Treatment of Male Urinary Incontinence with An Adjustable Implantable Medical Device: Ustrap
Pierre Dubernard*, Elie Pricaz
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2016
First Page: 35
Last Page: 43
Publisher ID: TOUNJ-9-35
Article History:Received Date: 11/5/2015
Revision Received Date: 1/9/2015
Acceptance Date: 25/8/2015
Electronic publication date: 17/3/2016
Collection year: 2016
open-access license: This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-NC 4.0) (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode), which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
Introduction and Objectives:
Our aim is to develop a device which is simpler, less expensive, but equally or more effective than currently available devices including the artificial urinary sphincter.
Based on our knowledge of and experience with other devices we designed the Ustrap. The theoretical advantages of our approach are described as is the development to the current (3rd) version.
For version #1, implanted in 6 patients, the 5 year follow up includes 2 improved, 2 unchanged, 2 required AUS. For version #2 implanted in 4 patients, 2 year follow up shows 3 improved, 1 failure.
The Ustrap has unique features which distinguish it from current devices. A proposed multicenter prospective clinical trial of version #3 is awaiting approval.