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sling

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1. a rope or strap by which something may be secured or lifted
2. a rope net swung from a crane, used for loading and unloading cargo
3. Nautical
a. a halyard for a yard
b. the part of a yard where the sling is attached
4. Med a wide piece of cloth suspended from the neck for supporting an injured hand or arm across the front of the body
5. Mountaineering a loop of rope or tape used for support in belays, abseils, etc.

sling

2
a mixed drink with a spirit base, usually sweetened

Sling

 

an ancient manual throwing weapon. A sling consisted of a strap made of leather, animal hair, or vegetable fiber with a broader middle part into which a stone or lead ball was placed.

The sling was whirled around the head and the projectile was let fly by releasing one end of the strap. Slings were used in the armies of the ancient world—for instance, in Egypt, Greece, and Rome—and in the Middle Ages. In the 16th and 17th centuries slings were used in Europe to throw grenades.


Sling

 

a load-gripping device, usually of rope or chain and having one or several branches, with a hook, clamp, or loop on the end. Slings sometimes take the form of straps or nets. Automatic slings, having special gripping devices, are used for lashing and unlashing loads in inaccessible places and for gripping containers and pallets. Certain parts of aerostats and parachutes are referred to as suspension lines (or top cords).

sling

[sliŋ]
(engineering)
A length of rope, wire rope, or chain used for attaching a load to a crane hook.

elevator car-frame sling

The supporting frame of an elevator to which are attached the car platform, guide shoes, elevator car safety, hoisting ropes (or sheaves), and/or associated equipment.

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Special sling used for hosting helicopter quick engine-change assembly.
A lifting attachment used to support the engine while it is being installed or removed from the airplane. There are special slings to lift aircraft as well.
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Flawed methodology in the few randomized, controlled trials that have compared the pubovaginal sling with the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) has cast doubt on their findings.
When placing an autologous pubovaginal sling in the setting of urethral reconstruction or as tissue interposition, harvest the fascia and prepare and deploy the sling (with passage of the retropubic sutures) before reconstructing the urethra--but refrain from tensioning until after the reconstruction is completed.
When considering which sling type to use for which incontinent woman, the published data demonstrates excellent results for both synthetic mesh (retropubic or transobturator routes) and fascial pubovaginal slings for most patients.
In the past, retropubic colposuspensions and pubovaginal slings (PVS) with autologous fascia were the primary surgical modalities used to treat SUI; however, over the last 20 years, far fewer of both procedures have been performed, as the therapeutic technology for treating SUI has advanced to include synthetic material.
If a patient fails a first pubovaginal sling for incontinence "please don't be hesitant to include [a repeat sling] in your options.
MUS: midurethral sling; SUI: stress urinary incontinence; BMI: body mass index; DO: detrusor overactivity; PVR: post-void residual volume; MUCP: Maximum urethral closure pressure; ICIQ: International Consultation on Incontinence (short form); OAB: overactive bladder; IVS: intravaginal sling; TVT-O: trans-vaginal tape-obturator; UTI: urinary tract infection; CISC: clean intermittent self-catheterization; PVS: pubovaginal sling.
A Cochrane review concluded that MUS have similar efficacy to traditional pubovaginal slings, but with the advantages of shorter operating time, less postoperative voiding dysfunction, and fewer de novo urgency symptoms.
Updated systematic review and meta-analysis of the comparative data on colposuspensions, pubovaginal slings, and midurethral tapes in the surgical treatment of female stress urinary incontinence.
The 14 chapters describe the etiology and epidemiology of urinary incontinence; selecting interventions for the diagnosed type; anatomy; standard retropubic operations, including the Burch and paravaginal repairs; bladder neck biologic pubovaginal slings and aspects of tissue harvest and selection; synthetic midurethral slings; voiding dysfunction and retention after procedures; the current status of bulking agents, especially techniques for implantation; surgical interventions for detrusor compliance abnormalities, especially sacral nerve stimulation, botulinum toxin therapy, and bladder augmentation; and the management of mixed incontinence and that associated with pelvic organ prolapse and how to avoid and manage complications related to procedures for stress incontinence.
Compared with pubovaginal slings, which are fixed at the bladder neck, midurethral slings are associated with less postoperative voiding dysfunction and fewer de novo urgency symptoms.
These types of pubovaginal slings are no longer used for urinary SUI due to the above-mentioned complications and are no longer commercially available.