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Latest Fecal incontinence Stories

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...

2011-05-27 15:33:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a sterile, injectable gel to treat fecal incontinence in patients for whom other therapies such as diet change, fiber therapy or anti-motility medications failed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Fecal incontinence is the involuntary loss of bowel control. It can have different causes including nerve damage, weakened anal sphincter associated with...

2011-04-25 05:55:00

MINNETONKA, Minn., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPI), a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products to treat voiding dysfunctions, today announced that the results of clinical studies using Uroplasty's Urgent® PC Neuromodulation System and Macroplastique® urethral bulking agent products are scheduled to be presented at three upcoming professional meetings. The meetings include...

2011-01-31 08:00:00

GREENWICH, Conn., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mederi Therapeutics Inc. announced today that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its new MDRF1 Generator. The Mederi RF Generator powers the Stretta® System for treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) as well as the Secca® System for Bowel Incontinence or Bowel Control Disorder (BCD). "Today's FDA clearance of the MDRF1 is the culmination of significant investment and design efforts by...

2010-09-23 08:27:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Uroplasty, Inc. (Nasdaq: UPI), a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products to treat voiding dysfunctions, today highlighted results of a study "Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation Effects on Detrusor Overactivity Incontinence Are Not Due to a Placebo Effect: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial," to be published in the November 2010 print edition of THE JOURNAL OF...


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