Myrbetriq Plus Pelvic Floor Exercises Fail to Ease Overactive Bladder

Combining Myrbetriq (mirabegron) with modifications like pelvic floor exercises failed to ease overactive bladder symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease in a pilot clinical trial, the study’s main goal.  But the treatment, approved for overactive bladder, when used with such behavioral modifications did increase the amount of urine patients were able to expel with each urination, relative to patients using only pelvic floor exercise. But this benefit was temporary. Read more.

Source: Parkinson’s News Today, December 7, 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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Neuspera Medical® Announces First Successful Implant of the Nuvella™ System in the Second Phase of Its SANS-UUI IDE Clinical Trial

Neuspera® Medical, a medical device company developing implantable devices for patients battling chronic illnesses, today announced the first patient successfully implanted with the Nuvella™ system in its pivotal clinical trial (SANS-UUI). The procedure was performed by Dr. Jodi Michaels of Minnesota Urology, St. Paul, MN. The study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Nuvella system, designed to treat overactive bladder (OAB) with sacral neuromodulation (SNM) in patients with urinary urgency incontinence (UUI) symptoms. Read more.

Source: PRNewsire, October 10, 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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COVID-19 Infection Increases the Risk of New or Worsening OAB Symptoms

Patients with COVID-19 infection are at increased risk of developing new or worsening symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB), according to data presented at the American Urological Association’s annual meeting in 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Ly Hoang Roberts, MD, of Oakland University, Royal Oak, Michigan, and colleagues noted that they were the first American group to identify de novo genitourinary symptoms, such as frequency, urgency, nocturia, and pain / pressure in people with previous COVID 19 infection. They called this condition COVID-19 associated cystitis (CAC).  Read more.

Source: Community 99, May 15, 2022

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Medtronic Kicks Off Pivotal Study of Tibial Neuromodulation Implant for Overactive Bladder

After receiving an FDA approval last month in bladder and bowel incontinence for its neuromodulation device implanted in the lower back, Medtronic isn’t resting on its laurels.  It has begun a clinical trial of a similar system placed near the ankle, which the company described as a more convenient option that may make the therapy available to more people. The medtech giant announced that its first patients have received implants in the pivotal study, with neurostimulators that tap into the posterior tibial nerve running up the back of the leg, to transmit electrical pulses that aim to help regulate an overactive bladder. Read more.

Source: Fierce Biotech, March 25, 2022

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Axonics® Receives FDA Approval for Recharge-Free Sacral Neuromodulation System

Axonics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AXNX), a global medical technology company that is developing and commercializing novel products for the treatment of bladder and bowel dysfunction, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its newly developed, long-lived, recharge-free sacral neuromodulation (SNM) implantable neurostimulator (INS).  Read more.

Source: Business Wire, March 7, 2022

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Urovant Sciences Announces Positive Topline Results of Phase 2a Trial of its Potential Novel Gene Therapy, URO-902

Urovant Sciences, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitovant Biopharma Ltd., today announced positive topline results from its Phase 2a, double-blind, placebo-controlled exploratory study of URO-902, an investigational, novel, locally injected gene therapy product (plasmid human cDNA encoding maxi-K channel), in patients with overactive bladder (OAB), who were not well managed by oral therapies. Read more.

Source: Pharmiweb.com, March 7, 2022

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Medtronic Receives FDA Approval for InterStim X™ System

Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), a global leader in healthcare technology, today announced it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for InterStim X™ ― the next generation of the InterStim™ portfolio’s recharge-free device – and it is available immediately. InterStim systems are the standard of care in advanced therapy options, and the most personalized system, to deliver sacral neuromodulation (SNM) therapy. Now the only SNM system backed by 90+ clinical studies, 1,000+ clinical articles, 350,000 patients treated and 25 years of experience, also offers patients a decade or more of treatment with either the new recharge-free InterStim X device, or the rechargeable InterStim™ Micro device. Both devices are used in the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB), chronic fecal incontinence (FI), and non-obstructive urinary retention. Read more.

Source: PRNewswire, February 22, 2022