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2012-03-26 18:38:08

Women are nearly three times more likely to experience urinary incontinence for more than 10 years following a vaginal delivery rather than a caesarean section, finds new research at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common condition affecting adult women of all ages and can have a negative influence on quality of life. This new study from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden looked at the prevalence and risk factors for UI 20...

2011-08-17 00:00:31

Medscape reports in 2011 that bowel incontinence is one of the most psychologically and socially debilitating conditions affecting otherwise healthy people. The physical therapists at ProRehab are experts in the non-invasive treatment of bowel incontinence and constipation. (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 Medscape reports in 2011 that bowel incontinence is one of the most psychologically and socially debilitating conditions affecting otherwise healthy people. "It can lead to social isolation,...

2011-08-09 14:53:27

Researchers have built the first functional anal sphincters in the laboratory, suggesting a potential future treatment for both fecal and urinary incontinence. Made from muscle and nerve cells, the sphincters developed a blood supply and maintained function when implanted in mice. The results are reported in the medical journal Gastroenterology. "In essence, we have built a replacement sphincter that we hope can one day benefit human patients. This is the first bioengineered sphincter made...

2011-07-18 15:58:28

Northwestern Memorial is among the first medical centers to offer sacral nerve stimulation A new procedure is now available for the treatment of chronic bowel incontinence, a disorder impacting the lives of more than 18 million Americans. The treatment, called InterStim® Therapy is a minimally invasive procedure which uses electrical impulses to stimulate the sacral nerve and improve muscle function. It is one of the only effective long-term treatments for bowel incontinence...

2011-07-18 11:59:00

Northwestern Memorial is among the first medical centers to offer sacral nerve stimulation CHICAGO, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new procedure is now available for the treatment of chronic bowel incontinence, a disorder impacting the lives of more than 18 million Americans. The treatment, called InterStim® Therapy is a minimally invasive procedure which uses electrical impulses to stimulate the sacral nerve and improve muscle function. It is one of the...

2011-05-31 05:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPI), announced today that the United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued guidance on percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) for the treatment of faecal incontinence. In October 2010, NICE issued similar guidance on PTNS treatment for overactive bladder. "This NICE guidance should encourage physicians in the UK and Europe to use our Urgent® PC...


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