Urinary incontinence after ischemic stroke: Clinical and urodynamic studies

Assunta Pizzi, Catiuscia Falsini, Monica Martini, Mario Alberto Rossetti, Sonia Verdesca, Aldo Tosto

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Aims To investigate the frequency, the prognostic effect on functional status and the urodynamic patterns of post-stroke urinary incontinence (UI) in a sample of in-patients affected by ischemic stroke. Methods One hundred six patients with recent ischemic stroke admitted to a neurorehabilitation unit were enrolled. Stroke localization was made according to the Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project (OCSP) stroke subtypes and assessment of stroke severity using the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS). The presence of UI was associated with functional status, measured with Barthel Index and Functional Independence Measure (FIM). At admission, urodynamic studies were performed on all the patients and repeated in 63 patients after 30 days. Results Eighty-four patients (79%) were incontinent. Incontinence was associated with age (P-

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-425
Number of pages6
JournalNeurourology and Urodynamics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • functional outcome
  • ischemic stroke
  • urinary incontinence
  • urodynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Urology
  • Medicine(all)


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