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Elderly and urinary symptoms

Fabien Vidal, Franck Léonard, Benoit André, Paul Guerby, Olivier Jourdain
PURPOSE: To compare mid-term anatomical and functional outcomes following laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (LS) between women under and over 65. METHODS: Prospective and observational study involving patients with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse (POP) undergoing LS. Study population was stratified according to patients' age at the time of surgery. POP symptoms and impact on quality of life were assessed by PFIQ-7 and PFDI-20 questionnaires at baseline and during follow-up...
March 15, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Matthew G Crockett, Marcus J Drake
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) is a common cause of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in elderly men. However, such symptoms are often caused by primary detrusor overactivity or underactivity. Surgical management where BPO is absent or merely incidental has a lower chance of success, and exposes the patient to the potential complications of surgery. This review discusses the diagnostic challenges facing this common presentation. RECENT FINDINGS: Most evidence comes from small, historical prospective cohort studies...
March 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Urology
Sarah Prattley, James Voss, Stephanie Cheung, Robert Geraghty, Patrick Jones, Bhaskar K Somani
OBJECTIVE: To assess outcomes of ureteroscopy for treatment of stone disease in the elderly. Ureteroscopy (URS) is an increasingly popular treatment modality for urolithiasis and its applications are ever expanding with the development of newer technologies. Its feasibility and outcomes within the elderly population to our knowledge remain under-reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined the patient demographics and surgical outcomes from our prospective database for patients ≥70 years who underwent URS for urolithiasis, in a 5-year period between March 2012 and December 2016...
March 9, 2018: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Darius Adomavicius, Mark Bock, Christian-Friedrich Vahl, Ekkehard Siegel
Background. Aerococcus urinae is a rare causative pathogen of infective endocarditis that results in a high risk of embolic events. The mortality rate for A urinae endocarditis is high. Old age and underlying urologic conditions are the best-known risk factors for infection. Case Description. We report the clinical course of the disease in a 49-year-old man who presented symptoms of a urinary tract infection. A few days later, transthoracic echocardiography showed a conspicuous mitral valve with myxomatous alterations...
January 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
Carol Emi Bretschneider, Sarah M Share, Marie Fidela R Paraiso
BACKGROUND: Severe labial agglutination can be refractory to outpatient management and can lead to voiding dysfunction in postmenopausal women. Labial agglutination is often a sequela of long-standing inflammatory processes, which include untreated lichen planus, lichen sclerosus, and atrophic vaginitis. CASE: An 82-year-old parous woman presented with severe labial agglutination and complete obstruction of her vaginal introitus, causing obstructive voiding symptoms...
February 27, 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Mojtaba Ameli, Mina Rahmandoost
Atypical leiomyoma is a rare tumor of the bladder whose correct diagnosis with imaging techniques and cystoscopy is difficult. This tumor is prevalent in females and more common in middle age. In the present study we report a rare case of atypical leiomyoma presenting as flank pain and history of recurrent urinary tract infections in an elderly female. Ultrasound (US) showed that the wall of bladder was thickening and irregular, especially in the lower part of the bladder. US revealed hypoechoic solid mass with dimensions of 37 x 26 mm in the posterior bladder wall protruding into the bladder...
December 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
Robert K McNamara, Wilhelmina Kalt, Marcelle D Shidler, Jane McDonald, Suzanne S Summer, Amanda L Stein, Amanda N Stover, Robert Krikorian
Given evidence that eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and anthocyanin-rich blueberries provide neurocognitive benefit, we investigated long-term supplementation in older adults with cognitive complaints. In a 24-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, elderly men and women received daily fish oil (FO) or blueberry (BB) or both. Diet records confirmed that participants reduced background consumption of EPA, DHA, and anthocyanins as prescribed. Erythrocyte EPA + DHA composition increased in the FO groups (p = 0...
April 2018: Neurobiology of Aging
Omar Al Hussein Alawamlh, Ramy Goueli, Richard K Lee
Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) consist of a common set of urologic symptoms that can affect the elderly. The prevalence of LUTS is expected to rise owing to the continued increase of numbers of the elderly. Although benign prostatic hyperplasia is considered a common cause of LUTS, the broader potential causes of LUTS are myriad. A wide range of diagnostic modalities and treatments are available to manage patients with LUTS and their utilization should not be limited to the urologist.
March 2018: Medical Clinics of North America
Leonidas Karapanos, Johannes Salem, Ilgar Akbarov, Axel Heidenreich, Vahudin Zugor
Female pelvic organ prolapse is a widely prevalent condition and is associated with variable morbidity. It encompasses a number of clinical conditions, including subvesical obstruction, overactive bladder symptoms, sexual dysfunction and urinary und fecal incontinence. The prevalence of pelvic insufficiency is estimated to be between 30 and 50 %. As life expectancy is increasing and the elderly population is growing, there will be an increased incidence of the condition and growing demand for pelvic floor treatment in the future...
February 2018: Aktuelle Urologie
Yuki Nagata, Akiyoshi Hirayama, Satsuki Ikeda, Aoi Shirahata, Futaba Shoji, Midori Maruyama, Mitsunori Kayano, Masahiko Bundo, Kotaro Hattori, Sumiko Yoshida, Yu-Ichi Goto, Katsuya Urakami, Tomoyoshi Soga, Kouichi Ozaki, Shumpei Niida
Background: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a most common dementia in elderly people. Since AD symptoms resemble those of other neurodegenerative diseases, including idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH), it is difficult to distinguish AD from iNPH for a precise and early diagnosis. iNPH is caused by the accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and involves gait disturbance, urinary incontinence, and dementia. iNPH is treatable with shunt operation which removes accumulated CSF from the brain ventricles...
2018: Biomarker Research
Sheng-Fu Chen, Hann-Chorng Kuo
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of overactive bladder (OAB) increases with age, especially in patients with central nervous system (CNS) disorders such as cerebrovascular accident (CVA) and Parkinson's disease (PD). Mirabegron is a novel medication for the treatment of OAB. The present study investigated the therapeutic effect of mirabegron on OAB patients with CNS diseases. METHODS: Patients with CVA, PD, dementia, and OAB symptoms were consecutively enrolled in the study group, and mirabegron 25 mg q...
January 30, 2018: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Jing Li, Yanxin Tian, Shimeng Guo, Haifeng Gu, Qianting Yuan, Xin Xie
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an age-related disease, affecting a majority of elderly men worldwide. Medical management of BPH is an alternative to surgical treatment of this disease. Currently, α1-adrenergic receptor (α1-AR) antagonists are among the first line drugs to treat BPH by reducing the tension of urinary track and thus the obstructive symptoms in voiding. In drug development, old male dogs with spontaneous BPH are considered the golden standard of the animal models. However, old dogs (>6 years) are expensive and not all old dogs develop BPH...
2018: PloS One
Yuan Yao, Xiaoping Dong, Hongzhi Guan, Qiang Lu
RATIONALE: Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) mainly occurs in the elderly, with the peak age of onset ranging from 55 to 75 years. The symptoms of sCJD are not unique, and laboratory tests such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalogram (EEG) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)14-3-3 protein have low sensitivity or specificity. Therefore, excluding treatable diseases and establishing a diagnosis could be difficult in young patients with suspected sCJD. Recently, real-time quaking-induced conversion (RT-QuIC) has been used in the diagnosis of sCJD, with more than 95% sensitivity and 100% specificity...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Christine M Chu, Jerry L Lowder
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are the most common outpatient infections, but predicting the probability of UTI through symptoms and test results can be complex. The most diagnostic symptoms of UTI include change in frequency, dysuria, urgency, and presence or absence of vaginal discharge, but UTIs may present differently in older women. Dipstick urinalysis is popular for its availability and usefulness, but results must be interpreted in context of the patient's pretest probability based on symptoms and characteristics...
January 2, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bo Ae Lee, Su Jin Kim, Don Kyoung Choi, Ohseong Kwon, Hae Ri Na, Sung Tae Cho
PURPOSE: Pelvic floor muscle exercise (PFME) is a therapeutic option for urinary incontinence (UI). However, studies of the efficacy of PFME on UI in patients with cognitive impairment (CI) are lacking. Therefore, we evaluated the effect of PFME on UI in elderly women with mild CI. METHODS: A total of 150 women with mild CI or Alzheimer disease and UI were screened using the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Short Form (ICIQ-SF). Cognitive function and behavioral symptoms were evaluated by the Mini-Mental State Examination and Barthel's Activities of Daily Living...
December 2017: International Neurourology Journal
Zoltán Fekete, Andrea Surányi, Lórand Rénes, Gábor Németh, Zoltan Kozinszky
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of obesity with aging is escalating alarmingly; and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) are now becoming a growing epidemic among the elderly. Synthetic transvaginal mesh has been employed with increasing popularity in the treatment of POP and is usually highly effective in controlling the principal symptoms of prolapse. However, studies have reported that mesh operations provide fairly unfavorable SUI cure rates. Therefore, additional anti-incontinence surgical strategies are increasingly being scrutinized to achieve better postoperative continence without any significant side-effects for patients with both POP and SUI...
December 28, 2017: Trials
Young Dong Yu, Seong Jin Jeong
Detrusor underactivity (DU) or underactive bladder is a common cause of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), but it is still poorly understood and underresearched. Although there has been a proposed definition by International Continence Society in 2002, no widely accepted diagnostic criteria have been established for this entity in clinical practice. Therefore, it has been rare to identify community-based researches on the epidemiology of DU until now. Only certain studies have reported the prevalence of DU in community-dwelling cohorts with significant LUTS using arbitrary urodynamic criteria for DU and these investigations have indicated that DU accounts for 25%-48% and 12%-24% of elderly men and women, respectively...
December 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
Osamu Yokoyama, Hidetomi Yamagami, Shintaro Hiro, Shinichi Hotta, Masaki Yoshida
OBJECTIVE: To assess fesoterodine treatment in elderly women with overactive bladder with and without hypertension. METHODS: Data for 2527 elderly women with overactive bladder symptoms, including urgency urinary incontinence, were pooled from 10 double-blind, placebo-controlled fesoterodine studies. RESULTS: A total of 1523 elderly women (60.3%) had a history of hypertension, and 1004 women (39.7%) had no hypertension history. Overactive bladder symptoms, mean bodyweight and mean body mass index at baseline were significantly higher in women with overactive bladder and hypertension versus those without hypertension (P < 0...
December 10, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
Paolo Capogrosso, Eric Barret, Rafael Sanchez-Salas, Igor Nunes-Silva, François Rozet, Marc Galiano, Eugenio Ventimiglia, Alberto Briganti, Andrea Salonia, Francesco Montorsi, Xavier Cathelineau
AIM: To assess outcomes of whole gland high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) as compared with minimally-invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP) in elderly patients. MATERIALS & METHODS: Patients aged ≥70 years with, cT1-cT2 disease, biopsy Gleason score (GS) 3 + 3 or 3 + 4 and preoperative PSA ≤10 ng/mL were submitted to either whole-gland HIFU or MIRP. Propensity-score matching analysis was performed to ensure the baseline equivalence of groups. Follow-up visits were routinely performed assessing PSA and urinary function according to the International Continence Score (ICS) and the International Prostatic Symptoms Score (IPSS) questionnaires...
January 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
John Heesakkers, Montserrat Espuña Pons, Philip Toozs Hobson, Emmanuel Chartier-Kastler
Overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome is a common, complex, and challenging condition. To assist the management of these patients, the European Association of Urology (EAU) updates its guidelines annually. This review reports the presentations from the symposium titled "Dealing with complex OAB patient profiles: in or out of the EAU guidelines?" held at the 32nd EAU Annual Congress in March 2017 in London. The symposium focused on three groups of OAB patients: women who may also suffer pelvic organ prolapse, stress urinary incontinence, the genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM); patients at risk of cognitive impairment; and elderly patients...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
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