Marie-Pierre Cyr

Marie-Pierre Cyr
The University of Queensland | UQ · School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

PhD MSc MPT

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Background: Pelvic floor muscles are subject to considerable stretching during vaginal birth. In 13-36% of women, stretching results in avulsion injury whereby the puborectalis muscle disconnects from its insertion points on the pubis bone. Until now, few studies have investigated the effect of this lesion on pelvic floor muscles in the early post...
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Background: Microvascular assessment has become increasingly used in gynecology to better understand the pathophysiology of various vulvar conditions and to study sexual function. Alteration in blood perfusion of the vulvar area has been observed using laser technologies in women with provoked vestibulodynia (PVD), the leading cause of vulvar pain...
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Objectives: Painful sexual intercourse (dyspareunia) is a distressing condition affecting a large proportion of gynecological cancer survivors, yet treatments remain limited and poorly studied. This multicenter prospective interventional study examined the feasibility, acceptability and effects of multimodal pelvic floor physical therapy in gyneco...
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Background A large proportion of gynecological cancer survivors suffer from pain during sexual intercourse, also known as dyspareunia. Following a multimodal pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) treatment, a reduction in pain and improvement in psychosexual outcomes were found in the short term, but no study thus far has examined whether these chan...
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Introduction and hypothesis Multimodal pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) is recommended after gynecological malignancies to treat dyspareunia. However, data to strongly support its implementation in the cancer care continuum are lacking. The aim of this study was to explore the views and experiences of gynecological cancer survivors with dyspare...
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Introduction Dyspareunia frequently affects women after gynecological cancer treatment. The focus of previous studies has been on the biomedical factors contributing to dyspareunia in this population. To our knowledge, no study has yet examined the biopsychosocial factors associated with women's experiences of dyspareunia after gynecological cancer...
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Objective To investigate the changes in pelvic floor morphometry and muscle function after multimodal pelvic floor physiotherapy treatment in gynaecological cancer survivors suffering from painful intercourse (dyspareunia). Design Prospective interventional study. Setting Three university hospitals. Participants Thirty-one gynaecological cancer...
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The female pelvis is a complex anatomical region comprising the pelvic organs, muscles, neurovascular supplies, and fasciae. The anatomy of the pelvic floor and its fascial components are currently poorly described and misunderstood. This systematic search and review aimed to explore and summarize the current state of knowledge on the fascial anato...
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Background Dyspareunia affects most women after treatment for gynecologic malignancies. However, to date, evidence-based interventions remain limited and no study has examined the effects of multimodal physical therapy on psychosexual outcomes in these patients. Aim To assess the effects of multimodal physical therapy on psychosexual outcomes incl...
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Introduction and hypothesis : To describe clinical characteristics, previous medical assessment, past treatments and vulvar pain relief among women with vulvodynia. Methods Brazilian women with vulvodynia (n = 144) were assessed for vaginal infection and vulvar pain intensity by means of a cotton swab test based on a numerical rate scale (NRS). Al...
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Introduction and hypothesis: To describe clinical characteristics, previous medical assessment, past treatments and vulvar pain relief among women with vulvodynia. Methods: Brazilian women with vulvodynia (n=144) were assessed for vaginal infection and vulvar pain intensity by means of a cotton swab test based on a numerical rate scale (NRS). All w...
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Objective More than half of gynecological cancer survivors are affected by pain during sexual intercourse, also known as dyspareunia. Oncological treatments may result in pelvic floor muscle (PFM) alterations, which are suspected to play a key role in dyspareunia. However, to date, no study has investigated PFM function and morphometry in this popu...
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Background: Provoked vestibulodynia is a highly prevalent condition characterized by acute recurrent pain located at the vaginal entrance in response to pressure application or attempted vaginal penetration. Despite a wide variety of treatments offered to women with provoked vestibulodynia, a high proportion of women are refractory to conventional...
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Objective: . Women with provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) suffer pain at the entry of the vagina elicited by pressure as during vaginal penetration. To quantify vestibular pain, we developed a new instrument, an algometer. The aim of this study was to investigate the test-retest reliability of the algometer and evaluate its convergent validity for ves...

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