Pharmacists' Role in Managing Male Urinary Incontinence

Mohammad A. Rattu, PharmD, CGP

Disclosures

US Pharmacist. 2015;40(8):35-39. 

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Epidemiology

It is difficult to determine accurate prevalence data for UI because of varying definitions and methodologies in the literature.[6] In the United States, at least 20 million women and 6 million men experience UI during their lifetime.[2] Although UI is much more prevalent in women, the prevalence between the genders is similar after 80 years of age.[2,5] At least one-third of patients in community settings and at least one-half of those in long-term care facilities appear to have a form of UI.[5,6] Elderly patients with UI also have a significantly increased risk of admission to a nursing facility.[5]

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