A randomized clinical trial of how to best position retropubic slings for stress urinary incontinence: Development of a study protocol for the mid-urethral sling tensioning (MUST) trial

  • E.A. B
  • Kim-Fine S. AO - Kim-Fine S
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The goal of this trial is to compare two techniques for tensioning retropubic midurethral slings: a Mayo scissor between the tape and urethra vs. a Babcock clamp creating a measured loop underneath the urethra. The primary outcome is a composite of abnormal bladder function at 12 months post surgery. Abnormal bladder function is defined as bothersome stress incontinence or worsening over active bladder symptoms, a positive cough stress test, re-treatment of stress urinary incontinence, post-operative urinary retention requiring either catheterization beyond 6 weeks or surgical intervention. Secondary outcomes include the duration of post operative urinary retention, quality of life scores, and physical examination. This article describes the rationale and design of this clinical trial, which will be of interest to those who care for patient with pelvic floor disorders such as stress urinary incontinence.Copyright © 2016 Published by Elsevier Inc.

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E.A., B., & Kim-Fine S.  AO  - Kim-Fine, S. O. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5961-9305. (2016). A randomized clinical trial of how to best position retropubic slings for stress urinary incontinence: Development of a study protocol for the mid-urethral sling tensioning (MUST) trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 3, 60–64. https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2016.04.004

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