The impact of obesity on urinary incontinence symptoms, severity, urodynamic characteristics and quality of life.

@article{Richter2010TheIO,
  title={The impact of obesity on urinary incontinence symptoms, severity, urodynamic characteristics and quality of life.},
  author={Holly Elizabeth Richter and Kimberly S. Kenton and Liyuan Huang and Ingrid E. Nygaard and Stephen R. Kraus and Emily A Whitcomb and Toby C Chai and Gary E. Lemack and Larry T. Sirls and Kimberly J. Dandreo and Anne Stoddard},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2010},
  volume={183 2},
  pages={622-8}
}
PURPOSE We compared urinary incontinence severity measures and the impact of stress urinary incontinence in normal, overweight and obese women. MATERIALS AND METHODS Baseline characteristics of subjects in the SISTEr (655) and the TOMUS (597) were analyzed. Body mass index was defined as normal (less than 25 kg/m(2)), overweight (25 to less than 30 kg/m(2)) and obese (30 kg/m(2) or greater). Independent urinary incontinence severity measures included a 3-day diary including incontinence… CONTINUE READING
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