Nonsurgical therapies for urinary incontinence
Amuzu BJ. Nonsurgical therapies for urinary incontinence. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 1998 Sep;41(3):702-11.
Many nonsurgical treatments for incontinence are available and all offer benefit to some patients. Patients with mild to moderate incontinence usually benefit the most from these modalities and, for many, it may obviate the need for surgery. Several factors influence the success of nonsurgical treatments for incontinence. Most important is the patient's motivation and ability to comply with the therapy. Selection of therapy appropriate for a given patient is, therefore, important. Compliance is better when the patient has a better understanding of the therapy and expected results. When appropriate, combinations of therapy may be very useful.