An article in Advances in Urology was published by Dr. G. Willy Davila of the Cleveland Clinic Florida that describes non-surgical management of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). He reviewed the literature for prospective trials and included only studies that followed participants for at least 12 months. The article confirms earlier research reviews that identify pelvic floor rehabilitation as a low cost, low risk treatment, with 60-77% of patients showing improvement in SUI symptoms.
(G. Willy Davila, “Nonsurgical Outpatient Therapies for the Management of Female Stress Urinary Incontinence: Long-Term Effectiveness and Durability,” Advances in Urology, vol. 2011, Article ID 176498, 14 pages, 2011. doi:10.1155/2011/176498)