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Behavioral Therapy Alleviates Prostatectomy-Induced Incontinence

| March 04, 2011

Behavioral therapy reduced episodes of urinary incontinence following radical prostatectomy by 55% in a study of 208 men with incontinence persisting ≥1 year following prostatectomy. The 8-week behavioral training program included pelvic fl oor muscle exercises, self-monitoring with bladder diaries, regular office visits, bladder control techniques, and fl uid management. Over the same period, incontinence-episodes fell only 24% in the control group. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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