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Clinical Update: Three Out of Five Men are Fearful of Urinary Catheters, Survey Finds

May 11, 2016

The telephone survey of 1,011 adults, commissioned by Columbus, OH-based PercuVision and released during the American Urology Association's (AUA) Annual Meeting (Booth #4943) in San Diego, Calif. May 6-10, is the first national study to gauge Americans' fear of urinary catheterizations. The survey also revealed that one out of every four men (27 percent) is very fearful of the procedure. 

"Fear of Foley catheterizations, especially among males, is easily substantiated because of the risk of pain, discomfort, infection and other trauma associated with blind catheter insertion," said Dr. Errol Singh, M.D., a leading urologist and CEO of PercuVision. "The survey sets out not only to gauge American sentiment, but also to bring attention to the impact of difficult urinary catheterizations particularly on male patients in an effort to improve outcomes and reduce healthcare costs." 

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Clinical Update: Innovations Reduce Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection Rates at an Oncology Hospital

May 10, 2016

SAN ANTONIO, Tex.–The formation of a multidisplinary taskforce and the introduction of improved products successfully reduced the rates of catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) at an oncology hospital, a study presented at the ONS 41st Annual Congress has shown.

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Clinical Update: “Pacemaker” for the Bladder Treats Incontinence

May 10, 2016

PLAINVILLE, Conn. (WTNH) — Seventeen to 30 million in this country suffer from some sort of bladder dysfuction. It’s not only embarrassing, but it can also make doing some of the simplest things in life difficult. Thankfully there’s a high tech way to get relief. It’s called the Interstim and it’s helping patients like Laurie Tompkins from Plainville.

Every week, Laurie Tompkins helps feed more than 500 families in the Plainville region through her church’s food pantry.

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NHS England - South (South Central) Blog

May 4, 2016

NHS England - South (South Central) have published a blog which discusses the recent National Continence Awards and their alignment to the guidance, highlighting some of the award-winning good practice.

Please feel free to share this via your social media platforms and to retweet them at: https://twitter.com/NHSEngland/status/725696737608884224

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Clinical Update: Recovering your pelvic floor through physiotherapy

May 4, 2016

Many people are surprised when their doctor refers them to a physiotherapist for treatment of their urinary incontinence. They are more used to hearing that physios treat knees and ankles rather than bladders and bowels. But Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapists spend their working days helping women, men and children re-gain control of not only their bladder and bowel, but also help with prolapse management, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction.

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Clinical Update: New system can warn patients and physicians of catheter bacteria presence

May 4, 2016

A new infection alert system that changes the color of urine in the presence of Proteus mirabilis, the most common cause of catheter blockage, has been developed by researchers in the UK.

The system, designed by Dr. Toby Jenkins and his colleagues at the University of Bath, is made of two coatings and was tested with a glass bladder, artificial urine, and bacteria from patient samples.  

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Clinical Update: New early warning system for catheter infections

May 4, 2016

Urinary catheters are the most commonly used medical devices, with hundreds of millions sold worldwide every year. Many of these will be used for long-term management of incontinence in older individuals or those with spinal cord injuries, and these patients are at particular risk of infection, and associated complications.

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Clinical Update: 'I actually did wet myself on the show': Nadia Sawalha admits incontinence struggle before revealing she cured problem with simple trick

May 4, 2016

NADIA Sawalha wet herself while filming an episode of Loose Women last month.

The 51-year-old mum of two tackled the topic of incontinence on today's edition of the ITV chat show and confessed she had an accident while bouncing on a trampoline for the programme. 

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Clinical Update: Patient’s champion awarded for tackling taboo subject

April 25, 2016

A teacher from Bedford has received an award after campaigning for better continence care.

Jacq Emkes headed to the House of Commons to receive her Continence Patient Champion award from Bedford and Kempston MP Richard Fuller at the National Continence Care Awards.

The NHS estimates more than 14 million adults in the UK suffer with bladder control problems and 6.5 million with bowel control problems, many of whom will suffer in silence.

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Clinical Update: Stress urinary incontinence in female neurological patients: long-term functional outcomes after artificial urinary sphincter (AMS 800TM ) implantation.

April 25, 2016

Abstract

AIMS:

To report the long-term functional outcomes of artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) implantation in female adult neurological patients suffering from stress urinary incontinence (SUI) due to sphincter deficiency.

METHODS:

Female patients with neurological disease suffering from SUI due to sphincter deficiency who underwent AUS (AMS 800TM ) implantation between 1984 and 2011 were included. Continence rate defined as no need for pads and survival rates of the device without needing explantation or revision using Kaplan-Meier curves were reported.

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