Karl Luber

Summary

Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The demographics of pelvic floor disorders: current observations and future projections
    K M Luber
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Southern California Permanenete Medical Group, San Diego, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 184:1496-501; discussion 1501-3. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Pelvic floor disorders, diabetes, and obesity in women: findings from the Kaiser Permanente Continence Associated Risk Epidemiology Study
    Jean M Lawrence
    Department of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, 100 S Los Robles, 2nd Floor, Pasadena CA 91101, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:2536-41. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Prevalence and co-occurrence of pelvic floor disorders in community-dwelling women
    Jean M Lawrence
    Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Pasadena, California, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:678-85. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Are sexual activity and satisfaction affected by pelvic floor disorders? Analysis of a community-based survey
    Emily S Lukacz
    Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, Medical Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:88.e1-6. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Seeking healthcare for pelvic floor disorders: a population-based study
    Michelle Morrill
    Department of Women s Pelvic Medicine, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA 92037, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:86.e1-6. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Determinants of vaginal length
    Jasmine S Tan
    University of California San Diego Medical Center, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1846-50. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Vaginal paravaginal repair with porcine dermal reinforcement: correction of advanced anterior vaginal prolapse
    Amanda J Simsiman
    Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1832-6. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Elevated postvoid residual in women with pelvic floor disorders: prevalence and associated risk factors
    Emily S Lukacz
    University of California, San Diego Medical Center, Women s Pelvic Medicine Center, 9350 Campus Point Dr, 0974, La Jolla, CA, 92037, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:397-400. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Parity, mode of delivery, and pelvic floor disorders
    Emily S Lukacz
    Women s Pelvic Medicine Center, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92037, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 107:1253-60. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of prolapse and incontinence questionnaire: validation of a new epidemiologic survey
    Emily S Lukacz
    Female pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, 92037, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 16:272-84. 2005

Research Grants

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Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint The demographics of pelvic floor disorders: current observations and future projections
    K M Luber
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Southern California Permanenete Medical Group, San Diego, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 184:1496-501; discussion 1501-3. 2001
    ..Our aim was to assess current demand for care of pelvic floor disorders and create projections for future demand for care. We also sought to better understand the characteristics of women seeking care...
  2. ncbi request reprint Pelvic floor disorders, diabetes, and obesity in women: findings from the Kaiser Permanente Continence Associated Risk Epidemiology Study
    Jean M Lawrence
    Department of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, 100 S Los Robles, 2nd Floor, Pasadena CA 91101, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:2536-41. 2007
    ..We examined associations between obesity and diabetes and female pelvic floor disorders (PFDs), stress urinary incontinence (SUI), overactive bladder (OAB), and anal incontinence (AI) in community-dwelling women...
  3. doi request reprint Prevalence and co-occurrence of pelvic floor disorders in community-dwelling women
    Jean M Lawrence
    Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Pasadena, California, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:678-85. 2008
    ..To assess the effect of age on prevalence of pelvic floor disorders and report the co-occurrence of these conditions in community-dwelling women...
  4. ncbi request reprint Are sexual activity and satisfaction affected by pelvic floor disorders? Analysis of a community-based survey
    Emily S Lukacz
    Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, Medical Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:88.e1-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between pelvic floor disorders and sexual activity and satisfaction...
  5. ncbi request reprint Seeking healthcare for pelvic floor disorders: a population-based study
    Michelle Morrill
    Department of Women s Pelvic Medicine, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA 92037, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:86.e1-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify characteristics that are associated with seeking care for pelvic floor disorders (PFD)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Determinants of vaginal length
    Jasmine S Tan
    University of California San Diego Medical Center, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1846-50. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe quantitatively the associations between total vaginal length and demographic, historic, and physical characteristics...
  7. ncbi request reprint Vaginal paravaginal repair with porcine dermal reinforcement: correction of advanced anterior vaginal prolapse
    Amanda J Simsiman
    Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1832-6. 2006
    ..The objective of the study was to determine the efficacy of the vaginal paravaginal repair using porcine dermal graft reinforcement for the correction of advanced anterior vaginal prolapse...
  8. ncbi request reprint Elevated postvoid residual in women with pelvic floor disorders: prevalence and associated risk factors
    Emily S Lukacz
    University of California, San Diego Medical Center, Women s Pelvic Medicine Center, 9350 Campus Point Dr, 0974, La Jolla, CA, 92037, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:397-400. 2007
    ..Elevated post void residuals cannot be predicted based on symptoms alone; however, prolapse beyond the hymen may help identify women with incomplete bladder emptying...
  9. ncbi request reprint Parity, mode of delivery, and pelvic floor disorders
    Emily S Lukacz
    Women s Pelvic Medicine Center, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92037, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 107:1253-60. 2006
    ..This study aimed to assess the associations between parity, mode of delivery, and pelvic floor disorders...
  10. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of prolapse and incontinence questionnaire: validation of a new epidemiologic survey
    Emily S Lukacz
    Female pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, 92037, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 16:272-84. 2005
    ..EPIQ is a psychometrically validated screening instrument that may identify women at high risk of having pelvic floor disorders in large undiagnosed populations...
  11. ncbi request reprint Determinants of patient satisfaction after the tension-free vaginal tape procedure
    Tracie L Davis
    Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California, San Dieg, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:176-81. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to compare patient satisfaction with subjective and objective measures of success...
  12. ncbi request reprint The use of Visual Analog Scale in urogynecologic research: a psychometric evaluation
    Emily S Lukacz
    Department of Reproductive Medicine, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:165-70. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the validity of Visual Analog Scales in urogynecologic research...
  13. ncbi request reprint The effects of the tension-free vaginal tape on voiding function: a prospective evaluation
    Emily S Lukacz
    Department of Reproductive Medicine, UCSD Medical Center, 200 West Arbor Drive, 8433, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 15:32-8; discussion 38. 2004
    ..We concluded that the TVT sling reduces maximum flow rates without clinically significant effects on detrusor pressure, residual urine or subjective voiding...
  14. ncbi request reprint Risks, comorbidities, complications and quality of life in patients with urinary incontinence
    Karl M Luber
    Director 11:166, 169-72; quiz 173. 2003
  15. ncbi request reprint The effects of the tension-free vaginal tape on proximal urethral position: a prospective, longitudinal evaluation
    Emily S Lukacz
    Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, UCSD Department of Reproductive Medicine, 200 West Arbor Drive, 8433, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 14:179-84; discussion 184. 2003
    ..Unchanged resting Q-tip angles confirm the tension-free concept and there appears to be no shrinkage or tightening of the sling. We concluded that the success of the TVT is not due to proximal urethral support...
  16. 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...

Research Grants3

  1. Population Study of Pregnancy and Pelvic Floor Disorders
    Karl Luber; Fiscal Year: 2004
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