Tag: urogynecology

1. One year after receiving the TOPAS posterior anal sling, the majority of women experienced a 50 percent or more reduction in fecal incontinence episodes. 2. Women who received the anal sling reported significant improvement in quality of life scores. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Fecal incontinence is an under...
Classics Series, Landmark Trials in Medicine
1. For treatment of urgency incontinence, behavioral intervention was associated with the greatest reduction in incontinence episodes and the highest patient satisfaction rates compared to standard drug treatment with oxybutynin or placebo. Original Date of Publication: December 1998 Study Rundown: Urge urinary incontinence is a costly and common diagnosis among the...
Classics Series, Landmark Trials in Medicine
1. Retropubic tension free vaginal tape (TVT) and transobturator tape (TOT) were associated with similar success rates for treatment of stress urinary incontinence at one year. 2. TOT was associated with worrisome side effects like obturator neuropathies, while TVT was associated with more readily preventable and treatable side effects of...