alexa I-STOP TOMS transobturator male sling, a minimally invasive treatment for post-prostatectomy incontinence: continence improvement and tolerability.
Surgery

Surgery

Medical & Surgical Urology

Author(s): Grise P, Vautherin R, NjinouNgninkeu B, Bochereau G, Lienhart J,

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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of the I-STOP TOMS transobturator male sling in patients with post-prostatectomy stress urinary incontinence. Minimally invasive techniques, such as slings, are becoming the standard of care for mild to moderate post-prostatectomy incontinence. METHODS: From March 2007 to June 2009, 122 patients with post-prostatectomy stress urinary incontinence were treated with the I-STOP TOMS sling and followed up for 1 year in the Phase IV HOMme INContinence trial. The preoperative and postoperative evaluation included daily pad use, pad test, questionnaires evaluating urinary function and bother (University of California, Los Angeles, Prostate Cancer Index--urinary function short form, and International Consultation on Incontinence Modular Questionnaire--urinary incontinence short form) and uroflowmetry, including the post-void residual urine volume. Patient satisfaction and perineal pain were also assessed. RESULTS: A total of 103 patients were followed up for 12 months. The surgical procedure was considered easy to perform. The mean daily pad use decreased significantly from 2.4 to 0.6 at 12 months of follow-up; 87.0\% of the patients reported improved continence (59.4\% completely dry, 20.3\% 1 pad/d, 7.3\%>1 pad/d), and 13.0\% reported no improvement. All quality-of-life scores (University of California, Los Angeles, Prostate Cancer Index--urinary function short form, and International Consultation on Incontinence Modular Questionnaire--urinary incontinence short form) improved significantly after sling implantation. Treatment satisfaction was >90\%. The post-void residual urine volume did not increase substantially, and acute urinary retention did not occur. The perineal pain scores were very low at follow-up. Wound infection was seen in 2 patients at the 1-month follow-up visit. CONCLUSION: The I-STOP TOMS is a good treatment option for patients with post-prostatectomy stress urinary incontinence. With follow-up≤12 months, most patients were continent or had improved continence. The intervention was well tolerated, with few infections. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. This article was published in Urology and referenced in Medical & Surgical Urology

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