Guidelines on urinary incontinence
European Association of Urology
Urinary incontinence (UI) is an extremely common complaint in every part of the world. It causes a great deal of distress and embarrassment, as well as significant costs, to both individuals and societies. Estimates of prevalence vary according to the definition of incontinence and the population studied. However, there is universal agreement about the importance of the problem in terms of quality of life and economic cost.
This Guidelines summary covers the management of UI in men and women, which includes recommendations on: assessment and diagnosis, conservative treatment, and pharmacological interventions.