Does COLIA1 SP1-binding site polymorphism predispose women to pelvic organ prolapse?

Benjamin Feiner, Fuad Fares, Nail Azam, Ron Auslender, Miriam David, Yoram Abramov

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Introduction and hypothesis: COLIA1 polymorphism is associated with increased risk for stress urinary incontinence. We hypothesize that a similar association exists with pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Methods: Patients with advanced prolapse and healthy controls were evaluated by interview, validated questionnaires, and pelvic examination. DNA was extracted from peripheral blood, and polymerase chain reaction was performed to determine the presence or absence of the polymorphism. Power calculation indicated the need for 36 patients in each arm. Results: The prevalence of the polymorphic heterozygous genotype (GT) in the study and control groups was 33.3% and 19.4%, respectively, leading to an odds ratio of 1.75. This difference, however, did not reach statistical significance (p = 0.27). Conclusions: The COLIA1 polymorphism was not significantly associated with increased risk for POP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1061-1065
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Urogynecology Journal
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2009


  • Collagen
  • Genetic polymorphism
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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