Editorial:Pelviperineology in Latin America
P. Palma, N. Lemos
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Is there a correlation between simulated operations,urodynamics (vlpp) and urethral mobility?
J. De Fátima Agostini Tiecher, P. C. Rodrigues Palma, C. L. Zanettini Riccetto
Urinary incontinence (UI) is a frequent health problem among women1 that affects quality of life and restricts social life because of the physical discomfort and embarrassment it causes.
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Should we consider obesity a risk factor for pelvic organ prolapse?
B. Farkas, P. Gal, S. Racz, P. Tamas, N. Farkas, Z. Nemeth
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a condition of specific signs and symptoms that lead to impairment of normal function and diminished quality of life.
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The role of the external anal sphincter in the physiology of the pelvic floor
M. D. Levin
An adequate understanding of anorectal physiology is necessary for the correct diagnosis of pathological process-es and the respective correction of them.
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Efficacy of vaginal and laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (vlscp), a dual approach to utero-vaginal prolapse, compared with laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (lscp) alone
A. Aharoni, Y. Mamet, A. Agranat
Uterine prolapse with vaginal wall prolapse has been classically treated by vaginal hysterectomy and colporrhaphy.
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Book review

“Pelvic Flawed” by Darren Gold
S. V. Bardetta
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An assessment of the functional outcome and quality of life before and after trans-obturator tape surgery for stress urinary incontinence
A. Chrysostomou, H. Jacobson, M. Chrysostomou
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) may be defined as the involuntary leakage of urine on effort, exertion or coughing without a rise in detrusor pressure. It is a physiologically, emotionally, and physically devastating condition and can adversely affect a woman's quality of life.
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Questionnaire validation may not validate a critical analysis
S. Pinango-Luna, P. Petros
From Hippocrates onwards, symptoms have been an essential element in medical diagnosis. Normally the physician elicits symptoms by listening to the patient's story or by direct questioning.
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The effects of pelvic floor and transverse abdominal muscles’maximal voluntary contractions on pelvic floor ultrasound biometric parameters in women with stress urinary incontinence: preliminary results
N. Martinho, S. Botelho, A. Nagib, J. Marques, V. Silva, R. Jales, A.marques, C. Juliato, P. Palma, C. Riccetto
A new approach for pelvic floor muscle (PFM) dysfunctions treatment, based on deep abdominal muscle training, particularly, the transverse abdominal muscle (TAM), has been used and discussed in several recent studies.
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