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Are washable absorbents effective at containing urinary incontinence?

Washable absorbent products that are worn on the body are made from a variety of synthetic and natural materials - terry towelling, for example - and are laundered after each use. In the late 1960s their widespread use was superseded by disposable products, which have become the mainstay of containment (Medical Devices Agency, 2001). However, pressure on budgets for continence pads and, to a lesser extent, environmental concerns have led purchasers and prescribers to re-examine the ...

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