Renew Medical Inc. announced the U.S. launch of the Renew Insert, an innovative silicone rectal insert device now available by prescription for patients with Accidental Bowel Leakage (ABL) in the United States.
The Center for Disease Control estimates that ABL or fecal or bowel incontinence affects 17% of people 65 years of age or older with a majority of sufferers reporting a significant quality of life disruption. Yet a survey suggests that only approximately one in 10 have been clinically diagnosed.
The Renew Insert is a discreet, easy-to-use device that is designed for self-insertion to comfortably seal the rectum from the inside to help prevent ABL. It is made of soft and flexible silicone and is suitable for use for women and men. The Renew Insert provides protection from solid and liquid stool leakage and is indicated for continuous use. Renew Inserts are designed for single-use and are naturally expelled with a bowel movement.
A published U.S. clinical study demonstrated that the Renew Insert is safe to use and that the device reduces ABL by 82%. Users of Renew Insert rated overall satisfaction at 4.8 out of 5 after nearly three years of continuous use.
Renew Inserts are delivered directly to the patient’s home.
Dr. Emily S. Lukacz, Division Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery UC San Diego Health System said, “Renew Inserts are a new way to manage ABL. They are very soft, comfortable, convenient, safe, and easy to use. Most of my patients have been thrilled with the results.”
Source: Market wired