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Nathalie Kupfer, Aisling Clancy, Finlay Maguire, Jocelyn Stairs. Prevalence and Risk Factors for Urinary Incontinence in Nulliparous Women: A Contemporary, Population Based Cohort Study. Urogynaecology 2022, In Press. DOI: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000001296 

Nathalie Kupfer, Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident Physician at Dalhousie University led a cross-sectional, population-based study using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey cycles 2011-2018 to evaluate risk factors for urinary incontinence among a nationally-representative, contemporary sample of nulliparas. The prevalence and subtypes of UI and nocturia in this population were also described. Crude and adjusted odds ratios were estimated using multivariate logistic regression for the risk factors of interest. Prevalence of stress, urge, mixed urinary incontinence, and nocturia respectively were 27.68%, 19.64%, 10.57% and 58.95%. Those with body mass index (BMI) ≥25, age ≥45 and current smoking had increased odds of incontinence compared to women without these risk factors. Congratulations to Dr. Kupfer and team on the publication of their work in Urogynecology (currently in press).

2021-2022 Publication List

Kupfer N, Clancy A, Maguire F, Stairs J.Prevalence and risk factors for urinary incontinence in nulliparous women: a contemporary, population-based cohort study. m Urogynaecology 2022, In Press. DOI: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000001296. 

Stairs J,Rolnik D, Pascali D, Clancy A. The association between obstetrical anal sphincter Injury and postpartum urinary retention: a contemporary, nationwide cohort study. International Urogynecology Journal. 2022 e-pub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1007/s00192-022-05346-8. 

Stairs J, Minassian V, Clancy A. Complications following vaginal vault suspension versus minimally invasive sacrocolpopexy in women with elevated body mass index: a retrospective cohort study using data from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2022 28(6):391-396. DOI: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000001146. 

Stairs J, Brown M, Smith A, Woolcott C. Association between length of second stage of labor and risk of obstetrical anal sphincter injury in nulliparous women.  Int Urogynecol J. 2022 33(6):1583-1590. DOI: 10.1007/s00192-021-05070-9. 

Stairs J, Smith A. A novel, asynchronous urogynaecology online curriculum developed in response to COVID-19: Is there an unexpected upside to remote learning platforms? Journal of Obstetrics Gynaecology Canada. 2021;43(12):1359−1360. DOI:10.1016/j.jogc.2021.07.011 

Stairs J, Maguire F, Lehmann C, Cox A. Cannabinoid therapy in FPMRS: current evidence and future directions. Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports. 2021; 16:64–73. DOI:10.1007/s11884-021-00632-5. 

Stairs J, Amir B, Vair B. The “virtual OR:” creation of a surgical video-based gynaecologic surgery teaching session to supplement medical student surgical experience during COVID-19. Canadian Medical Education Journal. 2021: E-pub ahead of print. DOI: 10.36834/cmej.72081. 

Stairs J, Shabi Y, Patriquin G, Offman S, Pierce M. Clinical conundrum: Neisseria meningitidis septic abortion. JOGC. 2021; 43(4): 497-499. DOI: 10.1016/j.jogc.2020.12.006.