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Published Study Shows More Patients See Improvement in Overactive Bladder Symptoms With Urgent(R) PC Device Compared to Those Using a Drug
Date:9/3/2009

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Uroplasty, Inc. (Amex: UPI), a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products to treat voiding dysfunctions, today highlighted results published in the September, 2009 edition of THE JOURNAL OF UROLOGY(R) from the OrBIT trial of its Urgent PC System. The Urgent PC System is a proprietary, minimally invasive percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) device designed for office-based treatment of urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urge incontinence, symptoms often associated with overactive bladder (OAB).

With the OrBIT Trial featured on the cover of this month's JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, this marks the first publication of a study to compare a drug, considered a current standard of care, against Urgent PC PTNS in a randomized, controlled overactive bladder trial.

Highlights from the study include:

  • 80% of PTNS patients considered their OAB symptoms cured or improved, while 55% of extended-release tolterodine patients considered themselves cured or improved.
  • Physicians considered 80% of PTNS patients cured or improved, compared with 61% of extended-release tolterodine patients.
  • The frequency of voiding episodes was reduced in 73% of PTNS patients versus 74% of extended-release tolterodine patients.
  • 80% of PTNS patients had an improvement in urge incontinence compared to 73% of extended-release tolterodine patients.
  • No serious adverse events were associated with either treatment and each group had similar low rates of treatment related events. Patients in the extended-release tolterodine group reported constipation and dry mouth more often than those in the PTNS group.
  • Most patients were
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