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 1673 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Nursing diagnoses of urinary incontinence in patients with stroke].
 

Author(s): Telma Alteniza Leandro, Thelma Leite de Araujo, Tahissa Frota Cavalcante, Marcos Venícios de Oliveira Lopes, Tyane Mayara Ferreira de Oliveira, Ana Cecília Menezes Lopes

Journal: Rev Esc Enferm USP. 2015 Dec;49(6):924-32.

 

Identifying the prevalence of Stress urinary incontinence (SUI), Urge urinary incontinence (UUI), Functional urinary incontinence (FUI), Overflow urinary incontinence (OUI) and Reflex urinary incontinence (RUI) nursing diagnoses and their defining characteristics in stroke patients.

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2016

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Treating Fecal Incontinence: An Unmet Need in Primary Care Medicine.
 

Author(s): William E Whitehead, Olafur S Palsson, Magnus Simren

Journal: N C Med J. ;77(3):211-5.

 

Fecal incontinence affects up to 36% of primary care patients. Although effective treatments are available, doctors rarely screen for this condition and patients seldom volunteer complaints of fecal incontinence. Conservative management yields 60% improvement in symptoms and continence ...

Last Updated: 7 May 2016

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Developing Repair Materials for Stress Urinary Incontinence to Withstand Dynamic Distension.
 

Author(s): Christopher J Hillary, Sabiniano Roman, Anthony J Bullock, Nicola H Green, Christopher R Chapple, Sheila MacNeil

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Polypropylene mesh used as a mid-urethral sling is associated with severe clinical complications in a significant minority of patients. Current in vitro mechanical testing shows that polypropylene responds inadequately to mechanical distension and is also poor at supporting cell proliferation.

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2016

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

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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Outcomes of Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence in the Older Woman.
 

Author(s): David R Ellington, Elisabeth A Erekson, Holly E Richter

Journal: Clin. Geriatr. Med.. 2015 Nov;31(4):487-505.

 

As population demographics continue to evolve, specifics on age-related outcomes of stress urinary incontinence interventions will be critical to patient counseling and management planning. Understanding medical factors unique to older women and their lower urinary tract conditions ...

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2015

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Reducing and managing faecal incontinence in people with advanced dementia who are resident in care homes: protocol for a realist synthesis.
 

Author(s): Claire Goodman, Jo Rycroft Malone, Christine Norton, Danielle Harari, Rowan Harwood, Brenda Roe, Bridget Russell, Mandy Fader, Marina Buswell, Vari M Drennan, Frances Bunn

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Faecal incontinence (FI) is the involuntary loss of liquid or solid stool that is a social or hygienic problem. The prevalence of FI in residents of care homes is high, but it is not an inevitable consequence of old age or dementia. There is good evidence on risk factors, but few ...

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2015

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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: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Incontinence

 

Last Updated: 8 Nov 2016

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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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Effect and Tolerance of Botulinum A Toxin Rectal Injections on Fecal Incontinence
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Fecal Incontinence

 

Last Updated: 10 May 2016

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