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Urinary incontinence. No need to be wet and upset.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11270307     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over 17 million people in the United States suffer from urinary incontinence. UI limits functional and social activities and is a common cause of anxiety, social withdrawal, and depression. Primary care providers should take a proactive approach in searching for the presence of, and then investigating the reasons for, incontinence. Usually the diagnosis is apparent from the data obtained from a good history, physical examination, measurement of post-voiding residual urine, and urinalysis. A voiding diary can quantify the magnitude of the problem and response to treatment. Conservative treatment options include behavioral techniques such as timed or prompted voiding, changes in diet, pelvic floor exercises, and medications. If these measures fail, referral to a urological surgeon is appropriate so that further diagnostic studies can be offered as well as minimally invasive procedures or surgery.
J M Khoury
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  North Carolina medical journal     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0029-2559     ISO Abbreviation:  N C Med J     Publication Date:    2001 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-28     Completed Date:  2001-05-03     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984805R     Medline TA:  N C Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  74-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Continence and Pelvic Surgery, 4201 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh 27607, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior Therapy
Middle Aged
Physical Examination
Self Care
United States
Urinary Catheterization
Urinary Incontinence* / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy

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