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continence

 [kon´tĭ-nens]
the ability to exercise voluntary control over natural impulses, such as the urge to defecate or urinate. adj., adj con´tinent.

con·ti·nence

(kon'ti-nents),
1. The ability to retain urine or feces until the proper time for their discharge.
2. Moderation, temperance, or self-restraint in respect to the appetites, especially in relationship to sexual intercourse.
[L. continentia, fr. con- tineo, to hold back]

continence

(kŏn′tə-nəns)
n.
1. Voluntary control over urinary and fecal discharge.
2. Self-restraint, especially abstinence from sexual intercourse.

continence

Self control vis-à-vis defecation, sexual activity, urination

con·ti·nence

(kon'ti-nĕns)
1. Moderation, temperance, or self-restraint in respect to the appetites, especially to sexual intercourse.
2. The ability to retain urine and/or feces until a proper time for their discharge.
[L. continentia, fr. con-tineo, to hold back]

continence

Self-control or restraint, especially in relation to sexual activity. The antonym, incontinence, seems, nowadays, to be applied mainly to urination and defaecation.

Continence

Normal function of the urinary bladder and urethra, allowing fluid flow during urination and completely stopping flow at other times.
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For 2017/18, Coloplast reported revenues of around DKK1.7bn in Ostomy Care and Continence Care in France.
ERIC is dedicated to supporting young people - and those who care for them - to overcome or effectively manage their continence challenge and to establish good bladder and bowel health for life.
The study sample met the following inclusion criteria: women 19 years of age or older to evaluate women who are the age of majority; members of a fitness facility; able to read, write, and speak English; agreed to participate in the study by attending the continence education program; and who may or may not experience UI.
(11-14) VUA related outcomes are noted to be improved with RARP, including urinary continence, VUA leak and bladder neck contracture.
Patients with good, fair, and poor fecal continence underwent posterior sagittal anorectoplasty surgery at mean ages of 2.76 [+ or -] 3.6, 1.75 [+ or -] 1.5, and 1 [+ or -] 0 months, respectively (P = 0.77), and were evaluated for fecal continence at means of 51.8 [+ or -] 29, 52.5 [+ or -] 36.5, and 48 months, respectively (P = 0.99).
The [chi squares] test was used to analyse the relationship between variables to ascertain which factors affected the age of attainment of urinary continence. An inter-group comparison was also done using [chi squares] test; p<0.05 indicated statistical significance.
In our study, age, body mass index (BMI, kg/[m.sup.2]), Charlson comorbidity index (CCI), digital rectal examination results, pre-diagnosis prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level, prostate volume, preoperative International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) score, International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), Gleason score, D'Amico risk classification, clinical stage, prostate operation history, surgical technique, lymph node dissection, protection of neurovascular bundles (NVBs), operation time, catheterization duration (in days), perioperative bleeding amount, specimen Gleason score, pathological stage, and continence status on the 1 (st) day and on the 1st, 3rd, 6th, and 12th month after the withdrawal of the catheter were obtained.
The incidence of controllability of continence has improved by 5% when preserving nerves intraoperatively.[sup][11] However, whether preservation of nerves intraoperatively is effective in female patients is controversial.
On comparing Kelly's score with MRI scoring, the poor continence score coincided with the poor muscle development, fair continence coincided with fair muscle development and good continence score coincided with good muscle development; 19 out of 32 patients have history of incontinence and 13 patients are continent.
School nursing services are a vital Tier 1 pre-service element of a paediatric continence service.
Urinary continence was evaluated by a urologist through clinical evaluation; no urodynamic studies were done.
AN Assembly Member is urging the Welsh Government to respond to a report on continence.