Journal of
Clinical Medicine and Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Clin. Med. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2235
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCMR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 102

Full Length Research Paper

Comparison of single-incision mid-urethral tape (Ophira™) and transobturator tape (Obtryx™) sub-urethral sling procedures for female stress urinary incontinence

P. P. Smith
  • P. P. Smith
  • Academic Department Birmingham Women’s Hospital, 3rd Floor, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, United Kingdom, B15 2TG, UK.
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R. K. Dhillon
  • R. K. Dhillon
  • Academic Department Birmingham Women’s Hospital, 3rd Floor, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, United Kingdom, B15 2TG, UK.
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M. Baptiste
  • M. Baptiste
  • City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B18 7QH, UK
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A. S. Arunkalaivanan
  • A. S. Arunkalaivanan
  • City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B18 7QH, UK
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  •  Accepted: 04 July 2013
  •  Published: 31 August 2013

Abstract

This non-randomised study prospectively compared clinical efficacy and patient satisfaction of single-incision mid-urethral tape (Ophira™) against transobturator tape (Obtryx™). Objective cure rates were defined at 12 months follow-up as negative cough stress test and subjective cure was assessed by patient perception of improved symptoms, using the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire Short Form (ICIQ-SF) questionnaire. Thirty patients received the Ophira, 29 (93.3%) reported significantly improved symptoms and 27 (90%) had a negative cough stress test. Thirty-one patients received the Obtryx, 29 (93.5%) reported significantly improved symptoms and 29 (93.5%) had a negative cough stress test. Twelve month follow up showed the procedures were comparable in objective and subjective cure rates.

 

Key words: Transobturator tape (TOT) procedure, mini-sling, stress urinary incontinence (SUI).