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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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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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