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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791237/update-on-voiding-dysfunction-managed-with-suprapubic-catheterization
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REVIEW
Sharon F English
As the population ages the prevalence of long-term urinary catheters, especially in the elderly, is going to increase. Urinary catheters are usually placed to manage urinary retention or incontinence that cannot be managed any other way. There is significant morbidity associated with an indwelling catheter. The commonest problems are catheter blockages, infection and bladder stones. These will occur with a similar incidence with either a suprapubic or a urethral catheter. Urethral complications such as strictures, scrotal infection and erosion are less common with suprapubic catheterization (SPC)...
July 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762621/repair-of-damaged-ligaments-with-tissue-fixation-system-minisling-is-sufficient-to-cure-major-prolapse-in-all-three-compartments-5-year-data
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Hiromi Inoue, Yutaka Kohata, Takanori Fukuda, Mika Monma, Yosie Uzawa, Yuina Kubo, Remi Watanabe, Takeshi Kusaka
AIM: The ageing population in Japan brings problems of pelvic organ prolapse (POP), bladder and bowel incontinence, and fragility as regards major pelvic surgery. Existing data from tissue fixation system (TFS) surgery show high cure rates for these conditions, but long-term data are lacking. We aimed to elucidate the usefulness of TFS by assessing 5-year postoperative outcomes. METHODS: A total of 68 patients, mean age 70 years, underwent total pelvic floor repair...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575562/-seven-questions-for-elderly-in-the-practice-of-primary-care-physicians
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O N Tkacheva, N K Runikhina, V S Ostapenko, N V Sharashkina
Although geriatric syndromes are widespread, they often remain undiagnosed leading to the development of adverse outcomes. For the prompt detection of the most common geriatric syndromes in primary care we have created seven issues related to weight loss, vision and hearing impairments, falls, mood disorder, cognitive impairment, urinary incontinence, and the difficulties in walking. We believe that using of these questions will allow physicians to focus on addressing the important health problems associated with age and will produce the selection of patients for comprehensive geriatric assessment...
2017: Advances in Gerontology, Uspekhi Gerontologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408836/drug-related-problems-in-patients-with-erectile-dysfunctions-and-multiple-comorbidities
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Hasniza Zaman Huri, Chui Fang Ling, Azad Hassan Abdul Razack
This study was conducted in a tertiary medical center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A total of 200 erectile dysfunction (ED) patients with 499 cases who had received pharmacological treatments for their ED participated in this study. Types, causes and factors associated with drug-related problems (DRPs) in ED patients with multiple comorbidities were assessed. A total of 244 DRPs with an average of 1.2±2.1 DRPs per patient were identified. Drug interaction contributed the most to DRPs occurrence. There was a significant higher risk of DRPs in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia, lower urinary tract infection and elderly and end-stage renal disease...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359848/traditional-chinese-medicine-therapy-reduces-the-catheter-indwelling-risk-in-dementia-patients-with-difficult-voiding-symptoms
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Shun-Ku Lin, Po-Hung Lin, Ren-Jun Hsu, Heng-Chang Chuang, Jui-Ming Liu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Dementia is an international health issue in elder people. Indwelling catheters to address voiding problems in patients with dementia introduce risks of urinary tract infection or urethral trauma. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is widely used to treat difficult voiding symptoms in Taiwan. We investigated the long-term clinical effects of TCM for reducing the risk of indwelling catheterization in dementia patients with difficult voiding symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used National Health Insurance Research Database to conduct a retrospective study of dementia patients with difficult voiding symptoms between 1997 and 2012 in Taiwan...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348993/profile-of-elderly-attending-a-general-practice-clinic-in-a-poor-urban-area-a-cross-sectional-study-from-south-india
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Dimple Madhukar Jamkhandi, Sara Bhattacharji
INTRODUCTION: In India, the number of elderly is steadily increasing and is likely to reach 301 million by 2051. The increasing number and proportion of elderly will have a direct impact on the demand for health and pension services. As per the Demography of Indian Aging (Rajan et al.), information on morbidity profile of this population is essential to plan health-care facilities. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study was designed to study the morbidity profile of 100 elderly persons reporting to the outpatient clinic of a family practice unit of a tertiary care center in South India between June 2008 and May 2010...
October 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335792/can-incontinence-be-cured-a-systematic-review-of-cure-rates
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REVIEW
Rob Riemsma, Suzanne Hagen, Ruth Kirschner-Hermanns, Christine Norton, Helle Wijk, Karl-Erik Andersson, Christopher Chapple, Julian Spinks, Adrian Wagg, Edward Hutt, Kate Misso, Sohan Deshpande, Jos Kleijnen, Ian Milsom
BACKGROUND: Incontinence constitutes a major health problem affecting millions of people worldwide. The present study aims to assess cure rates from treating urinary (UI) or fecal incontinence (FI) and the number of people who may remain dependent on containment strategies. METHODS: Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), CINAHL, and PEDro were searched from January 2005 to June 2015. Supplementary searches included conference abstracts and trials registers (2013-2015)...
March 24, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288563/is-independence-of-older-adults-safe-considering-the-risk-of-falls
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Dorota Talarska, Magdalena Strugała, Marlena Szewczyczak, Sławomir Tobis, Michał Michalak, Izabela Wróblewska, Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis
BACKGROUND: Falls affect approx. 30% of elderly population per year. They cause major injuries and reduce independence of the older adults' functioning. The main objective of the study was to evaluate the degree of independence and find the fall risk factors in the study group. METHODS: The study included 506 - older adults. The study group included patients from GP clinics and members of two senior centers. The study duration was 12 months. Our study tools included EASY- Care Standard 2010 questionnaire, Abbreviated Mental Test Score (AMTS), Index Barthel, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale (IADL), Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), Timed Up and Go (TUG)...
March 14, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256925/markov-chain-decision-model-for-urinary-incontinence-procedures
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Sameer Kumar, Nidhi Ghildayal, Neha Ghildayal
Purpose Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common chronic health condition, a problem specifically among elderly women that impacts quality of life negatively. However, UI is usually viewed as likely result of old age, and as such is generally not evaluated or even managed appropriately. Many treatments are available to manage incontinence, such as bladder training and numerous surgical procedures such as Burch colposuspension and Sling for UI which have high success rates. The purpose of this paper is to analyze which of these popular surgical procedures for UI is effective...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145214/-faecolithiasis-straightforward-to-detect-but-often-missed
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B Katerberg, F Ter Borg
Faecal impaction is a problem which is becoming more prevalent now that the number of elderly patients is increasing. When not detected and treated inadequately, it can lead to symptoms such as diarrhoea, faecal incontinence and other serious problems like anorexia, vomiting and rectal ulcers with bleeding or even a bowel perforation. We describe two patients with serious and less common complications of faecolithiasis. Patient A, a 79-year-old woman with signs of dementia, presented with faecal incontinence and unexplained worsening of her cognitive symptoms leading to a situation where she could no longer live in her own home...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133045/-assessment-of-functional-results-after-sphincter-preserving-surgery-in-elderly-patients-with-low-rectal-cancer
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Motoi Koyama, Kenta Kitamura, Tomonori Matsumura, Keigo Okada, Satoshi Inose, Eishi Totsuka, Kazuhiro Karikomi, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Naokazu Nakamura, Shigeru Masamura, Tatsushi Suwa, Hajime Morohashi, Yoshiyuki Sakamoto, Kenichi Hakamada
The aim of this study was to evaluate postoperative dysfunction and potential problems after a sphincter-preserving operation in elderly patients with low rectal cancer. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2012, 307 consecutive patients with low rectal cancer underwent curative sphincter-preserving surgery. We evaluated postoperative anal and urinary dysfunction in 190 patients who responded to a questionnaire by mail. RESULTS: After a median follow-up of 5.7 years, there was no significant difference between the elderly and a younger group in the Wexner incontinence score...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112780/factors-related-to-urinary-incontinence-among-the-malaysian-elderly
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S A Eshkoor, T A Hamid, S Shahar, C Y Mun
BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence is a prevalent condition in the elderly that is the spontaneous leakage of urine. It is an age-related problem and increases especially in people aged above 65 years. It can cause many psychological, behavioral, biological, economic and social effects. The treatment of urinary incontinence can reduce morbidity and mortality. Thus, this study aimed to determine the effects of variables including age, ethnicity, gender, education, marital status, body weight, blood elements and nutritional parameters on urinary incontinence among the Malaysian elderly...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053897/effects-of-a-supplement-combining-pycnogenol-%C3%A2-and-l-arginine-aspartate-on-lower-urinary-dysfunction-compared-with-saw-palmetto-extract
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Hiroshi Yagi, Ryo Sato, Kojiro Nishio, Gaku Arai, Shigehiro Soh, Hiroshi Okada
OBJECTIVES: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and sexual dysfunction (SDys) are common problems that affect quality of life (QOL) in elderly men. In addition to prescribed drugs, many over-the-counter medications including supplements are used to treat QOL diseases. Phosphodiesterase inhibitors are reported to be effective for both LUTS and SDys by increasing nitric oxide levels. French maritime pine bark extract Pycnogenol(®), which is a potent nitric oxide donor, is reported to be effective for SDys...
January 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017477/executive-summary-of-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-urinary-tract-infection-guidelines-of-the-spanish-society-of-clinical-microbiology-and-infectious-diseases-seimc
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Marina de Cueto, Luis Aliaga, Juan-Ignacio Alós, Andres Canut, Ibai Los-Arcos, Jose Antonio Martínez, Jose Mensa, Vicente Pintado, Dolors Rodriguez-Pardo, Jose Ramon Yuste, Carles Pigrau
Most urinary tract infections (UTI) are uncomplicated infections occurring in young women. An extensive evaluation is not required in the majority of cases, and they can be safely managed as outpatients with oral antibiotics. Escherichia coli is by far the most common uropathogen, accounting for >80% of all cases. Other major clinical problems associated with UTI include asymptomatic bacteriuria, and patients with complicated UTI. Complicated UTIs are a heterogeneous group associated with conditions that increase the risk of acquiring infection or treatment failure...
May 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989612/psychological-stress-in-geriatric-patients-with-genito-urinary-cancers
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Désirée Louise Dräger, Chris Protzel, Oliver W Hakenberg
BACKGROUND: Two-thirds of all cancer cases affect patients who are older than 65years, yet the specific conditions of the treatment and supportive care in this age group are poorly studied. There are limited data on the specific psycho-oncological problems in elderly patients with genito-urinary cancers. The aim of this study was to investigate the psychosocial needs of elderly patients with genito-urinary tumors using screening questionnaires and to use such screening questionnaires for an in-patient psychosocial treatment program...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784873/atp-release-from-bladder-urothelium-and-serosa-in-a-rat-model-of-partial-bladder-outlet-obstruction
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Kazuhiro Shiina, Ken-Ichiro Hayashida, Kazuo Ishikawa, Masahito Kawatani
Overactive bladder is one of the major health problem especially in elderly people. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is released from urinary bladder cells and acts as a smooth muscle contraction and sensory signal in micturition but little is known about the role of ATP release in the pathophysiology of overactive bladder. To assess the relationship between ATP and overactive bladder, we used a partial bladder outlet obstruction (pBOO) model in rats. The bladder caused several changes by pBOO: An increase in bladder weight, hypertrophy of sub-urothelium and sub-serosal area, and frequent non-voiding bladder contraction during urine storage...
2016: Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722105/hematuria-without-chyluria-it-could-still-be-due-to-filarial-etiology
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Vijaya Lakshmi Nag, Manodeep Sen, Nihar Ranjan Dash, R Bansal, Manoj Kumar, Anand Kumar Maurya
There are few reports of "microfilaria in the urine." We report an elderly woman with gross hematuria who was being investigated for urinary tract tuberculosis. Three consecutive urine samples showed microfilaria of Wuchereria bancrofti. However, she did not have chyluria. Treatment with diethylcarbamazine cleared up the hematuria within 3 days. Chyluria, hematuria, and hematochyluria are problems of Bancroftian filariasis reported worldwide. The literature review was made to present a simplified way for management...
July 2016: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27596848/-nitroxoline-an-option-for-the-antibiotic-treatment-of-urinary-tract-infections
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H Hof, D Bertsch, D Passek, R Schwarz
BACKGROUND: Resistance of uropathogenic bacteria against the common antibiotics is considerable-especially in the elderly. OBJECTIVES: In Germany nitroxoline is licensed for the treatment of acute urinary tract infections and for prophylaxis of recurrent infections. What is the actual resistance pattern of uropathogenic bacteria? MATERIALS AND METHODS: The in vitro susceptibility of 477 uropathogenic bacteria from patients in 2015 was determined by means of the agar diffusion method...
February 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561366/management-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-associated-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-in-elderly-patients-with-a-new-diagnostic-therapeutic-and-care-pathway
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Antonio Carbone, Andrea Fuschi, Samer Fathi Al Rawashdah, Yazan Al Salhi, Gennaro Velotti, Andrea Ripoli, Domenico Autieri, Giovanni Palleschi, Antonio Luigi Pastore
INTRODUCTION: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) resulting in lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) is a widespread disease that strongly interferes with the quality of life (QoL) of elderly males. It represents a real clinical and socio-economic problem may be due to the lack of a diagnostic, therapeutic and care pathway (DTCP) tool for LUTS/BPH that considers elderly people population in its whole complexity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of the proposed DTCP LUTS/BPH tool...
September 2016: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27554370/pharmacological-treatment-of-post-prostatectomy-incontinence-what-is-the-evidence
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REVIEW
Anja Løvvik, Stig Müller, Hitendra R H Patel
Urinary incontinence is a common and debilitating problem, and post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPI) is becoming an increasing problem, with a higher risk among elderly men. Current treatment options for PPI include pelvic floor muscle exercises and surgery. Conservative treatment has disputable effects, and surgical treatment is expensive, is not always effective, and may have complications. This article describes the prevalence and causes of PPI and the current treatment methods. We conducted a search of the PUBMED database and reviewed the current literature on novel medical treatments of PPI, with special focus on the aging man...
August 2016: Drugs & Aging
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