TVT-Secur Versus TVT-Obturator: A Randomized Trial of Suburethral Sling Operative Procedures
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00676273
Verified May 2008 by Boston Urogynecology Associates. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
The purpose of this study is to determine whether TVT-Secur (TVT-S) (Hammock method) and TVT-Obturator (TVT-O) suburethral sling procedures have equivalent patient satisfaction and clinical efficacy in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence alone or the stress component in mixed urinary incontinence.
Patient satisfaction will be measured by symptom quality of life questionnaires (pre-operatively, 3 months and one year) and patient pain will be measured by verbal analogue rating scale (post-operative day 1 and day 7). Clinical efficacy will be measured by a cough stress test pre-operatively and post-operatively at 3 months and 1 year. A Q-tip test will also be performed pre-operatively and at 3 months and 1 year post-operatively. Subjects will be followed for a minimum of one year to evaluate recurrence of symptoms and complications, including the rate of mesh erosion, time to normal void in the post-operative period, the rate of sling revision, post-operative pain, voiding dysfunction and de novo urgency.
To evaluate the efficacy of TVT-S versus TVT-O suburethral slings in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence or the stress incontinence component of mixed urinary incontinence by the presence or absence or urinary incontinence on cough stress test. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
Secondary Outcome Measures
To describe or assess known side effects or complications,post-operative pain, time of return to daily activities of living, improvement in patient quality of life, change in Q-tip test [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Are at least 18 years of age
Demonstrate a positive cough stress test during complex multi-channel urodynamic testing
Demonstrate impact of stress urinary incontinence on quality of life questionnaire
Are able to comprehend and sign a written informed consent
Understand and are willing to comply with the study requirements, including agreeing to be available for the follow-up evaluations
Are psychologically stable and suitable for interventions determined by the investigator
Are ambulatory and able to use a toilet independently
Who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during the study or in the future
With a elevated post-void residual (defined as PVR > 100cc)
With a bleeding condition or on anti-coagulant therapy
With immunosuppression (i.e. HIV, lymphoma)
With multiple sclerosis or other progressive neurological disease
With evidence of a local or systemic infection, including urinary tract infection
With evidence of intrinsic sphincter deficiency as defined by a maximal urethral closure pressure of <20 cm H2O