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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

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

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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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First Quality Introduces MaxSorb+ Zone For Bladder Control Pads

First Quality Products, Inc. is launching a new technology for bladder control pads called MaxSorb+ Zone, providing enhanced rapid absorption to help keep skin dry all day and support skin health. Pads that use First Quality’s MaxSorb+ Zone absorb up to 50% faster compared to previous Prevail bladder control pads. Read more.

Source: Nonwovens Industry, April 28, 2022

Incontinence and Shame

“At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.” – Jean Houston

Incontinence and Shame, Submitted by – Lianna

Introduction

I don’t remember the first time I felt shame for my incontinence, but I remember the last time. It was just over a year ago. I had been laughing at something a coworker said, though I can’t recall what it was that I thought was so funny. That’s when it happens, you see, only when the force of the humor is so strong that I am completely overtaken with gut-bursting laughter, doubled over, my body curving in on itself as if it were trying to hold on to something invisible, some last tether to solidity, while everything else in me isContinue reading

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An Emerging Link Between the Urinary Microbiome and Urinary Incontinence

Most people know that microorganisms live on our skin, and in other places in the body such as the digestive tract. However, traditional thinking and medical teaching was that there was no such microbiome in the urinary tract. Many people may still believe that urine is sterile. Advanced detection methods such as enhanced urine cultures and DNA sequencing have shown that this is not true. Read more.

Source: Harvard Health Blog, August 12, 2020

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Incontinence in MS Affects Walking Ability, Negatively Impacts Patients’ Quality of Life, Study Finds

Urinary incontinence,  associated with poor functioning of the muscles in the pelvic area, was found to have a negative impact on daily activities like walking and overall quality of life in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), a study shows. Adding pelvic floor muscle training to an MS treatment program may help to improve overall function, the researchers suggest, which could improve patient performance of daily life activities, especially in those with moderate or severe dependence on others. The study, “Pelvic floor dysfunction negatively impacts general functional performance in patients with multiple sclerosis,” was published in the journal Neurology and Urodynamics. Read more.

Source: Multiple Sclerosis News Today, February 18, 2020

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Focus Group Opportunity in the Chicagoland Area

If urinary incontinence is affecting your life, please help The Simon Foundation for Continence understand your challenges and give your input to help design a new program we are creating. The study focus groups are 90-minutes long and will take place in June 2019. Current locations are: Evanston, Chicago and Forest Park, Illinois.Continue reading

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Signal Catheter Prevents Injury from Premature Balloon Inflation

Safe Medical Design, a company based in San Francisco, CA, won FDA clearance for its Signal Catheter device. The indwelling foley urinary catheter is designed to help prevent discomfort and injury that can occur if it’s incorrectly placed, an all-too-common occurrence. Indwelling urinary catheters typically have a balloon at the tip that is inflated once it’s within the bladder. This prevents the catheter from sliding out. When the patient is “dry” and no urine is in the catheter, it’s often difficult to tell whether the catheter tip made it into the bladder, at times resulting in premature inflation that can cause serious trauma. The Signal Catheter is made of 100% silicone and it features a mechanism that relieves the pressure inside the balloon if it is improperly positioned and inflated inside the urethra. Read more.

Source: Medgadget, March 1, 2019