Urinary Incontinence News and Research

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Urinary incontinence (UI), or the unintentional loss of urine, is a problem for more than 13 million Americans—85 percent of them women. Although about half of the elderly have episodes of incontinence, bladder problems are not a natural consequence of aging, and they are not exclusively a problem of the elderly.

Incontinence has several causes. Women are most likely to develop incontinence either during pregnancy and childbirth, or after the hormonal changes of menopause, because of weakened pelvic muscles. Older men can become incontinent as the result of prostate surgery. Pelvic trauma, spinal cord damage, caffeine, or medications including cold or over-the-counter diet tablets also can cause episodes of incontinence.

But even though urinary incontinence can be improved in 8 out of 10 cases, fewer than half of those with bladder problems ever discuss the condition with their health care professional. The condition often goes untreated.
Antares Pharma submits NDA for Anturol Gel in patients with overactive bladder

Antares Pharma submits NDA for Anturol Gel in patients with overactive bladder

Halt Medical presents results of Halt Fibroid Study at NIH Global Fibroid Congress

Halt Medical presents results of Halt Fibroid Study at NIH Global Fibroid Congress

Preliminary results from Phase 1b/2a trial of MediciNova's ibudilast in opioid addicts announced

Preliminary results from Phase 1b/2a trial of MediciNova's ibudilast in opioid addicts announced

Emergent declares one-time cash dividend and regular dividend

Emergent declares one-time cash dividend and regular dividend

Palmetto GBA to cover PTNS therapy for patients with overactive bladder

Palmetto GBA to cover PTNS therapy for patients with overactive bladder

Depression in nursing home residents often unrecognized

Depression in nursing home residents often unrecognized

Allergan third quarter diluted loss per share increases to $2.21

Allergan third quarter diluted loss per share increases to $2.21

Coloplast announces acquisition of Mpathy Medical

Coloplast announces acquisition of Mpathy Medical

NICE issues PTNS guidance for overactive bladder

NICE issues PTNS guidance for overactive bladder

Medicare reimbursement changes increase demand for intermittent catheters

Medicare reimbursement changes increase demand for intermittent catheters

Admissions for medication, drug-related conditions increase by 117% among Americans aged 45 and older

Admissions for medication, drug-related conditions increase by 117% among Americans aged 45 and older

FREE educational program to explore discoveries and treatments on women's health issues

FREE educational program to explore discoveries and treatments on women's health issues

VNSNY adopts advanced information technology to improve patient care

VNSNY adopts advanced information technology to improve patient care

New, multidisciplinary Senior Adult Oncology Center established at Kimmel Cancer Center

New, multidisciplinary Senior Adult Oncology Center established at Kimmel Cancer Center

Innovacell invests 10 million Euros for clinical development

Innovacell invests 10 million Euros for clinical development

Maven Semantic updates Urinary Incontinence research database

Maven Semantic updates Urinary Incontinence research database

MediciNova receives FDA approval to proceed with initial trial of ibudilast

MediciNova receives FDA approval to proceed with initial trial of ibudilast

Study: PTNS offers an effective treatment option for detrusor overactivity incontinence

Study: PTNS offers an effective treatment option for detrusor overactivity incontinence

Antares Pharma second-quarter total revenue increases 78% to $3.1 million

Antares Pharma second-quarter total revenue increases 78% to $3.1 million

AMS AdVance XP sling for male stress urinary incontinence receives CE Mark

AMS AdVance XP sling for male stress urinary incontinence receives CE Mark