L Lowenstein

Summary

Affiliation: Loyola University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. ncbi request reprint Periurethral leiomyoma
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 2160 South First Avenue, Chicago, IL 60153, USA
    Isr Med Assoc J 9:54. 2007
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. 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...
  2. 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)...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint Periurethral leiomyoma
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 2160 South First Avenue, Chicago, IL 60153, USA
    Isr Med Assoc J 9:54. 2007
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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
    ..04, p < 0.001) 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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
    ....
  12. 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...
  13. 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..
  14. 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...
  15. doi request reprint Urogynecology and sexual function research. How are we doing?
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60153, USA
    J Sex Med 6:199-204. 2009
    ..Urinary incontinence (UI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) negatively impact health-related quality of life by affecting daily activities, body image, and sexual relationships...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. doi 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. doi 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)...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  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. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. doi 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
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Bartholin's cyst marsupialization
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Sex Med 5:1053-6. 2008
  30. ncbi request reprint Vulvar vestibulitis severity--assessment by sensory and pain testing modalities
    Lior Lowenstein
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Rambam Medical Center, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Medicine, P O Box 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Pain 107:47-53. 2004
    ..QST techniques, both threshold and supra-threshold measurements, seem to be capable of discriminating level of severity of this clinical pain syndrome...
  31. ncbi request reprint Physiological changes in female genital sensation during sexual stimulation
    Ilan Gruenwald
    Rambam Medical Center Neuro urology, Haifa, Israel
    J Sex Med 4:390-4. 2007
    ..So far genital sensation has been investigated only during a non-excitatory state, and the sensory physiological changes, which occur during the sexual cycle in this region, are still obscured...
  32. ncbi request reprint Association between quantitative sensory testing, treatment choice, and subsequent pain reduction in vulvar vestibulitis syndrome
    Michal Granot
    Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Israel
    J Pain 5:226-32. 2004
    ..PERSPECTIVE: The present study suggests that pain perception variables might be of value in the prediction of treatment choice and outcome among women with vulvar vestibulitis...
  33. ncbi request reprint Does hysterectomy affect genital sensation?
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Obstertrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 119:242-5. 2005
    ..To evaluate vaginal and clitoral sensation before and after hysterectomy and to assess pre- and post-surgery changes in sexual function...
  34. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress symptoms in women undergoing medical vs. surgical termination of pregnancy
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Rappaport Technion Faculty of Medicine, Rambam Medical Center, POB 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 28:43-7. 2006
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Re: Comparison of perception threshold testing and thermal-vibratory testing, MUS. 2008 Apr; 37(4): 514-7
    Lior Lowenstein
    Muscle Nerve 37:804-5. 2008
  36. ncbi request reprint Pain catastrophizing, response to experimental heat stimuli, and post-cesarean section pain
    Lihi Strulov
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Pain 8:273-9. 2007
    ..It may therefore contribute to the treatment of the sequelae of the most common major surgical procedure performed in women in their reproductive years...
  37. ncbi request reprint Preoperative analgesia with local lidocaine infiltration for abdominal hysterectomy pain management
    Lior Lowenstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 136:239-42. 2008
    ..To evaluate the impact of preemptive local analgesia at the incision site in reducing pain in women undergoing abdominal hysterectomy for a benign myomatous uterus...
  38. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of endothelial function in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
    Lior Lowenstein
    Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Health Care Campus and Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 134:208-12. 2007
    ..We sought to evaluate the vascular reactivity specifically the endothelial function (EF) in women with PCOS and to study the effect of metformin on their EF...
  39. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of isolated mega cisterna magna
    Etan Z Zimmer
    Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, 31096 Haifa, Israel
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 276:487-90. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to, determine the cognitive profile of adults with isolated mega cisterna magna...
  40. ncbi request reprint Postcesarean section pain prediction by preoperative experimental pain assessment
    Michal Granot
    Faculty of Health and Welfare Studies, University of Haifa, and Department of Neurology, Rambam Medical Center, Israel
    Anesthesiology 98:1422-6. 2003
    ..The present study was conducted to determine whether preoperative assessment of experimental pain perception by quantitative sensory tests could predict the level of postcesarean section pain...