Navigation Links
Beaumont Launches 1st U.S. Adult Human Stem Cell Study for Stress Urinary Incontinence
Date:3/10/2009

Stem cells harvested from the patient's leg are used to strengthen weak muscles that can lead to urinary leakage.

Royal Oak, Mich. (PRWEB) March 10, 2009 -- Urologists at Beaumont Hospital (http://www.beaumonthospitals.com) are first in the United States to treat stress urinary incontinence using a person's own stem cells through a research study. The stem cells are used to strengthen weak muscles that control urination.

"If successful, (autologous) muscle-derived stem cell therapy could offer new hope to people with stress urinary incontinence and offer them a life free of urinary leakage," says Urology department Chairman Kenneth Peters, M.D., who is leading the research at Beaumont.

Stress urinary incontinence - the cause of leakage with coughing or physical activity - affects about 13 million Americans, most of them women, but also men who have had a prostatectomy (surgery for prostate cancer).

Current treatments, including medicine, exercises and surgery, are not always effective and may have undesirable side effects.

The stem cells from 48 female research participants age 18 or older will be collected at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, and duplicated. The cells will then be injected into the muscles that control urination to strengthen them and prevent leakage.

Participation will last 12-14 months, and will include physical exams, procedures to assess the bladder, completing voiding diaries and questionnaires and a variety of diagnostic tests. A small sample of the participant's thigh muscle will be collected, which is the source of the stem cells. Pregnant or nursing women may not participate.

There is no charge for study-related tests and procedures. Participants will be reimbursed up to $385 for travel to and from the hospital.

Call Debbie Hasenau, R.N., Urology research, at 248-551-3355 for more information.

Beaumont urologists offer endoscopic, robotic and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical options as well as traditional surgeries, in addition to treatment, for kidney stones; painful bladder conditions including over-active bladder; incontinence; sexual dysfunction; urologic cancer; prostate conditions; male infertility; voiding dysfunction; and erectile dysfunction. Doctors at Beaumont are pioneering a revolutionary nerve rerouting surgery to help adults with spinal cord injuries or children with spina bifida gain bladder control and are first in the United States to research using a person's own stem cells to treat stress urinary incontinence. Beaumont's Urology program is ranked 31st out of 50 on U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" list. Visit Beaumont on the Web at http://www.beaumonthospitals.com.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/urinary/incontinence/prweb2203954.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. FDA Renews its Contract with Beaumont Technology Usability Center for Leadership of Patient Safety Project
2. Beaumont Sees Results in Nations 1st Urinary Nerve Rewiring Surgeries for Spina Bifida Patients
3. OU, Beaumont Name Dean of New Medical School
4. Us TOO Launches National SEA Blue Campaign for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
5. UPMC Health Plan Launches New Personal Health Record
6. HealthInsuranceFinders.com Launches Video Contest for Young Directors
7. Academy of General Dentistry Launches Campaign to Focus on Tooth Erosion
8. Keeping Kids Healthy and Fit: The New York Kids Club Launches a Revolutionary New Fitness Program
9. Patient Advocate Foundation Launches Program to Help Uninsured Virginians with Chronic, Debilitating and Life-Threatening Illness Access Quality Healthcare
10. Mannatech Launches Phase One of New Sales and Training Tools
11. Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis Launches Aggressive Ad Campaign Directed at United States Congress
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Beaumont Launches 1st U.S. Adult Human Stem Cell Study for Stress Urinary Incontinence
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading global ... and global clinical supply services, today announced two key appointments and the opening ... and strategic growth plans in the Asia Pacific region. , Howard Kim has ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... In an effort to provide hair ... available to both Snapchat users and those who do not use the app. Dr. Mohebi, ... his new page, Dr. Mohebi Live . , Dr. Mohebi says, “The positive ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... for eating disorders, is opening a brand new child and adolescent residential treatment ... and their families with even more specialized eating disorder treatment and access to ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... multitude of activities from daily practices, arts & crafts, discussions, and games all ... East-D’Anna and Christy Evans have combined backgrounds in kids’ yoga, collegiate sport yoga ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Eugene Batelli, ... Along with his wonderful accolades and stellar patient reviews, Dr. Batelli continues to ... , Dr. Eugene Batelli is a highly trained Podiatric Surgeon who specializes in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25,2016 FDA ... near-infrared Cellvizio platform for urological and surgical applications ... MKEAY) inventor of Cellvizio®, the multidisciplinary confocal laser ... milestone in the US with the 12 th ... Drug Administration (FDA). This new FDA clearance covers ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , Germany and GERMANTOWN, ... QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN ; Frankfurt Prime Standard: ... licensing and co-development agreement with Therawis Diagnostics GmbH to develop ... be to develop and market PITX2 as a marker to ... high-risk breast cancer patients. "We are pleased to ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... According to market research "Global ... Demand Forecast to 2022 - Industry Insights by Type ... by P&S Market Research, the global insulin delivery device ... it is expected to grow at a CAGR of ... segment is expected to witness the fastest growth at ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: