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Effectiveness of blinding: sham suprapubic incisions in a randomized trial of retropubic midurethral sling in women undergoing vaginal prolapse surgery.

Authors
  • Brubaker, Linda1
  • Nager, Charles W2
  • Richter, Holly E3
  • Weidner, Alison C4
  • Hsu, Yvonne5
  • Wai, Clifford Y6
  • Paraiso, Marie7
  • Nolen, Tracy L8
  • Wallace, Dennis8
  • Meikle, Susan9
  • 1 Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA.
  • 3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL.
  • 4 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.
  • 5 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • 6 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX.
  • 7 Ob/Gyn and Women's Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
  • 8 RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC.
  • 9 Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Publication Date
November 2014
Volume
211
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2014.07.009
PMID: 25019487
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Sham surgical incisions effectively mask TVT randomization. These findings may help to inform future surgical trial designs.

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