EAU-ICUD sessions: Aging population, key factor that impacts prevalence

24 February 2012

The aging population not only in Western and highly developed countries but also in other regions is expected to have a major impact on the rising cases in incontinence and related diseases, according to experts who gathered yesterday during the reporting sessions of the Committees of the ICUD-EAU International Consultation on Incontinence (5th ICI).

“It’s a synthesis of all the evidence that there is about continence from epidemiology, through investigation to management,” said Prof. Paul Abrams, one of the chairpersons of the day-long meeting which continues today.

“What we aim to do is to make a current statement of all the scientific evidence and come up with consensus statements. As always we will produce the ICUD algorithms of consensus management for the various groups, such as children, the elderly, women, men and neurogenic patients. We also cover fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in the same way,” he added. The 5th Consultation is expected to publish their report within the next six months, collecting all findings and conclusions made by the various committees.

A comprehensive range of issues were discussed yesterday and experts were one in saying that the countries. “It is anticipated that with the overall aging of the population the prevalence of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) will also increase,” said Ian Milsom (SE) during his lecture on epidemiology.

Five other committees covering the areas of pharmacology, surgery in men and women, neurogenic patients and dynamic testing will present today their reports during the meeting of the EAU Section of Female and Functional Urology (ESFFU) at 10.15 in Room Concorde Paris, Level 4.

 

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