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Am Fam Physician. 2013 Oct 1;88(7):427.

Incorrect size of urethral plugs. The article “Clinical Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women” (May 1, 2013, p. 634) contained an error in the first sentence of the second paragraph under “Devices” (p. 638). The statement indicated that urethral plugs are devices measuring about 5 cm. Urethral plugs are actually available in two lengths: 3.5 cm and 4.5 cm. The sentence should have read: “Urethral plugs are devices that are inserted into the urethra to prevent urine loss during activities that cause stress incontinence (e.g., running). They are available in two lengths: 3.5 cm and 4.5 cm.” The online version of this article has been corrected.


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