Published in Women's Health Weekly, October 30th, 2008
"While a number of risk factors such as vaginal childbirth, obesity and aging are commonly accepted, it is not clear as to how these risk factors affect the development of prolapse-that is, which pathophysiologic mechanisms are responsible for disease manifestation. Measures used in epidemiological studies, such as presentation for surgical treatment, are generally confounded by other conditions, and evidence is lacking for some of the most frequently quoted aetiological factors," wrote H.P. Dietz and colleagues, University of...
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