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Yoga May Be Right Move Versus Urinary Incontinence
More than 20 million American women routinely struggle with urinary incontinence. The 56 women in this study experienced the problem several times a day, every day. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga May Be Right Move Against Urinary Incontinence
TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 -- Yoga can help older women who fight frequent bouts of urinary incontinence, new research suggests. The finding stems from a small study of participants in yoga classes specifically designed to help older women with urinary... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Adult diaper rash: What you need to know
While diaper rash is most common in infants, adults are also at risk of developing the condition, particularly those who wear adult diapers, incontinence briefs, or pads. In this article, we look at how to treat adult diaper rash using home remedies and explain when a person should seek medical treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Speaks Out About Pelvic Mesh Controversy
It has been an interesting week for Boston Scientific, but not for the reasons you might think. Yes, the company had to go on the defensive this week after CBS aired a 60 Minutes report raising concern over its transvaginal mesh products. The report accused Boston Scientific of buying counterfeit materials from a Chinese supplier to make the mesh devices. But the company has also received a show of customer support, said Dave Pierce, president of Boston Scientific's urology and pelvic health division. "What's been encouraging this week, amidst all of the concern, and rightly so, has ...
Source: MDDI - May 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Comorbidity Patterns with Female Incontinence Distinguish Subtypes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Results highlight need to identify women with possible modifiable targets for intervention (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - May 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

More men with low-risk prostate cancer are rejecting aggressive treatment, new study suggests
A sea change is occurring among men with low-risk prostate cancer: Increasing numbers are avoiding immediate surgery or radiation and are opting instead for close monitoring of the disease to see whether it worsens. The shift is sharply reducing unnecessary treatment that can cause serious side effects including incontinence and sexual problems, experts say, without […]Related:Ebola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO saysTroubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in childrenFor six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and sa...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aegea Medical picks up former Cardiokinetix, Concentric Medical CEO Sainz | Personnel Moves – May 14, 2018
Aegea Medical said last week it tapped former Cardiokinetix prez & CEO Maria Sainz as its new president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Sainz will replace former CEO Don Gurskis, who has held the corner office since 2013. Gurskis will remain on as member of the Redwood City, Calif.-based company’s executive management team. “Maria is a highly respected industry veteran with an exceptional track record of building and leading strong teams and growing businesses with groundbreaking, PMA-class devices. Maria’s experience and successful record in commercializing medical technologi...
Source: Mass Device - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News ACell aegeamedical Boston Scientific Cardiac Dimensions Inc. CardioKinetix Inc. cellectbiotechnology Cerus Corp. Concentric Medical Inc. Conventus Orthopaedics Cordis Corp. Covidien GE Healthcare Guidant C Source Type: news

Chronic medical conditions are common in women with urinary incontinence
(Wiley) New research published in BJU International indicates that women with urinary incontinence often have other chronic conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

USPSTF Issues New Recommendation On Prostate Cancer Screening
BOSTON (CBS) — A leading task force has come out with new recommendations when it comes to prostate cancer screening in men. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommends that men between the ages of 55 and 69 without symptoms be offered a PSA test if they have been educated on the pros and cons of testing. The USPSTF also recommends against PSA screening in men aged 70 and older. The PSA test is a simple blood test that attempts to identify men at risk of prostate cancer, but false-positive results can lead to over-diagnosis and unwanted side effects like incontinence and erectile dysfunction. Re...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Cancer Screening Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

A Video Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise Model Pre-Prostatectomy A Video Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise Model Pre-Prostatectomy
Find out how an instructional video could help educate patients regarding pre-operative pelvic floor muscle exercises to improve post-prostatectomy incontinence.Urologic Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Urine of kidney disease patients contains diverse mix of bacteria
(Loyola University Health System) The urine of kidney disease patients contains a diverse mix of bacteria such as Staphylococcus and Streptococcus, according to a Loyola study. The bacteria diversity generally was higher among kidney patients who also experienced urinary urgency (sudden, urgent need to urinate). The findings could lead to new approaches to treating lower urinary tract problems such as urinary urgency and incontinence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Seniors Should Avoid Common Class Of Drugs To Lower Risk Of Dementia
BOSTON (CBS) – A warning for seniors: Researchers in the United Kingdom studied data on more than 300,000 people and found a link between a certain class of drugs called anticholinergics and an increased risk of dementia. These drugs and others are commonly used to treat depression, bladder incontinence, and Parkinson’s disease in the elderly, but the researchers found a link between use of these types of drugs and about a 30-percent higher risk of dementia. Brain scran of a brain with dementia. (WBZ-TV) The risk was higher even if the drugs were used up to 20 years before the diagnosis of dementia was made. Ex...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dementia Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Senior Citizens Source Type: news

Antidepressants, incontinence drugs linked to dementia in research
Common antidepressants and incontinence medications have been linked to an increased risk of dementia -- even if taken 20 years before diagnosis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Restech acquires Mederi Medical
Medtech developer Respiratory Technology Corp said today it acquired Mederi Therapeutics, and its Stretta catheter and Secca system, for an undisclosed amount. Houston-based Restech said that the addition of the Stretta catheter, designed to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, and the Secca system, designed to treat bowel incontinence, are complimentary to its existing diagnostic devices. Mederi’s Stretta catheter system is designed to apply low-power radio frequency energy to remodel the lower esophageal sphincter to restore natural barrier function and reduce spontaneous regurgitation caused by transient relaxat...
Source: Mass Device - April 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Catheters Mergers & Acquisitions Mederi Therapeutics respiratorytechnologycorp Source Type: news

Common class of drugs linked to dementia even when taken 20 years before diagnosis
(Regenstrief Institute) The largest and most detailed study of the long-term impact of anticholinergic drugs, a class of drugs commonly prescribed in the United States and United Kingdom as antidepressants and incontinence medications, has found that their use is associated with increased risk of dementia, even when taken 20 years before diagnosis of cognitive impairment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statistics on vaginal mesh procedures
NHS Digital has published experimental statistics on patients that have had a procedure for urogynaecological prolapse or stress urinary incontinence including those where mesh, tape or their equivalents have been used. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Laborie Medical closes $214m Cogentix buy
Laborie Medical Technologies said today that it closed the $214 million acquisition of Cogentix Medical (NSDQ:CGNT). With about 85% of the urology and gynecology device maker’s shares tendered over the weekend, meeting the minimum tender requirement, the stage was set for the deal to close today. The $3.85-per-share cash tender pulled in some 51.5 million shares, for about $198.2 million, Laborie said April 21. The deal represents a 14.2% premium over CGNT stock’s $3.37 closing price March 9, the last business day before the deal was announced. “Our combined, complementary pr...
Source: Mass Device - April 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Urology Women's Health Cogentix Medical Laborie Medical Technologies Source Type: news

New outcome measures to boost ‘standards of incontinence care’
For the first time, health and social care experts say they have developed a “definitive” set of outcome measures and key performance indicators (KPIs) for toileting and containment strategies. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Urinary Incontinence in Women
Title: Urinary Incontinence in WomenCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/14/2008 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - April 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

UPDATE: New Jersey jury hits BD subsidiary Bard with $68m pelvic mesh verdict
Updated to include a $35 million in punitive damage verdict released today. Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) subsidiary C.R. Bard was reportedly hit yesterday with a $33 million verdict in a product liability lawsuit brought over its Avaulta and Align pelvic mesh products. A New Jersey jury in the Bergen County Superior Court awarded $23 million in compensatory damages to plaintiff Mary McGinnis and $10 million to her husband, Thomas McGinnis, Courtroom View Network reported. Bard was also hit with $35 million in punitive damages today, according to the CVN report. The jury found that the Avaulta and Align m...
Source: Mass Device - April 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Product Liability Women's Health bectondickinson crbard Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Source Type: news

Bulking Agents Appear Effective for Stress Urinary Incontinence Over Long Term Bulking Agents Appear Effective for Stress Urinary Incontinence Over Long Term
Bulking agents appear effective long-term for treating stress urinary incontinence in older people, researchers from Italy report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Would YOU try it? The plug that treats incontinence for men who've had prostate surgery
The device, called the Comfort Plug, looks like a tiny, tapered spinning top and is made from a soft plastic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stress urinary incontinence symptoms: This toilet habit could be indication of condition
STRESS urinary incontinence is a common problem thought to affect millions of people in the UK. This condition is just one of the types of urinary incontinence. What are the symptoms men and women should look out for, and what differentiates this type of urinary incontinence with the others? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Incontinence linked to drop in sexual desire and function
Urinary incontinence in later life can negatively impact on the sexual health of both men and women, sparking the need for both “taboo” subjects to be discussed by health professionals in consultations, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Urinary incontinence may have negative effects on sexual health
(Wiley) 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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes urine leakage while coughing?
Peeing while coughing is a form of stress incontinence. It can happen to men and women and is associated with physical activity, such as running or jumping, when pressure is put on the bladder and urine is released unintentionally. Learn about this condition here, including causes, management, and what to do. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Overactive Bladder (OAB) Source Type: news

Former American Medical Systems exec's startup raises $2.5M to revive device
John Nealon, who led AMS' women's health business, has launched a company that aims to get two incontinence devices back on the market. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Urology startup UroCure raises $3m
Urology device startup UroCure has raised $2.5 million as it looks to fund development of urethral slings designed to treat female stress urinary incontinence, president and CEO John Nealon told MassDevice.com in an interview. The Minnesota-based company is developing the devices based on technology it acquired from Endo International (NSDQ:ENDP) subsidiary American Medical Systems Holdings, Nealon said. “The initial focus for the company is to develop and commercialize the slings for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence,” Nealon said. ” The products will leverage acquisition of Ame...
Source: Mass Device - March 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Urology urocure Source Type: news

Herbal blend that includes horsetail found to reduce urinary incontinence and overactive bladder, without the side effects of prescriptions
(Natural News) If you suffer from urinary incontinence or overactive bladder, you’re probably losing patience with the frequent bathroom visits and night awakenings this condition can cause. Perhaps you’ve tried prescription drugs to no avail, or you’re not willing to take on their risks. Now, evidence shows that an herbal blend containing horsetail could help... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical Trial Follow ‑Up Yields New Information on Surgery for Urinary Incontinence
Comparison of two types of mid-urethral slings for SUI over 2 years found each had different complications, but it is unclear which type is best for patients. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mouse Model Provides New Insight into Bladder Control
Scientists discovered a protein in the urothelium of mice that helps them control their bladders which could lead to treatments for human urinary incontinence. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mesh implant providers exchange one toxin-leeching plastic for another, further outraging victims of the risky procedure
(Natural News) The use of vaginal mesh implants are surprisingly common among women who are suffering from certain conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse or urinary incontinence. Mesh implants exist in order to help ease the burden. But a new report now reveals that existing solutions aren’t that effective, and in fact, an entire group... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laborie Set to Acquire Cogentix
Laborie Medical Technologies is set to acquire Cogentix Medical for about $239 million in a deal that will close in the second quarter of 2018. The price represents a 28% premium over Cogentix average 30-day closing price. Minnetonka, MN-based Cogentix specializes in urology devices. The firm’s products include Urgent PC, a neuromodulation system for percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation. It treats overactive bladder and associated symptoms of urinary urgency, urinary frequency, and urge incontinence on an outpatient basis. Join us at the BIOMEDevice Boston Expo,  April 18–19, 2018. Use promo code "MD...
Source: MDDI - March 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Urinary Incontinence in Frail Older Adults Urinary Incontinence in Frail Older Adults
This review explores the cause of urinary incontinence in the frail elderly population, and looks at how these patients are best assessed and managed.Urologic Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

' Tummy Tuck' Relieved Postpartum Back Pain/Incontinence (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Abdominoplasty with rectus repair lessened post-op symptoms through 6 months (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - March 12, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Laborie Medical to pay $214m for Cogentix
Laborie Medical Technologies said today that it agreed to pay $214 million for Cogentix Medical (NSDQ:CGNT) and its line of urology and gynecology devices. Formed by the 2015 merger of Vision-Sciences and Uroplasty, Minnetonka, Minn.-based Cogentix makes the Urgent PC neuromodulation device for treating overactive bladder syndrome, the PrsimeSight cystoscopy and EndoSheath devices and Macroplastique, an injectable soft-tissue bulking agent for treating female stress urinary incontinence. The $3.85-per share cash offer is slated to close during the first half of the year, Toronto-based Lab...
Source: Mass Device - March 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Urology Wall Street Beat Women's Health Cogentix Medical Laborie Medical Technologies Source Type: news

Cardiovascular factors may up risk of severe urge incontinence
Patients with cardiovascular risk factors are more likely to also experience urgency urinary incontinence (UUI), according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Research reveals risk factors for urgency urinary incontinence
(Wiley) 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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

7 million UK women suffer urinary incontinence
Dame Sally Davies, England ’s chief medical officer, recently revealed she suffers from incontinence - along with 7 million other women. But how can it be managed? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Connected Wearable Device to Help People Get to the Bathroom Before It's Too Late to Be Released in US Later This Year
SAN DIEGO, March 5, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Triple W, a startup company that develops the first connected wearable device that can track the progression of bladder movements using non-invasive ultrasonic sensors, announced today ... Devices, Urology, Monitoring, Product Launch Triple W, incontinence (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Coping with urinary incontinence
Regardless of whether you are a man or woman, in your teens or senior years, we have found the best strategies to help you cope with urinary incontinence. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

StimGuard launches head-to-head trial against Medtronic ’ s InterStim
StimGuard yesterday announced plans for a clinical trial comparing its nerve stimulator with the InterStim sacral nerve stimulator made by Medtronic (NYSE:MDT). Pompano Beach, Fla.-based StimGuard is already running a pivotal study of its technology, a miniature implantable device designed to treat urinary incontinence resulting from refractory overactive bladder syndrome. The device is implanted at the tibial nerve through a needle-sized introducer and uses wireless technology to stimulate the nerve. The new study is designed to compare that treatment with InterStim sacral nerve stimulation therapy, which i...
Source: Mass Device - March 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Urology Women's Health Medtronic StimGuard Source Type: news

A Stool Management System for Fecal Incontinence Patients A Stool Management System for Fecal Incontinence Patients
A new study evaluates the safety and efficacy of a stool management system designed to manage fecal incontinence in bedridden patients.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

More than just a cosmetic procedure -- 'tummy tuck' reduces back pain and incontinence
(Wolters Kluwer Health) 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). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TVT Safe, Effective, Durable for Female SUI
(MedPage Today) -- Almost 90% of evaluable women cured of stress urinary incontinence and clinically cured 17 years post-implantation (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - February 27, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Vaginal Mesh Problems Prompt a Safety Audit in the UK
National Health System officials in the United Kingdom will be taking a hard look at the safety of mesh implants used to treat vaginal prolapse and female urinary incontinence. The U.K.'s health and social care secretary, Jeremy Hunt, ordered a safety audit of the devices in response to complaints from patients and their families asking for the products to be banned. The NHS will investigate the links between patient-level data to explore outcomes, and the organization will invest £1.1 million to develop a comprehensive database for vaginal mesh to improve clinical practice and identify issues. Learn how to redu...
Source: MDDI - February 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

NICE backs irrigation device for constipation and incontinence
A medical device for treating constipation and faecal incontinence has been recommended for health service use by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

U.K. health secretary mandates vaginal mesh safety audit
Jeremy Hunt, the U.K.’s health & social care secretary, this week ordered a National Health System safety audit of the use of plastic mesh implants to treat vaginal prolapse and female urinary incontinence. Hunt said the review of vaginal mesh and two other products – the Primodos hormone-based pregnancy test and the anti-epilepsy drugsodium valproate – were prompted by “serious concerns … raised by patients and their families.” Some of those complaints about vaginal mesh included calls for the products to be banned in the U.K. The health secretary said he asked NHS chief medical of...
Source: Mass Device - February 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Patient Safety Source Type: news

Post-baby mesh implants cause pain, infection, and superbugs; patients becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics
(Natural News) Urogynecological surgical mesh implants are one of the most frequently implemented treatment options for post-childbirth incontinence and womb prolapse. In the United Kingdom alone, 10,000 women undergo the procedure every year. A good number of them have had no issue with mesh procedures, while many others have been less fortunate. Excruciating pain, repeated... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news