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International Society Continence

Limin Liao, Yao-Chi Chuang, Shih-Ping Liu, Kyu-Sung Lee, Tag Keun Yoo, Romeo Chu, Budiwan Sumarsono, Jian-Ye Wang
OBJECTIVE: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in males can reduce patients' quality of life (QoL) and affect sexual function and satisfaction. Although this has been documented in the US, Canada, Germany, Italy, UK, and Sweden, data are limited on the effects of LUTS on QoL and sexual function in Asian men. The present subgroup analysis of an Internet-based survey correlated the incidence of male LUTS by severity and category with self-assessed QoL and sexual function and satisfaction measures...
March 11, 2018: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Els Bakker, Beth Shelly, Fetske H Esch, Helena Frawley, Doreen McClurg, Peter Meyers
AIM: To provide a guideline of desired knowledge, clinical skills and education levels in Pelvic Physiotherapy (PT). Physiotherapy (PT) involves "using knowledge and skills unique to physiotherapists" and, "is the service only provided by, or under the direction and supervision of a physiotherapist."1 METHODS: The PT Committee, within the body of the International Continence Society (ICS), collected information regarding existing educational levels for pelvic floor PT...
February 21, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Christina E Holbein, Nicholas D Fogleman, Kevin Hommel, Silke Apers, Jessica Rassart, Philip Moons, Koen Luyckx, Maayke A Sluman, Junko Enomoto, Bengt Johansson, Hsiao-Ling Yang, Mikael Dellborg, Raghavan Subramanyan, Jamie L Jackson, Werner Budts, Adrienne H Kovacs, Stacey Morrison, Martha Tomlin, Kathy Gosney, Alexandra Soufi, Katrine Eriksen, Corina Thomet, Malin Berghammer, Luis Alday, Edward Callus, Susan M Fernandes, Maryanne Caruana, Samuel Menahem, Stephen C Cook, Gwen R Rempel, Kamila White, Paul Khairy, Shelby Kutty, Gruschen Veldtman
OBJECTIVE: First, to compare QOL and illness perceptions between patients with a Fontan circulation and patients with anatomically simple defects (ie, atrial septal defects [ASD] or ventricular septal defects [VSD]). Second, to explore illness perceptions as a mediator of the association between congenital heart disease (CHD) diagnosis and QOL. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. SETTING: Twenty-four cardiology centers from 15 countries across five continents...
February 18, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
A Saarikoski, R Koppeli, S Taskinen, A Axelin
BACKGROUND: Most urotherapy interventions are planned for children with daytime incontinence or symptoms, and are based on individual education. This study conducted a voiding school (VS) program with groups of 4-6 children with daytime incontinence or enuresis with or without daytime symptoms. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this quasi-experimental study with a one-group pretest-posttest design was to assess the effectiveness of the VS intervention for treating children's daytime incontinence or enuresis...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Rebecca G Rogers, Rachel N Pauls, Ranee Thakar, Melanie Morin, Annette Kuhn, Eckhard Petri, Brigitte Fatton, Kristene Whitmore, Sheryl Kinsberg, Joseph Lee
AIMS: The terminology in current use for sexual function and dysfunction in women with pelvic floor disorders lacks uniformity, which leads to uncertainty, confusion, and unintended ambiguity. The terminology for the sexual health of women with pelvic floor dysfunction needs to be collated in a clinically-based consensus report. METHODS: This report combines the input of members of the Standardization and Terminology Committees of two International Organizations, the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA), and the International Continence Society (ICS), assisted at intervals by many external referees...
February 14, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Baodi Zhang, Jia Wei, Xuan Wu, Lei Wang, Hongdan Huo, Junrong Wang
Transurethral plasma kinetic resection is an efficient and safe surgery for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Solifenacin succinate (SOL) is safe and clinically efficient for patients who endure transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) during the perioperative period. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical optimal dose of SOL for nursing patients after TURP during the perioperative period. Patients were recruited and randomized into three groups: SOL (3 mg), SOL (6 mg), and SOL (10 mg)...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Janet Chase, Wendy Bower, Susan Gibb, Anthony Schaeffer, Alexander von Gontard
PURPOSE: We reviewed and collated information concerning the available tools for the measurement of symptoms and outcomes in pediatric continence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CINHAL databases were searched for relevant articles published prior to December 2016 and independently screened by two researchers. Expert opinion was also widely sought through consultation with the ICCS Board membership and their professional networks and the multidisciplinary authorship group...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Toscane C Noordhoff, Lisette A 't Hoen, Joop van den Hoek, Jacintha T C M Verhallen-Dantuma, Marjan J van Ledden-Klok, Bertil F M Blok, Jeroen R Scheepe
AIMS: We sought to establish the responsiveness of the Dutch Vancouver Symptom Score for Dysfunctional Elimination Syndrome (VSSDES) and Pediatric urinary incontinence Quality of life (PinQ) questionnaires. Secondary, we evaluated the outcome of urotherapy extended for children with dysfunctional voiding (DV). METHODS: This cross-sectional multicenter study was done in one tertiary and two community hospitals. Children with DV were included, also when refractory to previous urotherapeutic treatment...
February 7, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Rachele Ciccocioppo, Claudia C Dos Santos, Daniel C Baumgart, Giuseppina C Cangemi, Vincenzo Cardinale, Carolina Ciacci, Paolo De Coppi, Debashis Haldar, Catherine Klersy, M Cristina Nostro, Michael Ott, Lorenzo Piemonti, Alice A Tomei, Basak Uygun, Stefania Vetrano, Giuseppe Orlando
A summary of the First Signature Series Event, "Advancements in Cellular Therapies and Regenerative Medicine for Digestive Diseases," held on May 3, 2017, in London, United Kingdom, is presented. Twelve speakers from three continents covered major topics in the areas of cellular therapy and regenerative medicine applied to liver and gastrointestinal medicine as well as to diabetes mellitus. Highlights from their presentations, together with an overview of the global impact of digestive diseases and a proposal for a shared online collection and data-monitoring platform tool, are included in this proceedings...
February 1, 2018: Cytotherapy
Reem Aldamanhori, Nadir I Osman, Christopher R Chapple
Underactive bladder (UAB) is a voiding disorder which generates disabling lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to the inability to produce an effective voiding contraction sufficient to empty the bladder. The underlying abnormality, that is usually appreciated when performing urodynamic studies, has been defined by the International Continence Society (ICS) as detrusor underactivity (DUA). DUA is a common yet under-researched bladder dysfunction. The prevalence of DUA in different patient groups suggests that multiple aetiologies are implicated...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Urology
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INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, more than 20 million patients undergo groin hernia repair annually. The many different approaches, treatment indications and a significant array of techniques for groin hernia repair warrant guidelines to standardize care, minimize complications, and improve results. The main goal of these guidelines is to improve patient outcomes, specifically to decrease recurrence rates and reduce chronic pain, the most frequent problems following groin hernia repair. They have been endorsed by all five continental hernia societies, the International Endo Hernia Society and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery...
February 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
James M McLean, Oscar Brumby-Rendell, Ryan Lisle, Jacob Brazier, Kieran Dunn, Tiffany Gill, Catherine L Hill, Daniel Mandziak, Jordan Leith
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to assess whether the Knee Society Score, Oxford Knee Score (OKS) and Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) were comparable in asymptomatic, healthy, individuals of different age, gender and ethnicity, across two remote continents. The purpose of this study was to establish normal population values for these scores using an electronic data collection system. HYPOTHESIS: There is no difference in clinical knee scores in an asymptomatic population when comparing age, gender and ethnicity, across two remote continents...
January 12, 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
C Lanchon, G Fiard, J-A Long, V Arnoux, D Carnicelli, Q Franquet, D Poncet, E Bey, J-B Lefrancq, S Grisard, N Peilleron, N Terrier, B Boillot, J-J Rambeaud, J-L Descotes, C Thuillier
INTRODUCTION: GreenLight photoselective vaporisation of the prostate (PVP) offers an endoscopic alternative to open prostatectomy (OP) for treatment of large adenomas. This study compares long-term functional outcome of both techniques in patients with Benign prostatic obstruction (BPO)>80g. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Data from patients who underwent surgical treatment for BPO>80g from January 2010 to February 2015 at our institution were retrospectively collected and compared according to surgical technique...
January 9, 2018: Progrès en Urologie
Izet Masic
Introduction: The International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI) is established by International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) which is the world body for health and biomedical informatics. The Academy will serve as an honor society that recognizes expertise in biomedical and health informatics internationally. Academy membership will be one of the highest honors in the international field of biomedical and health informatics. Aim: To present scientometric analysis of founding members of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics, to evaluate members and their scientific rating...
December 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
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
Alan D Uren, Marcus J Drake
Underactive bladder (UAB) is a symptom syndrome reflecting the urodynamic observation of detrusor underactivity (DU), a voiding contraction of reduced strength and/or duration, leading to prolonged or incomplete bladder emptying. An International Continence Society Working Group has described UAB as characterised by a slow urinary stream, hesitancy and straining to void, with or without a feeling of incomplete bladder emptying and dribbling, often with storage symptoms. Since DU often coexists with bladder outlet obstruction, or storage dysfunction (detrusor overactivity or incontinence), the exact contribution of the DU to the presenting complaints can be difficult to establish...
December 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
Austin G Hester, Alexander Kretschmer, Gopal Badlani
CONTEXT: Elderly men are an increasing proportion of the aging population in the 21st century. Urinary incontinence reduces the quality of life and increases the burden of care for the aging population. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this review is to explore the etiopathology of common causes of incontinence in aging male patients. The focus is on the algorithm of the initial evaluation of these patients from both a primary care and a urologic standpoint. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A nonsystematic review of the literature was performed in September 2017...
December 14, 2017: European Urology Focus
Thomas A Schwann, James Tatoulis, John Puskas, Mark Bonnell, David Taggart, Paul Kurlansky, Jeffery P Jacobs, Vinod H Thourani, Sean O'Brien, Amelia Wallace, Milo C Engoren, Robert F Tranbaugh, Robert H Habib
Recent evidence shows that multi-arterial coronary artery bypass grafting (MABG) based on bilateral internal thoracic (BITA) or left internal thoracic (LITA) and radial artery (RA) improves long-term outcomes compared with single arterial coronary artery bypass grafting (SABG) (LITA + saphenous vein graft). How this evidence affected the worldwide use of MABG, if at all, is not well defined. Accordingly, we report 10-year temporal trends of MABG utilization from 2 continents. A study population of 1,683,434 non-emergent, primary, isolated LITA-based coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) (≥2 grafts) patients was derived from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) (1,307,528 (79...
2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Shoji Tsuji, Chikushi Suruda, Takahisa Kimata, Jiro Kino, Sohsaku Yamanouchi, Kazunari Kaneko
PURPOSE: Alarm therapy is widely used as first-line treatment for nocturnal enuresis (NE). However, some children do not wake when nocturnal urination activates the alarm. It is currently unclear whether waking the child when the alarm is activated improves the efficacy of alarm therapy. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of alarm therapy for NE when children do not wake in response to the sound and their parents do not wake them. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Detailed information regarding incontinence was retrospectively obtained from 78 of 112 patients who underwent alarm therapy between 2006 and 2016 and completed a questionnaire and a 14-day bladder diary...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Urology
Kyu-Sung Lee, Tag Keun Yoo, Limin Liao, Jianye Wang, Yao-Chi Chuang, Shih-Ping Liu, Romeo Chu, Budiwan Sumarsono
BACKGROUND: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms have a substantial effect on quality of life (QoL). We report QoL and mental health results from a LUTS prevalence study in three Asian countries. METHODS: A cross-sectional, population-representative, internet-based study among individuals aged ≥40 years in China, Taiwan and South Korea. Instruments included: Overactive Bladder Symptom Score (OABSS); International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS); other International Continence Society (ICS) symptom questions; health-related QoL 12-item short-form (HRQoL-SF12v2); Work Limitations Questionnaire (WLQ); Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)...
November 21, 2017: BMC Urology
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