OBJECTIVE To evaluate the short-term results with Argus-T sling in patients with post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPI).MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 182 patients with PPI were treated with Argus-T sling at 5 urologic centers from June 2008 to March 2013. The preoperative evaluation included medical history, pad count (1-2 pads: mild PPI; 3-5 pads: moderate PPI; > 5 pads: severe PPI), visual analog scale on continence, quality of life score scale, physical examination, cystoscopy, and urodynamic evaluation. Postoperative evaluation was performed 6 weeks postoperatively, and late follow-up was achieved in April 2013. We considered a successful result when patients were cured (0-1 pads/24 hours) and or improved (1-2 pads/24 hours or a reduction in pad per day usage greater than 50%).RESULTS Twenty-one (11.8%), 96 (52.7%), and 65 (35.7%) patients have mild, moderate, and severe incontinence, respectively. At the median follow-up of 22 months, the overall success rate was 86.2%. We obtained successful results of 95% in mild incontinence, 78% in moderate incontinence and 70% in severe incontinence. In cured and improved patients, we observed a statistically significant amelioration of quality of life (P <. 0001). Sling regulation was carried out in 42.9% of cases, whereas its removal occurred in 9.3% of cases. Postoperative complications were reported in 14.3% of patients. In patients with previous radiotherapy, we observed a successful result in 61.2% of cases.CONCLUSION This study represents the first report that shows short-term results of Argus-T positioning in a large population. Argus-T seems to offer good outcomes in patients with mild and moderate PPI. (C) 2017 Elsevier Inc.
|Titolo:||Argus-T Sling in 182 Male Patients: Short-term Results of a Multicenter Study|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|