Archive for the 'Incontenence: Urinary' Category
The value of pelvic floor muscle training on the recovery of urinary continence after removing the prostate is controversial, according to researchers at the University of São Paulo School of Medicine, in Brazil.
A diseased urinary bladder with low capacity and low compliance (ability to urinate) may require ileal enterocystoplasty (remove a part of the small intestine and attach it to the bladder to enlarge it and improve function [photo]).
Researchers at Hospital Foch, in Suresnes, France, studied a cranberry preparation with high levels of proanthocyanidin A (inhibits bacteria from sticking to tissue) to prevent repeated bacteriuria in people with an ileal enterocystoplasty. (more…)
During the American Urological Association (AUA) 2010 Annual Scientific Meeting, researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham reported that a comprehensive behavioral therapy program is as effective as drug therapy for treating overactive bladder (OAB) in men without significant bladder outlet obstruction. (more…)
Obesity correlates with urinary incontinence. Might weight loss be an effective treatment?
Researchers from across the US decided to find out. (more…)
It’s mostly in your head. (more…)
Radical prostatectomy is an operation to remove the prostate gland and some of the tissue around it. It is done to treat prostate cancer, and up to half of all men who have a radical prostatectomy develop urinary incontinence.
Preoperative pelvic floor training (PFT) is used to strengthen the muscles and improve recovery of continence following the operation.
Does adding biofeedback help?