Minimally invasive device shows promi...

Minimally invasive device shows promise in treating female urinary incontinence

There are 4 comments on the EurekAlert! story from May 24, 2007, titled Minimally invasive device shows promise in treating female urinary incontinence. In it, EurekAlert! reports that:

“Follow up is needed, but the results we have thus far are promising.”

A minimally invasive device for treating recurrent stress urinary incontinence in women has been shown to be safe and effective in early clinical trials and is now under review by the U.S. Food and Drug ... via EurekAlert!

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NYC Educator

Brooklyn, NY

#1 May 26, 2007
That Roboblogger picks some odd stories to sort under education.

Phoenix, AZ

#2 Dec 18, 2012
It's good to know that new treatment options for incontinence are being explored. Mesh devices have been under fire in recent years due to serious complications that may occur after surgery. A review conducted by the FDA also revealed that mesh devices may not be as effective in providing therapeutic outcomes when used for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) repair as conventional non-surgical options. More information about mesh devices and related issues may also be found at
Mary Anne

Paradise Valley, AZ

#3 Feb 22, 2013
This sounds like a promising alternative for surgical slings. I read some postings online, one of them at , and was daunted by the potential risks these devices have been reported to cause. Patients who may wish to avoid the use of mesh slings may want to take advantage of other options such as this, with sufficient advice and guidance of their doctors, of course.
Sherry Joy


#4 Apr 26, 2013
In the wake of safety issues surrounding surgical mesh, this does sound like a promising treatment for those with severe stress incontinence. I found out at symptoms-of-failure/ that surgical slings have rather been a source of more pain and suffering than relief. It would really be a big advantage for women to have another surgical option such as this.

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