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International Neurourology Journal

Bo-Hwa Choi, Da-Hyun Lee, Jin Kim, Ju-Hee Kang, Chang-Shin Park
Generally, both lipopolysaccharide (LPS)- and hypoxia-induced nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) effects are alleviated through differential posttranslational modification of NF-κB phosphorylation after pretreatment with 5´-AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activators such as 5´-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide ribonucleotide (AICAR) or the hypoglycemic agent metformin. We found that AICAR or metformin acts as a regulator of LPS/NF-κB-or hypoxia/NF-κB-mediated cyclooxygenase induction by an AMPK-dependent mechanism with interactions between p65-NF-κB phosphorylation and acetylation, including in a human bladder cancer cell line (T24)...
September 2016: International Neurourology Journal
Alaric Hamacher, Su Jin Kim, Sung Tae Cho, Sunil Pardeshi, Seung Hyun Lee, Sung-Jong Eun, Taeg Keun Whangbo
Recent developments in virtual, augmented, and mixed reality have introduced a considerable number of new devices into the consumer market. This momentum is also affecting the medical and health care sector. Although many of the theoretical and practical foundations of virtual reality (VR) were already researched and experienced in the 1980s, the vastly improved features of displays, sensors, interactivity, and computing power currently available in devices offer a new field of applications to the medical sector and also to urology in particular...
September 2016: International Neurourology Journal
Yao Chou Tsai, Lori Birder, Hann-Chorng Kuo
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to analyze patterns of sensory protein expression and urothelial dysfunction in ketamine-related cystitis (KC) in humans. METHODS: Biopsies of bladder mucosa were performed in 29 KC patients during cystoscopy. Then specimens were analyzed for tryptase, zonula occludens-1 (ZO-1), E-cadherin, and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick end-labeling (TUNEL) with immunofluorescence staining and quantification. In addition, 10 healthy control bladder specimens were analyzed and compared with the KC specimens...
September 2016: International Neurourology Journal
Sung Yong Cho, Hahn-Ey Lee, Seong Jin Jeong, Seung-June Oh
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to develop a Korean version of the Benefit, Satisfaction, and Willingness to Continue (BSW) questionnaire from the original version, with subsequent linguistic validation by Korean patients with overactive bladder who undergo active treatment by a physician. METHODS: Translation and linguistic validation were performed in January 2013. The validation process included permission for translation, forward translation, reconciliation, backward translation, cognitive debriefing, and proofreading...
September 2016: International Neurourology Journal
Tianji Lu, Limin Liao
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to establish typical value ranges (TVRs) and to analyze typical signal patterns (TSPs) of the initial cough (cough before bladder filling) for quality control in urodynamic studies. METHODS: A total of 539 urodynamic traces from patients with neurogenic bladder obtained over the course of a year were retrospectively reviewed. The TVRs for cough amplitude in measurements of the intravesical pressure (Pves), abdominal pressure (Pabd), and detrusor pressure (Pdet) during the initial cough were established...
September 2016: International Neurourology Journal
M İrfan Dönmez, Kubilay İnci, Naciye Dilara Zeybek, H Serkan Doğan, Ali Ergen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the early histological effects of the intravesical instillation of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in rabbit models of interstitial and hemorrhagic cystitis. METHODS: Thirty-six rabbits were classified into 6 groups: saline (S), S+PRP, hydrochloric acid (HCl), HCl+PRP, cyclophosphamide (CyP), and CyP+PRP. At 48 hours after induction, PRP was prepared and intravesically administered to the S+PRP, HCl+PRP, and CyP+PRP groups. Bladder sections were stained with toluidine blue for mast cell counting and with hematoxylin and eosin for histopathology and mitotic index determination...
September 2016: International Neurourology Journal
Abdullah A Gahzi, Dean S Elterman, Magdy Hassouna
The objective of this study was to describe our experience using sacral neuromodulation to treat urinary urgency, frequency, urge incontinence, and chronic urinary retention in patients with cardiac pacemakers. With the increasingly widespread use of InterStim for bladder function restoration, we are seeing more complex patients with multiple comorbidities, including cardiac conditions. Herein, we report 3 cases of individuals with cardiac pacemakers who underwent InterStim implantation to treat urinary conditions...
September 2016: International Neurourology Journal
Ji Sung Shim, Jae Heon Kim, Hoon Choi, Jae Young Park, Jae Hyun Bae
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to compare the International Prostate Symptom Storage Subscore (IPSS-s) and the overactive bladder symptom score (OABSS) as tools for assessing the symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted of a sample of 1,341 patients aged 50 years and older with lower urinary tract complaints who had undergone a medical examination at one of several centers. For each patient, we reviewed the International Prostate Symptom Score and the OABSS...
September 2016: International Neurourology Journal
Ankur Bansal, Priyank Yadav, Manoj Kumar, Satyanarayan Sankhwar, Bimalesh Purkait, Ankur Jhanwar, Siddharth Singh
PURPOSE: This study was performed to characterise the nature, clinical presentation, mode of insertion, and management of intravesical foreign bodies in patients treated at our hospital. METHODS: Between January 2008 and December 2014, 49 patients were treated for intravesical foreign bodies at King George Medical University, Lucknow. All records of these patients were retrospectively analysed to characterise the nature of the foreign body, each patient's clinical presentation, the mode of insertion, and how the case was managed...
September 2016: International Neurourology Journal
Kirill Vladimirovich Kosilov, Loparev Sergay Alexandrovich, Kuzina Irina Gennadyevna, Shakirova Olga Viktorovna, Zhuravskaya Natalia Sergeevna, Ankudinov Ivan Ivanovich
PURPOSE: The prevalence of hyperactive-type lower urinary tract symptoms is 45.2%, with shares of overactive bladder (OAB) and urge incontinence (UI) symptoms of 10.7% and 8.2%, respectively. We investigated the possible impact of a wide range of social, economic, and medical factors on compliance with solifenacin treatment in the working population. METHODS: Social, economic, and medical factors as well as the Overactive Bladder questionnaire - the OAB-q Short Form (OAB-q SF), bladder diaries, and uroflowmetry of 1,038 people who were administered solifenacin for a year were gathered from employer documentation...
September 2016: International Neurourology Journal
Pietro Ferrara, Annamaria Sbordone, Costanza Cutrona, Francesca Ianniello, Chiara Guadagno, Giacomo Perrone, Antonio Chiaretti, Alberto Verrotti, Vincenzo Di Lazzaro
PURPOSE: This study aims to evaluate and compare the efficacy of exogenous melatonin associated with desmopressin (dDAVP) and dietary recommendations. METHODS: A total of 189 patients were enrolled from the Service of Pediatrics, Campus Bio-Medico University Hospital of Rome, from January 2013 to June 2015. Of the 189 original patients, 153 children, aged between 5 and 14 years (mean age, 8.7 years) were included in the study. After clinical evaluation and a 3-month period of observation without treatment, children were assigned to receive treatment in one of 3 groups: group 1, dDAVP at a dose of 120 mcg a day (Minirin); group 2, dDAVP at a dose of 120 mcg and dietary recommendations; or group 3, dDAVP at a dose of 120 mcg, dietary recommendations, and melatonin at a dose of 1 mg a day (Melamil plus)...
September 2016: International Neurourology Journal
Nermin Tanik, Serhat Tanik, Sebahattin Albayrak, Kürsat Zengin, Levent Ertugrul Inan, Emel Kiyak Caglayan, Asuman Celikbilek, Kadir Kirboga, Mesut Gurdal
PURPOSE: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder that often leads to complications. We aimed to correlate two complications of DM, polyneuropathy and hyperactive bladder syndrome, using noninvasive measures, such as screening tests. METHODS: We included 80 female and 40 male type 2 diabetic patients in this prospective study. Diabetic polyneuropathy evaluations were conducted using the Douleur Neuropathique 4 Questions (DN4), and overactive bladder (OAB) evaluations were performed using the Overactive Bladder Questionnaire (OAB-V8)...
September 2016: International Neurourology Journal
Mai Banakhar, Magdy Hassouna
PURPOSE: InterStim device is an U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved minimal invasive therapy for sacral neuromodulation for lower urinary tract dysfunction. Before InterStim implantation, a trial with the appropriate screening tests is required to determine patient therapy eligibility. There are two different techniques for patient screening: percutaneous nerve evaluation (PNE) test and staged test. Few studies have reported success and failure rates for each technique. However, test sensitivity and predictive values of either test have not been studied...
September 2016: International Neurourology Journal
Caroline Massot, Hichem Khenioui, Olivier Agnani, Marc-Alexandre Guyot, Patrick Hautecoeur, Cécile Donze
PURPOSE: To report the prevalence and risk factors of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and the prevalence of intrinsic sphincter deficiency in women with multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study. Female patients with MS, followed for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) during a 15-year period were included. Demographic data, MS history, expanded disability status scale (EDSS) score at the urodynamic visit, obstetrical past, birth weight, LUTS, and urodynamic findings were collected...
September 2016: International Neurourology Journal
Tack Lee
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September 2016: International Neurourology Journal
Khae Hawn Kim
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September 2016: International Neurourology Journal
Youhwan Kim, Hyojin Ko, Ik Keun Kwon, Kwanwoo Shin
[This corrects the article on p. S23 in vol. 20, PMID: 27230457.].
June 2016: International Neurourology Journal
Fawzy Farag, Martin Koens, Marij Tijssen, Sytse de Jong, Timon Fabius, Johnny Tromp, Hendrikje van Breda, Joep Smeets, Wout Feitz, John Heesakkers
A noncontact mapping system (EnSite) was used for electroanatomical mapping of the bladder simultaneously with pressure flow study in three women with lower urinary tract symptoms. We selected the periods of obvious detrusor activity. Data were processed to remove baseline drift, and an envelope of electrovesicography (EVG) data was created. The correlation coefficient for the correlation between between the EVG envelope and the detrusor pressure (Pdet) was calculated. Bladder geometry was successfully created in all 3 patients...
June 2016: International Neurourology Journal
Oğuz Mertoğlu, Oktay Üçer, Yasin Ceylan, Ozan Bozkurt, Bülent Günlüsoy, Ali Can Albaz, Ömer Demir
PURPOSE: Patients receiving treatment for benign prostate hyperplasia may have persistent storage symptoms. There has been increasing debate on the precision and accuracy of the International Prostate Symptom Score questionnaires over other questionnaires in evaluating all the complaints of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). The aim of this study was to perform the validity and reliability analysis of the Turkish version of the Internatinal Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Male LUTS (ICIQ-MLUTS)...
June 2016: International Neurourology Journal
Jun Wei Wu, Yu Rong Xing, Yi Bo Wen, Tian Fang Li, Jia Feng Xie, Quan De Feng, Xiao Ping Shang, Yun Long Li, Jin Jin Feng, Xin Xin Wang, Rong Qun Zhai, Xiang Fei He, Tao Chen, Xin Jian Liu, Jian Guo Wen
PURPOSE: To investigate the prevalence of spina bifida occulta (SBO) and its relationship with the presence of overactive bladder (OAB) in middle-aged and elderly people in China. METHODS: A cross-sectional community-based survey was carried out at 7 communities in Zhengzhou City, China from December 15, 2013 to June 10, 2014, where residents aged over 40 years were randomly selected to participate. All of the participants underwent lumbosacral radiographic analysis and relevant laboratory tests...
June 2016: International Neurourology Journal
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