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2009-01-26 05:30:00

Study to support Urgent(R) PC clinical success and expanded reimbursement coverage MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Uroplasty, Inc. (Amex: UPI) announced today the completion of patient enrollment in the randomized, controlled multicenter clinical study of its Urgent PC neuromodulation system for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms of urinary urgency, urge incontinence and frequency of urinary voids. A total of 214 patients have enrolled two months ahead of...

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2008-12-08 09:45:00

A study published in the December issue of Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggests that selenium, a trace mineral found in grains, nuts and meats, may aid in the prevention of high-risk bladder cancer. Researchers from Dartmouth Medical School compared selenium levels in 767 individuals newly diagnosed with bladder cancer to the levels of 1,108 individuals from the general population. Findings showed an inverse association between...

2008-11-05 09:00:34

Urigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: URGP, http://www.urigen.com), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of treatments for urological disorders, announced today that it has implemented a restructuring plan designed to reduce operating costs while continuing to pursue additional product financing, partnerships, and other strategic alternatives. Although the Company will maintain all of its current personnel under consulting agreements, the...

2008-11-04 12:00:25

Many Canadians do their best to keep themselves in good health. They pay attention to their oral health, heart health and mental health. All too often though, people ignore the warning signs of poor bladder health. According to The Canadian Urinary Bladder Survey (CUBS 2003), over 20 per cent of Canadians, 18 or older, have bladder problems - costing Canadians over $1.5 billion per year - but are not seeking proper medical help.(1) November is Continence Awareness Month in Canada. Together,...

2008-11-03 12:00:26

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it has approved a new drug -- Toviza -- to help patients suffering from an overactive bladder. The federal agency said Toviaz (fesoterodine fumarate) works by relaxing the smooth muscle tissue of the bladder, thus reducing urinary frequency, the urge to urinate and sudden urinary incontinence -- all characteristic symptoms of an overactive bladder. "Patients who suffer from overactive bladder face quality of life issues that can hamper their...

2008-11-03 09:00:07

Pfizer has announced that the FDA has approved Toviaz extended release tablets for the treatment of overactive bladder symptoms. Toviaz will be available in the US in the first half of 2009. The approval of Toviaz is based on two large 12-week Phase III clinical studies of 1,964 overactive bladder (OAB) patients. In these studies, patients showed up to an 88% median reduction in urge urinary incontinence with Toviaz 8mg versus 50% with placebo. According to the company, the new...

2008-10-31 15:00:10

Pfizer Inc said today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved TOVIAZ(TM) (fesoterodine fumarate) extended release tablets for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms. New once-daily TOVIAZ can significantly reduce the number of urge urinary incontinence episodes and the frequency of urination over 24 hours, symptoms of OAB that can significantly impact patients' lives. Overactive bladder is a bothersome medical condition that affects an estimated one in six...

2008-10-20 09:00:42

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH) today announced the launch of Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Week, October 20-24, 2008. This week of activities, planned in partnership with the Interstitial Cystitis Network (ICN) with the support of Ortho Women's Health & Urology(TM), aims to raise awareness of this painful bladder condition and demonstrates the transformative power and support that new communications...

2008-10-06 21:00:11

By Stephen Wall LOMA LINDA - Relief is available for women who suffer from pelvic- floor disorders. Loma Linda University Medical Center recently opened the Inland Empire's only female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery center. In the past, women have had to go to separate doctors who specialize in urological, gynecological and colorectal testing and treatments. "Before, there was not one doctor that had training in all of these areas," said Dr. Sam Siddighi, who leads the...

2008-10-04 03:00:05

By Stephen Wall LOMA LINDA - Relief is available for the multitude of women who suffer from pelvic floor disorders. Loma Linda University Medical Center recently opened the Inland Empire's only female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery center. In the past, women have had to go to separate doctors who specialize in urological, gynecological and colorectal testing and treatments. "Before, there was not one doctor that had training in all of these areas," said Dr. Sam Siddighi,...


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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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