14 Oct Paper Selected as Editor’s Choice Article by International Academy of Pelvic Surgery
The paper of an MCW Department of Urology research team was selected by the International Academy of Pelvic Surgery (IAPS) as one of its Editor’s Choice articles for the Month of September. IAPS reviews 13 prominent journals in obstetrics and gynecology to create the list. The paper, InTone: a novel pelvic floor rehabilitation device for urinary incontinence, was originally published in the July issue of International Urogynecology Journal.
This study involved 28 American women who were treated for urinary incontinence symptoms (stress, urge, or mixed) with the InTone device. The InTone device provides electrical stimulation to the pelvic musculature when placed vaginally. Symptoms were improved by all measures, including questionnaires, bladder diaries, pad usage, and 24-hour pad-weight testing. The manufacturer of the device, InControl Medical, funded the study and provided the devices; investigators were not paid.
The journals that IAPS reviews every month for their Editor’s Choice Award include:
- New England Journal of Medicine
- The Lancet
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Fertility and Sterility
- British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
- International Urogynecology Journal
- Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica Journal
- Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
- European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
- Cochrane Database Reviews
Authors of the paper include Michael Guralnick, MD; Holly Kelly, RN; Heather Engelke; Sumana Koduri, MD; and Robert O’Connor, MD.