Obstetrics & gynaecology

Overall incidence of obstetric anal sphincter injury 4.9 percent

(HealthDay)—The incidence of obstetric anal sphincter injury is 4.9 percent, and risk factors include vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery and prolonged duration of second stage of labor, according to a study published online ...

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Incidence of recurrent anal sphincter rupture is 7.1 percent

(HealthDay)—The incidence of recurrent anal sphincter rupture (ASR) is 7.1 percent, and several risk factors are associated with an increased risk, including excessive birth weight, vacuum extraction, and shoulder dystocia, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Leaving balloon in is safe in urinary sphincter revision

(HealthDay)—Intentionally leaving the pressure-regulating balloon in place during a non-infected artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) revision procedure is safe and is not associated with infection or complications, according ...

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