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    News and Announcements

    Physicians Deliver SGR "Declaration of Independence" to Capitol Hill: Surgeons Urge Congress to Act
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: December 19, 2012, 9:03 am

    Physicians Deliver SGR "Declaration of Independence" to Capitol Hill: Surgeons Urge Congress to Act

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    Botox Therapy Provides Treatment Options for Patients with Bladder Control Problems
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Kara Dress | Released: October 4, 2012, 7:10 am

    Results from a study comparing one Botox injection in the bladder vs. daily pills to reduce episodes of urinary incontinence indicate that both are effective, increasing treatment options for patients with bladder control problems.

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    Keywords: Website | Annual Meeting | Annual Scientific Meeting | Botox | incontinence | Urinary Incontinence |

    Low-risk Women Experience Little Pelvic Floor Dysfunction After Both Vaginal and Cesarean Birth
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Kara Dress | Released: October 4, 2012, 3:17 am

    New research indicates that women without pregnancy complications or maternal risk factors for complications have low rates of significant pelvic floor dysfunction after birth, whether they deliver vaginally or via cesarean section.

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    Keywords: Website | Annual Meeting | Annual Scientific Meeting | childbirth | incontinence | prolapse | sex | Urinary Incontinence |

    Caucasian Women Twice as Likely to Experience Fecal Incontinence
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Kara Dress | Released: October 4, 2012, 3:17 am

    Results from a study of nearly 3,000 women indicate that fecal incontinence, the involuntary loss of bowel control that results in accidental passing of stool, affect more Caucasian women than women of color.

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    Keywords: Website | Annual Meeting | Annual Scientific Meeting | incontinence | stool |

    Mesenchymal Stem Cell Treatment Provides Potential Treatment for Post-Childbirth Urinary Incontinenc
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Kara Dress | Released: October 4, 2012, 3:16 am

    In a new study, researchers found that intravenously infused mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) help treat stress urinary incontinence after simulated childbirth injury in female rats. These findings suggest that MSC treatment could help facilitate recovery from vaginal injury and prevent the development

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    Keywords: Website | Annual Meeting | Annual Scientific Meeting | childbirth | incontinence | Urinary Incontinence |

    New Injectable Biomaterials Improve Pelvic Floor Connective Tissue Regeneration
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Kara Dress | Released: October 4, 2012, 3:16 am

    Texas researchers developed a new non-toxic, thermosensitive nanoparticle hydrogel to deliver proteins to the connective tissues of the pelvic floor. Delivery of proteins by hydrogel may present a novel approach to vaginal prolapse prevention and treatment.

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    Keywords: Website | Annual Meeting | Annual Scientific Meeting | mesh | pelvic floor disorders | prolapse |

    Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act with a ruling of 5-4 on the Question of the Individual
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: June 29, 2012, 12:32 pm

    On Thursday, June 28th at 10:15 am, the Supreme Court ruled by a vote of 5-4, that the Affordable Care Act, including its individual mandate that virtually all Americans buy health insurance, is constitutional.

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    News from AHRQ: Muscle Training Effective in Treating Urinary Incontinence for Women
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: April 11, 2012, 6:31 am

    Press Release Date: April 9, 2012 A type of exercise called pelvic floor muscle training is effective for treating adult women with urinary incontinence (the involuntary loss of urine) without risk of side effects, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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    Now Indexed – FPMRS Journal
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Matthew D. Barber, M.D., M.H.S. | Released: March 23, 2012, 8:31 am

    We are very excited and proud to announce that Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery has been accepted for indexing in MEDLINE. You can look for the Journal to appear in PubMed starting in 2012.

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    Female Pelvic Surgery Experts Clarify Information for Patients: AUGS Response to The New York Times
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Kara Dress | Released: January 15, 2012, 6:56 pm

    On January 4, The New York Times published an article, “FDA Orders Surgical Mesh Makers to Study Risks,” which misrepresents the FDA’s revised statement on surgical mesh. The author inaccurately presented information about the type of mesh that is under further investigation, the estimated prevalenc

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    Keywords: Announcements | FDA | mesh | POP |


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