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Conservative therapy of female genuine stress incontinence with vaginal cones

Dellas, Athanassios and Drewe, Jürgen. (1995) Conservative therapy of female genuine stress incontinence with vaginal cones. European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology, 62 (2). pp. 213-215.

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Abstract

The objective was to analyse urodynamic data before and after conservative treatment with vaginal cones.; The design was an open clinical study and was carried out at the Urogynaecology Unit of the University women's hospital. Eighteen women with genuine urinary stress incontinence were treated with vaginal cones for 6 weeks. Cystometry was performed before and after conservative therapy. The patients' subjective improvement and the urodynamic data have been compared. The Mann-Whitney U-test was used for statistical analysis.; Of eighteen women with cone therapy, eight were continent after 6 weeks and showed a significant increase of the dynamic urethral closure pressure. Seven patients reported a subjective improvement, and in three women no change of stress incontinence was observed Colposuspension was performed at a later date in these three cases.; Vaginal cone therapy is a successful method to cure mild female stress incontinence and has the advantage of avoiding incontinence operation. Therapeutic success can be assessed by urodynamic evaluation.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe
UniBasel Contributors:Dellas, Athanassios
Item Type:Article, refereed
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Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0301-2115
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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