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2012-05-03 09:15:25

NIH-funded study finds pre-operative office visit alone sufficient for comparable outcomes An invasive and costly test commonly done in women before surgery for stress urinary incontinence may not be necessary, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study compared results after both a pre-operative check-up in a doctor's office and bladder function tests to results after only the office check-up. Women who had only the office check-up had equally successful...

2012-03-12 11:31:27

New treatment for overactive bladder is trialed by the University of Leicester The biggest study into the treatment of urinary incontinence with botulinum toxin (trade name Botox) has demonstrated that it is effective in treating overactive bladder (OAB) - a debilitating common condition which can affect up to 20% of people over the age of 40. The study from the University of Leicester was led by Dr. Douglas Tincello, Senior Lecturer at the University and Honorary Consultant...

2010-10-18 18:20:00

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Urology Associates (CUA) is pleased to announce that urologist Dr. Kannan Manickam has joined the practice. A practicing urologist since 2003, Dr. Manickam treats both male and female patients with urologic conditions. His specialties include the diagnosis and management of female incontinence and pelvic prolapse, as well as laparoscopic and robotic renal surgery. Dr. Manickam has been an investigator for research studies in...

2010-06-07 15:50:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Web site Vitals.com, where patients can independently review physicians, has given urologist Dr. Parminder Sethi the Patients' Choice Award for the second year in a row for his extraordinary ratings. After compiling more than 800,000 patient reviews and ratings nationwide, this award is given only to physicians who earn a four-star rating. The award results from patients providing online-feedback on a doctor's quality-of-care, rating areas such...

2010-06-07 13:49:35

Medical College of Georgia researchers have identified the culprit gene for a rare condition that turns smiles into grimaces and impedes bladder and bowel control. Their finding provides new insight into urofacial syndrome as well as incontinence in general which affects some 20 percent of the general population. "This paper really tells us and the scientific community is that this particular gene and its encoded proteins play a very important role in controlling facial and bladder muscle...


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