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REVIEW  UPDATES IN GYNECOLOGICAL MINIMALLY INVASIVE APPROACH AND MEDICAL THERAPY 

Minerva Obstetrics and Gynecology 2021 April;73(2):135-9

DOI: 10.23736/S2724-606X.20.04635-3

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Urinary incontinence in women: state of the art and medical treatment

Marco MONTI 1, Margherita FISCHETTI 1, Giusi SANTANGELO 1 , Valerio GALLI 1, Francesco CLEMENTE 2, Andrea GIANNINI 1, Valentina TIBALDI 1, Anna DI PINTO 1, Francesco PECORINI 1, Giorgia PERNIOLA 1, Violante DI DONATO 1, Pierluigi BENEDETTI PANICI 1

1 Department of Maternal and Child Health and Urological Sciences, Umberto I Polyclinic, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy; 2 Sapienza University, Rome, Italy



INTRODUCTION: Urinary incontinence, the involuntary loss of urine, is a common condition that affects approximately 50% of adult women. This condition increases with age, affecting 10% to 20% of all women and up to 77% of elderly women residing in nursing homes.
EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Systematic data search performed using PubMed/MEDLINE database up to July 20, 2020. Focus was only for English language publications of original studies on urinary incontinence.
EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: Given the basis of published evidence and the consensus of European experts, this study provides an updated overview on clinical applications and surgical procedures of urinary incontinence.
CONCLUSIONS: Urinary incontinence is an underestimated health problem. Patients need an overview of their health condition through a detailed anamnestic collection and physical examination to identify the type of incontinence and offer the best treatment.


KEY WORDS: Urinary incontinence; Treatments; Quality of life

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