Vaginal contraceptive rings should be added to the list of potential intravesical foreign bodies causing lower urinary tract symptoms.
The low content of GAGs might be due to relative ischemia of the bladder wall epithelial layer following a chronically increased contractile activity of the detrusor even if further studies are needed to confirm this finding.
Foreign body reaction in vaginally eroded and noneroded polypropylene suburethral slings in the female: a case series.
This is the first study comparing reaction around eroded and noneroded MPPMs and indicates a more intense tissue reaction around eroded mesh, when compared to noneroded material. More studies are needed to prove whether the detected foreign body reaction was the actual trigger for the erosion.
Anticholinergic drug use for overactive bladder in Sweden: a nationwide pharmacoepidemiological study.
In this nationwide study, there was a 70% increased rate of expedited prescriptions of anticholinergic drugs for the treatment of overactive bladder in a relatively stable population.
When the "outside-in" technique is used, the introducer cannot come into contact with the dorsal nerve of the clitoris because the introducer would have to pass through the ischio-pubic ramus. This is not anatomically possible.
This is the first paper to report normative data for perineal length in Caucasian and Asian women in labour. We found a negative correlation between perineal length and third-degree tear in primigravid women. These data may be useful in clinical practice to determine the risk of significant perineal tears in labour.
Do the anatomical defects associated with cystocele affect the outcome of the anterior repair? A clinical and radiologic...
Candida krusei is an uncommon cause of vaginitis and cystitis but is unique because of the management challenge it poses due to intrinsic resistance to fluconazole and flucytosine. We report a case of C. krusei vaginitis and cystitis successfully managed with topical vaginal and intravesical amphotericin B. The challenges in managing C. krusei cyst...
A 32-year-old female with Crohn's disease experienced a rectovaginal fistula and abscess with rectal expulsion of posterior Prolift. She underwent diagnostic laparoscopy, transanal incision and drainage of abscess, transanal excision of mesh, and laparotomy with loop ileostomy. Weeks later, she underwent colectomy, near-total proctectomy, end ileos...
TVT-Secur is a new "less" invasive derivative of the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT). We report an unusual case of dyspareunia for both the patient and her husband resulting from a retained finger pad from the TVT-Secur introducer. The sling was also explanted because of malposition.