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What characteristics define women with Urinary Incontinence who respond to midurethral sling surgery, versus those who don’t?

Midurethral sling surgery (MuSS) outcomes are inconsistent. We lack knowledge of outcome moderators. This study will identify a prospective subcohort of women aged 18+ with incident successful and unsuccessful MuSS. Hypothesized moderators of MuSS outcome spanning the social ecological model (e.g., urinary microbiome, comorbidities, BMI, physical activity, race, occupation, income) will be compared across those with successful & unsuccessful MuSS outcome to identify determinants of MuSS success.

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