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Why People with Diabetes Have More UTIs and How to Prevent Infections

Infections, especially urinary tract infections (UTIs), are common experiences for people with diabetes. UTIs are also often more severe in people with diabetes than they are in those without diabetes. UTIs may lead to serious kidney problems in those with diabetes, such as renal abscesses, emphysematous cystitis and pyelonephritis, and renal papillary necrosis. Read more.

Source: Medical News Today, September 27, 2022

Viveca Biomed Launches Contrelle To Create ‘Revolution’ In Tackling Stress Urinary Incontinence

Viveca Biomed has launched an innovative and clinically-proven bladder support device, Contrelle that offers women immediate relief from stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and provides community pharmacy contractors with a way to build a new consumer base, customer loyalty and sales margins. The product, named ‘Contrelle Activgard’, has already recorded millions of sales in Scandinavia over a decade. Read more.

Source: Pharmacy Business, August 24, 2022

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NorthShore Care Supply Begins Clinical Trial to Re-Evaluate Protocols with Senior Care Facilities & Residents Managing Heavy Incontinence

NorthShore Care Supply’s first clinical trial begins in senior care facilities. The trial will test a new approach to incontinence care for residents.  Since 2002, NorthShore has served over 2.5 million families in the United States. Several thousand 5-star customer reviews state that NorthShore products give adults more confidence and better sleep. Family caregivers also notice more sleep and fewer nighttime changes. Maintaining healthy skin is a top concern for individuals who wear adult diapers, and NorthShore delivers. Read more.

Source: Globe Newswire, August 6, 2022

Yoga App Eases in Incontinence in 4 Weeks

People with incontinence who used the Yoga of Immortals mobile app had significant improvement in the frequency and severity of urine leaks in four weeks, a new study shows. The globally used app combines specific yogic postures in the Sanatan tradition with breathing exercises, sound therapy, and meditation. Read more

Source: Futurity, July 27, 2022

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Prasterone Shows Promise In Reducing Severity of Urinary Urge Incontinence

Because of a decrease in estrogen, menopause is often accompanied by multiple vaginal and urinary issues. To date, most treatment options focus on vulvar and vaginal atrophy, with fewer options available to treat urinary incontinence. A new study, however, suggests prasterone is effective in improving the severity of urinary urge incontinence. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Read more.

Source: Newswise, July 27, 2022

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Urinary Incontinence Poses Burden to Long-Term Care

The impact and management of urinary incontinence (UI) related to overactive bladder is a substantial burden to long-term care (LTC) residents and staff, according to a study published online July 1 in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing.  Richard G. Stefanacci, D.O., from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and colleagues assessed the impact of UI on residents, staff, care processes, and quality measures in LTC settings. The analysis included responses from directors of nursing who had worked for at least one year in a ≥100-bed facility. Read more.

Source: Health Day News, July 25, 2022

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First Quality Introduces Size 8 Youth Diaper for More Inclusive Care

First Quality has launched Boundless by Cuties®, a size 8 youth diaper for children with special needs who have outgrown baby diapers, but who are not yet ready for adult incontinence products. Boundless youth diapers aim to provide Complete Care for All, so that every child can feel confident and protected.  The first-of-its-kind youth diaper provides the same protection as a baby diaper but is designed to fit the frame of children who are 58 lbs. or more and managing incontinence issues.  Read more.

Source: PRNewswire, July 20, 2022

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What Has Stayed and What Disappeared In Benign Urology

“Any knowledge that doesn’t lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life,” said poet and Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska.  Looking back at the past 50 years, I recounted the achievements and yet-to-be-conquered goals. It is also prudent to think back to what ideas/concepts have withstood the test of time, in the quest for knowledge and the inherent desire to replace old with new. Read more.

Source: Urology Times, June 16, 2022

An Effective Response to the Impact of Health Stigma Is Within Our Reach

We’re experiencing a renaissance of civil rights in this country. A woman has run for President of the United States on a major party ticket. People can marry whomever they choose. The country is caught up in a retelling of the story of our founding fathers – in a hip-hop musical written by a Latino and featuring a colorblind cast.

Major shifts indeed. And we plan to ignite yet another – for people of every age, gender, and life situation. For people who have difficulty walking, seeing, hearing, or comprehending the world around them, and millions more who cope with health conditions, seen and unseen, that redefine their life options. Disability and other health challenges have many causes – from accident, to disease, to genetic chance. The result is often a daily test of individual resolve and strength. But along with these solitary struggles, there is one common to all: stigma.Continue reading