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Minerva Ginecologica 2020 Aug 03

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4784.20.04635-3

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

Urinary incontinence in women: state of 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, Policlinico “Umberto I”, University “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy; 2 University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy


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BACKGROUND: 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.
METHODS: 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.
RESULTS: 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; Medical treatment; Quality of life

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