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TPTNS: evaluation of a therapeutic option in the management of anticholinergic refractory overactive bladder

This is a prospective study evaluating the tolerability and efficacy of transcutaneous posterior tibial nerve stimulation (TPTNS) in patients with urodynamically proven overactive bladder (OAB), who have failed anticholinergic treatment. Forty-three patients were studied and followed up over a period...

Needs of children with a chronic bladder in preparation for transfer to adult care

It is well recognised that transition from paediatric to adult practice is stressful for patients and parents. This paper describes a questionnaire-based study of 80 teenagers with chronic bladder disease (spina bifida exstrophy or other acquired neurogenic bladder condition) of...

ICS updates on continence care: making sense of detrusor underactivity and the underactive bladder

Countless epidemiological studies have established the frequent occurrence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and the significant burden these symptoms incur. For the most part of the past three decades, there has been an overwhelming focus on detrusor overactivity (DO)...

Comparing intravesical chemohyperthermia with Mitomycin C versus BCG in treating bladder cancer

In the advent of the recent Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) crisis, the importance of alternative adjuvant treatments for intermediate- and high-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) has been highlighted. Chemohyperthermia (CHT) has emerged as an option, however there remains a lack of...

Update on immunotherapy for non-muscle invasive transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder

Patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) that have failed Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) treatment are a difficult group to treat, and many may not be suitable for the preferred treatment option of radical cystectomy. Bladder-preserving treatments for BCG-unresponsive high-risk...

Intravesical cytosine arabinoside + Mitomycin C for bladder cancer – is it beneficial?

Mitomycin C (MMC) is often used as an intravesical therapy for low / intermediate risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. This randomised controlled trial (RCT) was designed to assess the safety and efficacy of MMC + cytosine arabinoside (Ara-C). Ara-C was...

AvantSonic Z5 & Z3 Bladder Scanners

Real-time 3D automatic scanners with 2 treatment modes, colour touch screens, smart probe positioning systems and integrated printers. Fast, accurate, easy to use. Calibration not required. Portable or on trolleys. Free unlimited distance training and comprehensive warranties. Affordable, cost-effective. CE0482....

BVS-Pro W Bladder Scanner

Technologically advanced, real-time, easy to use and ultra-mobile for applications in settings, where patients are scanned at different locations. Wireless, handheld with single button operation and colour touch screen, BVS-Pro W delivers accurate measurements in seconds. No calibration and minimal...

Bladder cancer diagnosis and follow up: A new proven urinary biomarker to support the post COVID-19 recovery phase

Since lockdown began most urologists have been following the advice of BAUS Oncology, to minimise the risk of exposure of patients and staff to potential COVID-19 infection: the result is an increasing backlog of patients requiring tests to determine if...

New Stress Urinary Incontinence Device, Efemia Bladder Support, now on NHS prescription

AGHealth, distributors of innovative obstetric and gynaecology devices, are proud to announce that Efemia Bladder Support is now on NHS Prescription, helping improve the lives of women affected by Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI).

Can PET/CT help in selecting treatment for patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer more appropriately?

Radical cystectomy is one of the most drastic procedures that urological patients have to undergo with a five-year mortality of around 50% in those with organ-confined disease at presentation. Traditional imaging is with contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) but lymphadenectomy often...

Children with neuropsychiatric developmental disorders respond less well when treated for bladder bowel dysfunction

Bladder and bowel dysfunction (BBD) is a spectrum of lower urinary tract symptoms and voiding dysfunction accompanied by functional constipation and / or encopresis and may represent up to 47% of paediatric urology consultations. The BBD cycle pattern begins when...