Adjustable single-incision mini-slings (Ajust®) versus other slings in surgical management of female stress urinary incontinence: a meta-analysis of effectiveness and complications.

Adjustable single-incision mini-sling (SIMS) is a new category of SIMS for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of adjustable single-incision mini-sling with other slings.

Literature search in databases such as Pubmed, and Conchrane Library was performed up to December, 2015. The outcomes including cure rate, operation time, postoperative pain score and complications were reanalyzed. The pooled relative risk (RR) and mean difference (MD) with their 95% confidence interval (95% CI) were calculated by RevMan v5.0.

Eight studies with 1093 SUI female patients were included. There was no significant difference between adjustable SIMS and other slings (transobturator slings and MiniArc) in patients subjective cure rate and objective cure rate. In addition, adjustable SIMS was associated with a significantly shorter operative time and lower postoperative pain score when comparing adjustable SIMS with transobturator tape (MD = - 1.35; 95%CI: -2.24 to - 0.46, P = 0.003). For the complications, there was also no significant difference between adjustable SIMS and transobturator slings.

Adjustable SIMS had equally efficacy for SUI compared with transobturator slings and MiniArc. However, the significantly shorter operative time and lower postoperative pain score than transobturator tape supported the clinical application of adjustable SIMS.

BMC urology. 2018 May 18*** epublish ***

Fuding Bai, Jimin Chen, Zhewei Zhang, Yichun Zheng, Jiaming Wen, Xiawa Mao, Nan Zhang

Department of Urology, School of Medicine Hangzhou, Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, No.88 Jiefang Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, People's Republic of China., Department of Urology, School of Medicine Hangzhou, Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, No.88 Jiefang Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, People's Republic of China. .

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