AUGS Press Releases and Announcements


    Caucasian Women Twice as Likely to Experience Fecal Incontinence
    Blog: AUGS Press Releases and Announcements | By: Kara Dress | Released: Oct 04, 2012 03:17 AM

    Results from a study of nearly 3,000 women indicate that fecal incontinence, the involuntary loss of bowel control that results in accidental passing of stool, affect more Caucasian women than women of color. ...

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    Mesenchymal Stem Cell Treatment Provides Potential Treatment for Post-Childbirth Urinary Incontinenc
    Blog: AUGS Press Releases and Announcements | By: Kara Dress | Released: Oct 04, 2012 03:16 AM

    In a new study, researchers found that intravenously infused mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) help treat stress urinary incontinence after simulated childbirth injury in female rats. These findings suggest that MSC treatment could help facilitate recovery from vaginal injury and prevent the development...

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    New Injectable Biomaterials Improve Pelvic Floor Connective Tissue Regeneration
    Blog: AUGS Press Releases and Announcements | By: Kara Dress | Released: Oct 04, 2012 03:16 AM

    Texas researchers developed a new non-toxic, thermosensitive nanoparticle hydrogel to deliver proteins to the connective tissues of the pelvic floor. Delivery of proteins by hydrogel may present a novel approach to vaginal prolapse prevention and treatment. ...

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    Keywords: Website | Annual Meeting | Annual Scientific Meeting | mesh | pelvic floor disorders | prolapse

    Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act with a ruling of 5-4 on the Question of the Individual
    Blog: AUGS Press Releases and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: Jun 29, 2012 12:32 PM

    On Thursday, June 28th at 10:15 am, the Supreme Court ruled by a vote of 5-4, that the Affordable Care Act, including its individual mandate that virtually all Americans buy health insurance, is constitutional. ...

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    News from AHRQ: Muscle Training Effective in Treating Urinary Incontinence for Women
    Blog: AUGS Press Releases and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: Apr 11, 2012 06:31 AM

    Press Release Date: April 9, 2012 A type of exercise called pelvic floor muscle training is effective for treating adult women with urinary incontinence (the involuntary loss of urine) without risk of side effects, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ...

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    Now Indexed – FPMRS Journal
    Blog: AUGS Press Releases and Announcements | By: Matthew D. Barber, M.D., M.H.S. | Released: Mar 23, 2012 08:31 AM

    We are very excited and proud to announce that Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery has been accepted for indexing in MEDLINE. You can look for the Journal to appear in PubMed starting in 2012....

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    Female Pelvic Surgery Experts Clarify Information for Patients: AUGS Response to The New York Times
    Blog: AUGS Press Releases and Announcements | By: Kara Dress | Released: Jan 15, 2012 06:56 PM

    On January 4, The New York Times published an article, “FDA Orders Surgical Mesh Makers to Study Risks,” which misrepresents the FDA’s revised statement on surgical mesh. The author inaccurately presented information about the type of mesh that is under further investigation, the estimated prevalenc...

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    FDA Issues 522 Orders for Postmarket Surveillance Studies: Urogynecologic Surgical Mesh Implants
    Blog: AUGS Press Releases and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: Jan 05, 2012 07:49 AM

    January 4, 2012-FDA issues 522 orders for postmarket surveillance studies for transvaginal mesh devices for POP and single-incision mini-slings for SUI. ...

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    House of Representatives Finally Agree with Senate “Patch”
    Blog: AUGS Press Releases and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: Dec 23, 2011 10:12 AM

    On December 17, in a rare Saturday session of the Senate, the Senate passed by a vote a 89-10 a two month “patch,” to allow for negotiations to continue in the new year with Congress trying to find the money to pay for a longer time frame of no new cuts, with then none of the cuts going into effect...

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    NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement: Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network
    Blog: AUGS Press Releases and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: Dec 13, 2011 08:38 AM

    NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement: Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research
    http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-11-026.html
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