Below you will find news and press releases from industry, government, and academia regarding product developments and medical/scientific research news.
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
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
Urinary Incontinence May Increase Risk for Depressive Symptoms Among Adults
Risk for symptoms of depression may be associated with urinary incontinence (UI) which was mediated by functional impairment among middle-aged and older adults. These findings, from a cross-sectional study, were published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. Read more.
Source: Psychiatry Advisor, July 27, 2022
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
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