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The prevalence of female stress urinary incontinence is high, and young adults are also affected, including athletes, especially those involved in “high-impact” sports. To date there have been almost no studies testing pelvic floor muscle (PFM) activity during dynamic functional whole body movements. The aim of this study was the description and reliability(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence based guidelines for the management of frail older persons with urinary incontinence are rare. Those produced by the International Consultation on Incontinence represent an authoritative set of recommendations spanning all aspects of management. AIMS To update the recommendations of the 4th ICI. MATERIALS AND METHODS A series of(More)
AIMS We explored re-interventions and short and long term adverse events associated with procedures for male incontinence among Medicare beneficiaries. METHODS All inpatient and outpatient claims for a simple random sample of Medicare beneficiaries for 2000-2011 were queried to identify patients of interest. All male patients with an International(More)
This study evaluated the reliability of the Constant-Murley Score. Two testers assessed 63 patients twice on the same day using the original publication by Constant and Murley. The intratester reliability of the total score was high and the differences between the tests were small; 2 of 14 items were unreliable. The intertester reliability was high, but(More)
BACKGROUND This systematic review was performed to summarize the current evidence for whole body vibration (WBV) interventions on postural control in elderly. METHODS English and German language papers in Medline, PEDro, Cinahl and the Cochrane databases were searched. Two reviewers extracted data on patients' characteristics, type of WBV intervention and(More)
The purpose of the study was to determine the reliability of vertical ground reaction force (VGRF) parameters during stair ascent and descent in the elderly. Forty-two elderly subjects (80.1 SD 6.4 years) were asked to perform three stair ascents and descents at their self-selected normal speed. VGRF were measured during two consecutive steps on an(More)
AIM To validate a self-administered instrument, the Medication Adherence Self-Report Inventory (MASRI) for measuring adherence to anti-cholinergic medication for overactive bladder (OAB). METHODS Prospective study in 131 women with OAB treated with fesoterodine. Adherence was measured at 8 and 12 weeks using an interviewer administered brief medication(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine if two different whole body vibration, sinusoidal vibration (SV) and stochastic resonance vibration (SRV), using various intensities lead to a reactive activation of pelvic floor muscles. STUDY DESIGN We compared the pelvic floor muscle response of a healthy control group with that of a post partum group(More)
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) affects women of all ages including young athletes, especially those involved in high-impact sports. To date, hardly any studies are available testing pelvic floor muscles (PFM) during sports activities. The aim of this study was the description and reliability test of six PFM electromyography (EMG) variables during three(More)
AIMS Urodynamic studies (UDS) are generally recommended prior to surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI), despite insufficient evidence that it impacts treatment plans or outcomes in patients with uncomplicated SUI. This analysis aimed to calculate the cost incurred when UDS was performed as a supplement to a basic office evaluation and to(More)