Urinary Incontinence

Bladder Health Month: An Interview With Brian Stork, MD

Bladder Health Month: An Interview With Brian Stork, MD

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The goal of bladder health month is to encourage individuals to engage in dialogue with their healthcare providers about their symptoms and to empower them to actively participate in their care.

Urinary Incontinence Common in Women Over 50 Years

Urinary Incontinence Common in Women Over 50 Years

Poll finds that few women report talking to their physician about urinary leakage.

Outcomes Studied for Surgical Tx of Stress Urinary Incontinence

Outcomes Studied for Surgical Tx of Stress Urinary Incontinence

3 percent of midurethral mesh slings for stress urinary incontinence removed by 9 years

High-Risk Anticholinergics Prescribed to 6% of Elderly

High-Risk Anticholinergics Prescribed to 6% of Elderly

Correlates of receiving prescription include female sex, specific physician specialty, geographic region

Most Transient SUI After HoLEP Resolves Within 6 Weeks

Most Transient SUI After HoLEP Resolves Within 6 Weeks

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Of patients who had transient stress urinary incontinence after holmium laser enucleation of the prostate, 88.6% experienced resolution of the incontinence within 6 weeks after the procedure.

Transvaginal Sling Procedures for SUI in Decline Following Warnings

Transvaginal Sling Procedures for SUI in Decline Following Warnings

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Canadian study documents a fall in the annual rate of transvaginal sling procedures for female stress incontinence after 2009.

Annual Urinary Incontinence Screening for Women Recommended

Annual Urinary Incontinence Screening for Women Recommended

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Clinicians should assess whether women experience urinary incontinence and whether it affects their health, function, and quality of life.

Nearly 1 in 2 Women Aged 45+ Report Urinary Incontinence

Nearly 1 in 2 Women Aged 45+ Report Urinary Incontinence

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Among women who reported urinary incontinence in a baseline survey, 13.1% reported urinary leakage 4 or more times per week.

Yoga Can Reduce Urinary Incontinence in Older Women

Yoga Can Reduce Urinary Incontinence in Older Women

Greater decrease in total UI frequency with yoga intervention versus time-and-attention control group.

Incontinence, Impotence Risk After RP Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

Incontinence, Impotence Risk After RP Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

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At 1 year post-op, patients with MetS prior to prostate surgery had a significantly lower continence rate than those without MetS (75.4% vs 82.6%).

Urinary Incontinence Highly Prevalent Among Men Seeking LUTS Care

Urinary Incontinence Highly Prevalent Among Men Seeking LUTS Care

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In a study, researchers found that 51% of men seeking care at tertiary referral urology clinics reported some form of urinary leakage.

Lasting Outcome Similar for ULS, SSLF for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Lasting Outcome Similar for ULS, SSLF for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

No significant differences between peri-op behavioral muscle training and usual care at 5 years

Nocturia in Men Linked to Metabolic Syndrome, Smoking

Nocturia in Men Linked to Metabolic Syndrome, Smoking

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Metabolic syndrome and smoking are associated with 2.5- and 1.7-fold increased odds of moderate or severe nocturia in men with BPH/LUTS.

 Sleep Disorders in Men Associated With Nocturia

Sleep Disorders in Men Associated With Nocturia

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In a study, men with sleep disorders were 23% and 27% more likely to report nocturia and daytime LUTS than men without sleep disorders.

Urgency Urinary Incontinence Linked to Previous Stroke

Urgency Urinary Incontinence Linked to Previous Stroke

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Individuals who had a stroke or transient ischemic attack at age 60 to 64 had a 2-fold higher risk of UUI at age 68 years, a British study found.

Urinary Incontinence Common Before, During Pregnancy

Urinary Incontinence Common Before, During Pregnancy

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An Irish study found that 34.8% and 38.7% of nulliparous women experienced urine leakage before and during pregnancy, respectively.

Antimuscarinics for Urge Incontinence Improve Sleep

Antimuscarinics for Urge Incontinence Improve Sleep

Improved urinary symptoms with antimuscarinic tx tied to better overall sleep quality, duration.

Acupuncture Effective for Stress Incontinence

Acupuncture Effective for Stress Incontinence

Researchers saw a benefit in acupuncture for urinary incontinence, but did not see an impact for women with PCOS related infertiltiy.

SUI, POP Reoperation Low at 5 Years

SUI, POP Reoperation Low at 5 Years

The cumulative incidence was lower if the initial surgery was SUI only and higher if an initial POP procedure was performed, whether POP only or SUI+POP.

Low Testosterone Increases Women's Urinary Incontinence Risk

Low Testosterone Increases Women's Urinary Incontinence Risk

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Lowest quartile of serum testosterone is associated with 48% and 65% increased odds of stress and mixed urinary incontinence, respectively.

New-Onset Urinary Incontinence Common After HoLEP for BPH

New-Onset Urinary Incontinence Common After HoLEP for BPH

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Researchers identified a predictor of new-onset UI after HoLEP that may aid urologists in clinical practice.

Behavioral Therapy, Exercise Improves Urinary Incontinence

Behavioral Therapy, Exercise Improves Urinary Incontinence

Treatment group participants improved toileting skills with 150 minutes of walking per week and twice weekly strength training classes.

Prolapse Surgery Patients Can Safely Resume Activity

Prolapse Surgery Patients Can Safely Resume Activity

Satisfaction was equally high 3 months after prolapse surgery in women who were instructed to liberally resume activities compared with those instructed to restrict postoperative activities.

Reoperation Risk Highest After POP Repair With Vaginal Mesh and Sling

Reoperation Risk Highest After POP Repair With Vaginal Mesh and Sling

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Erosions occurred in 2.7% of patients compared with 1.6% of patients who underwent SUI sling implantation alone.

Less Urgency, Incontinence After Anterior Urethroplasty

Less Urgency, Incontinence After Anterior Urethroplasty

Overall, 37 and 74% of the men reported improvement in urgency and urge incontinence, respectively.

Botulinum vs Sacral Neuromodulation for Urinary Incontinence

Botulinum vs Sacral Neuromodulation for Urinary Incontinence

Compared with sacral neuromodulation, onabotulinumtoxinA resulted in a small improvement.

Tension-Free Vaginal Tape-Obturator Effective Long-Term

Tension-Free Vaginal Tape-Obturator Effective Long-Term

After 10 years, objective and subjective cure rates were 69 and 64%, respectively.

Trans-Obturator Tape Less Costly for Stress Urinary Incontinence

Trans-Obturator Tape Less Costly for Stress Urinary Incontinence

Randomized trial shows cost-effectiveness of trans-obturator versus tension-free vaginal tape.

OnabotulinumtoxinA Provides Lasting Benefit in Overactive Bladder

OnabotulinumtoxinA Provides Lasting Benefit in Overactive Bladder

Consistent mean reductions in urinary incontinence; durable improvements in quality of life.

Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk of Urinary Incontinence

Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk of Urinary Incontinence

Incidence of UI among men with OSA was 2.3%.

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