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Zephyr sphincter

A Soave, O Engel, M Rink, M Fisch, R Dahlem
After synthetic sling procedures, up to 16 % of women and 45.5 % of men complain about a persistent or recurrent stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Currently, randomized studies comparing the different treatment modalities of persistent or recurrent SUI are lacking. There are data of retrospective studies investigating the efficiency of synthetic slings and the artificial urinary sphincter AMS 800® in men. Synthetic slings can be applied in patients with mild SUI and without prior radiation of the pelvic region...
March 2014: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
Eric Chung, Matheesha Ranaweera, Ross Cartmill
INTRODUCTION: The current artificial urinary sphincter (AUS), AMS 800 (American Medical Systems, Minnesota, MN, USA) is considered the standard of care for the treatment of urinary incontinence (UI). While the long-term effectiveness, safety, and durability of the current model of the AMS 800 are well documented, it is not without its limitations and complications. Over the last few years, improvements in design and innovative research into AUS devices have increased the treatment arsenal in male UI...
December 2012: BJU International
Frederic Staerman, Christophe G-Llorens, Priscilla Leon, Yves Leclerc
OBJECTIVE: To assess retrospectively the safety and efficacy of an artificial urinary sphincter, the ZSI 375 device (Zephyr Surgical Implants, Geneva, Switzerland), in male patients with moderate-to-severe stress urinary incontinence after a prostate or bladder intervention. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The ZSI 375 device is a one-piece device consisting of an adjustable cuff, moulded to fit around the urethra, which is connected by a tube to a pump and a pressure-regulating tank...
April 2013: BJU International
A Soave, R Dahlem, M Rink, S Ahyai, M Fisch
Orthotopic urinary diversion (OUD) is performed in almost half of all radical cystectomies. This review presents an overview of the incidence, pathophysiology, and management of urinary incontinence (UI) after OUD. Daytime and nighttime UI are reported in up to 15% and 45% of cases after OUD, respectively. UI after OUD is more frequent in women. Stress incontinence is the most common reason for daytime urinary leakage, while an absent vesicourethral reflex with reduced external sphincter muscle tone is associated with nighttime UI...
April 2012: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
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