oa South African Family Practice - Medifile : Duloxetine in stress urinary incontinence

Volume 48, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... March 2006; 20(2) SA Fam Pract 2006;48(2) 59 Introduction Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is defined as involuntary loss of small volumes of urine due to an increase of intra-abdominal pressure that occurs during certain activities, e.g. coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercising. It is also known as outlet incompetence. 1 Urinary incontinence is more common in women (30% prevalence) than in men (((< 5lt;5lt;5% prevalence).2 However one study showed an overall prevalence of 53.2% in women.3 Stress and urge incontinence are common in post-menopausal women, but SUI accounts for most incontinence in women younger than 60 years.1 Pure SUI occurs mainly ..

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