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Title: Early postoperative voiding dysfunction after insertion of retropubic midurethral tape
Authors: Lucena, Hayser Medina
Rai, Harnek
Siozos, Chrysostomos
Tincello, Douglas G.
Basak, Sambita
Giarenis, Ilias
First Published: 16-Mar-2016
Publisher: Springer Verlag for 1. British Society of Urogynaecology 2. International Urogynecological Association
Citation: International Urogynecology Journal, 2016, 27 (10), pp. 1529-1533
Abstract: INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: A significant proportion of patients develop voiding dysfunction after midurethral tape (MUT) insertion, which reduces patient satisfaction. The study's purpose was to identify predictive factors of voiding dysfunction after a retropubic MUT procedure. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 100 patients who underwent only a retropubic MUT procedure between January 2010 and December 2011. Early voiding dysfunction was defined when patients required a Foley catheter within 48 h. Data including demographic information, urogenital symptoms, previous surgery, preoperative uroflowmetry and urodynamic parameters were analysed using SPSS v22. Univariate analysis of all demographic variables was performed; those significant at 10 % were entered into a multivariate logistic regression. RESULTS: Fourteen patients required Foley catheter insertion, with a median age of 58 years (26-83 years), median BMI 28 kg/m(2) (20-48 kg/m2), and median parity 2 (0-4). Univariate analysis revealed peak flow rate <15 ml/s (OR 3.79; 1.07, 13.4; p = 0.046), bladder capacity (p = 0.044), stress incontinence versus mixed or urge incontinence (p = 0.064) and previous surgery (OR 4.39; 1.34, 14.41; p = 0.015) to be associated with voiding dysfunction. Multivariate analysis showed only previous pelvic floor surgery to be independently associated (OR 3.76; 1.14, 12.23, p = 0.029). CONCLUSIONS: Only previous pelvic-floor surgery was found to be a strong predictive factor of voiding dysfunction. The rate of voiding dysfunction was similar to those of published data. Previous studies revealed different predictive factors. A larger cohort is needed to provide a definite answer. Those with previous surgery appear to be those most at risk and pre-surgical counselling for these women could be suggested.
DOI Link: 10.1007/s00192-016-2992-x
ISSN: 0937-3462
eISSN: 1433-3023
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © the authors, 2016. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License ( ), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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