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Beyond The Abstract - The Effect Of Age On Outcomes Of Sling Surgery For Urinary Incontinence

June 10, 2017

UroToday - This study demonstrates the need for caution when performing slings on older women with stress incontinence. We found that older women were not only more likely to fail surgery and require another procedure for stress incontinence, but also were more likely to experience emptying difficulty and new urge incontinence after a sling. These findings suggest a need for thorough pre-operative counseling of older women undergoing sling surgery, as their risk of surgical morbidity is higher than for younger women.

Jennifer Anger, MD, MPH, as part of Beyond the Abstract on UroToday. This initiative offers a method of publishing for the professional urology community. Authors are given an opportunity to expand on the circumstances, limitations etc... of their research by referencing the published abstract.

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