Experts recommend selective use of cystoscopy

February 02, 2013

Although many researchers have recommended cystoscopy as a universal screening tool to detect injury at the time of hysterectomy, new research recommends selective use of cystoscopy based on the low absolute risk of urinary tract injury.

Osteoporosis, increased incontinence risk linked

December 01, 2012

Osteoporosis, pelvic organ prolapse, and incontinence are common in postmenopausal women. Basic research has also implicated collagen and extracellular matrix abnormalities in these conditions.

Atypical antipsychotics may raise LUTS risk in women

December 01, 2012

Women taking atypical antipsychotic medications (AAPs) have about a 3-fiold higher prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) compared with nonusers, a study on the presence of LUTS among users of psychoactive medications has found.

Botox effective for urinary incontinence

October 18, 2012

A study funded by the National Institute Child Health and Human Development shows that anticholinergic drugs and onabotulinumtoxinA injections produce comparable results in women with urgency urinary incontinence. Choice of therapy, say the researchers, should take into consideration route of administration and adverse effect profiles.

Cranberry for UTIs: not just folklore

July 20, 2012

Cranberry-containing products may be more than just a folk remedy for urinary tract infections (UTIs). A systematic review and meta-analysis published in the Archives of Internal Medicine concludes that cranberry-containing products offer women protection against UTIs, particularly those prone to recurrent infections.

Cranberries can't match trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole in preventing UTIs

September 01, 2011

Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole 480 mg once daily is more effective than cranberry capsules 500 mg twice daily for the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infection in premenopausal women, but it exacerbates the problem of emerging antibiotic resistance.

Effects of overactive bladder and nocturia are far-reaching

June 01, 2011

Overactive bladder and nocturia have a significant impact on the lives of middle-aged American women, affecting sleep patterns, relationships, intimacy, and social and physical activity, according to a recent study.