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Single-incision sling operations for urinary incontinence in women

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess the effectiveness of mini-sling procedures in women with urodynamic, clinical stress or mixed urinary incontinence in terms of improved continence status, quality of life or adverse events.

The following comparisons will be made:

1. Single-incision slings versus no treatment;

2. Single-incision slings versus conservative treatment;

3. Single-incision slings versus colposuspension;

4. Single-incision slings versus laparoscopic procedures;

5. Single-incision slings versus traditional sub-urethral slings;

6. Single-incision slings versus retropubic minimally invasive slings (sub-grouped: 'bottom-up' and 'top-down' approach);

7. Single-incision slings versus obturator minimally invasive slings (sub-grouped: medial-to-lateral approach 'inside out' and lateral-to-medial 'outside-in' approach);

8. One single-incision sling versus another. Comparisons will be made based on the brand of sling since there are significant differences between various products.