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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912972/fate-of-males-with-urethral-y-duplication-40-year-long-follow-up-in-8-patients
#1
Mario Lima, Francesca Destro, Neil Di Salvo, Tommaso Gargano, Giovanni Ruggeri
PURPOSE: The spectrum of male urethral duplication is heterogeneous and it includes the Y-duplication. The malformation is rare and there is only a few case series reported in the literature. The management of Y-forms remains challenging for the surgeon and the long-term follow-up is still scarcely investigated. We report our 40-year experience in the management of patients with Y-duplication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a restrospective analysis collecting information of patients with urethral Y-duplication treated at our department from April 1975 to April 2015...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908376/urethral-strictures-and-artificial-urinary-sphincter-placement
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REVIEW
Jeremy B Myers, William O Brant, James N Hotaling, Sara M Lenherr
Patients undergoing artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) placement often have complex medical and surgical histories, such as radical prostatectomy, endoscopic treatment of urethral strictures, previous AUS placement, and prior open urethral surgery. Urethral strictures at the bladder neck, membranous urethra, or site of a previous AUS erosion are problems that profoundly affect the timing and treatment success of AUS placement. Understanding the complexities and outcomes in this subset of patients is the only way to inform shared decision making about treatment of urinary incontinence...
February 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908374/effect-of-lichen-sclerosis-on-success-of-urethroplasty
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REVIEW
Michael A Granieri, Andrew C Peterson, Ramiro J Madden-Fuentes
Lichen sclerosis (LS) is a chronic, relapsing disease with a variable presentation. In men, genitourinary LS may affect the penile foreskin, glans, meatus, and urethra. Treatment is multifaceted, ranging from pharmacotherapy to surgery. Urethral reconstruction due to stricture disease from LS is frequently plagued by a high recurrence rate. At the authors' institution, the high recurrence rate has shifted their practice toward potent steroids and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Management of recurrence includes dilation, meatotomy/meatoplasty, 1-stage and 2-stage repairs...
February 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908373/management-of-panurethral-stricture
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REVIEW
Sanjay Kulkarni, Jyotsna Kulkarni, Sandesh Surana, Pankaj M Joshi
Panurethral stricture, involving the penile and bulbar urethra, is seen across the world .It is a complex disease with a relative paucity of literature on the subject. In India, Lichen Sclerosus is the most common cause of panurethral stricture followed by iatrogenic causes. The article presents the authors' experiences of Panurethral stricture repair using a single stage, One side dissection, dorsal onlay repair with oral mucosa graft.
February 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908370/graft-use-in-bulbar-urethroplasty
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Mya E Levy, Sean P Elliott
The gold standard for bulbar urethroplasty has been excision and primary anastomosis. Application of this approach is generally limited to strictures that are 2 cm or less in the bulbar urethra due to penile shortening. Strictures greater than 2 cm are successfully treated with augmentation urethroplasty wherein the narrowed segment is not excised but widened with the use of a skin flap or a tissue graft. Buccal mucosa is the most prevalent tissue for bulbar urethral stricture repair for strictures greater than 2 cm...
February 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908369/patient-selection-for-urethroplasty-technique-excision-and-primary-reanastomosis-versus-graft
#6
REVIEW
Judith C Hagedorn, Bryan B Voelzke
There are many management options for patients with urethral stricture disease. Regarding strictures of the bulbar urethra, ideal management strategies remain controversial. This article reviews important anatomic principles for surgeons to consider when repairing bulbar urethral strictures. Specific presenting features of a bulbar urethral stricture that can serve as a guide for the optimal surgical approach are described. Patient characteristics that are important and may have an impact on the outcome of repair are discussed...
February 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908363/definition-of-successful-treatment-and-optimal-follow-up-after-urethral-reconstruction-for-urethral-stricture-disease
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REVIEW
Bradley A Erickson, George M Ghareeb
The definition of a successful urethroplasty, the lack of need for a secondary procedure, is outdated and must be amended to incorporate objective and subjective outcomes. Success is assigned if a flexible cystoscope can traverse the reconstructed urethra without force. Functional success is assigned if patient-reported outcome measures reveal improvement in voiding symptoms and urinary quality of life. Optimal follow-up strategy allows determination of anatomic and functional outcomes, protects genitourinary health, and prevents excessive invasive testing, unnecessary cost, discomfort, anxiety, and risk...
February 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908182/prostate-deformation-from-inflatable-rectal-probe-cover-and-dosimetric-effects-in-prostate-seed-implant-brachytherapy
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Jun Lian, Yeqin Shao, Larry D Potter, Ronald C Chen, Jordan A Holmes, Eleanor A Pryser, Jie Shen, Dinggang Shen, Andrew Z Wang
PURPOSE: Prostate brachytherapy is an important treatment technique for patients with localized prostate cancer. An inflatable rectal ultrasound probe cover is frequently utilized during the procedure to adjust for unfavorable prostate position relative to the implant grid. However, the inflated cover causes prostate deformation, which is not accounted for during dosimetric planning. Most of the therapeutic dose is delivered after the procedure when the prostate and surrounding organs-at-risk are less deformed...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907976/are-complications-of-stress-urinary-incontinence-surgery-procedures-associated-with-the-position-of-the-sling
#9
Jacek Kociszewski, George Fabian, Susanne Grothey, Andrzej Kuszka, Aneta Zwierzchowska, Wojciech Majkusiak, Ewa Barcz
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether the sling position is associated with particular types of complications in patients undergoing suburethral sling placement for stress urinary incontinence. METHODS: Data from 100 women diagnosed at the Evangelical Hospital Hagen-Haspe with complications after suburethral sling insertion were analyzed. All patients underwent pelvic floor ultrasound to assess: urethral length, sling location in relation to the urethral length (%) and the sling distance to the longitudinal smooth muscle complex of the urethra (the sling-longitudinal smooth muscle distance)...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900401/vaginal-wall-weakness-in-parous-ewes-a-potential-preclinical-model-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse
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Natharnia Young, Anna Rosamilia, John Arkwright, Joseph Lee, Miranda Davies-Tuck, Joan Melendez, Jerome Werkmeister, Caroline E Gargett
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Ewes develop pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and may be a suitable model for preclinical studies evaluating cell-based therapies for POP. The aim of this study was to establish a clinical score of vaginal weakness and to compare POP Quantification System (POP-Q) values in conscious nulliparous and parous ewes and determine whether ewes are a suitable POP model. METHODS: Ewes (n = 114) were examined while conscious, without sedation, and standing in a V conveyer by adapting the human POP-Q measurement...
November 29, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900223/modified-one-stage-dorsal-inlay-buccal-mucosa-graft-technique-for-ventral-penile-urethral-and-penile-skin-erosion-a-step-by-step-guide
#11
Lennert Van Putte, Gunter De Win
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the use of a modified single-stage technique for the repair of a ventral penile urethral erosion with involvement of the penile skin, as penile urethral erosion is a rare but potential complication of chronic indwelling catheterisation with a lack of available recommendations for reconstructive options. PATIENT AND METHODS: A 44-year-old male with paraplegia, neurogenic bladder dysfunction and chronic sacral decubitus, presented with a large mid-penile erosion of the ventral penile shaft and urethra, which was caused by chronic transurethral indwelling catheterisation while being hospitalised in an intensive care unit...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890404/incomplete-urethral-duplication-associated-with-a-dermoid-cyst-in-a-dog-with-urinary-obstruction
#12
F Thierry, S Drew, J Del-Pozo, N Fernandez-Salesa, S Woods, G Stanzani, T Liuti
A 20-month-old male miniature dachshund was evaluated for a 10-week history of intermittent stranguria, pollakiuria, haematuria and obstructive urolithiasis. Retrograde urethrocystography revealed a subcutaneous saccular structure in the perineal area connected to the intrapelvic urethra associated with urolithiasis. After excision of the perineal saccular structure, microscopical examination confirmed the presence of transitional epithelium lining the diverticulum, with isolated submucosal smooth muscle bundles...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887914/practical-and-functional-classification-of-the-double-urethra-a-variable-complex-and-fascinating-malformation-observed-in-20-patients
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M Lima, F Destro, M Maffi, D Persichetti Proietti, G Ruggeri
INTRODUCTION: Urethral duplication is a rare and variable malformation of the urinary tract, with non-univocal and complex management. In addition, different classification schemes have been proposed, but none have considered all the possible variants. OBJECTIVE: To report experience with the management of 20 urethral duplication patients and propose a classification of this anomaly. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis collecting information regarding 20 patients (Table) with urethral duplication treated at a single institution over the past 40 years...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887601/protocol-for-a-prospective-randomized-study-on-neurophysiological-assessment-of-lower-urinary-tract-function-in-a-healthy-cohort
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Stéphanie van der Lely, Martina Stefanovic, Melanie R Schmidhalter, Marta Pittavino, Reinhard Furrer, Martina D Liechti, Martin Schubert, Thomas M Kessler, Ulrich Mehnert
BACKGROUND: Lower urinary tract symptoms are highly prevalent and a large proportion of these symptoms are known to be associated with a dysfunction of the afferent pathways. Diagnostic tools for an objective and reproducible assessment of afferent nerve function of the lower urinary tract are missing. Previous studies showed first feasibility results of sensory evoked potential recordings following electrical stimulation of the lower urinary tract in healthy subjects and patients. Nevertheless, a refinement of the methodology is necessary...
November 25, 2016: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883314/diagnostic-and-surgical-approach-to-prenatally-detected-urinary-tract-anomalies
#15
Mile Petrovski
Regular ultrasound examinations carried out in the second trimester of pregnancy help in detecting many anomalies in the fetal urinary tract. Their percentage ranges from 1% to 3% of all controlled pregnancies. There is a wide spectrum of anomalies that affect the urinary tract, but the most significant are: uretero/hydronephrosis (unilateral or bilateral), kidney agenesis, dysplastic kidney, polycystic and multicystic kidneys, anomalies of ascent, anomalies of kidney rotation or fusion, bladder exstrophy, posterior urethra valve etc...
November 1, 2016: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872988/prostatic-arterial-embolization-treating-moderate-to-severe-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-related-to-benign-prostate-hyperplasia-a-meta-analysis
#16
Shijian Feng, Ye Tian, Wei Liu, Zirui Li, Tuo Deng, Hong Li, Kunjie Wang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical efficiency and safety of PAE treating moderate-to-severe LUTS related to BPH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed using PUBMED, EMBASE, Cochrane database of systematic review, and Web of Science, up to April 2016, to identify eligible studies. The Cochrane Collaboration's RevMan 5.3 was used to analyze the extracted data. Random- or fixed-effect model was selected to fit the pooled out heterogeneity...
November 21, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871828/pain-associated-with-urethral-catheterization-is-reduced-in-males-by-simultaneous-voiding-maneuver
#17
Kobi Stav, Yishai H Rappaport, Ilia Beberashvili, Amnon Zisman
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether urethral pain during male catheterization can be reduced if the patient is instructed to void during the insertion of the catheter. METHODS: 96 males (age 66±13) who were referred for multichannel Urodynamic study were prospectively randomized to 2 groups according to the catheter insertion technique: (1) patients were instructed to void during catheterization; (2) no guidance prior or during catheterization. Exclusion criteria were: use of analgesics within the previous 24 hours, active urinary tract infection, indwelling urethral catheter, pre-existing urethral pain, known urethral stricture or inability to cooperate with pain assessment due to mental disorders...
November 18, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867440/an-unusual-case-of-a-metallic-foreign-body-per-urethra
#18
Haresh G Thummar, Hemen I Vithlani, Pokhraj P Suthar, Deepa Regina John, Nisha Thummar, Harendra Chauhan
BACKGROUND: Foreign body in the lower urinary tract has a low incidence. Here we discuss a case of a safety pin within the bulbar urethra inserted by a young boy for sexual gratification, which was successfully removed under cysto-urethroscopic guidance. CASE REPORT: Herein we present a case of a 14-year-old boy who presented with complaints of perineal pain and dysuria. On evaluation in detail and from clinical history, we came to know that he had inserted a safety pin within the urethra...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865411/low-levels-of-apoptotic-like-changes-in-fresh-and-cryopreserved-feline-spermatozoa-collected-from-the-urethra-and-epididymis
#19
Sylwia Prochowska, Wojciech Niżański, Agnieszka Partyka
The aim of this study was to examine apoptotic markers in fresh and frozen-thawed feline spermatozoa collected via urethral catheterization and epididymal slicing. Caspase activation, DNA fragmentation, and phosphatidylserine externalization were evaluated using flow cytometry in sperm cells from both sources before and after cryopreservation. The study revealed no differences between urethral and epididymal spermatozoa, both in fresh and frozen-thawed samples. The level of apoptotic changes in sperm cells in fresh feline semen was low: 0...
January 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862230/penile-compression-clamps-a-model-of-the-internal-mechanical-state-of-penile-soft-tissues
#20
Ayelet Levy, Mandy Fader, Daniel Bader, Amit Gefen
AIMS: Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed male cancer and urinary incontinence represents a major consequence following surgery. Penile compression clamps (PCCs) which externally occlude the urethra may be used to manage the incontinence. Despite potential complication of PCCs, such as deformation-inflicted tissue damage, to date, there are no reported biomechanical criteria for design of PCCs, in terms of quantitative parameters for evaluating the safety-versus-efficacy of existing or future designs...
November 15, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
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