2 Surgeries Work Equally Well for Female Incontinence, Study Finds

March 11, 2014

By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two surgeries are equally effective and safe for women who have pelvic problems that can cause pain and incontinence, say the authors of a new study.
Pelvic organ prolapse is a weakening of the pelvic organs often seen in older women and those who’ve [...]


Kids With ADHD Often Prone to Bowel Problems: Study

October 21, 2013

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) — Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to suffer from chronic constipation and fecal incontinence than kids without the neurobehavioral condition, a new study says.
The study of more than 700,000 children found that constipation nearly tripled and fecal incontinence increased six-fold among kids [...]


Procedure for Incontinence in Women May Lose Effectiveness With Time

May 14, 2013

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) — The success of a common surgery for pelvic organ prolapse — a painful and distressing condition affecting many women — lessens over time, according to a new study.
Abdominal sacrocolpopexy is a procedure used to relieve the problem. It involves stitching a piece of mesh on [...]


New Procedure May Shrink Enlarged Prostate Without Surgery

April 15, 2013

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) — Men who need treatment for an enlarged prostate may soon have a new nonsurgical option, a small, early study suggests.
Called prostatic artery embolization (PAE), the technique uses a catheter threaded into an artery in the leg. The catheter is guided to the artery that supplies [...]


FDA Gives Nod to Botox to Treat Overactive Bladder

January 22, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave its approval for the use of Botox against a form of urinary incontinence known as overactive bladder. “Clinical studies have demonstrated Botox’s ability to significantly reduce the frequency of urinary incontinence,” Dr. Hylton Joffe, director of the Division of Reproductive and Urologic Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said


Botox Injections: Option for Urge Incontinence?

October 4, 2012

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) — Botulinum toxin, the anti-wrinkle treatment known as Botox, can also help women with urge incontinence reduce their leaking episodes, according to a new study.
Injecting Botox into the bladder worked as well as daily solifenacin pills, a commonly prescribed treatment for incontinence, the researchers found.


Incontinence Affects Young Childless Women, Too

July 17, 2012

By Jenifer GoodwinHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) — Urinary incontinence is often thought of as a problem that occurs after childbirth or in old age, but a new study finds that many young women who have never given birth have the bothersome condition, too.
Researchers in Australia surveyed more than 1,000 women aged 16 to [...]


'Sling' Implant May Cut Risk of Incontinence After Prolapse Surgery

June 20, 2012

By Jenifer GoodwinHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) — Women who have surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse can reduce their risk of incontinence afterward by having a second procedure done simultaneously where surgeons implant a “sling” to support the urethra, new research finds.
However, experts caution that women who got the sling were at a [...]


Human Cells Used to Make Replacement Anal Sphincters in Mice

August 10, 2011

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) — The first working, replacement anal sphincters have been built in a laboratory and tested on mice.
Now scientists hope the research will benefit humans with fecal and urinary incontinence, because current methods used to repair internal anal sphincters, such as skeletal muscle grafts, silicone injections or mechanical implants, have [...]


Pelvic Mesh for Incontinence May Carry Added Risk for Women: FDA

July 13, 2011

WEDNESDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) — A mesh device used to support the pelvic organs and help ease incontinence in women appears to carry more risks than previously thought, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.
In an “updated safety communication warning,” the FDA said that surgical placement of the mesh through the vagina to [...]



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