M P Fitzgerald

Summary

Affiliation: Loyola University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Rehabilitation of the short pelvic floor. II: Treatment of the patient with the short pelvic floor
    M P Fitzgerald
    Division of Women s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 14:269-75; discussion 275. 2003
  2. doi request reprint Randomized multicenter feasibility trial of myofascial physical therapy for the treatment of urological chronic pelvic pain syndromes
    Mary P Fitzgerald
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    J Urol 189:S75-85. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Prolapse severity, symptoms and impact on quality of life among women planning sacrocolpopexy
    M P Fitzgerald
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 98:24-8. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Physiology of the lower urinary tract
    Mary P Fitzgerald
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 47:18-27. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Medium-term follow-up on use of freeze-dried, irradiated donor fascia for sacrocolpopexy and sling procedures
    Mary Pat Fitzgerald
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 15:238-42. 2004
  6. 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
  7. pmc Randomized multicenter feasibility trial of myofascial physical therapy for the treatment of urological chronic pelvic pain syndromes
    Mary P Fitzgerald
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
    J Urol 182:570-80. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Colpocleisis: a review
    Mary P Fitzgerald
    Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 South First Avenue, Bld 103, Room 1004, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 17:261-71. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint What is the pain of interstitial cystitis like?
    M P Fitzgerald
    Department of Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 17:69-72. 2006
  10. pmc Nocturia, nocturnal incontinence prevalence, and response to anticholinergic and behavioral therapy
    M P Fitzgerald
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 19:1545-50. 2008

Research Grants

  1. Sensory Testing in Subjects with Interstitial Cystitis
    Mary FitzGerald; Fiscal Year: 2004
  2. BOTULINUM TOXIN THERAPY FOR INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS/CHRON*
    Mary FitzGerald; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. Nocturia and Chronic Medical illness
    Mary FitzGerald; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications61

  1. ncbi request reprint Rehabilitation of the short pelvic floor. II: Treatment of the patient with the short pelvic floor
    M P Fitzgerald
    Division of Women s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 14:269-75; discussion 275. 2003
    ..Therapy can be facilitated by pudendal or epidural nerve block. Patients contribute to their success through home maintenance programs...
  2. doi request reprint Randomized multicenter feasibility trial of myofascial physical therapy for the treatment of urological chronic pelvic pain syndromes
    Mary P Fitzgerald
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    J Urol 189:S75-85. 2013
    ..We determined the feasibility of conducting a randomized clinical trial designed to compare 2 methods of manual therapy (myofascial physical therapy and global therapeutic massage) in patients with urological chronic pelvic pain syndromes...
  3. ncbi request reprint Prolapse severity, symptoms and impact on quality of life among women planning sacrocolpopexy
    M P Fitzgerald
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 98:24-8. 2007
    ..To explore the relationship between severity of pelvic organ prolapse (POP), symptoms of pelvic dysfunction and quality of life using validated measures...
  4. ncbi request reprint Physiology of the lower urinary tract
    Mary P Fitzgerald
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 47:18-27. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Medium-term follow-up on use of freeze-dried, irradiated donor fascia for sacrocolpopexy and sling procedures
    Mary Pat Fitzgerald
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 15:238-42. 2004
    ..The use of freeze-dried, irradiated donor fascia for both SCP and sling procedures was associated with an unacceptably high failure rate in our series...
  6. 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...
  7. pmc Randomized multicenter feasibility trial of myofascial physical therapy for the treatment of urological chronic pelvic pain syndromes
    Mary P Fitzgerald
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
    J Urol 182:570-80. 2009
    ..We determined the feasibility of conducting a randomized clinical trial designed to compare 2 methods of manual therapy (myofascial physical therapy and global therapeutic massage) in patients with urological chronic pelvic pain syndromes...
  8. ncbi request reprint Colpocleisis: a review
    Mary P Fitzgerald
    Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 South First Avenue, Bld 103, Room 1004, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 17:261-71. 2006
    ..To summarize published data about colpocleisis and to highlight areas about which data are lacking...
  9. ncbi request reprint What is the pain of interstitial cystitis like?
    M P Fitzgerald
    Department of Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 17:69-72. 2006
    ....
  10. pmc Nocturia, nocturnal incontinence prevalence, and response to anticholinergic and behavioral therapy
    M P Fitzgerald
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 19:1545-50. 2008
    ..Among these urge incontinent women, tolterodine with or without supervised behavioral therapy had little impact on either nocturic frequency or nocturnal incontinence...
  11. 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...
  12. pmc Pelvic support, pelvic symptoms, and patient satisfaction after colpocleisis
    M P Fitzgerald
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 South First Avenue, Bldg 103, Room 1004, Maywood, IL, 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 19:1603-9. 2008
    ..Colpocleisis was effective in resolving prolapse and pelvic symptoms and was associated with high patient satisfaction...
  13. 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
  14. ncbi request reprint Pelvic-floor strength in women with incontinence as assessed by the brink scale
    Mary P Fitzgerald
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S First Ave, Bldg 103, Room 1004, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Phys Ther 87:1316-24. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe how clinical pelvic-floor muscle (PFM) strength (force-generating capacity) is related to patient characteristics, lower urinary tract symptoms, and fecal incontinence symptoms...
  15. ncbi request reprint Anatomic and functional changes of the lower urinary tract during pregnancy
    Mary P Fitzgerald
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 South First Avenue, Bldg 1003, Room 1004, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 34:7-12. 2007
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint The association of nocturia with cardiac disease, diabetes, body mass index, age and diuretic use: results from the BACH survey
    Mary P Fitzgerald
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
    J Urol 177:1385-9. 2007
    ..We examined the association of nocturia with age, race/ethnicity, gender, cardiac disease, diabetes, body mass index and diuretic use...
  17. ncbi request reprint Rehabilitation of the short pelvic floor. I: Background and patient evaluation
    M P Fitzgerald
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60152, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 14:261-8. 2003
    ..There are associated trigger points and characteristic extrapelvic connective tissue abnormalities. We report the characteristic patterns of myofascial and connective tissue abnormalities in 49 patients presenting with this syndrome...
  18. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for anal sphincter tear during vaginal delivery
    Mary P Fitzgerald
    Loyola University Medical Center, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 109:29-34. 2007
    ..To identify risk factors associated with anal sphincter tear during vaginal delivery and to identify opportunities for preventing this cause of fecal incontinence in young women...
  19. ncbi request reprint Chronic pelvic pain
    Mary P Fitzgerald
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Bldg 103, Room 1004, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Curr Womens Health Rep 3:327-33. 2003
    ..These insights suggest that we consider directing our treatment efforts away from the visceral organ presumed to be primarily responsible for the CPP and toward treatment of the neurologic mechanisms that sustain chronic pain...
  20. 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint Bother arising from urinary frequency in women
    M P Fitzgerald
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 21:36-40; discussion 41. 2002
    ..A racially diverse study of the voiding habits of asymptomatic North American women is mandated...
  22. ncbi request reprint Responsiveness of quality of life measurements to change after reconstructive pelvic surgery
    M P Fitzgerald
    Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 185:20-4. 2001
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Role of urethral electromyography in predicting outcome of Burch retropubic urethropexy
    K Kenton
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 185:51-5. 2001
    ..Urethral electromyography may be used to assess the neuromuscular integrity of the striated urethral sphincter and to help predict which women will have successful retropubic urethropexy procedures...
  24. ncbi request reprint Complex repetitive discharges during urethral sphincter EMG: clinical correlates
    M P Fitzgerald
    Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 19:577-83. 2000
    ..Urethral CRDs appear to be a non-specific finding, and it is premature to alter the approach to patients with lower urinary tract dysfunction for this reason...
  25. ncbi request reprint The etiology of urinary retention after surgery for genuine stress incontinence
    M P Fitzgerald
    Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 20:13-21. 2001
    ..Our study supports other research that suggests that failure of relaxation of the striated urethral sphincter contributes to postoperative urinary retention...
  26. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for an elevated postvoid residual urine volume in women with symptoms of urinary urgency, frequency and urge incontience
    M P Fitzgerald
    Rush Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 12:237-9; discussion 239-40. 2001
    ..In patients with UI the presence of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) > or = stage II, symptoms of voiding difficulty and the absence of the symptom of stress incontinence, predicted 82% of patients with an elevated PVR...
  27. ncbi request reprint Urinary habits among asymptomatic women
    M P Fitzgerald
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:1384-8. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine normal ranges for voiding diary variables for a racially diverse sample of women without lower urinary tract symptoms in the United States...
  28. ncbi request reprint Urodynamic prolapse reduction alters urethral pressure but not filling or pressure flow parameters
    E R Mueller
    Department of Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
    J Urol 177:600-3. 2007
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Failure of allograft suburethral slings
    M P Fitzgerald
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    BJU Int 84:785-8. 1999
    ..To report our experience of using freeze-dried irradiated fascia lata allografts for suburethral sling procedures...
  30. ncbi request reprint Donor fascia in urogynaecological procedures: a canine model
    M P Fitzgerald
    Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    BJU Int 87:682-9. 2001
    ..To explore the in vivo characteristics of donor fascia used in urogynaecological procedures, in a canine model...
  31. ncbi request reprint The antigenicity of fascia lata allografts
    M P Fitzgerald
    Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612 3865, USA
    BJU Int 86:826-8. 2000
    ..To determine whether commercially available fascia lata allograft material contains donor antigens...
  32. ncbi request reprint Validation of the clinical bulbocavernosus reflex
    C Wester
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 22:589-91; discussion 591-2. 2003
    ..To validate the clinically obtained bulbocavernosus reflex (BCR) by comparing it to the results of clitoroanal reflex (CAR) electrodiagnostic testing...
  33. ncbi request reprint Variability of 24-hour voiding diary variables among asymptomatic women
    M P Fitzgerald
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, USA
    J Urol 169:207-9. 2003
    ..We determine whether urinary diary values are stable over time among women without lower urinary tract symptoms...
  34. ncbi request reprint Myosin isoforms in female human detrusor
    M P Fitzgerald
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Section of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 20:23-9. 2001
    ..Animal models utilizing outlet obstruction of the bladder to provoke detrusor instability and detrusor hypertrophy are known to alter myosin isoform distribution and may not be appropriate models of detrusor instability in human females...
  35. pmc Randomized multicenter clinical trial of myofascial physical therapy in women with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome and pelvic floor tenderness
    M P Fitzgerald
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, USA
    J Urol 187:2113-8. 2012
    ..We determined the efficacy and safety of pelvic floor myofascial physical therapy compared to global therapeutic massage in women with newly symptomatic interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome...
  36. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in 24-hour urinary diaries of asymptomatic North American adults
    E Mueller
    Department of Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60302, USA
    J Urol 173:490-2. 2005
    ..Those gender specific studies found that urinary diary variables are affected by age and race. By comparing the data from those studies we determined the effect of gender on voiding habits...
  37. ncbi request reprint Pubic osteomyelitis and granuloma after bone anchor placement
    M P Fitzgerald
    Section of Urogynecology, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 10:346-8. 1999
    ..The use of bone anchors in suburethral sling surgery is associated with possible increase in patient morbidity, and no benefit to the patient has been shown...
  38. pmc Sciatic nerve injury induces functional pro-nociceptive chemokine receptors in bladder-associated primary afferent neurons in the rat
    R Foster
    Department of Urology, Loyola University Health System, Maywood, IL, USA
    Neuroscience 183:230-7. 2011
    ..More importantly, nociceptive somatovisceral sensation may be mediated by upregulation of chemokine signaling in visceral sensory neurons...
  39. ncbi request reprint Interrater reliability of filling cystometrogram interpretation in a multicenter study
    P Zimmern
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    J Urol 175:2174-7. 2006
    ..We report interrater reliability findings for the filling cystometrogram...
  40. ncbi request reprint Urinary hesitancy and retention during treatment with sertraline
    L 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 18:827-9. 2007
    ..Retention is apparently an uncommon complication of sertraline. Discontinuation should be considered for patients presenting with voiding difficulties...
  41. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for fecal and urinary incontinence after childbirth: the childbirth and pelvic symptoms study
    Kathryn L Burgio
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, and Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:1998-2004. 2007
    ..To identify risk factors for postpartum FI and UI...
  42. doi request reprint Normal preoperative urodynamic testing does not predict voiding dysfunction after Burch colposuspension versus pubovaginal sling
    Gary E Lemack
    UT Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 HarryHines Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75390 9110, USA
    J Urol 180:2076-80. 2008
    ..We determined if preoperative urodynamic findings predict postoperative voiding dysfunction after pubovaginal sling or Burch colposuspension...
  43. 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...
  44. pmc Race and ethnicity do not contribute to differences in preoperative urinary incontinence severity or symptom bother in women who undergo stress incontinence surgery
    Stephen R Kraus
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:92.e1-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether race/ethnicity affects urinary incontinence (UI) severity and bother in women who undergo surgery for stress incontinence...
  45. ncbi request reprint Lower urinary tract symptoms, quality of life and pelvic organ prolapse: irritative bladder and obstructive voiding symptoms in women planning to undergo abdominal sacrocolpopexy for advanced pelvic organ prolapse
    Holly E Richter
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Urol 178:965-9; discussion 969. 2007
    ..We compared lower urinary tract and voiding symptoms in women with and without symptoms of stress urinary incontinence who were planning to undergo abdominal sacrocolpopexy for pelvic organ prolapse...
  46. 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
    ....
  47. 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)...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. ncbi request reprint Fecal and urinary incontinence in primiparous women
    Diane Borello-France
    Duquesne University, Department of Physical Therapy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 108:863-72. 2006
    ..To prospectively investigate the relationship between anal sphincter tears and postpartum fecal and urinary incontinence...
  52. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in women with stress urinary incontinence
    Sharon L Tennstedt
    New England Research Institutes, 9 Galen Street, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:543-9. 2007
    ..Health and sociodemographic factors associated with lower incontinence-related QoL included current tobacco use, younger age, lower socioeconomic status, and Hispanic ethnicity...
  53. ncbi request reprint Reliability of health-related quality-of-life measures 1 year after surgical procedures for pelvic floor disorders
    Patricia A Wren
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0330, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:780-8. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the reliability and validity of condition-specific health-related quality-of-life measures in women who are treated surgically for pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence...
  54. 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...
  55. ncbi request reprint A spinal cord injured animal model of lower urinary tract function: observations using direct bladder and pelvic plexus stimulation with model microstimulators
    James S Walter
    Research Service Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 28:246-54. 2005
    ..Bladder wall and pelvic plexus stimulation sites were compared. Additional investigations evaluated parameters such as stimulation polarity, frequency, and period as well as bladder filling volume...
  56. ncbi request reprint Chronic instrumentation with model microstimulators in an animal model of the lower urinary tract
    James S Walter
    Research Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 28:114-20. 2005
    ..A postmortem evaluation of the effects of 3 months of implantation is reported...
  57. ncbi request reprint Voiding frequency in a sample of asymptomatic American men
    Jerilyn M Latini
    Departments of Urology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    J Urol 172:980-4. 2004
    ..There are sparse published data concerning the urinary habits of asymptomatic American men. We studied those urinary habits, as revealed by a 24-hour voiding diary...
  58. ncbi request reprint Bladder-wall and pelvic-plexus stimulation with model microstimulators: Preliminary observations
    James S Walter
    Research Service, Department of Veterans Affairs VA Edward Hines Jr Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 42:251-60. 2005
    ..Newly available commercial microstimulators should be further studied for the treatment of urinary retention...
  59. ncbi request reprint Urethral and bladder current perception thresholds: normative data in women
    Kimberly Kenton
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Urol 178:189-92; discussion 192. 2007
    ..Given increased evidence of sensory dysfunction in lower urinary tract pathology, we determined normative current perception threshold values in the lower urinary tract of asymptomatic women...
  60. ncbi request reprint Endoanal ultrasound findings and fecal incontinence symptoms in women with and without recognized anal sphincter tears
    Holly E Richter
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35249 7333, and Division of Radiology, Magee Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 108:1394-401. 2006
    ..To estimate whether endoanal ultrasound findings are more prevalent in primiparous women with a history of anal sphincter tear than in women without this history and whether the findings are associated with fecal incontinence symptoms...
  61. ncbi request reprint Multiple foreign body erosions after laparoscopic colposuspension with mesh
    Kimberly Kenton
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:252-3. 2002
    ..We report two cases of multiple foreign body erosions requiring reoperation after this technique...

Research Grants5

  1. Sensory Testing in Subjects with Interstitial Cystitis
    Mary FitzGerald; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. BOTULINUM TOXIN THERAPY FOR INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS/CHRON*
    Mary FitzGerald; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  3. Nocturia and Chronic Medical illness
    Mary FitzGerald; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Finally, salary support will allow me to continue and expand my mentoring efforts for the benefit of current and future colleagues, fellows and residents. ..