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Implantable Tibial Nerve Stimulation added as Treatment Option within AUA/SUFU 2024 OAB Guideline

Valencia Technologies is pleased to announce that implantable tibial nerve stimulation (ITNS) has been acknowledged as a minimally invasive OAB treatment option in the recently updated American Urological Association (AUA) and Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine, and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) clinical practice Guideline on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Idiopathic Overactive Bladder (2024). The eCoin® ITNS device is the only fully implantable FDA PMA approved device for treating urge urinary incontinence (UUI), the primary symptom of OAB. The eCoin ITNS system commercialized in March 2022 has now been used to treat over 1,100 patients in the United States. This highlights the significant need for evolutionary treatment options to address the growing burden of a largely underserved OAB population. Read more.

Source: PRNewswire, May 2, 2024

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AUA/SUFU Guideline on the Treatment of Overactive Bladder Allows Access to Revi™ System Earlier in Treatment Journey

BlueWind Medical, Ltd., a pioneer in implantable Tibial NeuroModulation (iTNM) and the developer of ReviTM, a patient-centric solution for urge urinary incontinence (UUI), announced today that the Revi System, a minimally invasive therapy, is now included in the American Urological Association (AUA) and Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of idiopathic overactive bladder (OAB). The revised guidelines are a major affirmation of the importance of Revi as a therapy for patients with UUI. First, the guidelines were updated to include iTNM as an acceptable minimally invasive therapy.  In addition, the revised guidelines shift away from traditional step therapy approaches, allowing physicians and patients to bypass behavioral and pharmacotherapy before considering minimally invasive therapies, including Revi.  Read more.

Source: PRNewswire, April 29, 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

AUA/SUFU Updates Guideline on Surgical Treatment of Female Stress Urinary Incontinence

The American Urological Association (AUA) and the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) has updated their 2017 clinical practice guideline on the surgical treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). This amendment is based on their review of 24 studies published through February 2022. No changes were made to the patient evaluation and cystoscopy and urodynamics testing sections and only a minor update was made to patient counseling. Read more.

Source: Renal and Urology News, June 16, 2023

AUA, SUFU Release an Amendment to the Female Stress Urinary Incontinence Guideline

Today, the American Urological Association (AUA), in partnership with the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU), released the 2023 clinical practice guideline amendment for the surgical treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI).  SUI is a common problem experienced by many women. About 1 in 3 women suffer from SUI at some point in their lives, and the chance of having urinary incontinence increases with age. The updated guideline has 24 recommendations that provide a clinical framework for the assessment and treatment of SUI in women. Read more and access the new guideline.

Source: PRNewswire, April 25, 2023

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AUA and SUFU Release New Clinical Guideline on Urinary Incontinence after Prostate Treatment

Today, the American Urological Association (AUA), a leading global urology association, and the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU), released a new clinical guideline on the treatment of urinary incontinence after prostate treatment (IPT). IPT is one of the few urologic conditions that is iatrongenic, and therefore predictable, and often preventable. A condition that tends to cause a high degree of patient distress, IPT has gained visibility over the past several years due to the use of surgery to treat prostate cancer, as well as the proliferation of men’s continence products available to the lay public. Read more.

Source: PRNewswire, May 3, 2019

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AUA Updates Overactive Bladder Guideline

The American Urological Association (AUA) announced that it has updated its guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of non-neurogenic overactive bladder (OAB) in adult patients.  As a result of a 2018 systematic review of recently published studies, AUA modified guideline statement 12 to say clinicians may consider combination therapy with an antimuscarinic agent and beta3-andrenoceptor agonist for patients who are refractory to monotherapy with either of those medications. Read more.

Source: Renal & Urology News, April 25, 2019

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November Marks National Bladder Health Month

November is National Bladder Health Month and, for a second year, the Urology Care Foundation, American Urological Association (AUA) and the Bladder Health Alliance – a coalition of groups representing physicians, patients and veterans – have teamed up to support Bladder Health Month. Designed to raise awareness about bladder conditions, encourage individuals to talk with their healthcare providers about the symptoms they are experiencing and to generate support for those affected by bladder health issues, this month-long awareness campaign was developed to increase an individual’s focus on “Getting the Facts, Getting Diagnosed and Taking Control” of their Bladder Health. Read more.

Source: Markets Insider, November 1, 2017

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AUA, Urology Care Foundation Applaud Introduction Of Resolution Supporting November As “National Bladder Health Month”

The American Urological Association (AUA) and the Urology Care Foundation, together with the Bladder Health Alliance – a coalition of groups representing physicians, patients and veterans – applauded Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16) for his introduction of House Resolution 67, a measure supporting the designation of November 2017 as “National Bladder Health Month.”  Read more.

Source: PRNewswire, January 30, 2017

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Urology Community Applauds Senate For Passing Resolution Proclaiming November As “National Bladder Health Month”

The American Urological Association (AUA) and the Urology Care Foundation, together with the Bladder Health Alliance – a coalition of groups representing physicians, patients and veterans – today applauded the U.S. Senate for passing Senate Resolution 604, a measure supporting the designation of November 2016 as “National Bladder Health Month” in the United States. The resolution was introduced by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) in September. A companion measure, House Resolution 703, was also introduced during the 114th Congress. Read more.

Source: PRNewswire, November 21, 2016