Category Archives: Breaking News

Physical Therapy for Incontinence

By Lizanne Pastore PT, MA, COMT Physical therapy plays an important role in the treatment of urinary incontinence in women and men.  Different types of incontinence require different treatment strategies, and a physical therapist (PT) specializing in the treatment of the … Continue reading

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FDA Approves Over-The-Counter Oxytrol for Women To Treat Overactive Bladder

January 25, 2013 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Oxytrol for Women, the first over-the-counter treatment for overactive bladder in women ages 18 years and older. Oxytrol will remain available for men with overactive bladder by prescription … Continue reading

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FDA Approves Botox To Treat Overactive Bladder

January 18, 2013 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) to treat adults with overactive bladder who cannot use or do not adequately respond to a class of medications known as anticholinergics. … Continue reading

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Recent News Regarding Transvaginal Mesh

Johnson & Johnson ETHICON Women’s Health & Urology, a worldwide leader in surgical care, has announced its decision to cease sales and production of four GYNECARE products. The products that will be discontinued include: GYNECARE PROSIMA™ pelvic floor repair system … Continue reading

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FDA Approves Botox To Treat Specific Form of Urinary Incontinence

FDA NEWS RELEASE Read the original news release FDA Approves Botox To Treat Specific Form of Urinary Incontinence The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) injection to treat urinary incontinence in people with neurologic conditions such as … Continue reading

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After Prostate Surgery, Sexual Health Declines

According to a recent poll, sexual health, in men, is worse than expected in about 50 percent of men who have had surgery for prostate cancer. It seems that as incontinence increases, sexual function decreases. A questionnaire was was filled … Continue reading

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Tips for Caring for People with a Bedwetting Problem

Tips on caring for people with learning disabilities bedwetting From nursingtimes.net. Click here to read the original article. Conveen Use a Conveen (if the person is male). These have totally solved the wet bed problem. Works like a sheath, … Continue reading

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Surgical Placement of Mesh to Repair POP Poses Risks

FDA NEWS RELEASE FDA: Surgical placement of mesh to repair pelvic organ prolapse poses risks Agency says other options may expose women to less risk than transvaginal procedure The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued an updated safety communication … Continue reading

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National Council to Establish Standards For Absorbent Products

NAFC Launches Council to Establish National Performance Standards For Adult Absorbent Products The National Association For Continence (NAFC) is heading a newly formed council with the objective of establishing national, independent quality standards for disposable adult absorbent products provided by … Continue reading

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