Prevention and Treatment for Pelvic and Relative Diseases

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Obstetrics & Gynecology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 June 2024 | Viewed by 1802

Special Issue Editor

Chair of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical Faculty Collegium Medicum Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Multidisciplinary Hospital Warsaw-Miedzylesie, 04-749 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: endometriosis; urogynecology; gynaecological surgery; laparoscopic surgery; pelvic reconstructive surgery; urogynecology and female urology; urinary incontinence; urodynamics; pelvic organ prolapse; uterine prolapse; vaginal surgery; pelvic floor; stress urinary incontinence; overactive urinary bladder; urge urinary incontinence; incontinence; suburethral slings; hysterectomy; fecal incontinence; fistulas

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Current medicine focuses on developing diagnostic tools and treatment for life threatening conditions such as neoplasms or infectious disease, which is one of the greatest challenges faced by society today.  Nevertheless, we cannot forget about other population diseases that affect wellbeing, self-esteem and quality of life, such as pelvic and pelvic floor diseases. Uro-gynecological problems such as pelvic organ prolapse, urgency, stress urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence and surgery complications affect a significant population of women, as it is estimated that over 30% of adult females suffer from one of these conditions.  Deep infiltrating endometriosis, adenomyosis, myomas causing pelvic pain syndrome and abnormal bleedings complete the picture of the problems that influence the everyday life of affected women. Therefore, it is of high importance to carry out research concerning the prevention, risk factors and diagnostic tools associated with these diseases, as well as appropriate treatment for patients.

I am sure that your participation in this Special Issue will significantly contribute to the advancement of medical knowledge in the pelvic diseases field.

Prof. Dr. Ewa Barcz
Guest Editor

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  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • urinary incontinence
  • fecal incontinence
  • endometriosis
  • pelvic pain syndrome
  • overactive bladder syndrome
  • vaginal surgery

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Influence of Stress Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse on Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia—A Comparative Observational Study
J. Clin. Med. 2024, 13(1), 185; - 28 Dec 2023
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Background: Among pelvic floor disorders (PFDs), overactive bladder is a well-recognized condition affecting mental health. The aim of this study was to assess whether there is a correlation between stress urinary incontinence (SUI), pelvic organ prolapse (POP), and mental health in comparison to [...] Read more.
Background: Among pelvic floor disorders (PFDs), overactive bladder is a well-recognized condition affecting mental health. The aim of this study was to assess whether there is a correlation between stress urinary incontinence (SUI), pelvic organ prolapse (POP), and mental health in comparison to control subjects and whether objective or subjective aspects of diseases are responsible for the aforementioned symptoms. Methods: 192 patients with SUI, 271 with symptomatic prolapse (>2 in the POPQ scale), and 199 controls without pelvic floor disorders were included in this study. Patients completed questionnaires assessing levels of depression, anxiety, and insomnia. The 1-h pad test and IIQ-7 questionnaires were collected in SUI. The pelvic organ prolapse quantification scale and the POPDI6, UDI6, and CRADI-8 questionnaires were used in POP patients. Results: Higher scores in psychiatric scales were observed in SUI (p < 0.05) and POP (p < 0.05) compared to control. There were no correlations between the objective severity of PFDs and psychological symptoms, while subjective complaints correlated with psychological health. In conclusion, we showed that subjective perceptions of SUI and POP are factors that augment psychiatric symptoms, while objective severity is not correlated with mental status. Conclusions: Our findings suggest that patients with PFDs necessitate multidisciplinary attention, including psychiatric care. Full article
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