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Editorial Conference Editorial

Conference EditorialThe upcoming ISPP International Pelviperineology Congress is a special event in the history of our society. AAVIS was founded in 1996 and has organised an Annual Scientific meeting every year since 1999. In recent years our meetings have developed a multidisciplinary and international focus until last year in Vienna it was decided to change the name of our society. In 2011 we return to Australia where our society was born and in particular to Sydney, the location of very successful meetings in 2005 and 2007. [More]

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EditorialClinical Practice Guideline for management of uncomplicated urinary tract infections

Clinical Practice Guideline for management of uncomplicated urinary tract infectionsUrinary tract infections (UTI) are among the most common types of bacterial infection in outpatient medicine. Rising rates of antibiotic resistance and a better understanding of the ecological adverse effects (collateral damage) of antibiotics warrant a reevaluation of the treatment recommendations for uncomplicated UTI. The new German guideline contains updated recommendations. The new German guideline is based on a review of publications on uncomplicated UTI retrieved by a systematic search of the Medline and Cochrane Library databases. Other guidelines were also considered in the review. [More]

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Urinary Incontinence Botulinum Toxin A (BTX-A) in refractory non-neurogenic overactive bladder: A prospective review of intermediate-term quality of life outcome assessment by Eric Chung, Boon Cheok Lee, Vincent Tse, Jeremy De Leon, Lewis Chan

Botulinum Toxin A (BTX-A) in refractory non-neurogenic overactive bladderOveractive bladder (OAB) affects more than 12% of adult population1 and is characterised by symptoms of urinary urgency, with or without urge incontinence, usually with frequency and nocturia.2 OAB is most commonly caused by detrusor overactivity (DO), which is defined as the presence of involuntary detrusor contractions during the filling phase of cystometry, which may be spontaneous or provoked.2 In the absence of local or neurological causes, this DO is termed idiopathic or non-neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NNDO). [More]

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Review Paravaginal defects and stress urinary incontinence by Petri Eckhard, Ashok Kiran

Paravaginal defects and stress urinary incontinenceThe diversity of the pathologies of the pelvic floor, their origin, their degree, and their clinical relevance makes comparison of studies on diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor disorders difficult. The focus of research in recent years was the search of a numeric classification. The description of single compartments and stages of their descent disregards quality of tissue and complex pathologies of the pelvic tissues. Even though, the entity "Paravaginal defects" is known for decades, its clinical importance is under discussion. [More]

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Book Review Pelvic floor imaging by Giulio A. Santoro, Andrzej P. Wieczorek

Pelvic floor imagingThe second section of the book "Pelvic floor disorders - Imaging and Multidisciplinary Approach to Management" is entitled "Pelvic Floor Imaging" and consists of six chapters describing the different imaging techniques of normal female pelvic floor. In the first chapter "Endovaginal Ultrasono gra phy: Methodology and Normal Pelvic Floor Anatomy" Santoro et al. describe the role of high-resolution three-dimensional endovaginal ultrasonography (3D-EVUS) in the assessment of pelvic floor structures including muscles and the levator ani complex, the lower urinary tract, and the anorectal region. [More]

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