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 1924 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Association between parity and the risk for urinary incontinence in women: A meta-analysis of case-control and cohort studies.
 

Author(s): Hai-Hong Zhou, Bo Shu, Tong-Zu Liu, Xing-Huan Wang, Zhong-Hua Yang, Yong-Lian Guo

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(28):e11443.

 

Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common complaint for adult female. Cross-sectional studies suggested parity may link with UI, but the association between them was not well-established. We conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the association between parity and UI.Medline and Embase ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A retrospective study of neuromuscular electrical stimulation for treating women with post-stroke incontinence.
 

Author(s): Shu-Xia Shen, Yun Liu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(26):e11264.

 

This retrospective study evaluated the effect of using neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) for the treatment of post-stroke urinary incontinence (PSUI) among female population in China.A total of 163 eligible patients with PSUI were included in this study. Of these, 103 patients ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Evaluation of quality of sleep in women with stress urinary incontinence before and after surgical correction.
 

Author(s): Josyandra Paula de Freitas, Mariana Pereira Inácio Silvestri, César Eduardo Fernandes, Emerson de Oliveira

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To evaluate the quality of sleep in women with urinary incontinence before and after sling surgery.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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

A systematic review and meta-analysis of single-incision mini-slings (MiniArc) versus transobturator mid-urethral slings in surgical management of female stress urinary incontinence.
 

Author(s): Binbin Jiao, Shicong Lai, Xin Xu, Meng Zhang, Tongxiang Diao, Guan Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Apr;97(14):e0283.

 

To assess the current evidence of effectiveness and safety of single-incision mini-slings (MiniArc) versus transobturator midurethral slings in the management of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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What do Cochrane systematic reviews say about non-surgical interventions for urinary incontinence in women?
 

Author(s): Anderson Adriano Leal Freitas da Costa, Igor Martins Vasconcellos, Rafael Leite Pacheco, Zsuzsanna Ilona Katalin de Jármy Di Bella, Rachel Riera

Journal: Sao Paulo Med J. ;136(1):73-83.

 

Urinary incontinence is a highly prevalent condition that impacts self-esteem and overall quality of life. Many non-surgical treatment options are available, ranging from pharmacological approaches to pelvic exercises. We aimed to summarize the available evidence regarding these non-surgical ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Electroacupuncture for women with stress urinary incontinence: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Weixin Huang, Xiaohui Li, Yuanping Wang, Xia Yan, Siping Wu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(49):e9110.

 

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a widespread complaint in the adult women. Electroacupuncture has been widely applied in the treatment of SUI. But its efficacy has not been evaluated scientifically and systematically. Therefore, we provide a protocol of systematic evaluation ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 30 Apr 2018

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Bulking Agent Versus Electrostimulation Therapy in Anal Incontinence
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Fecal Incontinence

 

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2018

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Chinese Herbal Therapy Combined With Acupuncture for Female Mixed Urinary Incontinence
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Urinary Incontinence

 

Last Updated: 27 Mar 2018

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