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NICE Guidance on Urinary Incontinence Out of Date

Out-of-date guidelines are still being used by various government and health organisations.  The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) produced a series of guidelines on urinary incontinence for patients and clinicians in 2006, which are available on the NICE website: Click on link to read NICE Clinical Guideline 40: http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG40NICEguideline.pdf However, in light of recent studies which show … Continue reading

The Problem with TVT Surgery

TVT – What is it? TVT (or Tension-Free Vaginal Tape) is a woven polypropylene mesh designed to support the mid-urethra to prevent stress incontinence.  The mesh strip is a permanent implant which is inserted transvaginally under the urethra to provide extra support during times of increased abdominal pressure such as when coughing or sneezing.   Many UK NHS hospitals use the Gynecare TVT retropubic tape which is manufactured by Ethicon, a subsidiary … Continue reading

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