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 1724 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Female Functional Constipation Is Associated with Overactive Bladder Symptoms and Urinary Incontinence.
 

Author(s): Takahiro Maeda, Masuomi Tomita, Atsushi Nakazawa, Gen Sakai, Shinsuke Funakoshi, Akari Komatsuda, Yujiro Ito, Hirohiko Nagata, Nobuhiro Tsukada, So Nakamura

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2017 ;2017():2138073.

 

This noninterventional cross-sectional study aims to assess the association between functional constipation (FC) and urinary symptoms in female patients with no treatment for urination and defecation. The Rome III criteria for evaluation of defecation, Overactive Bladder Symptom Score ...

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2017

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Use of Sacral Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Overlapping Constipation and Fecal Incontinence.
 

Author(s): Gouri Sreepati, Toyia James-Stevenson

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BACKGROUND Fecal incontinence and constipation are common gastrointestinal complaints, but rarely occur concurrently. Management of these seemingly paradoxical processes is challenging, as treatment of one symptom may exacerbate the other. CASE REPORT A 51-year-old female with lifelong ...

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2017

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Considering benefits and harms of duloxetine for treatment of stress urinary incontinence: a meta-analysis of clinical study reports.
 

Author(s): Emma Maund, Louise Schow Guski, Peter C Gøtzsche

Journal: CMAJ. 2017 Feb;189(5):E194-E203.

 

The European Medicines Agency makes clinical study reports publicly available and publishes reasons for not approving applications for marketing authorization. Duloxetine has been approved in Europe for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women. The reported adverse effects ...

Last Updated: 1 Mar 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 248 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The artificial urinary sphincter and male sling for postprostatectomy incontinence: Which patient should get which procedure?
 

Author(s): Craig V Comiter, Amy D Dobberfuhl

Journal: Investig Clin Urol. 2016 Jan;57(1):3-13.

 

Surgery is the most efficacious treatment for postprostatectomy incontinence. The ideal surgical approach depends on a variety of patient factors including history of prior incontinence surgery or radiation treatment, bladder contractility, severity of leakage, and patient expectations. ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2016

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The efficacy and safety of urethral injection therapy for urinary incontinence in women: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Priscila Katsumi Matsuoka, Rafael Fagionato Locali, Aparecida Maria Pacetta, Edmund Chada Baracat, Jorge Milhem Haddad

Journal: Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2016 Feb;71(2):94-100.

 

To evaluate the efficacy and safety of different bulking agents for treating urinary incontinence in women, a systematic review including only randomized controlled trials was performed. The subjects were women with urinary incontinence. The primary outcomes were clinical and urodynamic ...

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2016

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Artificial Muscle Devices: Innovations and Prospects for Fecal Incontinence Treatment.
 

Author(s): Elisa Fattorini, Tobia Brusa, Christian Gingert, Simone E Hieber, Vanessa Leung, Bekim Osmani, Marco D Dominietto, Philippe Büchler, Franc Hetzer, Bert Müller

Journal: Ann Biomed Eng. 2016 May;44(5):1355-69.

 

Fecal incontinence describes the involuntary loss of bowel content, which is responsible for stigmatization and social exclusion. It affects about 45% of retirement home residents and overall more than 12% of the adult population. Severe fecal incontinence can be treated by the implantation ...

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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: 10 Mar 2016

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