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Smoking Linked With Increased Bladder Symptoms in Women

by | September 12th, 2011

Smoking Linked With Increased Bladder Symptoms in Women. Urinary Urgency and Frequency increased 3 fold. Dr. Mathews

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Interstim and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

by | March 22nd, 2011

Interstim, an FDA approved treatment for urinary urgency and frequency that stimulates the sacral nerve near the tailbone to help restore control of the urinary bladder muscle. has been granted indication in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome according to sources. An announcement is expected soon. Till this is confirmed by the FDA and Medtronic, this information should be considered preliminary.

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Behavioral Therapy No Extra Help in Female Urge Incontinence

by | August 24th, 2010

Urgency Incontinence, caused by urgency and frequency affects over 33 million Americans. That’s about 1 in every 6 adults. The condition is often treated by Behavioral Modification / Training or Medications. A recent study in the Journal of Urology found that adding behavioral training to drug therapy does not improve outcomes for women with urge incontinence.

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Treatment Options for Interstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder Syndromes (Part 3 of the discussion on IC / PBS)

by | August 9th, 2010

Once the diagnosis of IC / PBS has been made, education of the patient is critical. Early diagnosis is especially important in patients. Those that have had IC for less than 2.5 years respond to treatment 75 to 80% of the time, and may be symptom free for years.

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How is Interstitial Cystitis Diagnosed? (Part 2 of the discussion on IC)

by | July 27th, 2010

How is Interstitial Cystitis Diagnosed? (Part 2 of the discussion on IC) In part I, I defined Interstitial Cystitis (IC) or Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS), and the possible causes. To read part 1, What is Interstitial Cystitis and What Causes It, Click here. In this segment, I would like to talk about the diagnosis of…Read the Rest of Article

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