Incontinence

Common Name(s)

Incontinence

Urinary incontinence (UI) is the loss of bladder control. The severity of urinary incontinence ranges from occasionally leaking urine to uncontrollable wetting. UI becomes more common with age and women experience UI twice as often as men. Most bladder control problems happen when muscles that keep the bladder closed are too weak or too active.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Incontinence" for support, advocacy or research.

Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2015

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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National Association For Continence

National Association For Continence is a national, private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with incontinence. NAFC's purpose is to be the leading source for public education and advocacy about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management alternatives for incontinence.

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2013

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The Canadian Continence Foundation

To enhance the quality of life for people experiencing incontinence by helping, them and/or their caregivers, to confidently seek and access cures and treatment options. To this end, the Foundation will implement and encourage important public and professional education, support, advocacy and research to advance incontinence treatment and/or management.

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2014

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Incontinence" for support, advocacy or research.

Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

http://www.agmd-gimotility.org

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2015

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

http://www.healthywomen.org

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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National Association For Continence

National Association For Continence is a national, private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with incontinence. NAFC's purpose is to be the leading source for public education and advocacy about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management alternatives for incontinence.

http://www.nafc.org

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2013

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The Canadian Continence Foundation

To enhance the quality of life for people experiencing incontinence by helping, them and/or their caregivers, to confidently seek and access cures and treatment options. To this end, the Foundation will implement and encourage important public and professional education, support, advocacy and research to advance incontinence treatment and/or management.

http://www.canadiancontinence.ca/EN/index.php

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2014

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Incontinence" returned 1804 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Urinary incontinence is associated with the development of peptic ulcers in adult women: Data from the KNHANES IV.
 

Author(s): Jin Bong Choi, Byung Il Yoon, Kyung-Do Han, Sung-Hoo Hong, U-Syn Ha

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Oct;96(43):e8266.

 

The aim of this study was to investigate the association between urinary incontinence (UI) and peptic ulcer (PU) and how this is related to psychological stress in Korean women by analyzing the data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey IV (KNHANES).A nationally ...

Last Updated: 25 Oct 2017

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Surgical management of female pelvic organ prolapse with and without urinary incontinence: A single center experience.
 

Author(s): Luigi Cormio, Vito Mancini, Giuseppe Liuzzi, Nicola d'Altilia, Giuseppe Carrieri

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(39):e7914.

 

The study reports a single center experience with surgical management of female pelvic organ prolapse (POP) with and without urinary incontinence.Between January 2006 and July 2016, 93 consecutive patients with anterior and/or apical symptomatic POP underwent abdominal sacrocolpopexy ...

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2017

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Brown tumours of the spine presenting with acute urine incontinence.
 

Author(s): Wei-Yu Chou, Yan-Rong Li

Journal: CMAJ. 2017 09;189(35):E1116.

 

Last Updated: 6 Sep 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Incontinence" returned 258 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pelvic floor muscle training protocol for stress urinary incontinence in women: A systematic review.
 

Author(s): Marlene Oliveira, Margarida Ferreira, Maria João Azevedo, João Firmino-Machado, Paula Clara Santos

Journal: Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2017 Jul;63(7):642-650.

 

Strengthening exercises for pelvic floor muscles (SEPFM) are considered the first approach in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Nevertheless, there is no evidence about training parameters.

Last Updated: 4 Oct 2017

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Surgical treatment for urinary incontinence after prostatectomy: A meta-analysis and systematic review.
 

Author(s): Yu-Chi Chen, Pin-Hsuan Lin, Yann-Yuh Jou, Victor Chia-Hsiang Lin

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This meta-analysis was designed to assess the efficacy of the male sling and artificial urinary sphincter on treating post-prostatectomy incontinence by evaluating daily pad use, cure rate, frequency of improvement in incontinence, and quality of life.

Last Updated: 3 May 2017

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Can incontinence be cured? A systematic review of cure rates.
 

Author(s): Rob Riemsma, Suzanne Hagen, Ruth Kirschner-Hermanns, Christine Norton, Helle Wijk, Karl-Erik Andersson, Christopher Chapple, Julian Spinks, Adrian Wagg, Edward Hutt, Kate Misso, Sohan Deshpande, Jos Kleijnen, Ian Milsom

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Incontinence constitutes a major health problem affecting millions of people worldwide. The present study aims to assess cure rates from treating urinary (UI) or fecal incontinence (FI) and the number of people who may remain dependent on containment strategies.

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2017

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Pelvital Stress Urinary Incontinence Training Device: P-SUIT
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Incontinence

 

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017

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Bulking Agent Versus Electrostimulation Therapy in Anal Incontinence
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Fecal Incontinence

 

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2017

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Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation for Patients With Fecal Incontinence
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Fecal Incontinence

 

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2017

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