A state-of-the-art review on the evolution of urinary sphincter devices for the treatment of post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence: past, present and future innovations

Chung, Eric (2014) A state-of-the-art review on the evolution of urinary sphincter devices for the treatment of post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence: past, present and future innovations. Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology, 38 6: 328-332. doi:10.3109/03091902.2014.899400


Author Chung, Eric
Title A state-of-the-art review on the evolution of urinary sphincter devices for the treatment of post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence: past, present and future innovations
Journal name Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1464-522X
0309-1902
Publication date 2014-08-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.3109/03091902.2014.899400
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 38
Issue 6
Start page 328
End page 332
Total pages 5
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Abstract An artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) is the only mechanical device that closely simulates the function of a biological urinary sphincter. Over the past four decades, advances in mechanical design, applications of new technology and lessons learned from clinical experience have made AMS 800 device the standard of care in post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence. While the current AMS 800 device provides an effective, safe and durable option, it is not without its limitations and complications. Newer and innovative AUS-like devices are designed to rectify some of AMS 800 device problems, but, like any mechanical device, they too have their own shortcomings. Emerging novel therapies such as nanotechnology-driven device and stem cell therapy are attractive, but are not commercially available or have no proven long-term outcome. The following article provides a critical review on the past, present and future innovations in designing the ideal urinary sphincter to treat post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence.
Keyword Male urinary incontinence
Continence devices
Urinary prosthesis
Urology
Artificial urinary sphincter
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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