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Pelvic Floor Disorders

Edited by Raheela Rizvi

Aga Khan University, Pakistan

Pelvic floor disorders, which include urinary and fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, are highly prevalent conditions in women. In the United States alone, this affects almost 25% of women. These disorders often affect women's daily life activities, their sexual function, their ability to exercise, and their social and psychological life. Pelvic floor disorders are usually diagnosed clinically, but in complicated cases, pelvic imaging and electromyographic studies may be required. This book attempts to discuss the pathophysiology of pelvic floor disorders, its treatment by the use of a new synthetic material, and treatment for recurrent POP. Although there are many books available on this topic, it includes some of the original research work and surgical innovation. We would like to acknowledge all the authors for their hard work in completing this book.

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Pelvic Floor DisordersEdited by Raheela Rizvi

Published: June 6th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69095

ISBN: 978-1-78923-245-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-244-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-375-8

Copyright year: 2018

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4 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

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1. Introductory Chapter: Pelvic Floor Disorders

By Raheela M. Rizvi


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2. Pathophysiology of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

By Lubna Razzak


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3. Effects of Posture and Gravity on Pelvic Organ Prolapse

By Marwa Abdulaziz, Lynn Stothers and Andrew Macnab


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4. Synthetic Materials Used in the Surgical Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Problems of Currently Used Material and Designing the Ideal Material

By Naşide Mangir, Christopher R. Chapple and Sheila MacNeil


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5. Recurrent Pelvic Organ Prolapse

By Nidhi Sharma and Sudakshina Chakrabarti


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