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Clinical Update: An introduction to MultICath by Professor Fader

August 3, 2016

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Clinical Update: Changes in continence provision for children

August 3, 2016

Historically, school nurses have played a major role in supporting children with continence problems, providing expert advice and support. Some, for example, have run clinics for children with bedwetting problems, carrying out assessments and initiating first-line treatments.

Services for children currently have a lower priority than those of adults. The Nuffield Trust (Kossarova et al, 2016) identified that NHS England’s strategic plan has few explicit priorities for children and, other than mental health, child health is not explicitly incorporated in the latest NHS Business Plan priorities.

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Clinical Update: What Will it Take to Reduce Infections in the Hospital?

July 28, 2016

The headlines brim with news of infectious threats. Our lawmakers just battled over more than $1 billion in funding for Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that has caused serious birth defects in at least nine babies born in the U.S. and has been diagnosed in at least 1,306 Americans.

But far more mundane infections kill thousands of Americans each year – infections that patients caught in the very hospitals they’ve trusted to make them better. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hospital infections affect almost two million Americans every year. About 99,000 die each year as a result.

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Clinical Update: Study Shows Reducing In-Hospital Patient Transports and Urinary Catheter Use Decreases HAIs

July 28, 2016

Patients treated in hospital intensive care units (ICUs) for severe neurological events such as stroke and aneurysm rupture, who require ventilator support, are at high risk of pulmonary and urinary infections that can lead to more serious complications and death.  A study by researchers at Overlook Medical Center recently published in Neurocritical Care shows that changing standard practices to reduce the number of times patients are transported for brain scans and the use of urinary catheters substantially decreases ventilator-associated events (VAEs) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).  This appears to be the first time that the frequency of patient transports has been shown to be a risk factor for hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).

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Clinical Update: Bladder Cancer Urine Test Accurate

July 28, 2016

Urine-DNA testing for bladder cancer may decrease the number of patients with gross hematuria who would need to undergo flexible cystoscopy, researchers concluded based on the findings of a prospective, blinded study.

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Clinical Update: Shepton Mallet care home staff wear incontinence pads as part of training day in a resident's shoes

July 28, 2016

Care workers in Somerset tried wearing incontinence pads during a day spent in a resident's shoes to better understand their needs.

Staff at St Cecilia care home on Hitchen Lane, Shepton Mallet, learnt a lot from the "invaluable" training exercise, according to manager Tracy Woolfrey.

She said it was important carers understood how wearing an incontinence pad makes residents feel.

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Clinical Update: Invasive Penile Cancer Linked to Low Education, Income

July 12, 2016

Low education level and low disposable income are among the socioeconomic factors that place men at risk for invasive penile cancer, a new study found.

Men who are divorced or never married or who live in a single-person household also are at higher risk.

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Clinical Update: Leading U.S. urologists Aaron Katz, MD, Jed Kaminetsky, MD, and Maria Betancourt, MD along with Healthy Bladder Plus™ Release Positive Clinical Trial Results

July 12, 2016

Leading U.S. urologists Aaron Katz, MD, Jed Kaminetsky, MD, and Maria Betancourt, MD along with Healthy Bladder Plus™ announce results of a clinical trial of a remarkably effective new dietary supplement for bladder control related to overactive bladder.

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 05, 2016

In a study under the direction of Nutraceutical Medical Research, by noted urologists Aaron Katz, MD, Jed Kaminetsky, MD, and Maria Betancourt, MD, the all natural herbal and mineral blend known as Healthy Bladder Plus™ was shown to be safe and extremely effective with results equal or exceeding those typically shown in pharmaceutical clinical trials. 

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Clinical Update: Can Female Urinary Stress Incontinence Be Treated with a Pill?

July 12, 2016

Los Angeles urologist Dr. Kia Michel discusses a new study in the works to test the viability of a daily pill treatment for the condition

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 05, 2016

According to Science Daily, researchers at Beaumont Health have announced that they are working with Memphis, TN based pharmaceutical company GTx, Inc. to test the potential of a new pill to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles involved in controlling the urine flow from the bladder. Urinary stress incontinence can affect anyone, but it is especially common in women after childbirth. Stress incontinence causes urine leakage due to pressure on the bladder from common activities like sneezing, laughing, coughing, or jumping. Treatment varies from case to case, and typically involves some form of behavior modification and physical therapy to strengthen the pelvic muscles, the use of medical devices like urethral inserts and pessaries, medication, and in some cases, surgery.

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Clinical Update: Acupuncture Remedies Urinary Incontinence

July 12, 2016

Electroacupuncture halts accidental urinary leakage and restores bladder control.

Researchers demonstrate that electroacupuncture is safe and highly effective for the treatment of urinary incontinence in women. Electroacupuncture significantly reduced urgency and leakage. Electroacupuncture restored long-term bladder control and produced a 78.6% total effective rate.

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