Expert Panel Recommendations on Lower Urinary Tract Health of Women Across Their Life Span.


Urologic and kidney problems are common in women across their life span and affect their daily life, including physical activity, sexual relations, social life, and future health. Urological health in women is still understudied and the underlying mechanisms of female urological dysfunctions are not fully understood. The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR(®)) recognized the need to have a roundtable discussion where researchers and clinicians would define the current state of knowledge, gaps, and recommendations for future research directions to transform women's urological health. This report summarizes the discussions, which focused on epidemiology, clinical presentation, basic science, prevention strategies, and efficacy of current therapies. Experts around the table agreed on a set of research, education, and policy recommendations that have the potential to dramatically increase awareness and improve women's urological health at all stages of life.





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Losada, Liliana, Cindy L Amundsen, James Ashton-Miller, Toby Chai, Clare Close, Margot Damaser, Michael DiSanto, Roger Dmochowski, et al. (2016). Expert Panel Recommendations on Lower Urinary Tract Health of Women Across Their Life Span. J Womens Health (Larchmt), 25(11). pp. 1086–1096. 10.1089/jwh.2016.5895 Retrieved from

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Cindy Louise Amundsen

Roy T. Parker, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, in the School of Medicine
  • Application of nerve stimulation (Interstim therapy) for control of continence
    - Evaluation of botox therapy for urinary urge incontinence
    - Evaluation and treatment for nocturnal voiding
    - Application of nerve stimulation for control of continence and enable proper voiding in individuals with Spinal cord injuries
    - Application of nerve stimulation for urinary retention
    - Minimally invasive prolapse surgery using graft material for enhancing pelvic organ prolapse repairs
    -Treatment for stress urinary incontinence with minimally invasive techniques
    - Evaluation of the urinary microbiome as it relates to recurrent urinary tract infections and lower urinary tract symptoms

Matthew Oliver Fraser

Associate Professor in Surgery

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