3 Further information

3.1 NICE has issued guidance on tension-free vaginal tape (replaced by NICE clinical guideline 40, 'Urinary incontinence: the management of urinary incontinence in women'), insertion of extraurethral (non-circumferential) retropubic adjustable compression devices for stress urinary incontinence in women and intramural urethral bulking agents for stress urinary incontinence in women.

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
January 2006

Information for patients

NICE has produced information on this procedure for patients and carers. It explains the nature of the procedure and the guidance issued by NICE, and has been written with patient consent in mind.

Sources of evidence

The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.

'Interventional procedures overview of biological slings for stress urinary incontinence', April 2005.