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UrogynCREST Alumni Presentations and Publications

UrogynCREST Projects from Previous Cohorts

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Surgical Outcomes
  • Vaginal Complications after Cystectomy
  • Prediction of Postoperative Surgical Site Infection in Urogynecologic Surgery
  • Postoperative Complications after Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery versus Rectal Prolapse Surgery Only
  • Surgical Retreatment after Native-tissue Apical Prolapse Surgery with Hysterectomy versus Hysteropexy
  • Postoperative safety of same-day discharge in minimally invasive pelvic organ prolapse surgery: A nationwide study in elderly women
  • Reoperation and readmission following stress incontinence surgery
  • Postoperative complications in patients undergoing combined rectal prolapse and pelvic organ prolapse surgery versus rectal prolapse surgery only in a Medicare population
  • Prediction of postoperative surgical site infection in urogynecologic surgery
  • Transition to Surgery after Pessary among Female Medicare Beneficiaries with Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Mortality and Reoperation Following Midurethral Sling versus Urethral Bulking in Older Women
Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction
  • Incontinence as a Predictor of Dementia
  • Factors Associated with Use of Psychotherapy for Bladder Dysfunction
  • Assessing the Role of the Pelvic Floor as a Contributor to Voiding Dysfunction
  • Characteristics of Urinary Tract Infections in Female Medicare Beneficiaries
  • Modeling for Obstetric Pelvic Floor Injury
  • Transition to Surgery after Pessary among Female Medicare Beneficiaries with Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Investigating Disparities to Treat OAB
  • Health Disparities and Cost Associated with Hospital Revisits Following Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Impact of social determinants of health on treatment utilization for fecal incontinence among Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries
  • Association between Racial and Economic Segregation and Adverse Outcomes after Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery for Black Medicare Beneficiaries
  • Health disparities in hospital revisits following urogynecologic surgery
  • Impact of Sociodemographic Factors and Frailty on OAB Therapy
  • Examining the Role of Frailty among Older Women Undergoing Procedure-based Treatment for Urinary Incontinence
  • Impact of Social Determinants of Health on Treatment Utilization for Fecal Incontinence


Participant Publications

Parker-Autry CY, Bauer S, Ford C, Gregory WT, Badlani G, Scales CD. Examining the role of frailty on treatment patterns and complications among older women undergoing procedure-based treatment for urinary incontinence. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2024 Jan 27;. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glae027. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 38280028.

Berger AA, Bretschneider CE, Gregory WT, Sung V. Longitudinal Reoperation Risk After Apical Prolapse Procedures in Women Aged 65 Years and Older. Obstet Gynecol. 2024 Mar 1;143(3):411-418. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000005511. Epub 2024 Jan 16. PMID: 38227947.

Ackerman AL, Torosis M, Jackson NJ, Caron AT, Kaufman MR, Lowder JL, Routh JC. The Persistency
Index: a novel screening tool for identifying myofascial pelvic floor dysfunction in patients seeking care
for lower urinary tract symptoms.
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Dec;229(6):667.e1-667.e11. doi:
10.1016/j.ajog.2023.08.017. Epub 2023 Aug 24. PubMed PMID: 37633575; NIHMSID:NIHMS1962475.

Berger AA, Bretschneider CE, Gregory WT, Sung V. Effects of Same-Day Discharge on 30-Day Readmission Rates in Women Aged 65 Years and Older Undergoing Minimally Invasive Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery. Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Jun 8. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000005226. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37290098

Ackerman AL, Jackson NJ, Caron AT, Kaufman MR, Routh JC, Lowder JL. Myofascial Frequency Syndrome: A novel syndrome of bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms associated with myofascial pelvic floor dysfunction. medRxiv. 2023 Apr 17;. doi: 10.1101/2023.04.14.23288590. PubMed PMID: 37131628; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10153318.

Meister MRL, Osazuwa-Peters OL, Lowder JL, Handa VL. Transition to surgery after pessary among female Medicare beneficiaries with pelvic organ prolapse. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2023 May;228(5):559.e1-559.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.01.006. Epub 2023 Jan 7. PubMed PMID: 36627074; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10149554.

Torosis M, Jackson NJ, Nitti V, Ackerman AL. Overactive Bladder Patients With and Without Urgency Incontinence: A Spectrum of One Condition or Different Phenotypes? Urogynecology. October 3, 2022 doi:10.1097/SPV.0000000000001254.

Kameny, Rebecca R. PhD; Amundsen, Cindy L. MD. Design and Implementation of a Career Development Program for Physician-Scientists: Lessons Learned. Urogynecology. 2022 Aug 1;28(8):479-485. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000001210. Epub 2022 May 30. PubMed PMID: 35703231; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9590371.

Cadish LA, Ford CB, Wu JM, Anger JT. Mortality and Reoperation Following Midurethral Sling Versus Urethral Bulking in Older Women. Urology. 2022 Jul;165:144-149. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2022.03.033. Epub 2022 Apr 20. PubMed PMID: 35460678; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9940270.

Sheyn, David MD∗; Gregory, W. Thomas MD†; Osazuwa-Peters, Oyomoare PhD‡; Jelovsek, J. Eric MD§. Development and Validation of a Model for Predicting Surgical Site Infection After Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery. Urogynecology. 2022 Oct 1;28(10):658-666. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000001222. Epub 2022 Jun 29. PubMed PMID: 35830590; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9590370.

Bretschneider CE, Scales CD Jr, Osazuwa-Peters O, Sheyn D, Sung V. Adverse outcomes after minimally invasive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse in women 65 years and older in the United States. Int Urogynecol J. 2022 Sep;33(9):2409-2418. doi: 10.1007/s00192-022-05238-x. Epub 2022 Jun 4. PubMed PMID: 35662357; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9724747.

Bradley MS, Ford C, Stagner M, Handa V, Lowder J. Incidence of urosepsis or pyelonephritis after uncomplicated urinary tract infection in older women. Int Urogynecol J. 2022 May;33(5):1311-1317. doi: 10.1007/s00192-022-05132-6. Epub 2022 Mar 30. PMID: 35353245.

Bradley, Megan S. MD∗; Stanger, Michael BS†; Ford, Cassie PhD†; Lowder, Jerry MD, MSc‡; Handa, Victoria L. MD, MHS§. Characteristics Associated With Repeated Evaluations for Urinary Tract Infections in Older Women: A Case-Control Study. Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. 2022 Apr 1;28(4):e133-e136. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000001129.

Richter LA, Osazuwa-Peters OL, Routh JC, Handa VL. Vaginal Complications after Cystectomy: Results from a Medicare Sample. J Urol. 2022 Apr;207(4):789-796. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000002336. Epub 2021 Dec 2. PubMed PMID: 34854750; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8916976.

  • Featured in Practice Update – Urology with expert commentary

Richter LA, Egan J, Alagha EC, Handa VL. Vaginal Complications after Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer: A Systematic Review. Urology. 2021 Oct;156:e20-e29. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2021.07.001. Epub 2021 Jul 17. PubMed PMID: 34284007; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8914981.