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Why You Should Consider Mirabegron Instead of Ditropan or Detrol

For interstitial cystitis and overactive bladder patients struggling with intense urinary frequency and urgency, physicians often prescribe anticholinergic medications such as Amitryptiline (Elavil), imipramine (Tofranil) or Nortryptiline (Pamelor), Oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oytrol) or Tolteradine (Detrol). Unfortunately, their use has now been linked to cognitive decline and dementia in some patients who use it daily for long [...]

By |2019-12-10T21:54:25-08:00August 22nd, 2019|Latest Research, Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on Why You Should Consider Mirabegron Instead of Ditropan or Detrol

Aquinox Halts All Rosiptor IC/BPS Research But Continues Chronic Prostatitis Study

We were heartbroken to learn that Rosiptor (AQX-1125), once believed to be a promising new therapy for interstitial cystitis and bladder pain syndrome, has failed to demonstrate success in their latest clinical trial, the Phase 3 LEADERSHIP 301 study. In a press conference, David Main, CEO of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, said “This is a disappointing result for [...]

By |2018-08-02T20:20:27-07:00July 3rd, 2018|Latest Research, Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on Aquinox Halts All Rosiptor IC/BPS Research But Continues Chronic Prostatitis Study

Hunner’s Lesion Triamcinolone Treatment Shows Effectiveness and Long Term Durability

If you struggle with Hunner's lesions (aka Hunne's ulcers), the odds are that you've tried a variety of bladder treatments with little effect. Why is Elmiron and/or DMSO ineffective for Hunner's lesions? Because they don't treat the lesion directly. The American Urology Association recommends lesion directed therapy: fulguration, laser therapy and/or triamcinolone injection into the [...]

By |2019-09-24T16:42:50-07:00May 29th, 2018|Latest Research, Research|Comments Off on Hunner’s Lesion Triamcinolone Treatment Shows Effectiveness and Long Term Durability

Substantial Revision and Removal Rate for Interstim

Neuromodulation uses a mild electrical impulse on various nerves to help maintain appropriate nerve function in the bladder. Two different forms of neuromodulation are available: post-tibial nerve stimulation (Urgent PC® by Congentix Medical) and sacral or pudendal nerve stimulation (Interstim® by Medtronic). Both procedures are FDA and Medicare approved for urinary frequency, urgency, incontinence and overactive [...]

By |2017-01-18T12:01:13-08:00October 23rd, 2016|Latest Research, Our Blog, Research|Comments Off on Substantial Revision and Removal Rate for Interstim