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BACKGROUND To evaluate the therapy-associated morbidity of all patients who underwent a TVT operation in Finland by the end of the year 1999. METHODS Questionnaires on the number of operations and on the number of different complications were sent to 38 hospitals where TVT operations had been independently performed after an obligatory TVT training(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term effectiveness and safety of the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure. In a Nordic three-center prospective observational cohort study, 90 women with primary stress incontinence had a TVT operation performed in local anesthesia. Assessment included a 24-h pad test, a stress test, physical examination,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term cure rates and late complication rates after treatment of female urinary stress incontinence with the minimally invasive tension-free vaginal tape operation. METHODS Prospective observational, 3-center cohort study originally of 90 women requiring surgical treatment for primary urinary stress incontinence. Assessment(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of TVT (tension-free vaginal tape) for the surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence. The design was a prospective open multicenter study including six centers, each operating an approximately 20 patients. In total 131 patients suffering from genuine stress incontinence were included. They(More)
The aim of this randomized clinical trial was to compare the cure rate and the rate of complications of the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) with those of the tension free vaginal tape obturator (TVT-O) procedure after one year of follow-up. The study was powered to show a ten per cent difference in cure rate and/or rate of complications. Of the initially(More)
In a prospective long-term Nordic multicenter study, 90 consecutive patients who had a tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) operation performed because of stress urinary incontinence were evaluated according to a strict protocol after approximately 5 years (range 48–70 months). Eighty-five patients could be evaluated according to the protocol. Another 5 elderly(More)
Memantine, a clinically employed drug with N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonistic effects, dose-dependently ameliorates neurological deficits in Lewis rat experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Interestingly, this therapeutic effect was not due to dampened CNS inflammation, as assessed by immunohistochemical evaluation of spinal cord(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the intraoperative and immediate postoperative performance of the retropubic tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure with that of the transobturator tension-free vaginal tape (TVT-O) procedure as primary treatment for female urinary stress incontinence. METHODS Randomized multicenter comparative trial including four university(More)
Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine devices (IUD) were inserted in 92 women. Endometrial biopsies were taken between 3 months and 7 years after these insertions. Intrauterine release of levonorgestrel resulted in endometrial glandular atrophy and decidualized stroma. Inflammation and necrosis were also seen as local signs of IUD use. The biopsies were(More)
The minimally invasive tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) operation has become the “gold standard” of incontinence surgery. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the long-term effect of the tape material and to assess the continence status 17 years after surgery A cohort of 90 women operated upon with the TVT procedure at three Nordic centers has been(More)