CTMH | Doctors Hospital is honored to share with the Cayman communities that our very own Dr. Joel Slutsky – in-house urologist has co-authored and surgically participated in a new study that focused on a ‘Treatment with an adjustable long-term implant for post-prostatectomy stress incontinence: The ProACTTM pivotal trial’. This prestigious publication in ‘Neurourology and Urodynamics’ presents 18-month follow-up results for patients enrolled in a pivotal study conducted to support an FDA premarket approval application. This trial evaluated the safety and efficacy of the ProACT TM Adjustable Continence Therapy for the treatment of post-prostatectomy stress urinary incontinence (SUI). A total of 123 subjects underwent ProACT implantation from July 2005 through June 2007, of whom 98 completed the 18-month follow up.

The average surgical time was 32 minutes resulting in the demonstration of the safety and efficacy of this newly FDA-approved therapy, showing significant improvement in objective and subjective measures of SUI in mild, moderate, and severely incontinent male patients. The duration of the implant procedure is short, and complications are mild and easily resolvable. Statistically significant improvements during the follow-up sessions were observed in 24-h pad weight, for which the average pre-implant urine loss was 399g, which was reduced at 18 months to 160g.

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CTMH | Doctors Hospital is very proud of the success in advancing the world of urological medical treatments and the active role that our very own Dr. Joel Slutsky engaged in to make this study possible.

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  • Dr. Joel Slutsky MD, FACS, Urologist Dr. Joel Slutsky is a Urologist with CTMH | Doctors Hospital. Dr. Slutsky completed his education at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Mexico. He completed a 5-year residency in Surgery and Urology at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Slutsky specialises in prostate problems, incontinence and treatment for overactive bladder. […]

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