1-year follow-up of autologous muscle-derived stem cell injection pilot study to treat stress urinary incontinence

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2008 Jun;19(6):881-3. doi: 10.1007/s00192-007-0553-z.


We hereby report a 1-year follow-up on eight women in the first North America trial in which stress urinary incontinence (SUI) was treated with muscle-derived stem cell injections. Mean and median follow-up in this group was 16.5 and 17 months (range 3-24 months). Improvement in SUI was seen in five of eight women, with one achieving total continence. Onset of improvement was between 3 and 8 months after injection. Cure or improvement continued at a median of 10 months. No serious adverse events were reported.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Myoblasts / transplantation*
  • Pilot Projects
  • Stem Cell Transplantation*
  • Transplantation, Autologous
  • Urinary Incontinence, Stress / therapy*