VICTORIA LYNN HANDA

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Pelvic floor disorders after vaginal birth: effect of episiotomy, perineal laceration, and operative birth
    Victoria L Handa
    Department Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 119:233-9. 2012
  2. pmc Pelvic floor disorders 5-10 years after vaginal or cesarean childbirth
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 118:777-84. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Pelvic organ support among primiparous women in the first year after childbirth
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:1407-11. 2009
  4. pmc Magnetic resonance assessment of pelvic anatomy and pelvic floor disorders after childbirth
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:133-9. 2009
  5. pmc Paper versus web-based administration of the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory 20 and Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire 7
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 19:1331-5. 2008
  6. pmc Female sexual function and pelvic floor disorders
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:1045-52. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Architectural differences in the bony pelvis of women with and without pelvic floor disorders
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 102:1283-90. 2003
  8. pmc Racial differences in pelvic anatomy by magnetic resonance imaging
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:914-20. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Sexual function and childbirth
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Semin Perinatol 30:253-6. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Measuring the severity of stress urinary incontinence using the Incontinence Impact Questionnaire
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 23:27-32. 2004

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. pmc Pelvic floor disorders after vaginal birth: effect of episiotomy, perineal laceration, and operative birth
    Victoria L Handa
    Department Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 119:233-9. 2012
    ..To investigate whether episiotomy, perineal laceration, and operative delivery are associated with pelvic floor disorders after vaginal childbirth...
  2. pmc Pelvic floor disorders 5-10 years after vaginal or cesarean childbirth
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 118:777-84. 2011
    ..To estimate differences in pelvic floor disorders by mode of delivery...
  3. doi request reprint Pelvic organ support among primiparous women in the first year after childbirth
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:1407-11. 2009
    ..This study describes pelvic organ support after childbirth...
  4. pmc Magnetic resonance assessment of pelvic anatomy and pelvic floor disorders after childbirth
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:133-9. 2009
    ..Dimensions of the bony pelvis do not differ substantially between primiparous women with and without postpartum urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence and prolapse...
  5. pmc Paper versus web-based administration of the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory 20 and Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire 7
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 19:1331-5. 2008
    ..The acceptability and score equivalence recommend these web-based questionnaires as an alternative to paper questionnaires for clinical research...
  6. pmc Female sexual function and pelvic floor disorders
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:1045-52. 2008
    ..To investigate the hypothesis that pelvic floor disorders are associated with female sexual problems, independently of other related factors...
  7. ncbi request reprint Architectural differences in the bony pelvis of women with and without pelvic floor disorders
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 102:1283-90. 2003
    ..To investigate the hypothesis that the architecture of the bony pelvis differs between women with and without pelvic floor disorders...
  8. pmc Racial differences in pelvic anatomy by magnetic resonance imaging
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:914-20. 2008
    ..To use static and dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to compare dimensions of the bony pelvis and soft tissue structures in a sample of African-American and white women...
  9. ncbi request reprint Sexual function and childbirth
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Semin Perinatol 30:253-6. 2006
    ..This manuscript reviews the potential impact of cesarean delivery on maternal sexual function...
  10. ncbi request reprint Measuring the severity of stress urinary incontinence using the Incontinence Impact Questionnaire
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 23:27-32. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that incontinence-related disability is a measurable variable and that the IIQ can measure that variable accurately...
  11. ncbi request reprint Progression and remission of pelvic organ prolapse: a longitudinal study of menopausal women
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:27-32. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the natural history of pelvic organ prolapse after menopause...
  12. ncbi request reprint Sexual function among women with urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:751-6. 2004
    ..The objective of this research was to determine whether sexual complaints, such as dyspareunia, are associated with pelvic floor disorders...
  13. ncbi request reprint Perioperative complications of surgery for genital prolapse: does concomitant anti-incontinence surgery increase complications?
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21224 2780, USA
    Urology 65:483-7. 2005
    ..To establish whether the short-term risks of prolapse surgery are increased by a concomitant anti-incontinence procedure...
  14. pmc Is there a pelvic organ prolapse threshold that predicts pelvic floor symptoms?
    Robert E Gutman
    Departments of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:683.e1-7. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the minimum threshold level at which maximum anatomic prolapse predicts bothersome pelvic floor symptoms...
  15. ncbi request reprint Parity and route of delivery: does cesarean delivery reduce bladder symptoms later in life?
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:463-9. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to investigate the impact of reproductive factors on the prevalence of urinary symptoms...
  16. ncbi request reprint The PESSRI study: symptom relief outcomes of a randomized crossover trial of the ring and Gellhorn pessaries
    Geoffrey W Cundiff
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:405.e1-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this randomized crossover trial was to compare symptom relief and change in life impact for women using the ring with support and Gellhorn pessaries...
  17. pmc Scheduled cesarean delivery: maternal and neonatal risks in primiparous women in a community hospital setting
    Lieschen H Quiroz
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Am J Perinatol 26:271-7. 2009
    ..52; 95% CI 0.27, 0.95 and OR for VB comparison group 0.26; 95% CI 0.098, 0.59). Scheduled cesarean is associated with increased odds of neonatal respiratory complications but decreased odds of maternal bleeding complications...
  18. ncbi request reprint Contemporary approaches to cystocele repair: a survey of AUGS members
    Stuart Shippey
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    J Reprod Med 53:832-6. 2008
    ..To assess practice patterns in the management of cystoceles among American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) members...
  19. doi request reprint Validation of an instrument for evaluation of subcuticular suturing using a plastic tissue model
    Stuart Shippey
    Department Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    J Surg Educ 66:31-4. 2009
    ..To collect evidence for the validity and reliability of an assessment tool for simulated subcuticular suturing...
  20. doi request reprint Midurethral sling outcomes: tension-free vaginal tape versus Pelvilace
    Stuart H Shippey
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 19:1199-204. 2008
    ..024). Ten percent of the TVT group and 24% of the Pelvilace group (p = 0.095) were failures. Urinary retention was more common after Pelvilace than TVT slings. Symptomatic outcomes and failure rates were similar...
  21. doi request reprint Evaluating the competency of gynecology residents in the operating room: validation of a new assessment tool
    Betty Chou
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:571.e1-5. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a brief, reliable rating scale to measure resident surgical competency...
  22. doi request reprint Abdominal sacrocolpopexy: anatomic outcomes and complications with Pelvicol, autologous and synthetic graft materials
    Lieschen H Quiroz
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:557.e1-5. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare anatomic outcomes and graft-related complications (GRCs) for abdominal sacrocolpopexy (ASC) with Pelvicol (CR BARD, Murray Hill, NJ), autologous fascia, and synthetic grafts...
  23. ncbi request reprint Simulators and virtual reality in surgical education
    Betty Chou
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Room 121 A1C, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 33:283-96, viii-ix. 2006
    ..With this ability to provide standardized, unbiased assessment of surgical skills, the virtual reality trainer has the potential to be a tool for selecting, instructing, certifying, and recertifying gynecologists...
  24. pmc The impact of fecal and urinary incontinence on quality of life 6 months after childbirth
    Victoria L Handa
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:636.e1-6. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to investigate the impact of postpartum fecal incontinence (FI) and urinary incontinence (UI) on quality of life (QOL)...
  25. doi request reprint Anatomic outcomes of abdominal sacrocolpopexy with or without paravaginal repair
    Stuart H Shippey
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Rm A 121, Baltimore, MD 21224 2780, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 21:279-83. 2010
    ..Defining anterior failure as point Ba > or = -1 cm, we compared anatomic outcomes and reoperation rates for recurrence of cystocele...
  26. ncbi request reprint Anatomic relationship between the vaginal apex and the bony architecture of the pelvis: a magnetic resonance imaging evaluation
    Robert E Gutman
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:1544-8. 2005
    ..This study was undertaken to define anatomic relationships between the vaginal apex and the ischial spines and sacrum for nulliparous women with normal support...
  27. pmc Sexual function before and after sacrocolpopexy for pelvic organ prolapse
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:629.e1-6. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to describe sexual function before and after sacrocolpopexy...
  28. ncbi request reprint Relationship of the uterosacral ligament to the sacral plexus and to the pudendal nerve
    Sohail A Siddique
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Building A, Rm 121, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 17:642-5. 2006
    ..The pudendal nerve forms lateral to the uterosacral ligament. Our data demonstrate that the S1-S4 trunks of the sacral plexus, not the pudendal nerve, are vulnerable to injury during uterosacral ligament suspension...

Research Grants6

  1. Female Pelvic Floor Disorders and Sexual Functions
    Victoria Handa; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This powerful combination will provide the candidate with the necessary skills and experience to become a successful, independently funded investigator. ..
  2. Mothers' attitudes about elective cesarean: results, expectations & satisfaction
    Victoria Handa; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This project will investigate how maternal expectations and preferences affect decisions about childbirth and will advance our knowledge regarding the apparent rapid growth of elective cesarean delivery in the US. ..
  3. Cesarean and vaginal birth: cohort study of the impact on pelvic floor disorders
    VICTORIA LYNN HANDA; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..From a public health perspective, this research will help to establish whether obstetrical care can be modified to prevent women's health problems later in life. ..