Treatment options for male stress urinary incontinence Journal Article

Author: Sandhu, J. S.
Article Title: Treatment options for male stress urinary incontinence
Abstract: The diagnosis and management of male stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is complex. Various etiologies exist, with radical prostatectomy being the most common cause in men seeking treatment. SUI in this setting is often temporary and resolves within the first postoperative year. Therefore, it is important to understand the natural history of male SUI before initiating treatment. Generally, the initial management of SUI that persists after 12 months consists of conservative measures, such as pelvic floor muscle exercises. Several treatments are available for men whose continence does not improve after pelvic floor muscle exercises. In order of increasing complexity they are urethral bulking agents, male slings, and the artificial urinary sphincter (AUS). With over 30 years of published data suggesting excellent long-term outcomes, the AUS is considered the gold standard treatment of male SUI. Male slings have recently demonstrated efficacy for selected patients and are likely to be used more often in the future as experience with these devices grows. © 2010 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.
Keywords: treatment outcome; treatment response; disease course; review; postoperative period; patient selection; gold standard; animals; quality of life; stem cell transplantation; prostate cancer; conservative treatment; urine incontinence; prostatectomy; collagen; postoperative infection; feedback system; urine retention; exercise therapy; glutaraldehyde; balloon occlusion; behavior modification; bladder sphincter prosthesis; pelvic floor muscle training; stress incontinence; suburethral sling; biofeedback, psychology; urinary incontinence, stress; urinary sphincter, artificial
Journal Title: Nature Reviews Urology
Volume: 7
Issue: 4
ISSN: 1759-4812
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group  
Date Published: 2010-04-01
Start Page: 222
End Page: 228
Language: English
DOI: 10.1038/nrurol.2010.26
PUBMED: 20383187
PROVIDER: scopus
Notes: --- - "Cited By (since 1996): 2" - "Export Date: 20 April 2011" - "Source: Scopus"
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  1. Jaspreet Sandhu
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