What is a Vaginal Pressure Profile and How Might this be Useful?

Workshop 36

Workshop Schedule

09:00

David Budgett

09:20

Jennifer Kruger

09:40

Chantale L Dumoulin

10:00

Margaret Joy Sherburn

10:20

Jennifer Kruger
David Budgett
Chantale L Dumoulin
Margaret Joy Sherburn

Aims & Objectives

Basic
90 minutes
Anatomy / Biomechanics
Basic Science / Translational
pressure pelvic floor muscles incontinence
Urology, Urogynaecology, Basic Science, Conservative Management
The aim of the workshop is to provide a basic understanding of the biomechanics associated with the development of a vaginal pressure profile. It will explore how changes in the pelvic anatomy (usually due to pelvic organ prolapse or urinary incontinence) are likely to impact on vaginal pressures and how this may influence the pressure differential along the length of the vagina. Participants will have an up to date review of instrumentation development used to measure pressure to assess pelvic floor muscle function/dysfunction. Recent advances in instrumentation development, data interpretation and the potential application of the profile (intra-abdominal pressure vs pelvic floor muscle pressure) will also be discussed.