Elizabeth Mueller
  • Associate Professor
  • Division Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellowship Program Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Medical Director, Urogynecology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urology
Urogynecology, Cystocele, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Fistulas, Robotic surgery, Vaginal Hysterectomy, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Female Urology
Board Certifications
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery- Subspecialty: AM Board of Urology
  • Urology - General Cert: AM Board of Urology

Comparison of flowrates and voided volumes during non-instrumented uroflowmetry and pressure-flow studies in women with stress incontinenceMueller,E. R.; Litman,H.; Rickey,L. R.; Sirls,L.; Norton,P.; Wilson,T.; Moalli,P.; Albo,M.; Zimmern,P.Neurourology and Urodynamics 2014 ; ( ):

Colpocleisis: A Safe Minimally Invasive Option for Pelvic Organ ProlapseMueller,M. G.; Ellimootil,C.; Abernethy,M. G.; Mueller,E. R.; Hohmann,S.; Kenton,K.Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 2014 ; ( ):

Urine is not sterile: use of enhanced urine culture techniques to detect resident bacterial flora in the adult female bladderHilt,E. E.; McKinley,K.; Pearce,M. M.; Rosenfeld,A. B.; Zilliox,M. J.; Mueller,E. R.; Brubaker,L.; Gai,X.; Wolfe,A. J.; Schreckenberger,P. C.Journal of clinical microbiology 2014 ;52(3):871-876

Robotic objective structured assessment of technical skills: a randomized multicenter dry laboratory training pilot studyTarr,M. E.; Rivard,C.; Petzel,A. E.; Summers,S.; Mueller,E. R.; Rickey,L. M.; Denman,M. A.; Harders,R.; Durazo-Arvizu,R.; Kenton,K.Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 2014 ;20(4):228-236

The postendometrial ablation endometrium: reassessment with biopsy and ultrasonographyGadzinski,J. A.; Sheran,J.; Garbe,G.; Fitzgerald,G.; Mueller,E.; Wagner,S.OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 2014 ;123 Suppl 1( ):124S

Urethral sensation following reconstructive pelvic surgeryAbernethy,M. G.; Davis,C.; Lowenstein,L.; Mueller,E. R.; Brubaker,L.; Kenton,K.International Urogynecology Journal 2014 ;25(11):1569-1573

Robotic compared with laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy: a randomized controlled trialAnger,J. T.; Mueller,E. R.; Tarnay,C.; Smith,B.; Stroupe,K.; Rosenman,A.; Brubaker,L.; Bresee,C.; Kenton,K.OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 2014 ;123(1):5-12

Interplay between Bladder Microbiota and Urinary Antimicrobial Peptides: Mechanisms for Human Urinary Tract Infection Risk and Symptom SeverityNienhouse,V.; Gao,X.; Dong,Q.; Nelson,D. E.; Toh,E.; McKinley,K.; Schreckenberger,P.; Shibata,N.; Fok,C. S.; Mueller,E. R.; Brubaker,L.; Wolfe,A. J.; Radek,K. A.PLoS ONE 2014 ;9(12):e114185

IL22 Regulates Human Urothelial Cell Sensory and Innate Functions through Modulation of the Acetylcholine Response, Immunoregulatory Cytokines and Antimicrobial Peptides: Assessment of an In Vitro ModelLe,P. T.; Pearce,M. M.; Zhang,S.; Campbell,E. M.; Fok,C. S.; Mueller,E. R.; Brincat,C. A.; Wolfe,A. J.; Brubaker,L.PLoS ONE 2014 ;9(10):e111375

Are We Satisfied? Perspective on Five-year Outcomes of Midurethral SlingsBrubaker,L.; Brincat,C.; Mueller,E.European urology 2014 ;65(6):1115-1116

Risk Factors for Urgency Incontinence in Women Undergoing Stress Urinary Incontinence SurgeryRickey,L. M.; Huang,L.; Rahn,D. D.; Hsu,Y.; Litman,H. J.; Mueller,E. R.Advances in urology 2013 ;2013( ):567375

Day of surgery urine cultures identify urogynecologic patients at increased risk for postoperative urinary tract infectionFok,C. S.; McKinley,K.; Mueller,E. R.; Kenton,K.; Schreckenberger,P.; Wolfe,A.; Brubaker,L.The Journal of urology 2013 ;189(5):1721-1724

Where do we place the sacrocolpopexy stitch? A magnetic resonance imaging investigationAbernethy,M.; Vasquez,E.; Kenton,K.; Brubaker,L.; Mueller,E.Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 2013 ;19(1):31-33

Abdominal Colpopexy: Comparison of Endoscopic Surgical Strategies (ACCESS).Mueller,E. R.; Kenton,K.; Tarnay,C.; Brubaker,L.; Rosenman,A.; Smith,B.; Stroupe,K.; Bresee,C.; Pantuck,A.; Schulam,P.; Anger,J. T.Contemporary Clinical Trials 2012 ;33(5):1011-1018

Complex repetitive discharges--a feature of the urethral continence mechanism or a pathological finding?Ramm,O.; Mueller,E. R.; Brubaker,L.; Lowenstein,L.; Kenton,K.The Journal of urology 2012 ;187(6):2140-2143

Evidence of uncultivated bacteria in the adult female bladder.Wolfe,A. J.; Toh,E.; Shibata,N.; Rong,R.; Kenton,K.; Fitzgerald,M.; Mueller,E. R.; Schreckenberger,P.; Dong,Q.; Nelson,D. E.; Brubaker,L.Journal of clinical microbiology 2012 ;50(4):1376-1383

A randomized trial of urodynamic testing before stress-incontinence surgeryNager,C. W.; Brubaker,L.; Litman,H. J.; Zyczynski,H. M.; Varner,R. E.; Amundsen,C.; Sirls,L. T.; Norton,P. A.; Arisco,A. M.; Chai,T. C.; Zimmern,P.; Barber,M. D.; Dandreo,K. J.; Menefee,S. A.; Kenton,K.; Lowder,J.; Richter,H. E.; Khandwala,S.; Nygaard,I.; Kraus,S. R.; Johnson,H. W.; Lemack,G. E.; Mihova,M.; Albo,M. E.; Mueller,E.; Sutkin,G.; Wilson,T. S.; Hsu,Y.; Rozanski,T. A.; Rickey,L. M.; Rahn,D.; Tennstedt,S.; Kusek,J. W.; Gormley,E. A.; Urinary Incontinence Treatment NetworkThe New England journal of medicine 2012 ;366(21):1987-1997

Perioperative bowel habits of women undergoing gynecologic surgery: a pilot study.Tarr,M. E.; Klenov,V.; Tanzy,M. E.; Rivard,C. L.; McElhinney,M. M.; Brubaker,L.; Mueller,E. R.; FitzGerald,M. P.; Kenton,K.Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 2012 ;18(3):153-157

Solifenacin objectively decreases urinary sensation in women with overactive bladder syndromeLowenstein,L.; Kenton,K.; Mueller,E. R.; Brubaker,L.; Sabo,E.; Durazo-Arivzu,R. A.; Fitzgerald,M. P.International Urology and Nephrology 2012 ;44(2):425-429

The impact of dispositional optimism on symptoms and treatment choices in patients with pelvic floor disordersLowenstein,L.; Ramm,O.; Mueller,E.; Brubaker,L.; FitzGerald,M. P.; Lopez,J.; Kenton,K.International Urogynecology Journal 2012 ;23(3):295-298

Reliability and responsiveness of the Urgency Severity and Life Impact Questionnaire (USIQ)Lowenstein,L.; Rickey,L.; Kenton,K.; Fitzgerald,M. P.; Brubaker,L.; Tulke,M.; Fordham,J.; Mueller,E. R.International Urogynecology Journal 2012 ;23(2):193-196

Measuring Urinary Sensation with Current Perception Threshold: A Comparison between Method of Limits and Method of LevelsDavis,C.; Lowenstein,L.; Mueller,E.; Brubaker,L.; Kenton,K.Obstetrics and gynecology international 2012 ;2012( ):868915

Severe acidosis during laparoscopic repair of pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence.FitzGerald,M. P.; Mueller,E. R.; Edelstein,S.Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 2011 ;17(5):260-262

Current Use of Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification by AUGS and ICS MembersPham,T.; Burgart,A.; Kenton,K.; Mueller,E. R.; Brubaker,L.Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 2011 ;17(2):67-69

Continent women have better urethral neuromuscular function than those with stress incontinenceKenton,K.; Mueller,E.; Brubaker,L.International Urogynecology Journal 2011 ;22(12):1479-1484

Measurement of transurethral bladder neck displacement during tension-free vaginal tape procedureAbbasy,S. A.; Kenton,K.; Brubaker,L.; Mueller,E. R.International Urogynecology Journal 2011 ;22(6):721-724

Neuromuscular characterization of the urethra in continent womenKenton,K.; Mueller,E.; Brubaker,L.Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 2011 ;17(5):226-230

Interobserver and interdisciplinary reproducibility of 3D endovaginal ultrasound assessment of pelvic floor anatomySantoro,G. A.; Wieczorek,A. P.; Shobeiri,S. A.; Mueller,E. R.; Pilat,J.; Stankiewicz,A.; Battistella,G.International urogynecology journal and pelvic floor dysfunction 2011 ;22(1):53-59

Reflex testing of male urine specimens misses few positive cultures may reduce unnecessary testing of normal specimens.Fok,C.; Fitzgerald,M. P.; Turk,T. M.; Mueller,E. R.; Dalaza,L.; Schreckenberger,P.Urology 2010 ;75(1):74-76

Retropubic versus transobturator midurethral slings for stress incontinence.Richter,H. E.; Albo,M. E.; Zyczynski,H. M.; Kenton,K.; Norton,P. A.; Sirls,L. T.; Kraus,S. R.; Chai,T. C.; Lemack,G. E.; Dandreo,K. J.; Varner,R. E.; Menefee,S.; Ghetti,C.; Brubaker,L.; Nygaard,I.; Khandwala,S.; Rozanski,T. A.; Johnson,H.; Schaffer,J.; Stoddard,A. M.; Holley,R. L.; Nager,C. W.; Moalli,P.; Mueller,E. R.; Arisco,A. M.; Corton,M.; Tennstedt,S.; Chang,T. D.; Gormley,E. A.; Litman,H. J.New England Journal of Medicine 2010 ;362(22):2066-2076

Defining the educational gap in urodynamics training between residency and the first 18 months in practice: 1668Mueller,E. R.Journal of Urology 2009 ;181(4 (Supplement 1)):602

Urinary incontinence: Relative efficacy of retropubic and transobturator slings.Mueller,E. R.Nature Reviews Urology 2009 ;6(10):523-524

Urodynamic procedures are on the rise: 1669Mueller,E. R.Journal of Urology 2009 ;181(4 (Supplement 1)):602

Are we missing an opportunity to teach future physicians about female pelvic floor disorders?.Mueller,E. R.; Kenton,K.; Rogers,R. G.; Fenner,D. E.International Urogynecology Journal 2009 ;20(12):1413-1415

Impact of fluid management on fluid intake and urge incontinence in the BE-DRI Trial for OAB in women: 1530Mueller,E. R.; Litman,H.; Zimmern,P. E.; Norton,P.; Goode,P. S.Journal of Urology 2009 ;181(4 (Supplement 1)):547-548

Fecal incontinence in US adults: epidemiology and risk factors.Whitehead,W. E.; Borrud,L.; Goode,P. S.; Meikle,S.; Mueller,E. R.; Tuteja,A.; Weidner,A.; Weinstein,M.; Ye,W.Gastroenterology 2009 ;137(2):512; Aug-517

Patients with painful bladder syndrome have altered response to thermal stimuli and catastrophic reaction to painful experiences.Lowenstein,L.; Kenton,K.; Mueller,E. R.; Brubaker,L.; Heneghan,M.; Senka,J.; FitzGerald,M. P.Neurourology & Urodynamics 2009 ;28(5):400-404

Observations relating to urinary sensation during detrusor overactivity.Lowenstein,L.; Pham,T.; Abbasy,S.; Kenton,K.; Brubaker,L.; Mueller,E. R.; Shott,S.; Vardi,Y.; Gruenwald,I.; FitzGerald,M. P.Neurourology & Urodynamics 2009 ;28(6):497-500

Transabdominal uterosacral suspension: outcomes and complications.Lowenstein,L.; Fitz,A.; Kenton,K.; FitzGerald,M. P.; Mueller,E. R.; Brubaker,L.American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2009 ;200(6):656.e1-656.e5

Evaluation of urgency in women, with a validated Urgency, Severity and Impact Questionnaire (USIQ).Lowenstein,L.; FitzGerald,M. P.; Kenton,K.; Hatchett,L.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.; Mueller,E. R.; Goldman,K.; Brubaker,L.International Urogynecology Journal 2009 ;20(3):301-307

Urinary retention is uncommon after colpocleisis with concomitant mid-urethral sling.Abbasy,S.; Lowenstein,L.; Pham,T.; Mueller,E. R.; Kenton,K.; Brubaker,L.International Urogynecology Journal 2009 ;20(2):213-216

Home-based cognitive therapy for overactive bladder: 1562Abbasy,S. A.; Michelfelder,A.; Kenton,K.; Mueller,E. R.; FitzGerald,M. P.Journal of Urology 2009 ;181(4 (Supplement 1)):561

Prior pelvic floor surgery is associated with more bothersome symptoms in urogynecology patientsTarr,M.; Kenton,K.; Mueller,E.; Brubaker,L.Journal of Urology 2009 ;181(4 Supplement 1):482-483

New pelvic symptoms are common after reconstructive pelvic surgery.Pham,T.; Kenton,K.; Mueller,E. R.; Brubaker,L.American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2009 ;200(1):88.e1-88.e5

Clinical anatomy and surgical skills training for Senior Residents : a multicenter, multidisciplinary program for urogynecological proceduresSummers,S. L.; Mueller,E. R.; Darrell,B.; Pombar,X.; Kobak,W.; Graziano,S.; Irwin,T.; Mody,V.; Rickey,L.; Hruska,L.; Kenton,K.Journal of Pelvic Medicine & Surgery 2009 ;15(4):195-203

Quality of life after surgery for stress incontinence.Tennstedt,S. L.; Litman,H. J.; Zimmern,P.; Ghetti,C.; Kusek,J. W.; Nager,C. W.; Mueller,E. R.; Kraus,S. R.; Varner,E.International Urogynecology Journal 2008 ;19(12):1631-1638

The relationship between obstructive sleep apnea, nocturia, and daytime overactive bladder syndrome in women.Lowenstein,L.; Kenton,K.; Brubaker,L.; Pillar,G.; Undevia,N.; Mueller,E. R.; FitzGerald,M. P.American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2008 ;198(5):598.e1-598.e5

Women who experience detrusor overactive at lower bladder volumes report greater bother.Lowenstein,L.; Kenton,K.; Dooley,Y.; Mueller,E. R.; Brubaker,L.Neurourology & Urodynamics 2008 ;27(1):45-47

Validation of a real-time urodynamic measure of urinary sensation.Lowenstein,L.; FitzGerald,M. P.; Kenton,K.; Brubaker,L.; Gruenwald,I.; Papier,I.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.; Elliot,C.; Mueller,E. R.; Vardi,Y.American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2008 ;198(6):661.e1; Jun-661.e4

Patient-selected goals: the fourth dimension in assessment of pelvic floor disorders.Lowenstein,L.; FitzGerald,M. P.; Kenton,K.; Dooley,Y.; Templehof,M.; Mueller,E. R.; Brubaker,L.International Urogynecology Journal 2008 ;19(1):81-84

Chronic lower urinary symptoms do not predict bacteriuria.FitzGerald,M. P.; Mueller,E. R.; Brubaker,L.; Dalaza,L.; Abraham,T.; Schreckenberger,P. C.International Journal of Gynaecology & Obstetrics 2008 ;101(3):302-303

The correlation of voiding variables between non-instrumented uroflowmetery and pressure-flow studies in women with pelvic organ prolapse.Mueller,E. R.; Wei,J.; Nygaard,I.; Brubaker,L.; Varner,E.; Visco,A.; Cundiff,G. W.; Weber,A. M.; Ghetti,C.; Kreder,K.Neurourology & Urodynamics 2008 ;27(6):515-521

Does urethral competence affect urodynamic voiding parameters in women with prolapse?.Nygaard,I.; Kreder,K.; Mueller,E. R.; Brubaker,L.; Goode,P.; Visco,A.; Weber,A. M.; Cundiff,G.; Wei,J.Neurourology & Urodynamics 2007 ;26(7):1030-1035

Patient preparedness: an important predictor of surgical outcome.Kenton,K.; Pham,T.; Mueller,E. R.; Brubaker,L.American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2007 ;197(6):654.e1-654.e6

Urodynamic prolapse reduction alters urethral pressure but not filling or pressure flow parameters.Mueller,E. R.; Kenton,K.; Mahajan,S.; FitzGerald,M. P.; Brubaker,L.Journal of Urology 2007 ;177(2):600-603

Neural pain after uterosacral ligament vaginal suspension.Lowenstein,L.; Dooley,Y.; Kenton,K.; Mueller,E. R.; Brubaker,L.International Urogynecology Journal 2007 ;18(1):109-110

The volume at which women leak first on urodynamic testing is not associated with quality of life, measures of urethral integrity or surgical failure.Lowenstein,L.; Dooley,Y.; Kenton,K.; Rickey,L.; FitzGerald,M. P.; Mueller,E. R.; Brubaker,L.Journal of Urology 2007 ;178(1):193-196

Patients' pelvic goals change after initial urogynecologic consultation.Lowenstein,L.; Kenton,K.; Pierce,K.; Fitzgerald,M. P.; Mueller,E. R.; Brubaker,L.American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2007 ;197(6):640.e1-640.e3

Overactive bladder and women's sexual health: what is the impact?.Coyne,K. S.; Margolis,M. K.; Jumadilova,Z.; Bavendam,T.; Mueller,E. R.; Rogers,R.Journal of Sexual Medicine 2007 ;4(3):656-666

Urinary hesitancy and retention during treatment with sertraline.Lowenstein,L.; Mueller,E. R.; Sharma,S.; FitzGerald,M. P.International Urogynecology Journal 2007 ;18(7):827-829

Periurethral leiomyomaLowenstein,L.; McClung,C.; Mueller,E. R.The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ 2007 ;9(1):54

Advanced anterior vaginal wall prolapse is highly correlated with apical prolapse.Rooney,K.; Kenton,K.; Mueller,E. R.; FitzGerald,M. P.; Brubaker,L.American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2006 ;195(6):1837-1840

Clinical anatomy and surgical skills training (CASST): development of a multicenter, multidisciplinary program.Kenton,K.; Mueller,E. R.; Graziano,S.; Summers,S.; Rickey,L.; Oldham,L.; Pombar,X.; Turner,F.; Darrell,B.American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2006 ;195(6):1789-1793

The global burden of female pelvic floor disorders.Kenton,K.; Mueller,E. R.BJU international 2006 ;98(Suppl 1):1-5

International Prostate Symptom Scores in young asymptomatic American men.Mueller,E. R.; Latini,J.; Lux,M.; Kreder,K.; Fitzgerald,M. P.BJU international 2005 ;95(4):554-556

Gender differences in 24-hour urinary diaries of asymptomatic North American adults.Mueller,E. R.; Latini,J.; Lux,M.; Stablein,U.; Brubaker,L.; Kreder,K.; Fitzgerald,M. P.Journal of Urology 2005 ;173(2):490-492

Surgical repair of the middle compartmentKenton,K.; Mueller,E. R.Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology 2005 ;48(3):691-703

Physiology of the lower urinary tractFitzgerald,M. P.; Mueller,E. R.Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology 2004 ;47(1):18-27

Voiding frequency in a sample of asymptomatic american menLatini,J. M.; Mueller,E. R.; Lux,M. M.; Fitzgerald,M. P.; Kreder,K. J.Journal of Urology 2004 ;172(3):980-984

Sliding hernia of the bladder presenting as suprapubic pain in a female.Mueller,E. R.; Kenton,K. S.; Brubaker,L.International Urogynecology Journal 2004 ;15(1):51-52

Pelvic organ prolapse and urodynamicsMueller,E. R.; Kenton,K. S.American Urogynecologic Society Quarterly Newsletter 2003 ;23( ):

Medical School
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • Loyola University Medical Center, Urology
  • Loyola University Medical Center, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
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