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    1. Urinary Incontinence: Rating Surgeries

      May 22, 2007 -- Researchers have new information on what type of bladder-control surgery may work best for women with urinary stress incontinence. Urinary incontinence, losing urine by accident, can happen for various reasons. Stress incontinence is caused by physical activities such as exercise, la

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    2. Stem Cells May Help Treat Incontinence

      May 21, 2007 -- For the more than 13 million women in the U.S. who suffer from stress urinary incontinence, stem cells derived from their own muscle cells may improve the condition, a study shows. "Five of eight women got a modest degree of improvement, and one woman was dry," says Michael Chancello

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    3. Drug Combo Treats Overactive Bladder

      Nov. 14, 2006 -- Some men with overactive bladder may benefit from treatment with two drugs instead of one, a new study shows. The study appears in The Journal of the American Medical Association. The researchers included Steven Kaplan, MD, of the urology department at New York's Weill Cornell Medic

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    4. 3 Questions Check Urinary Incontinence

      May 15, 2006 -- Researchers have designed a three-question quiz to help diagnose urinary incontinence in women. The quiz covers two types of urinary incontinence: stress incontinence and urge incontinence. Stress incontinence is urine leakage during laughing, coughing, sneezing, or other movements.

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    5. Biofeedback for Overactive Bladder?

      May 8, 2006 -- A new study shows that older women with overactive bladders (urge incontinenceincontinence) benefited from learning biofeedback techniques. The benefits were strongest in women who had a history of depressiondepression, according to the study, which was presented in Chicago at the Ame

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    6. Surgery May Avoid Urinary Incontinence

      April 12, 2006 -- For women with pelvic-organ prolapse, getting two operations at the same time may help avoid new cases of stress incontinence. In pelvic-organ prolapse, the pelvic muscles and connective tissue are weak or injured. As a result, the patient's bladder, bowel, and uterus press down on

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    7. Emotional Toll From Overactive Bladder

      Jan. 20, 2006 -- Having an overactive bladder makes it more difficult to perform daily activities, yet many people don't consider the problem a valid medical condition, according to a new study. Researchers found three-fourths of people with overactive bladders said the condition interfered with dai

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    8. Urine Leakage Not Due to Childbirth

      Dec. 2, 2005 - Doctors think it's true. Patients think it's true. And urogynecologist Gunhilde M. Buchsbaum, MD, thought vaginal childbirth put women at risk of urinary incontinence. Not any more. Buchsbaum, an associate professor at the University of Rochester, N.Y., now thinks childbirth has nothi

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    9. Adult Incontinence: How Common Is it?

      May 23, 2005 -- If you've recently had a problem with bladder control, you're far from alone. New surveys show that urinary incontinence -- a problem with bladder control -- is quite common. Both surveys were reported at this week's annual meeting of the American Urological Association in San Antoni

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    10. Hormones May Make Urinary Incontinence Worse

      Feb. 22, 2005 - A treatment given to postmenopausal women with urinary incontinence actually seems to make the problem worse, researchers say. A new study shows that menopausal hormone therapy increases the risk of developing incontinence in postmenopausal women and increases the symptoms in already

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