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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218489/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-of-the-kidney-a-single-institution-experience
#1
Sheng F Oon, Robert W Foley, Deirdre Quinn, David M Quinlan, Robert G Gibney
BACKGROUND: Focal renal masses are typically evaluated by means of triphasic contrast-enhanced CT or MRI scan but use of iodinated contrast or gadolinium is unsuitable for some patients. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is an imaging alternative in this scenario but has limited availability in Ireland. AIM: The aim of the study was to retrospectively evaluate experience with selective use of CEUS for non-invasive characterization of focal renal masses in a tertiary referral institution in Ireland, with a particular focus on cystic renal lesions and the influence of CEUS on final Bosniak classification and treatment outcomes...
December 7, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218404/the-stone-surgeon-in-the-mirror-how-are-german-speaking-urologists-treating-large-renal-stones-today
#2
Martin Schoenthaler, Simon Hein, Christian Seitz, Christian Türk, Hansjörg Danuser, Werner Vach, Arkadiusz Miernik
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the current treatment strategies of LRS in German-speaking Europe. Little is known about the treatment of large renal stones (LRS > 3 cm) in daily urological practice. LRS therapy can be, however, challenging and hazardous. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 39 item web-based survey was performed among urologists listed by the German, Austrian and Swiss Associations of Urology, addressing professionals treating LRS "on their own" and working in a German-speaking country...
December 7, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218255/oncology-section-edge-task-force-on-urogenital-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-clinical-measures-for-incontinence
#3
Alicia Jeffrey, Shana E Harrington, Alexandra Hill, Amanda Roscow, Meryl Alappattu
Background: Compared to the general population, women and men with urogenital and colorectal cancer experience higher rates of urinary and fecal incontinence. Although a variety of measures exist to assess these areas, currently, there are no guidelines recommending which outcomes rehabilitation professionals should administer to examine these impairments in those with cancer. Purpose: To identify outcome measures for assessing urinary and fecal incontinence and evaluate their psychometric data and applicability to the cancer population...
July 2017: Rehabilitation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217353/policy-on-posthumous-sperm-retrieval-survey-of-75-major-academic-medical-centers
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Nicholas J Waler, Raul I Clavijo, Nancy L Brackett, Charles M Lynne, Ranjith Ramasamy
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the presence and content of policies on posthumous sperm retrieval at 75 major academic medical centers in the U.S. METHODS: We surveyed the top 75 major academic medical centers ranked for research in 2016 by U.S. News & World Report using a questionnaire based telephone/web survey. We gathered data on the presence and content of posthumous sperm retrieval policies on the internet. If not published, we contacted the legal counsel, the ethics and compliance offices, the Urology Department, as well as the infertility treatment center associated with each institution...
December 4, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216684/the-impact-of-corynebacterium-glucuronolyticum-on-semen-parameters-a-prospective-pre-post-treatment-study
#5
T Meštrović, B Bedenić, J Wilson, S Ljubin-Sternak, M Sviben, M Neuberg, R Ribić, G Kozina, Z Profozić
Corynebacterium glucuronolyticum (C. glucuronolyticum) is a rare isolate that is only recently being acknowledged as a potential urogenital pathogen. The bibliographical references on this bacterial species are scarce, and its influence on all semen parameters was hitherto unknown - therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate its effects on a range of sperm quality parameters. A prospective approach to compare semen parameters before and after treatment was used in this study. C. glucuronolyticum in semen specimens was identified using analytical profile index biotyping system (API Coryne) and additionally confirmed by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass-spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS), with the determination of antimicrobial susceptibility by Kirby-Bauer method...
December 7, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216611/compounding-opportunities-in-urology
#6
Bruce Biundo
There are a lot of options that pharmacists, including compounding pharmacists, can offer urologists to assist their patients. Compounding pharmacists are in a great position to offer unique, effective preparations for many of the conditions urologists treat on a daily basis. It would be well worth the time to learn a little about the conditions these specialists treat and become familiar with what you can offer.
September 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215721/the-biological-roles-and-clinical-implications-of-micrornas-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
#7
REVIEW
Ying-Hua He, Chen Chen, Zheng Shi
Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) accounts for about 3% of tumors in adults as well as 85% of all primary renal carcinoma. And it is the third most predominant urological carcinoma, but it has the maximum mortality rate. Early diagnosis and proper follow-up of ccRCC patients may improve the prognosis of the illness. Thus, it is imperative to understand the new biomarkers of ccRCC and study new method for the modern therapy of this deadly disease. Furthermore, a large number of microRNAs (miRNAs), small non-coding RNAs, have been relevant to tumor type, stage, or survival and miRNAs might be progressed as the markers of diagnosis or prognosis in ccRCC...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212999/-a-case-of-hyperammonemia-resulting-from-urinary-tract-infection-caused-by-urease-producing-bacteria-in-a-parkinson-s-disease-patient-with-drug-induced-urinary-retention
#8
Masahiro Yasunishi, Akihiro Koumura, Yuichi Hayashi, Shohei Nishida, Takashi Inuzuka
A 71-year-old woman with a 9-year history of Parkinson's disease was admitted to our hospital emergently because of consciousness disturbance. Her consciousness level was 200 on the Japan coma scale (JCS), and she presented with tenderness and distension of the lower abdomen. Brain computed tomography showed normal findings. Blood tests showed an increased ammonia level (209 μg/dl) with normal AST and ALT levels. We catheterized the bladder for urinary retention. Five hours after admission, the blood ammonia level decreased to 38 μg/dl, and her consciousness level improved dramatically...
2017: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212573/knockdown-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb1-by-shrna-inhibits-the-growth-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Amanda Ikegami, Luiz Felipe S Teixeira, Marina S Braga, Matheus Henrique Dos S Dias, Eduardo C Lopes, Maria Helena Bellini
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for approximately 2-3% of human malignancies and is the most aggressive among urologic tumors. Biological heterogeneity, drug resistance and chemotherapy side effects are the biggest obstacles to the effective treatment of RCC. The NF-кB transcription factor is one of several molecules identified to be responsible for the aggressive phenotype of this tumor. In the past decade, several studies have demonstrated the activation of NF-kB in RCC, and many implicated NF-κB1 (p50) as an important molecule in tumor progression and metastasis...
December 1, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212494/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-children-with-renal-failure-in-the-pediatric-ward-of-a-tertiary-hospital-in-cameroon
#10
Marie Patrice Halle, Carine Tsou Lapsap, Esther Barla, Hermine Fouda, Hilaire Djantio, Beatrice Kaptue Moudze, Christophe Adjahoung Akazong, Eugene Belley Priso
BACKGROUND: Pediatric nephrology is challenging in developing countries and data on the burden of kidney disease in children is difficult to estimate due to absence of renal registries. We aimed to describe the epidemiology and outcomes of children with renal failure in Cameroon. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 103 medical records of children from 0 to 17 years with renal failure admitted in the Pediatric ward of the Douala General Hospital from 2004 to 2013...
December 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212367/assessment-of-patient-and-surgical-variables-including-residency-training-level-on-adverse-events-after-ureteroscopy-for-ureteral-stones-a-multivariate-analysis
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Carrie Johans, Woodson Smelser, Chelsea DeRoche, Jack Campbell, James Cummings
Purpose With advances in technology, ureteroscopy is increasingly utilized for the management of urolithiasis. Previous studies have attempted to characterize the post-operative complication and readmission rates relative to the technical difficulty of the procedure. There is limited data exploring resident level of training and its effect on adverse outcomes in these cases. We review our experience with ureteroscopy to create a model to predict factors, including resident experience,that affect rates of post-operative complications Materials and Methods We reviewed ureteroscopies performed at our academic facility from January 2009 to December 2013...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212249/long-non-coding-rna-xist-promotes-cell-growth-and-metastasis-through-regulating-mir-139-5p-mediated-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-in-bladder-cancer
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Yangyang Hu, Chao Deng, He Zhang, Jing Zhang, Bo Peng, Chuanyi Hu
Bladder cancer is one of the most common urological malignancy all over the world. Recently, long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) XIST has been identified as an oncogenic gene in several type of cancers. However, the expression level and functional role of XIST in bladder cancer remain largely unknown. In the present study, we found that XIST was significantly up-regulated in bladder cancer tissues and cell lines, and was correlated with poor prognosis of bladder cancer patients. Furthermore, XIST knockdown significantly inhibited bladder cancer cell growth and metastasis in vitro and tumor growth in vivo...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212132/urological-laparoendoscopic-single-site-and-reduced-port-surgery-a-nationwide-survey-in-japan
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Mitsuhiro Narita, Susumu Kageyama, Takatsugu Okegawa, Hidefumi Kinoshita, Fuminori Sato, Ken Nakagawa, Tomonori Habuchi, Akio Hoshi, Akio Matsubara, Koji Yoshimura, Toshiro Terachi, Hiromitsu Mimata, Akihiro Kawauchi
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the current status of urological laparoendoscopic single-site and reduced port surgery in Japan. METHODS: Of the 152 institutions to which councilors of the Japanese Society of Endourology belong, 42 (28%) have carried out laparoendoscopic single-site and reduced port surgery. A total of 32 of these institutions agreed to participate in this survey. Patients who had undergone surgery between January 2008 and March 2014 were included in the present study...
December 6, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211359/continent-catheterizable-conduits-in-pediatric-urology-one-center-experience
#14
Paweł Kroll, Ewa Gajewska, Jacek Zachwieja, Danuta Ostalska-Nowicka, Maciej Micker, Andrzej Jankowski
BACKGROUND: Clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) is a standard treatment for patients who are unable to empty the bladder. In the absence of the urethra or if catheterization through the urethra is problematic, a continent vesicostomy is used as a catheterizable conduit. The Malone procedure is an established treatment option for children with neurogenic constipation and fecal incontinence. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to report the authors' experience with continent catheterizable conduits (CCCs) in children, to review the results and to determine the efficacy of the technique, with an emphasis on continence and the need for revision...
October 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211320/consensus-statements-on-the-management-of-metastatic-prostate-cancer-from-the-hong-kong-urological-association-and-hong-kong-society-of-uro-oncology
#15
REVIEW
Darren Ming-Chun Poon, Chi-Kwok Chan, Tim-Wai Chan, Foon-Yiu Cheung, Philip Wai-Kay Kwong, Eric Ka-Chai Lee, Angus Kwong-Chuen Leung, Simon Yiu-Lam Leung, Wai-Kit Ma, Hing-Shing So, Po-Chor Tam, Lap-Yin Ho
OBJECTIVES: To establish a set of consensus statements to facilitate physician management strategies for patients with metastatic prostate cancer (mPC) in Hong Kong. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A local expert consensus was organised jointly by the two main professional organisations representing prostate cancer specialists in Hong Kong. A total of 12 experts were included in the consensus panel. Six of the most crucial and relevant areas of debate regarding the management of mPC were identified...
December 6, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210638/medical-applications-of-collagen-and-collagen-based-materials
#16
Anatoly Borisovich Shekhter, Alexey Leonidovich Fayzullin, Marina Nikolaevna Vukolova, Tatyana Georgiyevna Rudenko, Varvara Dmitriyevna Osipycheva, Petr Francevich Litvitsky
Collagen and collagen-based materials have been successfully used in medicine for over 50 years. The number of scientific articles about the role of collagen in the construction of scaffolds for tissue engineering has risen precipitously in recent years. The review contains materials about historic and modern applications of collagen in medicine such as soluble collagen injections, solid constructs reconstructed from solution, and decellularized collagen matrices. The analysis of published data proves the efficacy of collagen material in the treatment of chronic wounds, burns, venous and diabetic ulcers, in plastic, reconstructive and general surgery, urology, proctology, gynecology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, dentistry, cardiovascular and bone and cartilage surgery, as well as in cosmetology...
December 5, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207771/aspects-of-evolving-genito-urinary-tuberculosis-a-profile-of-genito-urinary-tuberculosis-gutb-in-110-patients
#17
Sriram Krishnamoorthy, Velmurugan Palaniyandi, Natarajan Kumaresan, Sivasankar Govindaraju, Jayaganesh Rajasekaran, Ilangovan Murugappan, Venkat Ramanan, Muthulatha Navaneetha Krishnan
Introduction: Genito Urinary Tuberculosis (GUTB) is a widespread disease seen in urology practice. The true incidence and prevalence of GUTB is difficult to estimate because a large number of patients remain asymptomatic. Aim: To recognize typical and atypical clinical and radiological features of tuberculosis and to emphasize the need for diagnosing GUTB early. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective study conducted in 110 cases of GUTB diagnosed and treated in two teaching institutions over a period of three years, from July 2002 to June 2005...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206353/immortal-time-bias-a-crucial-yet-overlooked-confounder-in-urological-research
#18
EDITORIAL
Sean A Fletcher, Philipp Gild, Quoc-Dien Trinh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205507/current-status-of-holmium-laser-enucleation-of-the-prostate
#19
REVIEW
Katsumi Shigemura, Masato Fujisawa
There are several options for the surgical management of benign prostatic hyperplasia representatively from transurethral resection of the prostate. Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate is one of those options, and many institutions and urologists have initiated this technique, and most of them have accomplished better outcomes compared with transurethral resection of the prostate. In contrast to transurethral resection of the prostate, which requires a similar procedure to transurethral resection of bladder tumors, holmium laser enucleation of the prostate requires a special surgical technique: enucleation and morcellation with around 10 years' history of experience, even in Japan...
December 3, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205165/prevalence-of-antibiotic-resistance-in-fecal-flora-before-transrectal-ultrasound-guided-prostate-biopsy-and-the-clinical-impact-of-targeted-antibiotic-prophylaxis
#20
Arikan Ozgur, Yildirim Asif, Atis Gokhan, Tanidir Berrin, Gurbuz Cenk, Erol Bulent, Danacioglu Onur, Culpan Meftun, Vahapoglu Haluk, Caskurlu Hulya, Caskurlu Turhan
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we aimed to evaluate ciprofloxacin resistance and the presence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing organisms (ESBLs) in the population of patients with indication to undergo prostate biopsy. Our additional aim was to compare the targeted antibiotic prophylaxis and sepsis rates after transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy in patients who received routine ciprofloxacin prophylaxis and to evaluate the predictive factors of antibiotic resistance...
December 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
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