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Clinical Update: Leading U.S. urologists Aaron Katz, MD, Jed Kaminetsky, MD, and Maria Betancourt, MD along with Healthy Bladder Plus™ Release Positive Clinical Trial Results

July 12, 2016

Leading U.S. urologists Aaron Katz, MD, Jed Kaminetsky, MD, and Maria Betancourt, MD along with Healthy Bladder Plus™ announce results of a clinical trial of a remarkably effective new dietary supplement for bladder control related to overactive bladder.

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 05, 2016

In a study under the direction of Nutraceutical Medical Research, by noted urologists Aaron Katz, MD, Jed Kaminetsky, MD, and Maria Betancourt, MD, the all natural herbal and mineral blend known as Healthy Bladder Plus™ was shown to be safe and extremely effective with results equal or exceeding those typically shown in pharmaceutical clinical trials. 

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Clinical Update: Can Female Urinary Stress Incontinence Be Treated with a Pill?

July 12, 2016

Los Angeles urologist Dr. Kia Michel discusses a new study in the works to test the viability of a daily pill treatment for the condition

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 05, 2016

According to Science Daily, researchers at Beaumont Health have announced that they are working with Memphis, TN based pharmaceutical company GTx, Inc. to test the potential of a new pill to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles involved in controlling the urine flow from the bladder. Urinary stress incontinence can affect anyone, but it is especially common in women after childbirth. Stress incontinence causes urine leakage due to pressure on the bladder from common activities like sneezing, laughing, coughing, or jumping. Treatment varies from case to case, and typically involves some form of behavior modification and physical therapy to strengthen the pelvic muscles, the use of medical devices like urethral inserts and pessaries, medication, and in some cases, surgery.

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Clinical Update: Acupuncture Remedies Urinary Incontinence

July 12, 2016

Electroacupuncture halts accidental urinary leakage and restores bladder control.

Researchers demonstrate that electroacupuncture is safe and highly effective for the treatment of urinary incontinence in women. Electroacupuncture significantly reduced urgency and leakage. Electroacupuncture restored long-term bladder control and produced a 78.6% total effective rate.

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Clinical Update: Advice on keeping healthy bladder

July 4, 2016

A new booklet promoting a healthy bladder has been launched designed to give residents information on preventing incontinence and what steps they can use to improve bladder control.

The ‘Promoting Healthy Bladders’ booklet, which is available in GP surgeries or on request from the Continence Advisory Service, features exercises and tips to maintain bladder health, and also the different types of incontinence, the causes, and how to address them.

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Clinical Update: Biofeedback Can Help Treat Incontinence and Pelvic Pain

July 4, 2016

A recent article in the journal Biofeedback addresses how pelvic muscle weakness and dysfunction can affect the body's ability to maintain urinary and bowel control. This problem faced by millions is frequently related to trauma, child birth, injury, overall lifestyle, age, as well as other medical conditions.

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Clinical Update: Goodbye, granny pants! Carol Smillie has just given incontinence knickers a seriously pretty makeover

July 4, 2016

It affects up to six million people in the UK, mostly women, but incontinence is still considered embarrassing and safer off the table, as it were.

Now TV presenter Carol Smillie and tennis player Annabel Croft are hoping to bring an end to the stigma with a range of pretty knickers designed to protect against ‘life’s little leaks’.

DiaryDoll underpants are underpants fitted with three-panel waterproof system which, when worn with your usual protection, can provide extra reassurance against incontinence – such as stress incontinence and post-pregnancy – as well as heavy periods.

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Clinical Update: Smokers Face Delayed Continence Recovery After Prostate Surgery

July 4, 2016

Men who are smokers at the time of robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) for prostate cancer are more likely to experience delayed recovery of urinary continence after surgery, new data presented at the Canadian Urological Association 2016 annual meeting suggest.

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Clinical Update: Evidence base for managing neurogenic bowel dysfunction

June 21, 2016

A Cochrane review has concluded that, while bowel management is a significant issue for patients with neurogenic bowel disorders, the evidence base for effective interventions is poor

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Clinical Update: New Immune Therapy Drug Gives Bladder Cancer Patients Fresh Hope

June 21, 2016

A newly approved drug that gives the immune system a boost helped stall the spread of tumors in patients with advanced bladder cancer, researchers reported Sunday.

It's not a slam-dunk, but it's another piece of good news for the latest approach to treating cancer by harnessing the body's immune system.

The drug, called atezolizumab and sold under the brand name Tecentriq, works in a similar way to Keytruda — the drug credited with stopping former president Jimmy Carter's advanced melanoma. 

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Survey Exploring Women's Sources of Information, Knowledge and Use of Continence Pads

June 17, 2016

Dr. Adrian Wagg has asked the ACA Executive Committee if their members could help with a survey he is condusting.

The survey explores women's sources of information, knowledge and use of continence pads.  If you are a woman over the age of 30 who uses some sort of containment products for bladder problems/weakness, please consider taking the survey. 

It should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete, it closes 15th on August 2016

To take the survey, please click here.

 


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