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Panzi score as a parsimonious indicator of urogenital fistula severity derived from Goh and Waaldijk classifications

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, April 2018
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Title
Panzi score as a parsimonious indicator of urogenital fistula severity derived from Goh and Waaldijk classifications
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International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, April 2018
DOI 10.1002/ijgo.12514
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Denis Mukwege, Lisa Peters, Christine Amisi, Alain Mukwege, Abigail R. Smith, Janis M. Miller

Abstract

To derive a comprehensive system that allows a single score to define relative fistula severity. The present observational study included women with urogenital fistula treated at the Panzi Hospital, Democratic Republic of Congo, or its outreach clinics across the Democratic Republic of Congo between September 1, 2013, and December 31, 2014. Fistula severity was assessed by Goh and Waaldijk classifications and surgical success was ascertained. Logistic regression was used to select fistula characteristics predictive of surgical failure, and to preliminarily verify the newly derived Panzi score. Overall, 837 women were included in the analysis. Goh or Waaldijk fistula descriptors associated with a higher probability of poor surgical outcomes in the unadjusted bivariate analysis were circumferential defect (P=0.007), proximity to the external urethral orifice (P=0.001), and size (P=0.001). These fistula characteristics were used to construct the Panzi score, which varied from 3 (most severe) to 0 (minor fistula). For each increase above 0, the odds of surgical failure increase by a factor of 1.65 (P<0.001). The Panzi score of urogenital fistula provided a data-driven, simple, comprehensive, and parsimonious score. It could be used to report group data, to provide continuous level data for use in higher order statistics, and to resolve issues such as the cut-off point for referring women to hospital in accordance with fistula complexity. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Student > Master 2 67%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 33%
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Medicine and Dentistry 2 67%
Mathematics 1 33%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 81. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 October 2018.
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