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 1535 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mini Sling (Ophira) versus Pubovaginal Sling for Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Medium-term Follow-up.
 

Author(s): Farzaneh Sharifiaghdas, Mahmoodreza Nasiri, Mahboubeh Mirzaei, Behzad Narouie

Journal: Prague Med Rep. 2015 ;116(3):210-8.

 

To compare two different procedures, mid-urethral mini sling (Ophira) and autologous rectus fascia sling, according to their medium-term subjective and objective outcome and satisfaction rates in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women. One hundred women with the main ...

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2015

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Effects of Sacral Neuromodulation on Urinary and Fecal Incontinence.
 

Author(s): Ada Rosen, Lee Taragano, Alexander Condrea, Ami Sidi, Yshai Ron, Shimon Ginath

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2015 Jun;17(6):351-5.

 

Fecal incontinence is defined as involuntary passage of stool through the anus. It may vary from soiling to complete evacuation. This involuntary loss of feces, flatus or urge incontinence adversely affects quality of life. Urinary urge incontinence is characterized by symptoms of ...

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2015

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Using the Vibrance Kegel Device With Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise for Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study.
 

Author(s): Teng Aik Ong, Su Yen Khong, Keng Lim Ng, Jesse Ron Swire Ting, Norlia Kamal, Wei Sien Yeoh, Ning Yi Yap, Azad Hassan Razack

Journal: Urology. 2015 Sep;86(3):487-91.

 

To evaluate the effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle exercises (PFMEs) performed with the new biofeedback Vibrance Kegel Device (VKD), compared to PFMEs alone, in treating stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

Last Updated: 14 Sep 2015

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Incontinence" returned 228 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Comparison between the retropubic and transobturator approaches in the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence: a systematic review and meta-analysis of effectiveness and complications.
 

Author(s): Xincheng Sun, Qingsong Yang, Feng Sun, Qinglu Shi

Journal: Int Braz J Urol. ;41(2):220-9.

 

This study aimed to compare the effectiveness and complications between the retropubic and transobturator approaches for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) by conducting a systematic review.

Last Updated: 26 May 2015

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Impact of fecal incontinence and its treatment on quality of life in women.
 

Author(s): Isuzu Meyer, Holly E Richter

Journal: Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2015 Mar;11(2):225-38.

 

Fecal incontinence (FI) is a physically and psychosocially debilitating disorder which negatively impacts quality of life (QOL). It bears a significant burden not only on patients but also on their families, caretakers as well as society as a whole. Even though it is considered a ...

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2015

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Prospective regenerative medicine therapies for obstetric trauma-induced fecal incontinence.
 

Author(s): Nina Parmar, Lalit Kumar, Anton Emmanuel, Richard M Day

Journal: Regen Med. 2014 ;9(6):831-40.

 

Fecal incontinence is a major public health issue that has yet to be adequately addressed. Obstetric trauma and injury to the anal sphincter muscles are the most common cause of fecal incontinence. New therapies are emerging aimed at repair or regeneration of sphincter muscle and ...

Last Updated: 29 Nov 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Sacral Neuromodulation in Dual Incontinence: Ultrasound and Afferent Nerve Sensation Assessment
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dual Incontinence; Fecal Incontinence; Urinary Incontinence; Sacral Neuromodulation

 

Last Updated: 7 Aug 2015

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Pharmacological vs Surgical Treatment for Mixed Incontinence
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Mixed Urinary Incontinence; Urinary Incontinence, Stress; Urinary Incontinence, Urge

 

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2007

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Medical and Economic Evaluation of a Magnetic Anal Sphincter for Patients With Severe Anal Incontinence
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Fecal Incontinence.; Anal Incontinence.

 

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2013

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