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LUTS tend to improve after pelvic mass surgery

LUTS tend to improve after pelvic mass surgery

Surgical removal of a benign pelvic mass usually improves women’s pre-existing lower urinary tract symptoms, study findings suggest. [More]
NGS issues positive coverage decision for PTNS to manage symptoms of OAB

NGS issues positive coverage decision for PTNS to manage symptoms of OAB

Uroplasty, Inc., a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products for the treatment of voiding dysfunctions, today announced that National Government Services has issued a positive coverage decision for Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) for the treatment of urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urge incontinence associated with overactive bladder (OAB). Coverage for the proprietary Urgent PC device was effective August 10, 2014. [More]
Sacral magnetic stimulation effective in refractory stress incontinence

Sacral magnetic stimulation effective in refractory stress incontinence

Sacral magnetic stimulation may be an effective treatment for stress urinary incontinence in women whose symptoms are refractory to standard therapies, a clinical trial suggests. [More]
Prostate cancer screening could cut deaths by one fifth

Prostate cancer screening could cut deaths by one fifth

Routine screening for prostate cancer could reduce the number of people who die from the illness by around a fifth, according to findings from a major European trial. [More]
Preoperative urodynamics ‘has no added value’ in SUI patients

Preoperative urodynamics ‘has no added value’ in SUI patients

Preoperative urodynamic studies may be unnecessary in many women undergoing primary surgery for stress urinary incontinence, say the authors of a systematic review and meta-analysis. [More]
Pelvic anatomy changes after prostatectomy linked to LUTS

Pelvic anatomy changes after prostatectomy linked to LUTS

Japanese researchers have identified certain pelvic anatomic features in men who have undergone radical prostatectomy that are associated with specific lower urinary tract symptoms. [More]
Updated guidelines for prostate cancer survivorship care published in Journal of Men's Health

Updated guidelines for prostate cancer survivorship care published in Journal of Men's Health

Many of the more than 2.5 million men in the U.S. who have received treatment for prostate cancer deal with the often disabling side effects of surgery and radiation and hormonal therapies. [More]
Taiwan researchers develop new optical device to detect early complication of diabetes sooner

Taiwan researchers develop new optical device to detect early complication of diabetes sooner

A group of researchers in Taiwan has developed a new optical technology that may be able to detect an early complication of diabetes sooner, when it is more easily treated. If the device proves safe and effective in clinical trials, it may pave the way for the early detection and more effective treatment of this complication, called diabetic autonomic neuropathy, which is common among people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. [More]
Urinary microbiome altered in urge incontinence

Urinary microbiome altered in urge incontinence

The frequency and nature of bacteria in the urinary tract differs significantly between healthy women and those with urge incontinence, a US study demonstrates. [More]
Researchers investigate functional performance in children with spina bifida

Researchers investigate functional performance in children with spina bifida

Spina bifda (SB) is a complex congenital central nervous system disease that is caused by the incomplete closing of the neural tubes during the embryonic phase. [More]
Three community pharmacies win Cardinal Health Independent Pharmacy Best Practices Competition

Three community pharmacies win Cardinal Health Independent Pharmacy Best Practices Competition

Cardinal Health will today name three of the nation's most innovative community pharmacies as winners of its prestigious Independent Pharmacy Best Practices Competition, during the company's Retail Business Conference, one of the nation's largest gatherings of independent pharmacists. [More]
Butterfly Health campaign provides common language education on accidental bowel leakage

Butterfly Health campaign provides common language education on accidental bowel leakage

Butterfly Health launches an accidental bowel leakage (ABL) educational initiative with NAFC called "Let's Talk about Bowel Health." The campaign is designed to increase dialogue and care for ABL – a little discussed bowel health condition. [More]
Female triathletes at high risk for menstrual irregularities, pelvic floor disorders

Female triathletes at high risk for menstrual irregularities, pelvic floor disorders

Female triathletes are at risk for pelvic floor disorders, decreased energy, menstrual irregularities and abnormal bone density, according to researchers at Loyola University Health System (LUHS). [More]
Research suggests effective role for natural steroid hormones in treating breast cancer

Research suggests effective role for natural steroid hormones in treating breast cancer

A new study supports a growing body of research suggesting a safe and effective role for natural steroid hormones in treating postmenopausal breast cancer, with fewer detrimental side effects and improved health profile than with standard anti-hormone therapies. [More]
α1-adrenoceptor blockade improves nocturia and sleep quality

α1-adrenoceptor blockade improves nocturia and sleep quality

Treatment with an α1-adrenoceptor antagonist drug is associated with significant improvements in nocturia, sleep quality and lower urinary tract symptoms in women with voiding symptoms, study findings show. [More]

Urgency Questionnaire validated for use in overactive bladder

The symptom of urinary urgency experienced by people with overactive bladder is a pathological sensation distinctive from the normal urge to void, US researchers believe. [More]
LUTS questionnaire validated in Japanese population

LUTS questionnaire validated in Japanese population

The Core Lower Urinary Symptom Score questionnaire has been validated for use in Japanese patients and may be useful as a screening tool in both clinical or research settings, researchers report. [More]
Urge incontinence therapy may relieve stress incontinence

Urge incontinence therapy may relieve stress incontinence

Anticholinergic medication appears to be effective as a treatment for stress and mixed urinary incontinence, results of a small clinical trial indicate. [More]
Nocturia affects one in three premenopausal women

Nocturia affects one in three premenopausal women

Nocturia affects around one-third of women of reproductive age, a survey has found, highlighting that the condition is not confined to elderly individuals. [More]
NAFC updates Male Stress Urinary Incontinence content

NAFC updates Male Stress Urinary Incontinence content

The National Association For Continence (NAFC) has updated the Male Stress Urinary Incontinence content at www.nafc.org. The new content is designed to be more patient friendly and includes an educational video, as well as additional resources about the diagnosis, treatment, and management of Male Stress Urinary Incontinence. [More]