The Long ‐Term Outcomes of the Tension‐free Vaginal Tape Procedure for Treatment of Female Stress Urinary Incontinence: Data from Minimum 13 Years of Follow‐Up
ConclusionOur long‐term data, which illustrate the absence of long‐term adverse events secondary to TVT procedure and the high success rate both in subjective and objective goals regardless of any independent predictive factors, suggest the TVT procedure as a recommendable method for the management of female SUI.
Authors: Witkoś J, Hartman-Petrycka M Abstract Background: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is an embarrassing condition, which is one of the last taboos in modern medicine. The study aim was an attempt to assess medical students' knowledge of female stress urinary incontinence.Methods: The study involved 432 students of the Medical Department at the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice. Participants answered open-ended questions about: risk factors, prevention, diagnostic tests, conservative and surgical treatment in stress urinary incontinence.Results: The obtained results indicated that female students kn...
Publication date: November–December 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Volume 26, Issue 7, SupplementAuthor(s): L Zhu, Y ZhangStudy ObjectiveTo evaluate the long-term safety and effectiveness of inside–out transobturator tape (tension-free vaginal tape-obturator, TVT-O) for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI).DesignA prospective cohort study. The duration of follow-up was 12years.SettingCenter of obstetrics and gynecology in a tertiary-care hospital.Patients or ParticipantsBetween August 2004 and August 2006, 87 consecutive patients with SUI who underwent TVT-O were enrolled in...
Publication date: Available online 3 September 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Henry H. Chill, David Shveiky
ConclusionsAs surgical management for SUI, midurethral sling procedures, both TOT and TVT, were found to be safe and effective among different age groups.
Publication date: Available online 3 September 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Henry H. Chill, Shveiky David
We read with great interest this study by Zhang et al  describing long-term follow-up of women who underwent tension-free vaginal Tape (TVT) for treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The authors present data on 70 women during a follow-up period of 13 years. High objective (81.4%) and subjective (78.6%) cure rates are described while complications occurred in 21.4% of patients.
We read with great interest this study by Zhang et al. describing long term follow up of women who underwent tension-free vaginal Tape (TVT) for treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The authors present data on 70 women during a follow up period of 13 years. High objective (81.4%) and subjective (78.6%) cure rates are described while complications occurred in 21.4% of patients.
ConclusionTogether with an appropriate preoperative study, the standardization of this surgical procedure and the application of tips and tricks suggested could make this technique easier to learn for beginners  and could help experienced surgeons in reducing, as much as possible, the most frequent complications too .
Authors: Onuk Ö Abstract Introduction: Mid-urethral slings, including transobturator tape (TOT), tension-free vaginal tape (TVT), tension-free vaginal tape-obturator (TVT-O), and a single incision sling, are the most popular procedures for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Although the classical TOT procedure is a minimally invasive technique, we believe that this technique can be further improved. Aim: To determine whether there was a difference in success and complication rates between the classical TOT technique and a novel technique called "modified transobturator tape" (mTO...
ConclusionsEven though transobturator tape surgery is a safe and effective procedure for stress urinary incontinence, certain complications can be encountered. Misplacement of the mesh material through the bladder neck is a rare complication and can be managed by successfully removing the mesh material and appropriately placing new transobturator tape material.