Journal article

Making surgery safer through adequate communication with the stakeholders: vaginal slings

Sandra Elmer, Janelle Brennan, Rebecca Mathieson, Briony Norris, Marcus Carey, Caroline Dowling

WORLD JOURNAL OF UROLOGY | SPRINGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: In this review, we explore the evidence behind mid-urethral sling (MUS) surgery, review the rising reports of complications and the subsequent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and society statements, and evaluate risk perception and communication with patients, doctors, governing bodies, manufacturers and insurance companies. Our aim was to explore the pitfalls in communication that may be contributing to the decline in MUS use, and develop strategies to make MUS surgery safer. METHODS: We searched the English language literature using PubMed for articles related to the management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI), MUS, safety and monitoring of transvaginal mesh (TVM), and r..

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