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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887601/protocol-for-a-prospective-randomized-study-on-neurophysiological-assessment-of-lower-urinary-tract-function-in-a-healthy-cohort
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Stéphanie van der Lely, Martina Stefanovic, Melanie R Schmidhalter, Marta Pittavino, Reinhard Furrer, Martina D Liechti, Martin Schubert, Thomas M Kessler, Ulrich Mehnert
BACKGROUND: Lower urinary tract symptoms are highly prevalent and a large proportion of these symptoms are known to be associated with a dysfunction of the afferent pathways. Diagnostic tools for an objective and reproducible assessment of afferent nerve function of the lower urinary tract are missing. Previous studies showed first feasibility results of sensory evoked potential recordings following electrical stimulation of the lower urinary tract in healthy subjects and patients. Nevertheless, a refinement of the methodology is necessary...
November 25, 2016: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843749/mortality-markers-in-nosocomial-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bloodstream-infection
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Bulent Durdu, Ismail Necati Hakyemez, Sibel Bolukcu, Gulay Okay, Bilge Gultepe, Turan Aslan
PURPOSE: Klebsiella pneumoniae is the most common endogen agent for nosocomial infections. In this study, mortality markers were investigated in patients with nosocomial K. pneumoniae blood stream infection (NKp BSI). METHODS: The characteristics of patients >16 years who had NKp BSI diagnosis by daily active surveillance between January 2012 and January 2016 were retrospectively evaluated. Patients who died until 28th day of the clinical follow up and those who survived until this time were statistically compared in terms of various risk factors...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842662/in-bore-transrectal-mri-guided-prostate-biopsies-are-there-risk-factors-for-complications
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Michael Meier-Schroers, Rami Homsi, Guido Kukuk, Karsten Wolter, Georges Decker, Stefan Fischer, Christian Marx, Frederic Carsten Schmeel, Wolfgang Block, Alois Martin Sprinkart, Frank Traeber, Hans Heinz Schild, Winfried Willinek
PURPOSE: To systematically analyze risk factors for complications of in-bore transrectal MRI-guided prostate biopsies (MRGB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 90 patients, who were scheduled for MRGB were included for this study. Exclusion criteria were coagulation disorders, therapy with anticoagulant drugs, and acute infections of the urinary and the lower gastrointestinal tract. Directly after, one week and one year after the biopsy, we assessed biopsy related complications (e...
December 2016: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816602/alkaptonuric-ochronosis
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Onkar Singh, Rajadoss Muthukrishna Pandian, Nitin Sudhakar Kekre
Alkaptonuria is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of tyrosine metabolism. Deficiency of homogentisate 1,2 dioxygenase results in accumulation of oxidized homogentisic acid in the connective tissues of the skin, eyes and ears, musculoskeletal system, and cardiac valves, and in urolithiasis. Excretion of excessive homogentisic acid in urine causes dark-colored urine on exposure to air. We present a case of alkaptonuria with multiple system involvement, who presented with lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to vesical and prostatic calculi...
November 2, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813133/cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-international-consultation-incontinence-questionnaire-male-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-long-form-iciq-mluts-lf-in-persian
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Abbas Ali Pourmomeny, Hamid Mazdak
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to translate male lower urinary tract symptoms long form (MLUTS-LF) questionnaire and determine its psychometric properties in Persian speaking subjects. INTRODUCTION: Assessment instrument is essential for research, making diagnosis, and for evaluating the treatment outcomes in subjects with lower urinary tract disorders of either gender. Long form of MLUTS questionnaire is a robust self-report questionnaire that investigates the major aspects of lower urinary tract symptoms and their impact on quality of life...
November 4, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805334/nocturia-symptom-or-a-disease
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Vyas Narayana Rao, Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, Ajit Saxena, Hemant Pathak, Divakar Dalela, Shailesh Shah, Mallikarjuna Reddy, Prasanna Kumar Mishra, Harshad Malve
Waking at night to void is known as nocturia and it is a common condition experienced by both men and women with profound impact on patient's health, quality of life, and economic condition. It is often perceived as a symptom of an organic disease, but the pathophysiology of nocturia is now well-understood, and it is considered as a disease itself. It is classified based on four different pathophysiologic mechanisms (24-hour polyuria, nocturnal polyuria, reduced bladder capacity, and sleep disorders). The association of nocturia with impaired quality of life, cardiovascular morbidity and all-cause mortality is well established...
November 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794179/the-urinary-specific-quality-of-life-of-multiple-sclerosis-patients-dutch-translation-and-validation-of-the-sf-qualiveen
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Sarah H M Reuvers, Ida J Korfage, Jeroen R Scheepe, Bertil F M Blok
AIMS: The SF-Qualiveen is a short questionnaire that measures the impact of urinary symptoms on the quality of life of patients with urological dysfunction due to neurological disorders. The aim of this study is to translate, culturally adapt and validate a Dutch version of the SF-Qualiveen for use in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients. METHODS: Cross-cultural adaptation of the original English SF-Qualiveen into Dutch was performed according to standardized guidelines...
October 29, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733531/semen-quality-impairment-is-associated-with-sexual-dysfunction-according-to-its-severity
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F Lotti, G Corona, G Castellini, E Maseroli, M G Fino, M Cozzolino, M Maggi
STUDY QUESTION: Is sexual dysfunction associated with severity of semen quality impairment in men with couple infertility? SUMMARY ANSWER: In males of infertile couples the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) increases as a function of semen quality impairment severity. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Infertile men are at a higher risk for sexual dysfunction, psychopathological and general health disorders. However, it has never been systematically investigated if these problems are associated with severity of semen quality impairment...
October 12, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719863/urologic-symptoms-and-functional-neurologic-disorders
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I Hoeritzauer, V Phé, J N Panicker
The term functional urologic disorders covers a wide range of conditions related broadly to altered function rather than structure of the lower urinary tract, mainly of impaired urine voiding or storage. Confusingly, for a neurologic readership, these disorders of function may often be due to a urologic, gynecologic, or neurologic cause. However, there is a subset of functional urologic disorders where the cause remains uncertain and, in this chapter, we describe the clinical features of these disorders in turn: psychogenic urinary retention; Fowler's syndrome; paruresis (shy-bladder syndrome); dysfunctional voiding; idiopathic overactive bladder, and interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706009/social-economic-and-medical-factors-associated-with-solifenacin-therapy-compliance-among-workers-who-suffer-from-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703952/the-value-of-urodynamic-study-for-diagnosing-the-causes-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-male-patients-a-study-from-iran
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Fatemeh Heydari, Bentolhoda Rezadoust, Shahin Abbaszade, Eidi Jahan Afrouz, Alireza Ghadian
BACKGROUND: Most disorders of the lower urinary tract are functional, so diagnoses are typically based on urodynamic findings. Treatment is likely to fail if the pathology is not correctly diagnosed. OBJECTIVES: There are various diagnostic tests for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). In this study, we evaluated the value of urodynamic testing to diagnose the causes of lower urinary symptoms in male patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Urodynamic tests were performed in 407 patients referred to the urology clinic in Baqiyatallah in 2014 with complaints of LUTS, and the diagnosis was based on the findings of the tests...
July 2016: Nephro-urology Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682655/epidemiology-of-hypertensive-disorders-in-pregnancy-prevalence-risk-factors-predictors-and-prognosis
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Mitsumasa Umesawa, Gen Kobashi
Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy (HDP) represent some of the most important problems faced by public health because HDP is a major cause of maternal and prenatal morbidity and mortality. Several epidemiological studies have been performed to determine the prevalence and risk factors of HDP as well as its subtypes. The prevalences of HDP, gestational hypertension and preeclampsia are 5.2-8.2%, 1.8-4.4% and 0.2-9.2%, respectively. Body mass index, anemia and lower education appear to be modifiable risk factors for HDP...
September 29, 2016: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676713/evaluation-of-the-benefits-of-treatment-with-tens-for-neurological-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunctions
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Catherine Montaut, Xavier Gamé, Xavier de Boissezon, Philippe Marque, Evelyne Castel-Lacanal
OBJECTIVE: Lower urinary tract dysfunctions (LUTD) are very common in neurological diseases. TENS is a therapeutic alternative in the treatment of urinary and pelvic perineal symptoms, whose effectiveness has been proven in multiple sclerosis. Evaluate the benefits of treatment with TENS (U3 program) in clinical practice for neurological lower urinary tract dysfunctions (LUTD), incompletely controlled by the usual pharmacological treatment, on urinary symptoms and quality of life. MATERIALS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a cohort, and prospective study, between June 2014 and September 2015 in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service in CHU Toulouse, Rangueil...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652217/ejaculatory-dysfunction-in-the-treatment-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms
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REVIEW
Kenneth Jackson DeLay, Max Nutt, Kevin T McVary
The link between lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and sexual dysfunction is well established. Sexual dysfunction can encompass both ejaculatory dysfunction (EjD) and erectile dysfunction (ED). Ejaculatory dysfunction can consist of premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, retrograde ejaculation, anejaculation, decreased force of ejaculation and pain upon ejaculation. The impact of different medical and surgical therapies on ejaculatory function will be reviewed...
August 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637984/prospective-analyses-of-female-urinary-incontinence-symptoms-following-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Keiko Okumura, Kumiko Yamaguchi, Tatsuya Tamaki, Kazuhiro Oinuma, Hikaru Tomoe, Keiichi Akita
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Some patients with hip osteoarthritis report that urinary incontinence (UI) is improved following total hip arthroplasty (THA). However, the type and severity of UI remain unclear. In this study, we hypothesize that both stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and urge urinary incontinence (UUI) are improved after THA. We assess the characteristics of UI and discuss the anatomical factors related to UI and THA for improved treatment outcome. METHODS: Fifty patients with UI who underwent direct anterior-approach THA were evaluated...
September 16, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634770/factors-associated-with-potentially-preventable-pediatric-admissions-vary-by-diagnosis-findings-from-a-large-state
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Laura N Medford-Davis, Rohan Shah, Danielle Kennedy, Emilie Becker
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine characteristics associated with potentially preventable pediatric admissions as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. METHODS: The Texas Inpatient Public Use Data File, an administrative database of hospital admissions, identified 747 040 pediatric admissions ages 0 to 17 years to acute care facilities between 2005 and 2008. Potentially preventable admissions included 5 diagnoses: asthma, perforated appendicitis, diabetes, gastroenteritis, and urinary tract infection...
October 2016: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27579445/isiris-a-novel-method-of-removing-foreign-bodies-from-the-lower-urinary-tract-to-avoid-unnecessary-hospitalization-and-anesthesia
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Peter Mark Smith, Aman Harbias, Richard Robinson, Anne Palmer, Benjamin Robin Grey
BACKGROUND: Polyembolokoilamania refers to the practice of inserting foreign bodies (FBs) into natural orifices. A FB within the urethra is a relatively rare phenomenon with 646 cases recorded last year in the United Kingdom. Management of these patients presents technical challenges and complexities because of underlying psychiatric disorders that are often associated. This case illustrates a novel way of removing FBs from the genitourinary tract, requiring less resources, preventing hospital admission, and attempts to break the cycle of behavior, leading to recurrent attendance with polyembolokoilamania...
2016: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27551552/are-we-closer-to-seeing-carcinoma-in-situ-in-the-upper-urinary-tract
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REVIEW
Sławomir G Kata, Omar Aboumarzouk
INTRODUCTION: There is observed increase in detection rate of upper urinary tract urothelial cancer worldwide. This is a result of improved imaging as well as implementation of novel technologies of direct visualization of upper urinary tract. Standard techniques still remain insufficient to diagnose flat urothelial lesions. Carcinoma in situ is characterized by flat disordered proliferation of urothelial cells with marked cytologic abnormality, which occur within one cell layer as well as full thickness urothelium and therefore requires a better technology to pick up early and subtle mucosal changes...
2016: Central European Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478624/the-impact-of-demographic-factors-and-blood-sugar-control-on-the-incidence-of-urinary-tract-infections-in-khorramabad-in-2013
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Azam Raoofi, Maryam Ghavami, Maryam Shahhamzeh, Mahmood Ghasemi, Rostam Hedartabar, Leili Salehi
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is one of the most serious metabolic disorders to affect different organs in the body. Patients with diabetes are hence at risk of developing other problems. Urinary tract infections (UTI) are one of the problems that occur more commonly in diabetic patients than in others. There are several risk factors that lead to the incidence of UTI in diabetic patients. OBJECTIVES: We conducted this study to determine the effect of different factors on the incidence of UTI in diabetic patients in order to decrease the incidence of this problem...
May 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27455894/nocturia-aetiology-and-treatment-in-adults
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REVIEW
Hasan Dani, Ashanda Esdaille, Jeffrey P Weiss
Nocturia is an extremely common condition that has major sequelae for affected patients. Through disruption of sleep, nocturia impairs quality of life and worsens health outcomes, and is associated with a variety of morbidities including diabetes, coronary artery disease, obstructive sleep apnoea, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and depression. Unsurprisingly, several studies have also linked nocturia with reduced survival. Nocturia is not simply a consequence of lower urinary tract disease; rather, it is a multifactorial disorder that is often a manifestation of an underlying renal or systemic disease...
October 2016: Nature Reviews. Urology
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