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Data-Driven Preoperative Counseling for Male Stress Urinary Incontinence

Nabeel Shakir, Dallas, Texas – USA

Multiple factors – including the degree of leakage – contribute to the severity of male stress urinary incontinence, as well as the likelihood of successful surgical treatment. We drew on our 10-year experience in AdVance™ sling placement, and created the Male Stress Incontinence Grading Scale (MSIGS), to produce an objective decision support aid for both patients and providers. The MSIGS Nomogram combines patient-reported daily pad use, history of pelvic radiation, and in-office standing cough test graded by MSIGS to predict the probability of sling failure. This easy-to-administer tool has been a welcome addition to our practice, resulting in better procedure selection and markedly improved sling success rates. We encourage its use in preoperative patient counseling and prospective studies of male stress incontinence. (In partnership with Allen Morey, MD)