Retrospective Cohort Study
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World J Obstet Gynecol. Aug 10, 2016; 5(3): 210-217
Published online Aug 10, 2016. doi: 10.5317/wjog.v5.i3.210
Laparoscopic Burch urethropexy at time of mesh sling removal: A cohort study evaluating functional outcomes and quality of life
Sarah A Huber, Orawee Chinthakanan, Soyini Hawkins, John R Miklos, Robert D Moore
Sarah A Huber, Soyini Hawkins, John R Miklos, Robert D Moore, International Urogynecology Associates, Alpharetta, GA 30005, United States
Orawee Chinthakanan, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bumrungrad International Hospital, Wattana Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Author contributions: Huber SA, Miklos JR and Moore RD designed the study; Huber SA and Hawkins S performed the research; Huber SA and Chinthakanan O analyzed the data; Huber SA and Moore RD wrote the paper and revised the manuscript for final submission.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Sterling Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent statement: All involved persons enrolled in the study provided verbal and written informed consent prior to inclusion in the study.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts-of-interest.
Data sharing statement: Technical appendix, original data, and statistical code are available from the corresponding author.
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Correspondence to: Robert D Moore, DO, International Urogynecology Associates, 3400 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30005, United States.
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Received: March 26, 2016
Peer-review started: March 27, 2016
First decision: April 15, 2016
Revised: May 10, 2016
Accepted: June 1, 2016
Article in press: June 3, 2016
Published online: August 10, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Performing a concomitant Burch urethropexy at the time of anti-incontinence mesh sling removal is safe and effective.