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12-Month Study Reports 90% Success Rate for AMS' MiniArc Single-Incision Sling
Date:7/14/2010

MINNETONKA, Minn., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Medical Systems® (AMS) (Nasdaq: AMMD), a leading provider of world-class devices and therapies for both male and female pelvic health, today announced results of a prospective, multi-center study on their market leading MiniArc Single-Incision Sling System for female stress urinary incontinence (SUI).   The study concludes that MiniArc efficacy rates for negative cough stress test (CST) and 1-hr Pad Weight Test (PWT) at 12 months were 90.6 percent and 84.5 percent, respectively.

The results of the international, multi-center, single-arm clinical trial conducted at sixteen centers in U.S., Canada, Belgium and UK, were published today in the August issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Urology, the official journal of the American Urological Association. This data confirms the results of earlier studies from independent physicians pointing to a high degree of efficacy and patient satisfaction.  

"We are very pleased to see these positive results which will help physicians and their patients feel confident that the MiniArc system will effectively treat SUI, and also significantly improve quality of life", said

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