International Continence Society Annual Meeting Coverage

UTI Risk Unaffected by Catheter Type

Total weeks of self-reported UTI in children with spina bifida were similar with hydrophilic single-use and multi-use PVC catheters.

ATP Nixed for Assessing Urinary Infection

Study results underscore the need for additional research to find other surrogate markers of urinary infection.

Stubborn Overactive Bladder Responds to Sacral Neuromodulation

Improvements in efficacy and quality of life last at least six months, study finds.

Urinary Pad Test Shows Promise for Use in Young Women

Pad tests described to date have only been evaluated in older, parous women.

Underwear Alerts Incontinence Sufferers to Pad Leaks

An electronic unit vibrates three times when wetness sensor threads detect urine overspills.

Slings Effective for Male SUI

Surgical placement of male transobturator slings cures three-quarters of cases of male stress urinary incontinence (SUI) that develop as a result of prostate surgery.

Mesh Sling Salvage Surgery Results Mixed

Even if salvage operations ease complications from unsuccessful mesh sling surgery, patients often are in worse condition than before their original surgery.

Horizontal Loops in Catheter Tubing Make for Worst Flow

Horizontal loops in catheter tubing can reduce flow rate by nearly two-thirds.

Risk Factor for SUI Reoperation Identified

GLASGOW—Women who have undergone surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) are at increased risk of requiring another operation if they had two or more vaginal deliveries, according to data presented at the International Continence Society annual meeting.

Pessaries Are an Option for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

GLASGOW—Vaginal pessaries are an appropriate treatment option for women with troublesome pelvic organ prolapse, but careful maintenance and follow-up are essential, researchers reported at the International Continence Society annual meeting.

Higher CRP Levels Predict Residual Urgency in BPH Patients

GLASGOW—Serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, a marker of systemic inflammation, are associated with residual urgency after medical treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), according to new findings presented at the International Continence Society annual meeting.

Botulinum Toxin Effective in OAB Patients without Detrusor Overactivity

GLASGOW—Intravesical botulinum toxin may be an effective treatment for overactive bladder (OAB) without detrusor overactivity (DOA) on urodynamic assessment, researchers reported at the International Continence Society annual meeting.

Hyaluronic Acid May Prevent Recurrent UTIs

GLASGOW—Intravesical instillation of hyaluronic acid may be a safe and effective way to reduce the likelihood of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in fertile women, Italian investigators reported at the International Continence Society annual meeting.

Botulinum Toxin Injections Effective for BPH

GLASGOW—Intraprostatic injections of botulinum neurotoxin type A (BoNT-A) are a safe and effective treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), according to a study presented at the International Continence Society annual meeting.

TVTO Complication Rate Lower in Obese Women

GLASGOW—Obese women have a lower incidence of pain, tape erosion, and voiding difficulty following a tension-free vaginal tape obturator (TVTO) mid-urethral sling procedure compared with normal weight women, but they have a lower subjective cure rate, researchers reported at the International Continence Society annual meeting.

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