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Dr. Neil Resnick discusses geriatric urinary incontinence.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss how to address the causes of transient incontinence
  • Describe the causes of established incontinence
  • Evaluate and treat the most common cause of geriatric UI, urge incontinence

Reading Resources:

  1. Diagnosis and treatment of overactive bladder in adults: AUA/SUFU Guideline. J Urol 2012; 188: 2455-63.
  2. Goode PS et al. Incontinence in older women. JAMA 2010; 303: 2172-2181. (evidence-based review)
  3. Holroyd-Leduc JM. Rational Exam: What type of UI does this woman have? JAMA 2008; 299: 1446-56.
  4. DuBeau C et al. Incontinence in the frail elderly. Neurourol Urodynam 2010; 29: 165-179.
  5. Erdem N, Chu F. Mgmt overactive bladder and urge UI in elderly pt. Am J Med 2006:119 (3A): 29S-36S
  6. Andersson KE. Pharmacolog Rx of overactive bladder: report from ICS. Curr Opin Urol 2009;19:380-94
  7. Resnick NM. Urinary incontinence in women. JAMA 1996; 276: 1832-1840 (includes algorithm).
  8. Tannenbaum C. UI in the NH: Practical approach to eval/Rx. Clin Geriatr Med 2004; 20: 437-52.
  9. Gammack JK. Use and management of chronic catheters in LTC. JAMDA 2002: 3: 162-168.


Dr. Resnick has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any  entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.

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Release Date: 3/28/2014 | Last Modified On: 11/8/2016 | Expires: 11/8/2017

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