There are several ongoing trials evaluating the latest surgical technology and medical therapy. After completing a comprehensive evaluation, our providers will determine if you are a candidate for an active trial, and inform you about possible enrollment in an appropriate study.
Our research helps improve the quality of care for women with pelvic floor disorders. We hope that you will consider participating in a trial. If you decide not to enroll in a research protocol, you will still receive the same excellent quality care.
For more information about ongoing trials, call Joanna Peterson, research coordinator, at 202-877-0526.
Current Ongoing Trials
- Vault - This multicenter parallel cohort study is being done to compare the effectiveness of two surgical techniques for treatment of uterovaginal prolapse.
Vaginal Uphold Hysteropexy and Laparoscopic Sacral Hysteropexy for the Treatment of Uterovaginal Pelvic Organ Prolapse: A Parallel Cohort Study
This multicenter parallel cohort study is being done to compare the effectiveness of two surgical techniques for treatment of uterovaginal prolapse. The surgical choice will be determined by the patient and her doctor. We will compare laparoscopic sacral hysteropexy and vaginal Uphold hysteropexy. Hysteropexy is the surgical replacement of a displaced uterus. Both procedures leave the uterus in place and use mesh to support the uterus and vagina. Mesh is commonly used in reconstructive pelvic surgery to increase the strength of the repair. Studies show that mesh is better for curing and preventing recurrent pelvic organ support problems at the front wall of the vagina next to the bladder. Placement of mesh vaginally is quicker and technically easier but carries a higher risk of mesh complications compared to placement through the abdomen laparoscopically. However, both approaches are minimally invasive. We will follow both groups for outcome measures.
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