SEATTLE, Feb. 14, 2017 /CNW/ -- Joylux, a medical device company specializing in light-based products to treat women's pelvic floor health issues, today announced the International Urogynecology Journal (IUJ) has accepted for publication the results of its clinical trial addressing postpartum stress urinary incontinence and sexual function complaints. The article, authored by Dr. Sarah de la Torre, et al, will appear in an upcoming 2017 issue of IUJ, a peer-reviewed journal of the International Urogynecological Association.
"As an ob/gyn, I constantly seek non-invasive methods to treat pelvic floor disorders. I'm encouraged by the results of this study, which indicate vSculpt is helping women with pelvic floor issues experience a better quality of life," says Sarah de la Torre, MD, the study's principal investigator.
In the study of 55 women, clinical endpoints were evaluated based on a 1-hour pad weight test, pelvic floor muscle strength, and quality-of-life questionnaires regarding stress incontinence and sexual function. Key results include:
- Urine leakage was moderate or severe in 82% of participants at baseline, but in only 18% after treatment.
- 90% of participants experienced improvement with treatment success defined as >50% improvement in pad weight relative to baseline accomplished in 84% of patients.
- Sexual function quality of life improved in 81% of participants by 54% for FSDS-R and in 72% of participants by 15% for FSFI (both p<0.001).
- Pelvic floor muscle strength significantly improved from a median of 0.77 to 1.40 or 82% (p<0.001).
Conservatively, one in three women is impacted by some form of pelvic floor disorder, most commonly brought on by childbirth or aging. Weakened pelvic floor muscles, vaginal tissue laxity, and hormonal changes cause women to suffer gynecological health issues, including bladder leakage, vaginal dryness, and painful intercourse. Joylux will provide an innovative solution, while also helping raise awareness of these very prevalent, but often taboo issues.
Joylux, Inc. is a global health technology company creating innovative light-based medical devices to transform women's pelvic floor health and empower women to live their best lives. For more information, please call Heather Dazell at 844-872-8578 or visit us at ca.vsculpt.com.
vSculpt is Health Canada approved and is currently for sale in Canada.
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