MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Blayne Welk MD, MSc, FRCSC
Associate Professor of Surgery
St. Joseph’s Hospital
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: I found that when I was referred women with midurethral sling complications, they were often quite emotional and described a significant period of time when they struggled with the complications before they were referred to someone to assess them.
The study looked at the rate of depression and self-harm behavior of women who had surgery for midurethral sling complications compared to women who did not have midurethral sling complications.
I found that there was an increased risk of both of these outcomes among women who had surgery for complications, however this risk was primarily present in younger women.