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Special Issue Title: Clinical research on Pelvic Floor Disorders

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· Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor

Dr. Lorenzo Vacca

Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Unit of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Woman's, Children's and Public Health, Rome, Italy


Interests: Pelvic organ prolapse; Urinary incontinence; Reconstructive surgery; Urodynamics; Laparoscopy; Robotic surgery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pelvic floor disorders (PFD) are highly prevalent conditions among women and represent a growing socioeconomic burden. Although PDF rarely result in severe morbidity or mortality, their symptoms affect the quality of life up to 40% of all women influencing daily activities, sexual function, and exercise. Their presence can have a negative impact on body image and sexuality. The prevalence of PFD is expected to increase in the future due to the aging population. At this state of affairs, the research on diagnosis and treatment of PFD as well as on pathophysiology, plays a crucial role.
In addition, in the new era of precision medicine, it has become crucial to find a personalized approach to the patients with PFD through the study of the various risk factors and the investigation of the different diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.
The purpose of this Special Issue with the title “Clinical research on Pelvic Floor Disorders” is to collect and publish research articles as well as reviews providing additional data on the diagnosis and management of PFD. This will help the clinician to tailor the treatment to the individual characteristics of each woman.

Dr. Lorenzo Vacca

Guest Editor


Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://ceog.imrpress.org by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by IMR Press.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1250. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.


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