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We are seeking 3-6 volunteers to contribute to the development of a systematic review and meta-analysis on the impact of childbirth on pelvic floor reconstructive surgery outcomes.

Many epidemiological studies have recognized age as a significant and independent risk factor for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and urinary incontinence (UI). Reconstructive pelvic floor surgeries aim to improve women’s quality of life and are performed even at a relatively young age. Moreover, it has been reported that one in four women experience subjective POP recurrence and/or re-treatment.

Many clinicians consider a future pregnancy as a relative contra-indication for pelvic reconstructive surgeries and would recommend either postponing surgery or caesarean delivery for a woman who has already had a surgical procedure for pelvic floor prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. Scientific evidence to substantiate such recommendations is scarce.

Timeline:

This project is expected to begin in December 2020 and conclude by November 30, 2021.

Contributor Expectations:

  • The manuscript will be developed using a collaborative process that requires regular communication via email, possible conference calls, and completion of assignments.
  • Contributors will produce and deliver all completed assignments and required information on or before the agreed deadlines.
  • Contributors will disclose all potential conflicts of interest (see Conflict of Interest Policy here). 

How to Apply:

Application Deadline:

Applications must be received by 11:59pm CDT on Thursday, November 26, 2020.

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