Holly E Richter

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Pelvic floor symptoms and bone mineral density in women undergoing osteoporosis evaluation
    Holly E Richter
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1700 6th Av South, Suite 10382, Birmingham, AL, 35233, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 24:1663-9. 2013
  2. pmc Patient related factors associated with long-term urinary continence after Burch colposuspension and pubovaginal fascial sling surgeries
    Holly E Richter
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 619 19th St South, 176 F, Suite 10382, Birmingham, Alabama 35249, USA
    J Urol 188:485-9. 2012
  3. pmc Continence pessary compared with behavioral therapy or combined therapy for stress incontinence: a randomized controlled trial
    Holly E Richter
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 115:609-17. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Urinary and anal incontinence in morbidly obese women considering weight loss surgery
    Holly E Richter
    Division of Medical Surgical Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:1272-7. 2005
  5. pmc The impact of obesity on urinary incontinence symptoms, severity, urodynamic characteristics and quality of life
    Holly E Richter
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Urol 183:622-8. 2010
  6. 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
  7. ncbi request reprint Pelvic floor surgery in the older woman: enhanced compared with usual preoperative assessment
    Holly E Richter
    Division of Medical Surgical Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35249 7333, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:800-7. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Tension-free vaginal tape: a prospective subjective and objective outcome analysis
    Holly E Richter
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Medical Surgical Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 620 20th Street South, NHB 219, Birmingham, AL 35249 7333, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 16:109-13. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Cesarean delivery on maternal request versus planned vaginal delivery: impact on development of pelvic organ prolapse
    Holly E Richter
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Semin Perinatol 30:272-5. 2006
  10. pmc Urodynamic characterization of obese women with urinary incontinence undergoing a weight loss program: the Program to Reduce Incontinence by Diet and Exercise (PRIDE) trial
    Holly E Richter
    Women s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 618 20th Street South, NHB 219, Birmingham, AL, 35233 7333, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 19:1653-8. 2008

Research Grants

  1. Perioperative Pelvic Floor Rehab: A Randomized Trial
    Holly Richter; Fiscal Year: 2004
  2. UAB Continence Treatment Center
    Holly Richter; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. UAB Continence Treatment Center
    Holly Richter; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. Perioperative Pelvic Floor Rehab: A Randomized Trial
    Holly Richter; Fiscal Year: 2007
  5. Mid Career Award in Patient Oriented Pelvic Floor Research
    Holly Richter; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications102 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Pelvic floor symptoms and bone mineral density in women undergoing osteoporosis evaluation
    Holly E Richter
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1700 6th Av South, Suite 10382, Birmingham, AL, 35233, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 24:1663-9. 2013
    ..Our aim was to characterize pelvic floor symptoms in postmenopausal women who had undergone osteoporosis evaluation and examine their association with bone mineral density (BMD)...
  2. pmc Patient related factors associated with long-term urinary continence after Burch colposuspension and pubovaginal fascial sling surgeries
    Holly E Richter
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 619 19th St South, 176 F, Suite 10382, Birmingham, Alabama 35249, USA
    J Urol 188:485-9. 2012
    ..We examined preoperative and postoperative patient related factors associated with continence status up to 7 years after surgery for stress urinary incontinence...
  3. pmc Continence pessary compared with behavioral therapy or combined therapy for stress incontinence: a randomized controlled trial
    Holly E Richter
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 115:609-17. 2010
    ..To compare the effectiveness of a continence pessary to evidence-based behavioral therapy for stress incontinence and to assess whether combined pessary and behavioral therapy is superior to single-modality therapy...
  4. ncbi request reprint Urinary and anal incontinence in morbidly obese women considering weight loss surgery
    Holly E Richter
    Division of Medical Surgical Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:1272-7. 2005
    ..To estimate prevalence and correlates of urinary and anal incontinence in morbidly obese women undergoing evaluation for laparoscopic weight loss surgery...
  5. pmc The impact of obesity on urinary incontinence symptoms, severity, urodynamic characteristics and quality of life
    Holly E Richter
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Urol 183:622-8. 2010
    ..We compared urinary incontinence severity measures and the impact of stress urinary incontinence in normal, overweight and obese women...
  6. 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint Pelvic floor surgery in the older woman: enhanced compared with usual preoperative assessment
    Holly E Richter
    Division of Medical Surgical Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35249 7333, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:800-7. 2005
    ..To examine whether knowledge of deficits obtained in a preoperative geriatric assessment may benefit postoperative health outcomes in older women undergoing pelvic surgery...
  8. ncbi request reprint Tension-free vaginal tape: a prospective subjective and objective outcome analysis
    Holly E Richter
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Medical Surgical Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 620 20th Street South, NHB 219, Birmingham, AL 35249 7333, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 16:109-13. 2005
    ..0 months) showed that 91.2% had a negative stress test. Results indicate significant immediate and sustained improvement in incontinence impact and urinary symptoms, and a high rate of patient satisfaction and objective cure...
  9. ncbi request reprint Cesarean delivery on maternal request versus planned vaginal delivery: impact on development of pelvic organ prolapse
    Holly E Richter
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Semin Perinatol 30:272-5. 2006
    ..This speaks to the fact that PFDs are an important women's and public health issue, warranting studies aimed at their prevention...
  10. pmc Urodynamic characterization of obese women with urinary incontinence undergoing a weight loss program: the Program to Reduce Incontinence by Diet and Exercise (PRIDE) trial
    Holly E Richter
    Women s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 618 20th Street South, NHB 219, Birmingham, AL, 35233 7333, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 19:1653-8. 2008
    ..0, 0.8, p = 0.05) but was not associated with BMI (p = 0.18). BMI and AC had a stronger association with Pabd than with Pves, suggesting a possible mechanism for the association between obesity and urinary incontinence...
  11. ncbi request reprint Medroxyprogesterone acetate treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding: factors predicting satisfaction
    Holly E Richter
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Birmingham, Alabama 35249 7333, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:37-42. 2003
    ..This study was undertaken to identify the determinants of patient satisfaction with a cyclic regimen of medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) for abnormal uterine bleeding...
  12. 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint Cadaveric fascia lata sling for stress urinary incontinence: a prospective quality-of-life analysis
    Holly E Richter
    Division of Medical Surgical Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 620 20th Street South, NHB 219, Birmingham, AL 35249 7333, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:1590-5; discussion 1595-6. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the effects of full-length cadaveric fascia lata (CFL) sling on quality-of-life outcomes...
  14. pmc Demographic and clinical predictors of treatment failure one year after midurethral sling surgery
    Holly E Richter
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 117:913-21. 2011
    ..To identify clinical and demographic factors predictive of midurethral sling failure...
  15. pmc Outcomes of combination treatment of fecal incontinence in women
    Alayne D Markland
    Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:699.e1-7. 2008
    ..To describe how women with fecal incontinence (FI) respond to combined pharmacologic therapy and pelvic floor muscle exercises (PFME)...
  16. pmc Do short-term markers of treatment efficacy predict long-term sequelae of pelvic inflammatory disease?
    Gail M Trautmann
    University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:30.e1-7. 2008
    ....
  17. pmc Obesity and outcomes after sacrocolpopexy
    Catherine S Bradley
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:690.e1-8. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes after sacrocolpopexy (SC) between obese and healthy-weight women...
  18. pmc Correlates and predictors of patient satisfaction with drug therapy and combined drug therapy and behavioral training for urgency urinary incontinence in women
    Patricia S Goode
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 22:327-34. 2011
    ..The goal was to identify correlates of patient satisfaction with drug and behavioral treatments for urge-predominant incontinence, which may help tailor treatments to improve satisfaction...
  19. 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...
  20. pmc Enhancing participation of older women in surgical trials
    Patricia S Goode
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:303-11. 2008
    ..Older participants are often excluded from clinical trials, precluding a representative sample...
  21. 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...
  22. pmc Predictors of outcomes in the treatment of urge urinary incontinence in women
    Holly E Richter
    Division Women s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:489-97. 2009
    ..In this planned secondary analysis, we aimed to identify predictors of therapeutic success at 10 weeks (> or =70% reduction in incontinence) and of ability to discontinue treatment and sustain improvements 6 months later...
  23. ncbi request reprint Correlates of urinary, fecal, and dual incontinence in older African-American and white men and women
    Alayne D Markland
    Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:285-90. 2008
    ..To determine prevalence and correlates of urinary (UI), fecal (FI), and dual (DI) incontinence in community-dwelling older adults...
  24. pmc Incidence and risk factors for fecal incontinence in black and white older adults: a population-based study
    Alayne D Markland
    Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1341-6. 2010
    ..To determine the incidence of fecal incontinence (FI) in community-dwelling older adults and identify risk factors associated with incident FI...
  25. 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of fecal incontinence in community-dwelling older adults
    Patricia S Goode
    Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 700 19th Street S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:629-35. 2005
    ..To determine prevalence and correlates of fecal incontinence in older community-dwelling adults...
  27. 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint Non-surgical management of stress urinary incontinence: ambulatory treatments for leakage associated with stress (ATLAS) trial
    Holly E Richter
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Women s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Bermingham, Alabama 35249 7333, USA
    Clin Trials 4:92-101. 2007
    ..Non-surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is recommended as first-line therapy, yet few prospective studies and no randomized trials compare the most common non-surgical treatments for SUI...
  29. ncbi request reprint Douching, pelvic inflammatory disease, and incident gonococcal and chlamydial genital infection in a cohort of high-risk women
    Roberta B Ness
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, Room A530 Crabtree Hall, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 161:186-95. 2005
    ..These data do not support an association between douching and development of PID or gonococcal/chlamydial genital infection among predominantly young, African-American women...
  30. pmc Adherence to behavioral interventions for urge incontinence when combined with drug therapy: adherence rates, barriers, and predictors
    Diane Borello-France
    Department of Physical Therapy, Duquesne University, 111 Health Sciences Bldg, Pittsburgh, PA 15282, USA
    Phys Ther 90:1493-505. 2010
    ..Behavioral intervention outcomes for urinary incontinence (UI) depend on active patient participation...
  31. ncbi request reprint Effect of behavioral training with or without pelvic floor electrical stimulation on stress incontinence in women: a randomized controlled trial
    Patricia S Goode
    Birmingham VA Medical Center, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center 11G, 70019th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    JAMA 290:345-52. 2003
    ..Pelvic floor electrical stimulation (PFES) has been shown to be effective for stress incontinence. However, its role in a multicomponent behavioral training program has not been defined...
  32. doi request reprint Prolapse symptoms in overweight and obese women before and after weight loss
    Deborah L Myers
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 18:55-9. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the association between body mass index (BMI) and pelvic organ prolapse symptoms and bother among overweight and obese women with urinary incontinence before and after weight loss...
  33. pmc Weight loss improves fecal incontinence severity in overweight and obese women with urinary incontinence
    Alayne D Markland
    Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, BVAMC, GRECC 11 G, Room 8220, 700 South 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 22:1151-7. 2011
    ..To estimate the effect of weight loss on fecal incontinence (FI) severity among overweight and obese women with urinary incontinence, we analyzed data from women randomized to a weight loss intervention or control condition...
  34. pmc Patient satisfaction with stress incontinence surgery
    Kathryn L Burgio
    University of Alabama atBirmingham, Birmingham VA Medical Center, 11G, 700 South 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 29:1403-9. 2010
    ..To identify predictors and correlates of patient satisfaction 24 months after Burch colpopexy or autologous fascial sling for treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI)...
  35. pmc The role of preoperative urodynamic testing in stress-continent women undergoing sacrocolpopexy: the Colpopexy and Urinary Reduction Efforts (CARE) randomized surgical trial
    Anthony G Visco
    Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, P O Box 3192, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 19:607-14. 2008
    ..Future research is warranted in this patient population to evaluate other treatment options to refine predictions and further reduce the risk of postoperative stress incontinence...
  36. pmc Sacral neuromodulation effects on periurethral sensation and urethral sphincter activity
    Jonathan L Gleason
    Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 32:476-9. 2013
    ..To characterize the effect of sacral neuromodulation (SNM) on urethral neuromuscular function...
  37. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with incontinence frequency in a surgical cohort of stress incontinent women
    Holly E Richter
    Division of Medical Surgical Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:2088-93. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with urinary incontinence severity at baseline in women undergoing surgery for stress incontinence...
  38. pmc Two-year outcomes after surgery for stress urinary incontinence in older compared with younger women
    Holly E Richter
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 112:621-9. 2008
    ..To estimate whether perioperative and postoperative outcomes after Burch colposuspension or pubovaginal sling for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) differed with age...
  39. pmc Can known risk factors explain racial differences in the occurrence of bacterial vaginosis?
    Roberta B Ness
    University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Magee Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 95:201-12. 2003
    ..Black women are more likely to have bacterial vaginosis (BV) than are non-Hispanic white women. We examined whether this disparity can be explained by racial differences in known BV risk factors...
  40. pmc Association between urinary incontinence and depressive symptoms in overweight and obese women
    Vivian W Sung
    Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alpert Medical School at Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 200:557.e1-5. 2009
    ..The objective of the study was to determine the association between urinary incontinence (UI) and depressive symptoms...
  41. pmc Fecal incontinence in obese women with urinary incontinence: prevalence and role of dietary fiber intake
    Alayne D Markland
    Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 200:566.e1-6. 2009
    ..This study estimates the prevalence of fecal incontinence (FI) in overweight and obese women with urinary incontinence and compares dietary intake in women with and without FI...
  42. ncbi request reprint A cluster analysis of bacterial vaginosis-associated microflora and pelvic inflammatory disease
    Roberta B Ness
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:585-90. 2005
    ..77, 95% confidence interval: 1.11, 69.2). When identified by microbial culture, a combination of BV-related microorganisms significantly elevated the risk of acquiring PID...
  43. 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...
  44. pmc Factors impacting quality of life in women with fecal incontinence
    Alayne D Markland
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 53:1148-54. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to characterize differences in health-related quality of life among women presenting for treatment of fecal incontinence...
  45. pmc Associated factors and the impact of fecal incontinence in women with urge urinary incontinence: from the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network's Behavior Enhances Drug Reduction of Incontinence study
    Alayne D Markland
    Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 200:424.e1-8. 2009
    ..The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence, risk factors, and impact on quality-of-life (QOL) that fecal incontinence (FI) symptoms have on women seeking treatment for urge urinary incontinence (UUI)...
  46. ncbi request reprint Spanish language translation of pelvic floor disorders instruments
    Amy E Young
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, 1706 Dryden, Suite 1100, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:1171-8. 2007
    ..Strict translation techniques and testing yielded valid Spanish translations of instruments assessing pelvic symptoms/functional life impact in women with pelvic floor disorders...
  47. ncbi request reprint Abdominal sacrocolpopexy with Burch colposuspension to reduce urinary stress incontinence
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:1557-66. 2006
    ....
  48. pmc Anticholinergic therapy vs. onabotulinumtoxina for urgency urinary incontinence
    Anthony G Visco
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27707, USA
    N Engl J Med 367:1803-13. 2012
    ..Anticholinergic medications and onabotulinumtoxinA are used to treat urgency urinary incontinence, but data directly comparing the two types of therapy are needed...
  49. pmc Anal sphincter repair for fecal incontinence: effect on symptom severity, quality of life, and anal sphincter squeeze pressures
    Jonathan Lee Gleason
    Division of Women s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 22:1587-92. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the effect of external anal sphincter repair on fecal incontinence symptoms, quality of life, and anal sphincter squeeze pressures...
  50. pmc Challenges in designing a pragmatic clinical trial: the mixed incontinence -- medical or surgical approach (MIMOSA) trial experience
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Clin Trials 6:355-64. 2009
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Anal sphincter laceration at vaginal delivery: is this event coded accurately?
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 109:1141-5. 2007
    ..To determine the error rate for discharge coding of anal sphincter laceration at vaginal delivery in a cohort of primiparous women...
  52. ncbi request reprint Regret, satisfaction, and symptom improvement: analysis of the impact of partial colpocleisis for the management of severe pelvic organ prolapse
    Thomas L Wheeler
    Division of Medical Surgical Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35249 7333, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:2067-70. 2005
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Bacterial vaginosis and risk of pelvic inflammatory disease
    Roberta B Ness
    University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Magee Womens Hospital and Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 104:761-9. 2004
    ..Bacterial vaginosis commonly is found in women with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), but it is unclear whether bacterial vaginosis leads to incident PID...
  54. ncbi request reprint Medicine or Surgery (Ms): a randomized clinical trial comparing hysterectomy and medical treatment in premenopausal women with abnormal uterine bleeding
    R Edward Varner
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 619 South 19th Street, NHB 219, Birmingham, AL 35249 7333, USA
    Control Clin Trials 25:104-18. 2004
    ..02) and a greater prevalence of incontinence (44% vs. 16%; p=0.046). Although recruitment was difficult, we have completed enrollment in a randomized clinical trial comparing surgical and medical treatments for abnormal uterine bleeding...
  55. pmc Obesity and pelvic floor disorders: a systematic review
    W Jerod Greer
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 112:341-9. 2008
    ..To review the current literature and summarize the effect of obesity on outcomes of surgical treatment of pelvic floor disorders as well as the effect of weight loss on pelvic floor disorder symptoms...
  56. 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...
  57. pmc Anticholinergic versus botulinum toxin A comparison trial for the treatment of bothersome urge urinary incontinence: ABC trial
    Anthony G Visco
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 33:184-96. 2012
    ..The results have the potential to fundamentally change the therapeutic approach to this condition...
  58. pmc Synthetic graft use in vaginal prolapse surgery: objective and subjective outcomes
    Luisa A Wetta
    Division of Women s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:1307-12. 2009
    ..This study reports 1-year outcomes in women who underwent transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery with Prolift transvaginal mesh...
  59. ncbi request reprint Pelvic floor surgery in the older woman
    Kimberly A Gerten
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Women s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 50:826-43. 2007
    ..Further research is required to more fully understand the functional, anatomic, and physiologic outcomes after treatment for pelvic floor disorders in the older woman...
  60. ncbi request reprint Anal incontinence in women presenting for gynecologic care: prevalence, risk factors, and impact upon quality of life
    Muriel K Boreham
    Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwesten Medical Center, Dallas, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:1637-42. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence and impact upon quality of life of anal incontinence (AI) in women aged 18 to 65...
  61. pmc Prevalence and correlates of nocturia in community-dwelling older adults
    Kathryn L Burgio
    Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:861-6. 2010
    ..To determine the prevalence and correlates of nocturia in community-dwelling older adults...
  62. 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...
  63. ncbi request reprint Bladder symptoms 1 year after abdominal sacrocolpopexy with and without Burch colposuspension in women without preoperative stress incontinence symptoms
    Kathryn L Burgio
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:647.e1-6. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to examine changes in bladder symptoms 1 year after abdominal sacrocolpopexy (ASC) with vs without Burch colposuspension...
  64. ncbi request reprint Global ratings of patient satisfaction and perceptions of improvement with treatment for urinary incontinence: validation of three global patient ratings
    Kathryn L Burgio
    Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 25:411-7. 2006
    ..To test the validity of three patient global ratings, satisfaction, perception of improvement, and estimated percent improvement, for measuring outcomes of behavioral treatment for urinary incontinence...
  65. ncbi request reprint Outcomes with porcine graft placement in the anterior vaginal compartment in patients who undergo high vaginal uterosacral suspension and cystocele repair
    Thomas L Wheeler
    Division of Medical Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35249 7333, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:1486-91. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to prospectively assess the cases of patients who had undergone a high uterosacral suspension and anterior repair with anterior compartment placement of porcine dermis graft...
  66. pmc Sexual function before and after sacrocolpopexy for pelvic organ prolapse
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:629.e1-6. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to describe sexual function before and after sacrocolpopexy...
  67. ncbi request reprint Changes in urinary and fecal incontinence symptoms with weight loss surgery in morbidly obese women
    Kathryn L Burgio
    Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:1034-40. 2007
    ..To examine changes in the prevalence and severity of urinary incontinence (UI) and fecal incontinence in morbidly obese women undergoing laparoscopic weight loss surgery...
  68. pmc Population based study of incidence and predictors of urinary incontinence in black and white older adults
    Patricia S Goode
    Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Urol 179:1449-53; discussion 1453-4. 2008
    ..We determined the incidence and predictors of incident urinary incontinence over 3 years in community dwelling older adults...
  69. ncbi request reprint Predictors of success with postoperative voiding trials after a mid urethral sling procedure
    Thomas L Wheeler
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Women s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Urol 179:600-4. 2008
    ..We identified predictors of passing a voiding trial after incontinence surgery with a mid urethral sling and examined if successful performance on a voiding trial was maintained...
  70. ncbi request reprint The effect of age on short-term outcomes after abdominal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse
    Holly E Richter
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:857-63. 2007
    ..To compare perioperative morbidity and 1-year outcomes of older and younger women undergoing surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP)...
  71. pmc Reproducibility of dynamic MR imaging pelvic measurements: a multi-institutional study
    Mark E Lockhart
    Department of Radiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
    Radiology 249:534-40. 2008
    ..To assess the reproducibility of bone and soft-tissue pelvimetry measurements obtained from dynamic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging studies in primiparous women across multiple centers...
  72. doi request reprint Combined behavioral and individualized drug therapy versus individualized drug therapy alone for urge urinary incontinence in women
    Kathryn L Burgio
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Urol 184:598-603. 2010
    ..We tested whether individualized drug therapy enhanced with behavioral training would result in better outcomes than individualized drug therapy alone...
  73. pmc The questionnaire for urinary incontinence diagnosis (QUID): validity and responsiveness to change in women undergoing non-surgical therapies for treatment of stress predominant urinary incontinence
    Catherine S Bradley
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 29:727-34. 2010
    ..This study's objective was to evaluate QUID validity and responsiveness when used as a clinical trial outcome measure...
  74. ncbi request reprint Impact of urinary incontinence in morbidly obese women versus women seeking urogynecologic care
    Kimberly A Gerten
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Women s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Urology 70:1082-5. 2007
    ..To determine the impact of urinary incontinence (UI) on quality of life in morbidly obese women seeking bariatric surgery compared with women seeking urogynecologic care...
  75. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for sonographic internal anal sphincter gaps 6-12 months after delivery complicated by anal sphincter tear
    Catherine S Bradley
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:310.e1-5. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to identify risk factors for internal anal sphincter (IAS) gaps on postpartum endoanal ultrasound in women with obstetric anal sphincter tear...
  76. ncbi request reprint Pelvic organ prolapse
    Anne M Weber
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Magee Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:615-34. 2005
    ..Concomitant symptoms require additional management. Virtually all women with prolapse can be treated and their symptoms improved, even if not completely resolved...
  77. ncbi request reprint Delivery method, anal sphincter tears and fecal incontinence: new information on a persistent problem
    Thomas L Wheeler
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Women s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35249 7333, USA
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 19:474-9. 2007
    ..To review the risk factors for anal sphincter tears during vaginal delivery and their association with fecal incontinence symptoms...
  78. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of vaginal vault prolapse repair with a high uterosacral suspension procedure utilizing bilateral single sutures
    Thomas L Wheeler
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Women s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249 7333, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:1207-13. 2007
    ..No patient required reoperation for recurrent prolapse or urinary incontinence. Overall, the two-suture high uterosacral vaginal vault suspension is an acceptable technique for repairing apical prolapse...
  79. ncbi request reprint Behavioral training with and without biofeedback in the treatment of urge incontinence in older women: a randomized controlled trial
    Kathryn L Burgio
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    JAMA 288:2293-9. 2002
    ....
  80. pmc One-year outcomes of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) mid-urethral slings in overweight and obese women
    Lindsay B Killingsworth
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 618 South 18th Street, NHB Room 219, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:1103-8. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of body mass index (BMI) on tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) success rates, patient satisfaction, and complications 1 year following surgery...
  81. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for anal sphincter tear in multiparas
    DeAnn DiPiazza
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35249, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 107:1233-7. 2006
    ..To assess maternal, newborn, and obstetric risk factors associated with anal sphincter tear in multiparous women...
  82. pmc Effect of weight change on natural history of pelvic organ prolapse
    Bela I Kudish
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 113:81-8. 2009
    ..To evaluate the relationship between change in weight and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) progression/regression in women during a 5-year period...
  83. 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...
  84. ncbi request reprint Risk factors associated with anal sphincter tear: a comparison of primiparous patients, vaginal births after cesarean deliveries, and patients with previous vaginal delivery
    Holly E Richter
    Division of Medical and Surgical Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35249 7333, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:1194-8. 2002
    ..This study was conducted to identify obstetric risk factors for anal sphincter tear in primiparous patients, patients with a previous cesarean delivery (VBAC), and patients with a previous vaginal delivery (PVD)...
  85. pmc Prolapse and incontinence surgery in older women
    Kimberly A Gerten
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Women s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Urol 179:2111-8. 2008
    ..These conditions are amenable to medical and surgical therapies...
  86. ncbi request reprint A randomized comparison of total or supracervical hysterectomy: surgical complications and clinical outcomes
    Lee A Learman
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94110, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 102:453-62. 2003
    ..To compare surgical complications and clinical outcomes after total versus supracervical abdominal hysterectomy for control of abnormal uterine bleeding, symptomatic uterine leiomyomata, or both...
  87. ncbi request reprint Oophorectomy in premenopausal women: health-related quality of life and sexual functioning
    Vanessa Teplin
    Veterans Administration Medical Center, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 109:347-54. 2007
    ..To compare health-related quality-of-life outcomes and sexual functioning among premenopausal women who underwent bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) versus ovarian conservation at the time of hysterectomy...
  88. ncbi request reprint Effect of hysterectomy vs medical treatment on health-related quality of life and sexual functioning: the medicine or surgery (Ms) randomized trial
    Miriam Kuppermann
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856, USA
    JAMA 291:1447-55. 2004
    ..Although a quarter of US women undergo elective hysterectomy before menopause, controlled trials that evaluate the benefits and harms are lacking...
  89. ncbi request reprint Urinary incontinence in the 12-month postpartum period
    Kathryn L Burgio
    Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and School of Medicine, Center for Aging, University of Alalbama at Birmingham, 35233, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 102:1291-8. 2003
    ....
  90. ncbi request reprint Hysterectomy versus expanded medical treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding: clinical outcomes in the medicine or surgery trial
    Lee A Learman
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 103:824-33. 2004
    ..To compare clinical outcomes after randomization to hysterectomy versus medical treatment in patients with chronic abnormal uterine bleeding refractory to medroxyprogesterone acetate...
  91. 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...
  92. ncbi request reprint Sexual functioning after total compared with supracervical hysterectomy: a randomized trial
    Miriam Kuppermann
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:1309-18. 2005
    ....
  93. 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...
  94. pmc Two-year outcomes after sacrocolpopexy with and without burch to prevent stress urinary incontinence
    Linda Brubaker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 112:49-55. 2008
    ..To report anatomic and functional outcomes 2 years after sacrocolpopexy in stress-continent women with or without prophylactic Burch colposuspension...
  95. pmc The sensitivity and specificity of a simple test to distinguish between urge and stress urinary incontinence
    Jeanette S Brown
    University of California, San Francisco, and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:715-23. 2006
    ..Because treatments differ, urge incontinence should be distinguished from stress incontinence. To make this distinction, current guidelines recommend an extensive evaluation that is too time-consuming for primary care practice...
  96. 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...
  97. pmc The "costs" of urinary incontinence for women
    Leslee L Subak
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, University of California, San Francisco 94115, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 107:908-16. 2006
    ..To estimate costs of routine care for female urinary incontinence, health-related quality of life, and willingness to pay for incontinence improvement...
  98. pmc Racial differences in pelvic anatomy by magnetic resonance imaging
    Victoria L Handa
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:914-20. 2008
    ..To use static and dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to compare dimensions of the bony pelvis and soft tissue structures in a sample of African-American and white women...
  99. ncbi request reprint Chlamydia antibodies, chlamydia heat shock protein, and adverse sequelae after pelvic inflammatory disease: the PID Evaluation and Clinical Health (PEACH) Study
    Roberta B Ness
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:129-35. 2008
    ..Among women with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), we assessed the associations among antibodies to Chlamydia trachomatis elementary bodies (EB), antibodies to chlamydia heat shock protein (Chsp60), rates of pregnancy, and PID recurrence...
  100. ncbi request reprint A multicentered comparison of measurements obtained with microtip and external water pressure transducers
    Andrew F Hundley
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 17:400-6. 2006
    ....
  101. pmc Process for development of multicenter urodynamic studies
    Charles W Nager
    University of California, San Diego, Women s Pelvic Medicine Center, San Diego, California, USA
    Urology 69:63-7; discussion 67-8. 2007
    ..Multicenter UDSs can have considerable variations in testing procedures, training, equipment, and reviewer biases...

Research Grants10

  1. Perioperative Pelvic Floor Rehab: A Randomized Trial
    Holly Richter; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. UAB Continence Treatment Center
    Holly Richter; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  3. UAB Continence Treatment Center
    Holly Richter; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  4. Perioperative Pelvic Floor Rehab: A Randomized Trial
    Holly Richter; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This type of information will allow physicians to more effectively counsel and treat their incontinent female patients to further enhance long-term quality of life. ..
  5. Mid Career Award in Patient Oriented Pelvic Floor Research
    Holly Richter; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..She is a mentor to young clinical investigators and is the research director of the newly initiated Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at UAB ..