Pelvic Organ Prolapse News and Research

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Prolapse affects one in two women over the age of 50 years and has an overall prevalence of 30-50%. Women may expect to have an 11-12% chance of having to have surgical repair for prolapse, and one-third will need a repeat surgery
Transobturator sling surgery shows promise for stress urinary incontinence

Transobturator sling surgery shows promise for stress urinary incontinence

Study reveals long-term benefits of stress urinary incontinence surgery

Study reveals long-term benefits of stress urinary incontinence surgery

UT Southwestern study suggests why UTIs have high recurrence rate in postmenopausal women

UT Southwestern study suggests why UTIs have high recurrence rate in postmenopausal women

Study reveals reasons for delay in pelvic organ prolapse treatment

Study reveals reasons for delay in pelvic organ prolapse treatment

FDA orders surgical mesh manufacturers to stop selling and distributing their products in the U.S.

FDA orders surgical mesh manufacturers to stop selling and distributing their products in the U.S.

New vaginal mesh guidelines 'insufficient' and potentially harmful

New vaginal mesh guidelines 'insufficient' and potentially harmful

NSF offers grant to improve treatment approaches for pelvic organ prolapse

NSF offers grant to improve treatment approaches for pelvic organ prolapse

Childbirth delivery mode linked with woman’s risk of developing pelvic floor disorders

Childbirth delivery mode linked with woman’s risk of developing pelvic floor disorders

Biomedical review finds failure rates in some surgical mesh treatments to be unacceptably high

Biomedical review finds failure rates in some surgical mesh treatments to be unacceptably high

Careful patient selection may help achieve good outcomes for vaginal mesh surgery

Careful patient selection may help achieve good outcomes for vaginal mesh surgery

Physicians create long-awaited baseline measure of pelvic organ prolapse progression

Physicians create long-awaited baseline measure of pelvic organ prolapse progression

New trial to assess effectiveness of self-management program for women with pelvic organ prolapse

New trial to assess effectiveness of self-management program for women with pelvic organ prolapse

Drug treatment used for other conditions can help women combat urinary incontinence

Drug treatment used for other conditions can help women combat urinary incontinence

Pelvic prolapse surgery using mesh no more effective than standard repair?

Pelvic prolapse surgery using mesh no more effective than standard repair?

Study compares two common treatment options for pelvic organ prolapse

Study compares two common treatment options for pelvic organ prolapse

Mediplus develops new silicone pessaries that eliminate clinical risks associated with surgical mesh

Mediplus develops new silicone pessaries that eliminate clinical risks associated with surgical mesh

Pelvic prolapse surgery using mesh or graft not more effective than standard technique, study finds

Pelvic prolapse surgery using mesh or graft not more effective than standard technique, study finds

Study shows effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training for prevention of prolapse symptoms

Study shows effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training for prevention of prolapse symptoms

RTI extends research support to improve treatment for pelvic floor disorders in women

RTI extends research support to improve treatment for pelvic floor disorders in women

Female triathletes suffer from high rate of stress urinary and anal incontinence, study finds

Female triathletes suffer from high rate of stress urinary and anal incontinence, study finds