Two Surgeries That May Help Correct A Common Female Condition Have Similar Outcomes

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Two Surgeries That May Help Correct A Common Female Condition Have Similar Outcomes

INTRO: Aging, natural child birth and obesity can weaken the pelvic muscles in many women. A common problem, this can cause the vagina or the uterus to prolapse, or to begin sink or fall. A new study compared two common surgeries used to correct the problem and evaluated if pelvic muscle strengthening exercises done before and after the surgeries would help improve outcomes. Catherine Dolf has more in this week’s JAMA Report.

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Lori walking down hall

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LORI YOUSIF HAD A NORMAL PREGNANCY WITH HER FIRST CHILD, UNTIL THE DELIVERY.

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SOT/FULL Super@:04 Lori Yousif – Surgery Patient Runs:09
“She was nine pounds, which is very large for a first baby and it was a very difficult delivery. A year after I could actually feel things physically drop.”

(Video covering middle of bite: Lori standing in hallway looking off)

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Lori on camera, graphic of pelvic area, various shots of surgery being performed

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WHAT LORI FELT IS CALLED PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE. THE MUSCLES THAT HELP SUPPORT THE VAGINA AND UTERUS WEAKEN. THE UTERUS CAN FALL INTO THE VAGINA AND BECOME VISIBLE NEAR OR OUTSIDE THE VAGINAL OPENING. TO FIX THIS PROBLEM, LORI UNDERWENT SURGERY LIKE THIS AT LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER OUTSIDE CHICAGO. DR. LINDA BRUBAKER AND HER TEAM ARE PERFOMING ONE OF TWO SURGERIES COMMONLY USED TO CORRECT THE CONDITION.

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SOT/FULL Super@:35 Matthew D. Barber, M.D., – Cleveland Clinic Runs:04
“These two operations while widely performed had never been directly compared.”

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Dr. Barber walking down hallway, looking at computer, various shots of surgery

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DR. MATTHEW BARBER FROM THE CLEVELAND CLINIC AND CO-AUTHORS EXAMINED SURGICAL OUTCOMES OF 374 WOMEN. THEY EITHER UNDERWENT SURGERY TO SECURE THE TOP OF THE VAGINA TO A LIGAMENT ON ONE SIDE OF THE PELVIS OR TO SUSPEND THE VAGINA TO BOTH SIDES OF THE PELVIS. THE WOMEN WERE FOLLOWED FOR TWO YEARS AFTER THE PROCEDURES.

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SOT/FULL Super@:56 Matthew D. Barber, M.D., – Cleveland Clinic Runs:19
“There was no difference in the outcomes both success and complications between the two operations. Patients overall did well with less than five percent requiring additional treatments during the two year follow up period and about 85 percent being symptom free.”

(Video covering 2nd half of bite: wide shot of surgery)

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Graphic

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JAMA COVER

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Dr. Barber looking at computer

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SYMPTOMS CAN INCLUDE, PRESSURE, PAIN AND URINARY INCONTINENCE. THE STUDY APPEARS IN JAMA, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. RESEARCHERS ALSO EVALUATED IF DOING PELVIC MUSCLE EXERCISES WOULD AFFECT THE OUTCOMES.

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SOT/FULL Super@ 1:28 Matthew D. Barber, M.D., – Cleveland Clinic Runs:09
“We looked to see whether performing the exercises around the time of surgery would improve surgical outcomes and in this case didn’t find that that helped.”

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Lori walking down hallway alone

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LORI’S SURGERY WAS ALSO SUCCESSFUL. SHE NOW HOPES OTHER WOMEN WHO EXPERIENCE THIS PROBLEM WILL GET HELP.

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SOT/FULL Super@ 1:43 Lori Yousif – Surgery Patient Runs:07
“The more women realize how common it is the more they’ll take action to do something about it.”

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Lori on camera

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CATHERINE DOLF, THE JAMA REPORT.

TAG:300 THOUSAND SURGERIES TO CORRECT THIS CONDITION ARE PERFORMED YEARLY IN THE UNITED STATES.

March 11, 2014

INTRO: Aging, natural child birth and obesity can weaken the pelvic muscles in many women. A common problem, this can cause the vagina or the uterus to prolapse, or to begin sink or fall. A new study compared two common surgeries used to correct the problem and evaluated if pelvic muscle strengthening exercises done before and after the surgeries would help improve outcomes. Catherine Dolf has more in this week’s JAMA Report.

B-ROLL
Lori walking down hall

AUDIO
VO
LORI YOUSIF HAD A NORMAL PREGNANCY WITH HER FIRST CHILD, UNTIL THE DELIVERY.

AUDIO
SOT/FULL Super@:04 Lori Yousif – Surgery Patient Runs:09
“She was nine pounds, which is very large for a first baby and it was a very difficult delivery. A year after I could actually feel things physically drop.”

(Video covering middle of bite: Lori standing in hallway looking off)

VIDEO
B-ROLL
Lori on camera, graphic of pelvic area, various shots of surgery being performed

AUDIO
VO
WHAT LORI FELT IS CALLED PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE. THE MUSCLES THAT HELP SUPPORT THE VAGINA AND UTERUS WEAKEN. THE UTERUS CAN FALL INTO THE VAGINA AND BECOME VISIBLE NEAR OR OUTSIDE THE VAGINAL OPENING. TO FIX THIS PROBLEM, LORI UNDERWENT SURGERY LIKE THIS AT LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER OUTSIDE CHICAGO. DR. LINDA BRUBAKER AND HER TEAM ARE PERFOMING ONE OF TWO SURGERIES COMMONLY USED TO CORRECT THE CONDITION.

AUDIO
SOT/FULL Super@:35 Matthew D. Barber, M.D., – Cleveland Clinic Runs:04
“These two operations while widely performed had never been directly compared.”

VIDEO
B-ROLL
Dr. Barber walking down hallway, looking at computer, various shots of surgery

AUDIO
VO
DR. MATTHEW BARBER FROM THE CLEVELAND CLINIC AND CO-AUTHORS EXAMINED SURGICAL OUTCOMES OF 374 WOMEN. THEY EITHER UNDERWENT SURGERY TO SECURE THE TOP OF THE VAGINA TO A LIGAMENT ON ONE SIDE OF THE PELVIS OR TO SUSPEND THE VAGINA TO BOTH SIDES OF THE PELVIS. THE WOMEN WERE FOLLOWED FOR TWO YEARS AFTER THE PROCEDURES.

AUDIO
SOT/FULL Super@:56 Matthew D. Barber, M.D., – Cleveland Clinic Runs:19
“There was no difference in the outcomes both success and complications between the two operations. Patients overall did well with less than five percent requiring additional treatments during the two year follow up period and about 85 percent being symptom free.”

(Video covering 2nd half of bite: wide shot of surgery)

VIDEO
B-ROLL
Graphic

GXF FULL
JAMA COVER

B-ROLL
Dr. Barber looking at computer

AUDIO
VO
SYMPTOMS CAN INCLUDE, PRESSURE, PAIN AND URINARY INCONTINENCE. THE STUDY APPEARS IN JAMA, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. RESEARCHERS ALSO EVALUATED IF DOING PELVIC MUSCLE EXERCISES WOULD AFFECT THE OUTCOMES.

AUDIO
SOT/FULL Super@ 1:28 Matthew D. Barber, M.D., – Cleveland Clinic Runs:09
“We looked to see whether performing the exercises around the time of surgery would improve surgical outcomes and in this case didn’t find that that helped.”

VIDEO
B-ROLL
Lori walking down hallway alone

AUDIO
VO
LORI’S SURGERY WAS ALSO SUCCESSFUL. SHE NOW HOPES OTHER WOMEN WHO EXPERIENCE THIS PROBLEM WILL GET HELP.

AUDIO
SOT/FULL Super@ 1:43 Lori Yousif – Surgery Patient Runs:07
“The more women realize how common it is the more they’ll take action to do something about it.”

VIDEO
B-ROLL
Lori on camera

AUDIO
VO
CATHERINE DOLF, THE JAMA REPORT.

TAG:300 THOUSAND SURGERIES TO CORRECT THIS CONDITION ARE PERFORMED YEARLY IN THE UNITED STATES.