Study: Surgery for UUI outperforms medicationBilateral replacement of the uterosacral ligaments with a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) mesh (DynaMesh, FEG Textiltechnik mbH) is more effective than medical treatment with solifenacin (Vesicare) for achieving continence in women with urgency urinary incontinence (UUI) associated with only minor pelvic organ prolapse, according to the interim results of a prospective, randomized, crossover clinical trial.
Female Urology: SUFU launches clinical care pathway for OAB patientsOther female urology topics discussed at this year's AUA meeting include preoperative urodynamics for women undergoing prolapse surgery and a study on nocturia.
ACOG Guidelines: Urinary Incontinence in WomenAn expert commentary on the recently published ACOG Practice Bulletin #155.
Zika on the ground: Clinical impact updateAn update on the Zika virus and its impact on your practice. And, a look at whether or not vaginal delivery increases risk of incontinence. Plus: What was the impact of the HPV vaccine on HPV rates?
Botulinum efficacious long term for neurogenic bladderOnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) appears to offer long-term benefits in patients with neurogenic detrusor overactivity, recent study results indicate.
Product Update: HIFU cleared, compact catheter launchedOther products highlighted in this slideshow include a trial system for incontinence therapy, a compact catheter, a wearable digital technology solution for continence care assessment and management, and laser fiber and sheath system.
DEVELOPMENTAL PEDIATRICS: Encopresis educationManaging fecal incontinence begins with recognizing that it’s usually a physiologic, not behavioral, problem, said Mary Pipan, MD, FAAP, during the session “Encopresis by Any Other Name: Successful Management of Fecal Incontinence.”
Vaginal delivery and the pelvic floor: Outcomes of levator ani injury
Vaginal delivery and the pelvic floor: Outcomes of levator ani injuryMuscle stretch and distention during delivery lead to problems later in life.
Mid-urethral slings demonstrate efficacy, few adverse effectsA recently published review expands understanding of the effectiveness and side effects of mid-urethral sling procedures for stress urinary incontinence, providing more information for women considering minimally invasive surgical treatment.
Weight-loss surgery may reduce incontinenceThe authors of a recently published study have found that bariatric surgery may provide a significant benefit beyond dramatic weight loss.