Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:12:52 GMT
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on the girl, even after she told him that she was in pain.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:36:47 GMT
Louisiana State Police reports I-10 East is closed at Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge due to multiple crashes. Traffic on I-10 East is being diverted onto I-49 North.Drivers trying to get toMore >>
Louisiana State Police said I-10 East was closed for a while Tuesday morning due to multiple crashes near Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:18:50 GMT
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Johnny Williams Jr., 34, of Hammond, faces charges of felony theft and possession of marijuana. The Tangipahoa ParishMore >>
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Witnesses said they saw him take the units. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:41 GMT
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Justo Venegas, 31, is wanted on a charge of forcible rape. Chief DeputyMore >>
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. He is wanted for forcible rape involving a girl. More >>
MADISON, AL (WAFF) -
Dr. Joseph Pettus is a practicing urologist. He's treated people with overactive bladder, an overpowering urge to urinate even when the bladder is not full that can result in leakage.
Now the Food and Drug Administration has cleared the way to use Botox to treat overactive bladder. Botox is often used for wrinkles, but is constantly gaining approval in other medical areas.
Pettus gave some examples such as "decreasing sweaty conditions and for having problems for headaches."
Until now, it has been used for neurological ailments.
"Most recently, what the FDA has said is that we can use this on patients who don't have a neurological condition, but have overactive bladder which has been unresponsive to the first line therapies," added Pettus.
Those may include drugs and even exercises. But there are concerns as with any new drug. "Currently it can be difficult to find insurance companies willing to pay for Botox into the bladder, but I suspect that as it has gotten FDA approval that you will see that improve - but it will take some time," added Pettus.
Pettus urges caution when embarking on something new. He said Botox isn't for everyone but a small, select group not responding to other remedies.
"The way that Botox works is that it's a poison that keeps muscles from being able to contract, and so in a patient who has an over active bladder, it relaxes the bladder. It helps the bladder to store more urine and help it to contract less frequently," he said. "The way it's done is the patient will typically need to be sedated if not put all the way to sleep, and we use a small scope which goes in through the urethra, and we inject the Botox directly into the bladder wall."
Side effects reported during clinical trials included urinary tract infections, painful urination, and urinary retention. Antibiotics are recommended before, during, and after treatment with Botox.