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Incontinence issues plague nearly 50 percent of men and women, mostly women, and can be a major life style impediment. Incontinence is often described as being either urgency/frequency and stress. There are a variety of treatments for both from medications to same-day surgery procedures.
Post Prostatectomy Incontinence: The Problems and Solutions PDF Print
Written by John J. Cudecki, MD   

Incontinence can be a complication of prostate surgery done for either benign or a malignant disease. I am going to concentrate on incontinence following surgery for prostate cancer, although many of the same principles apply for incontinence caused by surgery done for benign enlargement of the prostate such as TURP or open prostatectomy.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2009 23:03
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What's New: Drug Treatments for Urinary Incontinence PDF Print
Written by Dr. Myron Murdock, Vibrance Medical Director   

Many individuals, particularly women, have serious problems with urgency and frequency of urination, urgency control problems, bladder instability, and urgency incontinence. In the past the only drugs available to relax the bladder in these patients included Banthine, Probanthine, Hyoscyamine (Levbid), and Ditropan. The major side effect include dry mouth, constipation, visual disturbances, and occasionally mental agitation and fatigue.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2009 22:52
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Urinary Incontinence PDF Print
Written by Dr. Gary Leach, Expert Urologist   

Many people suffer from urinary incontinence - the involuntary loss of urine. Often ashamed, they hide behind a shroud of secrecy. They believe the myth that urinary incontinence is a result of normal aging or childbirth - that loss of bladder control is inevitable and irreversible. The truth is, in most cases, urinary incontinence is treatable. People of all ages can lose control of their bladder. One in five older men and about one-half of all women will experience urinary incontinence in their lifetime.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2009 22:57
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Urinary Incontinence in Men: A Treatable Problem PDF Print
Written by Dr. Gary Leach, Expert Urologist   

Millions of American suffer from urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control). It has been estimated that up to 18 percent of men will experience loss of bladder control during their life and that $10 billion is spent in the United States every year on pads and other incontinence related products. Also, in previous surveys, only 1 of 10 people with an incontinence problem sought help for their problem. The most common reasons for not seeking help included thinking that loss of bladder control is a "normal" part of aging (not true), that nothing could be done about the problem (also not true), or the incontinent person was too embarrassed to seek help. With current methods of evaluation and treatment, almost all bladder control problems can be either eliminated or significantly improved.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2009 22:55
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Stents, Help for Men with Urinary Incontinence PDF Print
Written by Dr. Myron Murdock, Vibrance Medical Director   

Cardiologists use "stents" to keep open obstructing coronary arteries. These stents are made of materials that are basically a woven tunnel which are placed using x-ray control within the blocked vessels of the heart. Urology deals also with problems of obstruction, and in particular, obstruction from prostate disease and obstruction from stricture disease of the urethra.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2009 22:59
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Catheterization: A Steadfast Treatment for Urinary Disorders PDF Print
Written by David Bloom, M.D. (Medically Reviewed)   

For someone suffering from acute urinary retention, nothing spells relief quite like a catheter. Today's catheters are safe, indispensable diagnostic and treatment tools in many specialties, employed as much to inject fluid as to drain it. In cardiology, for instance, they're the conduit for radiopaque dye to magnify coronary arteries and miniature stents to unblock them. But the history of the catheter belongs to urology and the process of draining a painfully distended bladder dates to antiquity. The catheter is one of civilization's first therapeutic interventions.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2009 23:06
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Urinary Incontinence: No Longer a Silent Affliction PDF Print
Written by Shlomo Raz, M.D. (Medically Reviewed)   

Silence may be golden, but not if it keeps you from getting help for urinary incontinence. For of all the urologic conditions, those concerning leaking urine are often the most neglected, especially by women who make up 85 percent of incontinence sufferers.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2009 23:01
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Muscle Derived Cell Transplants May Offer an Alternative to Traditional Incontinence Therapies... PDF Print
Written by Vibrance Administrator   
MUSCLE DERIVED CELL TRANSPLANTS MAY OFFER AN ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL INCONTINENCE THERAPIES SAY UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH RESEARCHERS
Last Updated on Friday, 04 November 2011 11:56
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