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    News and Announcements

    Winners of the 2013 AUGS Foundation Research Grants Program Announced
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: April 18, 2013, 2:45 pm

    WASHINGTON (April 12, 2013)—AUGS and the AUGS Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 AUGS Foundation Research Grants Program.

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    FDA approves Botox to treat overactive bladder
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: February 1, 2013, 1:53 pm

    FDA approves Botox to treat overactive bladder
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) to treat adults with overactive bladder who cannot use or do not adequately respond to a class of medications known as anticholinergics.


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    SGR and Sequestration Cuts Averted
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: January 3, 2013, 1:19 pm

    A nearly 30% cut in Medicare physician payments was averted on Jan.1 when the House of Representatives passed H.R. 8 the American Taxpayer Relief Act, also known as the Middle Class Tax Relief Act. Previously the Senate approved the package on a vote of 89-8. 

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    Physicians Deliver SGR "Declaration of Independence" to Capitol Hill: Surgeons Urge Congress to Act
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: December 19, 2012, 9:03 am

    Physicians Deliver SGR "Declaration of Independence" to Capitol Hill: Surgeons Urge Congress to Act

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    Botox Therapy Provides Treatment Options for Patients with Bladder Control Problems
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Kara Dress | Released: October 4, 2012, 7:10 am

    Results from a study comparing one Botox injection in the bladder vs. daily pills to reduce episodes of urinary incontinence indicate that both are effective, increasing treatment options for patients with bladder control problems.

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    Keywords: Website | Annual Meeting | Annual Scientific Meeting | Botox | incontinence | Urinary Incontinence |

    Low-risk Women Experience Little Pelvic Floor Dysfunction After Both Vaginal and Cesarean Birth
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Kara Dress | Released: October 4, 2012, 3:17 am

    New research indicates that women without pregnancy complications or maternal risk factors for complications have low rates of significant pelvic floor dysfunction after birth, whether they deliver vaginally or via cesarean section.

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    Keywords: Website | Annual Meeting | Annual Scientific Meeting | childbirth | incontinence | prolapse | sex | Urinary Incontinence |

    Caucasian Women Twice as Likely to Experience Fecal Incontinence
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Kara Dress | Released: October 4, 2012, 3:17 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: News and Announcements | By: Kara Dress | Released: October 4, 2012, 3:16 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: News and Announcements | By: Kara Dress | Released: October 4, 2012, 3:16 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: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: June 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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