decreased genital sensation?
    Lior Lowenstein
    Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Neurourol Urodyn 30:1291-4. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Reliability and responsiveness of the Urgency Severity and Life Impact Questionnaire (USIQ)
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Technion Faculty of Medicine, 8 Ha Aliya Street, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Int Urogynecol J 23:193-6. 2012

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Publications77

  1. doi request reprint Can stronger pelvic muscle floor improve sexual function?
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Int Urogynecol J 21:553-6. 2010
    ..This study aims to evaluate the association between pelvic floor muscle (PFM) strength and sexual functioning...
  2. doi request reprint Solifenacin objectively decreases urinary sensation in women with overactive bladder syndrome
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Technion Faculty of Medicine, 6 Ha Aliya Street, 31096 Haifa, Israel
    Int Urol Nephrol 44:425-9. 2012
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Comparison between sensory testing modalities for the evaluation of afferent nerve functioning in the genital area
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:83-7. 2009
    ..83, rho_(c) = 0.96, rho_(c) = 0.77). CPT at 5 and 2,000 Hz were also strongly correlated (rho_(c) = 69, rho_(c) = .7). CPT and QST testing stimulate similar afferent nerve fiber populations in the vagina...
  4. doi request reprint Evaluation of urgency in women, with a validated Urgency, Severity and Impact Questionnaire (USIQ)
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:301-7. 2009
    ..77, p < 0.001), and OAB-q (r = 0.73, p < 0.001). Mean USIQ-QOL and USIQ-S scores differed by clinical diagnosis. The USIQ is an easily understood questionnaire with adequate validity for use in clinical practice and research...
  5. doi request reprint Urogynecology and sexual function research. How are we doing?
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60153, USA
    J Sex Med 6:199-204. 2009
    ..Urinary incontinence (UI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) negatively impact health-related quality of life by affecting daily activities, body image, and sexual relationships...
  6. doi request reprint Sexual function is related to body image perception in women with pelvic organ prolapse
    Lior Lowenstein
    Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Sex Med 6:2286-91. 2009
    ..A previous study demonstrated that women seeking treatment for advanced pelvic organ prolapsed (POP) reported decreased self-perceived body image and decreased quality of life...
  7. doi request reprint The relationship between obstructive sleep apnea, nocturia, and daytime overactive bladder syndrome in women
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60153, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:598.e1-5. 2008
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  8. doi request reprint Changes in sexual function after treatment for prolapse are related to the improvement in body image perception
    Lior Lowenstein
    Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Sex Med 7:1023-8. 2010
    ..In a previous study, sexual function was related to a woman's self-perceived body image and degree of bother from pelvic organ prolapse (POP)...
  9. doi request reprint Is there an association between female urinary incontinence and decreased genital sensation?
    Lior Lowenstein
    Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Neurourol Urodyn 30:1291-4. 2011
    ..To explore the relationship between urinary incontinence and genital sensory functioning in females with sexual dysfunction disorders...
  10. doi request reprint Reliability and responsiveness of the Urgency Severity and Life Impact Questionnaire (USIQ)
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Technion Faculty of Medicine, 8 Ha Aliya Street, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Int Urogynecol J 23:193-6. 2012
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Observations relating to urinary sensation during detrusor overactivity
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Urology, Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 28:497-500. 2009
    ..To describe the temporal relationship between increases in lower urinary tract (LUT) sensation and changes in detrusor and/or urethral pressures measured in real time...
  12. ncbi request reprint Physiological changes in female genital sensation during sexual stimulation
    Ilan Gruenwald
    Rambam Medical Center Neuro urology, Haifa, Israel
    J Sex Med 4:390-4. 2007
    ..So far genital sensation has been investigated only during a non-excitatory state, and the sensory physiological changes, which occur during the sexual cycle in this region, are still obscured...
  13. doi request reprint Patients with painful bladder syndrome have altered response to thermal stimuli and catastrophic reaction to painful experiences
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 28:400-4. 2009
    ..To compare cutaneous sensory thresholds, habituation to somatic stimuli, and tendency towards catastrophic reaction to painful stimuli in patients with Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS) to controls without PBS...
  14. ncbi request reprint Does hysterectomy affect genital sensation?
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Obstertrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 119:242-5. 2005
    ..To evaluate vaginal and clitoral sensation before and after hysterectomy and to assess pre- and post-surgery changes in sexual function...
  15. ncbi request reprint Patient-selected goals: the fourth dimension in assessment of pelvic floor disorders
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 19:81-4. 2008
    ..009). One third of participants expressed a primary non-symptom goal and were more likely to seek non-surgical therapy...
  16. doi request reprint Validation of a real-time urodynamic measure of urinary sensation
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60153, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:661.e1-4; discussion 661.e4-5. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility and validity of a continuous measurement of urinary sensation during cystometry...
  17. ncbi request reprint The volume at which women leak first on urodynamic testing is not associated with quality of life, measures of urethral integrity or surgical failure
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
    J Urol 178:193-6. 2007
    ..We determined if the bladder volume at which urodynamic stress incontinence is first detected is related to preoperative quality of life, urethral sphincter assessment or surgical outcome in women undergoing continence surgery...
  18. doi request reprint Transabdominal uterosacral suspension: outcomes and complications
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Chicago, IL 60153, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 200:656.e1-5. 2009
    ..The objective of the study was to report outcomes and complications following abdominal uterosacral suspension (AUSS) for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse...
  19. doi request reprint Urinary retention is uncommon after colpocleisis with concomitant mid-urethral sling
    Shameem Abbasy
    Maywood, Illinois, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:213-6. 2009
    ..This combination may be offered to elderly women with SUI who are undergoing colpocleisis regardless of preoperative PVR...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and impact of nocturia in a urogynecologic population
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola Medical Center, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:1049-52. 2007
    ..0005) and mixed incontinence (p = 0.012). Nocturia is common and bothersome to women presenting for urogynecologic care. Concomitant mixed incontinence significantly increases bother arising from nocturia...
  21. ncbi request reprint Patients' pelvic goals change after initial urogynecologic consultation
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:640.e1-3. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to determine the effect of initial urogynecologic consultation on the number and type of patient goals...
  22. ncbi request reprint Women who experience detrusor overactive at lower bladder volumes report greater bother
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 27:45-7. 2008
    ..To explore the relationship of cystometric volume at the time of first detection of detrusor overactive incontinence (DOI) to condition-specific quality of life (QOL)...
  23. doi request reprint To operate or to radiate: the added value of the maximal standardized uptake value in PET-FDG in cervical cancer patients
    Itamar Netzer
    Gynecological Oncology Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Health Care Campus, 8 Haaliya St, Haifa, Israel
    Med Oncol 30:558. 2013
    ..8 %. SUVmax can be used for differentiating early-stage cervical cancer patients who will need postoperative adjuvant treatment and therefore can serve as an additional modality to reduce the need for bimodal therapy in these patients...
  24. doi request reprint Complex repetitive discharges--a feature of the urethral continence mechanism or a pathological finding?
    Olga Ramm
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
    J Urol 187:2140-3. 2012
    ..We compared the proportion of women with complex repetitive discharges on urethral sphincter electromyography during filling cystometry among women with and without urinary disorders...
  25. doi request reprint Tolterodine causes measurable restoration of urethral sensation in women with urge urinary incontinence
    Kimberly Kenton
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 29:555-7. 2010
    ..INTRODUCTION & HYPOTHESIS: Determine if treatment of urge incontinence with tolterodine results in changes in bladder and/or urethral sensation using Current Perception Threshold (CPT) testing...
  26. ncbi request reprint Aging and overactive bladder may be associated with loss of urethral sensation in women
    Kimberly Kenton
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Departments of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 26:981-4. 2007
    ..To compare current perception thresholds (CPT) in the urethra and bladder of women with idiopathic overactive bladder to asymptomatic controls...
  27. ncbi request reprint Comparison of perception threshold testing and thermal-vibratory testing
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Muscle Nerve 37:514-7. 2008
    ..47, P = 0.0037, respectively). CPT testing and QST seem to be measuring similar afferent nerve-fiber populations, but QST has better test-retest reliability than CPT testing, justifying its role in clinical or research studies...
  28. doi request reprint Prevalence of bowel symptoms in women with pelvic floor disorders
    Fareesa Raza-Khan
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Urogynecology Consultants, St Louis, MO 63128, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 21:933-8. 2010
    ..To determine the prevalence of a variety of bowel symptoms in women with pelvic floor disorders..
  29. doi request reprint Mixed incontinence is more bothersome than pure incontinence subtypes
    Yashika Dooley
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 19:1359-62. 2008
    ..0001). Women with mixed incontinence report greater incontinence bother than women with either pure stress or urge incontinence...
  30. doi request reprint The impact of dispositional optimism on symptoms and treatment choices in patients with pelvic floor disorders
    Lior Lowenstein
    Bruce and Ruth Rappaport, Technion Faculty of Medicine, Rambam, Maywood, IL, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 23:295-8. 2012
    ..The objective of this study is to evaluate dispositional optimism, pelvic floor disorder symptoms, and treatment decisions...
  31. doi request reprint Clinically useful measures in women with mixed urinary incontinence
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:664.e1-3; discussion 664.e3-4. 2008
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Does maternal height affect triplets' birth weight?
    Zeev Blumenfeld
    Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel 31096
    Med Sci Monit 12:CR40-43. 2006
    ..One such possible factor may be maternal height, which is possibly predictive of gestational age and neonatal birth weight...
  33. ncbi request reprint Urethral and bladder current perception thresholds: normative data in women
    Kimberly Kenton
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Urol 178:189-92; discussion 192. 2007
    ..Given increased evidence of sensory dysfunction in lower urinary tract pathology, we determined normative current perception threshold values in the lower urinary tract of asymptomatic women...
  34. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of suppository analgesia in postabortion pain reduction
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center and the Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Contraception 74:345-8. 2006
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate postabortion pain levels and to examine the analgesic effect of three different generic types of suppositories provided at the end of the surgical procedure prior to awakening from general anesthesia...
  35. doi request reprint Implementation of a new procedure: laparoscopic versus robotic sacrocolpopexy
    Nibal Awad
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Health Care, Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 287:1181-6. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the implementation process and the learning curves of laparoscopic and robotic-assisted laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (LSC and RSC, respectively) for vaginal apex prolapse...
  36. doi request reprint Measurements of the lower uterine segment during gestation
    Yuval Ginsberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Health Care Campus and Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    J Clin Ultrasound 41:214-7. 2013
    ..To establish normal values for the lower uterine segment (LUS) thickness and to recognize factors that may affect these values...
  37. ncbi request reprint [Episiotomy as a risk factor for early perineal trauma]
    Lior Lowenstein
    Departmentsof Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, Israel
    Harefuah 144:389-93, 456. 2005
    ..To assess the association between medio-lateral episiotomy and early perineal trauma...
  38. doi request reprint Association between gestational age and induction-to-abortion interval in mid-trimester pregnancy termination using misoprostol
    Dana Vitner
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 156:140-3. 2011
    ..The study was aimed to evaluate the effectiveness, outcome, and pain intensity of the vaginal administration of misoprostol for the induction of abortion between 13 and 24 gestational weeks...
  39. ncbi request reprint Obstructive voiding symptoms are not predictive of elevated postvoid residual urine volumes
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 19:801-4. 2008
    ..001) and stage > or = III prolapse (beta = 0.78, p < 0.05) were predictive factors for elevated PVR. Obstructive voiding symptoms have poor sensitivity and specificity for elevated PVR in women with pelvic floor disorders...
  40. ncbi request reprint Recurrent ascites due to oral contraceptives and pregnancy
    Ari Reiss
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Obstet Gynecol 107:499-501. 2006
    ..Ascites during pregnancy is a rare disorder with wide differential diagnosis...
  41. ncbi request reprint [Spontaneous umbilical cord hematoma]
    Imad R Makhoul
    Department of Neonatology, Meyer Childrens Hospital and Rambam Medical Center, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Harefuah 144:237-8, 304. 2005
    ..Spontaneous umbilical cord hematoma is rare and might be associated with fetal death...
  42. ncbi request reprint Preoperative analgesia with local lidocaine infiltration for abdominal hysterectomy pain management
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 136:239-42. 2008
    ..To evaluate the impact of preemptive local analgesia at the incision site in reducing pain in women undergoing abdominal hysterectomy for a benign myomatous uterus...
  43. doi request reprint Incidence of Unanticipated Uterine Pathology at the Time of Minimally Invasive Abdominal Sacrocolpopexy
    Uduak U Andy
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Electronic address
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 21:97-100. 2014
    ..To determine the incidence of unanticipated uterine pathologic findings in women undergoing hysterectomy concomitant with minimally invasive sacrocolpopexy...
  44. doi request reprint Implementation of laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy: establishment of a learning curve and short-term outcomes
    Susana Mustafa
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 286:983-8. 2012
    ..To evaluate the learning curve of senior urogynecologic surgeons performing laparoscopic sacral colpopexy (LSCP) and to assess outcomes and complications of LSCP...
  45. doi request reprint Is the female G-spot truly a distinct anatomic entity?
    Amichai Kilchevsky
    Neurourolgy Unit, Rambam Healthcare Campus, Haifa, Israel
    J Sex Med 9:719-26. 2012
    ..Reports in the public media would lead one to believe the G-spot is a well-characterized entity capable of providing extreme sexual stimulation, yet this is far from the truth...
  46. ncbi request reprint [Cutaneous metastases from epithelial ovarian cancer]
    Dana Vitner
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    Harefuah 150:441-2, 491. 2011
    ..Life expectancy of these patients is only a few months from the time of diagnosis of skin metastases. Thus, one should consider merely a palliative approach in these cases...
  47. ncbi request reprint [Malformed pygopagus conjoined twins in a spontaneous triplet pregnancy]
    Ido Solt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Western Galilee Hospital, Naharia, Israel
    Harefuah 144:590-2, 596. 2005
    ..Conjoined twin in a triplet pregnancy may be diagnosed by ultrasound as early as the first trimester. Failure in diagnosis of the condition resulted in early delivery of three premature infants. All three infants died after delivery...
  48. doi request reprint Modulation of heart rate variability by estrogen in young women undergoing induction of ovulation
    Amir Weissman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Eur J Appl Physiol 105:381-6. 2009
    ..The acute increase in estrogen in women undergoing ovulation induction was associated with vagal activation and altered sympathovagal balance...
  49. ncbi request reprint A life-threatening event: uterine cervical arteriovenous malformation
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center and the Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Obstet Gynecol 103:1073-5. 2004
    ..Uterine cervical arteriovenous malformation is a rare cause of vaginal bleeding...
  50. ncbi request reprint Neural pain after uterosacral ligament vaginal suspension
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola Medical Center, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:109-10. 2007
    ..Surgical removal of the permanent stitch and physical therapy provided prompt and near-complete relief. This case report describes the possibility of neural compromise after uterosacral ligament suspension...
  51. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of endothelial function in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
    Lior Lowenstein
    Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Health Care Campus and Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 134:208-12. 2007
    ..We sought to evaluate the vascular reactivity specifically the endothelial function (EF) in women with PCOS and to study the effect of metformin on their EF...
  52. doi request reprint Antibiotic prophylaxis for selected gynecologic surgeries
    Michelle Y Morrill
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaiser Medical Center San Francisco, San Francisco, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 120:10-5. 2013
    ..Antibiotic prophylaxis for surgery is commonly used and is recommended by multiple organizations...
  53. doi request reprint Institutional review board variability in minimal-risk multicenter urogynecology studies
    Heidi S Harvie
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 18:89-92. 2012
    ..To investigate variability among local institutional review boards (IRBs) in the review process of standardized multicenter urogynecologic studies with common protocols...
  54. pmc Measuring Urinary Sensation with Current Perception Threshold: A Comparison between Method of Limits and Method of Levels
    Carley Davis
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Int 2012:868915. 2012
    ..Conclusions. Our findings suggest that the method of levels is more sensitive for the detection of CPTs compared to the method of limits...
  55. ncbi request reprint [Is there an association between PUPPP and preeclampsia, abruptio placentae and fetal death?]
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, Israel
    Harefuah 143:861-2, 911. 2004
    ..The patient fully recovered one week postpartum. This case report discusses a possible association between pruritic urticarial papules, plaques of pregnancy and severe preeclampsia with fetal death...
  56. ncbi request reprint Vulvar vestibulitis severity--assessment by sensory and pain testing modalities
    Lior Lowenstein
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Rambam Medical Center, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Medicine, P O Box 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Pain 107:47-53. 2004
    ..QST techniques, both threshold and supra-threshold measurements, seem to be capable of discriminating level of severity of this clinical pain syndrome...
  57. ncbi request reprint Double trouble: two complicated slings in one woman
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics, Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:1503-5. 2007
    ..The following case communication briefly discusses the clinical presentation, appearance, and the management features of urinary retention in the presence of urethral mesh erosion...
  58. ncbi request reprint Episiotomy: beliefs, practice and the impact of educational intervention
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, POB 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 123:179-82. 2005
    ..To assess the potential effect of educational intervention on episiotomy practice...
  59. ncbi request reprint [Cystic degeneration of placental subchorionic intervillous thrombi]
    Ido Solt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Western Galilee Hospital, Naharia, Israel
    Harefuah 144:317-8, 384. 2005
    ..The patient delivered spontaneously at term giving birth to a 3300 grams healthy newborn. The pathologic diagnosis was cystic degeneration of subchorionic intervillous thrombi...
  60. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of isolated mega cisterna magna
    Etan Z Zimmer
    Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, 31096 Haifa, Israel
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 276:487-90. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to, determine the cognitive profile of adults with isolated mega cisterna magna...
  61. doi request reprint Bartholin's cyst marsupialization
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Sex Med 5:1053-6. 2008
  62. ncbi request reprint Periurethral leiomyoma
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 2160 South First Avenue, Chicago, IL 60153, USA
    Isr Med Assoc J 9:54. 2007
  63. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress symptoms in women undergoing medical vs. surgical termination of pregnancy
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Rappaport Technion Faculty of Medicine, Rambam Medical Center, POB 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 28:43-7. 2006
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint [A surprise in the bladder: the case of the misplaced gortex]
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, Tehnion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
    Harefuah 148:435, 476, 475. 2009
    ..Intravesical surgical materials may contribute to persistent urinary symptoms or recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in selected women. Detection and removal of these materials is recommended...
  65. doi request reprint Diagnostic implications of p16 expression in serous papillary endometrial cancer
    Itamar M Netzer
    Gynecologic Oncology Unit, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 21:1441-5. 2011
    ..The secondary objective was to establish the value of p16 immunohistochemical staining as an adjunct to diagnosis...
  66. ncbi request reprint [Prenatal diagnosis of chorioangioma]
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Harefuah 145:95-7, 167. 2006
    ..A solid mass was removed during the procedure. The mass was sent to pathology and was diagnosed as placental chorioangioma. Large chorioangioma require careful follow-up due to the possibility of rapid deterioration in fetal condition...
  67. ncbi request reprint [Insemination from HIV-positive males]
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Harefuah 144:319-21, 383. 2005
    ..In order to conceive they must abandon unprotected sex, which carries high risk of HIV infection to the woman...
  68. ncbi request reprint Spinal tuberculosis with paraplegia in pregnancy
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 6:436-7. 2004
  69. doi request reprint PET/CT in gynecologic cancer: present applications and future prospects--a clinician's perspective
    Amnon Amit
    Division of Gyneco oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 38:1-21, vii. 2011
    ..Novel tools such as 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT should aim at enhancing the clinician's ability to make critical decisions in treating difficult scenarios...
  70. ncbi request reprint [Prenatal diagnosis of fetal neoplasms]
    Ido Solt
    Ultrasound Unit, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Rambam Medical Center, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Harefuah 143:131-5, 165. 2004
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Penile enlargement surgery--fact or illusion?
    Yoram Vardi
    Neuro Urology and Male Sexual Dysfunction Unit, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Nat Clin Pract Urol 2:114-5. 2005
  72. ncbi request reprint [Prenatal imaging of the Meckel-Gruber syndrome]
    Lior Lowenstein
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Harefuah 143:182-3, 247. 2004
    ..The Meckel-Gruber syndrome was diagnosed, but termination of pregnancy was declined. Three weeks later, the patient spontaneously delivered an 1890 grams live-born female. The newborn died 2 days later in the neonate intensive care unit...
  73. ncbi request reprint The role of hybrid PET/CT in the evaluation of patients with cervical cancer
    Amnon Amit
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, POB 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Gynecol Oncol 100:65-9. 2006
    ..To assess the role of hybrid PET/CT in the evaluation of patients with cervical cancer...
  74. ncbi request reprint Power spectral analysis of heart rate variability during the 100-g oral glucose tolerance test in pregnant women
    Amir Weissman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, POB 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Diabetes Care 29:571-4. 2006
    ....
  75. ncbi request reprint Ulcerative vulvitis circumscripta plasmacellularis
    Ido Solt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 6:117-8. 2004
  76. ncbi request reprint In utero diagnosis of bladder perforation with urinary ascites. A case report
    Lior Lowenstein
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Fetal Diagn Ther 18:179-82. 2003
    ..This case report describes an unusual case of congenital bladder perforation and urinary ascites diagnosed in utero. The pertinent literature is reviewed...
  77. ncbi request reprint Female sexual function and gynecological disorders
    I Netzer
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Minerva Ginecol 62:467-82. 2010
    ..The following article revise the most current literature regarding common gynecological disease and its association with sexual function...