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Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
101 Plain Street
5th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
P: (401) 453-7560
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Women & Infants is currently enrolling patients in research studies to treat female urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

The Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN) consists of seven research sites, a data coordinating center, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

For more information please contact Ann Meers, BS, RN, CCRC, Research Supervisor, ameers@wihri.org.

Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
101 Plain Street
Providence, RI
(401) 430-8228

Current Research Studies Include:


ASPiRe - A three-armed surgical trial, which aims to determine the most effective surgical treatment for post- hysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse.

 

NOTABLe - Neuromodulation for Accidental Bowel Leakage.

  • This study will compare Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) to a “sham” stimulation in women for the treatment of accidental bowel leakage.

Other Ongoing Studies Include:

IMPROVE – Investigation to Minimize Prolapse Recurrence of the Vagina Using Estrogen.

  • In this study vaginal estrogen cream is compared to an inactive (placebo) cream to determine if the estrogen cream helps prevent recurrence of prolapse and/or helps improve symptoms of other pelvic floor disorders after certain types of surgery to correct apical and/or anterior vaginal wall prolapse.

BioLIFT – Biofabrication of vaginal support using vaginally derived cells: A Feasibility Study

  • The purpose of this study is to grow pelvic ligaments in a laboratory using cells obtained from samples of vaginal tissue from patients scheduled to undergo benign gynecologic surgery.