ICI 2012: Pelvic organ prolapse surgery
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KeywordsHuman Papilloma Virus Pelvic Organ Prolapse Papilloma Parous Woman Prolapse Surgery
- Grade A
recommendation usually depends on consistent level 1 evidence and often means that the recommendation is effectively mandatory and placed within a clinical care pathway. However, there will be occasions where excellent evidence (level 1) does not lead to a grade A recommendation, for example, if the therapy is prohibitively expensive, dangerous or unethical.
- Grade B
recommendation usually depends on consistent level 2 and/or 3 studies, or “majority evidence” from RCTs.
- Grade C
recommendation usually depends on level 4 studies or “majority evidence” from level 2/3 studies or Delphi processed expert opinion.
- Grade D
“no recommendation possible” would be used where the evidence is inadequate or conflicting and when expert opinion is delivered without a formal analytical process, such as by Delphi.
The recommendations serve as the conclusions of the review and a guide to the status of the current knowledge and future research in POP surgery.
This publication results from the work of the Committee on Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery, part of the 5th International Consultation on Incontinence, held in Paris in February 2012, under the auspices of the International Consultation on Urological Diseases, and enabled by the support of the European Association of Urology.
The authors wish to acknowledge the fine work of previous consultations led by Professor Linda Brubaker.
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