Kimberly Kenton

Summary

Affiliation: Loyola University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. pmc Pelvic floor symptoms improve similarly after pessary and behavioral treatment for stress incontinence
    Kimberly Kenton
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Loyola University Chicago, IL, USA
    Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 18:118-21. 2012
  3. pmc Risk factors associated with urge incontinence after continence surgery
    Kimberly Kenton
    Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Maywood, Illinois, USA
    J Urol 182:2805-9. 2009
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Clinical anatomy and surgical skills training (CASST): development of a multicenter, multidisciplinary program
    Kimberly Kenton
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1789-93. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint The global burden of female pelvic floor disorders
    Kimberly Kenton
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    BJU Int 98:1-5; discussion 6-7. 2006
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint How to teach and evaluate learners in the operating room
    Kimberly Kenton
    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
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 33:325-32, ix. 2006
  10. 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

Research Grants

  1. Function of the Urethra in Continent Women
    Kimberly Kenton; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications84

  1. 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...
  2. pmc Pelvic floor symptoms improve similarly after pessary and behavioral treatment for stress incontinence
    Kimberly Kenton
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Loyola University Chicago, IL, USA
    Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 18:118-21. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to determine if differences exist in pelvic symptom distress and impact on women randomized to pessary versus behavioral therapy for treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI)...
  3. pmc Risk factors associated with urge incontinence after continence surgery
    Kimberly Kenton
    Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Maywood, Illinois, USA
    J Urol 182:2805-9. 2009
    ..We identified preoperative factors associated with bothersome urge urinary incontinence after incontinence surgery (Burch or sling)...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Clinical anatomy and surgical skills training (CASST): development of a multicenter, multidisciplinary program
    Kimberly Kenton
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1789-93. 2006
    ..The aim of this program was to develop a multicenter, multidisciplinary anatomy and surgical skills training program for junior residents in obstetrics and gynecology and urology...
  7. ncbi request reprint The global burden of female pelvic floor disorders
    Kimberly Kenton
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    BJU Int 98:1-5; discussion 6-7. 2006
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint How to teach and evaluate learners in the operating room
    Kimberly Kenton
    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
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 33:325-32, ix. 2006
    ..Establishing mutual, clear goals and expectations with residents or fellows before each case and reviewing their performance immediately after the case maximizes learning in the operating room...
  10. 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Surgical repair of the middle compartment
    Kimberly Kenton
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 48:691-703. 2005
  12. ncbi request reprint Current perception threshold evaluation of the female urethra
    Kimberly Kenton
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Methodist Hospital, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 14:133-5. 2003
    ..Current perception threshold testing of the female urethra is technically feasible and may be useful for assessing the functional integrity of different afferent pathways...
  13. pmc Continent women have better urethral neuromuscular function than those with stress incontinence
    Kimberly Kenton
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 22:1479-84. 2011
    ..The objective of this study is to describe urethral neuromuscular function using concentric needle electromyography (EMG) in stress incontinent (SUI) and asymptomatic women...
  14. ncbi request reprint Changes in sexual function after treatment for prolapse are related to the improvement in body image perception
    Lior Lowenstein
    Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Sex Med 7:1023-8. 2010
    ..In a previous study, sexual function was related to a woman's self-perceived body image and degree of bother from pelvic organ prolapse (POP)...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. doi request reprint Complex repetitive discharges--a feature of the urethral continence mechanism or a pathological finding?
    Olga Ramm
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
    J Urol 187:2140-3. 2012
    ..We compared the proportion of women with complex repetitive discharges on urethral sphincter electromyography during filling cystometry among women with and without urinary disorders...
  22. pmc The pelvic floor complication scale: a new instrument for reconstructive pelvic surgery
    Robert E Gutman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 208:81.e1-9. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop and test a unique, new pelvic floor surgery complication scale and compare it with an existing validated measure...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. doi request reprint Patients with painful bladder syndrome have altered response to thermal stimuli and catastrophic reaction to painful experiences
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 28:400-4. 2009
    ..To compare cutaneous sensory thresholds, habituation to somatic stimuli, and tendency towards catastrophic reaction to painful stimuli in patients with Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS) to controls without PBS...
  26. 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...
  27. doi request reprint Comparison between sensory testing modalities for the evaluation of afferent nerve functioning in the genital area
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:83-7. 2009
    ..83, rho_(c) = 0.96, rho_(c) = 0.77). CPT at 5 and 2,000 Hz were also strongly correlated (rho_(c) = 69, rho_(c) = .7). CPT and QST testing stimulate similar afferent nerve fiber populations in the vagina...
  28. doi request reprint Prevalence of bowel symptoms in women with pelvic floor disorders
    Fareesa Raza-Khan
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Urogynecology Consultants, St Louis, MO 63128, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 21:933-8. 2010
    ..To determine the prevalence of a variety of bowel symptoms in women with pelvic floor disorders..
  29. 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)...
  30. doi request reprint Day of surgery urine cultures identify urogynecologic patients at increased risk for postoperative urinary tract infection
    Cynthia S Fok
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Urology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Illinois, USA
    J Urol 189:1721-4. 2013
    ....
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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
    ....
  34. 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...
  35. doi request reprint Evaluation of urgency in women, with a validated Urgency, Severity and Impact Questionnaire (USIQ)
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:301-7. 2009
    ..77, p < 0.001), and OAB-q (r = 0.73, p < 0.001). Mean USIQ-QOL and USIQ-S scores differed by clinical diagnosis. The USIQ is an easily understood questionnaire with adequate validity for use in clinical practice and research...
  36. doi request reprint Validation of a real-time urodynamic measure of urinary sensation
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60153, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:661.e1-4; discussion 661.e4-5. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility and validity of a continuous measurement of urinary sensation during cystometry...
  37. ncbi request reprint How well are we training residents in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery?
    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 198:567.e1-4. 2008
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Urinary incontinence prevalence: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Yashika Dooley
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, USA
    J Urol 179:656-61. 2008
    ..We determined racial differences in urinary incontinence prevalence using the 2001-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
  39. ncbi request reprint Mixed incontinence is more bothersome than pure incontinence subtypes
    Yashika Dooley
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 19:1359-62. 2008
    ..0001). Women with mixed incontinence report greater incontinence bother than women with either pure stress or urge incontinence...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. doi request reprint Where do we place the sacrocolpopexy stitch? A magnetic resonance imaging investigation
    Melinda Abernethy
    Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Urology, Loyola University, Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, USA
    Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 19:31-3. 2013
    ..We used magnetic resonance imaging to assess the anatomic relationship of the sacral promontory to intervertebral discs...
  43. doi request reprint Perioperative bowel habits of women undergoing gynecologic surgery: a pilot study
    Megan E Tarr
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 18:153-7. 2012
    ..To describe perioperative bowel habits of women undergoing gynecologic surgery...
  44. ncbi request reprint Changing depot medroxyprogesterone acetate access at a faith-based institution
    Maryam Guiahi
    Division of Family Planning, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Contraception 84:280-4. 2011
    ..Loyola University Medical Center is a Jesuit faith-based hospital that previously offered immediate postpartum depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) for noncontraceptive indications...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. doi request reprint Obliterative procedures for pelvic organ prolapse
    Shameem Abbasy
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 53:86-98. 2010
    ..Overall patient satisfaction with this obliterative procedure is greater than 90%. As the population ages, this procedure stands to become an increasingly popular treatment option...
  48. ncbi request reprint Medical record documentation of peripartum urinary incontinence
    Fareesa Raza-Khan
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstruction Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63110 1094, USA
    J Reprod Med 53:155-60. 2008
    ..To determine the rate of medical record documentation of urinary incontinence (UI) symptoms during the third trimester of pregnancy and postpartum period...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. ncbi request reprint Robotic compared with laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy: a randomized controlled trial
    Jennifer T Anger
    Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, and the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Research Center, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and the Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California and the Departments of Obstetrics Gynecology and Urology and Public Health Sciences, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, and the Center of Innovation in Complex Chronic Healthcare, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois
    Obstet Gynecol 123:5-12. 2014
    ..Evidence comparing outcomes and costs is lacking. We compared costs and clinically relevant outcomes in women randomized to laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy compared with robotic sacrocolpopexy...
  52. doi request reprint Assessment of bowel function in the peripartum period
    Scott Graziano
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL, 60153, USA
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 289:23-7. 2014
    ..The primary aim of this study was to characterize the timing and consistency of the first bowel movement after obstetric delivery in a racially diverse population at an academic medical center...
  53. pmc Measuring outcomes in urogynecological surgery: "perspective is everything"
    Candace Y Parker-Autry
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 24:15-25. 2013
    ..The purpose of this overview is to describe how the use of outcome measures has evolved over time and to attempt to help readers utilize the best measures for their clinical and research needs...
  54. doi request reprint Robotic/laparoscopic prolapse repair: role of hysteropexy: a urogynecology perspective
    Olga Ramm
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 39:343-8. 2012
    ..Leaving the uterus in situ at the time of pelvic floor repair also raises unique issues, such as the risk and management of future cervical or uterine abnormalities...
  55. doi request reprint The impact of dispositional optimism on symptoms and treatment choices in patients with pelvic floor disorders
    Lior Lowenstein
    Bruce and Ruth Rappaport, Technion Faculty of Medicine, Rambam, Maywood, IL, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 23:295-8. 2012
    ..The objective of this study is to evaluate dispositional optimism, pelvic floor disorder symptoms, and treatment decisions...
  56. ncbi request reprint Sexual activity predicts continued pessary use
    Cynthia Brincat
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:198-200. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine which clinical variables predict continued pessary use...
  57. doi request reprint Sexual function is related to body image perception in women with pelvic organ prolapse
    Lior Lowenstein
    Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Sex Med 6:2286-91. 2009
    ..A previous study demonstrated that women seeking treatment for advanced pelvic organ prolapsed (POP) reported decreased self-perceived body image and decreased quality of life...
  58. ncbi request reprint Assessing the safety and efficacy of combined abdominoplasty and gynecologic surgery
    Sammy Sinno
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, USA
    Ann Plast Surg 67:272-4. 2011
    ..The goal of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy of combined abdominoplasty and gynecologic surgery...
  59. 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...
  60. doi request reprint Addressing OB/GYN family planning educational objectives at a faith-based institution using the TEACH program
    Maryam Guiahi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Contraception 83:367-72. 2011
    ..We describe the first formalized educational program to teach contraception, sterilization, and abortion at a Catholic institution...
  61. 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...
  62. doi request reprint Are we missing an opportunity to teach future physicians about female pelvic floor disorders?
    Elizabeth R Mueller
    Department of Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S First Avenue, Building 103, Room 1004, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:1413-5. 2009
    ..Many physicians in primary care and medical/surgical specialties will care for female patients with pelvic floor disorders (PFD)...
  63. ncbi request reprint The relationship between obstructive sleep apnea, nocturia, and daytime overactive bladder syndrome in women
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60153, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:598.e1-5. 2008
    ....
  64. doi request reprint Perceptions of family planning and abortion education at a faith-based medical school
    Maryam Guiahi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Contraception 84:520-4. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess medical students' satisfaction with family planning education at a faith-based medical school...
  65. ncbi request reprint Open Burch urethropexy has a low rate of perioperative complications
    Kimberly Kenton
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:107-10. 2002
    ..Our purpose was to report perioperative complication rates with open Burch urethropexy in a tertiary care teaching center...
  66. 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...
  67. ncbi request reprint Research education in obstetrics and gynecology: how are we doing?
    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 197:532.e1-4. 2007
    ..This study was undertaken to determine how obstetrics and gynecology residency programs are teaching residents about research...
  68. 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...
  69. ncbi request reprint Comparison of perception threshold testing and thermal-vibratory testing
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Muscle Nerve 37:514-7. 2008
    ..47, P = 0.0037, respectively). CPT testing and QST seem to be measuring similar afferent nerve-fiber populations, but QST has better test-retest reliability than CPT testing, justifying its role in clinical or research studies...
  70. ncbi request reprint Burch colposuspension versus fascial sling to reduce urinary stress incontinence
    Michael E Albo
    Division of Urology, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92103 8897, USA
    N Engl J Med 356:2143-55. 2007
    ..Many surgical procedures are available for women with urinary stress incontinence, yet few randomized clinical trials have been conducted to provide a basis for treatment recommendations...
  71. 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...
  72. doi request reprint Current Use of Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification by AUGS and ICS Members
    Thythy Pham
    From the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
    Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 17:67-9. 2011
    ..To determine the current use of the pelvic organ prolapse quantification (POP-Q) by members of the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and the International Continence Society (ICS)...
  73. 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...
  74. pmc Measuring Urinary Sensation with Current Perception Threshold: A Comparison between Method of Limits and Method of Levels
    Carley Davis
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Int 2012:868915. 2012
    ..Conclusions. Our findings suggest that the method of levels is more sensitive for the detection of CPTs compared to the method of limits...
  75. doi request reprint Measurement of transurethral bladder neck displacement during tension-free vaginal tape procedure
    Shameem A Abbasy
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Swedish Covenant Medical Associates, Swedish Covenant Hospital, 5140 N California Avenue, Suite 635, Chicago, IL 60625, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 22:721-4. 2011
    ..Our aim was to measure, using transperineal ultrasound, the amount of bladder neck displacement by the rigid catheter guide during TVT placement...
  76. 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...
  77. ncbi request reprint Correlation of Q-tip values and point Aa in stress-incontinent women
    Halina M Zyczynski
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:39-43. 2007
    ..To estimate the relationship between pelvic organ prolapse quantification (POP-Q) point Aa and straining Q-tip angle...
  78. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors of fecal incontinence in women undergoing stress incontinence surgery
    Alayne D Markland
    Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:662.e1-7. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence and identify potential risk factors for monthly fecal incontinence (FI) in women presenting for stress urinary incontinence (UI) surgery...
  79. doi request reprint Urodynamic measures do not predict stress continence outcomes after surgery for stress urinary incontinence in selected women
    Charles W Nager
    University of California, San Diego, California, USA
    J Urol 179:1470-4. 2008
    ..We determined the prognostic value of preoperative urodynamic results in patients with stress urinary incontinence...
  80. ncbi request reprint Basic science and translational research in female pelvic floor disorders: proceedings of an NIH-sponsored meeting
    Anne M Weber
    Contraception and Reproductive Health Branch, Center for Population Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15238, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 23:288-301. 2004
    ....
  81. ncbi request reprint The state of residency training in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery
    Carmen J Sultana
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:1347-50. 2007
    ....
  82. ncbi request reprint Botulinum toxin: new option for refractory lower urinary tract symptoms in women
    Leslie M Rickey
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 51:176-86. 2008
    ....
  83. pmc Behavioral therapy to enable women with urge incontinence to discontinue drug treatment: a randomized trial
    Kathryn L Burgio
    University of Alabama at Birmingham and Department of Veterans Affairs, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Ann Intern Med 149:161-9. 2008
    ..Women with urge urinary incontinence are commonly treated with antimuscarinic medications, but many discontinue therapy...
  84. pmc Predictors of treatment failure 24 months after surgery for stress urinary incontinence
    Holly E Richter
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Urol 179:1024-30. 2008
    ..We identified baseline demographic and clinical factors associated with treatment failure after surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence...

Research Grants2

  1. Function of the Urethra in Continent Women
    Kimberly Kenton; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Normative ranges will be calculated for EMG, current perception thresholds, and urethral pressures for Caucasian and African American women. These data can then be used by other centers as reference data. ..