M D Barber

Summary

Affiliation: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Risk factors associated with failure 1 year after retropubic or transobturator midurethral slings
    Matthew D Barber
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Glickman Urological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:666.e1-7. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Surgical techniques for removing problematic mesh
    Matthew D Barber
    Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 56:289-302. 2013
  3. pmc Validation of the surgical pain scales in women undergoing pelvic reconstructive surgery
    Matthew D Barber
    Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 18:198-204. 2012
  4. pmc Validation of the activities assessment scale in women undergoing pelvic reconstructive surgery
    Matthew D Barber
    Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 18:205-10. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Single-incision mini-sling compared with tension-free vaginal tape for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence: a randomized controlled trial
    Matthew D Barber
    Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 119:328-37. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Contemporary views on female pelvic anatomy
    Matthew D Barber
    Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, A81, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 72:S3-11. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Symptoms and outcome measures of pelvic organ prolapse
    Matthew D Barber
    Director of Clinical Research, Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 48:648-61. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Short forms of two condition-specific quality-of-life questionnaires for women with pelvic floor disorders (PFDI-20 and PFIQ-7)
    M D Barber
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:103-13. 2005
  9. pmc Defining success after surgery for pelvic organ prolapse
    Matthew D Barber
    Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 114:600-9. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Quality of life after surgery for genital prolapse in elderly women: obliterative and reconstructive surgery
    Matthew D Barber
    Section of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave, Desk A81, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:799-806. 2007

Research Grants

  1. The Cleveland Clinic Clinical Site
    Matthew Barber; Fiscal Year: 2006
  2. The Cleveland Clinic Clinical Site
    Matthew Barber; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications83

  1. ncbi request reprint Risk factors associated with failure 1 year after retropubic or transobturator midurethral slings
    Matthew D Barber
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Glickman Urological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:666.e1-7. 2008
    ..The objective of the study was to identify predictors of recurrent urinary incontinence (UI) 1 year after treatment with tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) and transobturator tape (TOT)...
  2. doi request reprint Surgical techniques for removing problematic mesh
    Matthew D Barber
    Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 56:289-302. 2013
    ..Mesh excision is often successful in treating even serious complications, however a notable portion of patients will require more than 1 operation and complete symptom resolution is not always achieved...
  3. pmc Validation of the surgical pain scales in women undergoing pelvic reconstructive surgery
    Matthew D Barber
    Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 18:198-204. 2012
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the psychometric properties of SPS in women undergoing vaginal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence...
  4. pmc Validation of the activities assessment scale in women undergoing pelvic reconstructive surgery
    Matthew D Barber
    Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 18:205-10. 2012
    ..We evaluated the psychometric characteristics of the AAS in women who underwent vaginal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI)...
  5. doi request reprint Single-incision mini-sling compared with tension-free vaginal tape for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence: a randomized controlled trial
    Matthew D Barber
    Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 119:328-37. 2012
    ..To compare the efficacy of a single-incision mini-sling, placed in the "U" position, with tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence...
  6. ncbi request reprint Contemporary views on female pelvic anatomy
    Matthew D Barber
    Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, A81, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 72:S3-11. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Symptoms and outcome measures of pelvic organ prolapse
    Matthew D Barber
    Director of Clinical Research, Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 48:648-61. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Short forms of two condition-specific quality-of-life questionnaires for women with pelvic floor disorders (PFDI-20 and PFIQ-7)
    M D Barber
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:103-13. 2005
    ....
  9. pmc Defining success after surgery for pelvic organ prolapse
    Matthew D Barber
    Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 114:600-9. 2009
    ..To describe pelvic organ prolapse surgical success rates using a variety of definitions with differing requirements for anatomic, symptomatic, or re-treatment outcomes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Quality of life after surgery for genital prolapse in elderly women: obliterative and reconstructive surgery
    Matthew D Barber
    Section of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave, Desk A81, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:799-806. 2007
    ..In appropriately selected elderly women, both obliterative and reconstructive vaginal surgery for advanced pelvic organ prolapse significantly improved health-related quality of life...
  11. ncbi request reprint Questionnaires for women with pelvic floor disorders
    Matthew D Barber
    Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:461-5. 2007
  12. pmc Operations and pelvic muscle training in the management of apical support loss (OPTIMAL) trial: design and methods
    Matthew D Barber
    Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH 44195, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 30:178-89. 2009
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Transobturator tape compared with tension-free vaginal tape for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence: a randomized controlled trial
    Matthew D Barber
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Glickman Urological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:611-21. 2008
    ..To compare the safety and efficacy of the transobturator tape to tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in patients with and without concurrent pelvic organ prolapse...
  14. ncbi request reprint Sexual function in women with urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse
    Matthew D Barber
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 99:281-9. 2002
    ..To compare sexual function in women with urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse and to determine the effects of therapy on sexual function...
  15. ncbi request reprint Innervation of the female levator ani muscles
    Matthew D Barber
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Specialties, Duke University Medical Center, the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center, NC, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:64-71. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to characterize the innervation of the human female levator ani muscles...
  16. pmc Further validation of the short form versions of the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory (PFDI) and Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire (PFIQ)
    Matthew D Barber
    Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 30:541-6. 2011
    ..To evaluate validity and responsiveness of PFDI and PFIQ short forms across four multi-center studies and develop conversion formulas between short and long versions...
  17. ncbi request reprint Vaginal mesh erosion after abdominal sacral colpopexy
    A G Visco
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 184:297-302. 2001
    ..Our goal was to compare the prevalence of vaginal mesh erosion between abdominal sacral colpopexy and various sacral colpoperineopexy procedures...
  18. ncbi request reprint Obesity is associated with increased prevalence and severity of pelvic floor disorders in women considering bariatric surgery
    Chi Chiung Grace Chen
    Section for Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 5:411-5. 2009
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Early experience with mesh excision for adverse outcomes after transvaginal mesh placement using prolapse kits
    Beri Ridgeway
    Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:703.e1-7. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the complications, treatments, and outcomes in patients choosing to undergo removal of mesh previously placed with a mesh procedural kit...
  20. ncbi request reprint Responsiveness of the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory (PFDI) and Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire (PFIQ) in women undergoing vaginal surgery and pessary treatment for pelvic organ prolapse
    Matthew D Barber
    The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:1492-8. 2006
    ..This study was undertaken to evaluate the responsiveness of the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory (PFDI) and Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire (PFIQ) in women with pelvic organ prolapse undergoing surgical and nonsurgical management...
  21. ncbi request reprint Psychometric evaluation of 2 comprehensive condition-specific quality of life instruments for women with pelvic floor disorders
    M D Barber
    Division of Gynecologic Specialties, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 185:1388-95. 2001
    ..01). The total time taken to complete both instruments averaged 23 minutes (range, 9-55). CONCLUSION: The PFDI and the PFIQ are reliable, valid, condition-specific quality of life instruments for women with pelvic floor disorders...
  22. ncbi request reprint Randomised trial of laparoscopic Burch colposuspension versus tension-free vaginal tape: long-term follow up
    J E Jelovsek
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    BJOG 115:219-25; discussion 225. 2008
    ..To compare the long-term efficacy of laparoscopic Burch colposuspension with tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) for the treatment of urodynamic stress urinary incontinence (SUI)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Perioperative complications and adverse events of the MONARC transobturator tape, compared with the tension-free vaginal tape
    Matthew D Barber
    Section of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1820-5. 2006
    ..The objective of the study was to compare the incidence of perioperative complications of the MONARC transobturator tape with the tension-free vaginal tape in women undergoing surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence...
  24. doi request reprint Objective assessment of vaginal surgical skills
    Chi Chiung Grace Chen
    Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women s Health Institute, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:79.e1-8. 2010
    ..To develop and validate an instrument to assess surgical skills during vaginal surgery...
  25. ncbi request reprint Perioperative complications in obese women vs normal-weight women who undergo vaginal surgery
    Chi Chiung Grace Chen
    Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:98.e1-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence of perioperative complications in obese and normal-weight patients who undergo vaginal urogynecologic surgery...
  26. doi request reprint Complication and reoperation rates after apical vaginal prolapse surgical repair: a systematic review
    Gouri B Diwadkar
    Department of Ob Gyn, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44198, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 113:367-73. 2009
    ..To compare postoperative complication and reoperation rates for surgical procedures correcting apical vaginal prolapse...
  27. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial impact of chronic vulvovagina conditions
    J Eric Jelovsek
    Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue A81, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    J Reprod Med 53:75-82. 2008
    ..To describe the degree of psychosocial impairment resulting from chronic vulvovaginal disorders (VVDs)...
  28. doi request reprint Variation of the obturator foramen and pubic arch of the female bony pelvis
    Beri M Ridgeway
    Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:546.e1-4. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine dimensions of the obturator foramen and pubic arch of the female pelvis and to assess for variability...
  29. ncbi request reprint Small bowel obstruction after vaginal vault suspension: a series of three cases
    Beri Ridgeway
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Desk A81, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:1237-41. 2007
    ..Though laparoscopic surgery can be considered, our experience has been discouraging. Candidate selection is critical and care should be taken to avoid enterotomy...
  30. ncbi request reprint De novo rectal prolapse after obliterative and reconstructive vaginal surgery for urogenital prolapse
    Sarah A Collins
    Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Division of Surgery, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:84.e1-3. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence of de novo rectal prolapse after obliterative vaginal surgery with the incidence that was seen after reconstructive vaginal surgery for urogenital prolapse...
  31. doi request reprint Comparison of responsiveness of validated outcome measures after surgery for stress urinary incontinence
    Anna C Frick
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Urol 184:2013-7. 2010
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint The incidence of ureteral obstruction and the value of intraoperative cystoscopy during vaginal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse
    A Marcus Gustilo-Ashby
    Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:1478-85. 2006
    ..The objective of the study was to determine the incidence of ureteral obstruction during vaginal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and the accuracy and efficacy of intraoperative cystoscopy...
  33. ncbi request reprint Clinical evaluation of anterior vaginal wall support defects: interexaminer and intraexaminer reliability
    James L Whiteside
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:100-4. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the interobserver and intraobserver reliability of the clinical examination of anterior vaginal wall support defects...
  34. doi request reprint Establishing cutoff scores on assessments of surgical skills to determine surgical competence
    J Eric Jelovsek
    Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women s Health Institute, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:81.e1-6. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to establish minimum cutoff scores on intraoperative assessments of surgical skills to determine surgical competence for vaginal hysterectomy...
  35. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic Burch colposuspension versus tension-free vaginal tape: a randomized trial
    Marie Fidela R Paraiso
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 104:1249-58. 2004
    ..To compare the laparoscopic Burch colposuspension with the tension-free vaginal tape procedure (TVT) for efficacy...
  36. doi request reprint Efficacy of a standardized technique of trans-vaginal entry into the peritoneal cavity for post-hysterectomy vaginal vault suspension
    Amy J Park
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 19:1393-8. 2008
    ..Peritoneal entry can be safely achieved in the majority of post-hysterectomy prolapse patients. Pre-operative examination assists in predicting successful peritoneal entry...
  37. ncbi request reprint Incidence and predictors of prolonged urinary retention after TVT with and without concurrent prolapse surgery
    Andrew I Sokol
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:1537-43. 2005
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Anatomy of ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerves in relation to trocar placement and low transverse incisions
    James L Whiteside
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics A81, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:1574-8; discussion 1578. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to map the course of the ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerves...
  39. ncbi request reprint Incidence of perioperative complications of urogynecologic surgery in elderly women
    Kevin J Stepp
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44116, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:1630-6. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of and risk factors for perioperative complications in elderly women who undergo urogynecologic surgery...
  40. ncbi request reprint Anatomic relationships of infracoccygeal sacropexy (posterior intravaginal slingplasty) trocar insertion
    John E Jelovsek
    Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:2099-104. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the distances of the major bony, vascular, neurologic, and visceral structures to the path of the infracoccygeal sacropexy trocar and to determine the point of trocar entry into the vagina...
  41. ncbi request reprint Functional bowel and anorectal disorders in patients with pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence
    John E Jelovsek
    Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:2105-11. 2005
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Differences in urinary incontinence between Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women: a population-based study
    Firouz Daneshgari
    Glickman Urological Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH OH 44195, USA
    BJU Int 101:575-9. 2008
    ..To compare the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) between Hispanic and non-Hispanic White women in a population-based study...
  43. ncbi request reprint Vulvar mammary-type myofibroblastoma: a case report
    Gouri B Diwadkar
    Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Reprod Med 54:404-6. 2009
    ..Mammary-type myofibroblastomas have been reported at extramammary sites, especially along the mammary midline, but not previously in the vulva...
  44. ncbi request reprint Women seeking treatment for advanced pelvic organ prolapse have decreased body image and quality of life
    J Eric Jelovsek
    Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:1455-61. 2006
    ..To date, there are no data on body image in patients with advanced pelvic organ prolapse. Our objective was to compare body image and quality of life in women with advanced pelvic organ prolapse with normal controls...
  45. ncbi request reprint Pelvic organ prolapse
    J Eric Jelovsek
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology A81, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Lancet 369:1027-38. 2007
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Effect of patient position on clinical evaluation of pelvic organ prolapse
    M D Barber
    Division of Gynecologic Specialties, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 96:18-22. 2000
    ..To compare the severity of pelvic organ prolapse between examinations performed in dorsal lithotomy position and examinations performed upright in a birthing chair using the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification System (POPQ)...
  47. ncbi request reprint Vaginal rugae: measurement and significance
    J L Whiteside
    The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Climacteric 8:71-5. 2005
    ..To devise a validated measure of vaginal rugae and assess the relationships between vaginal rugae and important clinical parameters...
  48. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of universal cystoscopy to identify ureteral injury at hysterectomy
    A G Visco
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 97:685-92. 2001
    ..To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of routine cystoscopy at the time of abdominal, vaginal, and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy in terms of cost per ureteral injury identified and treated...
  49. pmc Prevalence of symptomatic pelvic floor disorders in US women
    Ingrid Nygaard
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah School of Medicine, 30 N 1900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84132 2209, USA
    JAMA 300:1311-6. 2008
    ..No national prevalence estimates derived from the same population-based sample exists for multiple pelvic floor disorders in women in the United States...
  50. pmc The minimum important differences for the urinary scales of the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory and Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire
    Matthew D Barber
    Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 200:580.e1-7. 2009
    ....
  51. doi request reprint Insertion and removal of vaginal mesh for pelvic organ prolapse
    Tyler M Muffly
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 53:99-114. 2010
    ..Placement options are reviewed with the discussion of self-tailored mesh, trocar-based mesh kits, and non-trocar mesh kits. This article also reviews the management of mesh complications including the technique for mesh removal...
  52. doi request reprint Leak point pressure does not correlate with incontinence severity or bother in women undergoing surgery for urodynamic stress incontinence
    Chi Chiung Grace Chen
    Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 19:1193-8. 2008
    ..In this patient population with pure urodynamic SUI, LPP is not a useful urodynamic predictor of baseline SUI severity and its effects on quality of life...
  53. ncbi request reprint Reliability and agreement of urodynamics interpretations in a female pelvic medicine center
    James L Whiteside
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Center for Female Pelvic Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 108:315-23. 2006
    ..To estimate the reliability and interobserver consistency of urodynamic interpretations of female bladder and urethral function...
  54. ncbi request reprint Early physician experience with laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy and rates of surgical complications and conversion to laparotomy
    Anthony G Visco
    Division of Gynecologic Specialties, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:1008-12. 2002
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Rectocele repair: a randomized trial of three surgical techniques including graft augmentation
    Marie Fidela R Paraiso
    Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1762-71. 2006
    ..This study was undertaken to compare outcomes of 3 different rectocele repair techniques...
  56. ncbi request reprint Bowel symptoms 1 year after surgery for prolapse: further analysis of a randomized trial of rectocele repair
    A Marcus Gustilo-Ashby
    Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Division of Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:76.e1-5. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyze change in bowel function and its relationship to vaginal anatomy 1 year after rectocele repair and pelvic reconstruction in a randomized trial of 3 techniques of rectocele repair...
  57. pmc Posterior repair and sexual function
    Yuko M Komesu
    Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Disorders, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:101.e1-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of posterior repair (PR) on sexual function in patients who have undergone incontinence and/or pelvic reconstructive surgery...
  58. ncbi request reprint Ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric neurectomy for management of intractable right lower quadrant pain after cesarean section: a case report
    James L Whiteside
    Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA
    J Reprod Med 50:857-9. 2005
    ..Ilioinguinal nerve entrapment is one of the most common nerve injuries following pelvic surgery. We present a case of intractable right lower quadrant pain successfully treated with neurectomy...
  59. doi request reprint Pelvic nerve injury following gynecologic surgery: a prospective cohort study
    Justin C Bohrer
    Women s Health Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:531.e1-7. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and time course of postoperative neuropathy resulting from gynecologic surgery...
  60. doi request reprint Assessment of intraoperative judgment during gynecologic surgery using the Script Concordance Test
    Amy J Park
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:240.e1-6. 2010
    ..We sought to develop a valid, reliable assessment of intraoperative judgment by residents during gynecologic surgery based on Script Concordance Theory...
  61. doi request reprint Risk of unanticipated abnormal gynecologic pathology at the time of hysterectomy for uterovaginal prolapse
    Anna C Frick
    Center for Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 202:507.e1-4. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the risk of unanticipated abnormal gynecologic pathology at the time of reconstructive pelvic surgery to better understand risks of uterine conservation in the surgical treatment of uterovaginal prolapse...
  62. ncbi request reprint Effects of race and clinical factors on short-term outcomes of abdominal myomectomy
    Ted M Roth
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi 39211, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 101:881-4. 2003
    ..To estimate the effects of race and preoperative uterine anatomy on complication rates after myomectomy...
  63. ncbi request reprint Prevention of vesicovaginal fistulas after laparoscopic hysterectomy with electrosurgical cystotomy in female mongrel dogs
    Andrew I Sokol
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:628-33. 2004
    ..Using a previously described animal model, we sought to compare 3 methods of double-layer cystotomy repair to each other and to single-layer repair in the prevention of vesicovaginal fistula formation...
  64. ncbi request reprint A prospective assessment of overactive bladder symptoms in a cohort of elderly women who underwent transvaginal surgery for advanced pelvic organ prolapse
    Raymond T Foster
    Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:82.e1-4. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of transvaginal prolapse surgery on overactive bladder symptoms in elderly women...
  65. doi request reprint Complications of neglected vaginal pessaries: case presentation and literature review
    Beatriz E Arias
    Center for Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, A 81, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 19:1173-8. 2008
    ..Neglect of a vaginal pessary can lead to serious complications. Patient education, local estrogen treatment, excellent fitting, and careful follow-up are of paramount importance in prevention of such complications...
  66. ncbi request reprint Outcomes following treatment for pelvic floor mesh complications
    C A Unger
    Center for Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Mail Code A81, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44195, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 25:745-9. 2014
    ..Our aim was to determine symptoms and degree of improvement in a cohort of women who presented following treatment for vaginal mesh complications...
  67. ncbi request reprint Ureterovaginal fistula: a case series
    J Shaw
    Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 25:615-21. 2014
    ..We describe the presentation, diagnosis, and management of ureterovaginal fistula over a 7-year period at a tertiary care center...
  68. doi request reprint Bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis in twin sisters
    E Tunitsky
    Center for Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Urol 187:148-52. 2012
    ..We determined the genetic contribution of and associated factors for bladder pain syndrome using an identical twin model...
  69. ncbi request reprint Adoption of the pelvic organ prolapse quantification system in peer-reviewed literature
    Tristi W Muir
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:1632-5; discussion 1635-6. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the method of describing pelvic organ prolapse in the peer-reviewed literature since the introduction of the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification System (POPQ)...
  70. ncbi request reprint Management of uterine leiomyomata: what do we really know?
    Evan R Myers
    Evidence Based Practice Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 100:8-17. 2002
    ..To systematically review the literature on the surgical and nonsurgical management of uterine leiomyomata...
  71. ncbi request reprint The impact of stress urinary incontinence on sexual activity in women
    Matthew D Barber
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 72:225-32. 2005
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Can we screen for pelvic organ prolapse without a physical examination in epidemiologic studies?
    Matthew D Barber
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:942-8. 2006
    ..The objectives of this study were to develop a simple screening question for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and to evaluate its test characteristics in high and low prevalence populations...
  73. pmc The questionnaire for urinary incontinence diagnosis (QUID): validity and responsiveness to change in women undergoing non-surgical therapies for treatment of stress predominant urinary incontinence
    Catherine S Bradley
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 29:727-34. 2010
    ..This study's objective was to evaluate QUID validity and responsiveness when used as a clinical trial outcome measure...
  74. doi request reprint Assessing vaginal surgical skills using video motion analysis
    Gouri B Diwadkar
    Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women s Health Institute, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 114:244-51. 2009
    ..To demonstrate the feasibility of using video motion analysis to quantitate a key step of vaginal hysterectomy and define measurable differences between novice and experienced surgical trainees during vaginal hysterectomy...
  75. ncbi request reprint Textbook recommendations for preventing and treating perineal injury at vaginal delivery
    Kevin J Stepp
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44109, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 107:361-6. 2006
    ..To assess general obstetrics textbooks regarding the quality and quantity of information about perineal injury at vaginal delivery...
  76. doi request reprint Risk of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in urogynecologic surgical patients
    Ellen R Solomon
    Center for Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:510.e1-4. 2010
    ....
  77. ncbi request reprint The use of synthetic mesh in female pelvic reconstructive surgery
    J Christian Winters
    Obstetrics Gynecology and Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
    BJU Int 98:70-6; discussion 77. 2006
  78. pmc Optimism in women undergoing abdominal sacrocolpopexy for pelvic organ prolapse
    Patricia A Wren
    Department of Wellness, Health Promotion, and Injury Prevention, School of Health Sciences, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:240-5. 2008
    ..This study sought to explore the relationship between optimism, prolapse severity, and symptoms before operation; and examine whether optimism predicts postsurgical functional status, treatment satisfaction, and treatment success...
  79. ncbi request reprint Anal sphincter injury in women with pelvic floor disorders
    Catherine Matthews Nichols
    Medical College of Virginia Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, 401 North 12th Street, Richmond, VA 23298 0034, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 104:690-6. 2004
    ....
  80. pmc Omega 3 fatty acids and cardiovascular disease: algae can be source of "fish" oil
    Matthew D Barber
    BMJ 328:406; author reply 406-7. 2004
  81. ncbi request reprint Innervation of the levator ani and coccygeus muscles of the female rat
    Ronald E Bremer
    Research Services, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 275:1031-41. 2003
    ..We conclude that the intrapelvic skeletal muscles in the rat are similar to those described in our previous studies of humans and that they have a distinct innervation with no contribution from the pudendal nerve...
  82. ncbi request reprint Double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study of eicosapentaenoic acid diester in patients with cancer cachexia
    Kenneth C H Fearon
    Department of Clinical and Surgical Sciences Surgery, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    J Clin Oncol 24:3401-7. 2006
    ..Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) has been proposed to have specific anticachectic effects. This trial compared EPA diethyl ester with placebo in cachectic cancer patients for effects on weight and lean body mass...
  83. pmc Refractory idiopathic urge urinary incontinence and botulinum A injection
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
    J Urol 180:217-22. 2008
    ..We compared 200 U intradetrusor botulinum toxin A vs placebo in women with refractory idiopathic urge incontinence...

Research Grants3

  1. The Cleveland Clinic Clinical Site
    Matthew Barber; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..A standardized common protocol for enrollment, treatment and data collection will be employed by 6-8 Clinical Sites within the PFDN coordinated by the data coordinating center. ..
  2. The Cleveland Clinic Clinical Site
    Matthew Barber; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..A standardized common protocol for enrollment, treatment and data collection will be employed by 6-8 Clinical Sites within the PFDN coordinated by the data coordinating center. ..