stress urinary incontinence

Racial disparity seen with SUI surgical restorationIn another potential sign of racial disparities in urologic care, a new study finds that urologic restoration surgery is significantly less likely to be used to treat African-American men with stress urinary incontinence than Caucasian men, although African-Americans appear to have higher rates of SUI.
SUI: Phase III data offer lessons for trials evaluating cell therapyResults of one of the first randomized controlled trials evaluating cell therapy for women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) has helped to identify clinically meaningful efficacy endpoints to refine patient selection criteria for current and future studies, according to investigator Melissa R. Kaufman, MD, PhD.
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Looking ahead to 2017: A urologist’s wish listHenry Rosevear, MD, discusses the ten things he’d like to see happen in 2017 for the field of urology.
Female SUI system shows durable efficacy, safetyAfter meeting its primary endpoint at 3 months in a prospective, randomized, sham-controlled clinical trial, an intravesical pressure-attenuation balloon (Vesair Bladder Control System, Solace Therapeutics) for treatment of female stress urinary incontinence demonstrated durable efficacy and safety after 12 months of follow-up.
Many SUI studies lack long-term follow-upEconomic analyses of surgeries to treat SUI also do not routinely capture long-term complications, researchers say.
Greater risk of re-operation with TOT vs. TVTThe authors evaluated cumulative incidence of re-operation after various surgical procedures for urinary incontinence within 5 years.
Serious sling complications may be under-reportedA recent systematic review found that the total incidence of serious complications and/or sling failure with respect to incontinence was 15.3%.
Novel artificial sphincter may overcome disadvantages of gold standardA novel artificial urinary sphincter is safe and effective in men with stress urinary incontinence, according to data from a small study presented at the International Continence Society annual meeting in Montreal.
Long-term data point to male SUI system’s efficacyThe Adjustable Transobturator Male System addresses one of the challenges with slings.