PURPOSE: A study was carried out to evaluate efficacy of Macroplastique® (MPQ) Implantation System (MIS) in women with urodynamic stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and urethral hypermobility after an unsuccessful conservative treatment.
METHODS: This is a prospective randomized controlled trial in women without previous incontinence surgery. Twenty-four women received MPQ. Twenty-one controls underwent a pelvic floor muscle exercises home program. Follow-up was at 3 months and the MPQ group also at 12 months.
RESULTS: At 3 months, pad usage decreased significantly more in the MPQ group than in the control group (p = 0.015). According to physician and patient self-assessment, respectively, 71% and 63% women in the MPQ group were considered cured or markedly improved. This was significantly higher compared to controls. There was a significant higher increase of Incontinence Quality-of-Life questionnaire score in the MPQ group compared to controls (p = 0.017). Improvements in MPQ group at 3 months are sustained to 12 months. Adverse events were mild and transient.
CONCLUSION: MIS is an acceptable option for women with SUI and urethral hypermobility.