Risk factors for persistent stress urinary incontinence after mid-urethral procedures

Chawla, Arun and Reddy, Sreedhar and Thomas, Joseph (2008) Risk factors for persistent stress urinary incontinence after mid-urethral procedures. Indian Journal of Urology, 24 (1). pp. 130-131.

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This is a retrospective study of the postoperative outcome of using tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) and trans obturator tape (TOT) procedures in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Analysis was done to identify factors that could predict persistence of incontinence after the two different procedures. There were 464 women in the age group of 25-80 years old who underwent TVT (252) or TOT (212) procedures. The post procedure follow-up ranged from six months to 52 months (mean 10.8). One hundred and fourteen patients in this study had preoperative urge urinary incontinence (UI) also which was not treated. Four hundred and eighteen patients had varying grades of cystocele which was not repaired during the sling Procedures. The incidence of co-morbid conditions like diabetes, hypertension and bronchial asthma were comparable in both the groups. The urodynamic findings and mean degree of urethral hypermobility were similar in both the groups. The other baseline characteristics showed minor differences between the groups. The mean parity was higher in TVT, hysterectomy status was more in TOT and grade of cystocele was more in TVT. The severity of UI and amount of urinary leakage were slightly different in the two groups. Bladder was accidentally perforated in 12 patients (4.8%) in TVT. The rate of postoperative urinary retention in the TVT group was significantly higher than in the TOT group (15% vs. 6.6%). The overall cure rate of SUI was significantly higher in the TVT group than in the TOT group (92.1% vs. 84.9%). The authors concluded that the independent risk factors for the persistence of symptoms included the presence of co-morbid diseases (diabetes, hypertension, asthma), preoperative urge urinary incontinence, the higher grade of cystocele and the type of procedures (TVT or TOT).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Urology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2013 04:44
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2013 04:44
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78213

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