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    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    American College of Surgeons - Scholarships and Awards

    American Medical Association
    American Urological Society

    Consort Statement

    Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

    The Global Library of Women’s Medicine

    ICS Wiki Terminology Discussion

    Information on the U.S. Executive Branch of Government
    Information on the U.S. Legislative Branch of Government 

    International Consultation on Incontinence Modular Questionnaire (ICIQ)

    For additional information, please contact: Nikki Gardener at

    International Continence Society 

    International Urogynecological Association 

    International Urogynecology Journal

    Interstitial Cystitis Association 

    MAUDE (Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience) Database
    MAUDE data represents reports of adverse events involving medical devices. The data consists of all voluntary reports since June, 1993, user facility reports since 1991, distributor reports since 1993, and manufacturer reports since August, 1996. For additional information, please contact: Food & Drug Administration Center for Devices and Radiological Health at

    MedlinePlus Health Information from the National Library of Medicine

    National Association For Continence
    The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 

    The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    The National Institutes of Health
    Society of Gynecologic Surgeons 

    Section on Women’s Health- APTA

    Women's Health at Yahoo 

    Alliance for Bladder Control

    Urology Conferences - Official Conference Website

    Uro-Gynaecological Society of Australasia

    Research Links 

    Quality of Life Instrument Web Sites

    QOLID - Mapi Research Institute - The QOLID Project:
    This site provides a list of over 470 instruments for quality of life with free access to look at the different types/descriptors of instruments. You must be a member to utilize the instruments and to gain access to more detailed Web site information.

    Patient-assessed Health Instruments (PHI) Web site:
    This site is organized by The Patient-assessed Health Instruments Group (PHIG), which is part of the National Centre for Health Outcomes Development. It is funded by the Department of Health. PHIG is based in the Unit of Health-care Epidemiology at the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. They provide an extensive searchable bibliography for quality of life instruments.

    NCHOD - National Centre for Health Outcomes Development:
    This is the site for the group in Oxford, mentioned above.

    Other Incontinence/Prolapse Research Based Societies

    International Continence Society (ICS)

    ICS has excellent documents on nomenclature and standardization of lower urinary tract disorders, urodynamic evaluation, etc. This is an excellent place for researchers to be sure that they are utilizing the appropriate definitions for the study of lower urinary tract diseases.

    Statistical Sites
    Several statistical packages exist. Note that several universities and organizations offer significant discounts or site licenses.

    Outcomes Web Sites

    The Cochrane Collaboration:
    An international non-profit organization dedicated to evidence-based health related outcomes.

    Quality of Evidence and Strength of Recommendations in Healthcare

    GRADE Working Group:

    Other Research web Sites


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