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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160571/sacral-neuromodulation-and-pregnancy-results-of-a-national-survey-carried-out-for-the-neuro-urology-committee-of-the-french-association-of-urology-afu
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Pauline Roulette, Evelyne Castel-Lacanal, Sylvain Sanson, Romain Caremel, Véronique Phé, Stéphane Bart, Franck Duchêne, Marianne De Sèze, Alexia Even, Andréa Manunta, Maria C Scheiber-Nogueira, Pascal Mouracade, Catherine-Marie Loche, Emmanuel Chartier-Kastler, Alain Ruffion, Gilles Karsenty, Xavier Gamé
AIMS: To assess the impact of sacral neuromodulation (SNM) on pregnancy and vice-versa, by identifying women who had received SNM for lower-urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and had become pregnant. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out based on responses to an on-line questionnaire sent to practitioners listed on the InterStim enCaptureTM National Registry. Questions were related to pre-pregnancy health and SNM efficacy, deactivation of the device, its impact on LUTS, childbirth, the infant, its reactivation and postpartum effectiveness...
November 21, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158085/generation-of-branching-ureteric-bud-tissues-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Shin-Ichi Mae, Makoto Ryosaka, Taro Toyoda, Kyoko Matsuse, Yoichi Oshima, Hiraku Tsujimoto, Shiori Okumura, Aya Shibasaki, Kenji Osafune
Recent progress in kidney regeneration research is noteworthy. However, the selective and robust differentiation of the ureteric bud (UB), an embryonic renal progenitor, from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) remains to be established. The present study aimed to establish a robust induction method for branching UB tissue from hPSCs towards the creation of renal disease models. Here, we found that anterior intermediate mesoderm (IM) differentiates from anterior primitive streak, which allowed us to successfully develop an efficient two-dimensional differentiation method of hPSCs into Wolffian duct (WD) cells...
November 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155322/digestive-tract-colonization-by-multidrug-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-in-travellers-an-update
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REVIEW
Etienne Ruppé, Antoine Andremont, Laurence Armand-Lefèvre
BACKGROUND: Enterobacteriaceae have become increasingly resistant, especially due to the acquisition and spread of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs), which confer resistance to the majority of beta-lactams. Multi-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (MRE) were first isolated in hospitals, but now they are disseminating in the community setting, mostly in low and middle income countries. Consequently, the increasing number of international travels leads to the importation of MRE from high-prevalence to low-prevalence countries...
November 16, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146678/cross-organ-sensitisation-between-the-colon-and-bladder-to-pee-or-not-to-pee
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Luke Grundy, Stuart M Brierley
Chronic abdominal and pelvic pain are common, debilitating clinical conditions experienced by millions of patients around the globe. The origin of such pain commonly arises from the intestine and bladder, which share common primary roles; the collection, storage and expulsion of waste. These visceral organs are located in close proximity to one another, and also share common innervation from spinal afferent pathways. Chronic abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhoea are primary symptoms for patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)...
November 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133940/stimulators-and-activators-of-soluble-guanylate-cyclase-for-urogenital-disorders
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REVIEW
Fabiola Z Mónica, Edson Antunes
Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), comprising storage (such as urinary incontinence and urinary frequency), voiding, and postmicturition symptoms, are highly prevalent conditions that affect millions of people worldwide. LUTS have a profound effect on quality of life and are a considerable cost to health care systems. In men specifically, BPH commonly leads to LUTS. Clinical studies also show an association of LUTS with erectile dysfunction (ED). Nitric oxide (NO) has long been recognized as an important nonadrenergic, noncholinergic (NANC) transmitter in bladder, urethra, prostate, and corpus cavernosum smooth muscle...
November 14, 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095750/the-use-of-regional-or-neuraxial-anesthesia-for-below-knee-amputations-may-reduce-the-need-for-perioperative-blood-transfusions
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Obaid Malik, Ethan Y Brovman, Richard D Urman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Amputations of the lower extremity remain a common procedure in a high-risk population. Perioperative morbidity and mortality reach as high as 14.1% in below-knee amputations. We aimed to determine whether regional, or neuraxial, anesthesia, when compared with general anesthesia (GA), would be associated with reduced perioperative morbidity and mortality. METHODS: We queried the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data set...
November 1, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095064/screening-for-general-anxiety-disorders-in-postmenopausal-women-with-symptomatic-pelvic-organ-prolapse
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F Ai, M Deng, M Mao, T Xu, L Zhu
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of general anxiety disorder (GAD) among postmenopausal women with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and to identify its associated factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among postmenopausal women with symptomatic POP. Sociodemographic data and medical histories were obtained. Participants completed the POP Quantification (POP-Q), the Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire-7 (PFIQ-7), and the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory (PFDI-20) measures...
November 2, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094914/testosterone-therapy-review-of-clinical-applications
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Ryan C Petering, Nathan A Brooks
Testosterone therapy is increasingly common in the United States, and many of these prescriptions are written by primary care physicians. There is conflicting evidence on the benefit of male testosterone therapy for age-related declines in testosterone. Physicians should not measure testosterone levels unless a patient has signs and symptoms of hypogonadism, such as loss of body hair, sexual dysfunction, hot flashes, or gynecomastia. Depressed mood, fatigue, decreased strength, and a decreased sense of vitality are less specific to male hypogonadism...
October 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080225/molecular-correlates-in-urine-for-the-obesity-and-prostatic-inflammation-of-bph-luts-patients
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Pradeep Tyagi, Saundra S Motley, Tatsuki Koyama, Mahendra Kashyap, Jeffrey Gingrich, Naoki Yoshimura, Jay H Fowke
PURPOSE: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is strongly associated with obesity and prostatic tissue inflammation, but the molecular underpinning of this relationship is not known. Here, we examined the association between urine levels of chemokines/adipokines with histological markers of prostate inflammation, obesity, and lower urinary tract symptoms LUTS in BPH patients. METHODS: Frozen urine specimens from 207 BPH/LUTS patients enrolled in Nashville Men's Health Study were sent for blinded analysis of 11 analytes, namely sIL-1RA, CXC chemokines (CXCL-1, CXCL-8, CXCL-10), CC chemokines (CCL2, CCL3, CCL5), PDGF-BB, interleukins IL-6, IL-17, and sCD40L using Luminex™ xMAP® technology...
October 27, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078159/challenging-case-of-horseshoe-kidney-double-fracture
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Francesco Cortese, Pietro Fransvea, Roberto Marcello, Alessandra Saputelli, Luca Lepre, Aldo Gioffrè, Gabriele Sganga
INTRODUCTION: Renal injuries occur in 10% of blunt abdominal traumas, 7% of these occur in kidneys with congenital or acquired disorders. Trauma of horseshoe kidney is an uncommon finding. PRESENTATION OF A CASE: We present the case of 31 year-old caucasian man with no remarkable personal records, who was brought to our Trauma Unit soon after being involved in a motorcycle collision. A Contrast Enhanced - Multi Detector Computed Tomography (ce-MDCT) revealed a double disconnection of a horseshoe kidney...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072571/efficacy-of-thermobalancing-therapy-for-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome-confirmed-by-clinical-study-may-suggest-etiology-and-pathophysiology-of-this-disease
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Simon Allen, Ivan Gerasimovich Aghajanyan
INTRODUCTION: Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) type-III is a common disorder characterized by pelvic pain and lower urinary tract symptoms in the absence of active infection. The aim of this clinical study is to evaluate the results of thermobalancing therapy (TT) and to discus the possible etiology and pathophysiology of CP/CPPS. METHODS: 45 patients with CP/CPPS used TT by applying therapeutic device, namely Dr Allen's therapeutic device (DATD), for six months as monotherapy...
November 11, 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063170/-neuromodulation-of-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction
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REVIEW
T M Kessler, S de Wachter
Neuromodulative procedures such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), transcutaneous/percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (TTNS/PTNS), and sacral neuromodulation (SNM) are promising second-line treatments for refractory lower urinary tract dysfunction. Using these therapies, both storage and voiding disorders but also bowel dysfunction might be successfully treated. Although the mechanism of action of neuromodulation is not well understood, it seems to involve modulation of spinal cord reflexes and brain networks by peripheral afferents (genital/rectal, tibial and sacral afferents in the case of TENS, TTNS/PTNS, and SNM, respectively)...
October 23, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991086/bowel-dysfunction-related-to-spina-bifida-keep-it-simple
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Charlène Brochard, Benoît Peyronnet, Anne Dariel, Hélène Ménard, Andréa Manunta, Alain Ropert, Michel Neunlist, Guillaume Bouguen, Laurent Siproudhis
BACKGROUND: Although care of urological disorders in spina bifida is well established, there is yet no agreement on a standardized approach to bowel dysfunction in this population. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess bowel dysfunction using validated instruments and the risk factors in adults with spina bifida. DESIGN: A multidisciplinary team prospectively collected patient data, focusing on anorectal and urological symptoms...
November 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975014/the-relative-burden-of-menopausal-and-postmenopausal-symptoms-versus-other-major-conditions-a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-medical-expenditure-panel-survey-data
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Annlouise R Assaf, Andrew G Bushmakin, Nina Joyce, Michael J Louie, Michael Flores, Margaret Moffatt
BACKGROUND: The direct costs associated with menopausal and postmenopausal symptoms (hereafter "menopausal symptoms") may include the costs of physician and emergency department visits, medications, laboratory testing, and the management of side effects. However, much remains unknown about the costs related to menopausal symptoms, including how they compare with the costs of other diseases that are common among menopausal women. OBJECTIVE: To compare the economic burden of menopausal symptoms with other select prevalent chronic conditions among a nationally representative sample of US menopausal women aged 45 to 65 years...
September 2017: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970803/high-frequency-stimulation-of-the-pelvic-nerve-inhibits-urinary-voiding-in-anesthetized-rats
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Jonathan J Crook, Thelma A Lovick
Urge Urinary Incontinence: "a sudden and uncontrollable desire to void which is impossible to defer" is extremely common and considered the most bothersome of lower urinary tract conditions. Current treatments rely on pharmacological, neuromodulatory, and neurotoxicological approaches to manage the disorder, by reducing the excitability of the bladder muscle. However, some patients remain refractory to treatment. An alternative approach would be to temporarily suppress activity of the micturition control circuitry at the time of need i...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954467/afferent-pathway-mediated-effect-of-%C3%AE-1-adrenergic-antagonist-tamsulosin-on-the-neurogenic-bladder-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Jin-Hee Han, Sung-Eun Kim, Il-Gyu Ko, Jayoung Kim, Khae Hawn Kim
PURPOSE: The functions of the lower urinary tract (LUT), such as voiding and storing urine, are dependent on complex central neural networks located in the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral ganglia. Thus, the functions of the LUT are susceptible to various neurologic disorders including spinal cord injury (SCI). SCI at the cervical or thoracic levels disrupts voluntary control of voiding and the normal reflex pathways coordinating bladder and sphincter functions. In this context, it is noteworthy that α1-adrenoceptor blockers have been reported to relieve voiding symptoms and storage symptoms in elderly men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)...
September 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886046/effects-of-water-avoidance-stress-on-peripheral-and-central-responses-during-bladder-filling-in-the-rat-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-the-study-of-urologic-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome-mapp-research-network-study
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Zhuo Wang, Harriet H Chang, Yunliang Gao, Rong Zhang, Yumei Guo, Daniel P Holschneider, Larissa V Rodriguez
Stress plays a role in the exacerbation and possibly the development of functional lower urinary tract disorders. Chronic water avoidance stress (WAS) in rodents is a model with high construct and face validity to bladder hypersensitive syndromes, such as interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS), characterized by urinary frequency and bladder hyperalgesia and heightened stress responsiveness. Given the overlap of the brain circuits involved in stress, anxiety, and micturition, we evaluated the effects chronic stress has on bladder function, as well as its effects on regional brain activation during bladder filling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869721/the-utility-and-feasibility-of-assessing-sleep-disruption-in-a-men-s-health-clinic-using-a-mobile-health-platform-device-a-pilot-study
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Hai H Le, Rachel Marie E Salas, Alyssa Gamaldo, Kevin L Billups, Peter Dziedzic, Seulah Choi, Neftali Bermudez, Roland J Thorpe, Charlene E Gamaldo
INTRODUCTION: Evidence linking sleep disruption and sexual dysfunction in men is mounting; yet the characterisation of sleep patterns and complaints utilising a clinically feasible method within this patient population remain largely under-reported. AIM: A pilot study aiming to demonstrate a clinically feasible method to characterise the sleep patterns and complaints in a representative sample of patients treated in a men's health clinic. METHODS: Male patients (n = 48) completed a battery of validated sleep questionnaires using an mHealth mobile platform, MySleepScript, at the Johns Hopkins Men's Health and Vitality Center...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840669/role-of-poor-urethral-sphincter-relaxation-in-men-with-voiding-dysfunction-refractory-to-%C3%AE-blocker-therapy-clinical-characteristics-and-predictive-factors
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I-Hung Shao, Hann-Chorng Kuo
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluates the diagnostic value of poorly relaxed external sphincter (PRES) in men with voiding dysfunction. We analyzed clinical and video-urodynamic characteristics to identify predictive factors of PRES in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) refractory to α-1 adrenoceptor blocker (α-blocker) therapy. METHODS: This retrospective study included 3379 men with LUTS in whom the initial 1-month α-blocker therapy failed. Clinical parameters and video-urodynamic results were analyzed...
August 25, 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839341/long-term-safety-and-tolerability-of-valbenazine-nbi-98854-in-subjects-with-tardive-dyskinesia-and-a-diagnosis-of-schizophrenia-or-mood-disorder
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Richard C Josiassen, John M Kane, Grace S Liang, Joshua Burke, Christopher F O'Brien
BACKGROUND: The short-term safety profile of once-daily valbenazine (NBI-98854) has been evaluated in several double-blind, placebo-controlled (DBPC) trials in adults with tardive dyskinesia (TD) who had a diagnosis of schizophrenia/schizoaffective (SCHZ) disorder or mood disorder. Studies with longer treatment duration (up to 48 weeks) were conducted to evaluate the long-term safety of this novel drug in subjects with TD. METHODS: The pooled long-term exposure (LTE) population included valbenazine-treated subjects from 3 studies: KINECT (NCT01688037: 6-week DBPC, 6-week open-label); KINECT 3 (NCT02274558: 6-week DBPC, 42-week blinded extension, 4-week drug-free follow-up); KINECT 4 (NCT02405091: 48-week open-label, 4-week drug-free follow-up)...
August 1, 2017: Psychopharmacology Bulletin
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