Spanish Version

We are pleased to announce a group of pelvic PTs in Argentina, Spain and Chile are organizing a Spanish version of the journal club.  This group hold a call in Spanish to discuss clinical application.

Please email if you are interested in receiving information and participating.  Make sure to include the fact you want to be on the Spanish list.  Email Guada Vega if you would like to be considered as a speaker for this group.

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Local call in numbers

  • Argentina +54115218-8710
  • Brazil +55114230-1804
  • Chile +56448909304
  • Colombia +5767334205
  • Costa Rica +50640901325
  • Guatemala +50224581420
  • Mexico +528992748186
  • Spain +34931982388
  • US – 712-770-5505

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Schedule 2020

Abril 4th. Beatriz Cosgrove Spain
Mayo 2nd Silvia Manger Argentina
Junio 6th Dolores Mazoteras Spain
Agosto 1st Andrea Gutiérrez EEUU
Septiembre 12th Silvana Bonanno Argentina
Octubre 3rd Lucía Mompo Argentina
Noviembre 7th Romina Domenech Argentina
Diciembre 5th Manuela Fernandez Carro Argentina

Octubre 2020 Recording

Article 1: Effects of early pelvic floor muscle exercises for sexual dysfunction in radical prostatectomy recipients.  Lin Y.  Cancer Nursing 2012;35(2):106-114.

Article 2: Pattern of Activation of Pelvic Floor Muscles in Men Differs With Verbal Instructions.  Stafford R.  Neurourol Urodyn  2016;4:457-463.

Septiembre 2020 Recording

Article 1: Randomized, control trials shows biofeedback to be superior to alternative treatments for patients with pelvic floor dyssynergia-type constipation. Heyman, S, et al. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 2007; 50: 428-451.

Article 2: Consensus statement AIGO/SICCR diagnosis and treatment of chronic constipation and obstructed defecation (Part II: treatment). Bove, A, et al. World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2012; 18(36): 4994-5013.

Agosto 2020 Recording

Article 1: Managing pregnancy and delivery in patients with sexual pain disorders. Rosenbaum T. Sex Med. 2012; 9:1726-1735.

Article 2: Prevalence and risk factors of diastasis recti abdominis from late pregnancy to 6 months postpartum, and relationship with lumbopelvic pain. Mota P. Manual Therapy. 2015; 20(1):200-205.

Junio 2020 Recording Dolores Mazoteras (Spain)

Article 1: Exercise program reduces inter-recti distance in female runners up to 2 years postpartum. Deering, RE, Chumanov, ES, Stiffler-Joachim, MR, Heiderscheit, BC. Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy. Jan/Mar 2020; 44 (1): 9-18.

Article 2: Improving pregnant women’s diet and physical activity behaviours: the emergent role of health identity. Morris, T et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2020; 20:244.

May 2020 Recording Silvia Manger (Argentina)

Article 1: The effect of pelvic floor muscle training and intravaginal electrical stimulation on urinary incontinence in women with incomplete spinal cord injury: an investigator-blinded parallel randomized clinical trial. Elmelund, M, Biering-Sørensen, F, Due, U, Klarskov, N. International Urogynecology Journal. 2018 Mar 1.

Article 2: Immediate effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve
stimulation on urodynamic parameters of children
with myelomeningocele. Dombek, K, Costa Monteiro, LM, Fontes, JM, Ramos, EG. Neurology and Urodynamics. 18 Aug 2019.

Abril 2020 Recording  Beatriz Cosgrove (Spain)

Article 1: Is physical activity good or bad for the female pelvic floor? A narrative review. Bo, K, Nygaard, IE. Sports Medicine 2020; 50:471-484.

Noviembre 2019 Recording Olga Rincon (Chile)

Article 1: A Standard terminology in chronic pelvic pain syndromes: a report from the chronic pelvic pain working group of the international continence society. Doggweiler R, et al. Neurourol and Urodynam. 2016 DOI 10.1002/nau.23072.

Article 2: The Role of Social Constraints and Catastrophizing in Pelvic and Urogenital Pain.  Tomakowsky, et al. Int Urogynecol J. 2016 Jun 10.

Octubre 2019 Recording Dolores Mazoteras (Espana)

Article 1: The effects of pelvic belt use on pelvic alignment during and after pregnancy: A prospective longitudinal cohort study. Morino, S, et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019; 19:305.

Article 2: Treatment resistant depression in women with peripartum depression. Soledad Cepeda M, Kern DM, and Nicholson S. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019; 19:323.

Septiembre 2019 Recording Beatriz Cosgrove (Espana)

Article 1: Valsalva versus straining:  There is a distinct difference in resulting bladder neck and puborectalis muscle position. Rodriquez T. Neurourology and Urodynamics.2017;36:1860-1866.

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Article 2: Should women with incontinence and prolapse do abdominal curls?  Simpson S. Int Urogynecol J 2016; 27:1507–1512.

Agosto 2019 Recording Lucia Mompo (Argentina)

Article 1:  Effect of increasing awareness of pelvic floor muscle function on pelvic floor dysfunction: a randomized controlled.  Berzuk K.  Int Urogynecol J 2015; 26:837-844.

Article 2: The relationship between urinary bladder control and gait in women.  Booth J.  Neurourology and Urodynam 2013; Jan 32(1):43-7.

Junio 2019 Recording Cristina Perez (Argentina)

Article 1: Recuperación postparto del hiato elevador y la movilidad del cuello vesical en relación al embarazo. Starr- Jensen J, et al. Akershus University, Noruega. 2013.

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Article 2: Ensayo controlado y aleatorizado para evaluar el entrenamiento de los musculos de piso pelviano en pacientes con incontinencia urinaria posterior al tratamiento por cancer ginecologico. Rutledge T, Rogers R. Universidad de Nuevo Mexico, Albuquerque, Nuevo mexico, estados Unidos. 2013.

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Mayo 2019 Recording Angela Ocampo (Colombia)

Article 1: MRI-based registration of pelvic alignment affected by altered pelvic floor muscle characteristics. Bendova P. Clinical Biomechanics 2007;22:980-987.

Article 2: Morphological changes after pelvic floor muscle training measured by 3-dimentional ultrasonography. A randomized controlled trial.  Hoff Braekken I. Ob Gyn 2010; 115(2):317-324.

Abril 2019 Recording Andrea Gutierrez (EEUU)

Article 1: Treatment of refractory irritable bowel syndrome with visceral osteopathy: Short-term and long-term results of a randomized trial.  Attali T. Journal of Digestive Diseases 2013; 14: 654–661.

Article 2: Vitamin D and pelvic floor disorders in women.  Badalian S.  Ob Gynecol 2010; 115(4):795-803.

Decembre 2018 Recording Romina Domenech (Argentina)

Article 1: Anal sphincter fatigue: is the mechanism peripheral or central? Schabrun SM, Stafford RE, Hodges PW. Neurourol and Urodynam 2011;30:1550-1556.

Article 2: Proof of concept:  differential effects of Valsalva and straining maneuvers on the pelvic floor Talasz H, Kremser C, Kofler M, Kalchschmid E, Lechleitner M, Rudisch A:  Eur J Obstet Gynec and Repord Biology 164(2012) 227-233.

Septiembre 2018 Recording Claudia Vera (Argentina)

Article 1: Does Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Improve Female Sexual Function? A Systematic Review. Homsi Jorge Ferriera, C, Dwyer, PL, Davidson, M, De Souza, A, Ugarte, JA, Frawley, HC. Int Urogynecology J 26: 1735-1750 (2015).

Agosto 2018 Recording Olga Rincon (Chile)

Article 1: A comprehensive physical therapy approach including visceral manipulation after failed biofeedback therapy for constipation. Archambalt-Ezenwa, L, Brewer, J, and Markowksi, A. Tech Coloproctol. (2016).

Article 2: Sensory Retraining Is Key to Biofeedback Therapy for Formed Stool Fecal Incontinence. Chiaroni, G, Bassotti, G, Stegagnini, S, Vantini, I, and Whitehead, WE. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 97 (1): 109-117 (2002).

Julio 2018 Recording Gabriela Klas (Argentina)

Article 1: Does It Work in the Long Term? — A Systematic Review on Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Female Stress Incontinence. Kari Bo and Gunvor Hilde. Neurology and Urodynamics. 32: 215-223 (2013).

Article 2: Evidence for Benefit of Transverse Abdominis Training Alone or in Combination With Pelvic Floor Muscle Training to Treat Female Urinary Incontinence: A Systematic Review. Kari Bo, Siv Morkved, Helena Frawley, and Margaret Sherburn. Neurology and Urodynamics. 28:368-373 (2009).

Junio 2018 Recording Alejandra Budinich (Chile)

Article 1: Sapsford RR, Richardson CA, Maher CT, Hodges PW. Pelvic floor muscle activity in different sitting postures in continent and incontinent women. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2008; 89: 1741-7.

Article 2: Yang KN. Female voiding postures and their effects on micturition. Int Urogynecol J 2010; 21: 1371-1376.

Abril 2018 Recording Angela Ocampo (Colombia)

Article 1: Pelvic floor dynamics during high-impact athletic activities: A computational modeling study. Dias N, Peng Y, Khavari R, et al. Clin Biomech 2016; 41:20–27.

Article 2: Effects of walking speeds and carrying techniques on intra-abdominal pressure in women. Coleman TJ, Hamad NM, Shaw JM, Egger MJ, Hsu Y, Hitchcock R, Jin H, Choi CK, Nygaard IE. Int Urogynecol J. 2015 Jul;26(7):967-74.

Novembre 2017 Recording Claudia Vera (Argentina)

Article 1: Pelvic floor muscle training to improve urinary incontinence in young, nulliparous sports students: a pilot study. Da Roza T, et al. Int Urogynecol J 2012 23:1069-1073. 

Article 2: Influence of voluntary pelvic floor muscle contraction and pelvic floor muscle training on urethral closure pressures: a systematic literature review. Zubieta M, Carr RL, Drake MJ, Bo K. Int Urogynecol J 2016 27(5):687-696.

Efecto del entrenamiento muscular del piso pélvico sobre el cierre uretral, una revisión sistemática.

Octubre 2017 Recording Miryam Álvarez (España)

Article 1: Can an eight-week program based on hypopressive technique produce changes in pelvic floor function and body composition of rugby players

Estudio de la función del suelo pélvico y la composición corporal en jugadores de rugby con programa de técnica hipopresiva.

 Septiembre 2017 Recording Gabriela Klas (Argentina)

Article 1: Conservative Management for Post-Prostatectomy Urinary Incontinence
Andersen CA, et al.  Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD001843

Manejo conservador para la incontinencia urinaria posterior a la prostatectomía.

Agosto 2017 Recording Alejandra Budinich (Chile)

Article 1: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation to treat vestibulodynia: a randomized controlled trial Murina F, et al BJOG 2008;115:1165-1170

Uso de TENS para el tratamiento de la vestibulodinia, un ensayo controlado al azar.

Article 2: Perineal surface electromyography does not typically demonstrate expected relaxation during normal voiding Kirby AC, et al. Neurourol and urodynam 2011;30(8):1591-1596

La relajación muscular esperada del piso pélvico durante la micción no se demuestra por EMG de superficie.

May 2017 Recording Inés Martí (Argentina)

Article 1: Painful Intercourse is Significantly Associated with Evoked Pain Perception and Cognitive Aspects of Pain in Women with Pelvic Pain. Alappattu et al. Sexual Med 2015: 3:14-23. 

La percepción del dolor evocado y los aspectos cognitivos del coito doloroso en mujeres con dolor pélvico.

Article 2: Women’s Experiences of Using Vaginal Trainers (Dilators) to Treat Vaginal Penetration Difficulties Diagnosed as Vaginismus: A Qualitative Interview Study. Macey et al. BMC 2015: 15:49.

Estudio de entrevistas cualitativas de las experiencias de las mujeres que usan dilatadores para el tratamiento de la penetración vaginal dolorosa.