Stress Urinary Incontinence: Effectiveness of Invasive Operations

  • On October 12, 2009
There are many ways to treat incontinence, treatments vary according to the degree and type of the incontinence and invasive surgery is considered to be the last resort when other treatments fail. However, many different procedures can be performed; a recent study compared the effectiveness of less invasive procedures to traditional open surgery and other […]
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Stress Urinary Incontinence Treatment

  • On August 12, 2009
Townsville Hospital in north Queensland is leading the way in treating women with urinary stress incontinence. The hospital is one of the first in Australia to use a MINIARC – a non-invasive miro-sling fitted during day surgery. Professor Ajay Rane, the hospital’s director of urogynaecology: “The surgical procedure is quite a small procedure – it […]
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Urinary Incontinence Solution is Tested

  • On July 22, 2009
A new solution to women’s stress urinary incontinence TVT-Secur tension-free tape has been tested. A total of 32 hammock-shaped tape interventions were performed on patients who had stress urinary incontinence. Each patient underwent urogynecological assessment with urodynamic evaluation and performed a quality of life questionnaire. None of the 32 women had any surgical complication, postoperative […]
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Botulinum Neurotoxin Type A Injections can Cure Incontinence

  • On May 26, 2009
A new study using botulinum neurotoxin type A (BoNTA), conducted by the Department of Uro-Neurology at the University College London Hospital, revealed impressive results in patients with mixed cases of incontinence. The botulinum neurotoxin type A (BoNTA) is a variation of the commonly known Botox. Seventy-four patients (51 women, 23 men) with refractory IDO incontinence […]
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New Urinary Incontinence Treatment That Involves Taking Muscle From the Thigh

  • On April 30, 2009
Muscle cells taken from patients’ own thighs could help reduce stress urinary incontinence according to a new study. Most patients get help from exercises, behavioral training, and drug treatment; but many still leak often. A new therapy takes muscle cells from the upper thigh and injects them into the sphincter muscle that controls urine flow. […]
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Stress Urinary Incontinence Related to Genes

  • On April 27, 2009
A study published this week in the American Journal of Human Genetics links pelvic floor disorders such as pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence to a certain region of the human genome. The study was conducted by the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, study lead author Kristina Allen-Brady, Ph.D., and colleagues analyzed the […]
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Possible Cure for Stress Urinary Incontinence

  • On April 2, 2009
According to results of a study carried out on 642 women with stress urinary incontinence, a single-incision mid-urethral sling provides an improvement of the condition incontinence. Lead investigator Douglas G. Tincello said: ‘Mid-urethral slings are effective for incontinence. However, some centres report rates of bladder injury of around 5% to 10%. The rate of bladder […]
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Weight Loss Reduces Stress Incontinence

  • On February 10, 2009
A new study conducted by the UCSF, University of California at San Francisco, Brown University and the University of Alabama revealed that weight loss reduces stress incontinence in obese women. The PRIDE, Program to Reduce Incontinence by Diet and Exercise, randomly assigned 338 obese women aged between 42 and 64 years of age with at […]
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What to Expect with Surgery for Stress Incontinence – Part 2

  • On February 3, 2009
Continuing with our series of posts about Surgeries for Stress Incontinence, this final part offers detailed information on each surgical procedure. As mentioned on What to Expect with Surgery for Stress Incontinence – Part 1, there are two types of surgical procedures for stress incontinence, surgery through the abdomen and surgery through the vagina, Surgery […]
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What to Expect with Surgery for Stress Incontinence – Part 1

  • On January 28, 2009
In many cases of stress incontinence, there is no need for a surgery, there are many treatments available that do not involve surgery (like exercises to help strengthen the muscles in the pelvic floor, commonly known as pelvic floor exercises). A surgery for stress incontinence aims to improve support for the muscles around the bladder […]
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