Publications

Original Articles

Zimmo K, Laine K, Vikanes Å, Fosse E, Zimmo M, Ali H, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Hassan S. Diagnosis and repair of perineal injuries: knowledge before and after expert training-a multicentre observational study among Palestinian physicians and midwives. BMJ Open. 2017 Apr 7;7(4):e014183. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014183.


Latthe P, Middleton L, Rachaneni S, McCooty S, Daniels J, Coomarasamy A, Balogun M, Duckett J, Thakar R, Goranitis I, Roberts T, Deeks J; BUS Collaborative Group. Ultrasound bladder wall thickness and detrusor overactivity: a multicentre test accuracy study. BJOG. 2017 Feb 7. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.14503


Volløyhaug I, van Gruting I, van Delft K, Sultan AH, Thakar R. Is bladder neck and urethral mobility associated with urinary incontinence and mode of delivery 4 years after childbirth? Neurourol Urodyn;36:1403-1410


Naidu M, Sultan AH, Thakar R. Reducing obstetric anal sphincter injuries using perineal support: our preliminary experience. Int Urogynecol J. 2017;28:381-38 


Sioutis D, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Over diagnosis and rising rates of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries (OASIS) - time for reappraisal. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Sep 19. doi: 10.1002/uog.17306. [Epub ahead of print]


Lone F, Sultan AH, Stankiewicz A, Thakar R. Inter-observer agreement of multi-compartment ultrasound in the assessment of pelvic floor anatomy. Br J Radiol. 2016 Jan 22:20150704. [Epub ahead of print] 


Rostaminia G, Peck JD, Van Delft K, Thakar R, Sultan A, Shobeiri SA. New Measures for Predicting Birth-Related Pelvic Floor Trauma. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2016 ;22:292-6.


Lone F, Thakar R, Wieczorek AP, Sultan AH, Stankiewicz A. Assessment of urethral vascularity using 2D colour Doppler high-frequency endovaginal ultrasonography in women treated for symptomatic stress urinary incontinence: 1-year prospective follow-up study. Int Urogynecol J. 2016 ;27:85-92.


Lone F, Thakar R, Sultan AH. One-year prospective comparison of vaginal pessaries and surgery for pelvic organ prolapse using the validated ICIQ-VS and ICIQ-UI (SF) questionnaires. Int Urogynecol J. 2015;26:1305-12.


Kanter G, Rogers RG, Pauls RN, Kammerer-Doak D, Thakar R. A strong pelvic floor is associated with higher rates of sexual activity in women with pelvic floor disorders. Int Urogynecol J. 2015;26:991-6.


Naidu M, Kapoor DS, Evans S, Vinayakarao L, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Cutting an episiotomy at 60 degrees: how good are we? Int Urogynecol J. 2015;26:813-6.


van Delft K, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Pelvic floor muscle contractility: digital assessment versus transperineal ultrasound. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2015;45:217-22.


van Delft K, Thakar R, Sultan A, IntHout J, Kluivers K. The natural history of levator avulsion one year following childbirth: a prospective study. BJOG. 2014 Dec 17. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.13223. [Epub ahead of print]


Lone F, Sultan AH, Stankiewicz A, Thakar R, Wieczorek AP. Vascularity of the urethra in continent women using colour doppler high-frequency endovaginal ultrasonography. Springerplus. 2014 Oct 20;3:619. doi: 10.1186/2193-1801-3-619. eCollection 2014


van Delft K, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Kluivers KB. Does the prevalence of levator avulsion differ using tomographic ultrasound imaging at rest versus maximum contraction? Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Nov 4. doi: 10.1002/uog.14719. [Epub ahead of print]


Reid AJ, Beggs AD, Sultan AH, Roos AM, Thakar R. Outcome of repair of obstetric anal sphincter injuries after three years. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2014;127:47-50.


McPherson KC, Beggs AD, Sultan AH, Thakar R. Can the risk of obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIs) be predicted using a risk-scoring system? BMC Research Notes. 2014 24;7:471.


Naidu M, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Outcomes of minimally invasive suburethral slings with and without concomitant pelvic organ prolapse surgery. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2014;127:69-72.


Lone F, Sultan AH, Stankiewicz A, Thakar R. The value of pre-operative multicompartment pelvic floor ultrasonography: a 1-year prospective study. Br J Radiol. 2014;87:20140145.


van Delft KW, Sultan AH, Thakar R, Shobeiri SA, Kluivers KB. Agreement between palpation and transperineal and endovaginal ultrasound in the diagnosis of levator ani avulsion. Int Urogynecol J. 2015;26:33-9.


Thiagamoorthy G, Johnson A, Thakar R, Sultan AH. National survey of perineal trauma and its subsequent management in the United Kingdom. Int Urogynecol J. 2014:25:162-7.


Roos AM, Paulus AT, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Sexual experiences of male partners before and after female pelvic floor surgery: a qualitative study. Int Urogynecol J. 2014;25:1327-32.


van Delft K, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Schwertner-Tiepelmann N, Kluivers K. Levator ani muscle avulsion during childbirth: a risk prediction model. ?  BJOG. 2014;121:1155-63; discussion 1163.


van Delft K, Sultan AH, Thakar R, Schwertner-Tiepelmann N, Kluivers K. The relationship between postpartum levator ani muscle avulsion and signs and symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction. ?  BJOG. 2014;121:1164-71; discussion 1172.


Roos A, Thakar R, Sultan A, de Leeuw J, Paulus A. The impact of pelvic floor surgery on female sexual function: a mixed quantitative and qualitative study reality? BJOG 2014;121:92-101.


van Delft K, Shobeiri SA, Thakar R, Schwertner-Tiepelmann N, Sultan AH. Intra-and interobserver reliability of levator ani muscle biometry and avulsion using three-dimensional endovaginal ultrasonography. Ultrasound  Obstet  Gynecol. 2014;43:202-9.


van Delft K, Thakar R, Shobeiri SA, Sultan AH. Levator hematoma at the attachment zone as an early marker for levator ani muscle avulsion. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2014;43:210-7.


Roos AM, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Burger CW, Paulus AT. Pelvic floor dysfunction: women's sexual concerns unravelled.  J Sex Med. 2014;11:743-52.


van Delft K, Schwertner-Tiepelmann N, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Recruitment of pregnant women in research. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2013;33:442-6.


Rockwood TH, Constantine ML, Adegoke O, Rogers RG, McDermott E, Davila GW, Domoney C, Jha S, Kammerer-Doak D, Lukacz ES, Parekh M, Pauls R, Pitkin J, Reid F, Ridgeway B, Thakar R, Sand PK, Sutherland SE, Espuna-Pons M.The PISQ-IR: considerations in scale scoring and development. Int Urogynecol J. 2013;24:1105-22.


Lone F, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Stankiewicz A. Prospective evaluation of change in levator hiatus dimensions using 3D endovaginal ultrasound before and 1 year after treatment for female pelvic organ prolapse. Int Urogynecol J. 2013:24:1287-93.


Elenskaia K, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Scheer I, Onwude J. Pelvic organ support, symptoms and quality of life during pregnancy: a prospective study. Int Urogynecol J. 2013;24:1287-93.


Elenskaia K, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Scheer I, Onwude J. Effect of childbirth on pelvic organ support and quality of life: a longitudinal cohort study.  Int Urogynecol J. 2013;24:927-3.


Bugge C, Hagen S, Thakar R. Vaginal pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence: a multiprofessional survey of practice.  Int Urogynecol J. 2013;24:1017-24


van Delft K, Schwertner-Tiepelmann N, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Inter-rater reliability of assessment of levator ani muscle strength and attachment to the pubic bone in nulliparous women. Ultrasound Obstet  Gynecol. 2013;42:341-6.


Rogers RG, Rockwood TH, Constantine ML, Thakar R, Kammerer-Doak DN, Pauls RN, Parekh M, Ridgeway B, Jha S, Pitkin J, Reid F, Sutherland SE, Lukacz ES, Domoney C, Sand P, Davila GW, Espuna Pons ME. A new measure of sexual function in women with pelvic floor disorders (PFD): the Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire, IUGA-Revised (PISQ-IR).  Int Urogynecol J. 2013;24:1091-103.


Roos AM, Sultan AH, Thakar R. Sexual problems in the gynaecology clinic: are we making a mountain out of a molehill? Int Urogynecol J. 2012;23:145-52.


Johnson A, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Obstetric perineal wound infection: is there underreporting? Brit J Nurs. 2012;21:S28, S30, S32-5.


Lone FW, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Stankiewicz A. Accuracy of assessing Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification points using dynamic 2D transperineal ultrasound in women with pelvic organ prolapse. Int Urogynecol J. 2012;23:1555-60.


Andrews V, Shelmeridine S, Sultan AH, Thakar R. Anal and urinary incontinence 4 years after a vaginal delivery. Int Urogynecol J 2013;24:55-60.


Naidu M, Sultan AH, Thakar R. Convalescence advice following gynaecological surgery. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2012;32:556-9.


Lone F, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Karamalis G. A 5-year prospective study of vaginal pessary use for pelvic organ prolapse. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2011;114:56-9.


Roos AM, Abdool Z, Sultan AH, Thakar R. The diagnostic accuracy of endovaginal and transperineal ultrasound for detecting anal sphincter defects: The PREDICT study. Clin Radiol 2011;66:597-604.


Roos AM, Abdool Z, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Predicting anal sphincter defects: the value of clinical examination and manometry. Int Urogynecol J 2012;23:755-63.


Elenskaia K, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Scheer I, Beggs A. The effect of pregnancy and childbirth on pelvic floor muscle function. Int  Urogynecol J 2011;22:1421-7.


Lone F, Sultan AH, Thakar R, Beggs A. Risk factors and management patterns for emergency obstetric hysterectomy over 2 decades. Int Urogynecol J. 2010;109:12-5.


Lone F, Sultan AH, Thakar R. Long-term outcome of transurethral injection of hyaluronic acid/dextranomer (NASHA/Dx gel) for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Int Urogynecol J. 2010;21:1359-64.


Abdool Z, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Oliver RS. Prospective evaluation of outcome of vaginal pessaries versus surgery in women with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse. Int Urogynecol J. 2010;22:273-8.


Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Structured hands-on training in repair of obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS): an audit of clinical practice. Int Urogynecol J.2009;20:193-9.


Roos AM, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Scheer I. Female sexual dysfunction: Are urogynecologists ready for it? Int Urogynecol J 2009 ;20:89-101.


Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Outcome of obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS)-role of structured management. Int Urogynecol J. 2009;20:973-8.


Oliver R, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Phillimore A. Urogynecology triage clinic: a model of healthcare delivery. Int Urogynecol J. 2009;20:913-7.


Scheer I, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Mode of delivery after previous obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS)-a reappraisal? Int Urogynecol J. 2009; 20:1095-101.


Roos AM, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Outcome of primary repair of obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS): does the grade of tear matter? Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2010;36:368-74.


Kapoor DS, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Oliver R. Conservative versus surgical management of prolapse: what dictates patient choice? Int Urogynecol J. 2009;20:1157-61.


Kapoor D, Sultan AH, Thakar R, MA Abulafi, RI Swift, Wendy Ness. Management of complex pelvic floor disorders in a multidisciplinary pelvic floor clinic. Colorect Dis. 2008;10:118-23.


Singh A, Inka S,  Thakar R, Sultan AH. Trials and tribulations of the new consent form. J Obstet Gynecol. 2007;27:475-78.


Andrews V, Sultan AH, Thakar R, Jones PW. Evaluation of postpartum perineal pain and dyspareunia - A Prospective Study. Eur J Obstet Gynaecol. 2008;137:152-6.


Scheer I, Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Urinary Incontinence after Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries (OASIS) - Is there a relationship?  Int Urogynecol J. 2008;19:179-83.


Thakar R, Chawla S, Scheer I, Barrett G, Sultan AH. Sexual function following pelvic floor surgery. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2008;102:110-4.


Roos AM, Sultan AH, Thakar R. St. Mark's incontinence score for assessment of anal incontinence following obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS). Int Urogynecol J. 2009;20:407-10.


Thakar R, Ayers S, Srivastava R, Manyonda I. Removing the Cervix at Hysterectomy: An Unnecessary Intervention? Obstet Gynecol. 2008;112:1262-9.


Andrews V, Sultan AH, Thakar R, Jones PW. Occult anal sphincter injuries- myth or reality?  BJOG. 2006;113:195-200.


Andrews V, Sultan AH, Thakar R, Jones PW. Risk factors for obstetric anal sphincter injury: A prospective study. Birth. 2006;33:117-22.


Uchil D, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Seymour J, Addison R. Continence pads: have we got it right? Int Urogynecol J. 2006;17:234-8.


Fernando R, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Shah S, Jones P. Are vaginal pessaries effective in controlling symptoms associated with pelvic organ prolapse? Obstet Gynecol. 2006;108:93-9.


Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Are  mediolateral episiotomies actually mediolateral? BJOG. 2005;112:1156-8.


Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Kettle C.  Can hands-on perineal repair workshops change clinical practice?  BJM. 2005;13: 562-5.


Thakar R, Ayers S, Clarkson P, Stanton S , Manyonda I. Hysterectomy improves quality of life and decreases psychiatric symptoms: a prospective and randomised comparison of total versus subtotal hysterectomy. BJOG. 2004;111:1115-20.


Thakar R, Manyonda IT, Stanton SL, Clarkson PK,  Robinson G. Total versus subtotal hysterectomy: A survey of current views and practice amongst British gynaecologists. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 1998;3:267-9.


Davis I, Kumar D, Stanton SL, Thakar R, Fynes M, Bland J. Symptoms and anal sphincter morphology following primary repair of third degree tears. Brit J Surg. 2003:90;1573-9.


Thakar R, Ayers S, Clarkson P, Stanton S , Manyonda I. Outcomes after total and subtotal hysterectomy. NEJM. 2002;347:1318-29


Thakar R, Stanton S, Prodigalidad L, den Boon J. Secondary colposuspension: Results of a prospective study from a tertiary referral centre. BJOG. 2002;109:1115-20.


Barrett G, Pendry E, Peacock J, Victor C, Thakar R, Manyonda IT. Women’s sexual health after childbirth.  BJOG. 2000;107:186-95


Barrett G, Pendry E, Peacock J, Victor C, Thakar R, Manyonda IT. Women’s sexuality after childbirth: a pilot study. Arch Sex Behav 1999;28:179-91


Reviews and Editorials

Thakar R. Is the Uterus a Sexual Organ? Sexual Function Following Hysterectomy. Sex Med Rev. 2016;3:264-78.


Kapoor DS, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Obstetric anal sphincter injuries: review of anatomical factors and modifiable second stage interventions. Int Urogynecol J. 2015 Jun 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26044511.


Dumoulin C, Hunter KF, Moore K, Bradley CS, Burgio KL, Hagen S, Imamura M, Thakar R, Williams K, Chambers T. Conservative management for female urinary continence. Neurourol Urodyn. 2016 ;35:15-20.


Fernando RJ, Sultan AH, Kettle C, Thakar R. Methods of repair for obstetric anal sphincter injury. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Dec 8;12:CD002866.


Lone F, Sultan AH, Thakar R. Obstetric pelvic floor and anal sphincter injuries. The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. 2012:4:257-66.


Hagen S, Thakar R. Conservative management of pelvic organ prolapse. Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine. 2012:5:118-122.


Schwertner-Tiepelmann N, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Tunn R. Obstetric levator ani muscle injuries - Current status. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2012;39:372-83.


Abdool Z, Sultan AH, Thakar R. Ultrasound imaging of the anal sphincter complex: a review. Brit J Radiol. 2012; 85:865-75.


Oliver R, Thakar R, Sultan AH. The history and usage of the vaginal pessary: A review. Eur J Obstet Gynecol & Reprod Biol. 2011;156:125-30.


Thakar R, Sultan AH. Management of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries. Obstetrics & Gynecology Forum. 2009;19:15-20.


Thakar R. Review of current status of female sexual dysfunction evaluation in urogynecology. International Urogynecology Journal. 2009;20 Suppl 1:S27-31


Abdool Z, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Postpartum female sexual function. Eur J Obstet Gynecol & Reprod Biol. 2009;145:133-7.


Jha S, Thakar R. Female sexual dysfunction. Eur J Obstet Gynecol & Reprod Biol. 2010;153:117-23.


Thakar R, Sultan AH. Obstetric anal sphincter injury: 7 critical questions about care. OBG Management. 2008:58-68.


Srivastava R, Thakar R, Sultan A. Female sexual dysfunction in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2008 ;63:527-537.


Shah S, Thakar R, Sultan AH. History of pelvic organ prolapse. Int Urogynaecol J. 2006;17:170-5.


Thakar R, Sultan AH. Hysterectomy and pelvic organ dysfunction. Best Practice & Research Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2005:403-18.


Thakar R, Addison R, Sultan AH. Management of urinary incontinence. Clin Geriatrics. 2005;13:44-56.


Kapoor D, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Combined urinary and fecal incontinence. Int Urogynaecol J. 2005;16:321-8.


Premila S, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Management of urinary incontinence. Obstet Gynaecol Today. 2005;3:12-21.


Thakar R, Sultan AH. Anal endosonography and its role in assessing the incontinent patient.  Best Practice & Research - Clinical Obstet Gynaecol. 2004:18;157-73.


Thakar R. Dispelling the myth- Does hysterectomy cause pelvic organ dysfunction? BJOG. 2004;111:20-3.


Thakar R, Sultan AH. Management of obstetric anal sphincter injuries. The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist 2003; 5: 72-8.


Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Management of third and fourth degree tears. Reviews in Gynaecological Practice. 2003:3:188-95.


Thakar R, Stanton SL Management of genital prolapse. BMJ. 2002;324:1258-62


Sultan AH, Thakar R. Lower genital tract and anal sphincter trauma. Best Practice & Research - Clinical Obstet Gynaecol. 2002;16:99-116


Thakar R, Stanton S. RCOG Dialog: Complications of prolapse surgery 2002


Thakar R, Manyonda IT, Stanton SL, Clarkson PK, Robinson G. Hysterectomy and bowel function. Int Urogynecol J. 2001;12:337-41.


Thakar R, Stanton SL. Weakness of the pelvic floor: Urological consequences. Hosp Med 2000;61:259-66.


Thakar R, Stanton SL. Symptoms and investigations in Urogynaecology. Current Obstet Gynaecol. 2000;10:66-71


Thakar R, Stanton SL. Management of urinary incontinence in women. BMJ. 2000;321:1326-31.


Thakar R, Sultan AH. Anorectal function in the postmenopausal woman. J Brit Men Soc 1999;5:78-82.


Thakar R,  Manyonda IT.  Total versus subtotal hysterectomy: The last great controversy in gynaecological surgery. Contemporary Reviews in Obstetrics & Gynaecology 1998;1:61-6


Thakar R, Manyonda IT,  Robinson G. Does hysterectomy affect pelvic organ function? Brit J Sex Med. 1998;25:21-3.


Thakar R, Manyonda IT, Stanton SL, Clarkson PK,  Robinson G. The effect of hysterectomy on urinary, bowel and sexual function. BJOG. 1997;104:983-7.  


Books

Rogers R, Sung WV, Thakar R, Iglesia C. Associate editor for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery: Clinical Practice and Surgical Atlas, Williams Gynecology


Thakar R & Tooz-Hobson P. Urodynamics Illustrated, 2012 RCOG Press 


Thakar R & Sultan AH. Diagnosis of perineal trauma and Repair of mediolateral Episiotomy 2010


Sultan AH & Thakar R. Diagnosis and Repair of acute obstetric perineal trauma 2010


Sultan A, Thakar R, Fenner D.Perineal and anal sphincter trauma. Springer 2007


Thakar R & Manyonda IT.Hysterectomy. Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology Elsevier Ltd. 2005


Chapters in Books

Sultan AH, Thakar R. Complex perineal and anal sphincter trauma. In: Patterson-Brown S, Howell C. Managing Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma. 3rd edition. Singapore: Cambridge University Press 2014: 417-26


Thakar R, Sultan AH. Lower Genital Tract Trauma. In: Baskett T, Calder A, Arulkumaran (eds) Munro Kerr’s Operative Obstetrics, 12th Edition. Edinburgh: Sanders Elsevier 2014:217-25.


Thakar R Sultan AH. The female pelvis and the reproductive organs. In: Jayne E Marshall, Maureen D Raynor (eds) Myles Textbook for Midwives, 6th Edition. Edinburgh: Sanders Elsevier 2014:55-80.


Thakar R Sultan AH, Maureen D Raynor, Carol McCormick. Care of the perineum, repair and female genital mutilation. In: Jayne E Marshall, Maureen D Raynor (eds) Myles Textbook for Midwives, 6th Edition. Edinburgh: Sanders Elsevier 2014:311-25.


Lone F, Thakar R. Hysterectomy and Sexuality. In: Shirish Sheth (eds) Myles Vaginal Hysterectomy, 2nd Edition. Jaypee: New Delhi 2014:261-4.


Thakar, R. Global library of women's medicine(ISSN: 1756-2228) 2014; DOI 10.3843/GLOWM.10479.


Moore KN, Dumoulin C, Bradley C, Burgio K, Chambers T, Hagen S, Hunter KF, Imamura M, Thakar R, Williams K. Adult Conservative Management, in Abrams PH, Cardozo L, Khoury AE and Wein A: 5th Ed. 5th International Consultation on Urinary Incontinence, Plymbridge UK: Health Publication Ltd, 2013:1025-120.


Thakar R Pessaries for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. Rogers R,   Sung WV, Thakar R, Iglesia C (eds) Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery: Clinical Practice and Surgical Atlas, Williams Gynecology, McGraw- Hill Education Ltd, 2013:339-52.


Fernando R, Sultan AH, Thakar R Management of obstetric anal sphincter injuries. In: Arjun G, Seshadri L, Ram U. A practical guide to obstetrics. Cost effective, evidence based safe care. Universities Press India, 2013:1511-1530.


Thakar R, Sultan AH. Perineal Surgery StratOG- RCOG online learning resource: 2013.


Thakar R, Kettle C. Episiotomy and perineal repair. In Cardozo L & Staskin D (eds). Textbook of Female Urology and Urogynecology, Third edition, Hampshire: Martin Dunitz, 2010:875-882.


Thakar R. Sexual Dysfunction in Urogynaecology. In Shaw & Luesley & Monga (eds)Shaw’s Textbook of Gynaecology, Fourth edition, Elsevier 2010: 919-928.


Thakar R, Sultan AH. Prevention of perineal trauma. In G.A. Santoro, P. Wieczorek, C.I. Bartram (eds) Pelvic Floor Disorders, Springer-Verlag Italia 2010: 155-162.


Sultan AH, Thakar R. Management of the posterior compartment. G.A. Santoro, P. Wieczorek, C.I. Bartram (eds.) Pelvic Floor Disorders, Springer-Verlag Italia 2010: 143-154.


Thakar R, Sultan AH. Episiotomy and obstetric perineal trauma. In Warren R and Arulkumaran S. Best Practice in Labour and Delivery, Cambridge University Press 2009: 182-94.


Thakar R, Sultan AH Lower Genital Tract Trauma. Baskett T, Calder A , Arulkumaran (eds)  Munro Kerr’s Operative Obstetrics, 12th Edition: 520-260.


Thakar R. Perineal Clinic. In Schussler, Norton, Stanton, Moore, Baessler, Burgio. Pelvic Floor Re-education-Principles and practice. London: Springer-Verlag 2007:242-246.


Thakar R, Sultan AH. Anatomy of the pelvic floor. In: Sultan AH, Thakar R, Fenner D. Perineal and anal sphincter trauma. London: Springer 2007:13-19.


Sultan AH, Thakar R. Third and Fourth degree tears. In: Sultan AH, Thakar R, Fenner D. Perineal and anal sphincter trauma. London: Springer 2007: 33-51.


Sultan AH, Thakar R. Ultrasound and diagnosis of obstetric anal sphincter injuries. In Jurkovic, Valentin, Vyas (eds) Textbook of Gynaecological ultrasound London: RCOG Press 2007 – In press


Thakar R, Sultan AH. Postpartum problems and the role of a perineal clinic. In: Sultan AH, Thakar R, Fenner D. Perineal and anal sphincter trauma. London: Springer 2007:13-20


Thakar R, Sultan AH. Perineal and sphincter trauma. In: Grady K, Howell C, Cox C. The MOET Course Manual. Managing obstetric emergencies and trauma. London: RCOG press 2007:349-360


Thakar R, Kettle C. Episiotomy and perineal repair. In Cardozo L & Staskin D (eds). Textbook of Female Urology and Urogynecology, Hampshire: Martin Dunitz, 2006:1099-1110 .


Thakar R. Uterine inversion. In S Arulkumaran (eds) Emergencies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Oxford: Oxford University Press: 2006.


Thakar R. Vulval/Perineal Haematoma. In S Arulkumaran (eds) Emergencies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Oxford: Oxford University Press: 2006.


Thakar R, Sultan AH. Management and prevention of perineal trauma. In Arulkumaran S, Penna LK, Bhasker Rao (eds) The Management of Labour India: Orient Longman 2005: 252-68.


Thakar R, Sultan AH. Prevention of obstetric perineal trauma. In Henderson C, Bick D (eds) Perineal Care: An international issue Wiltshire UK: Quay Books, 2005:98-112. 


Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Diagnosis of anal sphincter injury. In Hillard T, Purdee D V (eds). Yearbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology London: RCOG Press 2004;11:12-21.


Thakar R, Kane J, Stanton SL. Management of urinary incontinence. In Wheeler D & Macpherson A (eds). Women’s Health.


Thakar R, Stanton SL. Weakness of the pelvic floor. In Farqhuarson R (ed) Vignettes for the MRCOG. Wiltshire: Quay books 2001;15-32.


Thakar R, Manyonda IT. Hysterectomy for benign disease: Total versus Subtotal. In Studd J (eds) Progress in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2000;14:233-43.


Case Reports

Viswanatha RK, Moore CM, Thakar R. Intra-ureteric placement of a urinary catheter in the previously undiagnosed duplex ureter. International Urogynecology Journal. 2013 Jun 8. [Epub ahead of print]


Fernando R, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Management of the neglected vaginal ring pessary. Int Urogynecol J. 2007;18:117-119.


Scheer I, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Newman-Saunders T. Voiding dysfunction following abdominoplasty - An unusual complication. Int Urogynecol J 2006:18;213-214.


Letters

Van Delft KW, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Levator avulsion using a tomographic ultrasound and magnetic resonance-based model. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012;206:e7.


Kapoor DS, Sultan AH, Thakar R.  A retrospective review of patients seen in a multidisciplinary pelvic floor clinic.  J Obstet Gynaecol Canada 2010;32:1028-9


Andrews V, Sultan AH, Thakar R, Jones PW.  Are mediolateral episiotomies actually mediolateral. BJOG. 2006;113: 245-6.


Sultan AH, Thakar R. Diagnosis of anal sphincter tears to prevent fecal incontinence. Obstet Gynecol 2005;106:1108-9.


Manyonda I, Thakar R, Ayers S. Randomised controlled trial of total compared with subtotal hysterectomy with one follow-up results. BJOG 2004:111;760-761.


Thakar R. Secondary colposuspension: results of a prospective study from a tertiary centre. BJOG. 2003:110;785.


Manyonda I, Thakar R, Ayers S. Outcomes after total and subtotal hysterectomy. NEJM. 2003;348:856-7.


Ugwumadu A, Thakar R,  Manyonda IT. An analysis of recent trends in vacuum extraction and forceps delivery in the United Kingdom.  BJOG. 1996; 103: 937-9


Thakar R, Ugwumadu A, Manyonda IT. A Randomised Prospective Trial Comparing Laparascopic and Abdominal Hysterectomy. BJOG. 1996; 103: 1171