F E Govier
Affiliation: Virginia Mason Medical Center
- Pubovaginal slings: a review of the technical variablesF E Govier
Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98111, USA
Curr Opin Urol 11:405-10. 2001..In the following review, we will highlight some of the exciting advances we have witnessed over the last year and try to put them into perspective for the reader...
- Complications of transvaginal silicone-coated polyester synthetic mesh slingF E Govier
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98111, USA
Urology 66:741-5. 2005..To report a premarket multicenter trial to test the feasibility of a transvaginal silicone-coated polyester synthetic mesh sling in women with anatomic incontinence...
- High complication rate identified in sacrocolpopexy patients attributed to silicone meshFred E Govier
Department of Surgery, Continence Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98111, USA
Urology 65:1099-103. 2005..Recently, a preconfigured Y-shaped silicone-coated polyester mesh was introduced to facilitate the vaginal cuff suspension to the sacrum...
- A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, crossover study of patient preference for tadalafil 20 mg or sildenafil citrate 50 mg during initiation of treatment for erectile dysfunctionFred Govier
Department of Urology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98111, USA
Clin Ther 25:2709-23. 2003..It has been shown to improve erectile function compared with placebo in Phase III studies, but clinical experience comparing tadalafil with the PDE5 inhibitor sildenafil citrate is lacking...
- Perioperative complications: the first 140 polypropylene pubovaginal slingsKathleen C Kobashi
The Continence Center at Virginia Mason, 1100 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
J Urol 170:1918-21. 2003..We continue to advocate SPARC as an excellent sling option but we caution surgeons of the potential complications and urge careful postoperative monitoring. We recommend that SPARC not routinely be considered as an outpatient procedure...
- Minimum 24-month followup of the sling for the treatment of stress urinary incontinenceTanya M Nazemi
Continence Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
J Urol 179:596-9. 2008..Although the approach appears to be efficacious, there still exist limited long-term data. We report our experience with SPARC at a minimum followup of 24 months...
- Vesicovaginal fistula and mesh erosion after Perigee (transobturator polypropylene mesh anterior repair)Brian S Yamada
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
Urology 68:1121.e5-7. 2006..This is a serious complication associated with this technique. Treatment required an open vesicovaginal fistula repair with excision of the exposed and nearby surrounding mesh...
- High rate of vaginal erosions associated with the mentor ObTapeBrian S Yamada
Continence Center at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
J Urol 176:651-4; discussion 654. 2006..We report our experience with vaginal erosions associated with the Mentor ObTape and American Medical Systems Monarc transobturator slings...
- Suitability of different sling materials for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinenceKathleen C Kobashi
Continence Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
Nat Clin Pract Urol 2:84-91. 2005..Long-term data on efficacy is lacking, but early results with new materials and delivery techniques indicate that excellent cure rates with minimal morbidity and high patient satisfaction may be achievable...
- Incidence and management of abdominal sacrocolpopexy mesh erosionsJ Sean Begley
Section of Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery, Section of Urology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:1956-62. 2005..Partial graft excision was adequate for Gore-Tex erosions, but complete graft removal was necessary to resolve erosions associated with silicone-coated mesh...
- Management of vaginal erosion of polypropylene mesh slingsKathleen C Kobashi
Continence Center at Virginia Mason, Seattle, Washington, USA
J Urol 169:2242-3. 2003..Sling preservation with continued patient continence and satisfaction is a feasible option in those with vaginal exposure of polypropylene mesh...
- Intermediate term failure of pubovaginal slings using cadaveric fascia lata: a case seriesFred E Govier
Section of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
J Urol 167:1356-8. 2002..Longer followup and larger numbers are necessary to determine how much of a problem exists and what patient characteristics are relevant when selecting cadaveric grafts...
- Robotic and laparoscopic female pelvic floor reconstructionFirouz Daneshgari
Center for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
BJU Int 98:62-8; discussion 69. 2006
- Continued multicenter followup of cadaveric prolapse repair with slingKathleen C Kobashi
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
J Urol 168:2063-8. 2002..CONCLUSIONS: With a maximum of 28 months of followup of the cadaveric prolapse repair with sling procedure, we continue to be satisfied with the success of the cystocele repair and the competitive stress urinary incontinence cure rate...
- Comparison of laparoscopic and abdominal sacrocolpopexy for the treatment of vaginal vault prolapseKenneth C Hsiao
Department of Urology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
J Endourol 21:926-30. 2007..In addition, we performed a case series review comparing the laparoscopic procedure with its open surgical counterpart with respect to various demographic and perioperative parameters...
- Cadaveric fascial sling with bone anchors: minimum of 24 months of follow-upTanya M Nazemi
Continence Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98111, USA
Urology 71:834-8. 2008..We present our long-term outcomes using non-frozen solvent-dehydrated cadaveric fascia lata for transvaginal urethral sling placement with bone anchors...