Clinical Research & Clinical Trials
Pelvic Medicine & Surgery Center is a Leader in Conducting Unparalleled Clinical Research
The Female Pelvic Medicine & Surgery Center at University Hospitals Urology Institute is a national leader in conducting unparalleled research and clinical trials on pelvic floor disorders. We bring together many perspectives and disciplines, allowing us to enhance research ideas and bring them to our patients.
Innovative Research and Academic Discovery
Our expert team is actively engaged in finding innovative ways to improve pelvic floor conditions such as urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse with groundbreaking research such as:
- Breakthrough investigational studies using stem cells for treatment of stress urinary incontinence
- Clinical research on how to improve recovery of maternal birth injury and stress incontinence
- Studies on the implications of aging on stress urinary incontinence
- Trials on the effects of obesity and diabetes on pelvic floor disorders
- Studies of neurogenic bladder and pelvic pain
Peer Reviewed Funded Grants
Discovering new medical techniques or improvements to patient care is a vital component of our research mission at University Hospitals. Targeted research for female pelvic medicine conditions or treatments is funded through research grants by organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, including:
- Neurophysiologic & Autonomic Characterization of Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome. Thomas Chelimsky (PI) Role: Co-investigator 2009- (NIH-NIDDK- R01 DK083538-01).
- Standardizing surgical treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence. Adonis Hijaz (Co-principal investigator) Case Coulter Translational Research Program-CCTRP. P301.3/1/2012-2/28/2013.
- Tissue recovery in the pathophysiology of stress urinary incontinence. Adonis Hijaz (Principal Investigator) 3/01/11-2/28/2015. (NIH-NIDDK – K08DK090134-01)