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New-Onset Fecal Incontinence After Stroke: Prevalence, Natural History, Risk Factors, and Impact
and Purpose-Fecal incontinence (FI) is a common complication after stroke, yet epidemiological research into this distressing condition is limited. The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence, natural history, associations, and impact of new-onset FI after stroke. Methods-Stroke patients in the community-based South London Stroke Register (January 1995 to 2000) without preexisting FI were characterized regarding bowel continence at 7 to 10 days, 3 months, and 1 and 3 years afterdoi:10.1161/01.str.0000044169.54676.f5 pmid:12511766 fatcat:un674aqe7rhlbctwov37w7473y