Prominent publications by Lauren B Westermann

KOL Index score: 12446

OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the effect of intravenous acetaminophen versus placebo on postoperative pain, satisfaction with pain control, and narcotic use after vaginal reconstructive surgery.

METHODS: This was an institutional review board-approved, double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial. Women scheduled for reconstructive surgery including vaginal hysterectomy and vaginal vault suspension were enrolled. Subjects received 1000 mg of intravenous acetaminophen or ...

Known for Intravenous Acetaminophen |  Postoperative Pain |  Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery |  Nonnarcotic Analgesics |  24 Hours
KOL Index score: 10032

Introduction and HypothesisUnderstanding barriers to seeking care for pelvic floor disorders is necessary. We sought to assess familiarity with pelvic floor disorders, as well as identify screening and referral patterns among primary care providers.MethodsThis Institutional Review Board approved study was distributed through a secure online server (SurveyMonkey®). Primary care providers within a large healthcare system were invited to participate in a 14-question survey regarding the ...

Known for Pelvic Floor Disorders |  Oab Pop |  Providers Attitudes |  Referral Patterns |  Urinary Incontinence
KOL Index score: 9742

OBJECTIVE: Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid with minimal side effects that may improve quality of recovery. We sought to evaluate standard use of this medication prior to vaginal reconstructive surgery.

STUDY DESIGN: This was a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of women undergoing vaginal reconstructive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. Patients scheduled for an intraperitoneal vaginal vault suspension, with general anesthesia and an overnight stay, were enrolled. The ...

Known for Quality Recovery |  Nausea Vomiting |  Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery |  Scores Postoperative |  Surgical Procedures
KOL Index score: 9025

OBJECTIVES: There is no standard of care for women sustaining an obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASIS). We sought to determine whether pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) would improve the quality of life and function in women 12 weeks after OASIS.

METHODS: This institutional review board-approved randomized trial enrolled primiparous women 2 weeks after delivery complicated by OASIS. After informed consent, all subjects underwent vaginal electromyography and anorectal manometry and ...

Known for Pelvic Floor |  Quality Life |  Women Oasis |  Physical Therapy |  Anal Sphincter
KOL Index score: 6373

BACKGROUND: In this study of patients undergoing vaginal hysterectomy with either robotic or vaginal prolapse repair, there was no difference in quality of life in the weeks following surgery; however, less narcotics were used, less pain was documented by nurses and Surgical Pain Scale (SPS), and better performance on voiding trials was noted in those undergoing robotic sacrocolpopexy.

OBJECTIVES: Minimally invasive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse is the preferred surgical route for ...

Known for Usls Rsc |  Pain Postoperative |  Robotic Sacrocolpopexy |  Quality Life |  Surgical Procedures
KOL Index score: 4923

OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to characterize pertinent anatomy relative to the sacral suture placed at time of robotic sacrocolpopexy using postoperative computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.

METHODS: A vascular clip was placed at the base of the sacral suture at the time of robotic sacrocolpopexy. Six weeks postoperatively, subjects returned for a computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging.

RESULTS: Ten subjects completed the study. The middle sacral artery and ...

Known for Sacral Artery |  Computed Tomography |  Vena Cava |  Subjects Study |  2 Mm
KOL Index score: 4890

OBJECTIVE: Placement of vaginal packing after pelvic reconstructive surgery is common; however, little evidence exists to support the practice. Furthermore, patients have reported discomfort from the packs. We describe pain and satisfaction in women treated with and without vaginal packing.

METHODS: This institutional review board-approved randomized-controlled trial enrolled patients undergoing vaginal hysterectomy with prolapse repairs. The primary outcome was visual analog scales ...

Known for Vaginal Packing |  Pain Satisfaction |  Postoperative Day |  Reconstructive Surgery |  Visual Analog
KOL Index score: 4690

OBJECTIVE: To compare several fracture risk-prediction models and their predictive values.

METHODS: Women older than age 49 years were sent for dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry screening between January 2007 and March 2009. Data collection included multiple osteoporosis risk factors. The ability to identify fractures was analyzed and compared using the North American Menopause Society 2006 and 2010 Position Statements, The Fracture Risk Assessment Tool, along with age alone. The area ...

Known for Osteoporotic Fracture |  65 Years |  Risk Prediction |  Osteoporosis Screening |  Sensitivity 95
KOL Index score: 4441

OBJECTIVE: We sought to compare the proportion of benign hysterectomies performed vaginally and the mean number of hysterectomies with resident involvement by route before and after robot implementation.

STUDY DESIGN: This multicenter, retrospective cohort study using nonsynchronous controls was conducted through the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Fellows' Pelvic Research Network. The route of hysterectomy for benign disease was compared for 1-year periods before (prerobot) and after ...

Known for Benign Disease |  Route Hysterectomy |  Hysterectomies Performed |  Studies Robotic |  Retrospective Cohort Study
KOL Index score: 4180

BACKGROUND: Vaginal and urethral histology is important to understanding the pathophysiology of the pelvic floor.

METHODS: En bloc removal of 4 female cadaveric pelvises was performed, with 18 to 25 serial sections obtained from each. The vaginal and urethral lengths were divided into distal and proximal sections; urethra was divided into anterior and posterior segments as well. Innervation and vasculature were qualified as small and large and quantified per high-power field.


Known for Anterior Vagina |  Urethral Length |  Pelvic Floor |  Histologic Anatomy |  Muscular Layer
KOL Index score: 3672

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare perioperative complications by route of hysterectomy before and after the introduction of robotic surgery.

METHODS: This is an ancillary analysis of a multicenter, retrospective cohort study with historical controls through the Fellows' Pelvic Research Network. Hysterectomies performed for benign conditions were collected prior to introduction of the robot (prerobot) and the year after introduction of the robot (postrobot) at each ...

Known for Benign Conditions |  Intraoperative Complications |  Hysterectomy Vaginal |  Retrospective Cohort Study |  Robotic Surgical
KOL Index score: 3371

BACKGROUND: : Bowel injury is a rare but serious complication associated with tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) sling procedures.

CASE: : A 50-year-old woman with a previous history of pelvic surgery underwent TVT for stress urinary incontinence. Surgery and the immediate postoperative period were unremarkable; however, she returned 5 months later with bloody, purulent discharge from a suprapubic exit site. This was unresponsive to antibiotic therapy, and when the patient returned with ...

Known for Enterocutaneous Fistula |  Delayed Presentation |  Free Vaginal |  Bowel Injury |  Exploratory Laparotomy
KOL Index score: 3021

INTRODUCTION: To investigate the changes in surgical route of hysterectomy after implementation of robotics and to assess the impact on the surgical training of gynecology residents.

METHODS: This was an institutional review board-approved retrospective analysis at 2 large academic community hospitals. Subjects undergoing hysterectomy during 2005 and 2011 were identified. A stratified random sample representative of the overall number of hysterectomies, 20 per month for each year, was ...

Known for Surgical Training |  Robotic Hysterectomies |  Assisted Surgery |  Route Hysterectomy |  Internship Residency
KOL Index score: 2085

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to characterize male preferences of vulvar appearance, their awareness of labiaplasty, and their knowledge of genital anatomy.

STUDY DESIGN: Men 18-80 years old were recruited via emails sent by an Internet provider to participate in a 27-question web-based survey. The questionnaire included images and queried demographics, men's familiarity with vulvar anatomy, preferences regarding labial appearance, and awareness of labiaplasty. Two deployments ...

Known for Female Genitalia |  Genital Anatomy |  Labial Appearance |  Hair Removal |  Sexual Activity


Lauren B Westermann: Influence Statistics

Sample of concepts for which Lauren B Westermann is among the top experts in the world.
Concept World rank
bloody purulent discharge #3
fistula tension #4
vaginal hysterectomy usls #5
sacrocolpopexy postoperative #5
usls rsc #6
pfpt oasis #7
familiar oab #7
pop prolapse physicians #7
oasis pfpt #7
familiar urogynecology #7
prolapse physicians #10
hysterectomy usls #15
injury tvt #16
mm sacral #20
performed vaginally #28
histologic anatomy #31
intravenous acetaminophen placebo #35
vaginal suspension #40
urethra anterior #49
vaginal reconstructive surgery #52
recovery qor40 #56
robotic hysterectomies #58
vaginal packing #61
pop prevalence #64
therapy pfpt #68
sacrocolpopexy rsc #69
anterior vagina #74
vaginal reconstructive #74
labiaplasty #80
route hysterectomy #84
placebo pain scores #87
vagina cadaver #90
oab pop #91
hysterectomy benign conditions #93

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Lauren B Westermann:Expert Impact

Concepts for whichLauren B Westermannhas direct influence:Vaginal reconstructive surgery,  Postoperative pain,  Intravenous acetaminophen,  Pelvic floor disorders,  Urinary incontinence,  Benign conditions,  Enterocutaneous fistula,  Reconstructive surgery.

Lauren B Westermann:KOL impact

Concepts related to the work of other authors for whichfor which Lauren B Westermann has influence:Vaginal hysterectomy,  Urinary incontinence,  Pelvic floor,  Robotic surgery,  Postoperative pain,  Enhanced recovery,  Lymphoid nodules.



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From the *Division of Urogynecology and Female Reconstructive Surgery, †Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and ‡Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati,

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