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.
Botox injections can help overactive bladders sufferers

Botox injections can help overactive bladders sufferers

Uterus sparing surgery is a safe and effective for women with pelvic organ prolapse

Uterus sparing surgery is a safe and effective for women with pelvic organ prolapse

Autologous muscle-derived cells may treat stress urinary incontinence

Autologous muscle-derived cells may treat stress urinary incontinence

Discovery of genetic link for pelvic floor disorders

Discovery of genetic link for pelvic floor disorders

Nerve shock implant device may help bladder control in urinary incontinence

Nerve shock implant device may help bladder control in urinary incontinence

Study examines benefits of psychosocial intervention for prostate cancer patients prior to surgery

Study examines benefits of psychosocial intervention for prostate cancer patients prior to surgery

Pre-surgical stress management improves mood, quality of life

Pre-surgical stress management improves mood, quality of life

Cytori receives U.S. patent allowance for key therapeutic methods for breast and soft tissue reconstruction products

Cytori receives U.S. patent allowance for key therapeutic methods for breast and soft tissue reconstruction products

Improvements in prostate cancer recognition, management and treatment are needed

Improvements in prostate cancer recognition, management and treatment are needed

Collagen injections can help some incontinence patients when surgery fails

Collagen injections can help some incontinence patients when surgery fails

Weight loss in overweight and obese women reduces urinary incontinence

Weight loss in overweight and obese women reduces urinary incontinence

Multidetector CT cystography accurately detects vesicourethral leaks after prostatectomy

Multidetector CT cystography accurately detects vesicourethral leaks after prostatectomy

Cytori announces seven new investigator-initiated clinical studies in Japan

Cytori announces seven new investigator-initiated clinical studies in Japan

Pfizer's Toviaz (fesoterodine fumarate) receives FDA approval for the treatment of overactive bladder

Pfizer's Toviaz (fesoterodine fumarate) receives FDA approval for the treatment of overactive bladder

24 percent of U.S. women affected by pelvic floor disorders

24 percent of U.S. women affected by pelvic floor disorders

Urologists report success using robot-assisted surgery for urinary abnormality

Urologists report success using robot-assisted surgery for urinary abnormality

Latest information questions value of PSA test for men over 75

Latest information questions value of PSA test for men over 75

Asian women and incontinence

Asian women and incontinence

Dual treatment of incontinence and dementia associated with functional decline

Dual treatment of incontinence and dementia associated with functional decline

Dual treatment of incontinence and dementia associated with functional decline

Dual treatment of incontinence and dementia associated with functional decline