Undergraduate Summer Student Job Details

Pubovaginal Fascial Sling for Stress Urinary Incontinence – A Retrospective Look at Five Year Outcomes
Momoe Hyakutake
5S131A Robbins Pavilion Royal Alexandra Hospital 10240 Kingsway NW Edmonton, AB T5H 3V9
Use of mesh in Gynecologic surgery is becoming increasingly controversial. The use of any mesh in pelvic organ prolapse or anti-incontinence surgeries is currently banned in the United Kingdom and under review in many other countries. The current gold standard in North America for the treatment of stress incontinence in women is the tension free vaginal mesh tape. Historically, retropubic fascial slings were the best available treatment of stress incontinence in women.
Our Urogynecology group has continued to use the pubovaginal fascial sling for patients who have had previous complications with or those who prefer to avoid mesh. To evaluate success and outcomes for this mesh-alternative procedure, a chart review will be performed. We will evaluate short-term outcomes (eg. length of hospital stay, infection, hematoma, post-operative voiding dysfunction) and long-term outcomes (mainly re-operation rate). We will also evaluate patient demographic and medical/surgical characteristics to potentially identify risk factors for the captured outcomes.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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