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.
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

American Medical Systems second-quarter net income increases 22.0% to $20.6M

American Medical Systems second-quarter net income increases 22.0% to $20.6M

New surgical technique to maximize preservation of periprostatic anatomy

New surgical technique to maximize preservation of periprostatic anatomy

Disparities in cardiovascular disease risk linked to socioeconomic differences between races: Study

Disparities in cardiovascular disease risk linked to socioeconomic differences between races: Study

Rochester Medical third-quarter sales increase 15% to $10.24 million

Rochester Medical third-quarter sales increase 15% to $10.24 million

Antares Pharma reports positive results from Anturol Gel Phase 3 study in overactive bladder patients

Antares Pharma reports positive results from Anturol Gel Phase 3 study in overactive bladder patients

Female sexual dysfunction can affect quality of life: Research

Female sexual dysfunction can affect quality of life: Research