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Urinary incontinence. Screening and treatment of urinary dysfunction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11641859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Most of the 13 million Americans who have urinary incontinence are adults, and a significant number are never treated. Undertreatment is due in part to reluctance by patients and physicians to discuss an uncomfortable topic. Unmanaged incontinence restricts normal daily activity and fundamental human interactions. Intervention is important not only to control symptoms, prevent infection, and impede incontinence progression, but also to restore quality of life. In most cases, the physical exam and patient history provide the necessary information for diagnosis. Behavioral treatments are easy to implement and inexpensive, although patient nonadherence can undermine effectiveness.
J M Vapnek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Geriatrics     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0016-867X     ISO Abbreviation:  Geriatrics     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-10-19     Completed Date:  2001-11-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985102R     Medline TA:  Geriatrics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-9; quiz 32     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aging / physiology*
Behavior Therapy
Cholinergic Antagonists / therapeutic use
Exercise Therapy
Physical Examination
Urinary Incontinence* / classification,  diagnosis,  drug therapy,  psychology,  therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cholinergic Antagonists

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