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The effectiveness of supportive underwear in women with pelvic organ prolapse: a pilot study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18633560     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective was to assess the effectiveness of supportive underwear (Pro-Portare) in women with pelvic organ prolapse. Symptomatic women with all stages of prolapse participated in the study and were followed up for 4 weeks. The effectiveness of Pro-Portare was measured by three validated disease-specific quality-of-life questionnaires, a daily diary and a questionnaire on comfort and effectiveness. Thirteen women were included in the study. No improvement on quality of life was found with the use of Pro-Portare. None of the women regarded Pro-Portare as very effective, whereas five women regarded the device as (reasonably) effective. The women's major concern was on the size, shape and hard consistency of the inlet. Two women experienced worsening of their prolapse. Pro-Portare was not effective in the alleviation of prolapse symptoms and was no final solution in any of the women.
Karin Lammers; Mark E Vierhout; Mariëlla I J Withagen; Kirsten B Kluivers
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2008-07-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  International urogynecology journal and pelvic floor dysfunction     Volume:  19     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-29     Completed Date:  2009-01-27     Revised Date:  2011-08-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9514583     Medline TA:  Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1519-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, 791, Postbus 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Equipment Design
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Pilot Projects
Prospective Studies
Quality of Life
Treatment Outcome
Uterine Prolapse / rehabilitation*

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