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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923778/links-between-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-intermittent-hypoxia-and-diabetes-causes-or-cures
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REVIEW
Lisa L Abler, Chad M Vezina
Bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) manifest as urinary frequency, urgency, incontinence and incomplete bladder emptying. Existing treatments ameliorate but do not eliminate most symptoms, leading to financial and personal burdens attributable to sustained medical therapies that may last a lifetime. The purpose of this review is to highlight evidence of causal associations between LUTS and several common comorbidities, including intermittent hypoxia (IH) concomitant with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes...
September 15, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923700/venous-thromboembolism-risk-in-patients-with-locoregional-urothelial-tract-tumors
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Jorge D Ramos, Jonathan T Wingate, Roman Gulati, Elizabeth R Plimack, Lauren C Harshman, Thomas Powles, Simon J Crabb, Guenter Niegisch, Joaquim Bellmunt, Sylvain Ladoire, Ugo De Giorgi, Syed Hussain, Ajjai S Alva, Jack Baniel, Neeraj Agarwal, Jonathan E Rosenberg, Ulka N Vaishampayan, Matthew D Galsky, Evan Y Yu
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is common in cancer patients, but there is limited data on patients with urothelial tract tumors (UTT). We previously identified several associative factors for increased VTE rates in patients with metastatic UTT. In this study, we assessed the frequency, associative factors, and impact on survival of VTE in patients with locoregional UTT. METHODS: Patients with locoregional bladder, upper urinary tract, or urethral cancer were included in this multi-center study from 29 academic institutions...
August 24, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918954/contemporary-management-of-vesicoureteral-reflux
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REVIEW
Perviz Hajiyev, Berk Burgu
CONTEXT: Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) remains the most interesting topic of pediatric urology due to the dynamic nature of recent controversial publications. Starting from the need for a diagnosis to the necessity and effectiveness of treatment in preventing scars, VUR remains in the mist. Although recent strong evidence helped as fog lights in this blurriness, more data are required for achieving crystal clearance. This article aims to summarize and discuss the current state of the evidence regarding VUR management...
September 11, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913819/emergency-neurologic-life-support-spinal-cord-compression
#4
Kristine H O'Phelan
There are many causes of acute myelopathy including multiple sclerosis, systemic disease, and acute spinal cord compression (SCC). SCC should be among the first potential causes considered given the significant permanent loss of neurologic function commonly associated with SCC. This impairment can occur over a short period of time, and may be avoided through rapid and acute surgical intervention. Patients with SCC typically present with a combination of motor and sensory dysfunction that has a distribution referable to a spinal level...
September 14, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904900/advance-male-sling
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REVIEW
Amanda S J Chung, Oscar A Suarez, Kurt A McCammon
The AdVance sling (American Medical Systems, Minnetonka, MN, United States of America) is a synthetic transobturator sling, which is a safe and effective minimally invasive treatment for mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in male patients. This article provides a step-by-step description of our technique for placement of the AdVance male sling, including details and nuances gained from surgical experience, advice for avoidance of complications and discussion on management of complications and sling failures...
August 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901936/advances-in-paediatric-urology
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REVIEW
David A Diamond, Ivy H Y Chan, Andrew J A Holland, Michael P Kurtz, Caleb Nelson, Carlos R Estrada, Stuart Bauer, Paul K H Tam
Paediatric urological surgery is often required for managing congenital and acquired disorders of the genitourinary system. In this Series paper, we highlight advances in the surgical management of six paediatric urological disorders. The management of vesicoureteral reflux is evolving, with advocacy ranging from a less interventional assessment and antimicrobial prophylaxis to surgery including endoscopic injection of a bulking agent and minimally invasive ureteric reimplantation. Evidence supports early orchidopexy to improve fertility and reduce malignancy in boys with undescended testes...
September 9, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901710/reduced-urothelial-regeneration-in-rat-bladders-augmented-with-permeable-porcine-small-intestinal-submucosa-assessed-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Qing Yang, Ding Xia, Rheal A Towner, Nataliya Smith, Debra Saunders, Kar-Ming Fung, Christopher E Aston, Beverley Greenwood-Van Meerveld, Robert E Hurst, Sundararajan V Madihally, Bradley P Kropp, Hsueh-Kung Lin
Augmentation enterocystoplasty remains the gold standard surgical bladder reconstruction procedure to increase the capacity and compliance of dysfunctional bladders. Since the use of the patient's intestine has severe risks of complications, alternative biodegradable matrices have been explored. Porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS) has gained immense interests in bladder reconstruction due to its favorable properties. However, trials have shown inconsistent regeneration with SIS, attributed to the heterogeneity in microstructures and mechanical properties...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895201/long-term-kidney-transplant-survival-in-patients-with-continent-urinary-diversion
#8
Romain Fournier, Ricardo Codas-Duarte, Theresa Daily, Xavier Martin, Lionel Badet, Hakim Fassi-Fehri
OBJECTIVES: To report the long-term survival of transplanted kidneys in patients with a continent urinary diversion. METHODS: Between January 1987 and July 2015, 16 patients with a median age of 37 years (range 21-63 years) underwent kidney transplantation on a continent urinary diversion. A total of 14 patients presented irreversible dysfunction of the lower urinary tract, and two patients had required radical cystectomy because of bladder cancer. All continent urinary diversions were carried out before the transplantation...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892597/adult-male-stress-and-urge-urinary-incontinence-a-review-of-pathophysiology-and-treatment-strategies-for-voiding-dysfunction-in-men
#9
Eric Chung, Darren J Katz, Christopher Love
BACKGROUND: Male urinary incontinence adversely affects health-related quality of life and is associated with significant psychosexual and financial burden. The two most common forms of male incontinence are stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and overactive bladder (OAB) with concomitant urge urinary incontinence (UUI). OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this article are to briefly review the current understandings of the pathophysiological mechanisms in SUI and OAB/UUI, and offer a set of practical, action-based recommendations and treatment strategies...
September 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892272/effect-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-shunt-surgery-on-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction-in-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
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Seiji Aruga, Nobumasa Kuwana, Yoshiharu Shiroki, Shintaro Takahashi, Naoyuki Samejima, Akira Watanabe, Yojiro Seki, Yasuhiko Igawa, Yukio Homma
AIMS: To examine the outcomes of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and urodynamic test results after cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt surgery in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). METHODS: Records of 48 patients (33 men; 15 women), who met the definite iNPH criteria and underwent CSF shunt surgery, were retrospectively analyzed. LUTS and their impact on quality of life (QOL) were evaluated using an all-or-none questionnaire targeting four symptoms, the Overactive Bladder Symptoms Score (OABSS), and the QOL index...
September 11, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888814/primary-and-secondary-enuresis-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Bernhard Haid, Serdar Tekgül
CONTEXT: Enuresis is a common and possibly underestimated condition. While 5-10% of school-aged children suffer from the condition, a lack of background knowledge may impede timely child-adapted and successful therapy. OBJECTIVE: To provide a comprehensive overview of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of enuresis. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Guideline and position papers from the European Society of Pediatric Urology, the European Association of Urology, and the International Children's Continence Society were acquired...
September 6, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884476/probiotics-for-preventing-urinary-tract-infection-in-people-with-neuropathic-bladder
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REVIEW
Swee-Ling Toh, Claire L Boswell-Ruys, Bon San B Lee, Judy M Simpson, Kate R Clezy
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic or neurogenic bladder describes a process of dysfunctional voiding as the result of injury in the brain, spinal cord or nerves innervating the bladder. People with neuropathic bladder, such as from spinal cord injury (SCI), are at significant risk of morbidity from urinary tract infections (UTI). Effective methods to prevent UTI in people with SCI have been sought for many years. Probiotics (micro-organisms that exert beneficial health effects in the host) have been recommended for bacterial interference of the urological tract to reduce colonisation by uropathogen and to manage the dual problems of infection and antibiotic resistance...
September 8, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868185/t2-vertebrectomy-with-combined-anterior-and-posterior-arthrodesis-for-treatment-of-a-solitary-plasmacytoma
#13
Gordon Preston, Toomas Anton
BACKGROUND: Plasma cell neoplasmas are a heterogenous group of neoplastic tumor lesions occurring secondary to disordered proliferation of cells from a monocyte lineage. Plasmacytoma is a rare lesion that accounts for 5% of all plasma cell neoplasms. The current recommended treatment for solitary plasmacytoma is moderate dose radiation therapy. For patients who are suffering from axial back pain, spinal instability, radiculopathy, or bowel/bladder dysfunction secondary to spinal cord compression, surgical intervention with spinal decompression and stabilization can be used as an adjuvant to radiation therapy...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865887/flow-characteristics-of-urethral-catheters-of-the-same-caliber-vary-between-manufacturers
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Carrie A Stewart, Eiichiro Yamaguchi, Jessica Teixeira Vaz, Donald P Gaver, Joseph Ortenberg
BACKGROUND: Clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) is frequently prescribed for bladder dysfunction, either per urethra or via a continent catheterizable channel. Small catheters may be required for infants or continent channels. Success with CIC is highly dependent upon patient and family compliance. The urinary flow rate through the catheter is an important factor, which can decrease CIC time and improve quality of life. There is little objective information regarding flow rate through urinary catheters to guide catheter recommendation or prescription...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865604/efficacy-of-holmium-laser-enucleation-of-the-prostate-holep-in-men-with-bladder-outlet-obstruction-boo-and-non-neurogenic-bladder-dysfunction
#15
Jong Hyun Pyun, Sung Gu Kang, Seok Ho Kang, Jun Cheon, Je Jong Kim, Jeong Gu Lee
We aimed to compare the short-term outcomes of men who had urodynamic evidence of detrusor underactivity (DU) or detrusor overactivity (DO) of a non-neurogenic etiology as well as bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) and who underwent Holmium Laser Enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP). A database of 322 patients who underwent HoLEP between 2010 and 2014 was analyzed. Patients were classified into three groups according to the results of a preoperative urodynamic study. Preoperative parameters such as International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), Quality of Life (QoL) index, IPSS grade, uroflowmetry were compared with postoperative parameters measured at 6 months...
September 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863200/autonomic-dysfunction-a-guide-for-fps
#16
Kristen Thornton, Marlon O Mitchell
Impotence, bladder dysfunction, GI symptoms, and orthostatic hypotension can signal autonomic dysfunction. Here's what you'll see and how to respond.
September 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862023/what-is-the-most-suitable-mr-signal-index-for-quantitative-evaluation-of-placental-function-using-half-fourier-acquisition-single-shot-turbo-spin-echo-compared-with-t2-relaxation-time
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Kyoko Nakao Kameyama, Aki Kido, Yuki Himoto, Yusaku Moribata, Sachiko Minamiguchi, Ikuo Konishi, Kaori Togashi
Background Half-Fourier acquisition single-shot turbo spin-echo (HASTE) imaging is now widely used for placental and fetal imaging because of its rapidity and low sensitivity to fetal movement. If placental dysfunction is also predicted by quantitative value obtained from HASTE image, then it might be beneficial for evaluating placental wellbeing. Purpose To ascertain the most suitable magnetic resonance (MR) signal indexes reflecting placental function using HASTE imaging. Material and Methods This retrospective study included 37 consequent patients who had given informed consent to MR imaging (MRI) examinations...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860846/ambroxol-for-the-treatment-of-fibromyalgia-science-or-fiction
#18
Kai-Uwe Kern, Myriam Schwickert
Fibromyalgia appears to present in subgroups with regard to biological pain induction, with primarily inflammatory, neuropathic/neurodegenerative, sympathetic, oxidative, nitrosative, or muscular factors and/or central sensitization. Recent research has also discussed glial activation or interrupted dopaminergic neurotransmission, as well as increased skin mast cells and mitochondrial dysfunction. Therapy is difficult, and the treatment options used so far mostly just have the potential to address only one of these aspects...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856847/comparison-of-patient-reported-acute-urinary-and-sexual-toxicity-scores-in-a-6-versus-2-fraction-course-of-high-dose-rate-prostate-brachytherapy-monotherapy
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Omar Ragab, Robyn Banerjee, Sang-June Park, Shyamal Patel, Mingle Zhang, Jason Wang, Maria Velez, David Jeffrey Demanes, Mitchell Kamrava
INTRODUCTION: To identify differences in acute urinary and sexual toxicity between a 6-fraction and 2-fraction high-dose-rate brachytherapy monotherapy regimen and correlate dosimetric constraints to short-term toxicity. METHODS: A single institution retrospective study of 116 men with prostate cancer treated with HDR monotherapy from 2010 to 2015 was conducted. Eighty-one men had 7.25 Gy × 6-fractions and 35 men had 13.5 Gy × 2-fractions. Patients had two CT-planned implants spaced 1-2 weeks apart...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841456/resveratrol-improves-smooth-muscle-carcinogenesis-in-the-progression-of-chronic-prostatitis-via-the-downregulation-of-c-kit-scf-by-activating-sirt1
#20
Yi He, Huizhi Zeng, Yang Yu, Jiashu Zhang, Xingping Duan, Qi Liu, Bo Yang
PURPOSE: Bladder smooth muscle cell death accompanied by hyperplasia and hypertrophy, as induced by inflammation, is the primary cause for poor bladder function. There are emerging evidences on the role of chronic inflammation as a factor involved in carcinogenesis and progression. We aim to determine the bladder smooth muscle pathological changes and dysfunction in chronic prostatitis (CP), to investigate whether resveratrol can improve the urinary dysfunction and the role of c-kit/SCF pathway, that has been associated with the smooth muscle carcinogenesis...
August 22, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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