Endpoints for therapeutic interventions in faecal incontinence: small step or game changer.

@article{Rao2016EndpointsFT,
  title={Endpoints for therapeutic interventions in faecal incontinence: small step or game changer.},
  author={Satish S C Rao},
  journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society},
  year={2016},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={1123-33}
}
Faecal incontinence (FI) is common and its pathophysiology and treatments continue to evolve. However, a standard measure(s) for assessing its clinical outcome has been elusive. Consequently, over 100 measures and scoring systems, each with intrinsic biases have been reported. These include adequate relief or global satisfaction, ≥50% reduction in episodes or days without FI, quality of life (QOL), FI severity scales and composite indices. Earlier scales relied on the frequency and type of… CONTINUE READING