Fecal Incontinence

75% of nursing home residents are incontinent, care costs reach $5 billion annually, government report shows

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High incontinence rates among nursing home residents create emotional and financial burdens, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Wednesday.

Dementia patients face risk  of urinary, fecal incontinence

Dementia patients face risk of urinary, fecal incontinence

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Seniors with dementia are two to three times more likely to have urinary incontinence and four times more likely to have fecal incontinence, according to a new study.

Dementia patients face higher risk of urinary incontinence

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Seniors with dementia are three times more likely to have urinary incontinence and four times more likely to have fecal incontinence, according to a new study.

Ask the care expert ... about fecal containment systems

Ask the care expert ... about fecal containment systems

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Are you aware of any type of fecal containment system that may assist us with very loose stools that keep contaminating sacral ulcers?

Solesta fecal incontinence gel gets federal approval

Oceana Therapeutics has received Food and Drug Administration marketing approval for its Solesta injectable gel, the company announced. The product is intended to address fecal incontinence in patients for whom a change in diet, fiber therapy or anti-motility medication has not helped.