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A Systematic Review of Association of Joint Hypermobility with Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Women

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source: PROSPERO

year: 2014

authors: Nikolaus Veit-Rubin, Rufus Cartwright, Vik Khullar


Types of study to be included:
Case-control and cross-sectional designs, including both population based samples and other sampling methods.

Condition or domain being studied:
Pelvic organ prolapse is defined as descent of one or more of the anterior vaginal wall, posterior vaginal wall, the uterus, or the apex of the vagina. Pelvic organ prolapse is a common condition which has the following environmental risk factors: age, parity and smoking.

Joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) is defined as a hereditary disorder of connective tissue (HDCT), a group of conditions that include JHS, the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS), Marfan syndrome, osteogenesis imperfecta, and Stickler syndrome.

organization: Imperial College London

DOI: 10.15124/CRD42014015312

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