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What are the biological and behavioral factors that predict mesh complications after sling for stress urinary incontinence?

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is prevalent among women, yet the standard of care treatment – midurethral mesh sling – can lead in devastating mesh complications (dyspareunia that precludes sex, chronic pelvic pain, infection). Using national data, we will identify biological (eg, genomics, vaginal & urinary microbiome, race, comorbidities, metabolic syndrome) and behavioral (eg, smoking, physical activity) factors... more »


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