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Botox injections approved for the treatment of severe urinary incontinence

Currently, each of us, when we hear about Botox injections, immediately recalls the fight against unwanted wrinkle around the eyes, forehead and so on. However, recently it became known that the Management of quality control food and drugs administration (FDA) gave the green light to use Botox injections as a medication for people who suffer from neurological diseases that are affected by the involuntary dropping of urine, called urinary incontinence because of an overactive bladder.

Using Botox injections to paralyze the muscles of the bladder, creating the urge to urinate, thereby preventing involuntary leakage of urine, the person is not suffering from urinary incontinence. The first part of the treatment of this problem is the use of drugs, the so-called drug treatment, but many patients, for example elderly people, rarely respond to medication, they need to are already more intense, as they say, aggressive treatment.

Approximately 80% of patients who present neurological diseases, for example, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, disease of Parkinson, after the application of Botox injections, after about a week, and sometimes longer, there was a marked improvement. So said Dr. Charles Nager (Nager Charles), who is the Director of the Center for pelvic medicine located at the University of California, San Diego.

It is known that urinary incontinence is the account of the seventh the disease, along with excessive underarm sweating, chronic migraine, in General, the seventh disease for which you were allowed to use Botox as a medicine. Its application in this field began with the time when the drug first appeared on the world market as a great way to combat unwanted wrinkles in 2002.

When conducting such in-office procedure, a gel is applied to some places as an anesthetic, and after that start to inject between 15 and 20 pieces in completely different places of the bladder. In 2011, the FDA gave the nod to cystoscopically method of administration of the toxin.

As the doctor said Nager, who has been the Director of the Department of Urogynecology and is responsible for reconstructive surgery of the pelvis at the Department of reproductive medicineUniversity of California, San Diego: "This method very much can help to improve the quality of life for people suffering from severe stages of incontinence".

Now at University there is an active recruitment for clinical trials, to confirm and to learn more about what action have injections of Botox for treatment of urinary incontinence.

When the stimulation of the sacral nerve occur very feeble electrical impulses that go to the nerve fibers, and they, in turn, are responsible for controlling urination. The pulses are converted to a small device, after which the surgeons put it under the skin. Small thin Postings to the electrode tip is located from the generator under the skin, thereby the patient is provided with the conduction of impulses to the sacral nerve. Such an operation is an outpatient procedure, which is carried out only under local anesthesia.

However, to participate in these clinical trials will be selected only those patients who have a history of treatment at least 2 drugs used to cure involuntary urination, which did not give the necessary results.