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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.
Urodynamix Technologies announces the publication of AMA's 2010 Current Procedural Terminology

Urodynamix Technologies announces the publication of AMA's 2010 Current Procedural Terminology

Data from second positive pivotal study of PSD502 for treatment of PE presented

Data from second positive pivotal study of PSD502 for treatment of PE presented

Presentations to highlight durability and efficacy of urethral bulking agents

Presentations to highlight durability and efficacy of urethral bulking agents

People in their 60s may have more disabilities than their counterparts from prior generations

People in their 60s may have more disabilities than their counterparts from prior generations

Elevated PSA levels in men are not necessarily a predictor of the need for a prostate biopsy: Study

Elevated PSA levels in men are not necessarily a predictor of the need for a prostate biopsy: Study

Rochester Medical announces operating results for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009

Rochester Medical announces operating results for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009

New garment for obese people who suffer from urinary incontinence

New garment for obese people who suffer from urinary incontinence

Japanese Ministry approves marketing of AMS800 Artificial Urinary Sphincter in Japan

Japanese Ministry approves marketing of AMS800 Artificial Urinary Sphincter in Japan

Experts discuss methods to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections

Experts discuss methods to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections

Novasys Medical's Renessa named the most promising new product for 2009

Novasys Medical's Renessa named the most promising new product for 2009

Urodynamix Technologies commences uroNIRS 2000 pilot program

Urodynamix Technologies commences uroNIRS 2000 pilot program

Minimally invasive sling operations for stress urinary incontinence found promising

Minimally invasive sling operations for stress urinary incontinence found promising

HRT may increase urinary incontinence in postmenopausal women

HRT may increase urinary incontinence in postmenopausal women

Uroplasty's Urgent PC and Macroplastique presented at the International Continence Society Meeting

Uroplasty's Urgent PC and Macroplastique presented at the International Continence Society Meeting

Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles effective for older women with urinary incontinence

Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles effective for older women with urinary incontinence

Urodynamix: Cross of 1,480,000 common shares effected through Canaccord Capital

Urodynamix: Cross of 1,480,000 common shares effected through Canaccord Capital

AMS’ products restore patient's pelvic health and their quality of life

AMS’ products restore patient's pelvic health and their quality of life

Urodynamix closes $1.5 million non-brokered private placement for common shares

Urodynamix closes $1.5 million non-brokered private placement for common shares

Quintiles Transnational enter into marketing agreement with Allergan for SANCTURA XR

Quintiles Transnational enter into marketing agreement with Allergan for SANCTURA XR

Initial clinical results for Mpathy Medical's Omnisure sling released

Initial clinical results for Mpathy Medical's Omnisure sling released