LINDA T BRUBAKER

Summary

Affiliation: Loyola University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment of urinary incontinence in women
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Ob Gyn, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
    Gastroenterology 126:S71-6. 2004
  2. doi request reprint Pelvic floor fitness using lay instructors
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois 60153, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:1298-304. 2008
  3. pmc Mixed incontinence: comparing definitions in women having stress incontinence surgery
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois 60153, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 28:268-73. 2009
  4. pmc Surgical preparation: are patients "ready" for stress urinary incontinence surgery?
    L Brubaker
    Departments of OG and Urology, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, Chicago, IL, 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 25:41-6. 2014
  5. doi request reprint Validation study of the Self-Assessment Goal Achievement (SAGA) questionnaire for lower urinary tract symptoms
    L Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL 60153, USA
    Int J Clin Pract 67:342-50. 2013
  6. pmc Pelvic floor disorders clinical trials: participant recruitment and retention
    Linda Brubaker
    Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 24:73-9. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Treatment satisfaction and goal attainment with onabotulinumtoxinA in patients with incontinence due to idiopathic OAB
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, 2160 S First Avenue, Chicago, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 23:1017-25. 2012
  8. pmc Evidence of uncultivated bacteria in the adult female bladder
    Alan J Wolfe
    Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Illinois, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:1376-83. 2012
  9. pmc Challenges in designing a pragmatic clinical trial: the mixed incontinence -- medical or surgical approach (MIMOSA) trial experience
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Clin Trials 6:355-64. 2009
  10. 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

Research Grants

  1. ADVANCED POP AND THE URINARY CONTINENCE MECHANISM
    Linda Brubaker; Fiscal Year: 2004
  2. The Pelvic Floor Disorders Network
    Linda Brubaker; Fiscal Year: 2006
  3. Patient-Oriented Models for Urinary Function in Women
    Linda Brubaker; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. The Pelvic Floor Disorders Network
    Linda Brubaker; Fiscal Year: 2007
  5. Continuation of the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network (UITN)
    Linda Brubaker; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications70

  1. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment of urinary incontinence in women
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Ob Gyn, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
    Gastroenterology 126:S71-6. 2004
    ..Although surgery will continue to play an important role in the treatment of urinary incontinence for Americans, high-quality studies are urgently needed in this field...
  2. doi request reprint Pelvic floor fitness using lay instructors
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois 60153, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:1298-304. 2008
    ..Typically, pelvic muscle training for women with pelvic floor disorders is provided by medical personnel. We sought to evaluate the feasibility and symptom improvement after a nonmedical pelvic muscle training class in a prospective cohort...
  3. pmc Mixed incontinence: comparing definitions in women having stress incontinence surgery
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois 60153, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 28:268-73. 2009
    ..To develop an empirically derived definition of mixed urinary incontinence (MUI) for use in incontinence outcomes research...
  4. pmc Surgical preparation: are patients "ready" for stress urinary incontinence surgery?
    L Brubaker
    Departments of OG and Urology, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, Chicago, IL, 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 25:41-6. 2014
    ..This planned secondary analysis examined the association of patient preparedness with surgical outcomes, treatment satisfaction and quality of life...
  5. doi request reprint Validation study of the Self-Assessment Goal Achievement (SAGA) questionnaire for lower urinary tract symptoms
    L Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL 60153, USA
    Int J Clin Pract 67:342-50. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to validate the utility of the Self-Assessment Goal Achievement (SAGA) questionnaire for LUTS in helping patients identify and achieve realistic treatment goals...
  6. pmc Pelvic floor disorders clinical trials: participant recruitment and retention
    Linda Brubaker
    Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 24:73-9. 2013
    ..We used a focus-group methodology to gather information about women's knowledge and attitudes regarding research participation...
  7. doi request reprint Treatment satisfaction and goal attainment with onabotulinumtoxinA in patients with incontinence due to idiopathic OAB
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, 2160 S First Avenue, Chicago, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 23:1017-25. 2012
    ..Clinically meaningful overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) symptom relief is associated with patient satisfaction. This study evaluated the effects of onabotulinumtoxinA on patient satisfaction and goal attainment...
  8. pmc Evidence of uncultivated bacteria in the adult female bladder
    Alan J Wolfe
    Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Illinois, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:1376-83. 2012
    ..Uncultivated bacteria are clearly present in the bladders of some women. It remains unclear if these bacteria are viable and/or if their presence is relevant to idiopathic urinary tract conditions...
  9. pmc Challenges in designing a pragmatic clinical trial: the mixed incontinence -- medical or surgical approach (MIMOSA) trial experience
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Clin Trials 6:355-64. 2009
    ....
  10. 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Patient-reported outcomes in overactive bladder: importance for determining clinical effectiveness of treatment
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
    Urology 68:3-8. 2006
    ..We provide an overview of instruments used to assess symptoms, health-related quality of life, and treatment satisfaction in patients with OAB and discuss how PROs can be incorporated into clinical trial protocols...
  12. ncbi request reprint Nocturnal polyuria and nocturia relief in patients treated with solifenacin for overactive bladder symptoms
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Building 103, Room 1004 D, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:737-41. 2007
    ..61 episodes/night for both doses compared with -0.43 episodes for placebo). Solifenacin significantly improved nocturia symptoms only in OAB patients without NP...
  13. pmc Sexual function 6 months after first delivery
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:1040-4. 2008
    ..To explore the association of anal sphincter laceration and sexual function 6 months postpartum in the Childbirth and Pelvic Symptoms (CAPS) cohort...
  14. pmc Two-year outcomes after sacrocolpopexy with and without burch to prevent stress urinary incontinence
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 112:49-55. 2008
    ..To report anatomic and functional outcomes 2 years after sacrocolpopexy in stress-continent women with or without prophylactic Burch colposuspension...
  15. ncbi request reprint Anal sphincter laceration at vaginal delivery: is this event coded accurately?
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 109:1141-5. 2007
    ..To determine the error rate for discharge coding of anal sphincter laceration at vaginal delivery in a cohort of primiparous women...
  16. ncbi request reprint Predictors of discontinuing overactive bladder medications
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, USA
    BJU Int 105:1283-90. 2010
    ..To identify predictors of self-reported discontinuation of overactive bladder (OAB) medication using a three-phase survey...
  17. pmc Symptoms of combined prolapse and urinary incontinence in large surgical cohorts
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60153, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 115:310-6. 2010
    ..To estimate whether prolapse severity is a major contributor to urinary incontinence severity, as measured by validated incontinence questionnaires...
  18. ncbi request reprint Urgency: the cornerstone symptom of overactive bladder
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Urology, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
    Urology 64:12-6. 2004
    ..Attempts to measure urgency are confounded by difficulties in understanding its definition, the context of normal urge to void, and the power of suggestion in most clinical environments...
  19. doi request reprint Clinical research education study teams: a research curriculum for obstetric and gynecology residents
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Illinois, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 117:1403-7. 2011
    ..It remains important for residents to acquire research skills before continuing into practice or fellowship. The Clinical Research Education Study Team program facilitates this education in an efficient, organized manner...
  20. ncbi request reprint Urinary urgency and frequency: what should a clinician do?
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:661-7. 2005
    ..Behavioral therapy and pharmaceuticals also play an important role. Persistent symptoms, hematuria, severe de novo postoperative symptoms, and ominous physical findings may warrant specialty consultation...
  21. doi request reprint Goal attainment scaling in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms: development and pilot testing of the Self-Assessment Goal Achievement (SAGA) questionnaire
    Linda Brubaker
    Loyola University Chicago, 2160 South First Ave, Building 103, Room 1004, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 22:937-46. 2011
    ..The Self-Assessment Goal Achievement (SAGA) questionnaire was developed to identify treatment goals and assess goal-achievement in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)...
  22. pmc Mixed incontinence: comparing definitions in non-surgical patients
    Linda Brubaker
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois 60153, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 30:47-51. 2011
    ..We aimed to explore operational definitions of mixed urinary incontinence (MUI) for use in incontinence outcomes research for non-surgical patient populations...
  23. ncbi request reprint Patient-selected goals: a new perspective on surgical outcome
    Eman A Elkadry
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:1551-7; discussion 1557-8. 2003
    ..This study was undertaken to study the relationship between achievement of patient goals, overall satisfaction, and objective outcome measures...
  24. ncbi request reprint Spanish language translation of pelvic floor disorders instruments
    Amy E Young
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, 1706 Dryden, Suite 1100, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:1171-8. 2007
    ..Strict translation techniques and testing yielded valid Spanish translations of instruments assessing pelvic symptoms/functional life impact in women with pelvic floor disorders...
  25. ncbi request reprint Does urethral competence affect urodynamic voiding parameters in women with prolapse?
    Ingrid Nygaard
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah College of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 26:1030-5. 2007
    ..To (1) compare voiding parameters and (2) correlate symptoms and urodynamic findings in women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and varying degrees of urethral competence...
  26. pmc Retropubic versus transobturator midurethral slings for stress incontinence
    Holly E Richter
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1700 6th Ave South, Suite 10382, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    N Engl J Med 362:2066-76. 2010
    ..Midurethral slings are increasingly used for the treatment of stress incontinence, but there are limited data comparing types of slings and associated complications...
  27. ncbi request reprint Advanced anterior vaginal wall prolapse is highly correlated with apical prolapse
    Kristin Rooney
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1837-40. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the most prolapsed portion of the anterior and posterior vaginal walls and the apex...
  28. ncbi request reprint Patient-centered surgical outcomes: the impact of goal achievement and urge incontinence on patient satisfaction one year after surgery
    Sangeeta T Mahajan
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:722-8. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess factors that influence patient satisfaction 1 year after pelvic reconstructive surgery...
  29. 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
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Abdominal sacrocolpopexy with Burch colposuspension to reduce urinary stress incontinence
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:1557-66. 2006
    ....
  31. doi request reprint New pelvic symptoms are common after reconstructive pelvic surgery
    Thythy Pham
    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 200:88.e1-5. 2009
    ..The objective of the study was to determine the incidence of new pelvic symptoms after reconstructive pelvic surgery and its impact on surgical outcomes...
  32. 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...
  33. pmc High costs of urinary incontinence among women electing surgery to treat stress incontinence
    Leslee L Subak
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:899-907. 2008
    ..To estimate costs for incontinence management, health-related quality of life, and willingness to pay for incontinence improvement in women electing surgery for stress urinary incontinence...
  34. 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
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint The correlation of voiding variables between non-instrumented uroflowmetery and pressure-flow studies in women with pelvic organ prolapse
    Elizabeth Mueller
    Department of Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 27:515-21. 2008
    ..To (1) correlate peak and maximum flow rates from non-instrumented flow (NIF) and pressure-flow studies (PFS) in women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP); (2) measure the impact of voided volume and degree of prolapse on correlations...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. ncbi request reprint Urinary incontinence symptom scores and urodynamic diagnoses
    Mary P Fitzgerald
    Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 21:30-5. 2002
    ..Scores on the symptom scales were inadequate predictors of eventual urodynamic diagnoses, especially among women with advance-stage POP...
  40. 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...
  41. doi request reprint Chronic lower urinary symptoms do not predict bacteriuria
    Mary FitzGerald
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 101:302-3. 2008
  42. 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...
  43. ncbi request reprint Sliding hernia of the bladder presenting as suprapubic pain in a female
    Elizabeth R Mueller
    Department of Urology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 15:51-2. 2004
    ..We report a case of bilateral sliding hernia of the bladder in a 64-year-old woman who presented with suprapubic pain and nocturia and was diagnosed by voiding diary and cystogram...
  44. ncbi request reprint Abdominal sacrocolpopexy: a comprehensive review
    Ingrid E Nygaard
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 104:805-23. 2004
    ..To summarize published data about abdominal sacrocolpopexy and to highlight areas about which data are lacking...
  45. pmc Childhood urinary symptoms predict adult overactive bladder symptoms
    Mary Pat Fitzgerald
    Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
    J Urol 175:989-93. 2006
    ..In this analysis we investigated the relationship between childhood and adult urinary symptoms in middle-aged women...
  46. ncbi request reprint Striated urethral sphincter activity does not alter urethral pressure during filling cystometry
    Kimberly Kenton
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:55-9. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between urethral pressure and the neuromuscular activity of the urethral sphincter with the use of quantitative electromyography during bladder filling...
  47. ncbi request reprint Concentric needle electrodes are superior to perineal surface-patch electrodes for electromyographic documentation of urethral sphincter relaxation during voiding
    Sangeeta T Mahajan
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
    BJU Int 97:117-20. 2006
    ..To compare interpretations of electromyographic (EMG) recordings from perineal surface patch electrodes (PSPEs) to those from urethral concentric needle electrodes (CNEs) during voiding...
  48. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with incontinence frequency in a surgical cohort of stress incontinent women
    Holly E Richter
    Division of Medical Surgical Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:2088-93. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with urinary incontinence severity at baseline in women undergoing surgery for stress incontinence...
  49. ncbi request reprint Localization of the urge to void in patients with painful bladder syndrome
    Mary P Fitzgerald
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 24:633-7. 2005
    ..Our aim was to describe the location of urinary urgency or bladder discomfort in patients with painful bladder syndrome (PBS) and controls...
  50. ncbi request reprint How do urinary diaries of women with an overactive bladder differ from those of asymptomatic controls?
    Mary P Fitzgerald
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    BJU Int 96:365-7. 2005
    ..To quantify clinically important differences in common diary variables between asymptomatic controls and women with symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB), controlling for the effects of age and race...
  51. ncbi request reprint Repeat cesarean section and primary elective cesarean section: recently trained obstetrician-gynecologist practice patterns and opinions
    Kimberly Kenton
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:1872-5; discussion 1875-6. 2005
    ..This study was undertaken to determine opinions of obstetrician-gynecologists regarding vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) section and elective cesarean section...
  52. pmc The "costs" of urinary incontinence for women
    Leslee L Subak
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, University of California, San Francisco 94115, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 107:908-16. 2006
    ..To estimate costs of routine care for female urinary incontinence, health-related quality of life, and willingness to pay for incontinence improvement...
  53. ncbi request reprint What is a clinician to do-believe the patient or her urinary diary?
    Kimberly Kenton
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
    J Urol 176:633-5; discussion 635. 2006
    ..We determined if patient recall of incontinence episodes correlates with urinary diary record...
  54. ncbi request reprint Non-surgical management of stress urinary incontinence: ambulatory treatments for leakage associated with stress (ATLAS) trial
    Holly E Richter
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Women s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Bermingham, Alabama 35249 7333, USA
    Clin Trials 4:92-101. 2007
    ..Non-surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is recommended as first-line therapy, yet few prospective studies and no randomized trials compare the most common non-surgical treatments for SUI...
  55. 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...
  56. ncbi request reprint Do mothers remember key events during labor?
    Eman Elkadry
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola Medical Center, Maywood, Ill, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:195-200. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy of maternal recall of key events during their most recent delivery...
  57. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of colpopexy and urinary reduction efforts (CARE): design and methods
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, USA
    Control Clin Trials 24:629-42. 2003
    ..This trial is designed to provide pelvic surgeons and their patients with scientific data regarding the utility of urodynamics with and without prolapse reduction and the role of colposuspension with sacrocolpopexy...
  58. 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...
  59. 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...
  60. 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...
  61. 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)...
  62. 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...
  63. 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...
  64. ncbi request reprint Transobturator tape erosion associated with leg pain
    Sangeeta T Mahajan
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 17:66-8. 2006
    ..Mesh cultures were positive for bacteroides fragilis. She experienced complete symptom resolution within 1 week of tape removal...
  65. 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...
  66. pmc The role of preoperative urodynamic testing in stress-continent women undergoing sacrocolpopexy: the Colpopexy and Urinary Reduction Efforts (CARE) randomized surgical trial
    Anthony G Visco
    Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, P O Box 3192, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 19:607-14. 2008
    ..Future research is warranted in this patient population to evaluate other treatment options to refine predictions and further reduce the risk of postoperative stress incontinence...
  67. ncbi request reprint Recurrent stress incontinence is associated with decreased neuromuscular function in the striated urethral sphincter
    Kimberly Kenton
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:1434-7. 2006
    ..The study aim was to compare urethral neuromuscular function in stress incontinent women with and without previous incontinence surgery...
  68. pmc Sacrocolpopexy without concomitant posterior repair improves posterior compartment defects
    Maryam Guiahi
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 19:1267-70. 2008
    ..In 1-year follow-up, SC without concomitant posterior repair restores posterior vaginal topography in the majority of women with undergoing SC...
  69. ncbi request reprint Patient preparedness: an important predictor of surgical outcome
    Kimberly Kenton
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:654.e1-6. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to determine the influence of patient readiness for reconstructive pelvic surgery on surgical outcomes...
  70. ncbi request reprint Relationship between levator ani contraction and motor unit activation in the urethral sphincter
    Kimberly Kenton
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:403-6. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between levator ani contraction and motor unit action potential activation in the striated urethral sphincter...

Research Grants8

  1. ADVANCED POP AND THE URINARY CONTINENCE MECHANISM
    Linda Brubaker; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. The Pelvic Floor Disorders Network
    Linda Brubaker; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..vaginal) is best suited for an individual woman. This trial is a feasible, scientifically relevant randomized surgical trial. The draft protocol is suitable for PFDN Steering Committee discussion and revision, prior to implementation. ..
  3. Patient-Oriented Models for Urinary Function in Women
    Linda Brubaker; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..b. To model urinary storage in health and disease c. To model urinary emptying in health and diseas ..
  4. The Pelvic Floor Disorders Network
    Linda Brubaker; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..vaginal) is best suited for an individual woman. This trial is a feasible, scientifically relevant randomized surgical trial. The draft protocol is suitable for PFDN Steering Committee discussion and revision, prior to implementation. ..
  5. Continuation of the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network (UITN)
    Linda Brubaker; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We believe that we can continue to be a productive member of the UITN, with the ultimate objective of improving quality of life for adults through the conduct of high impact clinical research in urinary incontinence. ..