Urinary Incontinence

Stem Cell Injections Ease Incontinence

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Endoscopic injections of human umbilical cord blood stem cells may be a safe treatment option for women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI), according to findings presented here at the American Urological Association annual meeting.

Stem Cells Work For Incontinence

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) injected with muscle-derived stem cells to strengthen their sphincter muscles experience long-term improvement, according to a small study.

OAB in Men: A Diagnostic Challenge

Overactive bladder (OAB) is usually associated with women, but it afflicts nearly one out of every eight American men. Its symptoms can also be confused with those of BPH, resulting in unneeded surgery.

Incontinence Procedures Cure Similarly

Tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) and colposuspension have similar long-term efficacy for treating primary urodynamic stress incontinence, according to recent study findings presented at the International Continence Society annual meeting in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Duloxetine May Relieve OAB Symptoms

Duloxetine, a serotonin-noradrenalin reuptake inhibitor, may be an effective treatment for women with symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB). Duloxetine is marketed as Cymbalta for treating depression and diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

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