Special Issue "Women’s Health Care in Urogynecology and Cardiovascular Disorders"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Women's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 1316
Interests: women's health; stress urinary incontinence; overactive bladder; treatment of conservative and surgical urinary incontinence; TOT and TVT operations; botulinum toxin; environmental and genetic factors in the treatment of urinary incontinence
Interests: anti-inflammatory action; docosahexaenoic acid; neuroinflammation; omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids; resolvin; maresin; DHA; EPA; cardiovascular disease; stroke; lipoxins; arachidonic acid; inflammation; ischemic stroke
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Women's health is important to society, and all aspects that significantly worsen women's quality of life should be taken seriously. It is impossible to analyze all of such factors in one supplement, so we would like to focus on two: urinary incontinence and cardiovascular disorders.
Urinary incontinence is a social disease that affects more than 10% of women and significantly reduces quality of life. Depending on the literature, it may even affect 70% of women, and therefore represents a very serious social problem. The most commonly recognized type of urinary incontinence is stress urinary incontinence and overactive bladder. Stress urinary incontinence and overactive bladder can be treated conservatively or surgically. The continuous development of treatment methods allows for the increasingly effective treatment of urinary incontinence. We are interested in studies that analyze the effectiveness of each method of urinary incontinence treatment, especially pelvic floor muscle exercises, pelvic floor electrostimulation, TOT and TVT surgeries, electrostimulation of the peroneal nerve, neuromodulation of the sacral nerves, injection of the bladder walls with botulinum toxin depending on age and number of deliveries, birth weight of children, physical activity, concentration of selected hormones, and genetic and environmental factors, as well as the evaluation of the effectiveness of these methods after several years of observation.
Cardiovascular disorders affect both genders in slightly different patterns due to different hormonal activity. Current public health policies and physicians focus on controlling and modifying the risk factors, with the aim to achieve better prevention strategies. In addition to the commonly considered cardiovascular risk factors, particular attention should be paid to the issues of inflammation, nutrition, physical activity, and lifestyle as important risk factors contributing to cardivascular disorders. All of these factors can be discussed with regard to gender-specific background. We are especially interested in cytokines, lipid mediators, eikozanoids, dietary and lifestyle aspects, and cardiovascular disorders including stroke as the factors that contribute to improved prevention in women. We invite researchers to submit high-quality original research and review articles addressing the molecular and cellular aspects of the risk factors, prevention, and prognosis, with a special interest in female-specific topics.
Dr. Sylwester Ciećwież
Dr. Dariusz Kotlȩga
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- stress urinary incontinence
- overactive bladder
- pelvic floor muscle exercises
- pelvic floor electrostimulation
- TOT and TVT operation
- peroneal nerve stimulation
- sacral nerve neurostimulation
- botulinum toxin
- environmental factors
- genetic factors
- physical activity
- risk assessment
- lipid mediators