Body mass index does not influence the outcome of surgery for urinary incontinence, according to a recent study.
A study has looked at the effect of obesity, menopause and ageing on the outcome of suburethral tape surgery used to treat female stress urinary incontinence.
The researcher found that body mass index does not influence the outcome of this treatment, whereas both menopause and ageing had a detrimental effect on the final outcome.
The study included 537 patients who underwent either retropubic or transobturator sling procedure. Of these, 398 were available for the follow-up evaluation.