Sunday, September 13, 2015

September Pelvic PT Distance Journal Club Recording
Next call October 14, 2015

“Vaginal Shape at Resting Pelvic MRI: Predictor of Pelvic Floor Weakness?”

Tillack AA, et al. Clin Imag 2015;39:285-288.
Cora Huit
Pelvic PT distance journal club Sept 2, 2015

Aim: The goal of this study was to determine if vaginal shape was related to pelvic floor weakness.

Design: Population: This study was done retrospectively using images from a radiology database of 32 women who were referred for pelvic floor imaging between 1998 and 2007. The same data was collected from the radiology database for a control group of 44 women who were referred for pelvic floor imaging for the following health concerns: fibroids, adnexal mass, nongynecological caner or mass, pelvic pain, endometrial evaluation, gynecological caner and retrovaginal fistula. 

Review of: Postpartum Recovery of Levator Hiatus and Bladder Neck Mobility in Relation to Pregnancy

Starr-Jensen J, et al. Obstetrics and Gynecolgy2015;3:531-539.
Cora Huit
Pelvic PT Distance Journal Club Sept 2, 2015

Aim: To determine the changes in pelvic floor morphology, specifically of the levator hiatus and the bladder neck, during and after pregnancy for women delivery vaginally and having cesarean sections.

Design: An observational, longitudinally study using ultrasonography to exam women’s pelvic floor changes at 21 and 37 weeks pregnant and 6 weeks, 6 months and 12 months postpartum.