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 2013

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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: 3 Oct 2013

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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 2013

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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: 3 Oct 2013

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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 1039 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effect of electroacupuncture versus pelvic floor muscle training plus solifenacin for moderate and severe mixed urinary incontinence in women: a study protocol.
 

Author(s): Baoyan Liu, Yang Wang, Huanfang Xu, Yuelai Chen, Jiani Wu, Qian Mo, Zhishun Liu

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In women with mixed urinary incontinence, pelvic floor muscle training and solifenacin is the recommended conservative treatment, while electroacupuncture is a safe, economical and effective option.

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2014

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Urinary incontinence: its assessment and relationship to depression among community-dwelling multiethnic older women.
 

Author(s): Luciana Laganà, David William Bloom, Andrew Ainsworth

Journal: ScientificWorldJournal. 2014 ;2014():708564.

 

Urinary Incontinence (UI) affects many older adults. Some of its deleterious consequences include stress, major depression, diminished quality of life, sexual dysfunction, and familial discord. Of the various mental health problems identified in the literature as being comorbid with ...

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2014

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Incidence and risk factors of postpartum anal incontinence: a prospective study of 503 cases.
 

Author(s): Monia Malek-mellouli, Soulé Assen, Fethi Ben Amara, Hamdi Gada, Kacem Masmoudi, Hédi Reziga

Journal: Tunis Med. 2014 Feb;92(2):159-63.

 

Background: Anal incontinence is a devastating functional postpartum complication. it can cause deep deterioration in the quality of life.

Last Updated: 18 Jun 2014

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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 166 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Predicting the outcome of mid-urethral tape surgery for stress urinary incontinence using preoperative urodynamics - a systematic review.
 

Author(s): G Iancu, Gh Peltecu

Journal: Chirurgia (Bucur). ;109(3):359-68.

 

Urodynamics are currently widely used in most of urogynecology services, mainly as a diagnostic tool routinely preoperatively or for complicated cases. The urodynamic parameters, mainly Valsalva leak point pressure (VLPP) and maximum urethral closure pressure (MUCP), are increasingly ...

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2014

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Urinary incontinence in the young woman: treatment plans and options available.
 

Author(s): Dudley Robinson, Linda Cardozowan

Journal: Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2014 Mar;10(2):201-17.

 

Urinary incontinence is a common and distressing condition, which, although not life-threatening, is known to have a significant effect on quality of life. The incidence of urinary incontinence increases with age and while stress urinary incontinence is more common in younger women, ...

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2014

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Economic burden of urgency urinary incontinence in the United States: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Karin S Coyne, Alan Wein, Sean Nicholson, Marion Kvasz, Chieh-I Chen, Ian Milsom

Journal: J Manag Care Pharm. 2014 Feb;20(2):130-40.

 

The International Continence Society (ICS) identifies several urinary incontinence (UI) subtypes: urgency urinary incontinence (UUI), stress UI (SUI), and mixed UI (MUI). UUI is a common symptom of overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome. Based on the current ICS definition of OAB, all ...

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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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Treatment of Fecal Incontinence by Injection of Autologous Muscle Fibers Into the Anal Sphincter
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Fecal Incontinence; Anal Incontinence

 

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2013

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