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Success of pubovaginal sling in patients with stress urinary incontinence and efficacy of vaginal sling release in patients with post-sling voiding dysfunction.
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PMID:  16857120     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To assess the overall success of sling procedures and surgical sling release in achieving urinary continence and voiding function in women with stress urinary incontinence. METHODS: We reviewed the charts of 107 patients with stress urinary incontinence who had a two-team abdominal-vaginal fascial sling procedure performed between January 2000 and December 2003. Data reviewed included the patients' medical history, demographic data, findings on physical examination, urodynamic studies, operative report, and findings at visits 6 weeks, 6 months, and 12 months after surgery. Patients with sling releases were followed up to assess pelvic organ prolapse, uroflowmetry, and post-void residual urine volume, and to complete the quality of life questionnaire IIQ-7. RESULTS: At one year after pubovaginal sling surgery, 82.1% of patients were cured of stress urinary incontinence. The majority (85.1%) of patients did not develop postoperative voiding dysfunction. Only 5.6% of those who did develop postoperative voiding dysfunction required surgical sling release. Sling release resolved the post-sling voiding dysfunction in three out of five patients. CONCLUSION: Pubovaginal sling surgery is a highly successful strategy for the management of stress urinary incontinence and has a low rate of postoperative voiding dysfunction. Surgical sling release may resolve post-sling voiding dysfunction.
Elena Kwon; Jane A Schulz; Cathy G Flood
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstétrique et gynécologie du Canada : JOGC     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1701-2163     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol Can     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-21     Completed Date:  2006-09-22     Revised Date:  2006-10-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101126664     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Can     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  519-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Failure
Treatment Outcome
Urethral Obstruction / epidemiology
Urinary Incontinence, Stress / surgery*
Urologic Surgical Procedures / adverse effects,  methods*

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