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Experts reveal we are not ready for incontinence boom
The involuntary loss of urine or faecal matter is frighteningly common among all socio-economic groups. But researchers from the University of Leeds warn there is too much stigma around it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For most vulnerable Nigerian women, high rates of traumatic birth injury
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria –“One week after I delivered my second child, I realized that there was an issue,” Aisha told UNFPA from her hospital bed in Maiduguri, in north-east Nigeria. She had developed an obstetric fistula, a devastating childbirth injury that can derail a woman’s whole life.Obstetric fistula occurs during prolonged, obstructed labour. The obstruction can create a hole between the vaginal wall and the bladder or rectum, leading to incontinence – and often stigma, shame or even rejection from families and communities. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

RDD Pharma Raises $9.5M in Series B Funding to Fuel Global Development
NEW YORK and TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 16, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- RDD Pharma, a leader in developing treatments for lower gastro-intestinal disorders, has raised $9.5M in Series B funding, including $6M from two new investors, Phar... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, Venture Capital RDD Pharma, anal fissure, fecal incontinence, colitis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Falls and hip fractures associated with urinary incontinence among older men and women with complex needs: a national population study - Schluter PJ, Arnold EP, Jamieson HA.
AIMS: To determine if urinary incontinence (UI) was an independent risk factor for falls and hip fractures in community-dwelling older men and women with complex needs, after controlling for confounders. METHODS: Since 2012, all community care reci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Screening for geriatric syndromes: falls, urinary/fecal incontinence, and osteoporosis - Smith EM, Shah AA.
The geriatric syndromes of falls, incontinence, and osteoporosis are concerns in older adults because of their potential impact on quality of life. Asking about history of falls or a fear of falling should prompt a multifactorial assessment of fall risk an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

New surgery for prostate cancer can cut incontinence risk
Up to a quarter of prostate cancer patients suffer temporary or permanent incontinence after surgery. Steve Gregory, 60, from Hampshire, underwent a procedure said to reduce this risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urinary incontinence warning: Ignoring leaks could lead to THESE surprising skin problems
URINARY incontinence is the loss of bladder control, and it can often be treated or managed effectively. However, ignoring leaks could lead to skin issues. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Widely used pelvic floor exercise lacks supporting evidence
(Reuters Health) - An abdominal breathing exercise that ’s supposed to help women with prolapsed uterus or a type of urinary incontinence has been taught for more than 30 years, but so far there’s little evidence showing it works, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Anal cancer symptoms: The FIVE easy-to-miss symptoms of the DEADLY condition
ANAL CANCER is a rare type of cancer, but it can prove deadly if not caught early. Symptoms include rectal bleeding and bowel incontinence. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Augmenix touts AMA code, CMS reimbursement for SpaceOar
Augmenix said today that the American Medical Association established a Current Procedural Terminology code for its SpaceOar hydrogel and similar devices, with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services setting a payment rate for procedures with the injectable. The Bedford, Mass.-based company said that the AMA established CPT code 55874 for the periprostatic implantation of biodegradable materials, which SpaceOar will be billed under. The code is set to go into effect January 1, 2018. Augmenix also noted that CMS promulgated their 2018 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule to provide an ave...
Source: Mass Device - November 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology Augmenix Inc. Source Type: news

FDA approves Axonics IDE trial for r-SNM neuromod
Axonics Modulation Technologies said today it won FDA investigational device exemption clearance to engage in a pivotal study of its r-SNM rechargeable sacral neuromodulation system designed for treating overactive bladder and bowel dysfunction. The Irvine, Calif.-based company said it expects to begin enrolling patients in the clinical study in November, aiming to enlist 120 patients at 15 centers in the US and Western Europe. “During 2017, as part of the IDE process, the FDA conducted a significant review of our product. A major focus of the technical review was the long-term safety of our implant. The fact th...
Source: Mass Device - November 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Axonics Modulation Technologies Source Type: news

UR Medicine Hosts Bladder Health Information Event November 15
n recognition of November as National Bladder Health Awareness Month, and UR Medicine Adult Pelvic Health and Continence Care will host a free educational event on bladder health for women and men, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 500 Red Creek Drive, Rochester. The talk will focus on causes, symptoms and treatments for a range of bladder issues, including one of the most common health problems women will face in their lifetimes: urinary incontinence (UI). (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

' Mini-Jupette' Graft May Cut Postprostatectomy Climacturia'Mini-Jupette' Graft May Cut Postprostatectomy Climacturia
For men who develop both erectile dysfunction and climacturia and/or mild urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy, an add-on maneuver to penile prosthesis insertion can address both problems.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Women Have Many Treatment Options for Urinary Incontinence Women Have Many Treatment Options for Urinary Incontinence
Roughly half of adult women may experience urinary incontinence, but few of them get diagnosed and treated despite a wide range of options to address the problem, doctors say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Women have many treatment options for urinary incontinence
(Reuters Health) - Roughly half of adult women may experience urinary incontinence, but few of them get diagnosed and treated despite a wide range of options to address the problem, doctors say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Court upholds $27m pelvic mesh verdict against Boston Scientific
A federal appeals court last week upheld a plaintiff’s $27 million win over Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) in a product liability lawsuit brought over its Pinnacle pelvic mesh. A Florida jury in November 2014 found for Amal Eghnayem and three other plaintiffs who alleged that the Pinnacle mesh caused injuries including pain, bleeding and infection. Pelvic mesh implants are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and female stress urinary incontinence. The company was ordered to pay the women $26.7 million in compensatory damages, between $6.5 million and $6.7 million each. It will not face additional punitive dam...
Source: Mass Device - October 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Christopher Calnan Tags: Legal News Product Liability Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Source Type: news

Prostate problem? Take 2 nuts
By age 60, you have a 50/50 chance of having a clinically enlarged prostate. And it only gets worse every year. When your prostate isn’t functioning properly, it’s hard to enjoy life. Traditional doctors give you two choices. Go under the knife or you take Big Pharma’s drugs. Either way, you have a good chance of ending up with your manhood on the line… If you have surgery, there’s a big risk you’ll be saying goodbye to your sex life for good. The rate of impotence is a shocking 50 to 60% after prostate surgery.1 Big Pharma’s meds to shrink your prostate are no better. These sy...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Woman wins High Court claim go-ahead against vaginal mesh
In January 2007, Barbara Wise was fitted with an implant at Benenden Hospital in Kent to treat her urinary incontinence. She claims her surgeon failed to explain the procedure or alternative treatments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Device to spare women from 'stigma of incontinence'
Stress incontinence is caused by a weakening of the pelvic-floor muscles which control the flow of urine and may affect millions of women in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lib Dems call for incontinence prevention training in Scotland
Midwives, health visitors and other health professionals should get specific training on incontinence prevention, as part of a new nationwide continence strategy in Scotland, according to the Liberal Democrats. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Magnetic Anal Sphincter Augmentation Effective for Fecal Incontinence Magnetic Anal Sphincter Augmentation Effective for Fecal Incontinence
Magnetic anal sphincter augmentation (MSA) reduces leakage and improves quality of life (QOL) in patients with severe fecal incontinence, especially those with no previous surgical treatment for incontinence, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 10, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Supreme Court won ’ t review $3m pelvic mesh loss for J & J ’ s Ethicon
The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday declined to review a $3 million loss for Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon in a product liability lawsuit brought over its TVT-O pelvic mesh. A jury in the U.S. District Court for Southern West Virginia originally awarded Jo Huskey and her husband damages of $3.3 million, finding in September 2014 that the TVT-O transvaginal sling caused her injuries and that the company failed to warn about the stress urinary incontinence treatment’s risks. A federal judge later shot down Ethicon’s bid to overturn the verdict a...
Source: Mass Device - October 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Product Liability Ethicon johnsonandjohnson Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits U.S. Supreme Court Source Type: news

Woman awarded $57M in Johnson & Johnson lawsuit speaks out
Ella Ebaugh says she is in "excruciating pain" from complications with the pelvic mesh meant to help control urinary incontinence (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ME AND MY OPERATION: The spine-zapper implant
Cherie Jiggins, 71, from Hampshire, long suffered with debilitating bowel incontinence - until she became the first person in the world to undergo new surgery for it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Managing Faecal INcontinence in people with advanced dementia resident in Care Homes (FINCH) study: a realist synthesis of the evidence.
Eighty per cent of care home residents in the UK are living with dementia. The prevalence of faecal incontinence (FI) in care homes is estimated to range from 30% to 50%. There is limited evidence of what is effective in the reduction and management of FI in care homes. To provide a theory-driven explanation of the effectiveness of programmes that aim to improve FI in people with advanced dementia in care homes. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pelvic Floor Society statement -- use of mesh surgeries for constipation & rectal prolapse
(Wiley) In light of ongoing concerns by the media and the public surrounding the use of mesh in women with pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, the Pelvic Floor Society has issued a consensus statement addressing the use of mesh for the treatment of constipation and rectal prolapse (via a surgical procedure called ventral mesh rectopexy, or VMR). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Urinary incontinence causes: THESE five leaking triggers are all avoidable
URINARY incontinence - where urine leaks - is a common problem that can affect quality of life. Here are some of the most common causes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wobbly shoes could stop those endless trips to the loo
Incontinence (file pic) is thought to affect up to six million people in the UK, and is more common in women, as pregnancy, childbirth and menopause can weaken the muscles that control urination. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 23, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Microinnovation: what paper towels have to teach us about medtech How can you double the efficiency of a paper towel? Turns out you don’t need to reformulate or make the paper thicker. Instead, you find a simple concept t...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Stryker slips on Sage Products recall
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) shares slipped today after the medical device company said it’s recalling some of the products sold by subsidiary Sage Products and narrowed its outlook for the rest of the year. Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker paid $2.7 billion in April 2016 for Sage and its line of products designed to prevent so-called “never events.” But it wasn’t long before problems emerged with some of those products; by August Sage had expanded an existing recall of impregnated cloth topical skin products over contamination issues with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia. That recall covered the Comfort ...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Hospital Care Recalls Regulatory/Compliance Sage Products Stryker Source Type: news

Women ’ s urinary incontinence device startup Elidah looks to raise $2m
Women’s health device start-up Elidah is looking to raise $2 million to support its Elitone stress urinary incontinence-treating device, according to a Connecticut Post report. The Elitone device, developed by the Newtown, Conn.-based company, is designed to be worn during the day and provides 20 minutes of electrical stimulation to strengthen pelvic muscles and aid women with stress urinary incontinence, according to the report. So far, Elidah has won backing from the state-backed Connecticut Innovations venture fund for up to $750,000, as well as an undisclosed amount of funding from the NSF’s Small Business ...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Urology Women's Health elidah Source Type: news

Vaginal mesh implants: 'I really thought I was dying'
Carolyn Churchill was in agony after mesh surgery, but doctors were reluctant to blame her implant, even suggesting the pain might be a mental health issueSix years ago, Carolyn Churchill, 57, from near Pontypridd in Wales, was in a long-term relationship, worked as a chef, and spent hours each week walking with her dogs and looking after her granddaughter ’s pony. She was busy and content, but was bothered by stress incontinence, which affects roughly 10% of women.“Never knowing when you’re going out if you’re going to wee yourself. It really got to the stage where it was embarrassing,” she r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Health Women Science Sexual health Society NHS Source Type: news

More Women May Seek Treatment for Urinary Incontinence if Providers Ask More Women May Seek Treatment for Urinary Incontinence if Providers Ask
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Viveve inks distro deal with InControl Medical, posts Q2 miss
Shares in Viveve (NSDQ:VIVE) have stayed steady today after the company announced a new exclusive distribution deal with InControl Medical and released 2nd quarter earnings that missed expectations on Wall Street. Under the agreement, Englewood, Colo.-based Viveve said it will be granted exclusive rights to distribute all of InControl Medical’s products to healthcare providers in the US. “We are pleased with the opportunity to partner with Viveve to enable wider distribution of our clinically proven devices to U.S. medical professionals who can help the millions of patients suffering from pelvic floor and ...
Source: Mass Device - August 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Viveve Medical Source Type: news

Prostate op done via wrist can cut threat of incontinence
Treatment for an enlarged prostate can involve major surgery. Keith Painter (pictured), 56, an aerospace engineer from Gloucestershire, underwent a new, less invasive procedure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tackling bedwetting: ‘Don’t be afraid to talk about it’
Bedwetting, otherwise known as urinary incontinence or enuresis, is fairly common, often embarrassing and sometimes difficult to talk about. It is estimated that about 20 percent of boys and 17 percent of girls, ages 6 to 7 years old have some problem with daytime or nighttime wetting. Still, many kids are reluctant to talk about wetting with parents, friends and teachers. Parents themselves often have a hard time confronting the issue. The Voiding Improvement Program (VIP) at Boston Children’s Hospital offers a comprehensive approach to bedwetting tailored to each child’s individual needs. &ldqu...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Health & Wellness bedwetting Dr. Carlos Estrada enuresis Pamela Kelly Voiding Improvement Program Source Type: news

Women's lives have been ruined by vaginal mesh NHS implant
Julie Gilsennan, 41, from Liverpool, was forced to give up being a paramedic and is now 'trapped inside' after having the 'gold-standard' treatment for her incontinence. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lives of women have been ruined by vaginal mesh
Julie Gilsennan, 41, from Liverpool, was forced to give up being a paramedic and is now 'trapped inside' after having the 'gold-standard' treatment for her incontinence. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Faced with many options, men with prostate cancer get help choosing the right treatments
Like many men diagnosed with prostate cancer, Bill Pickett faced a tough question when he came to UCLA for treatment: how to fight it?Prostate cancer is one of the more curable cancers — it has a 96 percent survival rate 15 years after diagnosis, according to the American Cancer Society. The options men have after a diagnosis have different side effects and trade-offs. So choosing, for example, between radiation therapy or surgery, can be complicated for a person.“When you’re diagnosed with prostate cancer, you realize that each treatment can have very different side effects,” said Pickett, who...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NHS 'Vaginal mesh implants cut people's genitals'
Kath Samson, from Cambridgeshire, argues the supposed 'gold-standard' 20-minute solution to urinary stress incontinence has left women wheelchair bound and unable to have sex. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Vaginal mesh implants cut people's genitals'
Kath Samson, from Cambridgeshire, argues the supposed 'gold-standard' 20-minute solution to urinary stress incontinence has left women wheelchair bound and unable to have sex. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thinx's pee-proof underwear to de-stigmatize incontinence
Thinx, maker of the period-proof underwear, has expanded to create pee-proof panties in a bid to de-stigmatize incontinence and help the millions of women struggling with bladder control. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mesh Oversight Group Report
This document sets out progress to fulfil the recommendation set out in the Mesh Working Group interim report. The work aims to address concerns over the use of mesh devices implanted in the pelvic region to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The report, aimed at CCGs, GPs and hospitals, sets out steps to improve care as well as processes for reporting of complications. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philly judge reverses pelvic mesh win for Johnson & Johnson
A Pennsylvania state court judge last week overturned part of a jury verdict that gave Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon its first win in five pelvic mesh trials in Philadelphia. Last month a jury in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas cleared Ethicon in the fourth pelvic mesh bellwether to go to trial there, despite finding that the company’s TVT-Secur product was defectively designed and that Ethicon failed to warn of its risks. Kimberly Adkins had sued in 2013, alleging that the TVT-Secur mesh she was implanted with in July 2010 to treat urinary incontinence caused her inju...
Source: Mass Device - July 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Product Liability Wall Street Beat Women's Health johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Vaginal mesh: What YOU should know about the controversial urinary incontinence cure
VAGINAL mesh implants are used to treat urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse - a condition where one or more of the pelvic organs bulges into the vagina, causing symptoms of backache, heaviness or a dragging discomfort. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ConvaTec picks up US distributor Woodbury Holdings for $121m
ConvaTec (LON:CTEC) said today it agreed to acquire US-based distributor Woodbury Holdings from MTS Health Investors for approximately $120.5 million. Floral Park, N.Y.-based Woodbury Holdings is an independent national distributor of incontinence and catheter products, as well as nutritional, enteral feeding and vascular compressions supplies, Convatec said, providing direct-to-home delivery across the US. With the acquisition, ConvaTec said its Americas division will create a new home distribution unit for catheter and incontinence related products, combining multiple distribution companies. “The addition of&n...
Source: Mass Device - July 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Mergers & Acquisitions ConvaTec Source Type: news

Hebden Bridge woman says vaginal mesh ruined her life
Cat Lee, 43, from Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, underwent the procedure, which has left hundreds of other British women in agony, to treat her incontinence after childbirth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I told my husband he could sleep with someone else'
Cat Lee, 43, from Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, underwent the procedure, which has left hundreds of other British women in agony, to treat her incontinence after childbirth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for July 17, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. OrthoSensor raises $6.3m OrthoSensor raised $6.3 million in a new round of mixed financing, according to an SEC filing posted this week. Money in the round came from 15 unnamed sources, according to the SEC filing, with the 1st...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Medtronic touts 5-year data on InterStim neuromod device for OAB
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today touted 5-year results from the InSite study of its InterStim neuromodulation treatment for overactive bladder syndrome. InterStim is designed to stimulate the sacral nerve to treat OAB, meaning urinary urge incontinence and/or urgency-frequency. The InSite study enrolled 340 patients, of which 272 were implanted with an InterStim device, comparing treatment with the device with standard drug therapy. The primary safety endpoint was to “demonstrate that the upper bound of the 95% CI for the cumulative five-year rate of adverse events related to the tined lead that require surgery is les...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Urology Women's Health Medtronic Source Type: news