October

Eclipse at PFD Week 2017

October 04, 2017

Pelvalon today announced new data on the LIFE study of the Eclipse System to be presented by Dr. Isuzu Meyer at the Pelvic Floor Disorders (PFD) Week 2017, which is taking place October 3-7 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. The LIFE study, previously published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, was the pivotal trial of this first-of-its-kind treatment for women experiencing loss of bowel control that supported FDA clearance of the device. PFD Week 2017 is the 38th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), and highlights the importance of education on pelvic floor disorders, which impact one in three women. Loss of bowel control is a pelvic floor disorder, often called accidental bowel leakage (ABL) or fecal...

September

Pelvalon today announced the publication in BMJ Innovations of peer-reviewed research from the original proof-of-concept study. This first-in-woman study provided the initial demonstration of the key design principles of Eclipse: that a non-surgical vaginal insert can effectively and comfortably control the bowel. Eric R. Sokol, M.D., Co-Director of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery and Associate Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, was the principal investigator for this early study of the first vaginal insert for bowel control. “This feasibility work was an important proof-of-concept for the Eclipse System, demonstrating that a vaginal insert could successfully occlude the rectum and, importantly, was well tolerated and comfortable for the women who wore it,” said Dr. Sokol. “These findings lead to clinical...

September

Fecal Incontinence symptoms

September 19, 2017

Fecal Incontinence, also known as loss of bowel control, is the uncontrollable loss of solid or liquid stool (feces) not due to temporary illness. It can range anywhere between light staining in undergarments to complete evacuations. The ability to control your bowels, also called continence, requires the anal muscles and nervous system to be functioning normally. There are two groups of muscles responsible for holding stool in the rectum, the external anal sphincter, and the internal anal sphincter. Normal continence also requires your nerves to be able to sense the presence of stool in the rectum, and then relax and store stool when having a bowel movement is not convenient. Fecal Incontinence can affect people of any age for a variety of reasons such as...

August

Did you know you can travel to an Eclipse physician outside of your area? You can be fit with an Eclipse System in a simple office visit to one of our trained physicians, as well as a follow up visit within a week. Additional follow up may be required.  Since the process is fairly simple, some women choose to travel to a prescribing physician instead of waiting for Eclipse to be available near them. What to expect: - A consultation about your medical history and any previous treatments for bowel control - A physician exam to assess if the Eclipse System is right for you - An opportunity to try Eclipse for one week As long as the sizing was...

July

Accidental loss of stool may be associated with an intense urge to rush to the bathroom or can happen with no warning. This loss of bowel control is known as accidental bowel leakage (ABL) or fecal incontinence (FI). Accidental bowel leakage particularly affects women who have experienced pregnancy, childbirth, other nerve or muscle damage in the pelvic region, or gastrointestinal conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). You can learn about the many treatment options available by visiting ABLinfo.org.