Long-term benefits observed with sling procedures
Subjective improvement maintained at 10 years, study findings indicate
New Orleans—The three most commonly performed sling procedures exhibit long-term success, according to a recent observational study presented at the AUA annual meeting in New Orleans.
In addition, patients treated with mid-urethral or pubovaginal slings for stress urinary incontinence maintained positive outcomes up to 10 years after surgery.
“In our complex heterogeneous population, we demonstrated results comparable to those previously reported in large randomized studies. Regardless of sling type, the majority of patients maintained subjective improvement up to 10 years after sling surgery,” said lead author Kevin Gioia, MD, a fellow in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive urologic surgery at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle.