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Safety and effectiveness of a sling to treat urinary stress incontinence

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Urinary incontinence | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the use of a surgical sling to treat urinary stress incontinence (USI – leakage of urine from the bladder when coughing or straining). The study found that the MiniArc sling continues to be safe and effective after 5 years. Some background USI is a common problem, especially among middle-aged and older...

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5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About An Unappreciated Organ: The Bladder

5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About An Unappreciated Organ:  The Bladder

Posted by on Nov 25, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 2 comments

Because of its lowly role in the human body, we think about our bladders only when something is going wrong  or when we have to go really, really badly. So, November has been set aside as Bladder Health Awareness month. Here is a short review of bladder anatomy and function as well as common problems that can happen. Your bladder is connected to your...

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Comparison of two types of male sling for bladder control after prostate surgery

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Urinary incontinence | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared adjustable and non-adjustable slings used in males after prostate surgery to help with bladder control. The study found that more patients chose the adjustable type, but no difference was found in symptoms or patient satisfaction between the two types of sling. Some background Surgical removal of the prostate can...

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Safety of vaginal mesh surgery

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Urinary incontinence | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study looked at complications after surgery in ­­women who had a vaginal mesh procedure to treat urinary incontinence (bladder control). It found that 9.8% of women had complications within 5 years of the mesh surgery. Some background Vaginal mesh procedure is a type of surgery to treat stress urinary incontinence...

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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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