A 2-Year Evaluation of Quality of Life Outcomes of Patients with Pelvic Organ Prolapse Treated with an Elevate Prolapse Repair System

Danilo Italo Pio Buca, Martina Leombroni, Eleonora Falò, Matteo Bruno, Alessandro Santarelli, Franco Frondaroli, Marco Liberati, Francesco Fanfani

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Abstract

Objectives To evaluate 2-year quality of life of women with pelvic organ prolapse submitted to prosthetic correction with Elevate. Methods We enrolled 116 consecutive patients with a stage ≥ to 2 prolapse. The Prolapse Quality of Life questionnaire was administered in the preoperative time and after 2 years of follow-up. The statistical results were obtained by using the SPSS Advanced Statistical™ 11.0 Software. Results Patient's quality of life improved substantially following prosthetic vaginal surgery. In particular, a clear improvement in the "general state of patients health" (P < 0.05), and a reduction in the daily physical, social, and psychological quality of life (P < 0.05) connected to the prolapse of pelvic organ were observed. Furthermore, a significant reduction in the percentage of patients with urinal disturbances (86.2% preoperative vs 20.7% postoperative; P < 0.05), and an improvement in patient's relations with their partners with 12 patients resuming sexual activity were found. Conclusions This study demonstrates that prosthetic vaginal correction represents a long-term efficient clinical instrument for women with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse. It also achieves a resolution for urinary symptomatology and embarrassment, social limitation, physical and psychological difficulties of women, which, in great part, resulted in many overcoming surgical therapy, worried about fixed outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-414
Number of pages5
JournalFemale Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2016

Keywords

  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • polypropylene mesh
  • quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Urology

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