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OBJECTIVE The aim of the current study is to report the long-term follow-up of women treated with the In-Flowtrade mark device for periods longer than 1 year. Abstract METHODS The efficacy of the intraurethral insert was evaluated in 92 women. Data regarding their urodynamic diagnosis, complications and satisfaction were collected. RESULTS Early and(More)
PURPOSE This ongoing study evaluates the safety and efficacy of a new minimally invasive sling procedure for treating post-prostatectomy incontinence. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 16 men 56 to 74 years old (mean age 67) underwent the procedure using the Straight-In bone anchoring system. Time after prostatectomy was 1.5 to 5 years (mean 2.5). Of the(More)
Twelve penile urethral strictures which were managed in the past (2-21 years) by dilatations, urethrotomies, or by urethroplasty, were treated by an insertion of a temporary but long-term metallic coil stent. In 9 cases, the stent was left in place 6-9 months; in 3 cases, the stent is still in place. During the time the stent was inside, 4 patients who were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the benefits of a new self-expanding and self-retaining large calibre temporary intraprostatic coil stent in patients with bladder outflow obstruction due to benign prostatic hypertrophy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty-five patients with bladder outflow obstruction have been studied with a follow-up period of 3-28 months (mean 16). (More)
PURPOSE Many patients with voiding dysfunction find clean intermittent catheterization unsatisfactory. We evaluated the efficacy of the new remote controlled intraurethral In-Flow Catheter insert for treating women with voiding dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS We evaluated the efficacy of the intraurethral insert in 92 women with a mean age of 56 years.(More)
Strictures near the external sphincter are a cause for concern. They can be managed by manipulation (e.g. urethral dilatation) or by anastomotic urethroplasty. Permanently implanted metallic stents have recently been used to treat recurrent urethral strictures. This report presents the results of using a temporary metallic coil stent (UROCOIL-S) in 20(More)
The purpose of this ongoing study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of new minimally invasive pervaginam cystourethropexy and sling procedures for the treatment of female genuine stress urinary incontinence. A total of 75 women (mean age, 52.8 years) underwent either a cystourethropexy or a sling procedure. A miniature bone anchor and a staple-like(More)
We report our experience with a new self expandable metallic stent, a coil spring made from a nickel-titanium alloy. The super elastic characteristic of this metal offers a very strong radial force and previous dilatation of biliary strictures is not necessary. The stent is endoscopically inserted constricted over an introducing catheter, expanding(More)
The initial experimental and clinical experience with the cardiovascular self-expandable Nitinol stent (vascular and coronary versions) is described. The stent is designed as a helical coil with two terminal balls that are used for restraining it on the delivery catheter. Upon release, the stent self-expands immediately. A temporary stent version continues(More)