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An inelastic retropubic suburethral sling in women with intrinsic sphincter deficiency.
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PMID:  23229420     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: We evaluated outcomes of an inelastic retropubic sling in patients with intrinsic sphincteric deficiency (ISD). METHODS: This is a retrospective review of women diagnosed with ISD according to urodynamic parameters who underwent a retropubic suburethral sling surgery using a tape with minimal elasticity. All patients in the study where followed up at 2, 6, and 24 weeks and yearly. Outcome measures included self-assessed satisfaction, daily incontinence episodes and pad usage, standardized stress test, postvoid residual volume, and surgical complications. RESULTS: Two hundred and forty-seven patients were involved in this study, with a median follow-up of 43 [interquartile range (IQR) 22-77] weeks and a minimum of 12 weeks. Two patients (0.008 %) had a positive stress test postoperatively. There was a decrease in daily incontinence events (median 1.5-0) (p < 0.001) and pad usage per day (median 1.5-0) (p < 0.001). Two hundred and sixteen (87.4 %) patients reported subjective improvement in symptoms. Urinary retention was found in 18 (7.2 %) patients, and 19 (7.7 %) patients required reintervention, mostly with bulking agent injections for persistent incontinence. No tape-related mesh exposures were reported. CONCLUSION: Retropubic suburethral inelastic slings represent a good option for treating patients with ISD, with satisfactory continent rates and low postoperative complications.
Alfredo Jijon; Aparna Hegde; Beatriz Arias; Vivian Aguilar; G Willy Davila
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-11
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Title:  International urogynecology journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-3023     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Urogynecol J     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101567041     Medline TA:  Int Urogynecol J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Gynecology, Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd, Weston, FL, 33331, USA.
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