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Prevalence and outcome of surgery for female incontinence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2929058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 4.7 percent surgery rate to correct urine loss conditions was found by a large scale survey of sixty-year and older non-institutionalized women in a Michigan county. The initial postoperative results reported by the respondents were 74 percent complete continence and 23 percent partial relief. The long-term self-reported outcomes (two years or more post-surgery) were an absolute continence rate of 39 percent and 17 percent with mild incontinence (the median time since surgery was 12 years), whereas the short term (4-23 months, mean 7.1 months) absolute continence rate was 71 percent. The characteristics of the incontinence respondent who had previous surgery showed 70 percent having mixed stress-urge type of incontinence and 66 percent losing urine almost weekly or daily. Bladder emptying symptoms were reported by 30.4 percent of the continent previously-operated respondents compared with 13.0 percent of the incontinent previously-operated respondents. All continent respondents and 84 percent of the incontinent respondents believed that physicians can help people with a urine loss condition.
A C Diokno; M B Brown; B M Brock; A R Herzog; D P Normolle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0090-4295     ISO Abbreviation:  Urology     Publication Date:  1989 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-05-11     Completed Date:  1989-05-11     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0366151     Medline TA:  Urology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  285-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery-Urology, Medical School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Severity of Illness Index
Time Factors
Urinary Incontinence, Stress* / epidemiology,  psychology,  surgery
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