Navigation Links
Artificial Urethral Sphincters can Help the Elderly

Artificial urethral sphincters could help stop persistent urine leakage experienced by those whose prostate gland has been// removed.

Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA, tried out the new device on a group of elderly men, in the age group of 75 to 83 years and found it very effective. Those, in whom the device was inserted, through a surgical placement, came to use pads less and less, some doing away with them altogether.

Artificial sphincters are known to be of help to patients who are incontinent after surgery for prostate cancer or stress incontinence, trauma victims, and patients with birth defects in the urinary tract.

The device has three components: a pump, a balloon reservoir, and a cuff that encircles and closes the urethra. All three components are filled with fluid (e.g., saline). The cuff is connected to the pump, which is surgically implanted in the scrotum (in men) or the labia (in women). The pump is activated by squeezing or pressing a button. The fluid in the cuff empties into the reservoir, the urethra opens, and the bladder empties. Fluid from the reservoir returns to the cuff, which again closes the urethra.

Possible complications include infection, tissue breakdown, and mechanical failure.

Consequently there has been marked reluctance in using the device in the case of elders, particularly because of a possible lack of dexterity on the part of patients. But the Milwaukee study shows that even octogenarians can handle the device quite comfortably.
SRM
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Fifth US Patient Receives Artificial Heart
2. First Artificial Heart patient has Major setback
3. Artificial lenses- Boon to cataract patients
4. Artificial silicon retina
5. Artificial disc looks hopeful
6. Artificial discs available as replacements for damaged discs
7. Artificially made protein to inhibit angiogenesis
8. Artificial Heart , Gives Hope For Patients Awaiting a Heart Transplant
9. Artificial Sweetners Not Really Safe?
10. Aspartame, Artificial Sweetener, A Safe Bet!
11. Artificial Light Stimulates Breast Cancer Growth In Mice: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Military Connection friend and veteran ... the JFK Virgin Atlantic lounge. , Bensko is no stranger to the plight ... Bensko dedicated her life to supporting our wounded veterans. A world-class photographer, her riveting ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Georgia State University will host ... , The two-day conference is focused on advancing scientific knowledge about the aggressive ... and eliminating racial breast cancer-related disparities. The conference theme is “Illuminating Actionable Biology.” ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... , ... American Farmer, will feature Chr. Hansen, Inc (CHR Hansen) in an ... 2017. American Farmer airs Tuesdays at 8:30aET on RFD-TV. Check your local listings for ... Denmark in 1874 after a groundbreaking discovery of how to industrialize enzymes. Rooted in ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... services and personal financial planning to families and business owners in North Central ... organization to help provide services to differently abled residents in the region. , ...
(Date:6/22/2017)... , ... June 22, 2017 , ... Groove Ring is ... word about their high performance silicon wedding bands and all-purpose rings. Whether you’re an ... active, silicone rings designed just for you. , From the rock face to the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/11/2017)... -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) announced ... galcanezumab, an investigational treatment for the prevention of episodic ... secondary endpoints for galcanezumab compared to placebo at both ... and REGAIN) will be presented today at the American ... Boston . "The detailed Phase ...
(Date:6/9/2017)... ALTO, Calif. , June 9, 2017 ... device company focused on the design, manufacture, sale and ... the market on the progress of its commercial roll-out ... is now available in more than one hundred (100) ... AeroForm offers a needle-free alternative for ...
(Date:6/8/2017)... -- Less than a month ago, amateur hackers executed an ... hospital networks, in over 150 countries. The ... online extortion attempts ever recorded. With the increasing complexity ... that providers understand where the risks lie, and how ... many other very real cyber threats.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: