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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791261/rationale-of-combination-therapy-with-antioxidants-in-medical-management-of-peyronie-s-disease-results-of-clinical-application
#1
Gianni Paulis, Andrea Paulis, Gennaro Romano, Davide Barletta, Andrea Fabiani
Peyronie's disease (PD) is a connective tissue disorder involving the tunica albuginea of the corpora cavernosa of the penis. We have published several studies describing a "combined therapy" for PD patients, but the present study aims to clearly demonstrate how the association between various antioxidants in PD treatment can significantly increase the likelihood of therapeutic success. We used the following substances: silymarin, ginkgo biloba, vitamin E, bilberry, topical diclofenac sodium, and pentoxifylline (PTX)...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761863/management-of-urinary-tract-infections-in-patients-with-neurogenic-bladder-challenges-and-solutions
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REVIEW
Jürgen Pannek, Jens Wöllner
INTRODUCTION: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common morbidities in persons with neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD). They are associated with a significant morbidity and mortality, and they affect the quality of life of the affected patients. Diagnosis and treatment of UTI in this group of patients are challenging. In this review, the current strategies regarding diagnosis, treatment, and prevention are summarized. DIAGNOSTICS: it is important to correctly diagnose a UTI, as treatment of bacteriuria should strictly be avoided...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721348/systematic-genetic-screening-in-a-prospective-group-of-danish-patients-with-pheochromocytoma
#3
Morten Steen Svarer Hansen, Niels Jacobsen, Anja Lisbeth Frederiksen, Lars Lund, Marianne Skovsager Andersen, Dorte Glintborg
Recent guidelines recommend consideration of genetic screening in all newly diagnosed patients with pheochromocytoma. Patients diagnosed with pheochromocytoma in the Region of Southern Denmark during 2006-2013 without previously recognized monogenetic etiology were offered genetic screening for mutations in the VHL, RET, SDHB, SDHC, and SDHD genes. A total of 41 patients were included, and genetic data were available in 35. In four of the 35 patients, a pathogenic variant was identified prior to the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma (von Hippel-Lindau disease, n=2; neurofibromatosis type 1, n=2)...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685130/surgical-intervention-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-with-inferior-vena-cava-extension-combined-with-laparoscopic-procedure
#4
Toshio Kamimura, Kazutaka Kida, Masashi Takeda, Shunsuke Sato, Masato Fujii, Masahiro Inoue, Hiromasa Tsukino, Shoichiro Mukai, Atsushi Nanashima, Kunihide Nakamura, Toshiyuki Kamoto
Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) shows extreme hypervascularity, which may cause significant bleeding during surgery. For this reason, control of arterial blood supply is an important factor in the choice of operative procedure and in avoiding perioperative complications. This case series reports the successful dissection of renal artery in the preliminary stage of laparoscopic procedure in three ccRCC patients with inferior vena cava (IVC) extension. Patient 1 had right renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with level I tumor thrombus through two renal veins, and the renal artery was successfully dissected by retroperitonealscopic approach...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685129/does-intraperitoneal-injection-of-propofol-prior-to-detorsion-improve-testes-weight-and-histopathological-findings-in-a-rat-model
#5
Shahriar Amirhassani, Sasan Mehrabi, Seyed Mohammad Hosseinipanah, Abdolmajid Iloon Kashkouli, Saadat Torabian, Mohammad Kazem Moslemi
OBJECTIVES: To determine the long-term preventive effects of intraperitoneal propofol on testicular ischemia-reperfusion injury in a rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty adult male albino Wistar rats were divided randomly into the following four groups according to the planned treatment (n=10 per group): group I, control; group II, sham-operated; group III, torsion/detorsion (T/D); and group IV, T/D plus propofol. Testicular ischemia was achieved by twisting the left testis 720° clockwise (ie, applying torsion) for 1 h...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652996/mitochondrial-stress-and-activation-of-pi3k-and-akt-survival-pathway-in-bladder-ischemia
#6
Jing-Hua Yang, Mike B Siroky, Subbarao V Yalla, Kazem M Azadzoi
PURPOSE: Detrusor overactivity contributes to bothersome constellation of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men and women as they age. However, the underlying mechanisms of non-obstructive detrusor overactivity and LUTS remain largely unknown. Growing evidence suggests that ischemia may be an independent factor in the development of non-obstructive bladder dysfunction. Our goal was to determine the effects of ischemia on detrusor function and voiding behavior and define redox-mediated cellular stress and cell survival signaling in the ischemic bladder...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546955/biofabrication-and-biomaterials-for-urinary-tract-reconstruction
#7
REVIEW
Moustafa M Elsawy, Achala de Mel
Reconstructive urologists are constantly facing diverse and complex pathologies that require structural and functional restoration of urinary organs. There is always a demand for a biocompatible material to repair or substitute the urinary tract instead of using patient's autologous tissues with its associated morbidity. Biomimetic approaches are tissue-engineering tactics aiming to tailor the material physical and biological properties to behave physiologically similar to the urinary system. This review highlights the different strategies to mimic urinary tissues including modifications in structure, surface chemistry, and cellular response of a range of biological and synthetic materials...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507979/microtubule-associated-protein-tau-is-associated-with-the-resistance-to-docetaxel-in-prostate-cancer-cell-lines
#8
Jian Yang, Yang Yu, Wei Liu, Zhi Li, Zhongqing Wei, Rongjiang Jiang
Tau, a microtubule-associated protein, has been investigated primarily in neurons. Recently, tau has been explored to be associated with increased drug resistance in various kinds of cancers. We found that the tau was expressed in prostate cancer cell lines DU145 and PC-3. We also reported that recurrent prostate cancer cells after docetaxel treatment have higher levels of microtubule-associated protein tau. In vitro, inactivation of tau by gene knockdown suppressed cell proliferation and sensitized docetaxel cytotoxicity...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491861/enteric-coated-and-highly-standardized-cranberry-extract-reduces-antibiotic-and-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-use-for-urinary-tract-infections-during-radiotherapy-for-prostate-carcinoma
#9
Alberto Bonetta, Giandomenico Roviello, Daniele Generali, Laura Zanotti, Maria Rosa Cappelletti, Chiara Pacifico, Francesco Di Pierro
INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, bacterial resistance to antibiotic therapy is a major concern for the medical community. Antibiotic resistance mainly affects Gram-negative bacteria that are an important cause of lower urinary tract infections (LUTIs). Pelvic irradiation for prostate cancer is a risk factor for LUTIs. Cranberry extract is reported to reduce the incidence of LUTIs. The prophylactic role of an enteric-coated, highly standardized cranberry extract (VO370(®)) in reducing LUTI episodes, urinary discomfort, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and antibiotic use during radiotherapy for prostate carcinoma was evaluated...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459044/prostate-mri-prior-to-radical-prostatectomy-effects-on-nerve-sparing-and-pathological-margin-status
#10
Sasha C Druskin, Jen-Jane Liu, Allen Young, Zhaoyong Feng, Seyed S Dianat, Wesley W Ludwig, Bruce J Trock, Katarzyna J Macura, Christian P Pavlovich
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the positive surgical margin (PSM) and nerve sparing (NS) rates in patients who underwent prostate MRI (pMRI) prior to radical prostatectomy (RP) and compare them with matched, nonimaged control RP patients. METHODS: We identified 204 men who underwent preoperative pelvic MRI (pelMRI), of whom 176 (86.3%) underwent pMRIs, within 60 days of RP, and compared them (1:1) with a nonim-aged control group matched by surgeon, age, race, body mass index (BMI), prostate-specific antigen (PSA), pathological Gleason score, prostate specimen weight, and RP year...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357204/eosinophilic-cystitis-with-recurrent-urinary-retention-case-report
#11
Hongzoo Park
Eosinophilic cystitis is a rare inflammatory disease of the bladder whose origin, pathogenesis, and treatment are unknown. Frequency, dysuria, and hematuria are frequent symptoms. Here, we report a rare occurrence of recurrent urinary retention and repetitive catheterization. A 67-year-old male presented with acute urinary retention and intermittent gross hematuria of 2 weeks duration. Urethral catheterization followed by a trial without catheter, was successful. Complete blood count showed presence of eosinophils (eosinophilia) and computed tomography of kidneys, ureter and bladder with contrast showed thickened bladder wall and small prostate...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352615/results-of-a-randomized-prospective-double-dummy-double-blind-trial-to-compare-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-herbal-combination-containing-tropaeoli-majoris-herba-and-armoraciae-rusticanae-radix-with-co-trimoxazole-in-patients-with-acute-and-uncomplicated-cystitis
#12
Rainer Stange, Berthold Schneider, Uwe Albrecht, Valentina Mueller, Joerg Schnitker, Andreas Michalsen
OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate non-inferiority of an herbal combination (horseradish root and nasturtium herb) to an antibiotic (co-trimoxazole) in acute uncomplicated cystitis. DESIGN: Randomized, prospective, double-blind, double-dummy, multicenter, phase III clinical study, using block randomization of 4 blocks (size 2). SETTING: Twenty-six centers in Germany, from May 2011 to June 2013. PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients (median age, 38...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280717/impact-of-preoperative-screening-for-rectal-colonization-with-fluoroquinolone-resistant-enteric-bacteria-on-the-incidence-of-sepsis-following-transrectal-ultrasound-guided-prostate-biopsy
#13
John J Farrell, Jennifer L Hicks, Stephanie E Wallace, Allen D Seftel
With the universal adoption of antibiotic prophylaxis prior to prostate biopsy, the current risk of post-biopsy infection (including sepsis) is <2%. Preoperative prophylactic antibiotic regimens can vary, and although fluoroquinolones have emerged as the standard of care, there is no universally agreed upon preoperative antibiotic regimen. Recently, an increase in the proportion of postoperative infections caused by fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli (as well as other Enterobacteriaceae) has led to the exploration of simple, practical, and cost-effective methods to minimize this postoperative infection risk...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261572/effect-of-triptorelin-on-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-australian-prostate-cancer-patients
#14
Henry H Woo, Declan G Murphy, Gerard M Testa, Jeremy P Grummet, Michael Chong, Andrew P Stork
PURPOSE: Prostate cancer is often comorbidly associated with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), but few studies have assessed the effects of androgen deprivation therapy on LUTS in this patient group. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective, noninterventional, multicenter, observational study to assess the effectiveness of triptorelin (11.25 mg every 12 weeks) over 48 weeks in men presenting with local stage T3/4 prostate cancer and moderate to severe LUTS (International Prostate Symptom Score [IPSS] >7) in a routine practice setting in Australia...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203551/digital-ureteroscopes-technology-update
#15
REVIEW
Chad M Gridley, Bodo E Knudsen
The field of ureteroscopy has undergone a continual evolution since the first ureteroscopes were introduced. Over the past 10 years, we have entered into the digital era of ureteroscopy with both semirigid and flexible options becoming available. The following review looks at the benefits and drawbacks of digital flexible ureteroscopes as well as the current commercially available options.
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176949/prophylactic-furosemide-infusion-decreasing-early-major-postoperative-renal-dysfunction-in-on-pump-adult-cardiac-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#16
Solmaz Fakhari, Fariba Mirzaei Bavil, Eissa Bilehjani, Sona Abolhasani, Moussa Mirinazhad, Bahman Naghipour
INTRODUCTION: Acute renal dysfunction is a common complication of cardiac surgery. Furosemide is used in prevention, or treatment, of acute renal dysfunction. This study was conducted to evaluate the protective effects of intra- and early postoperative furosemide infusion on preventing acute renal dysfunction in elective adult cardiac surgery. METHODS: Eighty-one patients, candidates of elective cardiac surgery, were enrolled in this study in either the furosemide (n=41) or placebo (n=40) group...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176914/upward-migration-of-a-ureteric-stone-in-a-military-trainer-a-case-report
#17
Moayid Fallatah, Sakher Tahaineh, Rawan Abu Mughli, Seddig M Fallatah
Retrograde ureteric stone migration is an extremely rare phenomenon with only one previously reported case in the literature. We report on a case of upward spontaneous migration of a ureteric stone in a 39-year-old male military trainer in Saudi Arabia who was diagnosed with upper left ureteric stone based on non-contrast spiral computerized tomography kidney ureter bladder (CT-KUB) scan. The plan was to treat the patient conservatively with alpha blockers and oral hydration. Two weeks after treatment started, repeated CT-KUB scan revealed an upward migration of the stone to the left renal calyx...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116283/using-central-venous-catheter-for-suprapubic-catheterization-in-cardiac-surgery
#18
Eissa Bilehjani, Solmaz Fakhari
Suprapubic catheterization is an alternative method for urinary drainage that is used when transurethral catheterization fails. Traditionally, inserted large-bore suprapubic catheters may cause fatal complications. During the past decade, we used a small central venous catheter (CVC) suprapubicly in 16 male patients for the purpose of urinary drainage, when transurethral catheterization failed. The procedure is performed in no more than 10 minutes. Success rate was 100% and this approach did not lead to any complications...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981044/evaluation-of-biochemical-recurrence-in-patients-with-high-risk-prostate-cancer-treated-with-radical-prostatectomy-and-radiotherapy-plus-androgen-deprivation-therapy
#19
Yutaka Yamamoto, Keisuke Kiba, Motokiyo Yoshikawa, Akihide Hirayama, Seiji Kunikata, Hirotsugu Uemura
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the biochemical recurrence (BCR) in patients with high-risk prostate cancer (PCa) treated with radical prostatectomy (RP) or radiotherapy (RT) plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). METHODS: Subjects were patients with National Comprehensive Cancer Network-defined high-risk PCa treated with either RP or RT plus ADT. We calculated BCR-free survival in patients with those treatments and evaluated risk factor against BCR...
2016: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942507/impact-of-enzalutamide-on-patient-related-outcomes-in-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-current-perspectives
#20
REVIEW
Jia Luo, Julie N Graff
Prostate cancer claims the lives of more than 25,000 men in the United States yearly, most from metastatic disease. In the past decade, several new medications have been approved for the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer including the antiandrogen enzalutamide. In addition, there has been mounting interest in evaluating health-related quality of life (QoL) in patients with cancer including new more detailed recommendations released by the Prostate Cancer Working Group 3 on how to evaluate patient-related outcomes in clinical trials...
2016: Research and Reports in Urology
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