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Pessaries (mechanical devices) for pelvic organ prolapse in women

  1. Carol Bugge1,*,
  2. Elisabeth J Adams2,
  3. Deepa Gopinath3,
  4. Fiona Reid4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Incontinence Group

Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 13 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004010.pub3


How to Cite

Bugge C, Adams EJ, Gopinath D, Reid F. Pessaries (mechanical devices) for pelvic organ prolapse in women. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD004010. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004010.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Stirling, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Stirling, UK

  2. 2

    Liverpool Women's Hospital, Dept of Urodynamics, Liverpool, UK

  3. 3

    Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK

  4. 4

    St. Mary's Hospital, Urogynaecology, Manchester, UK

*Carol Bugge, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, UK. carol.bugge@stir.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

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References

References to studies included in this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies awaiting assessment
  3. Additional references
Cundiff 2007 {published data only}
  • Cundiff GN, Amundsen CL, Bent AE, Coates KW, Schaffer JI, Strohbehn K, et al. The PESSRI study: symptom relief outcomes of a randomized crossover trial of the ring and Gellhorn pessaries. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2007;196(4):405.e1-8. [: SR-INCONT23081; PUBMED: 17403437]

References to studies awaiting assessment

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies awaiting assessment
  3. Additional references
Hagen 2011 {published data only}

 

Additional references

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies awaiting assessment
  3. Additional references
Barber 2001
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Clemons 2004
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