February 3rd 2023
A recent study analyzed the effect artificially sweetened beverages have on urinary incontinence in women.
December 30th 2022
In this document, AUGS describes how the task force was organized and conducted the work to develop strategies focused on DEI.
December 29th 2022
The patient-focused book entitled Pelvic Floor Health: Your Guide to Pregnancy and Postpartum Care is now available in paperback and e-book!
December 28th 2022
This article aims to present consensus recommendations for the optimal perioperative management of patients undergoing urogynecological surgery.
December 27th 2022
A consensus-based document establishing clear terminology for cosmetic gynecology procedures has been created.
AUGS-IUGA executive summary:Foundational science and mechanistic insights for a shared disease model: An expert consensus
Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) are complex conditions that impact millions of women worldwide.
PFD Week 2023 important Dates
Take a look at some important dates ahead of PFD Week 2023.
AUGS update: Clinical consensus statement on vaginal energy-based devices
This clinical consensus statement on vaginal energy-based devices (EBDs) reflects an update by content experts from the American Urogynecologic Society’s EBD writing group.
Volunteer opportunities with AUGS and journal publications
Don't miss your chance to apply for one of AUGS's many volunteer opportunities and help them shape the future of their publications.
Get involved with upcoming AUGS meetings and courses
Find out more on how to get involved with AUGS.
Upcoming American Urogynecologic Society events for 2022
Wondering what events are coming up for the American Urogynecologic Society? Find out more here.
The latest resources from the American Urogynecologic Society
Check out these latest resources from the American Urogynecologic Society.
OnabotulinumtoxinA for overactive bladder in patients treated with 1 or more oral medication
Data is scare for a comparison of the efficacy of onabotulinumtoxinA for treatment of overactive bladder between patients treated with 1 oral overactive bladder medication vs patients treated with more than 1.
Meta-analysis suggests physical exercise levels matter in constipation management
The authors propose that moderate and high physical activity levels tend to be linked with a lower risk of constipation in adults following a meta-analysis of over 3,000 studies.
How much do women really know about pelvic floor physical therapy?
During a poster session of the 2022 American Urogynecologic Society and International Urogynecological Association’s 47th Annual Meeting, researchers shared a study that investigated baseline knowledge of patients with pelvic floor therapy.
Health literacy impacts pain level, among other symptoms for chronic pelvic pain
Health literacy is an integral part of a patient’s ability to make informed health decisions, especially when it comes to chronic pelvic pain (CPP).
Deep dive into the use of dynamic MRI for pelvic organ prolapse
The use of dynamic MRI for pelvic organ prolapse is essential for properly counseling patients and interpreting radiographic findings.
The efficacy of pelvic floor physical therapy for women with pelvic floor disorders
During the poster session of the AUGS and IUGA 2022 Scientific Meeting, investigators showed how pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) can help pregnant women who suffer from obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASI).
Shifting the paradigm for treating overactive bladder
Cheryl Iglesia, MD, discusses varying treatments for overactive bladder at the 2022 American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists' Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting held in San Diego, California from May 6-8.
Is neuromodulation beneficial for patients with female sexual dysfunction?
Although percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) is commonly used to treat overactive bladder, investigators continue to assess whether this neuromodulation technique is beneficial for patients with other urologic conditions.
AUGS executive summary: Assessment of the pelvic floor and associated musculoskeletal system
The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) published an executive summary on the pelvic floor and associated musculoskeletal system assessment.
The state of organ-sparing radical cystectomy for women
Women are less likely to be diagnosed with bladder cancer, but that does not make the disease any less fatal for this population of patients.
Female soldiers at higher risk for pelvic floor disorders
"These results may have a direct impact on health care delivery if used to develop screening for women at higher risk and to prepare providers to treat women suffering from PFD," researchers said.
Cystoscopy at the time of prolapse repair
The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) has issued guidelines on cystoscopy at the time of prolapse repair.
Routine cystoscopy after minimally invasive hysterectomy associated with increased UTIs
Results presented at the 2019 AAGL Congress demonstrated a higher rate of UTI among younger patients with increased estimated blood loss (EBL) following the procedure.
Experts recommend selective use of cystoscopy
Although many researchers have recommended cystoscopy as a universal screening tool to detect injury at the time of hysterectomy, new research recommends selective use of cystoscopy based on the low absolute risk of urinary tract injury.
Osteoporosis, increased incontinence risk linked
Osteoporosis, pelvic organ prolapse, and incontinence are common in postmenopausal women. Basic research has also implicated collagen and extracellular matrix abnormalities in these conditions.
Atypical antipsychotics may raise LUTS risk in women
Women taking atypical antipsychotic medications (AAPs) have about a 3-fiold higher prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) compared with nonusers, a study on the presence of LUTS among users of psychoactive medications has found.
Botox effective for urinary incontinence
A study funded by the National Institute Child Health and Human Development shows that anticholinergic drugs and onabotulinumtoxinA injections produce comparable results in women with urgency urinary incontinence. Choice of therapy, say the researchers, should take into consideration route of administration and adverse effect profiles.
Cranberry for UTIs: not just folklore
Cranberry-containing products may be more than just a folk remedy for urinary tract infections (UTIs). A systematic review and meta-analysis published in the Archives of Internal Medicine concludes that cranberry-containing products offer women protection against UTIs, particularly those prone to recurrent infections.
Cranberries can't match trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole in preventing UTIs
Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole 480 mg once daily is more effective than cranberry capsules 500 mg twice daily for the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infection in premenopausal women, but it exacerbates the problem of emerging antibiotic resistance.
Effects of overactive bladder and nocturia are far-reaching
Overactive bladder and nocturia have a significant impact on the lives of middle-aged American women, affecting sleep patterns, relationships, intimacy, and social and physical activity, according to a recent study.
Ovarian cancer best predicted by blood levels of certain protein
In an effort to develop an improved blood test for early detection of ovarian cancer, a rigorous landmark validation study of 49 potential markers shows that blood levels of CA-125 protein remain the best bet.
New techniques for treating stress urinary incontinence
Stress urinary incontinence, defined by the International Continence Society as the complaint of involuntary leakage on effort or exertion or on sneezing and coughing, affects 23% to 38% of the female population in the United States over the age of 20 years.
Preventing and recognizing urinary tract injuries in pelvic surgery
Urinary tract injuries complicate approximately 1% of all gynecologic procedures, with a ratio of 5 bladder injuries to each ureteral injury. Additionally, urinary tract injuries occur in 0.28% of all cesarean deliveries with a 3-fold risk in repeat cesarean delivery.
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