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.
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.
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-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.
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.
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.
In an effort to develop an improved blood test for early detection of ovarian cancer, a rigorous landmark validation study of 49 potential markers shows that blood levels of CA-125 protein remain the best bet.