Safety considerations for synthetic sling surgery

@article{Blaivas2015SafetyCF,
  title={Safety considerations for synthetic sling surgery},
  author={Jerry G. Blaivas and Rajveer S. Purohit and Matthew S. Benedon and Gabriel Mekel and Michael S. Stern and Mubashir Shabil Billah and Kola O Olugbade and R. Bendavid and Vladimir Iakovlev},
  journal={Nature Reviews Urology},
  year={2015},
  volume={12},
  pages={481-509}
}
Implantation of a synthetic midurethral sling (SMUS) is the most commonly performed anti-incontinence operation in women worldwide. The effectiveness of the SMUS is comparable to that of the historical gold standards—autologous fascial slings and the Burch colposuspension. Much controversy, however, has evolved regarding the safety of this type of sling. Overall, the quality of the studies with respect to assessing risks of SMUS-associated complications is currently poor. The most common risks… CONTINUE READING
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