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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716327/surgical-management-of-neurogenic-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction
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Ronak A Gor, Sean P Elliott
Surgery for patients with neurogenic urinary tract dysfunction (nLUTD) is indicated when medical therapy fails, to correct conditions affecting patient safety, or when surgery can enhance the quality of life better than nonoperative management. Examples include failure of maximal medical therapy, inability to perform or aversion to clean intermittent catheterization, refractory incontinence, and complications from chronic, indwelling catheters. Adults with nLUTD have competing risk factors, including previous operations, obesity, poor nutritional status, complex living arrangements, impaired dexterity/paralysis, and impaired executive and cognitive function...
August 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715147/performance-analysis-of-the-t-doc%C3%A2-air-charged-catheters-an-alternate-technology-for-urodynamics
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Bruna M Couri, Stephanie Bitzos, Deepak Bhardwaj, Emily Lockhart, Andy Yue, Ing Goping
AIMS: Urodynamics (UDS) is widely used for the diagnosis of lower urinary tract dysfunction. Air-Charged catheters (ACC), one of the newer technologies for UDS pressure recording, has been adopted in growing numbers around the world for the past 15 years. Currently, there is a lack of published studies characterizing specific performance of the ACC. Since linearity, hysteresis, pressure drift, and frequency response are important components in characterizing accuracy for catheter-manometer systems; this study aimed to assess these four aspects in ACC...
July 17, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714269/impermeable-robust-hydrogels-via-hybrid-lamination
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German A Parada, Hyunwoo Yuk, Xinyue Liu, Alex J Hsieh, Xuanhe Zhao
Hydrogels have been proposed for sensing, drug delivery, and soft robotics applications, yet most of these materials suffer from low mechanical robustness and high permeability to small molecules, limiting their widespread use. This study reports a general strategy and versatile method to fabricate robust, highly stretchable, and impermeable hydrogel laminates via hybrid lamination of an elastomer layer bonded between hydrogel layers. By controlling the layers' composition and thickness, it is possible to tune the stiffness of the impermeable hydrogels without sacrificing the stretchability...
July 17, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713004/results-of-a-prospective-randomized-control-trial-comparing-hydrophilic-to-uncoated-catheters-in-children-with-neurogenic-bladder
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William DeFoor, Pramod Reddy, Melissa Reed, Brian VanderBrink, Elizabeth Jackson, Bin Zhang, Julie Denlinger, Paul Noh, Eugene Minevich, Curtis Sheldon
INTRODUCTION: Children with neurogenic bladder (NGB) often require a lifetime of clean intermittent catheterization (CIC), typically using uncoated catheters (UCs). Hydrophilic catheters (HCs) have lower friction than UCs with reported less damage to the urethra. The purpose of this study is to compare outcomes between these catheters. METHODS: An investigator-initiated, prospective, randomized clinical trial was conducted to compare HCs versus UCs. Children aged 2-17 years with NGB on CIC were enrolled for 1 year...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713003/reassessing-the-utility-of-routine-urine-culture-with-urodynamics-uti-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Devon C Snow-Lisy, Christopher Halline, Emilie K Johnson, Dawn Diaz-Saldano, Theresa Meyer, Elizabeth B Yerkes
INTRODUCTION: There is no consensus regarding use of periprocedural antibiotics or routine urine cultures during urodynamics study (UDS) in children. At our hospital, we historically have obtained urine cultures during UDS. However, even with positive cultures, few patients require treatment. Most are successfully managed with increased hydration and frequent bladder emptying. PURPOSE: To evaluate clinical characteristics, antibiotic treatment, and outcomes in patients undergoing UDS to identify (1) risk factors for urinary tract infection (UTI) after UDS, and (2) patients who may benefit from routine urine culture...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712106/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-urinalysis-samples-in-critically-ill-patients
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Sean P Lee, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Thomas James Gallagher
BACKGROUND: Preemptive screening of urine for patients admitted to an intensive care unit can result in misinterpretation of data and over- or under-treatment of urinary tract infection. METHODS: Data were studied from 169 consecutive patients admitted to the neurologic or burn intensive care unit at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. All patients had a urinary catheter in place at the time of admission. Urinalysis and urine culture were sent for analysis...
July 16, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711438/citrobacter-freundii-bacteremia-risk-factors-of-mortality-and-prevalence-of-resistance-genes
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Li-Hsiang Liu, Nai-Yu Wang, Alice Ying-Jung Wu, Chih-Chen Lin, Chun-Ming Lee, Chang-Pan Liu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Multidrug-resistant strains of Citrobacter have emerged, which carry Amp-C β-lactamase (Amp-C), broad-spectrum β-lactamase, extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL), and other resistance mechanisms. These strains are associated with a higher rate of in-hospital mortality. The object of this study is to determine the mortality risk factors, susceptibility pattern to antibiotics, and prevalence of resistance genes in patients with Citrobacter freundii bacteremia. METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2014, blood isolates of C...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711430/implementation-of-a-national-bundle-care-program-to-reduce-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-in-high-risk-units-of-hospitals-in-taiwan
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Chih-Cheng Lai, Chun-Ming Lee, Hsiu-Tzy Chiang, Ching-Tzu Hung, Ying-Chun Chen, Li-Hsiang Su, Zhi-Yuan Shi, Jein-Wei Liu, Chang-Pan Liu, Min-Chi Lu, Yin-Ching Chuang, Wen-Chien Ko, Shu-Hui Tseng, Yen-Hsu Chen, Po-Ren Hsueh
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: This study was intended to investigate the impact of implementation of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CA-UTI) bundle care on the incidence of CA-UTI in high-risk units. METHODS: Thirteen high-risk units, including medical (n = 5), surgical (n = 3), cardiac intensive care units (n = 2), respiratory care centers (n = 2), and respiratory care ward (n = 1) were included in this quality-improvement project. This study was divided into pre-intervention phase (from January 1 to July 31) and post-intervention phase (from August 1 to October 31) in 2013...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707096/-medical-quality-standards-for-selected-urological-aids-and-devices-consensus-for-patients-with-neurogenic-urinary-bladder-dysfunction
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J Bremer, B Domurath, R Böthig, A Kaufmann, V Geng
BACKGROUND: Using the CE mark of therapeutic appliances is, on its own, not sufficient enough for their appropriate and effective application. In order to treat the patient successfully, not jeopardizing the success of the treatment, medical quality criteria for therapeutic appliances care are necessary to acceptably compensate for a patient's disabilities. OBJECTIVES: Medical quality criteria are formulated for the most frequently used urological aids and devices, considering hygienic requirements, international literature and the practical experience of physicians and nurses with regard to the care of patients with neurogenic urinary bladder dysfunction...
July 13, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704490/the-synthetic-killer-peptide-kp-impairs-candida-albicans-biofilm-in-vitro
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Simona Paulone, Andrea Ardizzoni, Arianna Tavanti, Serena Piccinelli, Cosmeri Rizzato, Antonella Lupetti, Bruna Colombari, Eva Pericolini, Luciano Polonelli, Walter Magliani, Stefania Conti, Brunella Posteraro, Claudio Cermelli, Elisabetta Blasi, Samuele Peppoloni
Candida albicans is a commensal organism, commonly inhabiting mucosal surfaces of healthy individuals, as a part of the resident microbiota. However, in susceptible hosts, especially hospitalized and/or immunocompromised patients, it may cause a wide range of infections. The presence of abiotic substrates, such as central venous or urinary catheters, provides an additional niche for Candida attachment and persistence, particularly via biofilm development. Furthermore, Candida biofilm is poorly susceptible to most antifungals, including azoles...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704006/-urinary-catheter-comply-with-guidelines-to-avoid-infections
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Elodie Miranda, Céline Boillat, Omar Kherad
Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is the most frequent hospital acquired infection, associated with significant morbidity, mortality and health care costs. Up to 50 % of urinary catheter use in hospital are for incontinence or convenience without proper indication. In addition, urinary catheters are not removed when no longer necessary, due to a lack of vigilance of the health care team. The duration of catheterization is the most important risk factor for the development of CAUTI. Simple measures to prevent CAUTI include appropriate use, maintaining awareness of catheters in place and use of different alternatives...
January 25, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702145/catheter-related-urinary-nosocomial-infections-in-intensive-care-units-an-epidemiologic-study-in-north-of-iran
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Mohammad Sadegh Rezai, Masoumeh Bagheri-Nesami, Attieh Nikkhah
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common infections in developing countries. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of nosocomial catheter- associated UTI and its related factors in hospitalized patients in intensive care units of hospitals affiliated to Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, in 2014. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on patients who were admitted in hospitals and urinary catheterization was performed for them...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699993/quality-of-life-of-patients-using-intermittent-urinary-catheterization
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Laís Fumincelli, Alessandra Mazzo, José Carlos Amado Martins, Fernando Manuel Dias Henriques, Leonardo Orlandin
Objectives: measure and compare the quality of life of neurogenic bladder patients using intermittent urinary catheterization who were going through rehabilitation in Brazil and Portugal. Method: multicenter, quantitative, cross-sectional, observational-analytic and correlational study executed in Brazil and Portugal. Two data collection tools were used, being one questionnaire with sociodemographic and clinical data and the World Health Organization Quality of Life-bref...
July 10, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694220/failed-removal-of-indwelling-urinary-catheters-in-acute-stroke-patients-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Frederick S Frost
BACKGROUND: Reducing the incidence of indwelling urinary catheter (IUC) use and early removal of the devices that are inserted are appropriate priorities for quality patient care. Just like symptomatic bacteriuria, failed catheter removal as a complication of IUC use is associated with considerable morbidity. In the ideal setting, patients that need IUCs have them, and patients that do not need them will have them safely removed, with the goal of reducing medical complications and facilitating the rehabilitation phase of care...
July 7, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694092/deep-infiltrating-endometriosis-urinary-tract-involvement-and-predictive-factors-for-major-surgery
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Maria José Freire, Paulo Jorge Dinis, Rita Medeiros, Luís Sousa, Fernanda Águas, Arnaldo Figueiredo
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate urinary tract involvement by deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) as well as the surgical treatment and existence of predictive factors for major urologic surgery. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 656 women submitted to surgery for endometriosis, of which 28 patients underwent minor or major surgery for DIE involving the urinary tract, with a mean age of 38 ± 6.9 years (27-50) at diagnosis. Clinical data, surgeries performed and complications were analysed...
July 7, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693850/early-postoperative-fever-workup-in-children-utilization-and-utility
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Kristine S Corkum, Catherine J Hunter, Julia E Grabowski, Timothy B Lautz
BACKGROUND: Early postoperative fever is common. Adult data indicate that workup is unnecessary in the early postoperative period, but comparable data in children is limited. The objectives are to determine the incidence of fever and the utilization and yield of tests ordered in children. METHODS: Single-institution, retrospective analysis of surgical patients undergoing an elective inpatient/observational surgery between 2011 and 2015 was performed. Early fever was defined >38...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693658/patient-hand-colonization-with-mdros-is-associated-with-environmental-contamination-in-post-acute-care
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Payal K Patel, Julia Mantey, Lona Mody
We assessed multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) patient hand colonization in relation to the environment in post-acute care to determine risk factors for MDRO hand colonization. Patient hand colonization was significantly associated with environmental contamination. Risk factors for hand colonization included disability, urinary catheter, recent antibiotic use, and prolonged hospital stay. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017:1-4.
July 11, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689873/chitosans-inhibit-the-growth-and-the-adhesion-of-klebsiella-pneumonia-and-escherichia-coli-clinical-isolates-on-urinary-catheters
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Raffaella Campana, Luca Casettari, Eleonora Ciandrini, Lisbeth Illum, Wally Baffone
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the antimicrobial activity of different chitosans (CS) against typical colonizing pathogens of the urinary tract and to assess their efficacy against bacterial adhesion and the subsequent biofilm formation on urinary catheters. METHODS: The antimicrobial activity of high and low molecular weight CS (50 and 150 kDa) at pH 5.0 and 6.0 was tested against Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli clinical isolates by time-killing studies...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689779/urinary-cutaneous-fistulae-following-conservative-management-of-extraperitoneal-bladder-ruptures
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Niels V Johnsen, Rachel Sosland, Melissa R Kaufman, Oscar D Guillamondegui, Roger R Dmochowski
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate our experience with urinary-cutaneous fistulae (UCF) in patients following conservative management of extraperitoneal bladder ruptures (EBR) due to blunt trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with blunt-trauma related EBR who underwent primary management with urethral catheter drainage alone from 2000 to 2015 were identified in our institutional trauma registry. The demographics, hospital courses and outcomes of patients who developed UCF were analyzed...
July 6, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673072/tubularized-proximally-incised-plate-in-distal-midshaft-hypospadias-repair
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Antonio Marte, Lucia Pintozzi
The aim of this study was to verify the validity, feasibility, and the functional results, by uroflowmetry, of Tubularized proximallyincised plate technique in selected case of distal/midshaft hypospadias. Out of 120 patients scheduled to undergo TIP (or Snodgrass) procedure, 23 were selected between January 2013 and January 2016 (19.1%). This case series comprised 16 patients with distal and 7 with midshaft hypospadias. Mean age at surgery was 2.9 years. The inclusion criteria were a deep and wide glandular groove and a proximal narrow urethral plate...
June 23, 2017: La Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica: Medical and Surgical Pediatrics
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