Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study shows advantages for stress urinary incontinence surgery

One of the most commonly performed surgeries to treat stress urinary incontinence in women may have better long-term results than another common surgical technique, according to a study led by Mayo Clinic researchers.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research redefines constipation

New research by King's College London, published today in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, finds that the public's perception of constipation differs drastically from that of doctors' and from the formal diagnosis ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Majority of incontinence treatments deliver poor results

"Unfortunately we are not actually curing the condition in that many cases. Surgery aside, the results delivered are poor. And the problems are only going to get worse in the future because the population, as we know, is ...

Medications

New device approved for fecal incontinence

(HealthDay)—The Fenix Continence Restoration System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat an inability to control bowel movements for people who can't tolerate or use other approved methods.

Medical research

Researchers make progress engineering digestive system tissues

New proof-of-concept research at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine suggests the potential for engineering replacement intestine tissue in the lab, a treatment that could be applied to infants born with a short ...

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