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 1110 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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A transobturator adjustable system for male incontinence: 30-month follow-up of a multicenter study.
 

Author(s): Salomon Victor Romano, Wilhelm Huebner, Flavio Trigo Rocha, Fernando Pires Vaz, Valter Muller, Fabio Nakamura

Journal: Int Braz J Urol. ;40(6):781-9.

 

To report long-term results of the Argus T adjustable system for treatment of post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence (PPI).

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2015

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Validation survey of the impact of urinary incontinence (IIQ-7) and inventory of distress urogenital (UDI-6) - the short scales - in patients with multiple sclerosis.
 

Author(s): Lívia Palma Stievano, Guilherme Sciascia de Olival, Raquel Ataíde Peres da Silva, Vania Balardin Toller, Eduardo Gregorin Carabetta, Eliana Tomomi Shimabukuro da Cunha, Raphael de Jesus Moreira, Marina Eloi, Charles Peter Tilbery

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2015 Jan;73(1):46-51.

 

Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Impact Questionnaire of Urinary Incontinence (IIQ-7) and Urogenital Distress Inventory (UDI-6) - short scale - in the Brazilian population with multiple sclerosis. The IIQ-7 and UDI-6 were translated into Portuguese, called IIQ-7-BR ...

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2015

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Incontinence" returned 169 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Urinary incontinence in women.
 

Author(s): Lauren N Wood, Jennifer T Anger

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Urinary incontinence affects women of all ages. History, physical examination, and certain tests can guide specialists in diagnosing stress urinary incontinence, urgency urinary incontinence, and mixed urinary incontinence. First line management includes lifestyle and behavior modification, ...

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2014

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Current and emerging treatment options for fecal incontinence.
 

Author(s): Satish S C Rao

Journal: J. Clin. Gastroenterol.. 2014 Oct;48(9):752-64.

 

Fecal incontinence (FI) is a multifactorial disorder that imposes considerable social and economic burdens. The aim of this article is to provide an overview of current and emerging treatment options for FI. A MEDLINE search was conducted for English-language articles related to FI ...

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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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