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Symptomatic Covid-19 Infection Is Associated With An Increased Risk Of Overactive Bladder Symptoms

A new study finds that symptomatic Covid-19 infection is associated with the risk of developing or exacerbating overactive bladder symptoms.  As an overlooked area of study, only a handful of investigations have focused on the impact of Covid-19 infection on the urinary system. Previous studies have found increased urinary tract symptoms, including the frequency, urgency, and waking up to urinate, post Covid-19 infection; they attributed the symptoms to inflammation and described the condition as Covid-Associated Cystitis (CAC). Read more.

Source: Forbes, December 5, 2022

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Overactive Bladder Linked to Multiple Unmet Socioeconomic Needs

Unmet socioeconomic needs had a significant association with overactive bladder (OAB), adding to evidence of a complex interaction between social determinants of health and OAB, researchers said. Stressors such as housing and food insecurity and concerns about personal health as much as tripled the odds of reported OAB symptoms. The stressors remained significant predictors for OAB after adjustment for multiple demographic and medical factors. Unmet socioeconomic needs had a stronger association with OAB with urge urinary incontinence (UUI, “wet” OAB), reported Elisabeth M. Sebesta, MD, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and co-authors in the Journal of Urology. Read more.

Source: MedPage Today, December 1, 2022

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UroMems Initiates First-in-Human Study of Its Smart Implant to Treat Stress Urinary Incontinence

UroMems, a global company developing breakthrough, mechatronics technology to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI), announced today that it has successfully completed the first-in-human implant of the UroActive™ System, the first smart automated artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) investigational device to treat SUI. This initial clinical study is a key milestone in the development of UroActive. Read more.

Source: PRNewswire, November 29, 2022

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FDA Classifies Baxter’s Hospital Bed System Recall As Most Serious

The U.S. health regulator on Wednesday classified the recall of hospital bed systems by Baxter International Inc (BAX.N), as the most serious type, on concerns it could lead to life-threatening injuries or death.  Baxter initiated the recall of its WatchCare Incontinence Management System, which is used to discreetly alert an incontinent patient’s caregiver of involuntary urination or defecation, by sending a correction letter to its customers in late September. Read more.

Source: Reuters, November 23, 2022

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Coloplast to Introduce SpeediCath Flex Set Catheter in US

Danish medical device company Coloplast is set to launch its new SpeediCath Flex Set catheter in the US this month. The new catheter is a gentle, all-in-one solution that has been developed for people living with bladder and urinary problems. It features a no-touch dry sleeve as well as an omnidirectional tip, which can bend to follow the curves of the urethra.  The SpeediCath Flex Set has a soft-squeeze grip that safely guides the tip into the urethra without making contact. It helps patients catheterise at home or away and also supports them in managing conditions and sustaining healthy lifestyles. Read more.

Source: Medical Device Network, November 21, 2022

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TENA Launches Lights Sensitive Ultra Pads Tackling a Lesser-Known Menopause Symptom

TENA, the UKs leading incontinence brand for over 60 years, has launched a new range of Lights Sensitive Ultra Pads, designed to manage bladder leaks and support healthy intimate skin. This latest product innovation features a unique skin caring emulsion that has been specifically designed for sensitive skin by helping to limit friction, making it the first of its kind to the UK market. Continuing in its mission to better support women during the menopause, the introduction of the TENA Lights Sensitive Ultra will help the large number of women who suffer with skin irritation and incontinence – two of the many lesser-known menopausal symptoms. Read more.

Source: Retail Times, November 19, 2022