Prediction of successful voiding immediately after outpatient mid-urethral sling

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2006 Nov;17(6):570-5. doi: 10.1007/s00192-005-0064-8. Epub 2006 Apr 1.


We set out to identify predictors of successful voiding immediately after outpatient mid-urethral sling. The charts of 126 patients who underwent an outpatient mid-urethral sling procedure were identified. Using discharge without a urinary catheter as the dependent variable, logistic regression analysis modeled the relationship of independent variables including demographic, preoperative urodynamic, and perioperative variables. Sixty-one percent of the patients passed their immediate postoperative voiding trial. Logistic regression analysis revealed that parity > or = 3, Valsalva leak point pressure > 60 cm H(2)O, and high preoperative anxiety remained independently associated with successful voiding. Identifying preoperative variables that are associated with successful voiding after mid-urethral sling may be useful in helping to accurately shape patient expectations and identify those most likely to benefit from preoperative teaching of self-catheterization.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Prostheses and Implants*
  • Recovery of Function*
  • Risk Factors
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Urinary Incontinence, Stress / physiopathology
  • Urinary Incontinence, Stress / surgery*
  • Urinary Retention / epidemiology
  • Urinary Retention / etiology
  • Urination*
  • Urodynamics
  • Urologic Surgical Procedures, Male / adverse effects