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Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Urinary incontinence | 0 comments

In a nutshell

This study looked at the use of a surgical sling to treat urinary stress incontinence (USI – leakage of urine from the bladder when coughing or straining). The study found that the MiniArc sling continues to be safe and effective after 5 years.

Some background

USI is a common problem, especially among middle-aged and older women. Several types of treatment have been developed in recent years with varying effectiveness and safety. The MiniArc sling is a useful and safe way to reduce symptoms of USI. It is necessary to research long-term safety and effectiveness of this single-incision sling.

Methods & findings

This study included 85 USI patients who had the MiniArc sling inserted. Outcomes were evaluated after 5 years.

68 (80%) patients reported a cure of USI after 5 years.  13 (17%) patients had recurring USI. Age was significantly associated with sling failure.

The bottom line

The study concluded that the use of a MiniArc sling is a long-term safe and effective method to treat USI.

The fine print

This study had a small sample size and did not compare the sling with other treatments.

What’s next?

Talk to your doctor about the use of a MIniArc sling to treat your USI.

Published By :

Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology

Date :

Aug 18, 2017

Original Title :

Five-Year Outcome of MiniArc Single Incision Sling Used in Treatment of Primary Urodynamic Stress Incontinence.

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