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Prosthetic mesh is a mesh substance made of polypropylene material, used for tensionless hernia repair. This material and the surrounding tissues form fibrosis to create a new layer of strong structure.
Artificial Urethral Sphincter (AMS 800®) is consisted of three parts, including artificial sphincter made of silicide. This artificial sphincter is a bag that can be filled with water with the size of a watch belt.
What is urinary incontinence? Forget about the complicated, wordy medical definition. Urinary incontinence is urinary leak at the wrong time and wrong place. The types of urinary incontinence include the following:
Urethritis is urethral infection, which occurs when bacteria get into the urethra. A normal urethra is bacteria free. When bacteria get into the urethra, the urethra will be infected. Bacteria can get to the bladder through urethral orifice, and even get up to the kidneys and cause pyelonephritis.
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein that exists in epithelium in prostate only and can be tested easily through blood test.
The prevalence rate of urinary incontinence in adult women is between 10-30%. According to the survey conducted in 1998 in 11 countries in Asia by APCAB (Asia Pacific Continence Advisory), about 15.1% of women and 5.8% of man suffered from urinary incontinence.
The neurogenic system that controls bladder functions includes central and peripheral nervous systems. Therefore when a part of the nervous system is damaged due to stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, diabetes, spinal bulging, spinal injury or surgery, pelvic injury or surgery, the bladder functions could be influenced.
Urinary Incontinence is the involuntary flow of urine due to different diseases and causes personal hygiene issues or social life troubles. Urinary incontinence often occurs in post middle age women.
Urethral stricture occurs when a part of tissues in urethra have fibrosis scar tissues due to trauma, infection, or ulcer and lead to narrowing of urethra, which causes urination difficulty.
Scrotal edema refers to hydrocele testis that expands the tunica vaginalis and causes scrotum to enlarge. Scrotal edema is a common urinary disease in newborns with 6% of incidence rate. The testicle is surrounded by a water bag like sac in the scrotum. The size of edema depends on the amount of liquid, ranging from the size of scrotum to as big as a baseball.