Refractory incontinence in children: Is there hope?

Incontinence has major psychological, physiological, and financial implications for children and their families.

Capstone Summary:

Urinary and fecal incontinence, the involuntary leakage of urine or stool, is a common problem among both adults and children. Although most patients will improve with behavioural therapy and medication, 1% of patients will become refractory, not responding to any treatment. Sadly, these patients are currently condemned to a lifetime of poor self-esteem, shame, isolation, poor school performance, aggressiveness, and other behavioural challenges.

Capstone Team: 

Dr. Joana Dos Santos, MD MHSc MD MHSc

Medical Urologist, Urology, The Hospital for Sick Children Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto Medical Urologist, Urology, The Hospital for Sick Children Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto
Medical Urologist Assistant Professor Medical Urologist Assistant Professor

 

Edyta Marcon, BASc PhD MHSc BASc PhD MHSc

Senior Research Associate, Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto Course Instructor, Translational Research Program, University of Toronto Senior Research Associate, Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto Course Instructor, Translational Research Program, University of Toronto
Senior Research Associate Course Instructor Senior Research Associate Course Instructor

 

Dr. Reza Vali, MD MHSc MD MHSc

Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Imaging, SickKids Medical Imaging, University of Toronto Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Imaging, SickKids Medical Imaging, University of Toronto
Radiologist Assistant Professor Radiologist Assistant Professor

 

Capstone Supervisor:

Prof. Rich Foty, PhD PhD

IHPME Dalla Lana
Needs Translator Course Director & Faculty Advisor

Capstone Advisory Committee:

Martin Koyle, MD, MSc, FAAP, FACS, FRCS (Eng.), FRCSC

SickKids
Head Urology

Dean Elterman, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (UHN), Toronto General Hospital (UHN), Toronto Western Hospital (UHN)
Academic Urologist

Darius Jehan Bägli, MDCM, FRCSC, FAAP, FACS

SickKids
Urologist

Sickkids Parents and Children’s Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction Advisory Board (3-5 Families),


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