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Geriatric urology -- incontinence in the elderly
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PMID:  16276470     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Urinary incontinence is a major problem in elderly patients. Severe underreporting of symptoms in combination with a reluctance of health professionals to ask about continence problems lead to a relevant illness burden. Individual psychological distress and reduction in self-perceived quality of life ending in social isolation cause significant subsequent morbidity. Therefore active case finding for continence-problems is an important obligation for health care providers, since effective pharmacological, non-pharmacological and surgical treatment-options are available. A combination of different therapeutic modalities often leads to an appreciable improvement of the symptoms, and sometimes a cure even in old patients. Therapeutic options and prognosis of different treatment approaches should be discussed in an unbiased manner with patients.
C Friedrich; L Pientka; J Pannek
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; English Abstract; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aktuelle Urologie     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0001-7868     ISO Abbreviation:  Aktuelle Urol     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-08     Completed Date:  2006-01-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421406     Medline TA:  Aktuelle Urol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  ger     Pagination:  495-502     Citation Subset:  IM    
Klinik für Altersmedizin und Frührehabilitation, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Marienhospital Herne, Herne.
Vernacular Title:
Geriatrische Urologie -- Inkontinenz im Alter.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Clinical Trials as Topic
Combined Modality Therapy
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Estrogens / therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Physical Therapy Modalities
Prospective Studies
Quality of Life*
Retrospective Studies
Sex Factors
Social Isolation
Treatment Outcome
Urinary Incontinence* / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  epidemiology,  psychology,  surgery,  therapy
Urinary Incontinence, Stress / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  epidemiology,  etiology,  psychology,  surgery
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