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2020 Mar 16

Int Urogynecol J

Characteristics of persistent urinary incontinence after successful fistula closure in Ethiopian women.


Nardos R, Phoutrides EK, Jacobson L, Knapper A, Payne CK, Wall LL, Garg B, Tarekegn S, Teamir A, Marye M A
Int Urogynecol J. 2020 Mar 16.
PMID: 32179937.


Obstetric fistulas have devastating consequences for women. Although surgical repair is largely successful in closing the defect, many women with successful fistula closure report persistent urinary incontinence. Our study is aimed at characterizing incontinence after successful fistula repair and its impact on quality of life.