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.
Prostate brachytherapy causes fewer side effects than surgery

Prostate brachytherapy causes fewer side effects than surgery

Damage to muscle during vaginal deliveries connected with pelvic organ prolapse

Damage to muscle during vaginal deliveries connected with pelvic organ prolapse

New gold standard of care for overactive bladder

New gold standard of care for overactive bladder

Uroplasty receives FDA approvable letter for treatment of female stress urinary incontinence

Uroplasty receives FDA approvable letter for treatment of female stress urinary incontinence

Women's health policy highlights

Women's health policy highlights

Watch and wait the best option for low-risk prostate cancer

Watch and wait the best option for low-risk prostate cancer

Neurosurgical treatment of anxiety disorders effective

Neurosurgical treatment of anxiety disorders effective

Study examines women with symptoms of urinary incontinence

Study examines women with symptoms of urinary incontinence

For men with prostate cancer, treatment information fails to address fears

For men with prostate cancer, treatment information fails to address fears

Prostate adjustable continence therapy is a safe and effective treatment for post radical prostatectomy incontinence

Prostate adjustable continence therapy is a safe and effective treatment for post radical prostatectomy incontinence

Duloxetine proven effective for use in men with stress urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy

Duloxetine proven effective for use in men with stress urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy

Men with enlarged prostate can benefit from Botox injection

Men with enlarged prostate can benefit from Botox injection

Total versus subtotal hysterectomy for benign gynaecological conditions

Total versus subtotal hysterectomy for benign gynaecological conditions

Burch colposuspension can prevent urinary incontinence after prolapse surgery

Burch colposuspension can prevent urinary incontinence after prolapse surgery

Burch colposuspension prevents De Novo incontinence after abdominal sacrocolpopexy

Burch colposuspension prevents De Novo incontinence after abdominal sacrocolpopexy

Custom-made bladders produced from patients' own cells

Custom-made bladders produced from patients' own cells

First human recipients of laboratory-grown organs

First human recipients of laboratory-grown organs

Quality of care provided for elderly osteoarthritic patients needs improvement

Quality of care provided for elderly osteoarthritic patients needs improvement

Depression and urinary incontinence go hand in hand

Depression and urinary incontinence go hand in hand

Anticholinergic drugs may lead to mild mental impairment in elderly

Anticholinergic drugs may lead to mild mental impairment in elderly