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Most Transient SUI After HoLEP Resolves Within 6 Weeks

Most men who experience transient stress urinary incontinence (SUI) following holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) recover full bladder control within the first 6 weeks after the procedure, according to study findings presented at the International Continence Society’s 2018 annual meeting.  In addition, the study identified prostate size larger than 100 g and catheter dependency prior to HoLEP, and longer operative time as risk factors for transient SUI.  A retrospective review of 515 patients who underwent HoLEP showed that 53 (10.3%) experienced transient SUI, Jenny Guo, BS, and colleagues at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, reported. Transient SUI resolved within the first 6 weeks post-operatively in 47 (88.6%) of these patients and within 6 week to 3 months in 6 patients (11.3%). Read more.

Source: Renal and Urology News, August 30, 2018

Magnetic Stimulation Restores Bladder Control in Paralyzed Men

Patients with spinal cord injuries report that in addition to paralysis the lack of bladder control is one of the most troubling issues. At University of California Los Angeles, researchers have shown that they were able to restore significant bladder control to five men that suffered through spinal cord injuries years prior to treatment. The researchers used transcutaneous magnetic spinal cord stimulation as their technique, delivering pulses of focused magnetic fields to the site of the injuries. Similar technology was just cleared in the United States to treat obsessive compulsive disorder. Read more.

Source: Medgadget, August 22, 2018

Penile Clamp for Male Urinary Incontinence

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Your healthcare professional should be consulted prior to using a penile clamp for male urinary incontinence.

The penile clamp is a device that may be used to manage some urine leakage in some men.  It may be used by men after prostate surgery who have some urine leakage. The clamp, which has a soft foam inside, is placed half way down the shaft and when in place and closed, it compresses the urethra so that urine cannot escape. This clamp is sometimes referred to as a Cunningham clamp.  Some newer clamp designs also include an absorbent product with the clamp for extra security.Continue reading

Prostate Problems in Men

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A man’s prostate can cause incontinence symptoms.

Although statistically men experience urinary incontinence less than women, about six million men in America do experience urinary incontinence. About 17% of men over the age of 60 experience some form of urinary incontinence. In many cases, urinary incontinence in men is caused by prostate problems, or the methods used to treat prostate problems, such as surgery.Continue reading