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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)
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)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the ambulatory, minimally invasive tension-free vaginal tape procedure in women scheduled for incontinence surgery. DESIGN A prospective open study with a standardised protocol for pre- and post-operative evaluation. PARTICIPANTS One hundred and sixty-one consecutive women with urodynamically proven(More)
BACKGROUND This study was undertaken to examine the long-term effects and effectiveness of the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure in an unselected group of women. METHOD One hundred and twenty-nine stress urinary incontinent women (including primary, recurrent, mixed, and low pressure urethra cases) were studied prospectively and examined according(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) surgery in women with recurrent stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Fifty-one women with recurrent SUI were treated with TVT and followed prospectively for a minimum of 2 years according to a protocol. Twenty percent of the women had already undergone two previous continence(More)
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