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SUI sling1009 9/25/09 4:20 PM Page 1 www.renalandurologynews.com OCTOBER 2009 Renal & Urology News 31 Sling Eases Male SUI Following Surgery Retrourethral transobturator sling associated with a treatment success rate of 77.1% at one year THE RETROURETHRAL transob- for the retrourethral transobturator thra,” the authors noted. “The retro- lowing adequate function of the turator sling is an effective, safe, sling with a three-month follow-up. urethral transobturator sling offers a sphincter, they explained. and minimally-invasive option for “All currently marketed slings for noncompressive functional therapeu- “The data illustrate that the retro- treating male stress urinary inconti- the minimally invasive treatment of tic approach.” This sling exerts its urethral transobturator sling achieves nence (SUI) after radical prostatec- male SUI that are implanted in the function on the posterior (membra- similar results to devices that achieve tomy (RP), German researchers region of the anterior (bulbar) ure- nous) urethra by fixing it into the continence mainly by compression of have concluded. thra induce compression of the ure- “normal” anatomic position, thus al- the urethra,” the authors wrote. n Ricarda M. Bauer, MD, and col- leagues at the Ludwig-Maximilian- University in Munich, studied the use of the sling (the AdVance sling) in 124 patients with mild to severe SUI after RP. The mean interval between RP and sling implantation was 44 months. The AdVance slin
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