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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, Prostate cancer, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 3 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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FDA News Releases and Signing Up for Alerts

FDA News Releases and Signing Up for Alerts

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 1 comment

You may not know this but you can get warnings from the FDA on problems with prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs.  For example, on August 11, a FDA News Release issued this warning about over-the-counter liquid vitamins that are given to young children and those who cannot swallow pills. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is...

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