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Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
101 Plain Street
5th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
P: (401) 453-7560
F: (401) 453-7573
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,

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.