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Invitation to submit research abstracts for inclusion at the annual conference of Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecology Physiotherapists (POGP: Professional Network of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)

June 14, 2016

POGP would like to invite ACA members to submit an abstract of original work to be scored for inclusion at POGP Annual Conference in Liverpool on 10th November 2016

The four highest scoring abstracts will be given the opportunity of a platform presentation of 7 minutes (to include 2 minutes for questions). All researchers are required to present their work as a Poster for display (including those who are offered platform presentation).

Your work may fall into one of the following categories:

  1. Original research (qualitative or quantitative)
  2. Service development/innovation
  3. Product development/ innovation
  4.  A case study 

Time frame: 

Open for abstracts from:        June 1st 2016 

Closing date for Abstracts:     Midnight 12th September 2016

Decisions notification:            By  Monday 3rd October 2016

Please note:  All posters require the researcher or member of the research team to stand and present the poster to delegates at designated times during the day.

All researchers must pay the full conference fee (£120).

Submission by non POGP members is welcomed

For details of the conference programme and how to submit please click here

 


Melanie Reid - Times Article

June 8, 2016

The ACA Executive Committee members were excited to read our Patron Melanie Reid's article in Saturday 4th June 2016 Times newspaper.  

To read the article please click here.


Clinical Update: Factors Affecting Post-Brachytherapy Urinary Incontinence Type ID'd

June 8, 2016

Urinary incontinence (UI) develops in a small percentage of patients with localized prostate cancer (PCa) treated with brachytherapy, a new study confirms. Both pre-treatment and treatment-related factors appear to influence who will experience urge urinary incontinence (UUI) versus stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

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Clinical Update: Urinary incontinence persisting after childbirth:extent,delivery history,effects in a 12–year study

June 8, 2016

A study recently published in BJOG investigates the extent of persistent urinary incontinence 12 years after childbirth. Urinary incontinence persisting after childbirth: extent, delivery history, and effects in a 12–year longitudinal cohort study is a multi-institutional study including sites in Aberdeen and Birmingham, United Kingdom and Dunedin, New Zealand. The study included questionnaire data from women 3 months and 12 years after index birth. Of note, this was a follow up study to a previous 6-year investigation on the same subject (1). Of the 7879 women recruited at 3 months, 3763 (48%) responded at 12 years. The prevalence of persistent urinary incontinence (UI) was 37.9%. In other words, over one third of women had persistent UI 12 years after delivery. Subjects who reported UI at 3 months 76.4% reported UI at 12 years. The data suggests that UI persists to 12 years in about three-quarters of women.

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Clinical Update: iPhone Bladder Control: 5 Things That Make Apple Fans Happy

May 31, 2016

Tech can be inspiring inspire. And it can also impact your daily life in amazing ways. Now innovative tech can strengthen your bladder. Keeping a virtual finger in the dyke. Carin Wear bladder control underwear and sensor offer women the chance to control their bladder using an iPhone. A wearable sensor. And a pair of protective sexy underwear. This may sound like another bizarre news story, but it is actually true. Carin by LifeSense has roughly a month left on their crowdfunding campaign aimed at bladder control for the tech minded woman. Apple fans with leaky faucets are happy

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Clinical Update: A million woman in Africa and Asia suffer Incontinence from Fistula

May 31, 2016

Health advocates such as Kate Grant, CEO of The Fistula Foundation, have been providing training to surgeons in Africa and Asia so that women do not have to live with the debilitating but treatable condition of an obstetric fistula. The obstetric fistula is a hole between the vagina and rectum or bladder caused by complications during a prolonged birth. It’s estimated to cause incontinence for a million women in Africa and Asia, despite the condition having been virtually eliminated in developed countries

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Clinical Update: Childhood incontinence: risk factors and impact

May 26, 2016

A study aims to identify risk factors for, and the effects of, incontinence in children, so that early specialist care can be offered and information resources produced

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Clinical Update: 'Incontinence can profoundly hit confidence'

May 26, 2016

We all have a perception of the person with incontinence: the new mother with stress incontinence; the middle-aged man recovering from a prostatectomy; or the older person with dementia. But do we ever think of young people?

The article here notes that continence problems are common among young people but there is very little research to guide care. Conscious of the stigma associated with incontinence, parents may be slow to seek help for their child. Continence problems extending into adolescence can have a profound effect on confidence, self-esteem and quality of life.

To read more, click here.


Clinical Update: Infection-detecting catheter developed

May 19, 2016

Scientists have developed an infection-detecting catheter that could save the NHS up to £120m a year.

A research team led by scientists at the Universities of Bath and Brighton built a prototype that shows when bacteria is starting to block the catheter, by releasing a bright yellow dye in the urine collection bag.

The prototype has been shown working in an artificial bladder (speeded up footage), but it will need ethical approval before being used on patients.

To read more, click here.


Clinical Update: Prostatic Urethral Lift Benefits Confirmed

May 19, 2016

SAN DIEGO—Two new studies presented at the American Urological Association 2016 annual meeting support the use of prostatic urethral lift as a surgical option for men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

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