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2014-01-13 10:35:48

Women who completed therapy experienced significant improvement in urinary incontinence, defecatory dysfunction and pelvic pain One in three women suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD), a range of symptoms which include bladder and bowel problems as well as pelvic pain, according to the American Urogynecologic Society. Now, University of Missouri researchers have demonstrated that a comprehensive, nonsurgical treatment significantly improves symptoms in women with PFD. “Pelvic...

2013-12-16 12:24:59

Dedicated Women's Program Takes Personal Approach to Intimate Urologic, Pelvic Health Issues OWINGS MILLS, Md., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Urology Associates recently launched its new Women's Personal Health program, focusing on the unique urologic and pelvic health needs of women throughout the Greater Baltimore region. In fact, Chesapeake Urology is the only urology practice in the Mid-Atlantic region with a dedicated urology program just for women, taking a personal...

2013-11-18 20:21:16

Beverly Hills Physicians believes in assisting women in all of their personal health and beauty goals, including pelvic floor surgery to prevent incontinence. LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical issues that specifically affect women are incredibly complex; function, aesthetics, and health are all involved in procedures as varied as g-spot magnification or uterine fibroid treatment. This is why the team at Beverly Hills Physicians pushes boundaries by learning the least...

2013-10-30 14:06:26

Knowing what symptoms to look for may help women with pelvic floor disorders improve their chances of successful treatment. But knowledge of these disorders is lacking among most women, and especially among women of color, according to a new study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine. The study appears in the October issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Insufficient knowledge and misconceptions about pelvic floor disorders, which include urinary incontinence,...

2012-08-18 23:03:26

Dr. Jon S. Nielsen, M.D., FACOG became an InTone Specialist in order to provide an effective treatment option to treat female urinary incontinence. Maple Grove, Minnesota (PRWEB) August 18, 2012 “This product brings a very patient centered treatment option for women with stress, urge, and mixed incontinence. I am pleased to be able to offer it to my patients.” Urinary incontinence is a condition that affects at least 20% percent of women in the United States alone. In fact,...

2012-08-02 06:24:44

BROOKFIELD, Wis., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has begun a clinical study of InTone(®), a new, FDA-approved medical device that treats female urinary incontinence. The 12-week study will evaluate the effectiveness of InTone in women with stress incontinence, urge incontinence, or mixed (stress AND urge) incontinence. Stress incontinence is unwanted bladder leakage that can occur after coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercise. Urge incontinence...

2012-06-22 11:44:33

Loyola researchers find procedure has benefits but higher risks A device used to prevent incontinence in women who undergo a common pelvic-floor surgery reduces symptoms but increases side effects in these patients. These findings were published in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Women in this study underwent surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. Prolapse occurs when the pelvic organs fall and cause the vaginal wall to protrude outside of the body. About 1 in 5...

2012-06-21 12:00:59

Complications also more common in treated group, results of NIH study show Surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse often carries a risk of incontinence. To avoid scheduling a second surgery, some women may opt to have a second procedure to reduce incontinence at the time of their prolapse repair surgery. A study funded by the National Institutes of Health has found that although the surgery– to support the urethra with a sling–reduces the rate of incontinence, it also...

2012-05-22 10:24:15

ATLANTA and ROYAL OAK, Mich., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings from a multi-center trial led by researchers at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. may give urologists another minimally invasive treatment option for women with stress urinary incontinence. The study showed that treating a woman with her own muscle-derived stem cells was both safe and effective. Unlike surgical treatments, this procedure takes place in a physician's office. According to the National Institutes of Health,...

2012-05-03 09:46:41

NIH-funded study finds office visit alone just as effective Invasive and costly tests commonly performed on women before surgery for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) may not be necessary, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine and the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. The study, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will be released online May 2 by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The study, which compared...