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Your Comprehensive Guide to Bladder and Pelvic Health - Diane Newman

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Diane Newman presents her extensive background in the field of urology and pelvic health. With over 40 years of experience, Dr. Newman's journey started in 1976 with coordinating a kidney transplant program in Philadelphia. She then pivoted towards helping women with incontinence, developing a behavioral treatment program enhanced by biofeedback at the Geriatric Research Center. Dr. Newman spent a...

Bladder Health, Anatomy, and Physiology - Diane Newman

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Diane Newman delves into the anatomy and physiology of the lower urinary tract. Dr. Newman’s specialty involves treating men and women who suffer from bladder control problems or pelvic floor dysfunction through behavioral therapy. In this lecture, she explains how the urinary system functions, beginning with the kidneys and detailing the journey of waste removal through the ureters and bladder. S...

Unveiling the Burdens of Urinary Incontinence - Diane Newman

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Diane Newman delivers an in-depth talk on urinary incontinence, detailing its nature, symptoms, and considerable impact on individuals' lives. She defines the condition as involuntary urine leakage, often triggered by social norms and activities causing physical pressure on the bladder. Symptoms like urinary urgency, frequency, nocturia, and bedwetting are more common in women due to factors such...

The Science of Incontinence: Strategies for Accurate Assessment - Diane Newman

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In this presentation, Diane Newman reviews the process of incontinence assessment based on her 35+ years of experience in the field. She provides an extensive list of the aspects covered in a basic incontinence assessment, including a patient history, the utility of a diary, and the importance of a physical examination. Dr. Newman emphasizes the role of the healthcare provider in initiating discus...

Breaking the Stigma: The Effort to Empower Women with Bladder Control Issues - Diane Newman

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Diane Newman emphasizes her work in patient advocacy and public education, particularly in addressing urinary incontinence - a problem often unreported by women. She shares her history of being interviewed by numerous publications, including the Philadelphia Enquirer and USA Today, which have highlighted her research and patient treatment programs. One poignant patient story is shared: a successfu...

The Path to Bladder Confidence: Understanding the Benefits of Bladder Training and Urge Suppression - Diane Newman

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Diane Newman delivers an informative presentation on bladder training and urge suppression techniques as methods to manage lower urinary tract symptoms, particularly storage symptoms. She discusses the origins and principles of bladder training, explaining how it aims to improve bladder function by lengthening voiding intervals, thereby increasing bladder capacity and reducing overactivity. Urgenc...

Outcomes of the Group Learning Achieves Decreased Incidents of Lower Urinary Symptoms (GLADIOLUS) Study - Diane Newman

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Diane Newman shares the outcomes of the GLADIOLUS study, a randomized controlled trial examining the efficacy of a group-administered behavioral treatment for older adult women with urinary incontinence (UI). The trial compared the effectiveness of a structured bladder health class against a brochure covering bladder training and pelvic floor muscle training. This study involved women over 55 who...

Personalized Strategies for Bladder Control: Expert Tips on Lifestyle Modifications - Diane Newman

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Diane Newman delivers an all-encompassing presentation on lifestyle modifications for managing urinary incontinence and regaining bladder control. Dr. Newman advises on numerous aspects, including good toileting practices, regulation of fluid intake, nocturnal routines, and the elimination of common bladder irritants from the diet. She underlines the negative effects of frequent urination, caffein...

Creating Impact on Advanced Practice Providers in Urologic Care - Diane Newman

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Diane Newman details her broad-ranging contributions to the field of urologic nursing. She discusses her publications, including textbooks rich with visual aids, as well as numerous papers on topics such as catheterization and management of catheter-associated UTIs. Dr. Newman has focused on educating other advanced practice providers, notably nurse practitioners and physician assistants, highligh...

Transforming Lives through Pelvic Floor Muscle Training: A Proven Approach to Bladder Control - Diane Newman

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In this presentation, Diane Newman emphasizes the importance of the pelvic floor muscles in urinary control, how to strengthen these muscles, and the positive effects of doing so. She clarifies that these are internal muscles located in the pelvic floor, and it is crucial for patients to isolate and exercise these muscles properly. She explains that Pelvic floor training aims to improve urinary sp...