Mayo Clinic Q and A: Pregnancy and prolapse concerns
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am seven months pregnant with my first child. My obstetrician said I have ureterocele. He also mentioned bladder prolapse. I am not having incontinence at the moment, but I have a lot of pain and always feel like I'm on the verge of an accident. I am trying to understand the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 18, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Common class of drugs linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease
(University of California - San Diego) UC San Diego researchers report that a class of drugs used for a broad array of conditions, from allergies and colds to hypertension and urinary incontinence, may be associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline, particularly in older adults at greater risk for Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Magnetic stimulation dramatically improves fecal incontinence
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Painless magnetic stimulation of nerves that regulate muscles in the anus and rectum appears to improve their function and dramatically reduce episodes of fecal incontinence, a debilitating problem affecting about 10% of the population, investigators report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fixed or Adjustable Sling for Stress Urinary Incontinence Fixed or Adjustable Sling for Stress Urinary Incontinence
What are the advantages of each of these types of male slings for stress urinary incontinence -- and how do they differ?Translational Andrology and Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Botox Injections May Ease Depression
MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2020 -- Botox injections, which are commonly used to lessen wrinkles, migraines, muscle spasms, excessive sweating, and incontinence, may also help treat depression, according to a study published online July 30 in Scientific... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaginal mesh implant: What is the ‘scandal’ and are you entitled to make a claim?
VAGINAL mesh implants were introduced in 1998 as a quick and easy way to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women, particular after childbirth. But the surgery has been found to be life-changing and sometimes irreversible. Could you be entitled to compensation? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tension-Free Tape Repair May Boost Sexual Function Related to Stress Incontinence Tension-Free Tape Repair May Boost Sexual Function Related to Stress Incontinence
Slingplasty with tension-free vaginal tape improved sexual function in women with stress urinary incontinence in a study in China. Sexual function improved in 77% of women and was unchanged in 17%.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Will victims of mesh scandal be betrayed all over again? Baroness warns against report being ignored
Since 2011, Good Health has been telling the stories of women whose lives had been devastated by problems with the plastic tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) inserted to treat incontinence and prolapse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of urinary incontinence on falls in the older population: 2017 national survey of older Koreans - Moon S, Chung HS, Yu JM, Na HR, Kim SJ, Ko KJ, Choi DK, Kwon O, Lee YG, Cho ST.
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association and influence of urinary incontinence (UI) on falls in older adults using the 2017 National Survey of Older Koreans data. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the 2017 National Survey of Older Koreans, which w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Quebec women should be reimbursed for implant removal in U.S., report says
Quebec's college of physicians is recommending that dozens of women who have been forced to travel to the United States for surgery — to remove implants to treat incontinence — be reimbursed by the province's health insurance board. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Geriatric giants in women over 65 years living in a rural area in Turkey - Yalcintas E, Demirci H, Aykurt Karlibel I, Turkoglu AR, Kasapoglu Aksoy M, Coban S.
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of fall tendency, urinary incontinence, and dementia in women over 65  years of age living in rural areas of Turkey. The research was a descriptive study. Mini-Mental tests, The International Consultati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Assessing costs of vaginal anti-incontinence procedures in the US
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - May 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What is skin maceration, and how can you treat it at home?
Skin maceration is a condition that's fairly common. If you've ever spent a long period of time swimming or soaking in a tub, you've probably noticed the skin's soft, whitish, wrinkled appearance that results. In simplest terms, it's oversaturated skin caused by prolonged exposure to water or moisture. In ordinary circumstances like bathing, it's rather harmless and not a problem. When macerated skin occurs around wounds, however, you need to take steps to avoid further complications. Skin maceration is oversaturated skin caused by exposure to moisture, which can lead to complications if left untre...
Source: Advanced Tissue - April 28, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound healing Wound care products Source Type: news

In Ethiopia, Nurses and Midwives Help Mothers Overcome the Pain and Shame of Fistula
By Katherine Seaton, Editorial Officer ; Omar Mohammed, Program OfficerApril 15, 2020Anab Farah, a young woman in Somali State, Ethiopia, thought she was prepared for the birth of her first child. But when she went into labor at her home, she wasn’t able to give birth. For 24 hours, she suffered from obstructed labor. Her traditional birth attendant didn’t know what to do and, after using inappropriate procedures to induce delivery, Anab was told she had to go to a nearby health center to complete her delivery.When she arrived at the Lafa Ciise Health Center, a midwife helped her deliver a healthy baby boy....
Source: IntraHealth International - April 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Midwives Source Type: news

Viveve Could Hit Reset Button After Failing to Meet Endpoints in Trial
Viveve Medical has hit a snag after it failed to meet the endpoints in a clinical trial for technology to improve the sexual function in women following vaginal childbirth. The Englewood, CO-based company said as a result of the results and impact from the COVID-19 pandemic that it was evaluating strategic alternatives, as well as actively assessing its current organization and cost structure. Viveve is developing a Cryogen-cooled Monopolar Radiofrequency (CMRF) technology that can treat vaginal laxity. The technology delivers RF energy deeply into soft tissues – which results in neocollagenesis, or a str...
Source: MDDI - April 9, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Business Source Type: news

Magnetic stimulation may help common problem of fecal incontinence
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A low-cost, noninvasive treatment that uses the power of the magnet to stimulate and heal nerves key to bowel control is under study for the disabling and common problem of stool leakage, or fecal incontinence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Staggering numbers of women unable to exercise decision-making over their own bodies, new UNFPA report shows
UNITED NATIONS, New York/BAMAKO, Mali/PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti– Out of nine pregnancies, Kadiatou experienced five tragic stillbirths, all at her home in rural Mali. Each time, she gave birth without the assistance of a skilled attendant. She never received antenatal care.None of this was her choice.Her ninth pregnancy ended in an excruciating and prolonged labour, which led to an obstetric fistula – a traumatic birth injury that causes chronic incontinence, and can lead to pain, infection and rejection by the community. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Landmark Phase 3 VOYAGER PAD Study of XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Plus Aspirin Shows Significant Benefit in Patients with Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) after Lower-Extremity Revascularization
RARITAN, NJ, March 28, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the VOYAGER PAD study met its primary efficacy and principal safety endpoints, demonstrating the XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) vascular dose (2.5 mg twice daily) plus aspirin (100 mg once daily) was superior to aspirin alone in reducing the risk of major adverse limb and cardiovascular (CV) events by 15 percent in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) after lower-extremity revascularization, with similar rates of TIMI[1] major bleeding. VOYAGER PAD is the only study to show a significant benefi...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Inpatient'Voiding School' Could Boost Continence in Kids With Refractory Non-neurogenic Overactive Bladder Inpatient'Voiding School' Could Boost Continence in Kids With Refractory Non-neurogenic Overactive Bladder
An inpatient bladder rehabilitation"voiding school" appears to improve day- and night-time incontinence in children with refractory non-neurogenic overactive bladder, researchers from Belgium report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Janssen Highlights Continued Commitment to Cardiovascular & Metabolic Healthcare Solutions with Late-Breaking Data at the First Fully Virtual American College of Cardiology Scientific Session
RARITAN, N.J., March 20, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that it will unveil late-breaking data from its leading cardiovascular and metabolism portfolio during the virtual American College of Cardiology’s 69th Annual Scientific Session together with the World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC) on March 28-30, 2020. Notably, four late-breaking abstracts for XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) will be presented, including data from the Phase 3 VOYAGER PAD study in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) after lower-extremity revascularization.Click to...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Proposed Legislation Targets a Critical Regulatory-Reimbursement Gap for Medical Devices
Reggie Dye went 15 years without seeing a physician, in part because he had always been incredibly healthy. He regularly does high-intensity worksouts, enjoys hiking, golf, and can't remember the last time he even had a cold. But a preventative health evaluation incentive program his company offered in 2016 taught him that even the healthiest individuals are not immune to prostate cancer. After two prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening tests, followed by additional testing, Dye was diagnosed with localized prostate cancer. At first, he was given the choice of active surveillance, als...
Source: MDDI - March 11, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Polycystic ovary syndrome: poorly understood
Women need better treatment and advice Related items fromOnMedica Ibuprofen not a safe alternative to antibiotics for uncomplicated UTIs Increasing fluid intake reduces recurrent cystitis in some women Midwives demand ‘equivalence’ in prison perinatal care Surgical mesh last resort for prolapse or incontinence Surgical options must be ‘last resort’ for stress incontinence (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

BTL Continues to Transform Non-Invasive Aesthetics by Launching the EMSELLA(R) applicator with up to 2.5 Tesla (T) for the EMSCULPT(R) platform(1)
The ground-breaking "Core to Floor" procedure benefits over 200M people worldwide(2) who suffer from male and female urinary incontinence. MARLBOROUGH, Mass., March 9, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BTL, the manufacturer be... Devices, Urology, Product Launch BTL , EMSCULPT, urinary incontinence (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New research takes p*** out of incontinence
(University of Portsmouth) Millions of people might eventually be spared the embarrassment and extreme isolation caused by wetting themselves, thanks to new research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How patches made from human placenta could save men's love lives
Patches made from human placenta could prevent men becoming impotent following prostate cancer surgery. Incontinence and erectile dysfunction can occur in up to seven in ten men. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ease drug-resistant overactive bladder with wireless device, doctors advised
Can be inserted under skin to stimulate sacral nerve, says NICE Related items fromOnMedica Surgical mesh last resort for prolapse or incontinence Pelvic organ prolapse Strong women ’s rights linked to better health Hundreds of women take legal action over vaginal mesh implants Surgical options must be ‘last resort’ for stress incontinence (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Chinese Vlogger Detailing Life – and Death — Amid Coronavirus Outbreak in Wuhan Disappears, Allegedly ‘Forcibly Quarantined’
(BEIJING) — After nearly a week of roaming China’s epidemic-struck city, filming the dead and the sickened in overwhelmed hospitals, the strain of being hounded by both the new virus and the country’s dissent-quelling police started to tell. Chen Qiushi looked haggard and disheveled in his online posts, an almost unrecognizable shadow of the energetic young man who had rolled into Wuhan on a self-assigned mission to tell its inhabitants’ stories, just as authorities locked the city down almost three weeks ago. Read more: The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity Until he disapp...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOHN LEICESTER and DAKE KANG / AP Tags: Uncategorized China coronavirus COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

Urinary and fecal incontinence are independently associated with falls risk among older women and men with complex needs: A national population study - Schluter PJ, Askew DA, Jamieson HA, Arnold EP.
AIMS: To determine the relationships between urinary incontinence (UI), fecal incontinence (FI), and falls risk among community-dwelling older women and men with complex needs, after controlling for confounders. METHODS: All community care recipien... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Sexual Function Improves in Women Who Have Had Anti-Incontinence Surgery Sexual Function Improves in Women Who Have Had Anti-Incontinence Surgery
Surgery for stress incontinence is associated with significant improvements in female sexual function through 24 months after surgery, according to a secondary analysis of two clinical trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

J & amp;J Plans to Appeal $344M Transvaginal Mesh Verdict
Johnson and Johnson said it will appeal a ruling in the State of California’s transvaginal mesh case that would have it pay $344 million over deceptive marketing practices for its pelvic mesh products. The California Department of Justice sued J&J and its Ethicon unit in May of 2016 alleging the company neglected to inform both patients and doctors of possible severe complications from the products and misrepresented the frequency and severity of risks the products posed. The trial began on July 15, 2019. In a release, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said, “[J&J] inten...
Source: MDDI - January 31, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Stress Urinary Incontinence Post-Prostatectomy May Lead to Pelvic Floor Overactivity
This study suggested that along with pelvic floor underactivity, men who had a prostatectomy and experienced stress urinary incontinence as a result have pelvic floor overactivity as well. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Economic burden of maternal morbidity - a systematic review of cost-of-illness studies - Moran PS, Wuytack F, Turner M, Normand C, Brown S, Begley C, Daly D.
AIM: To estimate the economic burden of common health problems associated with pregnancy and childbirth, such as incontinence, mental health problems, or gestational diabetes, excluding acute complications of labour or birth, or severe acute adverse matern... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medtronic Wins CE Mark for Rechargeable Sacral Neuromodulation Tech
The sacral neuromodulation market continues to see disruption as Medtronic scores a CE mark for its InterStim Micro neurostimulator and InterStim SureScan MRI leads, clearing the technologies for sale in Europe. InterStim Micro is a rechargeable device that delivers sacral neuromodulation (SNM) therapy to treat overactive bladder (OAB), fecal incontinence (FI) and non-obstructive urinary retention. It is 80% smaller than the existing recharge-free InterStim II neurostimulator and could reduce the need for battery replacement surgeries due to its life of 15 years. It also features Medtronic'sÂ&...
Source: MDDI - January 14, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Tailored Pelvic PT May Curb Post-Prostatectomy Stress Incontinence, Pain Tailored Pelvic PT May Curb Post-Prostatectomy Stress Incontinence, Pain
After prostate surgery, individualized pelvic physical therapy to relax or strengthen the pelvic muscles may be more effective for reducing stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic pain than muscle strengthening alone, researchers suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about urinary retention
Urinary retention can cause the need to urinate very frequently, the urge to urinate again straight after using the bathroom, or incontinence. Read more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Individualized PT Can Reduce Incontinence After Prostatectomy
FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2020 -- For men with postprostatectomy stress urinary incontinence (SUI), an individualized pelvic physical therapy (PT) program aimed at normalizing pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is associated with a decrease in SUI and pelvic... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Individualized physical therapy reduces incontinence, pain in men after prostate surgery
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) For decades, therapy to strengthen pelvic muscles has been the standard treatment for men dealing with urinary incontinence after prostate surgery. But a new study suggests that may not be the best approach. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 30, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

MD+DI Readers Rally Behind Axonics for Company of the Year
Last week MD+DI announced Zimmer Biomet as our editors' choice for 2019 Medtech Company of the Year for its impressive turnaround efforts. But as much as we enjoy recognizing our choice each year, it's always fun to see which company is the favorite among our readership. Out of a whopping 2,651 readers who responded to this year's survey, 45.34% (1,202) voted for Axonics Modulation Technologies out of the 10 finalists. Indeed, 2019 was a critical year for Axonics as it won FDA approval for two indications of its implantable rechargeable sacral neuromodulation&Acir...
Source: MDDI - December 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

MayoClinicRadio podcast: 11/30/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 11/30/19 On an encore presentation of the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. William Young Jr., a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist, discusses pituitary gland tumors. Also on the podcast, Dr. Emanuel Trabuco, chair of Mayo Clinic's Division of Urogynecology, explains treatment options for stress urinary incontinence in women. And Dr. Joy Wolfram, a Mayo Clinic researcher, shares how nanomedicine seeks to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 2, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Quebec's college of physicians to investigate surgeries that remove incontinence sling
An investigation by Radio-Canada's Enquête found over 30 women, implanted with suburethral slings, felt the need to have the devices surgically removed in the United States because they no longer trust that urologists in Quebec can perform the surgery properly.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Renovia Receives FDA OK for Next Generation Pelvic Digital Therapeutic
Renovia has received a nod from FDA for a next-generation pelvic digital therapeutic. The Boston-based company said the Ieva device is cleared for the strengthening of pelvic floor muscles and the treatment of stress, mixed, and mild to moderate urgency urinary incontinence (UI) in women. The next-generation leva Digital Therapeutic uses Renovia’s movement-based sensor and app technology to provide women real-time feedback as they perform their pelvic floor muscle exercises. The new leva Digital Therapeutic is based on the same mechanism of action and sensor technology found in current-generation leva Dig...
Source: MDDI - November 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Medtech in a Minute: Hologic & #039;s Cynosure Flop, Axonics Stands Its Ground, and More
Axonics Not Intimidated by Medtronic Axonics' implantable rechargeable sacral neuromodulation device is now FDA-approved for the treatment of fecal incontinence, overactive bladder, and urinary retention. Medtronic is suing Axonics for alleged patent infringement, but the company does not appear to be intimidated.   Thermo Fisher May Fancy Qiagen The rumor mill was lit with a recent Bloomberg report of a potential $8 billion Thermo Fisher-Qiagen deal. Qiagen acknowledged that it has received several "indications of interest" but t...
Source: MDDI - November 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Management of Urinary Incontinence in Midlife Women Management of Urinary Incontinence in Midlife Women
Urinary incontinence in mid-life women is common, stigmatizing, and treatable. Review its diagnosis and management options in this Practice Pearl.Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Revision, Removal Risks Low for Synthetic Midurethral Slings
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 -- The long-term risk for women with stress urinary incontinence needing surgical revision or removal after initial placement of synthetic midurethral slings is low, according to a study published in the November issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Axonics Isn & #039;t Letting Medtronic Stand in Its Way
For 22 years, the world's largest pure-play medical device company was the only player in sacral neuromodulation, a space that addresses urinary problems as well as fecal incontinence. Now there's a new kid on the block, which has created quite an intense David vs. Goliath medtech story. For those unfamiliar with the Axonics vs. Medtronic story up to this point, click here for a quick rundown of recent events that have transpired in this market.   FDA Approves Second Indication for Axonics r-SNM FDA approved the urinary indications for an implantable rechargeable sacral neuro...
Source: MDDI - November 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Implants Source Type: news

Urinary Incontinence & OAB | Medscape Urinary Incontinence & OAB | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines on urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, and adult incontinence. Read about overactive bladder (OAB) and overactive bladder treatment. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Medtronic Sues Axonics for Patent Infringement
The medical device industry has seen its share of David vs. Goliath stories over the years, but few have been as intense as the battle between Medtronic and Axonics over the sacral neuromodulation (SNM) market. The story took an unexpected turn this week as Medtronic slapped Axonics with a patent infringement lawsuit that is likely to take years to play out. Medtronic (the Goliath of this story), filed a lawsuit against Axonics Modulation Technologies (the David of the story), alleging infringement of four patents related to Medtronic's SNM lead placement procedure and implant recharging technologie...
Source: MDDI - November 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Implants Source Type: news

Reoperation Unlikely After Midurethral-Sling Surgery Using Synthetic Mesh Reoperation Unlikely After Midurethral-Sling Surgery Using Synthetic Mesh
Up to nine years after midurethral-sling surgery with synthetic mesh for stress urinary incontinence, only a small minority of women will require reoperation, according to a large retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson settlement on surgical mesh includes $2.8M for Arizona
Arizona will receive $2.8 million of a nearly $117 million settlement that Johnson& Johnson has reached over safety concerns and misleading marketing of a surgical mesh used to treat urinary incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said. The nationwide settlement involved transvaginal surgical meshes implanted to treat a variety of pelvic floor issues. But state prosecutors in 41 states and the District of Columbia said it caused pain, incontinence,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 21, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Emily Mae Dean Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson settlement on surgical mesh includes $2.8M for Arizona
Arizona will receive $2.8 million of a nearly $117 million settlement that Johnson& Johnson has reached over safety concerns and misleading marketing of a surgical mesh used to treat urinary incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said. The nationwide settlement involved transvaginal surgical meshes implanted to treat a variety of pelvic floor issues. But state prosecutors in 41 states and the District of Columbia said it caused pain, incontinence,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emily Mae Dean Source Type: news