Female Pelvic Medicine
  • Acupuncture:
  • For Treatment of Urinary Incontinence
  • For Treatment of Nighttime Voiding
  • For Painful Bladder Syndromes
  • For Postoperative Voiding Problems
  • For Urinary Retention

Qualified women will be treated with standard acupuncture at no charge. The treatment efficacy will be studied using questionnaires.

For more information contact:

MaryPat FitzGerald, MD
Principal Investigator
(708) 216-2180

  • Incontinence Medication: Duloxetine

Qualified women will be given the study medication and undergo intensive urodynamic evaluation at no cost.

For more information contact:

Kathy Jesse, RN
Study Nurse
(708) 216-2180

  • Urinary Questionnaires

Qualified women will respond to a series of urinary incontinence questionnaires designed to understand changes in quality of life.

For more information contact:

Kathy Jesse, RN
Study Nurse
(708) 216-2180

  • Colpopexy and Urinary Reduction Testing (CURE)

Women who will have surgery for pelvic organ prolapse will follow certain testing prior to and after their procedure. This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health - (NICHD).

For more information contact:

Kathy Jesse, RN
Study Nurse
(708) 216-2180

  • The Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network (UITN)

This NIH-sponsored clinical trial compared two common types of incontinence surgery. Qualified women will be enrolled to study their surgical outcomes in detail.

For more information contact:

Kathy Jesse, RN
Study Nurse
(708) 216-2180

  • The Obstetrical Recall Project

Women who have delivered a baby at Loyola will be asked to questions relating to their prior delivery. No testing will be done.

For more information contact:

Eman ElKadry, MD
Study Physician
(708) 216-2180

  • Voiding Habits in Normal Women (Part Two)

Following a successful study of normal women in the summer of 2001, we will be enrolling women to repeat the trial to determine the reproducibility of the data.

For more information contact:

MaryPat FitzGerald, MD
Study Physician
(708) 216-2180