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Pelvital Announces Landmark Study Demonstrating Efficacy of Flyte® Device in Treating Stress Urinary Incontinence

Pelvital, the women’s health MedTech company on a mission to transform the standard of care for urinary incontinence, announced today the publication of its landmark paper “Randomized trial of mechanotherapy for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women” in the peer-reviewed journal Therapeutic Advances in Urology. The paper presents evidence of the efficacy of Pelvital’s novel, FDA-cleared device, Flyte, for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and weakened pelvic floor muscles, with results comparable to surgical intervention. Read more.

Source: PRNewsire, February 21, 2024

UroMems Announces Results of First-Ever Smart Artificial Urinary Sphincter Implant in Female Patient to Treat Stress Urinary Incontinence

UroMems, a global company developing innovative, mechatronics technology to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI), announced today that it has successfully met the six-month primary endpoint for the first-ever female patient implanted with the UroActive™ System, the first smart automated artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) to treat SUI. This milestone indicates a new era for millions of women suffering from SUI, and signals an exciting transition for surgeons treating SUI not only in France, where the female patient was treated, but also across Europe and the U.S. Read more.

Source: PRNewswire, February 14, 2024

Dr. Larissa Rodriguez Wins Victor A. Politano Award from American Urological Association

Dr. Larissa V. Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Urology and the James J. Colt Professor of Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine and urologist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, was named winner of the 2024 Victor A. Politano Award by the American Urological Association.  The award is presented annually to an individual for outstanding achievements in the field of urinary incontinence. Dr. Rodriguez is being honored for her work to advance the treatment of urinary incontinence through pioneering research and compassionate patient care. She will be recognized at the association’s annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas in May. Read more.

Source: Weill Cornell Medicine, February 8, 2024

Could Botox Injections Help Patients…Down There? A New Study Suggests That Botox Can Help with Fecal Incontinence

Researchers are testing rectal injections of Botox to see whether they might help patients manage fecal incontinence—so far, results are promising. If future studies confirm success, doctors could provide patients with new ways to manage this hard-to-control condition.  In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, researchers treated nearly 200 patients for fecal incontinence using Botox or a placebo. Ninety-six patients received Botox, and 95 received the placebo treatment after nine patients withdrew from the trial before receiving injections.  Read more.

Source: MDLinx, January 29, 2024

UroCure Expands SUI Sling Portfolio with the Nationwide Launch of the ArcSP and ArcTO Slings

UroCure and LiNA Medical USA are pleased to announce the nationwide launch of UroCure’s two latest innovations of surgical solutions for female stress urinary incontinence: the ArcSP Suprapubic Sling System and the ArcTO Transobturator Sling System.  These two additions complement the current UroCure ArcTV® Transvaginal Sling on the market. ArcSP will now provide a top-down, retropubic approach and ArcTO will accommodate surgeons that prefer an outside-in, transobturator approach. All three systems are based on AMS’ best-in-class slings, while incorporating UroCure’s laser cut sling with its patented stabilizing suture. The absorbable stabilizing suture is a key innovation of UroCure’s sling designed to maintain its open pore structure and to protect the sling from deformation during placement, tensioning, and sheath removal. Read more.

Source: PRNewswire, January 25, 2024

Unveiling the Link Between Financial Strain and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

The association between financial strain and lower urinary tract symptoms LUTS and impact is caused by a lack of health care utilization and comorbidities, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. LUTS such as urinary incontinence (UI), nocturia, frequent urination, or difficulties with bladder emptying often adversely impact quality of life and increase the risks of depression and anxiety. Data has indicated the risk of LUTS is increased by social determinants of health (SDOH) such as housing insecurity, food insecurity, financial insecurity, difficulty finding employment, and unreliable transportation. Read more.

Source: Contemporary OB/GYN, January 19, 2024

Understanding the Link Between Urinary Incontinence in Women and Disability Risk: Insights from Recent Medical Research

Urinary incontinence, a condition that affects millions of women worldwide, may have more severe implications than previously thought. A recent study from the Rush University Medical Center has added a new dimension to our understanding of this common health issue. According to the study, urinary incontinence in women is linked with a higher risk of disability. This finding is significant and has implications for both the management and treatment of urinary incontinence in women. Read more.

Source: Medriva, January 12, 2024