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Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the InterStim(TM) smart programmer for use with the InterStim system, which provides sacral neuromodulation therapy for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB), chronic fecal incontinence (FI) and non-obstructive urinary retention. As quoted in the press release: The new smart programmer streamlines multiple devices into …

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the InterStim(TM) smart programmer for use with the InterStim system, which provides sacral neuromodulation therapy for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB), chronic fecal incontinence (FI) and non-obstructive urinary retention.

As quoted in the press release:

The new smart programmer streamlines multiple devices into a single, intuitive, touch screen Samsung mobile device and enables clinicians to personalize each patient’s care and allows patients to manage their therapy simply and discreetly. OAB and FI are treatable, extremely common and embarrassing conditions. More than 37 million adults in the United States – almost one in six – suffer from OAB and nearly 20 million Americans – about one in 12 – have bowel incontinence.1-4

“In addition to simplified programming and ongoing management of InterStim therapy, the smart programmer is discreet, which is meaningful to patients because OAB can greatly impact confidence, intimacy and activities,” said Steven Siegel, M.D., Metro Urology Centers for Female Urology and Continence Care, Minneapolis, Minn. “It takes courage to seek treatment and many struggle to find long-term relief. My goal is to address OAB symptoms and help restore my patients’ quality of life, and I’m pleased to have a tool like the InterStim smart programmer for patients who may benefit from neuromodulation.”

Click here to read the full press release.

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