Surgery allows young woman paralyzed in fall 10 years ago to walk again
At 16, Yadira Perdomo of Bogot á, Colombia, was often taunted by other students at her high school for her small-town accent and her taste in music. When her mother asked her if she’d like to change schools, she replied that she was determined to stick it out and finish the year.But the bullying escalated. One day at school, a group of students lured Perdomo near a window on the third floor — and then pushed her out.In that instant, everything changed. The impact from the fall left Perdomo with fractured vertebra in the lower back and the loss of all sensation in her legs. She could no longer walk or con...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Immediate stop to NHS mesh operations
Mesh must not be routinely used to treat women with stress urinary incontinence, NHS England told. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman, 53, is cured of her urinary incontinence due to a procedure that tightens the vagina   
EXCLUSIVE Lisa Stevens, 53, from London, began experiencing urinary incontinence after the birth of her three children. The problem worsened when she entered the menopause. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women with more fibre in their diet are a fifth LESS likely to develop faecal incontinence
Researchers from Harvard Medical School in Boston found that women who ate more than 25 grams of fibre a day were less likely to suffer from the debilitating bowel control condition (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men tolerate stress incontinence years before seeking help
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) 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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Wins Jury Verdict in Pelvic Mesh Trial
Boston Scientific has prevailed in a Massachusetts jury trial involving its Pinnacle and Obtryx pelvic mesh devices.  The jury found that Boston Scientific was not negligent in the design of the pelvic mesh products and did not fail to warn patients of the risks associated with the devices. The jury also concluded that the devices were not defectively designed and that the company did not fail to adequately warn the plaintiff's doctor of the risks. Nevada resident Ana Martinez and her husband Jose sued Boston Scientific in August 2012 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. According to the complaint, Ana Martinez suffere...
Source: MDDI - June 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Implants Source Type: news

World Continence Week
2018 is held between 18-24 June and is a global initiative run by theWorld Federation of Incontinence Patients (WFIP), with the approval of theInternational Continence Society (ICS). The vision is to help improve health, wellness and quality of life for those with continence issues, and to further establish awareness of bladder weakness, pelvic pain and other conditions that impact on the lives of patients and carers.Cochrane Incontinence works with authors to prepare, maintain and disseminate systematic reviews of the effectiveness of interventions for incontinence, including prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. The...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Men With Stress Urinary Incontinence Tend to Delay Surgery for Years Men With Stress Urinary Incontinence Tend to Delay Surgery for Years
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Abdominoplasty Improves Low Back Pain and Urinary Incontinence in Postpartum Women
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - June 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

FDA clears Edap ’s Focal One prostate treatment
Edap (NSDQ:EDAP) said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Focal One device designed for prostate tissue ablation procedures. The French company’s Focal One device uses both magnetic resonance and 3D biopsy data, alongside real-time ultrasound imaging, to allow urologists to view 3D images of the prostate while using high intensity ultrasound to ablate the tissue. “Focal One is a great step forward in using this new and important ultrasound technology for prostate tissue ablation. Focal One’s ability to merge MRI images, ultrasound images and biopsy data in order to precisely outline and tre...
Source: Mass Device - June 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Ultrasound EDAP TMS SA Source Type: news

RDD Pharma Appoints Dr. Mark Sirgo as Board Chairman
NEW YORK, June 4, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- RDD Pharma, a specialty pharma company focused on innovative therapies for anorectal diseases and gastrointestinal disorders, today announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Sirgo as the Chai... Biopharmaceuticals, Gatroenterology, Personnel RDD Pharma, anal fissure, fecal incontinence, colitis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AUA: Yoga Can Reduce Urinary Incontinence in Older Women
THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 -- A three-month yoga intervention can reduce urinary incontinence (UI) frequency in ambulatory women aged 50 years or older, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association, held... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Yoga May Be Right Move Against Urinary Incontinence
Title: Yoga May Be Right Move Against Urinary IncontinenceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/23/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - May 23, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

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 Helpful for Older Women's Incontinence
(MedPage Today) -- Leakages fall 76% over 3 months (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - May 22, 2018 Category: OBGYN 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