Texas Children’s Global Women’s Health Program - Fistula Research Update Newsletter


Texas Children’s Global Women’s Health Program - Fistula Publications

Sexual Function Before and After Vesicovaginal Fistula Repair. Pope R, Ganesh P, Chalamanda C, Nundwe W, Wilkinson J. J Sex Med. 2018 Jul 19. pii: S1743-6095(18)31052-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2018.06.006. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30033194

Cost-effective innovations in low-resource settings. Chang OH, Wilkinson JP. BJOG. 2018 Aug;125(9):1185. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.15169. Epub 2018 Mar 25. No abstract available. PMID: 29453854

Maternal near-miss audit in the Metro West maternity service, Cape Town, South Africa: A retrospective observational studyI A Iwuh, S Fawcus, L Schoeman. S Afr Med J, 2018; 108(3):171-175. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.10813.12867. Available online: http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/article/view/12222/8406

The gracilis muscle flap for irreparable, “Impossible,” and recurrent obstetric fistulas. Pope R, Brown RH, Chalamanda C, Hollier LH Jr, Wilkinson JP. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2018. Dec; 143 (3): 390-392.

Plastic Surgery Techniques for the Improvement of Outcomes of Complex Obstetric Fistula Repairs. Pope R, Stokes M, Brown R, Chalamanda C, Hollier Jr LH, Wilkinson JP.  NJOG 2018. Nov 24 (1) 41-43.

Research in Obstetric Fistula: Addressing Gaps and Unmet Needs. Pope R.  Obstet Gynecol. 2018. May; 131 (5): 863-870.

Surgical Innovation for Obstetric Fistula Patients. Pope R, Wilkinson J. BJOG. Oct 14, 2017.


Landmark Publications on Obstetric Fistula

Urinary fistula in women. Mahfouz N. J Obstet Gynaecol Br Emp 1957; 64:23–34.

Determinants of postoperative outcomes of female genital fistula repair surgery. Barone MA, Frajzyngier V, Ruminjo J, Asiimwe F, Barry TH, Bello A, et al.  Obstet Gynecol 2012; 120:524–31.

Obstructed labor injury complex: obstetric fistula formation and the multifaceted morbidity of maternal birth trauma in the developing world. Obstet Gynecol Surv. Arrowsmith SHamlin ECWall LL.1996 Sep;51(9):568-74.

Predicting the risk of failure of closure of obstetric fistula and residual urinary incontinence using a classification system. Goh JT, Browning A, Berhan B, Chang A.  Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2008;19:1659–62.

Surgical classification of obstetric fistulas. Waaldijk K. . Int J Gynaecol Obstet 1995; 49: 161–3.

A code of ethics for the fistula surgeon. Wall LL, Wilkinson J, Arrowsmith SD, Ojengbede O, Mabeya H. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2008;101:84–7.

A new technique for the surgical management of urinary incontinence after obstetric fistula repair. Browning A.  BJOG 2006; 113:475–8

The ethical and technical aspects of urinary diversions in low-resource settings: a commentary. Wilkinson J, Pope R, Kamman TJ, Scarpato K, Raassen T, Bishop MC, et al.  BJOG 2016; 123:1273–7.

The use of Singapore flaps for vaginal reconstruction in women with vaginal stenosis with obstetric fistula: a surgical technique. Pope R, Brown RH, Chipungu E, Hollier LH Jr, Wilkinson JP. BJOG 2017.

Breakdown of simple female genital fistula repair after 7 day versus 14 day postoperative bladder catheterisation: a randomised, controlled, open-label, non-inferiority trial. Barone MA, Widmer M, Arrowsmith S, Ruminjo J, Seuc A, Landry E, et al.  Lancet 2015; 386:56–62.