Recommendations for research

The guideline committee has made the following recommendations for research.

Key recommendations for research

1 Anticholinergic medicines

What is the effectiveness and safety of anticholinergic medicines for overactive bladder in older women? [2019]

To find out why the committee made this research recommendation, see rationale and impact.

2 Colpocleisis compared with sacrospinous fixation for pelvic organ prolapse

What is the effectiveness of colpocleisis compared with sacrospinous fixation for pelvic organ prolapse in elderly women? [2019]

To find out why the committee made this research recommendation, see rationale and impact. [2019]

3 Assessing complications associated with mesh surgery

What is the effectiveness of ultrasound-guided visualisation compared with clinical assessment to identify complications after mesh surgery for stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse in women? [2019]

To find out why the committee made this research recommendation, see rationale and impact.

4 Pessaries or surgery for pelvic organ prolapse

What are the long-term outcomes, including patient satisfaction, from the use of pessaries compared with surgery for pelvic organ prolapse in women? [2019]

To find out why the committee made this research recommendation, see rationale and impact.

5 Long-term risks of surgery with and without mesh

What are the long-term risks of mesh surgery compared with non-mesh surgery for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women? [2019]

To find out why the committee made this research recommendation, see the rationale and impact sections on surgical management of stress urinary incontinence and surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse.

Other recommendations for research

Long-term effectiveness of botulinum toxin type A for overactive bladder

What is the long-term effectiveness of bladder wall injection with botulinum toxin type A for overactive bladder in women? [2019]

Surgery for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse

What is the most effective surgical management for women with both stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, including the sequence of interventions? [2019]

Pain management after mesh surgery

What is the effectiveness of pain management for women who present with chronic pain 3 months after mesh surgery for stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse? [2019]

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)