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Outcomes of the adjustable male sling at 3 years

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Urinary incontinence | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study followed men who were treated with an adjustable male sling procedure for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Researchers concluded that the adjustable male sling is safe and effective, particularly in men with mild to moderate SUI. Some background Urinary incontinence is common among men undergoing prostate surgery. It has...

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Promising results on electroacupuncture for SUI

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Urinary incontinence | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effectiveness of electroacupuncture in reducing stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Authors concluded that 6 weeks of electroacupuncture was more effective than a non-active sham procedure in reducing urine leakage. Some background Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is involuntary urine leakage during exertion,...

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Comparing long-term outcomes of first and second artificial urinary sphincter procedures

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Urinary incontinence | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared long-term outcomes of primary and secondary artificial urinary sphincters (AUS). Authors reported similar rates of treatment satisfaction, quality of life, and urinary continence between men fitted with their first AUS device and men fitted with their second device.  Some background Artificial urinary...

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Nerve stimulation treatment improves overactive bladder symptoms in multiple sclerosis patients

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Urinary incontinence | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effectiveness of posterior tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) in treating overactive bladders in patients with multiple sclerosis. Researchers concluded that overactive bladder symptoms can be significantly reduced with PTNS. Some background Urinary function is coordinated by the nervous system. Diseases of the...

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Diabetes increases the risk of some complications after artificial urinary sphincter placement

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Urinary incontinence | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effect of diabetes on outcomes with artificial urinary sphincters (AUS). Researchers reported that diabetes more than doubled the risk of erosion and/or infection within 5 years after AUS placement. Some background Artificial urinary sphincters (AUS) can help restore continence among men with severe stress...

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Lower back pain and stress urinary incontinence – can stabilization exercises help both?

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Urinary incontinence | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the benefit of stabilization exercises focusing on pelvic floor muscles for women with both lower back pain and stress urinary incontinence. Researchers reported improved urinary incontinence and lower back pain among women undergoing physiotherapy and the stabilization exercises. Some background Pelvic floor...

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Examining nighttime urinary symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Urinary incontinence | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined nocturia (waking up in the night to pass urine) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Researchers concluded that nocturia with or without incontinence is common in patients with MS. MS patients with bladder muscle overactivity are more likely to experience nocturia. Some background Nocturia refers to the need...

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Comparing surgical treatments for male SUI after prostate surgery

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in Urinary incontinence | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the safety and effectiveness of surgical treatments for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) after prostate surgery. Authors reported that artificial urinary sphincters were associated with the highest overall effectiveness as well as the highest rate of complications. The authors advised that more high-quality evidence...

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