Diagnosis & Disease Information

Age Affects SUI Surgery Outcomes

PARIS—Older women undergoing surgery for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) fare as well as younger women with respect to perioperative results, but they experience worse two-year outcomes, researchers reported here during a poster session at the Fourth International Consultation on Incontinence.

Weight Reduction Eases Incontinence

PARIS—Data suggest that losing even a modest amount of weight using a simple behavioral intervention is an effective, short-term treatment for urinary incontinence (UI) in overweight or obese women.

Elevated BMI Raises UI Risk

Women who avoid high BMI and waist circumference may have a lower risk for having urinary incontinence (UI), researchers reported in Obesity (2008;16:881-886).

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