Trends in Stress Urinary Incontinence Surgery at a Tertiary Center: Midurethral Sling Use Following the AUGS/SUFU Position Statement.

To investigate trends in stress urinary incontinence (SUI) surgery before and after the 2011 Foods and Drug Administration notification and the 2014 (American Urogynecologic Society [AUGS]/Society for Urodynamics Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction [SUFU]) position statement.

A retrospective chart review was performed to identify patients presenting for evaluation of SUI by 2 Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery specialists between June 1, 2010 and May 31, 2017. Rates of surgical treatment modality (synthetic midurethral slings [MUS] versus autologous fascial pubovaginal sling versus bulking agents) were analyzed at 6-month intervals.

Over fourteen 6-month intervals, the number of new patients presenting for evaluation of SUI increased consistently. There was a decrease in the proportion of new patients who underwent antiincontinence surgical procedures, specifically MUS, between December 2011 and December 2013. After the integration of the 2014 AUGS/SUFU position statement in patient counseling, this trend reverted and we noted a sustained increase in the proportion of patients electing surgical management. This paralleled an increase in new patient visits for SUI and MUS. The number autologous fascial pubovaginal sling remained stable throughout the study period. Conversely, MUS composed the highest proportion of procedures performed, accounting for 60 %-87.2% off all antiincontinence procedures.

After the Foods and Drug Administration Public Health Notification in 2011, we observed a decline in the number of new patients presenting with SUI electing surgical management, specifically MUS. However, after the AUGS/SUFU position statement publication and integration into counseling, we observed a reversal in the previous year's trends, noting a resurgence of MUS utilization.

Urology. 2019 Jun 20 [Epub]

Ricardo Palmerola, Benoit Peyronnet, Mark Rebolos, Aqsa Khan, Rachael D Sussman, Christina Escobar, Shannon Smith, Nirit Rosenblum, Victor W Nitti

Departments of Urology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, New York University, New York, NY. Electronic address: ., Departments of Urology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, New York University, New York, NY., Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ., Northwell Health, Lake Success, Manhattan, NY., Departments of Urology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.

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