Clinical pathway for tension-free vaginal mesh procedure: evaluation in 300 patients with pelvic organ prolapse.

@article{Kato2009ClinicalPF,
  title={Clinical pathway for tension-free vaginal mesh procedure: evaluation in 300 patients with pelvic organ prolapse.},
  author={Kumiko Kato and Shoji Suzuki and Shigeki Yamamoto and Kenichi Furuhashi and Koichi Suzuki and Tatsuro Murase and Momokazu Gotoh},
  journal={International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={314-7}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate a clinical pathway of discharge on postoperative day 3 for the tension-free vaginal mesh (TVM) procedure in patients with pelvic organ prolapse (POP). METHODS Between May 2006 and December 2007, 305 consecutive women with POP quantification stage 3 or 4 were planned to undergo the TVM procedure in a single general hospital. Excluding five patients with concomitant hysterectomy, a pathway (removal of the indwelling urethral catheter on the next morning, discharge on… CONTINUE READING

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