Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy - Why Is It Not More Widely Adopted?

Posted by Clark Love on Nov 17, 2022 12:37:36 PM

Pelvic floor muscles work with the pelvic bones to support your lower body. Like the muscles that help you lift, they stabilize your pelvis and spine while improving pelvic floor strength. They are extremely important, especially in women during pregnancy, delivery, and recovery. They can also help you with incontinence, sexual function, and even your ability to walk.

However, due to trauma and stress, the pelvic floor muscles can become weakened or tight, leading to pelvic floor disorders, such as stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. These disorders are widely known and can significantly impact women's health and quality of life.

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Topics: Urodynamics Testing, Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

A Review of Anorectal Manometry Equipment Makers

Posted by Clark Love on Nov 8, 2022 11:26:59 AM

What distinguishes dependable anorectal manometry equipment makers from the rest of the pack? In this review, we'll cover some market leaders to help you decide which supplier might be the ideal partner.

Why is getting to know the options so important? For starters, selecting the right anorectal manometry equipment for a practice isn't always straightforward. 

Finding a manufacturer that makes sound catheters, equipment, and software is just the start. Depending on how you run your business or department, you might gain just as much benefit from looking for a supplier that provides the full package, including ongoing support, on-demand assistance, and training. Here's what we were able to unearth about a few key players.

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2022 Review of the Clinical Value of Urodynamic Studies

Posted by Clark Love on Nov 4, 2022 11:01:39 AM

The vast majority of clinicians, experts, and medical bodies agree that urodynamic studies (UDS) have real clinical value. However, certain clinical studies have questioned the efficacy of urodynamics for certain groups of patients with specific health conditions. 

Many clinicians want to know: Does the data back up the commonly held idea that urodynamic studies are worth it to patients and providers? Are these diagnostic tools merely clarifying complex issues or punching above their weight by helping to deliver deep diagnostic value? 

These questions are by no means simple. To find answers, we looked at a recent meta-analysis that's been making the rounds – Here's what we took away from the experience.

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Topics: urodynamics, stress incontinence

How Urology Service Lines Have Changed Over the Last Decade

Posted by Clark Love on Nov 1, 2022 10:26:18 AM

It's no secret that urology is evolving: The field's advancement has continued unabated over the past few decades thanks to new diagnostic techniques, technologies, and standards. But what about urology practices themselves?

Practitioners haven't fallen behind as their specialization evolves. Urology practice services have expanded alongside patient demand and novel clinical methodologies. Here's a quick recap of how practices have changed over the past decade.

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5 Ways Urologists Can Grow Their Primary Care Referral Networks

Posted by Clark Love on Oct 17, 2022 12:12:50 PM

Practitioners have no shortage of public outreach options – but some strategies drive business more effectively than others. Whether you're trying to augment your patient base or build relationships with other healthcare providers in the community, expanding your primary care referral network is a good start.

 

Establishing a strong referral network can empower your brand to go further and reduce your marketing burden, freeing you to focus on caregiving. Here are five ways to drive referrals and help your practice succeed.

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Topics: Urodynamics Testing, urology practice marketing

Axonics vs. Medtronic - The Battle Is On for OAB Neuromodulation

Posted by Clark Love on Oct 14, 2022 10:52:57 AM

There are many ways to treat and manage conditions like overactive bladder (OAB). But could a market brouhaha over neuromodulation IP impact how practitioners leverage established treatments?

 

The two main players in the field, Medtronic and Axonics, have been butting heads for a while. Both are determined to dominate the OAB treatment market segment that could always use more attention, and the winner will likely be the company that is most innovative over the longer-term. The battle is truly one of “David versus Goliath”.  Here's what the battle for the OAB neuromodulation crown might mean for urology and urogynecology practices.

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Topics: OAB Neuromodulation

How Urodynamics Furthers Understanding of Stress Urinary Incontinence

Posted by Clark Love on Oct 11, 2022 3:13:56 PM

Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine. Although it's commonly associated with geriatric health issues, this isn't just something that affects the elderly. For instance, it's more common among women than men – yet regularly used women's treatment plans often prove suboptimal.

There are a few major types of urinary incontinence, including urge, stress, and mixed. With stress urinary incontinence (SUI), caregivers and patients have access to a wide range of treatment options, but it's vital to get the diagnosis right first – and urological medicine plays a major role in effective treatment.

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Topics: Urodynamics Testing, stress incontinence

Urodynamics Studies and Prophylactic Antibiotics

Posted by Clark Love on Oct 4, 2022 9:11:07 AM

Most medical practitioners are well aware that few procedures are truly risk-free. While this seems obvious in the case of things like surgeries, treatment isn't the only area of concern when it comes to patient outcomes. Certain diagnostic procedures may also pose risks, making it vital to understand how to mitigate the hazards and optimize the quality of treatment.

Urodynamic studies (UDS) are a prime example of how an overwhelmingly benign procedure nonetheless demands attention to detail and experienced oversight. Here's what to know about UDS, conditions like bacteriuria and urinary tract infections (UTIs), and commonplace risk reduction strategies like the use of prophylactic antibiotics.

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Topics: Urodynamics Testing

How Urology Practices Can Better Retain Nursing Talent

Posted by Clark Love on Oct 3, 2022 12:35:21 PM

When it comes to managing a urology practice, boosting nursing workforce retention is no easy task.

Nursing is a high-stress field in general. Urology's increased knowledge burdens, professional skill requirements, frequent patient contact, and extra workloads only add to the strain, resulting in high turnover rates and diminishing workplace satisfaction.

Administrators who want their practices to succeed must proactively improve working conditions. Here are some insights on why the problem is so important and seven smart ways to drive heightened retention.

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Topics: Urodynamics Nurse, Urology Practice Staffing

How Internet Reviews Impact Urologists

Posted by Clark Love on Aug 9, 2022 11:21:57 AM

No one likes to be reviewed. But in the 2020s, almost everyone is being reviewed. It started with ecommerce for retail goods. Now it has spread to every service and profession. Doctors and lawyers have ratings. Barbers and delivery drivers have ratings. Even writers have ratings.

No one liked to be reviewed — especially if it’s a bad review. But, these days, almost everyone reads internet reviews before making purchase decisions. This new reality even applies to urologists.

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Topics: urologist internet reviews

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