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Clinical Update: Bladder Cancer Risk Higher Following Prostate Radiotherapy

May 19, 2016

SAN DIEGO—Prostate cancer patients who undergo radiation treatment, especially brachytherapy, are at increased relative risk of bladder cancer, new study findings presented at the American Urological Association 2016 annual meeting suggest. This increased relative risk occurs predominantly after 10 years.

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Clinical Update: Urinary proteome may hold key to stone prevention

May 19, 2016

Analyses of urine samples collected from children and adults provide the first comprehensive catalog of urinary calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) binding proteins and reveals significant differences in the level and make-up of these proteins between the two populations, urologists from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, reported at the AUA annual meeting in San Diego. 

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The Need for Better Education and Training for Professionals involved in Paediatric Continence Care A briefing by the Paediatric Continence Forum

May 18, 2016

To view the recent brief on The Need for Better Education and Training for Professionals involved in Paediatric Continence Care. A briefing by the Paediatric Continence Forum please click here.


Clinical Update: Three Out of Five Men are Fearful of Urinary Catheters, Survey Finds

May 11, 2016

The telephone survey of 1,011 adults, commissioned by Columbus, OH-based PercuVision and released during the American Urology Association's (AUA) Annual Meeting (Booth #4943) in San Diego, Calif. May 6-10, is the first national study to gauge Americans' fear of urinary catheterizations. The survey also revealed that one out of every four men (27 percent) is very fearful of the procedure. 

"Fear of Foley catheterizations, especially among males, is easily substantiated because of the risk of pain, discomfort, infection and other trauma associated with blind catheter insertion," said Dr. Errol Singh, M.D., a leading urologist and CEO of PercuVision. "The survey sets out not only to gauge American sentiment, but also to bring attention to the impact of difficult urinary catheterizations particularly on male patients in an effort to improve outcomes and reduce healthcare costs." 

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Clinical Update: Innovations Reduce Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection Rates at an Oncology Hospital

May 10, 2016

SAN ANTONIO, Tex.–The formation of a multidisplinary taskforce and the introduction of improved products successfully reduced the rates of catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) at an oncology hospital, a study presented at the ONS 41st Annual Congress has shown.

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Clinical Update: “Pacemaker” for the Bladder Treats Incontinence

May 10, 2016

PLAINVILLE, Conn. (WTNH) — Seventeen to 30 million in this country suffer from some sort of bladder dysfuction. It’s not only embarrassing, but it can also make doing some of the simplest things in life difficult. Thankfully there’s a high tech way to get relief. It’s called the Interstim and it’s helping patients like Laurie Tompkins from Plainville.

Every week, Laurie Tompkins helps feed more than 500 families in the Plainville region through her church’s food pantry.

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NHS England - South (South Central) Blog

May 4, 2016

NHS England - South (South Central) have published a blog which discusses the recent National Continence Awards and their alignment to the guidance, highlighting some of the award-winning good practice.

Please feel free to share this via your social media platforms and to retweet them at: https://twitter.com/NHSEngland/status/725696737608884224

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Clinical Update: Recovering your pelvic floor through physiotherapy

May 4, 2016

Many people are surprised when their doctor refers them to a physiotherapist for treatment of their urinary incontinence. They are more used to hearing that physios treat knees and ankles rather than bladders and bowels. But Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapists spend their working days helping women, men and children re-gain control of not only their bladder and bowel, but also help with prolapse management, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction.

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Clinical Update: New system can warn patients and physicians of catheter bacteria presence

May 4, 2016

A new infection alert system that changes the color of urine in the presence of Proteus mirabilis, the most common cause of catheter blockage, has been developed by researchers in the UK.

The system, designed by Dr. Toby Jenkins and his colleagues at the University of Bath, is made of two coatings and was tested with a glass bladder, artificial urine, and bacteria from patient samples.  

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Clinical Update: New early warning system for catheter infections

May 4, 2016

Urinary catheters are the most commonly used medical devices, with hundreds of millions sold worldwide every year. Many of these will be used for long-term management of incontinence in older individuals or those with spinal cord injuries, and these patients are at particular risk of infection, and associated complications.

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