Publications list for Honorary Associate Professor Ka Lai (Clara) Shek

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

2014

   
  • 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, Gynaecology, and Reproductive Biology. 172, 131-135. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Dixit, P., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2014), How common is pelvic floor muscle atrophy after vaginal childbirth?. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 43(1), 83-88. [Abstract]

2013

   
  • Andrew, B., Shek, K., Chantarasorn, V., Dietz, H. (2013), Enlargement of the levator hiatus in female pelvic organ prolapse: Cause or effect?. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 53(1), 74-78. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2013), Surgical repair of bilateral levator ani muscles with ultrasound guidance: comment. International Urogynecology Journal. , 355. [Abstract]
  • Pineda, M., Shek, K., Wong, V., Dietz, H. (2013), Can hiatal ballooning be determined by two-dimensional translabial ultrasound?. The Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 53, 489-493. [Abstract]
  • 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 & Gynecology. 42(2), 230-234. [Abstract]
  • 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 & Gynecology. 42(6), 699-704. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Guzman Rojas, R., Shek, K., Langer, S., Dietz, H. (2013), The prevalence of anal sphincter injury in primiparous women. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 42(4), 461-466. [Abstract]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2013), Pelvic floor ultrasonography: an update. Minerva Ginecologica. 65(1), 1-20. [Abstract]
  • Dietz, H., Nazemian, K., Shek, K., Martin, A. (2013), Can urodynamic stress incontinence be diagnosed by ultrasound?. International Urogynecology Journal. 24(8), 1399-1403. [Abstract]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2013), Elective caesarean delivery - the right choice for whom?. Current Women's Health Reviews. 9(1), 50-55.

2012

   
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K. (2012), Levator function and voluntary augmentation of maximum urethral closure pressure. International Urogynecology Journal. 23(8), 1035-1040. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Mulder, F., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2012), What's a proper push? The Valsalva manoeuvre revisited. The Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 52(3), 282-285. [Abstract]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K., Chantarasorn, V., Langer, S. (2012), Do women notice the effect of childbirth-related pelvic floor trauma?. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 52(3), 277-281. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Shek, K., Chantarasorn, V., Langer, S., Dietz, H. (2012), Does levator trauma 'heal'?. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 40(5), 570-575. [Abstract]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K., Moegni, F. (2012), Diagnosis of Levator avulsion injury: a comparison of three methods. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 40(6), 693-698. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Dietz, H., Velez, D., Shek, K., Martin, A. (2012), Determination of postvoid residual by translabial ultrasound. International Urogynecology Journal. 23(12), 1749-1752. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Khunda, A., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2012), Can ballooning of the levator hiatus be determined clinically?. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 206(3), 246.e1-4. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • 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(2), 211-4. [Abstract]

2011

   
  • Dietz, H., Wong, V., Shek, K. (2011), A simplified method for determining hiatal biometry. The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology. 51(6), 540-3. [Abstract]
  • 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), 1521-8. [Abstract]
  • 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 & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 37(6), 723-6. [Abstract]
  • Dietz, H., Bernardo, M., Kirby, A., Shek, K. (2011), Minimal criteria for the diagnosis of avulsion of the puborectalis muscle by tomographic ultrasound. International urogynecology journal. 22(0), 699-704. [Abstract]
  • Chantarasorn, V., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2011), Sonographic appearance of transobturator slings: implications for function and dysfunction. International urogynecology journal. 22(4), 493-8. [Abstract]
  • Chantarasorn, V., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2011), Sonographic detection of puborectalis muscle avulsion is not associated with anal incontinence. The Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 51(2), 130-135. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Dietz, H., Erdmann, M., Shek, K. (2011), Mesh contraction: myth or reality?. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 204(2), 173.e1-4. [Abstract]

2010

   
  • 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), 220-3. [Abstract]
  • Shek, K., Pirpiris, A., Dietz, H. (2010), Does levator avulsion increase urethral mobility?. European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology. 153(2), 215-9. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010), Intrapartum risk factors for levator trauma. BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology. 117(12), 1485-92. [Abstract]
  • Pirpiris, A., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010), Urethral mobility and urinary incontinence. Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 36(4), 507-11. [Abstract]
  • 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 & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 36(3), 375-8. [Abstract]
  • Dickie, K., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010), The relationship between urethral mobility and parity. BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology. 117(10), 1220-4. [Abstract]
  • 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 and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. 21(9), 1137-1142. [Abstract]
  • Nader, R., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010), Predicting the outcome of induction of labour. The Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 50(4), 329-333. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Dietz, H., Chantarasorn, V., Shek, K. (2010), Levator avulsion is a risk factor for cystocele recurrence. Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 36(1), 76-80. [Abstract]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2010), Can levator avulsion be predicted antenatally?. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 202(6), 586.e1-6. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]

2009

   
  • Svabík, K., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2009), How much does the levator hiatus have to stretch during childbirth?. BJOG. 116(12), 1657-1662. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Abdool, Z., Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2009), The effect of levator avulsion on hiatal dimension and function. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 201(1), 89.e1-5. [Abstract]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K. (2009), Levator defects can be detected by 2D translabial ultrasound. International Urogynecology Journal. 20(7), 807-811. [Abstract]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2009), The effect of childbirth on hiatal dimensions. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 113(6), 1272-1278. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Shek, K., Rane, A., Goh, J., Dietz, H. (2009), Stress urinary incontinence after transobturator mesh for cystocele repair. International urogynecology journal and pelvic floor dysfunction. 20(0), 421-5. [Abstract]

2008

   
  • Dietz, H., Abbu, A., Shek, K. (2008), The levator-urethra gap measurement: a more objective means of determining levator avulsion?. Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 32(7), 941-5. [Abstract]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K. (2008), The quantification of levator muscle resting tone by digital assessment. International urogynecology journal and pelvic floor dysfunction. 19(11), 1489-93. [Abstract]
  • Shek, K., Dietz, H. (2008), OC003: The effect of vaginal childbirth on levator hiatal dimensions. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 32(3), 243-244. [Abstract]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K. (2008), OP24.04: How best to evaluate tomographic pelvic floor ultrasound findings?. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 32(3), 394. [Abstract]
  • Dietz, H., Shek, K. (2008), OP24.11: Can levator avulsion be diagnosed by 2D translabial ultrasound?. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 32(3), 396. [Abstract]
  • 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 & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 32(1), 82-6. [Abstract]