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UPMC Physicians and Researchers Present at 2018 Pelvic Floor Disorders Week (PFD) Presented by the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)

September 27, 2018

PFD Week, which will be held October 9-13 in Chicago, IL, is an annual meeting organized by AUGS. This event gathers together health care professionals interested in or actively practicing Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. PFD Week will feature two and half days of scientific presentations, as well as one day of surgical and clinical workshop sessions. UPMC physicians and researchers will be in attendance among the field’s internationally recognized leaders.

Some of the presentations and abstracts include: 

Charelle Carter-Brooks, MD: “Leveraging Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) to operationalize Same Day Discharge in an Elderly Patient Population” and “Outcomes by Age in a Urogynecology ERAS Program”

Lauren Giugale, MD: “Outcomes of a Staged Midurethral Sling Strategy in Women with Symptomatic SUI Undergoing Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair”

Aimon Iftikhar: “A Clinically Relevant Rabbit Surgical Model of Pelvic Reconstruction to Evaluate the Immune Response to Mesh in the Abdomen and Vagina”

Katrina Knight, MD: “The New Zealand White Rabbit: An Alternative Model for Studying the Impact of Polypropylene Mesh on Vaginal Smooth Muscle Morphology and Function”

Rui Liang, MD: “Bacterial Biofilms: A Potential Mechanism for Mesh Related Complications”

Anna Romanova, MD: “30-day Unanticipated Healthcare Encounters After Major Prolapse Surgery: A Comparison of Day of Surgery Versus Post-Operative Day 1 Discharge”

James Ross, MD: “External Validation of the De Novo Post-op Stress Urinary Incontinence Calculator”

Megan Routzong: “Determining the Accuracy of Four Methods of Measuring the Radial Thickness of the Vaginal Muscularis”

Jessica Sassani, MD: “Bowel Symptomatology and Surgeon Perceptions Following Bowel Preparation for Minimally Invasive Sacrocolpopexy: A Randomized Clinical Trial”

Halina Zyczynski, MD: “Vaginal Surgery for Uterovaginal Prolapse: A Randomized Trial of Vaginal Hysterectomy with Uterosacral Ligament Suspension Versus Mesh Hysteropexy” and “How Related Are the Urinary and Vaginal Microbiomes?”