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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

One in ten men would rather give up SEX for a year than admit THIS problem
URINARY incontinence is unintentional passing of urine, and it's thought to affect millions of people. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uromedica wins CMS coverage for ProAct continence therapy device
Uromedica said today it won a reimbursement code from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services for its ProAct adjustable continence therapy for men, and that it launched the device in the US. The ProAct system has FDA approval and is indicated for treating adult men with stress incontinence from intrinsic sphincter deficiency of at least 12 monst following radical prostatectomy or TURP who have failed ot respond to conservative therapy, the Plymouth, Minn.-based company said. “The issuance of these codes will allow Uromedica to deliver its safe and effective therapy to improve the quality of life for men strugg...
Source: Mass Device - July 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Urology Uromedica Source Type: news

Surgery for early prostate cancer may not save lives
(Washington University in St. Louis) A major 20-year study provides further evidence that prostate cancer surgery offers negligible benefits to many men with early-stage disease. In such men, who account for most cases of newly diagnosed prostate cancer, surgery did not prolong life and often caused serious complications such as infection, urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction. The team of researchers included Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Teens, Young Women Vulnerable to Incontinence in Pregnancy Teens, Young Women Vulnerable to Incontinence in Pregnancy
Urinary incontinence (UI) is common among pregnant adolescents and young women, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Rectocele prolapse after overdoing it post hysterectomy – Vivian ’ s story
The post Rectocele prolapse after overdoing it post hysterectomy – Vivian’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. My story is this which I hope will help others, as I feel I could and should have been given more information regarding exercises for pelvic floor muscles. I have since suffered another prolapse after my hysterectomy, this time a rectocele prolapse at the beginning of April 2017, I suppose because I have overdone things, but had I been given more information, perhaps this could have been prevented. I first suffered a prolapsed uterus in September 2016 and had a LAVH on 19th Dec...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 6, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories pelvic floor exercises prolapse rectocele Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson fields Aussie class action over pelvic mesh
(Reuters) – Australian women have brought a class-action case against Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) over complications arising from vaginal mesh implants – a lawsuit that follows many others in the United States, Canada and Europe. The claim, which is being heard in Australia’s Federal Court, said patients had suffered chronic pain, bleeding and severe discomfort during sexual intercourse since having the mesh surgically implanted. The devices are used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The Australian action was brought on behalf of more than 700 claimants. Johnson &am...
Source: Mass Device - July 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Legal News Women's Health johnsonjohnson Source Type: news

Acupuncture confirmed to successfully treat incontinence (without using toxic drugs)
(Natural News) Perhaps nothing can be more debilitating than incontinence. This condition where the pelvic muscles are too weak, which makes retaining fluids difficult, affects approximately 13 million Americans. It’s an extremely embarrassing situation, forcing sufferers to just stay at home. There is a ray of hope, however, for incontinent patients. A recent study conducted... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers make significant progress in engineering digestive system tissues
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Researchers at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have reached important milestones in their quest to engineer replacement tissue in the lab to treat digestive system conditions -- from infants born with too-short bowels to adults with inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, or fecal incontinence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lawsuit: Pelvic mesh implants caused hundreds devastating pain
Women who have sued the manufacturers say the mesh caused them chronic pain, infections, loss of sexual function and incontinence (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electroacupuncture May Decrease Stress Urinary Incontinence Electroacupuncture May Decrease Stress Urinary Incontinence
Electroacupuncture may help ease stress urinary incontinence in women, hints a randomized controlled study from China.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Could acupuncture cure urinary incontinence?
The electroacupuncture method was tested on 504 women who had stress incontinence by researchers at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USFDA gives nod to Zydus Cadila's overactive bladder tablets
The drug is used to take care of an overactive bladder and urinary incontinence and will be produced at the group's formulation manufacturing facility at Moraiya in Ahmedabad. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, Not Certain Infertility Cases
Title: Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, Not Certain Infertility CasesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - June 28, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Study: Acupuncture could help incontinence, not some infertility cases
Acupuncture received mixed reviews in two new studies from China -- one focusing on incontinence and the other on a cause of female infertility. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Shows Benefits for Stress Incontinence, Not for PCOS-Related Infertility (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Two new trials in JAMA report mixed findings for acupuncture: One shows that acupuncture may help treat stress urinary incontinence, while the other shows no effect on infertility … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Acupuncture For Incontinence, Not Infertility
Research yields mixed results for this traditional Chinese treatment (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, Not Certain Infertility Cases
Research yields mixed results for this traditional Chinese treatment Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Infertility, Urinary Incontinence (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can electroacupuncture decrease stress incontinence?
(Reuters Health) - Acupuncture paired with mild electric currents may be better than doing nothing at all to relieve a common type of urinary incontinence in women, a Chinese study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, But Not Infertility Due To PCOS
TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 -- Acupuncture, a 3,000-year-old healing technique, received mixed reviews in two new studies from China -- one focusing on incontinence and the other on a cause of female infertility. A research team found acupuncture did... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acupuncture: Yes for Urinary Incontinence, No for PCOS Infertility (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Two acupuncture studies find different outcomes in different conditions (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - June 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

AdvaMed backs Johnson & Johnson in Supreme Court appeal of $3m pelvic mesh loss
The medical device industry’s largest national lobbying group, AdvaMed, is backing Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon in its appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over a $3.3 million loss in a product liability lawsuit brought over its TVT-O pelvic mesh. A jury in the U.S. District Court for Southern West Virginia 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&n...
Source: Mass Device - June 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Product Liability Johnson & Johnson Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits U.S. Supreme Court Source Type: news

The Most Important Thing You're Not Discussing With Your Doctor
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bladder and bowel incontinence: Symptoms and causes of condition which affects one in FOUR
BOWEL and bladder weakness affects around one in four people during their lives - and the condition can affect men and women of any age. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news