abstract408 - PURE STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE: PREVALENCE, COSTS AND FINANCIAL IMPACT
PURE STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE:PREVALENCE, COSTS AND FINANCIAL IMPACT
E. RUBILOTTA1, M.BALZARRO 1, M. CERRUTO 1, A. PORCARO 1,S. BASSI 1, P. CORSI 1, M. PIROZZI 1,N. TRABACCHIN 1, C. BOVO 2, W. ARTIBANI 1;
1Urology, AOUI Verona, Verona, Italy, 2DirezioneSanitaria, AOUI Verona, Verona, Italy.
Introduction: Prevalence andUrodynamic (UD) test indications of pure stress urinary incontinence(P-SUI) is still a controversial subject1,2.
Objective:To evaluate prevalence, urodynamic associations and related costs ofP-SUI in patients with Urinary Incontinence (UI).
Methods:We retrospectively evaluated 544 women with UI between January 2012and July 2016. P-SUI was defined by the International ContinenceSociety (Table 1).
The study evaluated:
- Prevalence ofclinical and UD P-SUI
- Correspondence between clinical P-SUI andUD findings
- Accurate estimation (€) of a single UDexamination, including human resources and materials
- Totalamount of UD costs
- Number of surgical procedures avoided due toUD results
- Related avoided surgical costs
Results: SUIwas present in 59.4% (323/544), in this group the prevalence of P-SUIwas 20.7% (67/323) while the prevalence of complicated SUI was 79.3%(256/323). The correspondence between the clinical diagnosis of P-SUIand UD findings was 88% (59/67 patients). As a consequence diagnosisof P-SUI decreased to 18.3% (59/323 cases). The cost of each UD studywas 383 € and the total amount for the entire cohort was 25.661 €.So far, the scheduled middle urethral sling (MUS) was avoided in 6patients because of UD results and the total amount saved was 10.800€.
Conclusions: In SUI women, P-SUI prevalence was 1/5 asassessed by UD. There was a high correspondence between clinical andUD findings. UD avoided an inappropriate procedure in 9% ofcases.
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Table1: International Continence Society Criteria for Pure SUI