HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Study explores treatment for urinary incontinence among prostate cancer surgery patients

NEWARK, N.J. A College of Nursing faculty member, Joanne Patterson Robinson, has been awarded a three-year $327,000 grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health to study pelvic floor muscle exercise for men with urinary incontinence after prostate cancer surgery.

The study will focus on determining the best method to teach men to use their pelvic floor muscles to control their bladder, according to Robinson, assistant professor at the College of Nursing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, who will conduct the study.

"While incontinence is not life threatening, it is a life altering problem. Typically, men have no experience with pads or other methods of dealing with urine leakage," said Robinson, a Marlton resident. "They have been through the trauma of prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. With the loss of the prostate gland many men also face bladder control problems for a period of time."

Seventy-two men, 60 years old and older with no previous history of urinary incontinence, will be recruited early after surgery and divided into three groups. The first group will receive written instructions on how to exercise pelvic floor muscles.

The second group will receive a one-hour training session that includes a demonstration of the exercise, three weekly follow-up calls to reinforce their training, and a recommended exercise schedule.

The third group, in addition to the follow-up calls and recommended pelvic muscle exercise schedule, will also receive four weekly hour-long training sessions using biofeedback as a visual aid to teach and assess pelvic muscle exercise performance.

"The biofeedback machine is similar to an electrocardiogram in that it picks up electrical activity of the muscle and displays it on a monitor or computer screen," said Robinson. "The sensors are placed on the surface of the skin over pelvic floor muscles and the patients will
'"/>

Contact: Miguel Tersy
miguel@nightingale.rutgers.edu
973-353-5293
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
18-Oct-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
2. Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
3. Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications
4. Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches
5. Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability
6. Study provides new estimates of the causes of child mortality worldwide
7. Study finds factors linked to substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals
8. Study finds majority of women willing to accept cervical cancer vaccine for self and children
9. Study shows use of budesonide reduced the risk of asthma related events by 40% in children
10. Study shows risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased
11. Study shows acrylamide in baked and fried food does not increase risk of breast cancer in women

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/15/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... September 14, 2018 , ... ... includes, among other funding, full FY 2019 appropriations for Labor, Health and Human ... funding for the evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program, and $286.5 million for ...
(Date:9/13/2018)... ... 13, 2018 , ... Pulsara is honored to be represented by its CEO, ... September 19-22 in Chicago. Dr. Woodson, ER Physician and Founder/CEO of Pulsara, has ... “Your Clinical Communication & Collaboration (CC&C) is Not Enough: Why You Need a Regional ...
(Date:9/12/2018)... ... 2018 , ... Definitive Healthcare , the leading provider of data, intelligence, ... the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. , “It’s a really fun ... happy we have such wonderful sponsors and volunteers. The growth we’ve seen over past ...
(Date:9/7/2018)... ... 07, 2018 , ... Modere, a healthy, safe and clean-lifestyle ... announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Asma Ishaq, has been awarded the 2018 ... the award on Friday, September 7, at the Rice Business Alumni Awards banquet ...
(Date:9/7/2018)... ... 07, 2018 , ... The Ramsey Keller Memorial , a non-profit organization ... moms who are living without a child. “ The Retreat ” is designed to ... and 28 at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort near Butte, Montana. The registration ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/24/2018)... ... September 24, 2018 , ... ... two world-renowned periodontal specialists, Dr. Pierpaolo Cortellini and Dr. Maurizio Tonetti, in ... jaw-related gum and bone loss using minimally invasive periodontal regeneration ...
(Date:9/22/2018)... ... September 21, 2018 , ... Now that kids are back to school, it’s ... on the go. , A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/_O36ebpEJf8 ... you're rushing around trying to get everyone out of the door on time or ...
(Date:9/15/2018)... , ... September 14, 2018 , ... ... the launch of “Carto.graph”. Developed in collaboration with SmithGroup, the Carto.graph collection is ... landscape. , EnviroLeather™ teamed up with SmithGroup’s healthcare interior designer, Aileen Avila-Banaag ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: