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Study shows advantages for stress urinary incontinence surgery
One of the most commonly performed surgeries to treat stress urinary incontinence in women may have better long-term results than another common surgical technique, according to a study led by Mayo Clinic researchers. (2019-07-15)
Strobe lighting at dance music festivals linked to tripling in epileptic fit risk
Strobe lighting at electronic dance music festivals may be linked to a tripling in the risk of epileptic fits in susceptible individuals, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2019-06-11)
Lifting the lid on bladder cancer support
Bladder cancer is a painful and sometimes life-threatening condition that patients can find difficult to talk about, with many becoming homebound as they cope with debilitating side effects such as incontinence. (2019-05-28)
Pelvic exercises may beat bedroom blues
Physiotherapists from James Cook University in Australia say simple pelvic floor exercises may be a cure for some common problems men experience in the bedroom. (2019-05-14)
UBC research recommends graduated return to work after prostatectomy
UBC research cautions men recovering from a radical prostatectomy to take it easy when returning to work. (2019-04-02)
Laser-targeted removal of prostate tumors works as well complete removal of prostate
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, led by prostate cancer treatment pioneer Dr. (2019-03-20)
Tiny, implantable device uses light to treat bladder problems
Neuroscientists and engineers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-01-02)
Delivery method associated with pelvic floor disorders after childbirth
Research completed at Johns Hopkins and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center has demonstrated that vaginal childbirth substantially increases the probability a woman will develop a pelvic floor disorder later in life. (2018-12-19)
Childbirth delivery methods and risk of incontinence, overactive bladder
Pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse (when one or more of the pelvic organs drop from their normal position) are associated with childbirth and affect millions of women in the United States. (2018-12-18)
Men with prostate cancer willing to accept lower survival odds to avoid side effects
Men who have been newly diagnosed with prostate cancer say they would trade some improvement in their odds of survival for improvements in side effects and quality of life, according to research presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. (2018-11-04)
Poll: Half of women over 50 experience incontinence, but most haven't talked to a doctor
Nearly half of women over 50 say they sometimes leak urine according to a new national poll. (2018-11-01)
Study examines long-term rate of mesh sling removal, reoperation
Treatment for women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can include inserting a mesh sling to support the urethra. (2018-10-23)
How do pelvic floor muscle exercises reduce overactive bladder symptoms?
Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common form of urinary incontinence that is widely treated with pelvic floor muscle (PFM) training. (2018-10-19)
Getting relief from sexual dysfunction and incontinence caused by menopause
Microablative fractional CO2 lasers are energy-based devices designed to help manage troublesome menopause symptoms such as painful sex, dryness, itching/burning, urinary frequency, and incontinence. (2018-10-10)
Investigation exposes 'scandal' that has left thousands of women irreversibly harmed
An investigation by The BMJ reveals how vaginal mesh implant manufacturers 'aggressively hustled' their products into widespread use, how regulators approved them 'on the flimsiest of evidence' and how the medical profession failed to set up registries that might have picked up problems far sooner. (2018-10-10)
Combo therapy of prostatectomy plus radiotherapy may improve survival in prostate cancer
A comparison of two of the most common combination therapies for locally advanced prostate cancer show the more aggressive option is linked with a higher rate of survival. (2018-09-25)
Optimizing dopaminergic treatment improves non-motor symptoms
Non-motor symptoms are common in late stage Parkinson's disease (PD) as the frequency and severity of most of these symptoms increase with advancing disease. (2018-09-24)
Overweight and obesity linked to higher risk of urinary incontinence for women
Being overweight or obese is linked with an increased risk of developing urinary incontinence for young to mid-aged women, according to an Obesity Reviews analysis of all relevant published studies. (2018-09-19)
Failure rate in some surgical mesh treatments unacceptably high - Biomedical review
Failure rates in some surgical mesh products used to treat prolapse injury are unacceptably high according to a new biomedical review conducted by a medical materials expert, who also believes patients should have received more information around the risk before being treated for urinary incontinence with surgical mesh products. (2018-09-18)
Prostate cancer care for older men estimated to cost Medicare $1.2 billion
Researchers examined the costs associated with screening for prostate cancer, including treatment, for three years after diagnosis. (2018-09-13)
WPSI says screen all women annually for urinary incontinence
All women should be screened annually for urinary incontinence, according to new guidelines from the Women's Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI). (2018-08-13)
Prostate cancer ultrasound treatment as effective as surgery or radiotherapy
Using high energy ultrasound beams to destroy prostate cancer tumours may be as effective as surgery or radiotherapy, but with fewer side effects. (2018-07-05)
New findings on bacteria in female bladders
A new study published in Nature Communications has found that the female bladder not only contains bacteria, but the microbes are similar to those found in the vagina. (2018-06-27)
Men tolerate stress incontinence years before seeking help
Men often tolerate stress urinary incontinence for more than two years before seeking medical help -- and one-third put up with it for more than five years, making it important for doctors to check for this problem, a new study from UT Southwestern researchers advises. (2018-06-22)
Synthetic cannabis ('spice', 'k2') use may boost stroke risk in young users
Synthetic cannabis, also popularly known as 'spice' or 'k2,' may boost the risk of a stroke in young users, warn US doctors writing in the journal BMJ Case Reports. (2018-06-07)
Experimental drug restores some bladder function after spinal cord injury, study finds
An experimental drug that blocks abnormal neural communication after spinal cord injury could one day be the key to improving quality of life by improving bladder function, new research suggests. (2018-06-04)
Fewer men are being screened, diagnosed, and treated for prostate cancer
A new study reveals declines in prostate cancer screening and diagnoses in the United States in recent years, as well as decreases in the use of definitive treatments in men who have been diagnosed. (2018-05-21)
Chronic medical conditions are common in women with urinary incontinence
New research published in BJU International indicates that women with urinary incontinence often have other chronic conditions. (2018-05-11)
USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that men 55 to 69 who are interested in screening talk to their doctors about potential benefits and harms of screening for prostate cancer before deciding whether to undergo periodic prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening. (2018-05-08)
Urine of kidney disease patients contains diverse mix of bacteria
The urine of kidney disease patients contains a diverse mix of bacteria such as Staphylococcus and Streptococcus, according to a Loyola study. (2018-05-04)
Certain drugs for muscle conditions may be linked to increased risk of dementia
Use of certain anticholinergic drugs -- that help to control involuntary muscle movements for conditions such as Parkinson's disease -- is associated with an increased risk of dementia, finds a UK study published by The BMJ today. (2018-04-25)
Though most prolapse surgeries regress over time, symptoms remain improved
A Duke-led study publishing April 17 in the Journal of the American Medical Association followed women for five years after two common prolapse surgeries and found failure rates for both procedures were equally high, at over 60 percent. (2018-04-17)
Urinary incontinence may have negative effects on sexual health
In a new BJU International study, women with urinary incontinence reported declines in sexual activity and arousal over the last year, and they expressed increased concern about their frequency of sexual activity and ability to become sexually aroused. (2018-04-05)
Charting an underexplored landscape: The genitourinary microbiome
More sensitive cultivation methods and precise 16S rRNA gene sequencing techniques have revealed that the human bladder hosts a significant microbiome and those diverse bacteria inside the bladder impact pediatric urologic diseases. (2018-04-05)
Are high-risk anticholinergic medicines prescribed too often for older adults?
A team of researchers decided to study how frequently healthcare providers prescribe potentially inappropriate medications like anticholinergics in light of recommendations like those from the AGS Beers Criteria. (2018-04-04)
Research reveals risk factors for urgency urinary incontinence
In a large representative British population of individuals in their late 60s, the prevalence of urinary incontinence was 15 percent in men and 54 percent in women. (2018-03-07)
More than just a cosmetic procedure -- 'tummy tuck' reduces back pain and incontinence
In addition to restoring the pre-pregnancy shape of the abdomen, abdominoplasty ('tummy tuck') surgery with muscle repair can improve back pain and urinary incontinence after childbearing, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (2018-02-28)
Scorpion venom component can reduce severity of rheumatoid arthritis
A group of researchers led by Dr. Christine Beeton at Baylor College of Medicine has found that one of the hundreds of components in scorpion venom can reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis in animal models, without inducing side effects associated with similar treatments. (2018-02-26)
Tension-free vaginal tape found effective for treating urinary incontinence
Long-term results from a BJU International study indicate that tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) may be a highly effective and safe option for certain patients with urinary incontinence. (2018-02-22)
New vaginal mesh material could help thousands of women affected by life changing complications
Scientists from the University of Sheffield have developed a material that could be used as an alternative to the current vaginal mesh material, polypropylene, used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. (2018-02-13)
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