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
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

FDA issues two final orders to strengthen requirements for transvaginal surgical mesh safety

FDA issues two final orders to strengthen requirements for transvaginal surgical mesh safety

Philadelphia jury ruled in favor of plaintiff against Johnson and Johnson

Philadelphia jury ruled in favor of plaintiff against Johnson and Johnson

More than half of women may have vulvovaginal symptoms after menopause

More than half of women may have vulvovaginal symptoms after menopause

Maintaining normal BMI after pregnancy can help prevent pelvic organ prolapse

Maintaining normal BMI after pregnancy can help prevent pelvic organ prolapse

U-M researchers develop first-ever 3D model to help study treatment for pelvic organ prolapse

U-M researchers develop first-ever 3D model to help study treatment for pelvic organ prolapse

Fair Rate Funding: Delaware woman gets $100M against Boston Scientific in TV mesh judgment

Fair Rate Funding: Delaware woman gets $100M against Boston Scientific in TV mesh judgment

Researchers identify way to assess women at increased risk for UTI after pelvic-floor surgery

Researchers identify way to assess women at increased risk for UTI after pelvic-floor surgery

Surprise WHI finding points to age, not menopause, as a risk factor for pelvic organ prolapse

Surprise WHI finding points to age, not menopause, as a risk factor for pelvic organ prolapse

Gene variants linked to overactive bladder and prolapse in women

Gene variants linked to overactive bladder and prolapse in women

Female triathletes at high risk for menstrual irregularities, pelvic floor disorders

Female triathletes at high risk for menstrual irregularities, pelvic floor disorders

Prolapse repair fails to improve sling outcomes in OAB patients

Prolapse repair fails to improve sling outcomes in OAB patients

Pelvic floor prolapse has unclear relationship with urinary symptoms

Pelvic floor prolapse has unclear relationship with urinary symptoms

Study finds comparable outcomes for two commonly used procedures to treat pelvic organ prolapse

Study finds comparable outcomes for two commonly used procedures to treat pelvic organ prolapse

NAFC designates Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as Center of Excellence

NAFC designates Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as Center of Excellence

Incontinence prophylaxis shows potential in pelvic organ prolapse

Incontinence prophylaxis shows potential in pelvic organ prolapse

Virginia Tech associate professor receives PECASE award to study pelvic disorders

Virginia Tech associate professor receives PECASE award to study pelvic disorders

Women of color have insufficient knowledge, misconceptions about pelvic floor disorders

Women of color have insufficient knowledge, misconceptions about pelvic floor disorders

Vaginal birth increases risk of pelvic organ prolapse within year after delivery

Vaginal birth increases risk of pelvic organ prolapse within year after delivery