Sunday, January 10, 2016

Conservative Management for Post-Prostatectomy Urinary Incontinence

Andersen CA, et al.  Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD001843
Dan Kirges PT Pelvic PT distance journal club Jan 6,2016
Purpose: Examine the effectiveness of conservative management of post-prostatectomy incontinence.  Multiple intervention options were investigated including pelvic floor muscle training with or without biofeedback, e-stim, extra-corporeal magnetic innervation, compression clamps and lifestyle changes.
Aim:  Answer the question “Does conservative management improve urinary incontinence post-prostatectomy within the first 12 months compared to time alone.”

Our journal club will only focus on post-prostatectomy and not post-TURP at this time. Recording of journal club discussion included input from the Male Study group of the pelvic PT distance journal club consensus document. Recording can be accessed here.