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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794589/is-urodynamic-study-is-a-necessity-for-evaluation-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-postmenopausal-female-patients-result-of-a-prospective-observational-study
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Sunirmal Choudhury, Susanta Kumar Das, Debarshi Jana, Dilip Kumar Pal
AIM: The aim of this study is to evaluate the causes of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in postmenopausal female patients (PMFP) and correlate their symptoms with their urodynamic study (UDS) findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective observational study analyzing the clinical and UDS findings of PMFP presenting with LUTS. A detailed history including history of diabetes, neurological disease, drug history, and pelvic surgeries was taken, followed by physical examination and urodynamic assessment...
July 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782261/minimally-invasive-measurement-of-vesical-pressure-for-diagnosis-of-infravesical-obstruction
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João C M de Almeida, Carlos A L D'Ancona, José W M Bassani
AIMS: This study was focused on the clinical test of an improved and portable version of a previously described urethral connector (UC), designed for minimally invasive measurement of vesical pressure and diagnosis of infravesical obstruction in men. METHODS: The conventional pressure-flow study (PFS) and the test with the new version of UC were applied to individuals reporting lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), who were then classified as obstructed or non-obstructed/equivocal based on the bladder outlet obstruction index (BOOI) from PFS data...
August 7, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763282/comparison-between-double-pigtail-ureteral-stents-and-ureteral-bypass-devices-for-treatment-of-ureterolithiasis-in-cats
#3
Claire Deroy, Diego Rossetti, Guillaume Ragetly, Juan Hernandez, Cyrill Poncet
OBJECTIVE To compare the complication rates and outcomes in cats with ureteral obstruction treated by placement of double-pigtail ureteral stents or ureteral bypass (UB) devices. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. ANIMALS Cats with unilateral or bilateral ureterolithiasis that received double-pigtail ureteral stents (30 stents in 27 cats; stent group) or UB devices (30 devices in 23 cats; UB group). PROCEDURES Medical records were reviewed to collect data on signalment, clinical signs, serum biochemical data, surgical procedure, duration of hospitalization, complications, and follow-up (≥ 6 months after placement) information...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757770/recent-research-on-the-role-of-urodynamic-study-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-male-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-and-urinary-incontinence
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REVIEW
Yuan-Hong Jiang, Hann-Chorng Kuo
Although evidence shows that urodynamic study may not improve outcomes, it can be used to evaluate men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTSs) which have not been adequately delineated and treated. In young men with LUTS not responding to treatment based on clinical examination, or elderly men with LUTS and incontinence, a complete urodynamic evaluation is mandatory to understand the pathophysiology underlying LUTS, such as bladder outlet obstruction (BOO), detrusor overactivity, and detrusor underactivity...
April 2017: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757757/current-consensus-and-controversy-on-the-diagnosis-of-male-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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REVIEW
Cheng-Ling Lee, Hann-Chorng Kuo
Traditionally, male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) have been considered a synonym for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) because most male LUTS develops in aging men. Medical treatment should be the first-line treatment for BPH and surgical intervention should be performed when there are complications or LUTS refractory to medical treatment. Recent investigations have revealed that bladder dysfunction and bladder outlet dysfunction contribute equally to male LUTS. In the diagnosis of LUTS suggestive of BPH (LUTS/BPH), the following questions should be considered: Is there an obstruction? Are the LUTS caused by an enlarged prostate? What are the appropriate tools to diagnose an obstructive BPH? Should patients with LUTS be treated before bladder outlet obstruction is confirmed? This article discusses the current consensus and controversies in the diagnosis of LUTS/BPH...
January 2017: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757756/current-consensus-and-controversy-on-the-treatment-of-male-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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REVIEW
Chun-Hou Liao, Hann-Chorng Kuo
Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are highly prevalent in men and increase with age. Because LUTS are common among elderly men, they are usually considered synonymous with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Drugs should be the first-line treatment for BPH and surgical intervention should be performed only when there are complications or LUTS refractory to medical treatment. In addition to medical treatment, several minimally invasive therapies, such as thermal therapy, prostatic lift, laser evaporation, or laser enucleation techniques have been developed...
January 2017: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756611/expression-of-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptor-subtypes-in-human-normal-and-dilated-ureter
#7
Hailin Shen, Zhipeng Chen, Al-Dhabi Mokhtar, Xiaojun Bi, Guolin Wu, Shide Gong, Chuanyang Huang, Shuai Li, Shuqi Du
BACKGROUND: Ureter peristalsis is a basic physiological function regulated by myogenic and neurogenic factors. The distribution and function of β-adrenergic receptors (β-AR) in the human ureter remain unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of β-AR subtypes in the normal and dilated human ureter. METHODS: The upper, middle, and lower segments of normal and dilated ureters were collected from patients undergoing surgery for carcinoma of the kidney and upper urinary tract and ureteral stenosis...
July 29, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752084/the-long-term-effect-of-superficial-bladder-neck-incision-on-ejaculation-and-incontinence-in-boys-with-primary-and-secondary-bladder-neck-obstruction
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Pauline M L Hennus, Esther Hoenjet, Jan H Kieft, Tom P V M de Jong, Laetitia M O de Kort
OBJECTIVE: Superficial bladder neck incision (SBNI) is controversial at young age, with retrograde ejaculation after puberty as main concern. The aim of the study is to investigate the long-term effect of SBNI on ejaculation and incontinence in boys with primary and secondary bladder neck obstruction (BNO). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In boys with infravesical obstruction, SBNI was performed in case of a persistent BNO after earlier desobstruction or in case of primary severely obstructive bladder neck...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748746/long-term-urodynamic-findings-following-radical-prostatectomy-and-salvage-radiotherapy
#9
Maria Ervandian, Jens Christian Djurhuus, Morten Høyer, Charlotte Graugaard-Jensen, Michael Borre
OBJECTIVE: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are common following radical prostatectomy (RP) or intended curative radiotherapy in prostate cancer patients. One-quarter of those treated with RP experience biochemical failure and are subsequently offered salvage radiotherapy (SRT) to the prostatic bed. The aim of this study was to elucidate long-term LUTS after surgery and SRT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Urodynamic parameters from 16 patients treated with RP and subsequent SRT in the period 2000-2010 were evaluated with uroflowmetry, filling cystometry, pressure-flow and urethral pressure profile (UPP)...
July 27, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736747/recurrent-dystrophic-calcification-of-the-prostatic-resection-cavity-after-transurethral-resection-of-the-prostate-clinical-presentation-and-endoscopic-management
#10
Valentin Zumstein, Patrick Betschart, Gautier Müllhaupt, Wolfram Jochum, Hans-Peter Schmid, Dominik Abt
Background: Dystrophic calcification (DC) can occur as a reaction to tissue damage and necrosis. So far, this has never been described as a complication after conventional transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Case Presentation: We report on a 59-year-old man who underwent uncomplicated monopolar TURP for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia. The patient showed an excellent course up to 5 weeks after the initial operation. Afterward he suffered from a rapid onset of irritative and obstructive voiding symptoms and pain...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730376/lower-urinary-tract-obstruction-fetal-intervention-based-on-prenatal-staging
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Rodrigo Ruano, Timothy Dunn, Michael C Braun, Joseph R Angelo, Adnan Safdar
The authors present an overview of lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO) in the fetus with a particular focus on the insult to the developing renal system. Diagnostic criteria along with the challenges in estimating long-term prognosis are reviewed. A proposed prenatal LUTO disease severity classification to guide management decisions with fetal intervention to maintain or salvage in utero and neonatal pulmonary and renal function is also discussed. Stage I LUTO (mild form) is characterized by normal amniotic fluid index after 18 weeks, normal kidney echogenicity, no renal cortical cysts, no evidence of renal dysplasia, and favorable urinary biochemistries when sampled between 18 and 30 weeks; prenatal surveillance is recommended...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718163/incidence-and-management-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-after-urethral-stricture-repair
#12
REVIEW
Amanda S J Chung, Kurt A McCammon
Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) after urethral stricture repair are not uncommon. Urgency has been reported in 40% of men and urge incontinence in 12% of men after anterior urethroplasty. De novo urgency and urge incontinence is seen in 9 and 5% of men, respectively, after urethroplasty. Once a complication of urethroplasty (such as recurrent urethral stricture or diverticulum) has been excluded as a cause, evaluation of LUTS in such patients should focus on differentiating bladder dysfunction (overactive bladder, underactive bladder), from other outlet obstruction (such as benign prostatic obstruction), dysfunctional voiding, or medical causes (such as nocturnal polyuria)...
September 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705935/forkhead-box-o3-foxo3-regulates-kidney-tubular-autophagy-following-urinary-tract-obstruction
#13
Ling Li, Ronald Zviti, Catherine Ha, Zhao V Wang, Joseph A Hill, Fangming Lin
Autophagy has been shown to be important for normal homeostasis and adaptation to stress in the kidney. Yet, the molecular mechanisms regulating renal epithelial autophagy are not fully understood. Here, we explored the role of the stress-responsive transcription factor forkhead box O3 (FoxO3) in mediating injury-induced proximal tubular autophagy in mice with unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). We show that following UUO, FoxO3 is activated and displays nuclear expression in the hypoxic proximal tubules exhibiting high levels of autophagy...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700992/natural-history-of-fetal-lower-urinary-tract-obstruction-with-normal-amniotic-fluid-volume-at-initial-diagnosis
#14
Mark P Johnson, Enrico Danzer, Jamie Koh, William Polzin, Chris Harman, Richard O'Shaughnessy, Richard Brown, Michael V Zaretsky
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to define the natural history of lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO) with normal midgestational amniotic fluid volumes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 32 consecutive patients with LUTO with normal midgestational amniotic fluid volume followed at 11 North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet) centers from August 2007 to May 2012. Normal amniotic fluid volume was defined as an amniotic fluid index (AFI) of ≥9 cm...
July 13, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679181/correlation-between-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-and-objective-measures-of-uroflowmetry
#15
Hakan Türk, Sıtkı Ün
Indroduction: Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) is the most commonly diagnosed benign adenoma which causes serious clinical symptoms by bladder outlet obstruction. BPH patients suffer from negative changes in their quality of life and restriction of their daily activities due to the disease symptoms. Our main objective in this study is to evaluate the relationship between BPH and LUTS as described by International Prostate Symptoms Score and objective non-invasive parameters related to BPH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 238 Patients over 40 years with clinical BPH, LUTS and/or prostate volumes greater than 25 ml who presented to urology department were included in the study...
June 30, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658743/correlation-of-prostate-gland-size-and-uroflowmetry-in-patients-with-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms
#16
Deepak Sundaram, Ponnusamy Kasirajan Sankaran, Gunapriya Raghunath, S Vijayalakshmi, J Vijayakumar, Maria Francis Yuvaraj, Munnusamy Kumaresan, Zareena Begum
INTRODUCTION: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common entity among men over 40 years of age with significant disability. It is a condition that occurs when the enlarged prostate gland compresses the urethra leading to Bladder Outlet Obstruction (BOO). AIM: To correlate the size of the prostate gland and uroflowmetry parameters in patients with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and twenty randomly selected male patients, from the ages of 41 to 70 years, with LUTS, and underwent trans abdominal sonogram and uroflowmetry were included in the study...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652996/mitochondrial-stress-and-activation-of-pi3k-and-akt-survival-pathway-in-bladder-ischemia
#17
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/28646935/five-year-results-of-the-prospective-randomized-controlled-prostatic-urethral-l-i-f-t-study
#18
Claus G Roehrborn, Jack Barkin, Steven N Gange, Neal D Shore, Jonathan L Giddens, Damien M Bolton, Barrett E Cowan, Anthony L Cantwell, Kevin T McVary, Alexis E Te, Shahram S Gholami, William G Moseley, Peter T Chin, William T Dowling, Sheldon J Freedman, Peter F Incze, K Scott Coffield, Sean Herron, Prem Rashid, Daniel B Rukstalis
INTRODUCTION: To report the five year results of a prospective, multi-center, randomized, blinded sham control trial of the Prostatic Urethral Lift (PUL) in men with bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: At 19 centers in North America and Australia, 206 subjects ≥ 50 years old with International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS ) > 12, peak flow rate (Qmax) ≤ 12 mL/s, and prostate volume 30 cc-80 cc were randomized 2:1 to the PUL procedure or blinded sham control...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638819/testosterone-modifies-alterations-to-detrusor-muscle-after-partial-bladder-outlet-obstruction-in-juvenile-mice
#19
Andrew S Flum, Paula R Firmiss, Diana K Bowen, Natalie Kukulka, Grace B Delos Santos, Robert W Dettman, Edward M Gong
Lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to posterior urethral valves (PUV) arise in boys during adolescence. The reasons for this have previously been attributed to increased urine output as boys experience increased growth. Additionally, there are few choices for clinicians to effectively treat these complications. We formed the new hypothesis that increased androgen levels at this time of childhood development could play a role at the cellular level in obstructed bladders. To test this hypothesis, we investigated the role of testosterone on bladder detrusor muscle following injury from partial bladder outlet obstruction (PO) in mice...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637788/the-effects-of-neuromodulation-in-a-novel-obese-prone-rat-model-of-detrusor-underactivity
#20
Eric J Gonzalez, Warren M Grill
Obesity is a global epidemic associated with an increased risk for lower urinary tract dysfunction. Inefficient voiding and urinary retention may arise in late-stage obesity when the expulsive force of the detrusor smooth muscle cannot overcome outlet resistance. Detrusor underactivity (DUA) and impaired contractility may contribute to the pathogenesis of non-obstructive urinary retention. We used cystometry and electrical stimulation of peripheral nerves (pudendal and pelvic n.) to characterize and improve bladder function in urethane-anesthetized obese-prone (OP) and obese-resistant (OR) rats following diet-induced obesity (DIO)...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
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