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Incontinence (also known as Urinary Incontinence and Stress Incontinence)
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Information on Bladder Control for Women from the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse.
Did you know urine leakage is a common problem for women of all ages? But urine leakage doesn’t have to be an unavoidable part of a woman’s life. Bladder control problems can be treated. Read more at the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information.

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Information on Bladder Control for Men from the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
Did you know many men develop bladder control problems as they get older? But urine leakage, frequent urination, or the urgent need to urinate don’t have to be unavoidable parts of aging. Bladder control problems can be treated. Read more at the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

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Information on urinary incontinence from MayoClinic.com
Read about urinary incontinence at MayoClinic.com.

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Stress Incontinence: Essentials at Consumer Reports
What is it? What are the symptoms? How is it diagnosed? How common is it? What will happen? Questions to ask. Key points about treatments at Consumer Reports.

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Fact Sheets, Tutorials, Interactive Tools, and other Interesting Information
Slide Presentation: Urinary Incontinence in Women
View a slide presentation on urinary incontinence in women presented by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

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Slide Presentation: Female Urinary Incontinence & Uterine Prolapse
View a slide presentation on female urinary incontinence and uterine prolapse presented by Daryl Greeborn, MD

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Slide Presentation: Bladder Incontinence in Spinal Injuries
View a slide presentation on bladder incontinence in spinal injuries presented by authorSTREAM.

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Videos and Podcasts
Video Video: Bladder function – neurological control
View a video illustrating neurological control of the bladder presented by UCLA Health System

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Video Video: Urinary incontinence – Overview
View an overview of urinary incontinence presented by Leslie Rickey, MD

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Podcast Podcast: Oestrogen therapy for urinary incontinence in post-menopausal women
There are many aspects to consider when a woman is deciding whether to take estrogen as she gets older. June Cody from the Cochrane Incontinence Review Group at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland has completed a review of its effect on urinary incontinence and discusses the results in a Cochrane Collaboration podcast.

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Podcast Podcast: Minimally invasive synthetic suburethral sling operations for stress urinary incontinence in women
Joseph Ogah, June Cody and Lynne Rogerson have completed a review of one of the surgical techniques used for urinary incontinence. Jini Hetherington from the Cochrane Collaboration Secretariat summarises their findings in this podcast from the Cochrane Collaboration.

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Clinical Practice Guidelines
Urinary incontinence (UI) in older adults admitted to acute care. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice
Major Recommendations for urinary incontinence in older adults admitted to acute care prepared by the National Guideline Clearinghouse.

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Urinary incontinence in women
Urinary incontinence in womenMajor Recommendations for urinary incontinence in women prepared by the National Guideline Clearinghouse.

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Management of urinary incontinence in primary care. A national clinical guideline
Major Recommendations for the management of urinary incontinence in primary care prepared by the National Guideline Clearinghouse.

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Promoting continence using prompted voiding
Major Recommendations for promoting continence using prompted voiding prepared by the National Guideline Clearinghouse.

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Urogenital health. In: Menopause and osteoporosis update 2009
Major Recommendations for urogenital health in the menopause prepared by the National Guideline Clearinghouse.

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Important Articles from Medical Journals
Fesoterodine for the treatment of urinary incontinence and overactive bladder
Overactive bladder (OAB) is a highly prevalent condition, affecting males and females. The prevalence increases with age. Behavioral therapy and antimuscarinic therapy remain the first-line therapies for management of OAB. Despite improvements in symptoms, persistence with antimuscarinic therapy has remained low. Full text of this abstract is available free through PubMed.

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Cellular Therapy for Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence
A critical mechanism to maintain urinary continence in women and men is the striated muscle sphincter (rhabdosphincter) that forms a ring around the mid urethra. Cellular therapy and the use of stem cells transplanted into the site of the rhabdosphincter in a setting of stress urinary incontinence may augment sphincter regeneration. Full text of this abstract is available free through PubMed.

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Risk Factors for Female Urinary Incontinence among Middle-Aged Korean Women
Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate risk factors for urinary incontinence (UI) in middle-aged (35-64 years) Korean women. Full text of this abstract is available free through PubMed.

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Long-term results of laparoscopic burch colposuspension for stress urinary incontinence in women
We evaluated the long-term efficacy of laparoscopic Burch colposuspension for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women. Full text of this abstract is available free through PubMed.

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Treatment of overactive bladder in women
CONTEXT: Eleven million U.S. women cope with overactive bladder syndrome daily. This report discusses drug therapy, surgeries, and alternative medicines, and their effectiveness as treatments. Full text of this abstract is available free through PubMed.

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Voiding school for children with idiopathic urinary incontinence and/or bladder dysfunction
OBJECTIVE: Individually applied urotherapy is first-line treatment in children with bladder dysfunction. A new concept of treatment for small groups of children was applied and evaluated. Full text of this abstract is available free through PubMed.

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Benign prostatic hyperplasia: symptoms, symptom scores, and outcome measures
The approach to a patient with benign prostatic hyperplasia and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) begins with a detailed history. The goal is to clearly identify the patient's urinary complaints, including frequency of micturition, urgency, urge incontinence, weak stream, the need to push or strain, hesitancy, intermittency, dysuria, and hematuria. Full text of this abstract is available free through PubMed.

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Surgical strategies for women with pelvic organ prolapse and urinary stress incontinence
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: This study aims to compare the result of an incontinence procedure performed at the time of prolapse repair or 3 months later in women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Full text of this abstract is available free through PubMed.

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Factors involved in stress urinary incontinence 1 year after first delivery
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aim of the study was to investigate the risk factors involved in stress urinary incontinence (SUI) 1 year after first delivery. Full text of this abstract is available free through PubMed.

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