Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence Raises Depression Risk in Women

Urinary Incontinence Raises Depression Risk in Women

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UI was associated with a 43% increased risk of probable depression and a 21% increased risk of work disability.

Prostatic Artery Embolization Works for Enlarged Prostate

Prostatic Artery Embolization Works for Enlarged Prostate

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Cumulative rates of clinical success were 87.2% at 3 months, 80.2% at 18 months, and 72.3% at 36 months (long term).

Prolapse Procedures Show Comparable Efficacy

Prolapse Procedures Show Comparable Efficacy

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A study found similar surgical success rates with uterosacral ligament suspension and sacrospinous ligament fixation.

Common Transvaginal Approaches Comparable for Prolapse, SUI

Common Transvaginal Approaches Comparable for Prolapse, SUI

Comparable outcomes for two approaches; no benefits for perioperative pelvic floor muscle training.

Complications of PCa Treatment Characterized

Complications of PCa Treatment Characterized

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Complications other than urinary incontinence or erectile dysfunction occur frequently following treatment for PCa.

Dancing Can Ease Urinary Incontinence

Dancing Can Ease Urinary Incontinence

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Dance exercises were added to a physiotherapy program to help women strengthen pelvic floor muscles.

Nocturia Linked to Low Melatonin

Nocturia Linked to Low Melatonin

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Increasing secretion of this hormone may prevent and treat the condition.

EPIC Scores Predict Urinary, Sexual Function

EPIC Scores Predict Urinary, Sexual Function

3-month urinary, sexual function scores predict 12-month outcomes in prostate cancer survivors.

Surgery Superior As Initial Treatment for SUI

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Better subjective and objective outcomes at one year found with midurethral-sling surgery than physiotherapy.

OAB: Current and Emerging Therapies for Optimal Individualized Treatment

Keeping abreast of the most current treatments for idiopathic OAB can lead to improved outcomes and quality of life.

Urinary Pad Test Shows Promise for Use in Young Women

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

SUI Outcomes After Sling Placement Unaffected By Age

SUI Outcomes After Sling Placement Unaffected By Age

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New study reveals no difference in failure rates for women younger than 70 years and those aged 70 and older.

Underwear Alerts Incontinence Sufferers to Pad Leaks

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

Incontinence Surgery Techniques Offer Similar Outcomes

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No significant difference in five-year outcomes found with outside-in and inside-out transobturator tension-free vaginal tape surgery.

Botox for Urinary Incontinence: An Interview with David O. Sussman, DO

Botox for Urinary Incontinence: An Interview with David O. Sussman, DO

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David O. Sussman, DO, has been ready to educate urology colleagues on the appropriate use of Botox.

Stones Linked to Urinary Incontinence, Periodontitis

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Taiwan study finds a twofold increased risk of upper urinary tract stones in patients suffering from urinary incontinence.

Post-RARP Weight Gain May Worsen Urinary Incontinence

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Study finds a significant inverse association between weight changes and incontinence scores in normal-weight patients.

FDA: Phony Botox Purveyors Targeting U.S. Practices

FDA: Phony Botox Purveyors Targeting U.S. Practices

Products advertised through fax; not FDA approved.

Study Reveals Benefits of Drug for Overactive Bladder

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A new trial has found that mirabegronreduced the frequency of incontinence episodes and number of daily urinations in adults with overactive bladder.

Higher Caffeine Intake Ups Urinary Incontinence Risk in Men

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Consumption of 234 mg/day or more was associated with a 72% increased likelihood of urinary incontinence.

FDA Approves Botox for Overactive Bladder

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The FDA has approved onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) as a treatment for overactive bladder (OAB) in adults who are inadequately managed with anticholinergic medications.

Artificial Urinary Sphincter Implantation for Post-RP Urinary Incontinence

Artificial Urinary Sphincter Implantation for Post-RP Urinary Incontinence

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Urinary incontinence following RP is a moderate or big problem in at least 8% of men. This has a significant impact of quality of life.

Urodynamic Studies Affect Diagnoses, but Not Treatment

Urodynamic Studies Affect Diagnoses, but Not Treatment

For women with stress urinary incontinence, changes due to pre-op studies not tied to outcome

Urine Stream Shape Found to Predict Urinary Problems

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Scientists have discovered that the characteristic shape of a man's urine stream could be used to help diagnose urinary problems.

Single Vaginal Delivery Ups Later Risk of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Single Vaginal Delivery Ups Later Risk of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Increased risk of prolapse 20 years after single vaginal delivery versus cesarean section

Botox Measures Up as Treatment for Urgency Incontinence

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Botox injections to the bladder may be as effective as anticholinergics for treating urinary urgency incontinence in women.

Slings Effective for Male SUI

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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

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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

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

Mesh Use Declines for Transvaginal POP Repair

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The trend comes after a July 2011 warning by the FDA that vaginal mesh products are associated with significant morbidity without conclusively improving outcomes compared with traditional native tissue repair.

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