A systematic review of tension-free urethropexy for stress urinary incontinence: intravaginal slingplasty and the tension-free vaginal tape procedures

Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - Surgical
Record ID 32001000093
Authors' objectives:

To assess the safety and efficacy of tension-free urethropexy for treating stress urinary incontinence in women in comparison to the two gold standard procedures - the Burch colposuspension and the pubovaginal sling.

Authors' recommendations: Low-level evidence suggested that tension-free urethropexy may have possible benefits with respect to post-operative voiding dysfunction, operating time, post-operative catheterization, resumption of voiding, and convalescence when compared to the traditional procedures. Short and medium term objective cure rates for stress incontinence were similar for the new and traditional procedures. There were no available contrasting data on long term objective cure rates.
Authors' methods: Systematic review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2001
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Female
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Polypropylenes
  • Urethra
  • Urinary Incontinence, Stress
Organisation Name: Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures-Surgical
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Copyright: Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - Surgical
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