Urinary Incontinence

Impact of preoperative pelvic floor muscle training (pretraining) on urinary storage and emptying symptoms in women undergoing sling surgery.

Although pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) is an option for female mixed incontinence (MUI), the role of PFMT prior to midurethral sling (MUS) surgery is not well defined. We hypothesize that preoperative PFMT (pretraining) positively impacts urinary storage and voiding symptoms prior to retropubic MUS.

Population-Level Prevalence, Bother, and Treatment Behavior for Urinary Incontinence in an Eastern European Country: Findings from the LUTS POLAND Study.

Population-level data are lacking for urinary incontinence (UI) in Central and Eastern European countries. Therefore, the objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence, bother, and behavior regarding treatment for UI in a population-representative group of Polish adults aged ≥ 40 years.

Prevalence and Trends in Urinary Incontinence Among Women in the United States 2005-2018 - Beyond the Abstract

Urinary incontinence disproportionately affects women. Urinary incontinence results in significant physical, social, and psychological adverse consequences that impair women’s quality of life and contribute to considerable healthcare costs. At the moment, the contemporary burden of urinary incontinence in US women is unknown. Therefore, we described the prevalence and recent trends in urinary incontinence by its subtypes and explored correlates of urinary incontinence in a population-based sample of US women in the NHANES study.

12-month Durability of a Fully-implanted, Nickel-sized and Shaped Tibial Nerve Stimulator for the Treatment of Overactive Bladder Syndrome with Urgency Urinary Incontinence: A Single-Arm, Prospective Study.

To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the eCoin® - a nickel-sized, primary battery-powered, neuromodulation device for the treatment of urgency urinary incontinence which is implanted in the lower leg in a 20-minute procedure under local anesthesia.

Urinary Incontinence Is Associated With Increased All-Cause Mortality in Older Nursing Home Residents: A Meta-Analysis.

Urinary incontinence is a syndrome common in older adults, but it is not clear whether urinary incontinence is associated with the risk for mortality in elderly nursing home residents.

We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis in PubMed, Cochrane, Embase, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), and Web of Science databases.

IMACTIV: A Pilot Study of the IMpact of Unrestricted ACTIVity Following Urethral Sling Surgery.

To compare continence outcomes and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among women with limited activity restrictions vs. traditional restrictions following mid-urethral sling (MUS) surgery.

Thirty-six women who underwent MUS surgery were randomized: 1) the Restrictions group was given traditional postoperative restrictions for six weeks while 2) the Limited Restrictions group was instructed to resume normal activities other than pelvic rest.

Genome Wide Association Study Identifies Two Novel Loci Associated with Female Stress and Urgency Urinary Incontinence.

Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have not identified replicable genetic risk loci for stress or urgency urinary incontinence.

We carried out a discovery stage case control GWAS in three independent discovery cohorts of European women (n=8,979) for stress incontinence, urgency incontinence, and any incontinence phenotypes.

Urinary incontinence and sedentary behaviour in nursing home residents in Osona, Catalonia: protocol for the OsoNaH project, a multicentre observational study.

Several studies have shown that physical activity (PA) levels and sedentary behaviour (SB) are independent risk factors for many health-related issues. However, there is scarce evidence supporting the relationship between SB and urinary incontinence (UI) in community-dwelling older adults, and no information on any possible association in institutionalised older adults.

Anatomical predictors of long-term urinary incontinence after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy: A systematic review.

There is scarce evidence of anatomical risk factors that might affect long-term post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPI) in patients undergoing robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP). This systematic review aims to identify anatomical measurements in preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that might be associated with increased risk of urinary incontinence (UI) 1 year after RALP.

What a mesh! An Australian experience using national female continence surgery trends over 20 years.

To review the evolution of female continence surgical practice in Australia over the last 20 years and observe whether vaginal mesh controversies impacted these trends.

From January 2000 to December 2019, medicare benefit schedule codes for female continence procedures were identified and extracted for: mesh sling, fascial sling, bulking agent, female urethral prosthesis, colposuspension, and removal of sling.