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2014-04-07 23:01:39

Jurors found that the design of Johnson & Johnson’s TVT-O mesh sling is flawed, which is one of more than 12,000 lawsuits brought against J&J’s Ethicon Unit. Parker Waichman represents numerous women who allege serious injuries associated with their transvaginal devices, including Ethicon devices. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm long dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, reports...

2014-02-19 23:30:35

A new study headed by Dr. Catrina Crisp of Cincinnati Urogynecology Associates and the Fellows Pelvic Center Research Network shows that elderly women who undergo colpocleisis surgery for pelvic organ prolapse experience improved body image and high satisfaction. (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Elderly women who undergo colpocleisis surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and to relieve urinary urgency, bladder plain and bowel incontinence experience high satisfaction and improved body image just six...

2014-02-05 08:29:47

Offers broad range of regenerative therapy solutions COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACell, Inc., a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of tissue repair products, today announced that it has expanded the MatriStem® Pelvic Floor Matrix product portfolio with the addition of four device sizes. The addition of four new sizes to the portfolio offers a broad range of viable solutions for physicians treating...

2014-01-28 16:25:18

Joanne's Urinary Stress Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse Affected her Quality of Life SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Joanne felt she could never completely empty her bladder. Even though she went to the bathroom every couple of hours, it didn't relieve the pressure and discomfort in her pelvis. She leaked urine every time she sneezed, and sometimes the urge to urinate was so strong she could barely control it, especially when heading to the bathroom. At...

2014-01-15 10:30:44

Virtual reality, dance and fun are not the first things that come to mind when we think of treating urinary incontinence in senior women. However, these concepts were the foundations of a promising study by Dr. Chantal Dumoulin, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Urogynaecological Health and Aging, a researcher at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, and an associate professor in the Physiotherapy Program of the Rehabilitation School at Université de Montréal, and her master's...

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...

2013-12-18 23:26:38

Urinary incontinence, or bladder leakage, affects up to 30 million American women. The Woodlands, Texas (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Symptoms of stress incontinence include leakage that occurs after coughing, sneezing, laughing, or during exercise and is often related to weakened pelvic floor muscles. Symptoms of urge incontinence include a strong, sudden need to urinate due to bladder spasms or contractions. InTone® is the first medical device that combines muscle stimulation and...

2013-12-18 16:24:47

The Life Care Solutions Group discusses the use of pessaries as a treatment option for women who suffer from pelvic organ prolapse. CONCORD, Calif., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pessaries have long been regarded as effective tools to help physicians manage multiple types of pelvic support defects, including genuine stress urinary incontinence. The device is also effective for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and may be a viable alternative for some women who would be prone to...

2013-12-17 23:29:35

Women who have had just one baby are three times more likely to experience bladder weakness issues than women who have never been pregnant, due to increased pressure placed on the pelvic floor. And sadly, 31.3% of women believe they will suffer bladder weakness forever if it occurs to them during pregnancy, according to a new survey of over 500 New Zealand women carried out by lights™ by TENA®. Auckland, New Zealand (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Women who have had just one baby are...

2013-12-16 23:23:35

Expert Shares Tips on How to Regain Control to Reduce Leaks Auckland (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 An alarming 46.3% of women experience urine leakage when exercising and of these, 22.8% experience leaks often, according to a new survey of over 500 New Zealand women carried out by lights™ by TENA®. Whilst 52% of women have no idea that exercise can cause bladder weakness, a staggering 76.9% of sufferers have never sought professional advice to deal with this issue. The research also...


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Urinary Bladder
2013-01-18 10:29:10

The urinary bladder is a hollow organ that holds the urine, a fluid by-product excreted from the kidneys. Once enough urine is collected within the bladder, pressure initiates the process of urination which expels the urine from the system completely. Formation and Orientation Bladders are a common organ in the Animal Kingdom but are unique in characteristics to each species. Within the human species, there are some differences between female and male bladders. The first difference is...

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