An International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)/International Continence Society (ICS) joint report on the terminology for reporting outcomes of surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse.

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INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Standardized terminology has yet to be developed for reporting the outcomes for surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). METHODS: This report combines the input of the Terminology and Standardization Committees of the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) and the International Continence Society (ICS) and a joint Working Group on this topic, as well as expert external referees. The aim was to present a standardized terminology for the definitions of surgery and propose a structure for reporting the outcomes of surgical procedures for POP. An extensive drafting and review process was undertaken, as well as open review on both IUGA and ICS websites. RESULTS: A terminology report was developed outlining the recommended structure for reporting outcomes of surgical trials involving POP. This document does not define success and failure. The report includes patient-reported subjective and objective outcomes to enable researchers to report on their results and compare them with other studies. CONCLUSIONS: A consensus-based method for standardizing terminology for reporting outcome measures of POP surgery was developed to aid clinicians working in this area of research. Neurourol. Urodynam. 31:415-421, 2012. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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Cited Authors

  • Toozs-Hobson, P; Freeman, R; Barber, M; Maher, C; Haylen, B; Athanasiou, S; Swift, S; Whitmore, K; Ghoniem, G; de Ridder, D; International Urogynecological Association, ; International Continence Society,

Published Date

  • April 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 415 - 421

PubMed ID

  • 22517068

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-6777

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/nau.22238


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States