Evidence-based medicine drives new approach to SUI

Schlomo Raz, MD

Schlomo Raz, MD, a member of the Urology Times editorial council, is professor of urology, UCLA School of Medicine.

Nancy B. Itano, MD

Nancy B. Itano, MD, is currently a fellow in female urology and pelvic reconstruction, UCLA School of Medicine.

The lifetime risk of undergoing surgery for incontinence or vaginal prolapsein the United States is nearly one in 11. As our population ages and lifeexpectancies increase, a greater number of women will present with pelvicfloor and voiding disorders. Because of this, there is significant interestin using evidence-based research to assess current diagnostic tools in theevaluation of stress urinary incontinence (SUI), as well as new potentialtreatments.