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Credentials

Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
Georgetown University (1999)
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Top 50%
Residency
Case Western Reserve University (2005) *
Fellowship
Duke University Hospital (2006) *
* This information was reported to Vitals by the doctor or doctor's office.

Awards & Distinctions ?

Appointments
Temple University
Associate Professor
Associations
American Urological Association
American Board of Urology

Affiliations ?

Dr. Anoia-Loftus is affiliated with 3 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations

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Rankings

  • Abington Memorial Hospital
    1200 Old York Rd, Abington, PA 19001
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  • Warminster Hospital
    225 Newtown Rd, Warminster, PA 18974
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  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
    333 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Anoia-Loftus has contributed to 1 publication.
    Title In Patients Undergoing Neuromodulation for Intractable Urge Incontinence a Reduction in 24-hr Pad Weight After the Initial Test Stimulation Best Predicts Long-term Patient Satisfaction.
    Date May 2007
    Journal Neurourology and Urodynamics
    Excerpt

    AIMS: To evaluate long-term patient satisfaction of sacral neuromodulation and to correlate satisfaction with incontinence parameters. METHODS: Patients at least 1-year remote from sacral neuromodulation were mailed a questionnaire to evaluate satisfaction and assess incontinence symptoms. RESULTS: Fifty-two patients were consecutively enrolled in the study. Forty-nine questionnaires (94.2%) were returned. The average interval between implantation and questionnaire completion was 27.2 (range 12-52) months. 83.7% of respondents were satisfied and 79.6% of patients would "do it all over again." Compared to dissatisfied subjects during test stimulation, the satisfied patients had a significant decrease in 24-hr pad weight (84.5% vs. 60.6%, P = 0.002) but did not differ in daily pad usage (4.5 fewer pads per day vs. 3.4, P = 0.190). At long-term follow-up, satisfied patients noted significantly greater improvement in their Incontinence Impact Questionnaire score versus dissatisfied patients (mean improvement 53 vs. 10 points, P = 0.0003). Using multiple logistic regression, change in 24-hr pad weight, but not change in average daily pad usage, was correlated with long-term satisfaction. CONCLUSIONS: Eighty-four percent of patients were satisfied with sacral neuromodulation at a mean of 27 months. An 84.5% reduction in 24-hr pad weight correlated with long-term patient satisfaction. In addition to lack of efficacy, device pain was a contributing factor to dissatisfaction.

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