AdVance male urethral sling: medium-term results in an Australian cohort
Alexander Papachristos, Sarah Mann, Kay Talbot, Daniel Moon
ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Since 2008, the AdVance male urethral sling has emerged as a minimally invasive option for stress urinary incontinence. We aimed to evaluate the success of the AdVance sling using validated continence outcome measures. METHODS: A total of 72 patients treated with the AdVance sling completed validated questionnaires reporting on quality of life and functional outcomes. Incontinence was assessed according to pad weight, pad usage per day (PPD), International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire scores and Patient Global Impression of Improvement scores. RESULTS: At a median 52-month follow-up, 37 (51%) patients were pad free or used a security pad; 18 (25%) used ≥50% fewer PP..View full abstract
Funding for this study was received from Boston Scientific. Boston Scientific played no role in patient selection, data acquisition, analysis or manuscript preparation.