Outcomes of the Supris Sling in an Urban Latina Population

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      To analyze patient reported outcomes, safety, and efficacy of the Supris mid-urethral sling in a diverse population.


      A retrospective chart review of 101 women who underwent a mid-urethral Suprissling procedure was conducted. Baseline characteristics and perioperative parameters were collected. Post-operative results and patient reported outcomes were collected at an average follow-up time of 19 months using the Urogenital Distress Inventory-6 (UDI-6) and Patient Global Impression of Improvement (PGI-I) validated questionnaires. Subjective cure rates were compared using the nonparametric Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test.


      The median age of women was 57 years old, and 86.1% identified as Latina. 28% and 72% of women had a SUI and MUI diagnosis, respectively. Women, on average, used 2 pads pre-operatively and none post-operatively. There was a 3% surgical revision rate. 80 women completed the questionnaires. 82% of the MUI group reported being very much improved or much better. The SUI group reported being 94% very much improved or much better. The UDI-6 questions related to urgency and leakage of small amounts of urine were significantly different between the MUI and SUI groups (P = .002 and P = .044).


      In our primarily Latina patient population, the majority of whom had MUI, the Supris retropubic sling greatly improved symptoms. Although reported outcomes were excellent in both groups, those with pre-operative urge incontinence were more likely to experience urge symptoms post-operatively. Despite persistent urge symptoms, patients reported improvement of their overall symptoms.
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