Browse 72 Urinary Incontinence Medical Studies Across 114 Cities
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What Are Urinary Incontinence Clinical Trials?
Clinical trials, and all other types of clinical studies, are necessary for medical research. They help researchers and healthcare professionals learn more about diseases and improve their ability to care for people in the future. Urinary incontinence clinical trials involve researchers studying several aspects of bladder control problems to determine how to control, treat, and resolve bladder function issues.
Why Is Urinary Incontinence Being Studied Through Clinical Trials?
Urinary incontinence is a significant issue affecting approximately 200 million people worldwide. There are several types of urinary incontinence issues, the most prevalent being stress urinary incontinence, affecting an estimated 15 million adult women in the US. Approximately 17% of adult women and 16% of adult men suffer from another type of urinary incontinence issue called overactive bladder. An estimated 12.2 million adults suffer from urge incontinence. Studying the prevalent health issue through clinical trials can improve how healthcare providers can better treat the issue.
What Are The Types of Treatments Available For Urinary Incontinence?
Treatments for urinary incontinence depend on the type, severity, and root cause of the problem. The need for a combination of treatments might be necessary. If there is an underlying source of the problem, your doctor may first focus on treating that. Some of the treatments available for urinary incontinence include:
What Are Some Recent Breakthrough Clinical Trials For Urinary Incontinence?
Clinical trials on urinary incontinence primarily focus on treating the condition and helping healthcare professionals improve their approach through more effective interventions. There have been several breakthroughs
2017: The Urinary Incontinence Treatment Study (UNITS) - A clinical trial that observed 71 participants conducted a study on the role of sarcopenia and functional impairment in how healthcare professionals manage urinary incontinence in older women. Participants with impaired physical function had higher BMI and more baseline urinary incontinence episodes than participants with normal physical function. The study suggested that pelvic floor muscle training might not significantly improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women older than 70.
2021: Management of Urinary Incontinence Following Treatment of Prostate Disease - The clinical trial observed men undergoing prostate disease treatment because they are at higher risk of developing urinary incontinence. Men suffering from incontinence after prostate treatment (IPT) were provided with several treatments. The clinical trial concluded that professionals treating men suffering from IPT must determine the exact nature of UI symptoms to form better treatment and management courses.
Who Are Some of The Key Opinion Leaders / Researchers / Institutions Conducting Urinary Incontinence Clinical Trials?
Michael B Chancellor, MD, is a urologist in Royal Oak, Michigan, and has gained national and international recognition in the medical field as a world-renowned author and speaker. He has written over 550 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in important journals and serves on the editorial board of 12 scientific journals.
The Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is the flagship academic medical center of Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire, and it has recently been approved for a $6.6 million funding award to identify and study nonsurgical treatments for urinary incontinence by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.