Trends toward less invasive treatment of female stress urinary incontinence.

@article{Balmforth2003TrendsTL,
  title={Trends toward less invasive treatment of female stress urinary incontinence.},
  author={James R Balmforth and Linda D. Cardozo},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={62 4 Suppl 1},
  pages={52-60}
}
Recent improvements in our understanding of the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms responsible for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women have led to the development of innovative new surgical methods. Many are less invasive than previous techniques and appear to offer improved safety and shorter hospital stays, while maintaining the efficacy of traditional open incontinence surgery. Procedures using injectable periurethral bulking agents, laparoscopic colposuspension, and insertion of… CONTINUE READING

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