Associate Professor Ka Shek

Honorary Associate Professor
Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, Nepean Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 4734 4298
Fax 4734 1817

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Keywords

Maternal health

Clinical Specialty

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Selected grants

2013

  • Epidural analgesia and obstetric performance; Shek K, Dietz H; Nepean Medical Research Foundation/Project Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2016). Comment on Vergeldt et al.: Risk factors for pelvic organ prolapse and its recurrence: a systematic review. International Urogynecology Journal, 27(4), 651-652. [More Information]
  • Kamisan Atan, I., Shek, K., Langer, S., Rojas, R., Caudwell-Hall, J., Daly, J., Dietz, H. (2016). Does the Epi-No birth trainer prevent vaginal birth-related pelvic floor trauma? A multicentre prospective randomised controlled trial. BJOG, 123(6), 995-1003. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Krause, H., Wong, V., Goh, J., Dietz, H. (2016). Is pelvic organ support different between young nulliparous Africans and Caucasians? Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 47(6), 774-778. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Green, K., Hall, J., Guzman-Rojas, R., Dietz, H. (2016). Perineal and vaginal tears are clinical markers for occult levator ani trauma: A retrospective observational study. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 47(2), 224-227. [More Information]
  • Oversand, S., Kamisan Atan, I., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2016). The association of urinary and anal incontinence with measures of pelvic floor muscle contractility. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 47(5), 642-645. [More Information]
  • Guzman Rojas, R., Kamisan Atan, I., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2016). The prevalence of abnormal posterior compartment anatomy and its association with obstructed defecation symptoms in urogynecological patients. International Urogynecology Journal, 27(6), 939-944. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Severino, M., Kamisan, I., Shek, K., Guzman, R. (2016). Warping of the levator hiatus: how significant is it? Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 48(2), 239-242. [More Information]
  • Naranjo-Ortiz, C., Shek, K., Martin, A., Dietz, H. (2016). What is normal bladder neck anatomy? International Urogynecology Journal, 27(6), 945-950. [More Information]
  • Guzman, R., Kamisan Atan, I., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2015). Anal sphincter trauma and anal incontinence in urogynecological patients. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 46(3), 363-366. [More Information]
  • Cassadó-Garriga, J., Wong, V., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2015). Can we identify changes in fascial paravaginal supports after childbirth? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 55(1), 70-75. [More Information]
  • Wlazak, E., Surkont, G., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2015). Can we predict urinary stress incontinence by using demographic, clinical, imaging and urodynamic data? European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 193, 114-117. [More Information]
  • Guzman Rojas, R., Kamisan Atan, I., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2015). Defect-specific rectocele repair: Medium-term anatomical, functional and subjective outcomes. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 55(5), 487-492. [More Information]
  • Guzman Rojas, R., Quintero, C., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2015). Does childbirth play a role in the etiology of rectocele? International Urogynecology Journal, 26(5), 737-741. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Zhang, X., Shek, K., Guzman, R. (2015). How large does a rectocele have to be to cause symptoms? A 3D/4D ultrasound study. International Urogynecology Journal, 26(9), 1355-1359. [More Information]
  • Endress, E., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2015). Levator avulsion is not associated with symptom bother of female pelvic organ prolapse. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 292(3), 629-633. [More Information]
  • Albrich, S., Shek, K., Krahn, U., Dietz, H. (2015). Measurement of subpubic arch angle by three-dimensional transperineal ultrasound and impact on vaginal delivery. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 46(4), 496-500. [More Information]
  • Cheung, R., Shek, K., Chan, S., Chung, T., Dietz, H. (2015). Pelvic floor muscle biometry and pelvic organ mobility in East Asian and Caucasian nulliparae. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 45(5), 599-604. [More Information]
  • Thomas, V., Shek, K., Guzman Rojas, R., Dietz, H. (2015). Temporal latency between pelvic floor trauma and presentation for prolapse surgery: a retrospective observational study. International Urogynecology Journal, 26(8), 1185-1189. [More Information]
  • Oversand, S., Atan, I., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2015). The association between different measures of pelvic floor muscle function and female pelvic organ prolapse. International Urogynecology Journal, 26(12), 1777-1781. [More Information]
  • Kamisan Atan, I., Gerges, B., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2015). The association between vaginal parity and hiatal dimensions: A retrospective observational study in a tertiary urogynaecological centre. BJOG, 122(6), 867-872. [More Information]
  • Tan, L., Shek, K., Kamisan Atan, I., Rojas, R., Dietz, H. (2015). The repeatability of sonographic measures of functional pelvic floor anatomy. International Urogynecology Journal, 26(11), 1667-1672. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2015). What is abnormal uterine descent on translabial ultrasound? International Urogynecology Journal, 26(12), 1783-1787. [More Information]
  • Wong, V., Shek, K., Rane, A., Lee, J., Rosamilia, A., Dietz, H. (2014). A comparison of two different mesh kit systems for anterior compartment prolapse repair. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 54(3), 212-217. [More Information]
  • Wong, V., Shek, K., Goh, J., Krause, H., Martin, A., Dietz, H. (2014). Cystocele recurrence after anterior colporrhaphy with and without mesh use. European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 172(1), 131-135. [More Information]
  • Thibault-Gagnon, S., Yusuf, S., Langer, S., Wong, V., Shek, K., Martin, A., Dietz, H. (2014). Do women notice the impact of childbirth-related levator trauma on pelvic floor and sexual function? Results of an observational ultrasound study. International Urogynecology Journal, 25, 1389-1398. [More Information]
  • Dixit, P., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2014). How common is pelvic floor muscle atrophy after vaginal childbirth? Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 43(1), 83-88. [More Information]
  • Guzman Rojas, R., Wong, V., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2014). Impact of levator trauma on pelvic floor muscle function. International Urogynecology Journal, 25(3), 375-380. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Guzman-Rojas, R., Shek, K. (2014). Postprocessing of pelvic floor ultrasound data: How repeatable is it? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 54(6), 553-557. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Guzman-Rojas, R., Dietz, H. (2014). Residual defects of the external anal sphincter following primary repair: an observational study using transperineal ultrasound. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 44(6), 704-709. [More Information]
  • Rodrigo, N., Wong, V., Shek, K., Martin, A., Dietz, H. (2014). The use of 3-dimensional ultrasound of the pelvic floor to predict recurrence risk after pelvic reconstructive surgery. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 54(3), 206-211. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Wong, V., Lee, J., Rosamilia, A., Rane, A., Krause, H., Goh, J., Dietz, H. (2013). Anterior compartment mesh: a descriptive study of mesh anchoring failure. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 42(6), 699-704. [More Information]
  • Pineda, M., Shek, K., Wong, V., Dietz, H. (2013). Can hiatal ballooning be determined by two-dimensional translabial ultrasound? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 53(5), 489-493. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K., Daly, O., Korda, A. (2013). Can levator avulsion be repaired surgically? A prospective surgical pilot study. International Urogynecology Journal, 24(6), 1011-1015. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Nazemian, K., Shek, K., Martin, A. (2013). Can urodynamic stress incontinence be diagnosed by ultrasound? International Urogynecology Journal, 24(8), 1399-1403. [More Information]
  • Volloyhaug, I., Wong, V., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2013). Does levator avulsion cause distension of the genital hiatus and perineal body? International Urogynecology Journal, 24(7), 1161-1165. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2013). Elective caesarean delivery - the right choice for whom? Current Women's Health Reviews, 9(1), 50-55.
  • Andrew, B., Shek, K., Chantarasorn, V., Dietz, H. (2013). Enlargement of the levator hiatus in female pelvic organ prolapse: Cause or effect? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 53(1), 74-78. [More Information]
  • Gerges, B., Kamisan Atan, I., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2013). How to determine "ballooning" of the levator hiatus on clinical examination: a retrospective observational study. International Urogynecology Journal, 24(11), 1933-1937. [More Information]
  • Wong, V., Shek, K., Rane, A., Goh, J., Krause, H., Dietz, H. (2013). Is levator avulsion a predictor of cystocele recurrence following anterior vaginal mesh placement? Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 42(2), 230-234. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2013). Pelvic floor ultrasonography: An update. Minerva ginecologica, 65(1), 1-20. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2013). Surgical repair of bilateral levator ani muscles with ultrasound guidance: comment. International Urogynecology Journal, 24(2), 355-355. [More Information]
  • Guzman Rojas, R., Shek, K., Langer, S., Dietz, H. (2013). The prevalence of anal sphincter injury in primiparous women. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 42(4), 461-466. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Franco, A., Shek, K., Kirby, A. (2012). Avulsion injury and levator hiatal ballooning: two independent risk factors for prolapse? An observational study. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 91, 211-214. [More Information]
  • Khunda, A., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2012). Can ballooning of the levator hiatus be determined clinically? American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 206(3), 246.e1-246.e4. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Velez Sanchez, D., Shek, K., Martin, A. (2012). Determination of postvoid residual by translabial ultrasound. International Urogynecology Journal, 23(12), 1749-1752. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Moegni, F., Shek, K. (2012). Diagnosis of levator avulsion injury: A comparison of three methods. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 40(6), 693-698. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K., Chantarasorn, V., Langer, S. (2012). Do women notice the effect of childbirth-related pelvic floor trauma? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 52(3), 277-281. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Bond, V., Shek, K. (2012). Does childbirth alter the reflex pelvic floor response to coughing? Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 39(5), 569-573. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Chantarasorn, V., Langer, S., Dietz, H. (2012). Does levator trauma 'heal'? Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 40(5), 570-575. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K. (2012). Levator function and voluntary augmentation of maximum urethral closure pressure. International Urogynecology Journal, 23(8), 1035-1040. [More Information]
  • Chantarasorn, V., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2012). Mobility of the perineal body and anorectal junction before and after childbirth. International Urogynecology Journal, 23(6), 729-733. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Erdmann, M., Shek, K. (2012). Reflex contraction of the levator ani in women symptomatic for pelvic floor disorders. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 40(2), 215-218. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Kruger, J., Dietz, H. (2012). The effect of pregnancy on hiatal dimensions and urethral mobility: an observational study. International Urogynecology Journal, 23(11), 1561-1567. [More Information]
  • Orejuela, F., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2012). The time factor in the assessment of prolapse and levator ballooning. International Urogynecology Journal, 23(2), 175-178. [More Information]
  • Adisuroso, T., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2012). Tomographic imaging of the pelvic floor in nulliparous women: limits of normality. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 39(6), 698-703. [More Information]
  • Mulder, F., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2012). What's a proper push? The Valsalva manoeuvre revisited. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 52(3), 282-285. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Wong, V., Shek, K. (2011). A simplified method for determining hiatal biometry. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 51(6), 540-543. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Bhalla, R., Chantarasorn, V., Shek, K. (2011). Avulsion of the puborectalis muscle is associated with asymmetry of the levator hiatus. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 37(6), 723-726. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Chantarasorn, V., Langer, S., Phipps, H., Dietz, H. (2011). Does the Epi-No® Birth Trainer reduce levator trauma? A randomised controlled trial. International Urogynecology Journal, 22(12), 1521-1528. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Erdmann, M., Shek, K. (2011). Mesh Contraction: Myth or Reality? American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 204(2), 173.e1-173.e4. [More Information]
  • Rodrigo, N., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2011). Rectal intussusception is associated with abnormal levator ani muscle structure and morphometry. Techniques in Coloproctology, 15(1), 39-43. [More Information]
  • Chantarasorn, V., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2011). Sonographic appearance of transobturator slings: implications for function and dysfunction. International Urogynecology Journal, 22(4), 493-498. [More Information]
  • Chantarasorn, V., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2011). Sonographic detection of puborectalis muscle avulsion is not associated with anal incontinence. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 51(2), 130-135. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010). Can levator avulsion be predicted antenatally? American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 202(6), 586.e1-586.e6. [More Information]
  • Eisenberg, V., Chantarasorn, V., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010). Does levator ani injury affect cystocele type? Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 36(5), 618-623. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Pirpiris, A., Dietz, H. (2010). Does levator avulsion increase urethral mobility? European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 153(2), 215-219. [More Information]
  • Weemhoff, M., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010). Effects of age on levator function and morphometry of the levator hiatus in women with pelvic floor disorders. International Urogynecology Journal, 21(9), 1137-1142. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010). Intrapartum risk factors for levator trauma. BJOG, 117(12), 1485-1492. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Chantarasorn, V., Shek, K. (2010). Levator avulsion is a risk factor for cystocele recurrence. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 36(1), 76-80. [More Information]
  • Model, A., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010). Levator defects are associated with prolapse after pelvic floor surgery. European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 153(2), 220-223. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Bernardo, M., Kirby, A., Shek, K. (2010). Minimal criteria for the diagnosis of avulsion of the puborectalis muscle by tomographic ultrasound. International Urogynecology Journal, 22(6), 699-704. [More Information]
  • Nader, R., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010). Predicting the outcome of induction of labour. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 50(4), 329-333. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H., Kirby, A. (2010). The Effect of Childbirth on Urethral Mobility: A Prospective Observational Study. The Journal of Urology, 184(2), 629-634. [More Information]
  • Dickie, K., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010). The relationship between urethral mobility and parity. BJOG, 117(10), 1220-1224. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Chantarasorn, V., Dietz, H. (2010). The Urethral Motion Profile Before and After Suburethral Sling Placement. The Journal of Urology, 183(4), 1450-1454. [More Information]
  • Ismail, S., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010). Unilateral coronal diameters of the levator hiatus: baseline data for the automated detection of avulsion of the levator ani muscle. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 36(3), 375-378. [More Information]
  • Pirpiris, A., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010). Urethral mobility and urinary incontinence. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 36(4), 507-511. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Kirby, A., Shek, K., Bedwell, P. (2009). Does avulsion of the puborectalis muscle affect bladder function? International Urogynecology Journal, 20(8), 967-972. [More Information]
  • Svabik, K., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2009). How much does the levator hiatus have to stretch during childbirth? BJOG, 116(12), 1657-1662. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K. (2009). Levator defects can be detected by 2D translabial ultrasound. International Urogynecology Journal, 20(7), 807-811. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2009). The effect of childbirth on hiatal dimensions. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 113(6), 1272-1278. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Abdool, Z., Dietz, H. (2009). The effect of levator avulsion on hiatal dimension and function. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 201(89), e1-e5. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K. (2009). Tomographic ultrasound imaging of the pelvic floor: Which levels matter most? Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 33(6), 698-703. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2008). OC003: The effect of vaginal childbirth on levator hiatal dimensions. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 32(3), 243-244. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K. (2008). OP24.04: How best to evaluate tomographic pelvic floor ultrasound findings? Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 32(3), 394. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K. (2008). OP2411: Can levator avulsion be diagnosed by 2D translabial ultrasound? Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 32(3), 396-396. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Rane, A., Goh, J., Dietz, H. (2008). Stress urinary incontinence after transobturator mesh for cystocele repair. International Urogynecology Journal, DOI 10.1007/s00192-008-0789-2, 1-5. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Abbu, A., Shek, K. (2008). The levator-urethra gap measurement: a more objective means of determining levator avulsion. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 32(7), 941-945. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K. (2008). The quantification of levator muscle resting tone by digital assessment. International Urogynecology Journal, 19(11), 1489-1493. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H., Rane, A., Balakrishnan, S. (2008). Transobturator mesh for cystocele repair: a short- to medium-term follow-up using 3D/4D ultrasound. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 32(1), 82-86. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Rane, A., Goh, J., Dietz, H. (2007). OC256: Imaging of the Perigee transobturator mesh and its effect on stress incontinence. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 30(4), 446-446. [More Information]
  • De Leon, J., Steensma, A., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2007). OC260: Ballooning: how to define abnormal distensibility of the levator hiatus. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 30(4), 447-447. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K. (2007). OC265: The 'urethral motion profile': a new method for assessing urethral mobility. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 30(4), 448-449. [More Information]

2016

  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2016). Comment on Vergeldt et al.: Risk factors for pelvic organ prolapse and its recurrence: a systematic review. International Urogynecology Journal, 27(4), 651-652. [More Information]
  • Kamisan Atan, I., Shek, K., Langer, S., Rojas, R., Caudwell-Hall, J., Daly, J., Dietz, H. (2016). Does the Epi-No birth trainer prevent vaginal birth-related pelvic floor trauma? A multicentre prospective randomised controlled trial. BJOG, 123(6), 995-1003. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Krause, H., Wong, V., Goh, J., Dietz, H. (2016). Is pelvic organ support different between young nulliparous Africans and Caucasians? Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 47(6), 774-778. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Green, K., Hall, J., Guzman-Rojas, R., Dietz, H. (2016). Perineal and vaginal tears are clinical markers for occult levator ani trauma: A retrospective observational study. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 47(2), 224-227. [More Information]
  • Oversand, S., Kamisan Atan, I., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2016). The association of urinary and anal incontinence with measures of pelvic floor muscle contractility. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 47(5), 642-645. [More Information]
  • Guzman Rojas, R., Kamisan Atan, I., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2016). The prevalence of abnormal posterior compartment anatomy and its association with obstructed defecation symptoms in urogynecological patients. International Urogynecology Journal, 27(6), 939-944. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Severino, M., Kamisan, I., Shek, K., Guzman, R. (2016). Warping of the levator hiatus: how significant is it? Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 48(2), 239-242. [More Information]
  • Naranjo-Ortiz, C., Shek, K., Martin, A., Dietz, H. (2016). What is normal bladder neck anatomy? International Urogynecology Journal, 27(6), 945-950. [More Information]

2015

  • Guzman, R., Kamisan Atan, I., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2015). Anal sphincter trauma and anal incontinence in urogynecological patients. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 46(3), 363-366. [More Information]
  • Cassadó-Garriga, J., Wong, V., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2015). Can we identify changes in fascial paravaginal supports after childbirth? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 55(1), 70-75. [More Information]
  • Wlazak, E., Surkont, G., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2015). Can we predict urinary stress incontinence by using demographic, clinical, imaging and urodynamic data? European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 193, 114-117. [More Information]
  • Guzman Rojas, R., Kamisan Atan, I., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2015). Defect-specific rectocele repair: Medium-term anatomical, functional and subjective outcomes. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 55(5), 487-492. [More Information]
  • Guzman Rojas, R., Quintero, C., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2015). Does childbirth play a role in the etiology of rectocele? International Urogynecology Journal, 26(5), 737-741. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Zhang, X., Shek, K., Guzman, R. (2015). How large does a rectocele have to be to cause symptoms? A 3D/4D ultrasound study. International Urogynecology Journal, 26(9), 1355-1359. [More Information]
  • Endress, E., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2015). Levator avulsion is not associated with symptom bother of female pelvic organ prolapse. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 292(3), 629-633. [More Information]
  • Albrich, S., Shek, K., Krahn, U., Dietz, H. (2015). Measurement of subpubic arch angle by three-dimensional transperineal ultrasound and impact on vaginal delivery. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 46(4), 496-500. [More Information]
  • Cheung, R., Shek, K., Chan, S., Chung, T., Dietz, H. (2015). Pelvic floor muscle biometry and pelvic organ mobility in East Asian and Caucasian nulliparae. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 45(5), 599-604. [More Information]
  • Thomas, V., Shek, K., Guzman Rojas, R., Dietz, H. (2015). Temporal latency between pelvic floor trauma and presentation for prolapse surgery: a retrospective observational study. International Urogynecology Journal, 26(8), 1185-1189. [More Information]
  • Oversand, S., Atan, I., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2015). The association between different measures of pelvic floor muscle function and female pelvic organ prolapse. International Urogynecology Journal, 26(12), 1777-1781. [More Information]
  • Kamisan Atan, I., Gerges, B., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2015). The association between vaginal parity and hiatal dimensions: A retrospective observational study in a tertiary urogynaecological centre. BJOG, 122(6), 867-872. [More Information]
  • Tan, L., Shek, K., Kamisan Atan, I., Rojas, R., Dietz, H. (2015). The repeatability of sonographic measures of functional pelvic floor anatomy. International Urogynecology Journal, 26(11), 1667-1672. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2015). What is abnormal uterine descent on translabial ultrasound? International Urogynecology Journal, 26(12), 1783-1787. [More Information]

2014

  • Wong, V., Shek, K., Rane, A., Lee, J., Rosamilia, A., Dietz, H. (2014). A comparison of two different mesh kit systems for anterior compartment prolapse repair. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 54(3), 212-217. [More Information]
  • Wong, V., Shek, K., Goh, J., Krause, H., Martin, A., Dietz, H. (2014). Cystocele recurrence after anterior colporrhaphy with and without mesh use. European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 172(1), 131-135. [More Information]
  • Thibault-Gagnon, S., Yusuf, S., Langer, S., Wong, V., Shek, K., Martin, A., Dietz, H. (2014). Do women notice the impact of childbirth-related levator trauma on pelvic floor and sexual function? Results of an observational ultrasound study. International Urogynecology Journal, 25, 1389-1398. [More Information]
  • Dixit, P., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2014). How common is pelvic floor muscle atrophy after vaginal childbirth? Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 43(1), 83-88. [More Information]
  • Guzman Rojas, R., Wong, V., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2014). Impact of levator trauma on pelvic floor muscle function. International Urogynecology Journal, 25(3), 375-380. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Guzman-Rojas, R., Shek, K. (2014). Postprocessing of pelvic floor ultrasound data: How repeatable is it? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 54(6), 553-557. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Guzman-Rojas, R., Dietz, H. (2014). Residual defects of the external anal sphincter following primary repair: an observational study using transperineal ultrasound. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 44(6), 704-709. [More Information]
  • Rodrigo, N., Wong, V., Shek, K., Martin, A., Dietz, H. (2014). The use of 3-dimensional ultrasound of the pelvic floor to predict recurrence risk after pelvic reconstructive surgery. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 54(3), 206-211. [More Information]

2013

  • Shek, K., Wong, V., Lee, J., Rosamilia, A., Rane, A., Krause, H., Goh, J., Dietz, H. (2013). Anterior compartment mesh: a descriptive study of mesh anchoring failure. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 42(6), 699-704. [More Information]
  • Pineda, M., Shek, K., Wong, V., Dietz, H. (2013). Can hiatal ballooning be determined by two-dimensional translabial ultrasound? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 53(5), 489-493. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K., Daly, O., Korda, A. (2013). Can levator avulsion be repaired surgically? A prospective surgical pilot study. International Urogynecology Journal, 24(6), 1011-1015. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Nazemian, K., Shek, K., Martin, A. (2013). Can urodynamic stress incontinence be diagnosed by ultrasound? International Urogynecology Journal, 24(8), 1399-1403. [More Information]
  • Volloyhaug, I., Wong, V., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2013). Does levator avulsion cause distension of the genital hiatus and perineal body? International Urogynecology Journal, 24(7), 1161-1165. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2013). Elective caesarean delivery - the right choice for whom? Current Women's Health Reviews, 9(1), 50-55.
  • Andrew, B., Shek, K., Chantarasorn, V., Dietz, H. (2013). Enlargement of the levator hiatus in female pelvic organ prolapse: Cause or effect? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 53(1), 74-78. [More Information]
  • Gerges, B., Kamisan Atan, I., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2013). How to determine "ballooning" of the levator hiatus on clinical examination: a retrospective observational study. International Urogynecology Journal, 24(11), 1933-1937. [More Information]
  • Wong, V., Shek, K., Rane, A., Goh, J., Krause, H., Dietz, H. (2013). Is levator avulsion a predictor of cystocele recurrence following anterior vaginal mesh placement? Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 42(2), 230-234. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2013). Pelvic floor ultrasonography: An update. Minerva ginecologica, 65(1), 1-20. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2013). Surgical repair of bilateral levator ani muscles with ultrasound guidance: comment. International Urogynecology Journal, 24(2), 355-355. [More Information]
  • Guzman Rojas, R., Shek, K., Langer, S., Dietz, H. (2013). The prevalence of anal sphincter injury in primiparous women. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 42(4), 461-466. [More Information]

2012

  • Dietz, H., Franco, A., Shek, K., Kirby, A. (2012). Avulsion injury and levator hiatal ballooning: two independent risk factors for prolapse? An observational study. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 91, 211-214. [More Information]
  • Khunda, A., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2012). Can ballooning of the levator hiatus be determined clinically? American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 206(3), 246.e1-246.e4. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Velez Sanchez, D., Shek, K., Martin, A. (2012). Determination of postvoid residual by translabial ultrasound. International Urogynecology Journal, 23(12), 1749-1752. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Moegni, F., Shek, K. (2012). Diagnosis of levator avulsion injury: A comparison of three methods. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 40(6), 693-698. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K., Chantarasorn, V., Langer, S. (2012). Do women notice the effect of childbirth-related pelvic floor trauma? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 52(3), 277-281. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Bond, V., Shek, K. (2012). Does childbirth alter the reflex pelvic floor response to coughing? Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 39(5), 569-573. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Chantarasorn, V., Langer, S., Dietz, H. (2012). Does levator trauma 'heal'? Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 40(5), 570-575. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K. (2012). Levator function and voluntary augmentation of maximum urethral closure pressure. International Urogynecology Journal, 23(8), 1035-1040. [More Information]
  • Chantarasorn, V., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2012). Mobility of the perineal body and anorectal junction before and after childbirth. International Urogynecology Journal, 23(6), 729-733. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Erdmann, M., Shek, K. (2012). Reflex contraction of the levator ani in women symptomatic for pelvic floor disorders. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 40(2), 215-218. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Kruger, J., Dietz, H. (2012). The effect of pregnancy on hiatal dimensions and urethral mobility: an observational study. International Urogynecology Journal, 23(11), 1561-1567. [More Information]
  • Orejuela, F., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2012). The time factor in the assessment of prolapse and levator ballooning. International Urogynecology Journal, 23(2), 175-178. [More Information]
  • Adisuroso, T., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2012). Tomographic imaging of the pelvic floor in nulliparous women: limits of normality. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 39(6), 698-703. [More Information]
  • Mulder, F., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2012). What's a proper push? The Valsalva manoeuvre revisited. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 52(3), 282-285. [More Information]

2011

  • Dietz, H., Wong, V., Shek, K. (2011). A simplified method for determining hiatal biometry. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 51(6), 540-543. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Bhalla, R., Chantarasorn, V., Shek, K. (2011). Avulsion of the puborectalis muscle is associated with asymmetry of the levator hiatus. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 37(6), 723-726. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Chantarasorn, V., Langer, S., Phipps, H., Dietz, H. (2011). Does the Epi-No® Birth Trainer reduce levator trauma? A randomised controlled trial. International Urogynecology Journal, 22(12), 1521-1528. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Erdmann, M., Shek, K. (2011). Mesh Contraction: Myth or Reality? American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 204(2), 173.e1-173.e4. [More Information]
  • Rodrigo, N., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2011). Rectal intussusception is associated with abnormal levator ani muscle structure and morphometry. Techniques in Coloproctology, 15(1), 39-43. [More Information]
  • Chantarasorn, V., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2011). Sonographic appearance of transobturator slings: implications for function and dysfunction. International Urogynecology Journal, 22(4), 493-498. [More Information]
  • Chantarasorn, V., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2011). Sonographic detection of puborectalis muscle avulsion is not associated with anal incontinence. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 51(2), 130-135. [More Information]

2010

  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010). Can levator avulsion be predicted antenatally? American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 202(6), 586.e1-586.e6. [More Information]
  • Eisenberg, V., Chantarasorn, V., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010). Does levator ani injury affect cystocele type? Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 36(5), 618-623. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Pirpiris, A., Dietz, H. (2010). Does levator avulsion increase urethral mobility? European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 153(2), 215-219. [More Information]
  • Weemhoff, M., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010). Effects of age on levator function and morphometry of the levator hiatus in women with pelvic floor disorders. International Urogynecology Journal, 21(9), 1137-1142. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010). Intrapartum risk factors for levator trauma. BJOG, 117(12), 1485-1492. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Chantarasorn, V., Shek, K. (2010). Levator avulsion is a risk factor for cystocele recurrence. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 36(1), 76-80. [More Information]
  • Model, A., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010). Levator defects are associated with prolapse after pelvic floor surgery. European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 153(2), 220-223. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Bernardo, M., Kirby, A., Shek, K. (2010). Minimal criteria for the diagnosis of avulsion of the puborectalis muscle by tomographic ultrasound. International Urogynecology Journal, 22(6), 699-704. [More Information]
  • Nader, R., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010). Predicting the outcome of induction of labour. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 50(4), 329-333. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H., Kirby, A. (2010). The Effect of Childbirth on Urethral Mobility: A Prospective Observational Study. The Journal of Urology, 184(2), 629-634. [More Information]
  • Dickie, K., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010). The relationship between urethral mobility and parity. BJOG, 117(10), 1220-1224. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Chantarasorn, V., Dietz, H. (2010). The Urethral Motion Profile Before and After Suburethral Sling Placement. The Journal of Urology, 183(4), 1450-1454. [More Information]
  • Ismail, S., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010). Unilateral coronal diameters of the levator hiatus: baseline data for the automated detection of avulsion of the levator ani muscle. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 36(3), 375-378. [More Information]
  • Pirpiris, A., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010). Urethral mobility and urinary incontinence. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 36(4), 507-511. [More Information]

2009

  • Dietz, H., Kirby, A., Shek, K., Bedwell, P. (2009). Does avulsion of the puborectalis muscle affect bladder function? International Urogynecology Journal, 20(8), 967-972. [More Information]
  • Svabik, K., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2009). How much does the levator hiatus have to stretch during childbirth? BJOG, 116(12), 1657-1662. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K. (2009). Levator defects can be detected by 2D translabial ultrasound. International Urogynecology Journal, 20(7), 807-811. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2009). The effect of childbirth on hiatal dimensions. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 113(6), 1272-1278. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Abdool, Z., Dietz, H. (2009). The effect of levator avulsion on hiatal dimension and function. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 201(89), e1-e5. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K. (2009). Tomographic ultrasound imaging of the pelvic floor: Which levels matter most? Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 33(6), 698-703. [More Information]

2008

  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2008). OC003: The effect of vaginal childbirth on levator hiatal dimensions. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 32(3), 243-244. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K. (2008). OP24.04: How best to evaluate tomographic pelvic floor ultrasound findings? Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 32(3), 394. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K. (2008). OP2411: Can levator avulsion be diagnosed by 2D translabial ultrasound? Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 32(3), 396-396. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Rane, A., Goh, J., Dietz, H. (2008). Stress urinary incontinence after transobturator mesh for cystocele repair. International Urogynecology Journal, DOI 10.1007/s00192-008-0789-2, 1-5. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Abbu, A., Shek, K. (2008). The levator-urethra gap measurement: a more objective means of determining levator avulsion. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 32(7), 941-945. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K. (2008). The quantification of levator muscle resting tone by digital assessment. International Urogynecology Journal, 19(11), 1489-1493. [More Information]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H., Rane, A., Balakrishnan, S. (2008). Transobturator mesh for cystocele repair: a short- to medium-term follow-up using 3D/4D ultrasound. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 32(1), 82-86. [More Information]

2007

  • Shek, K., Rane, A., Goh, J., Dietz, H. (2007). OC256: Imaging of the Perigee transobturator mesh and its effect on stress incontinence. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 30(4), 446-446. [More Information]
  • De Leon, J., Steensma, A., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2007). OC260: Ballooning: how to define abnormal distensibility of the levator hiatus. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 30(4), 447-447. [More Information]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K. (2007). OC265: The 'urethral motion profile': a new method for assessing urethral mobility. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 30(4), 448-449. [More Information]

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