Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente
- The demographics of pelvic floor disorders: current observations and future projectionsK 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...
- Pelvic floor disorders, diabetes, and obesity in women: findings from the Kaiser Permanente Continence Associated Risk Epidemiology StudyJean 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...
- Prevalence and co-occurrence of pelvic floor disorders in community-dwelling womenJean 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...
- Are sexual activity and satisfaction affected by pelvic floor disorders? Analysis of a community-based surveyEmily 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...
- Seeking healthcare for pelvic floor disorders: a population-based studyMichelle 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)...
- Determinants of vaginal lengthJasmine 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...
- Vaginal paravaginal repair with porcine dermal reinforcement: correction of advanced anterior vaginal prolapseAmanda 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...
- Elevated postvoid residual in women with pelvic floor disorders: prevalence and associated risk factorsEmily 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...
- Parity, mode of delivery, and pelvic floor disordersEmily 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...
- Epidemiology of prolapse and incontinence questionnaire: validation of a new epidemiologic surveyEmily 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...
- Determinants of patient satisfaction after the tension-free vaginal tape procedureTracie 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...
- The use of Visual Analog Scale in urogynecologic research: a psychometric evaluationEmily 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...
- The effects of the tension-free vaginal tape on voiding function: a prospective evaluationEmily 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...
- Risks, comorbidities, complications and quality of life in patients with urinary incontinenceKarl M Luber
Director 11:166, 169-72; quiz 173. 2003
- The effects of the tension-free vaginal tape on proximal urethral position: a prospective, longitudinal evaluationEmily 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...
- Prevalence of symptomatic pelvic floor disorders in US womenIngrid 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...