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Intravesical prostatic protrusion predicts post-surgery incontinence

The length of intravesical prostatic protrusion in men undergoing radical prostatectomy predicts the likelihood that they will develop incontinence following surgery, Korean researchers have shown. [More]

Nocturnal incontinence poses major burden after female bladder reconstruction

Health-related quality of life is lower in women who have undergone radical cystectomy and neobladder reconstruction for bladder cancer than in the general female population, shows research. [More]

California Orthopaedic Medical Clinic offers comprehensive surgical solution for spinal stenosis

Like any back surgery, spinal stenosis treatment can be a significant and emotionally taxing moment in a person's life – which is why it is essential to ensure that it is effective the first time by trusting treatment to experts like Dr. Seyed M. Rezaian. [More]

Adjuvant radiotherapy after prostatectomy ‘risks urinary incontinence’

Men who receive adjuvant radiation therapy following radical prostatectomy face a significantly increased risk of urinary incontinence in the following years, study findings indicate. [More]
Loyola researchers study role of yoga in reducing symptoms of urinary incontinence in women

Loyola researchers study role of yoga in reducing symptoms of urinary incontinence in women

Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON) researchers are recruiting women for a study to determine whether practicing yoga will help reduce symptoms of urinary incontinence. [More]

ICIQ bladder diary ‘psychometrically valid’

UK researchers in collaboration with patients and clinicians have developed a new diary to be used to record lower urinary tract symptoms. [More]

Study confirms safety of LINX Reflux Management System for GERD treatment

Millions of Americans suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), a chronic, often progressive disease that can cause debilitating symptoms and lead to serious complications including pre-cancerous Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer. [More]

Scientists develop new procedure using ultrasound energy to "ablate" prostate cancer

Men with prostate cancer face tough choices: when, or even if, to treat their cancer; what procedure to use; and how to balance their chosen treatment with their quality of life. Now, a new multicenter clinical trial seeks to offer men another option - one that physicians hope will treat prostate cancers with fewer side effects. [More]

TUFS tool useful for assessing storage symptoms in OAB

The total urgency and frequency score is a useful tool for assessing changes in major storage symptoms in patients with overactive bladder, researchers believe. [More]
Research report on China's duloxetine market

Research report on China's duloxetine market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Investigation Report on China Duloxetine Market" report to their offering. [More]
Antibiotics for UTI often taken before, after incontinence surgery

Antibiotics for UTI often taken before, after incontinence surgery

One in four women undergoing surgery for urinary incontinence has recently taken antibiotics for a urinary tract infection, a large population-based study shows. [More]
Ipsen: Dysport Phase IIa clinical trial effective in treatment of NDO

Ipsen: Dysport Phase IIa clinical trial effective in treatment of NDO

Ipsen (Paris:IPN) (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) today announced positive results from its phase IIa clinical trial assessing Dysport in the treatment of Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity (NDO) in patients with urinary incontinence not adequately managed by anticholinergics. [More]
Building muscle mass important in decreasing metabolic risk

Building muscle mass important in decreasing metabolic risk

New UCLA research suggests that the more muscle mass older Americans have, the less likely they are to die prematurely. The findings add to the growing evidence that overall body composition - and not the widely used body mass index, or BMI - is a better predictor of all-cause mortality. [More]

Study finds comparable outcomes for two commonly used procedures to treat pelvic organ prolapse

Two common procedures to treat pelvic organ prolapse without vaginal mesh are comparable in safety and efficacy, according to research published in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers also found that behavioral and pelvic floor muscle therapy (BPMT) did not improve urinary incontinence or prolapse symptoms in affected women. [More]

Retropubic, transobturator slings show long-term equivalence for SUI

Two minimally invasive surgical procedures for female urinary incontinence offer similar long-term cure rates and high levels of patient satisfaction, follow-up of clinical trial participants has found. [More]

Mortality in prostate cancer lower in areas with frequent use of PSA testing

Mortality in prostate cancer is lower in areas with frequent use of PSA testing compared with areas with little testing shows a study published online today in Journal of the National Cancer Institute by researchers from Umeå University, Sweden and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA. [More]

NAFC honors Dr. Alan J. Wein with Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion award

The National Association For Continence presented Alan J. Wein, MD, FACS, PhD(hon) with its Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion award at the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine, & Urogenital Reconstruction's 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL on February 28, 2014. [More]

LUTS frequency, severity assessed across Finnish population

Urinary urgency is the most bothersome lower urinary tract symptom at the population level, whereas urgency incontinence causes the most bother to individuals, a large European survey reveals. [More]

Brief physical therapy improves symptoms, QoL in urinary incontinence

A 1-month programme of physical therapy results in significant improvements in quality of life among women with urinary incontinence, a clinical trial has found. [More]

NAFC designates Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as Center of Excellence

The National Association For Continence has designated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as a Center of Excellence: Continence Care. Anurag K. Das, MD; Roger Lefevre, MD; Janet Li, MD; and Deborah A. Nagle, MD are the principle physicians for this COE. [More]