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2010-09-21 08:07:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- American Medical Systems® (AMS) (Nasdaq: AMMD), a leading provider of world-class devices and therapies for both male and female pelvic health, today announced the results of a 12-month single-arm, prospective multi-center study of the Elevate® Apical and Posterior Prolapse Repair System. The pelvic organ prolapse quantification exam (POP-Q), used to quantify, describe, and stage pelvic support, was implemented in...

2010-06-02 17:21:11

As part of a national clinical trial, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers found little difference in effectiveness between two popular treatments for one of the most common ailments among American women: stress urinary incontinence. Stress incontinence affects up to 50 percent of women in the U.S. at some point in their lives. Women with stress incontinence experience leakage during increases in abdominal pressure typically brought on by sneezing, coughing, lifting heavy objects or...

2010-05-28 14:43:00

Leading Urogynecologists and Urologists Share New Research and Multidisciplinary Treatment Approach with Patients, Caregivers and Medical Providers NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) is hosting a forum and interactive webcast on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville. The event, "Finding Better Relief: Working with an IC Healthcare Team", gives interstitial cystitis (IC) patients the opportunity to learn about...

2010-05-28 08:40:00

MINNETONKA, Minn., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Medical Systems® (AMS) (Nasdaq: AMMD), a leading provider of world-class devices and therapies for both male and female pelvic health, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent Number 7,686,760 covering the surgical methodology for implanting the AMS AdVance® Male Sling. This patent provides AMS with broad patent coverage on transobturator...

2009-10-13 07:00:00

NEWARK, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Novasys Medical, Inc., a developer of innovative therapies in women's health, announced today that its Renessa® non-surgical treatment for female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) was inducted into the Phoenix Hall of Fame as the 2009 Most Promising New Product at the Phoenix Medical Device and Diagnostic Conference for Chief Executive Officers. The Phoenix Awards are presented for outstanding achievement in the medical device...

2009-10-02 10:29:56

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found that a program of pelvic floor muscle exercises, combined with pelvic health education, can be an effective way to manage urinary incontinence in elderly women. The study, involving 65 women between the ages of 67 and 95, is being presented this week at the annual meeting of the North American Menopause Society in San Diego. Urinary incontinence, or loss of bladder control, is a frustrating, and often embarrassing, problem for more than...

2009-06-24 07:00:00

NEWARK, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Novasys Medical, Inc., a developer of innovative therapies in women's health, announced today that as of July 1, 2009, First Coast Service Options, Inc. ("First Coast"), a large regional Medicare carrier serving over 3 million beneficiaries in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, has removed the non-surgical Renessa(R) treatment for women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) from its noncovered services list and will be looking at claims...

2009-05-05 12:29:42

After nine years of suffering in silence and living in fear of leaving the house, Anna Raisor, 53, turned to physicians at Loyola University Health System (LUHS) for alternative measures to treat the embarrassing side effects of incontinence.LUHS physicians enrolled Raisor in a clinical trial using cognitive therapy to manage her overactive bladder. Cognitive therapy employs deep-breathing and guided-imagery exercises that train the brain to control the bladder without medication or...

2009-03-12 09:24:00

First surgical mesh in US to incorporate partially absorbable mesh for use in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders; material designed to improve healing and patient comfort SOMERVILLE, N.J., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon Women's Health & Urology, a division of Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company, announced today that the GYNECARE PROLIFT+M(TM) Pelvic Floor Repair System is now available in the United States for use in surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse. GYNECARE...

2009-02-24 07:00:00

NEWARK, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Novasys Medical, Inc., a developer of innovative therapies in women's health, announced today that Noridian Administrative Services, LLC, a regional Medicare carrier administering benefits in nine states, is now covering the non-surgical Renessa treatment for women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Noridian currently administers benefits for approximately 4 million Medicare beneficiaries in Alaska, Arizona, Montana, North and South Dakota,...


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