01:35am Sunday 19 August 2018

Tension-Free Vaginal Tape Found Effective for Treating Urinary Incontinence

Long-term results from a BJU International study indicate that tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) may be a highly effective and safe option for certain patients with urinary incontinence.

In TVT surgery, a mesh tape is placed under the urethra to keep it in its normal position, so that when a person coughs or moves suddenly, the urethra can remain closed with no accidental release of urine.

At 17 years after surgery, 41 of 46 women (89.1%) who underwent TVT implantation declared themselves cured. Similarly, 42 of the 46 women (91.4%) were objectively cured, as determined by clinical tests.

Additional Information

Link to Studyhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bju.14136/full

About Journal

BJUI is one of the most highly respected medical journals in the world, with a truly international range of published papers and appeal. Every issue gives invaluable practical information in the form of original articles, reviews, comments, surgical education articles, and translational science articles in the field of urology. BJUI employs topical sections, and is in full colour, making it easier to browse or search for something specific.

 

 


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