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Clinical Update: Urinary incontinence persisting after childbirth:extent,delivery history,effects in a 12–year study

June 8, 2016

A study recently published in BJOG investigates the extent of persistent urinary incontinence 12 years after childbirth. Urinary incontinence persisting after childbirth: extent, delivery history, and effects in a 12–year longitudinal cohort study is a multi-institutional study including sites in Aberdeen and Birmingham, United Kingdom and Dunedin, New Zealand. The study included questionnaire data from women 3 months and 12 years after index birth. Of note, this was a follow up study to a previous 6-year investigation on the same subject (1). Of the 7879 women recruited at 3 months, 3763 (48%) responded at 12 years. The prevalence of persistent urinary incontinence (UI) was 37.9%. In other words, over one third of women had persistent UI 12 years after delivery. Subjects who reported UI at 3 months 76.4% reported UI at 12 years. The data suggests that UI persists to 12 years in about three-quarters of women.

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Clinical Update: iPhone Bladder Control: 5 Things That Make Apple Fans Happy

May 31, 2016

Tech can be inspiring inspire. And it can also impact your daily life in amazing ways. Now innovative tech can strengthen your bladder. Keeping a virtual finger in the dyke. Carin Wear bladder control underwear and sensor offer women the chance to control their bladder using an iPhone. A wearable sensor. And a pair of protective sexy underwear. This may sound like another bizarre news story, but it is actually true. Carin by LifeSense has roughly a month left on their crowdfunding campaign aimed at bladder control for the tech minded woman. Apple fans with leaky faucets are happy

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Clinical Update: A million woman in Africa and Asia suffer Incontinence from Fistula

May 31, 2016

Health advocates such as Kate Grant, CEO of The Fistula Foundation, have been providing training to surgeons in Africa and Asia so that women do not have to live with the debilitating but treatable condition of an obstetric fistula. The obstetric fistula is a hole between the vagina and rectum or bladder caused by complications during a prolonged birth. It’s estimated to cause incontinence for a million women in Africa and Asia, despite the condition having been virtually eliminated in developed countries

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Clinical Update: Childhood incontinence: risk factors and impact

May 26, 2016

A study aims to identify risk factors for, and the effects of, incontinence in children, so that early specialist care can be offered and information resources produced

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Clinical Update: 'Incontinence can profoundly hit confidence'

May 26, 2016

We all have a perception of the person with incontinence: the new mother with stress incontinence; the middle-aged man recovering from a prostatectomy; or the older person with dementia. But do we ever think of young people?

The article here notes that continence problems are common among young people but there is very little research to guide care. Conscious of the stigma associated with incontinence, parents may be slow to seek help for their child. Continence problems extending into adolescence can have a profound effect on confidence, self-esteem and quality of life.

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Clinical Update: Infection-detecting catheter developed

May 19, 2016

Scientists have developed an infection-detecting catheter that could save the NHS up to £120m a year.

A research team led by scientists at the Universities of Bath and Brighton built a prototype that shows when bacteria is starting to block the catheter, by releasing a bright yellow dye in the urine collection bag.

The prototype has been shown working in an artificial bladder (speeded up footage), but it will need ethical approval before being used on patients.

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Clinical Update: Prostatic Urethral Lift Benefits Confirmed

May 19, 2016

SAN DIEGO—Two new studies presented at the American Urological Association 2016 annual meeting support the use of prostatic urethral lift as a surgical option for men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

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Clinical Update: Bladder Cancer Risk Higher Following Prostate Radiotherapy

May 19, 2016

SAN DIEGO—Prostate cancer patients who undergo radiation treatment, especially brachytherapy, are at increased relative risk of bladder cancer, new study findings presented at the American Urological Association 2016 annual meeting suggest. This increased relative risk occurs predominantly after 10 years.

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Clinical Update: Urinary proteome may hold key to stone prevention

May 19, 2016

Analyses of urine samples collected from children and adults provide the first comprehensive catalog of urinary calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) binding proteins and reveals significant differences in the level and make-up of these proteins between the two populations, urologists from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, reported at the AUA annual meeting in San Diego. 

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The Need for Better Education and Training for Professionals involved in Paediatric Continence Care A briefing by the Paediatric Continence Forum

May 18, 2016

To view the recent brief on The Need for Better Education and Training for Professionals involved in Paediatric Continence Care. A briefing by the Paediatric Continence Forum please click here.


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