Introduction and hypothesis: Studies have observed a significant heterogeneity in efficacy data for single-incision minislings (SIMS) as surgical treatment for female urinary incontinence (UI). Our study aim was to test the hypothesis that different vaginal kits for SIMS have different long-term outcomes.
Methods: One hundred and twenty women with stress (SUI) or mixed (MUI) UI were enrolled in a multicenter randomized clinical trial (registration number NCT00751088) and treated with three different SIMS (Ajust®, MiniArc®, or TVT Secur System®). Duration of follow-up was at least 24 months from surgery. The primary outcome was the subjective cure rate at 24 months from surgery; secondary outcomes were rates of total failure and reoperations for UI.
Results: At study end, no difference was detected between groups in terms of total subjective cure rate [21 (52.5 %) vs. 26 (65.0 %) vs. 21 (52.5 %), in Ajust®, MiniArc®, and TVT Secur System® group, respectively; P = 0.412] or in terms of total failure rate [24 (60.0 %) vs. 22 (55.0 %) vs. 27 (67.5 %), in Ajust®, MiniArc®, and TVT Secur System® group, respectively; P = 0.432]. The proportion of patients who received a second surgery for UI was also not significantly different between groups [13 (32.5 %) vs. 10 (25.0 %) vs. 13 (32.5 %), in Ajust®, MiniArc®, and TVT Secur System®, respectively; P = 0.831].
Conclusion: The long-term efficacy of SIMS does not differ between the vaginal kits examined.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Randomized controlled trial
- Single-incision minislings
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology