Int Urogynecol J 2022 04 12;33(4):821-828. Epub 2021 Mar 12.
Department of Urology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX, 75390-9110, USA.
Introduction And Hypothesis: The objective was to report on the very long-term outcome of a published series of autologous pubovaginal slings (PVS) in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
Methods: Following institutional review board approval, a cohort of well characterized, non-neurogenic women who underwent an autologous PVS (primary [PVS1] and secondary [PVS2]) for SUI was re-evaluated for their very long-term outcome status. Data collected included demographics, validated questionnaires (Urogenital Distress Inventory - short form [UDI-6], Incontinence Impact Questionnaire - short form 7, quality of life), SUI retreatment/operations, and subjective patient-reported SUI improvement (%) and symptom recurrence. Read More