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Pelvic organ prolapse: self-management of pessaries can be a good option

BMJ 2024; 385 doi: (Published 25 April 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;385:q866
  1. Helen Saul, editor in chief1,
  2. Brendan Deeney, science writer1,
  3. Laura Swaithes, knowledge mobilisation research fellow1 ,
  4. Carol Bugge, professor of nursing2,
  5. Suzanne Hagen, professor of health services research2 ,
  6. Rohna Kearney, consultant urogynaecologist3
  1. 1NIHR Evidence, Twickenham, UK
  2. 2Glasgow Caledonian University
  3. 3Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  1. Correspondence to H Saul evidence{at}

The study

Hagen S, Kearney R, Goodman K, et al. Clinical effectiveness of vaginal pessary self-management vs clinic-based care for pelvic organ prolapse (TOPSY): a randomised controlled superiority trial. eClinicalMedicine 2023;66:102326.

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