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Mechanisms of continence and surgical cure in female and male SUI: Surgical research initiatives


  • Eric Rovner led the review process

  • Conflicts of interest: Staskin- AMS: Owner of patent, consultant, royalties, speaker honorarium. Ashton-Miller- AMS: Consultant, research grant; Kimberly Clark Corp: Research grant.



To report the conclusions of the Think Tank on mechanisms of incontinence and surgical cure in female and male SUI: surgical research initiatives during the ICI-RS meeting in 2010.


The sub-group considered five areas for future research in stress urinary incontinence (SUI); (i) epidemiology and public health efforts in SUI, (ii) the basic sciences examining the physiology and pathophysiology of the continence mechanism, (iii) diagnostic techniques and clinical assessment of SUI, (iv) the future of treatment and surgical cure, and (v) the separate issue of male SUI.


Roadblocks to progress were identified for each of the five directions.


Future research directions are suggested for each of these areas. Neurourol. Urodynam. 30:704–707, 2011. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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