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2009-08-20 14:11:11

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center may have a new way to stop and even prevent the urinary tract infections (UTIs) that plague more than a third of all adults, some of them repeatedly.The researchers have discovered how cells within the bladder are able to sense the presence of E. coli bacteria hiding within compartments in the bladder's own cells. This starts a process that then kicks them out.Knowing how the bladder's own cells sense the bacteria and what they do to expel them...

2009-08-07 09:51:13

Japanese research group led by Prof. Makoto Tominaga and Dr. Takaaki Sokabe (National Institute for Physiological Sciences: NIPS), and Prof. Masayuki Takeda, Dr. Isao Araki and Dr. Tsutomu Mochizuki (Yamanashi Univ.), found that bladder urothelial cells have a sensor for stretch stimulation. Their finding was reported in the Journal of Biological Chemistry published on Aug 7, 2009.Bladder is known to release ATP that activates micturition reflex pathway during urine storage. However, it has...

2009-08-02 12:50:07

International study uncovers genetic link for dangerous cancer Researchers have pinpointed a specific gene variation that causes increased risk of urinary bladder cancer, according to a scientific team led by The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. These findings were reported today in the advance online publication of Nature Genetics, and determined that people with the variant had a 30 percent to 40 percent higher risk for bladder cancer. Scientists hope the results of this...

2009-07-13 05:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Uroplasty, Inc. (NYSE Amex: UPI), a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products for the treatment of voiding dysfunctions, announced today the issuance of United States Patent No. 7,536,226 entitled, "Electro-Nerve Stimulator System and Methods." The patent covers the company's Urgent(R) PC system and stimulation methods for treatment of the overactive bladder ("OAB") symptoms of urinary urgency,...

2009-06-23 14:15:13

Two U.S. physicians suggest allergy testing may help some who suffer from the painful bladder condition interstitial cystitis. Dr. John Hubbard, a urologist, and Dr. C. Steven Smith, an allergist/immunologist, both in Louisville, Ky., said that they have had positive results for interstitial cystitis after allergy testing and treatment. Originally, interstitial cystitis patients' seasonal allergy miseries led Hubbard and Smith to refer patients to each another. Smith found food allergies...

2009-06-18 05:43:00

LONDON, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- - Speciality Urology Company Gains Exclusive UK Distribution Rights Speciality European Pharma Limited (SEP), the UK based, urology focused, specialty pharmaceutical company, is pleased to announce that it will obtain the exclusive distribution rights to Regurin(R) (trospium chloride) for the UK and Ireland, as of the 1st July 2009. Regurin, owned by Rottapharm-Madaus, is currently marketed under different brand names in European countries...

2009-06-16 13:14:42

A bladder disorder common to humans and cats may originate in the nervous system, U.S. researchers say. The study of chemicals found in blood samples, published in Analyst, suggests tryptophan -- an essential amino acid -- is processed in those with a painful bladder disorder called interstitial cystitis in a way that may affect how brain signals are transmitted. Senior author Tony Buffington of Ohio State University in Columbus and colleagues collected samples from cats with feline...

2009-06-09 10:59:32

Botox is well known for its cosmetic uses, but researchers have now found that it can also significantly improve people's quality of life if they suffer from another problem that increases with age, an overactive bladder (OAB).A study published in the June issue of BJU International shows that patients who had Botox injections to control bladder problems reported significant improvements in their lives as well as their symptoms for at least 24 weeks.UK urologists from Guy's Hospital and...

2009-05-13 08:00:00

RAND Interstitial Cystitis Epidemiology (RICE) study estimates prevalence of 3 to 8 million women in U.S. with interstitial cystitis WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three to eight million women in the United States may have interstitial cystitis (IC). This newly released prevalence number, presented at the 2009 American Urologic Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, represents about 3 to 6 percent of all U.S. women. This sharper picture of who has IC and what it is results...

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...


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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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