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Urinary incontinence in girls.
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PMID:  12476529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Girls with incontinence may have minor irritative conditions or undiagnosed anatomic abnormalities that may require surgery. These abnormalities can be identified during a comprehensive history and physical examination that focuses on voiding signs and symptoms. Urinary tract infection and constipation if present should be identified. Most girls with daytime wetting will respond to conservative therapy using timed voiding, dietary changes, and anticholinergic medication. Uroflowmetry with a postvoid residual urine measurement can identify girls who may benefit from biofeedback to treat pelvic floor dysfunction. Formal urodynamics and spinal magnetic resonance imaging should be done in girls refractory to treatment. Instruments and tools to quantify dysfunctional voiding symptoms are being developed. Because most dysfunctional voiding will be treated clinically, these validated tools will be useful in documenting severity of symptoms and clinical outcomes.
Jennifer M Abidari; Linda M D Shortliffe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Urologic clinics of North America     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0094-0143     ISO Abbreviation:  Urol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-12     Completed Date:  2002-12-31     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0423221     Medline TA:  Urol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  661-75, x     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Urology, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University, 300 Pasteur Ave, S-287, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child, Preschool
Urinary Incontinence / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  physiopathology

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