Tag: "bladders" at medical news
Biomarkers for interstitial cystitis identified, could lead to the first test
...of SM-22 in both normal and IC-model bladders. The bladders
were instilled with hydrochloric acid; tissue was analyzed at one, four, seven, 13 and 28 days after instillation. After day one and day four, there was a noticeable down-regulation of SM-22 in the IC-model bladders; by day 28, there was a reduction ...
Common incontinence drug could have an additional topical effect on the bladder itself
... and from control subjects were instilled into the bladders
of animal models. Researchers induced bladder overactivity using carbachol. The trospium bladder did not react to the carbachol, indicating that the trospium had a topical effect on controlling the muscle contractions. In the control, tolterodine- an...
The bladder does not shrink as you get older
...capacity rarely changes. Women with normally aging bladders
had weaker bladder sensation; while women who experienced increased bladder sensation actually had an underlying condition called detrusor overactivity (DO). DO is a common condition, often referred to as overactive bladder, where the detrusor muscl...
Study highlights distress caused by bladder problems affecting one in six people over 40
More than three-quarters of people with overactive bladders
(OAB) say that their condition makes it difficult to perform daily activities, yet only 43 per cent would consider consulting a doctor. And men are much more likely to express concern than women, according to the results of a large-scale study publi...
News nuggests: University of Pittsburgh health sciences research roundup
...ctivity in this part of the brain, even when their bladders
were full. Instead, other parts of their brains were activated. According to lead author, Derek Griffiths, Ph.D., professor of geriatric medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, finding that poor bladder control is associated with weak ...
Only four percent of Americans with bladder problems seek medical help
... few as four per cent of US adults with overactive bladders
(OAB) seek medical treatment, despite the condition affecting an estimated 34 million Americans over the age of 18, according to research published in the March issue of the urology journal BJU International. A team led by Dr Sunny Kim from Florida I...
Wake Forest physician reports first human recipients of laboratory-grown organs
...erm success in children and teenagers who received bladders
grown from their own cells. "This is one small ste...sels and hearts, in the laboratory. The engineered bladders
were grown from the patients' own cells, so there is no risk of rejection. Scientists hope that labo...
Scientists report success implanting tissue-engineered bladders into humans
...ists have successfully implanted tissue-engineered bladders
into patients with bladder disease, according to a...can have problems with high pressures within their bladders
that may lead to kidney damage. The condition can be treated with bladder reconstructive surgery. T...
Marijuana-derived drug suppresses bladder pain in animal models
...ng for the drug to be introduced directly into the bladders
of rat models of varying degrees of bladder inflammation. IP 751 significantly suppressed bladder overactivity in both animal models. Bladder overactivity is the underlying cause of irritation and pain in the bladder. "Interstitial cystitis is a diff...
Botox: Its not just for wrinkles anymore
...or 80 percent, were able to completely empty their bladders
within a week to one month after the injection, as the Botox caused the prostate gland to relax, putting less pressure on the urethra. Patients did not experience any significant side effects, including stress urinary incontinence or erectile dysfunc...
Stanford doctors advance in bid to turn mice stem cells into blood vessels
...the successful transplantation of laboratory-grown bladders
into seven children. Tissue-engineered blood vessels have also seen some success when transplanted into animal models, but still face a variety of limitations, Abilez said, key among them rejection by the immune system. By creating a tissue-engineere...