The MiniArc sling for female stress urinary incontinence: clinical results after 1-year follow-up
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It is estimated that urinary incontinence (UI) affects 10-40% of the female population aged 15-64 years and has an even higher incidence after 65 years of age. UI is defined as the uncontrolled and involuntary leakage of urine and is associated with a reduction in quality of life (QoL) for women of all ages. To assess this reduction, QoL questionnaires are commonly used and focus on the consequences of urinary incontinence. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is described as urinary incontinence following increase of abdominal pressure as in sneezing or coughing and is due to a weakening of the muscles and connective tissue of the pelvic floor.