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Male sling

Cornelis R C Hogewoning, Louise A M Meij, Rob C M Pelger, Hein Putter, Esmée M Krouwel, Henk W Elzevier
OBJECTIVE: To provide a review of literature regarding the role of male slings in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) following a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and to evaluate the effects of the Virtue male sling in patients suffering from post TURP SUI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of literature was performed to identify all papers on the use of male slings in patients suffering from post TURP SUI. Secondly a prospective cohort study was conducted on 8 patients that received the Virtue as surgical treatment of post TURP SUI...
October 20, 2016: Urology
Pamela A Rudnicki, Christopher Tsang, Mark A Vecchiotti, Andrew R Scott
Importance: Indications for Furlow palatoplasty include primary repair of cleft palate as well as secondary repair, or secondary palatoplasty for treatment of velopharyngeal insufficiency. Speculation exists surrounding the benefit of secondary Furlow palatoplasty in cases of a previously well-reconstructed palate or a short but otherwise anatomically normal soft palate because it has been theorized that reorientation of a previously reconstructed or normal muscular levator sling should in fact worsen palatal motion...
October 6, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Matteo Ferro, Danilo Bottero, Carolina D'Elia, Deliu Victor Matei, Antonio Cioffi, Gabriele Cozzi, Alessandro Serino, Giovanni Cordima, Roberto Bianchi, Piero Giacomo Incarbone, Antonio Brescia, Gennaro Musi, Ferdinando Fusco, Serena Detti, Vincenzo Mirone, Ottavio de Cobelli
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the Virtue Male sling in a cohort of patients affected by post prostatectomy stress urinary incontinence (SUI). METHODS: All consecutive patients treated with Virtue(®) male sling at our Institution in year 2012 were included in our prospective, non randomized study. Patients were evaluated preoperatively and at 1, 3, 6, 12, 24 and 36 months after surgery with 24-hour pad weight test, ICI-Q short form questionnaire, Urinary Symptom Profile questionnaire, bladder diary, uroflowmetry and Patient Global Impression of Improvement and Patient Global Impression of Severity Questionnaire...
October 3, 2016: BJU International
Seong Ho Lee, Jae Sung Park, Young Hwan Ahn
OBJECTIVE: Microvascular decompression (MVD) for hemifacial spasm (HFS) involving the vertebral artery (VA) can be technically challenging. We investigated the therapeutic effects of a bioglue-coated Teflon sling technique on the VA during MVD in 42 cases. METHODS: A bioglue-coated Teflon sling was crafted by the surgeon and applied to patients in whom neurovascular compression was caused by the VA. The radiologic data, intra-operative findings with detailed introduction of the procedure, and the clinical outcomes of each patient were reviewed and analyzed...
September 2016: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Jessie Biles, Alan A Garner
INTRODUCTION: Although harness suspension trauma has been documented since the 1960s, especially in the mountaineering setting, there is little robust medical research into the area. Helicopter hoist rescue shares similar risks and is reserved for those cases that cannot be accessed safely by other routes, where extrication may be hazardous or will take an unreasonable amount of time. The single sling or chest harness used for hoist rescue is a single harness around the upper torso and is easier and quicker to apply than a stretcher...
September 2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
Allen F Morey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Journal of Urology
Young Hwii Ko, Chang-Hyun Song, Ji Woong Choi, Hee Chang Jung, Phil Hyun Song
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect on sexual function of patients and their spouses after transobturator tape (TOT) procedure, prospectively. Midurethral sling procedure has been widely performed for treatment of urinary incontinence; however, little has been reported regarding sexual function after surgery. METHODS: Between September 2012 and June 2013, 65 patients undergoing TOT and their sexual partners were enrolled. An investigation was conducted using validated, self-administered questionnaires, Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) and satisfaction domain on Male Sexual Health Questionnaire (MSHQ) for evaluation of couple's sexual function...
September 2016: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Tanja Hüsch, Alexander Kretschmer, Frauke Thomsen, Dominik Kronlachner, Martin Kurosch, Alice Obaje, Ralf Anding, Tobias Pottek, Achim Rose, Roberto Olianas, Alexander Friedl, Wilhelm Hübner, Roland Homberg, Jesco Pfitzenmaier, Ulrich Grein, Fabian Queissert, Carsten Maik Naumann, Josef Schweiger, Carola Wotzka, Joanne Nyarangi-Dix, Torben Hofmann, Kurt Ulm, Ricarda M Bauer, Axel Haferkamp
INTRODUCTION: We analysed the impact of predefined risk factors: age, diabetes, history of pelvic irradiation, prior surgery for stress urinary incontinence (SUI), prior urethral stricture, additional procedure during SUI surgery, duration of incontinence, ASA-classification and cause for incontinence on failure and complications in male SUI surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively identified 506 patients with an artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) and 513 patients with a male sling (MS) in a multicenter cohort study...
September 3, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
David Habashy, Giovanni Losco, Vincent Tse, Ruth Collins, Lewis Chan
PURPOSE: To determine mid-term durability of the AdVance sling for post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPI) and impact of prior radiotherapy and storage dysfunction. METHOD: Eighty men undergoing AdVance sling for PPI during 2008-2013 were reviewed. Pre-op urodynamics, pre and post-op pad usage, prior radiotherapy, and PGI-I scores were recorded. RESULT: Mean follow-up was 36 months (range 14-72). Twelve men had radiotherapy pre-op, 10 had detrusor overactivity (DO), and 20 reduced compliance...
July 26, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Hasan Tola, Erkut Ozturk, Okan Yildiz, Ersin Erek, Sertac Haydin, Aysel Turkvatan, Yakup Ergul, Alper Guzeltas, Ihsan Bakir
BACKGROUND: Vascular rings may cause pressure on the trachea and/or esophagus at varying degrees resulting in symptoms. This study assesses the presentation symptoms, diagnostic methods and treatment results of patients, who presented to our hospital due to vascular ring and were operated on. METHODS: Symptomatic vascular ring patients operated on at our clinic between January-2010 and August-2014 have been retrospectively assessed. The presentation symptoms, demographic characteristics, diagnostic tests have been evaluated...
July 25, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Billy H Cordon, Nirmish Singla, Ajay K Singla
The artificial urinary sphincter (AUS), which has evolved over many years, has become a safe and reliable treatment for stress urinary incontinence and is currently the gold standard. After 4 decades of existence, there is substantial experience with the AUS. Today AUS is most commonly placed for postprostatectomy stress urinary incontinence. Only a small proportion of urologists routinely place AUS. In a survey in 2005, only 4% of urologists were considered high-volume AUS implanters, performing >20 per year...
2016: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
Amjad Alwaal, Catherine R Harris, Mohannad A Awad, Isabel E Allen, Benjamin N Breyer
PURPOSE: Male stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can significantly diminish quality of life and lead to embarrassment and social withdrawal. Surgical therapies, such as male urethral slings and artificial urinary sphincters (AUS), are considered effective and safe treatments for male SUI. Our objective is to evaluate 30-day complications in patients undergoing male slings and AUS placement from a national multicenter database. METHODS: Data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality of Improvement Program for 2008-2013 were used to identify patients who underwent male slings and AUS implantation...
October 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
Andrew Salipas, Lara A Kimmel, Elton R Edwards, Sandeep Rakhra, Afshin Kamali Moaveni
BACKGROUND: Fractures of the medial third of the clavicle comprise less than 3% of all clavicle fractures. The natural history and optimal management of these rare injuries are unknown. The aim of our study is to describe the demographics, management and outcomes of patients with medial clavicle fractures treated at a Level 1 Trauma Centre. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of patients presenting to our institution between January 2008 and March 2013 with a medial third clavicle fracture...
June 6, 2016: Injury
Alessandro Griffa, Vincent Rossi, Marco Jacobbi, Flavio Perottino
INTRODUCTION: Frontalis sling surgery is the reference procedure for severe ptosis due to poor Levator function. Autologous or synthetic materials are used for lifting the upper eyelid. OBJECTIVE: To describe a new technique of passage of a silicon wire through a 20-gauge intravenous catheter and to explore literature. METHODS: A 83-year-old male patient with simple, severe ptosis with previous levator resection surgery (7 month before) had frontalis sling with a silicone IBCN wire placed under local anesthesia with a closed technique...
July 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Timothy B Boone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Journal of Urology
Joonsik Lee, Hwa Lee, Minwook Chang, Minsoo Park, Sehyun Baek
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical results of modified frontalis suspension technique with preserved fascia lata and to analyze the results according to age and preoperative ptosis degree. METHODS: This study involved a retrospective review of the electronic medical records of congenital ptosis patients who underwent unilateral or bilateral frontalis sling surgery using preserved fascia lata between March 1, 2004 and December 31, 2012...
July 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
V Navalón-Monllor, F Ordoño-Domínguez, Y Pallás-Costa, L A Vilar-Castro, M E Monllor-Peidro, J Juan-Escudero, P Navalón-Verdejo
OBJECTIVES: To relate our experience in treating postprostatectomy stress urinary incontinence (SUI) with the male Remeex system (MRS). We also list the elements that comprise this system, the implantation technique and its proper adjustment. Similarly, we attempt to determine whether the latest changes made to this device, which constitute the MRS-II, have resulted in fewer mesh readjustments. MATERIAL AND METHOD: From March 2007 to March 2014, we operated on 24 men with postprostatectomy SUI between the ages of 55 and 78 years (mean, 67 years), through the placement of a Remeex suburethral tension-adjustable sling...
May 26, 2016: Actas Urologicas Españolas
Daniel T Oberlin, Amanda X Vo, Laurie Bachrach, Sarah C Flury
PURPOSE: There is a perception within urology that female urologists encounter gender-based role assignments and are often "pigeonholed" into caring for more female patients and female-specific urologic issues than their male colleagues. We assessed the influence of surgeon gender on patient gender demographics by exploring the surgical case logs of US urologists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six-month case logs of certifying urologists from 2003 to 2012 were obtained from the American Board of Urology...
May 10, 2016: Journal of Urology
Dimitrios Sfoungaris, Vassilios Mouravas, Vassilios Lambropoulos, Chrysostomos Kepertis, Ioannis Spyridakis
We present the case of a male neonate with imperforate anus and a fistula exiting on the penile skin. Anorectal malformations in boys often present themselves with an entero-perineal or entero-urinary tract fistula, the type of which is a key feature for the classification and the treatment plan. A fistula exiting in front of the scrotum, such as described in our case, is very rare and is not incorporated in the current classification and treatment algorithms. Scarce reports on misjudgment concerning the position of the blind rectal pouch in similar cases, led us to perform a colostomy instead of a one-stage correction...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Chao-Yin Wu, Hsiao-Rong Huang, Mao-Jiun Wang
The baby sling is a traditional baby carrier in Asia and the front-worn harness carriers are adapted in modern society. We compared the baby sling with front-worn harness carrier in terms of the physiological responses of the baby caregiver. Ten females (aged 23-32 years) and 10 males (aged 23-35 years) were recruited to participate in this study. Each subject was asked to carry two different weight baby dummies (7 and 10 kg) using three different baby carriers. The electromyography (EMG), shoulder tactile pressure, skin temperatures as well as heart rate were measured during baby carrying...
April 7, 2016: Ergonomics
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