71 +/- 2.6 months) than in the sham group (6.82 +/- 3.9 months, p = 0.0006). Changes in the amount of leakage, the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Short Form score and the King’s Health Questionnaire score were significantly larger in the active group at 1 month but there was no difference at 12 months.
Conclusions: Electrical stimulation resulted selleck products in earlier recovery of continence in patients with urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy.”
“BACKGROUND: Mass lesions of the inferior, middle, and superior cerebellar peduncles (cerebellar peduncle complex [CPC]) present numerous surgical pitfalls when resection or debulking is warranted. Success has been achieved
through multiple approaches, but complications can be severe.
OBJECTIVE: To report the surgical technique for and clinical results of the treatment of
lesions in the CPC with an endoscopic port via a lateral transcerebellar corridor.
METHODS: Three patients underwent resection of intrinsic lesions of the CPC via a lateral transcerebellar approach with an endoscopic port. Deployment of the port was performed with frameless image-guided placement into the area of interest. Resection was performed using bimanual microsurgical technique under parallel endoscopic visualization.
RESULTS: Three patients 43, 27, and 13 years of age underwent successful resection of lesion in the CPC. Histopathological diagnosis consisted of cavernous malformation, glioblastoma multiforme, and a juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma. All had complete gross total resection except for the patient with a high-grade glioma. Clinically, all had excellent outcomes, with 1 patient Selleckchem PRI-724 suffering postoperative facial palsy after resection of her high-grade glioma.
CONCLUSION: The lateral transcerebellar over approach to the CPC with an endoscopic port may be a feasible alternative to standard microsurgical resection in such difficult cases. Careful patient selection is critical to identify those who may be suitable for endoscopic port surgery on the basis of clinical, radiographic, and anatomical considerations.”
compared the responsiveness of several validated incontinence, pelvic floor and quality of life outcome measures in women undergoing surgery for stress urinary incontinence to assist investigators in selecting appropriate outcomes in future trials of stress urinary incontinence therapy.
Materials and Methods: This is an ancillary analysis of data from a multicenter, randomized trial comparing tension-free vaginal tape and transobturator slings. All patients were asked to complete outcome measures at baseline and again 1 year postoperatively, including Incontinence Severity Index, Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory-Short Form 20, Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire-Short Form 7, Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Function Questionnaire 12, SF-12 (R) and a 3-day bladder diary.