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SUSPENSION. A temporary stop of a right, of a law, and the like.
     2. In times of war the habeas corpus act maybe suspended by lawful authority.
     3. There may be a suspension of an officer's duties or powers, when he is charged with crimes. Wood's Inst. 510.
     4. Suspension of a right in an estate is a partial extinguishment, or an extinguishment for a time. It differs from an extinguishment in this. A suspended right may be revived; one extinguished is absolutely dead. Bac. Ab. Extinguishment, A.
     5. The suspension of a statute for a limited time operates so as to prevent its operation for the time, but it hits not the effect of a repeal. 3 Dall. 365.

SUSPENSION, Scotch law. That form of law by which the effect of a sentence- condemnatory, that has not yet received execution, is stayed or postponed, till the cause be again considered. Ersk. Prin. L. Scotl. 4, 3, 5. Suspension is competent also, even where there is no decree, for putting a stop to any illegal act whatsoever. Id. 4, 3, 7.
     2. Letters of suspension bear the form of a summons, which contains a warrant to cite the charger, Ib.

SUSPENSION, eccl. law. An ecclesiastical censure, by which a spiritual person is either interdicted tho exercise of his ecclesiastical function, or hindered from receiving the profits of his benefice. It may be partial or total; for a limited time, or forever, when it is called deprivation or amotion. Ayl. Parerg. 501.

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This study provides evidence that TVT matches colposuspension while offering patients the benefits of a minimally invasive procedure, such as local anesthesia, reduced hospital stay and a faster return to normal activities.
Tension-free vaginal tape and laparoscopic mesh colposuspension for stress urinary incontinence.
Open retropubic colposuspension for urinary incontinence in women.
Abdominal sacrocolpopexy with Burch colposuspension to reduce urinary stress incontinence.
Retropubic MUS is more effective than Burch colposuspension, but equally as effective as fascial slings (level of evidence 2) (Table 1).
The study's primary finding--that the autologous fascial sling results in a higher rate of successful treatment of SUI than does the Burch colposuspension, albeit with greater morbidity--was published last year in the New England Journal of Medicine (2007;356:2143-55).
Our primary indication for a Burch colposuspension was additional support of the anterior vaginal wall, but we used it for preoperative stress incontinence as well.
Several surgical operations have been designed to treat it, the most frequently performed one being colposuspension.
Changes in urodynamic measures two years after Burch colposuspension or autologous sling surgery.
Until recently, open retropubic colposuspension had been considered the accepted standard of surgical treatment for the disorder, but it is gradually being supplanted by minimally invasive procedures in developed nations, they noted (Cochrane Database Syst Rev.
A recent prospective, multicenter, randomized trial comparing the open versus laparoscopic Burch colposuspension noted the procedures to have equal efficacy when the laparoscopic procedure was performed in an identical fashion to the open technique.
At 6 months, only 10% of the TVT group and 15% with colposuspension still had urodynamic diagnoses of genuine stress incontinence.