Urinary Incontinence News Archive
Erosions occurred in 2.7% of patients compared with 1.6% of patients who underwent SUI sling implantation alone.
Overall, 37 and 74% of the men reported improvement in urgency and urge incontinence, respectively.
Compared with sacral neuromodulation, onabotulinumtoxinA resulted in a small improvement.
After 10 years, objective and subjective cure rates were 69 and 64%, respectively.
Randomized trial shows cost-effectiveness of trans-obturator versus tension-free vaginal tape.
Consistent mean reductions in urinary incontinence; durable improvements in quality of life.
Incidence of UI among men with OSA was 2.3%.
The number of urinary incontinence visits has increased from 10.7 million to 13.6 million since 1999.
Significantly higher M1/M2 cytokines, chemokines, MMP-9 and -2 in women with mesh-vagina explants.
Large prostates and bladder neck sparing also predict longer time to return of continence.
TURP and EBRT after seed implantation are associated with development of urge urinary incontinence.
In second study, exercise also found to improve nocturia.
Pelvic floor exercises appear to improve symptoms more than watchful waiting in older women.
More than 95% of women reported no stress urinary incontinence at 2-, 5-, and 10 year follow-up.
Lower rates of awareness of prolapse, reoperation for prolapse; higher rates of de novo incontinence.
Modified technique improved stress urinary incontinence in nearly three-quarters of patients.
Agency aims to improve treatment of pelvic organ prolapse.
Preoperative testing overused and underused; estimated charge of overused testing, 18/patient.
Some 83% of women who experienced SUI after sling release reported feeling significantly bothered by their symptoms.
Researchers also find a significant association between smoking and secondary nocturnal enuresis.
Trainees only achieved a 5% or lower bladder perforation rate after they had performed 20 to 80 surgeries.
A high cure rate was observed in women with de novo OAB symptoms following transobturator tape surgery.
Findings less promising for mixed urinary incontinence after 1 year of follow up.
It was associated with double the risk of reoperation compared with retropubic midurethral tape surgery.
Only one in 30 women will suffer a complication that requires a second procedure.
Complete continence achieved in 25% and 36% of women with and without previous pelvic radiotherapy, respectively.
Success and complication rates were similar among obese, severely obese, and normal-weight women.
CAM associated with polypharmacy, vision impairment, and urologic comorbidities.
Slightly increased odds of moderate/severe SUI with substantially increased lifetime physical activity.
Among seniors with severe overactive bladder, a combination of solifenacin and mirabegron decreased incontinence by an average 3.5 episodes a day.
For mid-urethral sling, fewer adverse events with transobturator route versus retropubic route.
If pounds stayed off, bladder control improvement was seen after 3 years.
Small reductions in urge incontinence episodes, voids per day with daily dose of medications.
Relief for majority -- but not all -- of patients who got Botox injections for urinary incontinence.
In a study, the treatment was used in men who experienced prostate cancer recurrence after primary radiotherapy.
A study of 4,803 patients who underwent robot-assisted radical prostatectomy had long-term outcomes on par with other surgical approaches.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends Kegel exercises and bladder training for the treatment of urinary incontinence (UI).
Prosthetic device approved for impaired detrusor contractility in women.
American College of Physicians guidelines addresses nonsurgical management of urinary incontinence in women.
In a study, none of the 62 men who had the treatment experienced erectile dysfunction or urinary incontinence.
Over three years of follow-up, reduction in frequency of episodes, more experience remission.
Compared with standing, sitting was associated with significantly lower post-void residual volume.
The cure rate was 82.5% at 13 years after surgery, investigators report.
Greater reduction seen in total incontinence frequency for yoga versus wait-list control.
Regardless of delivery type, obesity ups the risk of more severe urinary symptoms, study shows.
UI was associated with a 43% increased risk of probable depression and a 21% increased risk of work disability.
Cumulative rates of clinical success were 87.2% at 3 months, 80.2% at 18 months, and 72.3% at 36 months (long term).
A study found similar surgical success rates with uterosacral ligament suspension and sacrospinous ligament fixation.
Comparable outcomes for two approaches; no benefits for perioperative pelvic floor muscle training.
Complications other than urinary incontinence or erectile dysfunction occur frequently following treatment for PCa.
Dance exercises were added to a physiotherapy program to help women strengthen pelvic floor muscles.
Increasing secretion of this hormone may prevent and treat the condition.
3-month urinary, sexual function scores predict 12-month outcomes in prostate cancer survivors.
Better subjective and objective outcomes at one year found with midurethral-sling surgery than physiotherapy.
Pad tests described to date have only been evaluated in older, parous women.
New study reveals no difference in failure rates for women younger than 70 years and those aged 70 and older.
An electronic unit vibrates three times when wetness sensor threads detect urine overspills.
No significant difference in five-year outcomes found with outside-in and inside-out transobturator tension-free vaginal tape surgery.
Taiwan study finds a twofold increased risk of upper urinary tract stones in patients suffering from urinary incontinence.
Study finds a significant inverse association between weight changes and incontinence scores in normal-weight patients.
Products advertised through fax; not FDA approved.
Consumption of 234 mg/day or more was associated with a 72% increased likelihood of urinary incontinence.
The FDA has approved onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) as a treatment for overactive bladder (OAB) in adults who are inadequately managed with anticholinergic medications.
For women with stress urinary incontinence, changes due to pre-op studies not tied to outcome
Increased risk of prolapse 20 years after single vaginal delivery versus cesarean section
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.
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 can reduce flow rate by nearly two-thirds.
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.
Meta-analysis reveals downside to mesh interventions.
Periurethral injection of human amniotic fluid stem cells restored the urethral sphincter to apparently normal histology and function.
Study finds 12 weeks of pelvic floor muscle training prevents, treats late-pregnancy urinary incontinence
Low incidence of adverse events in study of more than 12,000 women; no suicide attempts reported
Mirabegron is the first oral OAB drug with a distinct mechanism of action to be approved in three decades.
A 52% decreased risk observed with prophylactic insertion of a midurethral sling.
Prostate cancer (PCa) patients undergoing image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) experience a low incidence of treatment-related urinary incontinence (UI), researchers reported at the American Urological Association 2012 annual meeting.
A new oxybutynin gel (OTG) with propylene glycol to aid transdermal delivery, which dispensed via a pump, is effective for treating urgency and mixed urinary incontinence (UI), according to the findings of a phase 3 study presented at the American Urological Association 2012 annual meeting.
Increasing body mass index (BMI) is associated with an increased prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) symptoms, and BMI status varies substantially by gender and UI subgroup, according to results presented at the American Urological Association 2012 annual meeting.
New findings from a small study raise questions about the value of performing preoperative urodynamic investigations in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
The FDA has cleared InTone, a medical device for treating female urinary incontinence.
A man's age at radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer affects his risk of developing long-term urinary incontinence (UI).
Low vitamin D levels are common among adult men in the United States and are associated with an increased likelihood of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and moderate to severe urinary incontinence (UI), national data show.
An ambulatory pessary trial is a simple and cost-effective way to predict women's response to surgical repair of anterior vaginal wall prolapse, according to the findings of a small retrospective study.
One-to-one sessions to teach pelvic-floor exercises to men with urinary incontinence (UI) following radical prostatectomy or transurethral resection of the prostate proved no more effective than the standard of care.
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.
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.
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.
GLASGOW—Bedwetting in childhood is a strong indicator of persisting enuresis in adulthood, researchers concluded in a report presented here at the International Continence Society annual meeting.
GLASGOW—Pregnant women who deliver their babies by C-section have higher pelvic floor muscle (PFM) strength, higher vaginal resting pressure, and higher PFM endurance than women who deliver vaginally, researchers reported here at the International Continence Society annual meeting.
GLASGOW—Prophylactic mid-urethral slings prevent urinary incontinence (UI) in women undergoing pelvic organ prolapse (POP) repair, according to study findings presented at the International Continence Society annual meeting.
GLASGOW—Periurethral injections of polyacrylamid hydrogel (PAHG), a new bulking agent, are a safe and effective option as a salvage therapy for women with severe stress urinary incontinence (SUI) after failed previous surgical management, according to data presented at the International Continence Society annual meeting.
OnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) injection has received FDA approval for treating urinary incontinence in patients with neurologic conditions such as spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis and who have overactivity of the bladder.
The FDA recently issued a safety alert regarding placement of surgical mesh as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
SAN DIEGO—In older women with diabetes and urinary incontinence, very high hemoglobin A1c (HbA1C) levels are associated with patient reports of more severe limitations due to incontinence, according to results reported at the 71st Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Preliminary results suggest a role for exercise-based, biofeedback-assisted behavioral therapy for preventing urgency urinary incontinence (UUI) in older patients with Parkinson's disease (PD).
Duloxetine may be effective for treating stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and improving quality of life (QoL) in men who have had a radical prostatectomy, a study shows.
Weight gain during pregnancy does not appear to increase the risk of urinary incontinence (UI) during pregnancy or postpartum, according to a study of 12,679 Norwegian women.
SAN FRANCISCO—Healthy lifestyle choices, such as not smoking and exercising regularly, may significantly impact urinary and sexual function, two studies suggest.
Men with urinary incontinence after prostate surgery do just as well with self-teaching approaches.
Two years post-op, 87% of patients said they were 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied' with the results.
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