Obstetrics and Gynecology International

New Advances in Urogynecology


Publishing date
01 Oct 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Apr 2011

Lead Editor

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Ruth and Baruch Rappaport School of Medicine, Haifa, Israel

2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Universitätsspital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

4Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Department of Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA

5Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA


New Advances in Urogynecology

Description

Pelvic floor disorders include urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and bowel dysfunction, all of which can cause considerable disability and anxiety. One third of all women will suffer from these disorders at some point in their life. Significant research efforts are underway to improve our understanding pathophysiology, evaluation, and effective treatments for women with pelvic floor disorders. More than ever before, research has contributed meaningful developments in treatment modalities and evaluation of treatment outcomes, including patient-reported outcomes. These advances are largely due to the efforts of an increasing number of clinician scientists, who design and conduct high-quality clinical trials. In addition to learning more about basic pathophysiology, significant technical advances have occurred, which offer excellent treatment efficacy with reduced morbidity. New modalities of diagnosis such as MRI and ultrasound also contribute to our understanding of the pathophysiology and anatomy of pelvic floor. This work is facilitated by the efforts of multidisciplinary teams composed of a widening group of pelvic floor specialists, including radiologists, physiotherapists, urologists, and urogynecologists. The clinical advances in urogynecology are on a steep uprise and can be expected to significantly improve the well-being of women who suffer from pelvic floor disorders. The main focus of this special issue will be on the new and existing diagnostic and treatment methods for pelvic floor disorder. This special issue will become an international forum for researchers to summarize the most recent developments and ideas in the field, with a special emphasis given to the innovative diagnostic modalities and treatments. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Etiology of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence
  • 3D ultrasound and MRI as clinical and research tools in urogynecology
  • Urodynamics testing and its role in our daily practice
  • Overactive bladder new treatments
  • Robotic surgery in urogynecology
  • New surgical treatment for pelvic organ prolapse (with and without meshes)
  • New surgical treatment for urinary incontinence
  • Stem cells and pelvic floor
  • Basic science and translational research in the field of urogynecology
  • Sexual function and urogynecology
  • Quality of life and pelvic floor disorder

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ogi/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 453059
  • - Editorial

New Advances in Urogynecology

Lior Lowenstein | Peter L. Rosenblatt | ... | Kimberly Kenton
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 672356
  • - Clinical Study

Is Mesh Becoming More Popular? Dilemmas in Urogynecology: A National Survey

Alexander Condrea | Itamar Netzer | ... | Lior Lowenstein
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 649459
  • - Review Article

Uterine Prolapse: From Antiquity to Today

Keith T. Downing
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 868915
  • - Clinical Study

Measuring Urinary Sensation with Current Perception Threshold: A Comparison between Method of Limits and Method of Levels

Carley Davis | Lior Lowenstein | ... | Kimberly Kenton
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 384234
  • - Review Article

Transurethral Radiofrequency Collagen Denaturation for Treatment of Female Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Review of the Literature and Clinical Recommendations

James Chivian Lukban
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 798035
  • - Clinical Study

Contribution of Primary Pelvic Organ Prolapse to Micturition and Defecation Symptoms

Annette G. Groenendijk | Erwin Birnie | ... | Gouke J. Bonsel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 392027
  • - Clinical Study

Ambulatory Pessary Trial Unmasks Occult Stress Urinary Incontinence

Bilal Chughtai | Sara Spettel | ... | Elise De
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 612946
  • - Research Article

Pelvic Organ Distribution of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Injected Intravenously after Simulated Childbirth Injury in Female Rats

Michelle Cruz | Charuspong Dissaranan | ... | Margot Damaser
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 316983
  • - Clinical Study

Management of Obstetric Perineal Tears: Do Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residents Receive Adequate Training? Results of an Anonymous Survey

A. Cornet | O. Porta | ... | J. Calaf
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