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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328579/resting-state-functional-connectivity-predicts-longitudinal-pain-symptom-change-in-urologic-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome-a-mapp-network-study
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Jason J Kutch, Jennifer S Labus, Richard E Harris, Katherine T Martucci, Melissa A Farmer, Sonja Fenske, Connor Fling, Eric Ichesco, Scott Peltier, Bogdan Petre, Wensheng Guo, Xiaoling Hou, Alisa J Stephens, Chris Mullins, Daniel J Clauw, Sean C Mackey, A Vania Apkarian, J Richard Landis, Emeran A Mayer
Chronic pain symptoms often change over time, even in individuals who have had symptoms for years. Studying biological factors that predict trends in symptom change in chronic pain may uncover novel pathophysiological mechanisms and potential therapeutic targets. In this study, we investigated whether brain functional connectivity measures obtained from resting-state functional MRI (rs-fMRI) at baseline can predict longitudinal symptom change (3, 6, and 12 months post-scan) in urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome (UCPPS)...
March 17, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325529/transcutaneous-stimulation-of-the-posterior-tibial-nerve-for-treating-refractory-urge-incontinence-of-idiopathic-and-neurogenic-origin
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C Valles-Antuña, M L Pérez-Haro, C González-Ruiz de L, A Quintás-Blanco, E M Tamargo-Diaz, J García-Rodríguez, A San Martín-Blanco, J M Fernandez-Gomez
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of treatment with transcutaneous posterior tibial nerve stimulation (TPTNS) in patients with urge urinary incontinence, of neurogenic or nonneurogenic origin, refractory to first-line therapeutic options. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included 65 patients with urge urinary incontinence refractory to medical treatment. A case history review, a urodynamic study and a somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP) study were conducted before the TPTNS, studying the functional urological condition by means of a voiding diary...
March 18, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321250/percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-under-ultrasound-guidance-in-patients-with-renal-calculi-and-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-a-report-of-11-cases
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Xiao Wang, Xuecheng Yang, Xiulong Zhong, Zhenlin Wang, Senyao Xue, Weifeng Yu, Zhen Dong
Nephrolithiasis accelerates the renal failure in the patients with ADPKD. In order to evaluate the role of percutaneous nephrolithotomy in management of calculus in these patients, 11 patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and renal stones were included in the study. Two patients had bilateral renal stones. All patients were treated by percutaneous nephrolithotomy under ultrasound guidance. 13 percutaneous nephrolithotomy procedures were performed in 1 stage by the urology team under ultrasound guidance...
2017: Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317618/mir-1-a-potential-predictive-biomarker-for-recurrence-in-prostate-cancer-after-radical-prostatectomy
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Wei Wei, Jiangyong Leng, Hongxiang Shao, Weidong Wang
BACKGROUND: Increasing evidence suggests that aberrant microRNAs expressions are significantly associated with cancer progression. Previous studies have reported that the relative expression of miR-1 is significantly downregulated in recurrent prostate cancer (PCa) samples when compared with nonrecurrent PCa tissues. However, whether miR-1 can serve as a novel predictive biomarker for PCa recurrence still remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The patients with clinically localized PCa who underwent radical prostatectomy by the same medical team at the Department of Urology, Ningbo No...
April 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303996/are-we-performing-a-lot-of-simple-nephrectomies
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Muhammad Akmal, Zahoor Iqbal Mirza, Badar Murtaza
OBJECTIVE: To assess the frequency of simple nephrectomies for benign diseases and compare it with the frequency of nephrectomies for malignant diseases. METHODS: The observational study was conducted at the Armed Forces Institute of Urology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from October 2008 to September 2011, and comprised patients undergoing simple nephrectomy for benign disease who were followed up for one year. This was compared to all the other urological procedures performed during the study period, including nephrectomies for malignant diseases...
March 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301057/the-correlation-between-lin28b-gene-potentially-functional-variants-and-wilms-tumor-susceptibility-in-chinese-children
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Wen Fu, Guo-Chang Liu, Zhang Zhao, Jinhong Zhu, Wei Jia, Shi-Bo Zhu, Jin-Hua Hu, Feng-Hua Wang, Jing He, Huimin Xia
BACKGROUND: Wilms tumor (WT) is the most common urologic cancer in children. However, genetic bases underlying WT remain largely unknown. Previous studies indicated that Lin28 homolog B (LIN28B) level is significantly elevated in some WTs. Enforced expression of Lin28b during kidney development could induce WT. Genetic variations in the LIN28B gene may be related to WT susceptibility. METHOD: In this study, we aimed to assess the association between LIN28B gene polymorphisms and WT susceptibility in Chinese children...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286070/the-risk-of-chronic-kidney-disease-associated-with-urolithiasis-and-its-urological-treatments-a-review
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REVIEW
Giovanni Gambaro, Emanuele Croppi, David Bushinsky, Philippe Jaeger, Adamasco Cupisti, Andrea Ticinesi, Sandro Mazzaferro, Alessandro D'Addessi, Pietro Manuel Ferraro
PURPOSE: Urolithiasis can impair kidney function. This literature review focuses on the risk of kidney impairment in stone formers, the specific conditions associated with this risk and the impact of urological surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PubMed and Embase databases were searched for publications on urolithiasis, its treatment, and the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and nephrectomy in stone formers. RESULTS: In general, renal stone formers carry twice the risk of CKD or ESRD, and for female and overweight stone formers the risk is even higher...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276068/beneficial-effects-of-lipidic-extracts-of-saladette-tomato-pomace-and-serenoa-repens-on-prostate-and-bladder-health-in-obese-male-wistar-rats
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Josué V Espinosa-Juárez, Juventino Iii Colado-Velázquez, Patrick Mailloux-Salinas, Jml Medina-Contreras, P Valentín Correa-López, N L Gómez-Viquez, Fabián Meza-Cuenca, Fengyang Huang, Guadalupe Bravo
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with an increased risk of a number of serious medical conditions, including urological disorders. This study investigated the effect of lipidic extract of Saladette Tomato Pomace (STP) and Serenoa repens (SR) on prostate and bladder in a rat obese model induced by high-carbohydrates diet. RESULTS: High-sucrose fed rats showed higher weight of prostate, increased contractility, stromal and epithelial hyperplasia in prostate. The treatment with STP and SR improved contractility, diminished hyperplasia and hypertrophy in prostate in obesity model...
March 8, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271049/intracorporeal-dilatation-plus-al-ghorab-corporoglandular-shunt-for-salvage-management-of-prolonged-ischemic-priapism
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Andika Afriansyah, Prahara Yuri, Yonas Immanuel Hutasoit
Ischemic priapism (IP) is a urological emergency that requires early intervention in order to prevent irreversible structural and functional changes. The purpose of penile shunt surgery is to passage out ischemic blood in the corpus cavernosum (CC), restoring the normal circulation within these structures. Here, we present our first experience using modification of Al-Ghorab shunt procedure to treat severe and prolonged IP. The Al-Ghorab shunt procedure was modified by the retrograde insertion of a 7/8 Hegar dilator into the opening of the distal cavernous tissue via the original Al-Ghorab incision...
May 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269753/lncrna-neat1-is-a-prognosis-biomarker-and-regulates-cancer-progression-via-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Li Ning, Zhiguo Li, Dianjun Wei, Haiyan Chen, Chao Yang
BACKGROUND: The long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as important regulators in cancer progression. Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is one of the most common urological cancers with poor prognosis. In this study, we examined the functional role of the lncRNA, nuclear enriched abundant transcript 1 (NEAT1) in ccRCC progression. METHODS: We performed quantitative real time PCR and western blotting assays to measure mRNA and protein expression levels, respectively...
February 27, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262042/genomic-attributes-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-patients-in-lebanon
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Sima Tokajian, Tamara Salloum, Jonathan A Eisen, Guillaume Jospin, Anna Farra, Jacques E Mokhbat, David A Coil
AIM: Extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing (ESBL) Escherichia coli are a public threat worldwide. This study aimed at analyzing the genomic and functional attributes of nine ESBLs taken from rectal swabs. MATERIALS & METHODS: Samples were isolated from patients admitted for gastrointestinal and urological procedures at the University Medical Center-Rizk Hospital (UMCRH) in Lebanon. Illumina paired-end libraries were prepared and sequenced. RESULTS: The isolates were distributed into five lineages: ST131, ST648, ST405, ST73 and ST38, and harbored bla OXA-1, bla TEM-1B, bla TEM-1C and aac(6')Ib-cr...
March 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258496/the-discrepancy-between-serum-creatinine-and-cystatin-c-can-predict-renal-function-after-treatment-for-postrenal-acute-kidney-injury-multicenter-study-and-pooled-data-analysis
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Masahiro Matsuki, Toshiaki Tanaka, Takeshi Maehana, Yuki Kyoda, Koji Ichihara, Kohei Hashimoto, Masahiro Yanase, Masanori Matsukawa, Hideki Adachi, Satoshi Takahashi, Naoya Masumori
BACKGROUND: Although serum cystatin C and creatinine are used as practical markers of renal function, the discrepancy between them in postrenal acute kidney injury (AKI) cases was reported. The aim of this study was to determine whether the preoperative serum cystatin C (pre-CysC) level could predict clinical outcomes after treatment in patients with postrenal AKI. METHODS: Patients who underwent urological interventions with postrenal AKI were enrolled in this prospective observational study...
March 3, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254473/precision-surgery-and-genitourinary-cancers
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R Autorino, F Porpiglia, P Dasgupta, J Rassweiler, J W Catto, L J Hampton, E Lima, V Mirone, I H Derweesh, F M J Debruyne
The landscape of the surgical management of urologic malignancies has dramatically changed over the past 20 years. On one side, better diagnostic and prognostic tools allowed better patient selection and more reliable surgical planning. On the other hand, the implementation of minimally invasive techniques and technologies, such as robot-assisted laparoscopy surgery and image-guided surgery, allowed minimizing surgical morbidity. Ultimately, these advances have translated into a more tailored approach to the management of urologic cancer patients...
February 20, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249799/european-association-of-urology-position-statement-on-the-role-of-the-urologist-in-the-management-of-male-hypogonadism-and-testosterone-therapy
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EDITORIAL
Vincenzo Mirone, Frans Debruyne, Gert Dohle, Andrea Salonia, Nikolaos Sofikitis, Paolo Verze, Mikkel Fode, Christopher Chapple
Testosterone is a crucial sex hormone important for the health and development of men of all ages. It plays a role in the integrity and maintaining the function of several systems and organs. Testosterone deficiency is linked to a number of signs and symptoms potentially affecting every man in his complexity and masculinity, and is therefore of strong urological interest. For this reason, urologists should attach importance to the need for knowledge, vocational education, and training in this specific area.
February 26, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248052/-endoscopic-removal-of-papillary-tumors-of-upper-urinary-tract
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G N Akopyan, Yu G Alyaev, A Z Vinarov, L M Rapoport, M A Gazimiev, D G Tsarichenko, E V Shpot, N I Sorokin, A M Dymov, A M Pshikhachev, V Yu Lekarev, G S Akopyan
AIM: To assess the results of organ-sparing endoscopic treatment of patients with tumors of the upper urinary tract (UUT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty four patients underwent percutaneous and ureteropyeloscopic interventions for tumors of the upper urinary tract and were followed up at the Urology Clinic, I.M. Sechenov First MSMU. Retrograde removal of benign tumors of the renal pelvis and ureter (tumors sized from 5 to 35 mm), percutaneous removal of papillary carcinoma of renal pelvis of a solitary kidney, percutaneous removal of papillary carcinoma of renal pelvis of only one functioning kidney and percutaneous removal of papillary carcinoma of the lower calyx of the L-shaped kidney were performed in 21, 1, 1 and 1 patients, respectively...
December 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248013/-molecular-mechanisms-of-individual-platelet-reactivity-in-hematuria-secondary-to-lithotripsy
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E F Barinov, T A Tverdokhleb, A N Kravchenko, A O Balykina, N A Cherkasova
AIM: To investigate the mechanisms of individual platelet reactivity to ADP and adrenaline associated with the variability of hematuria after lithotripsy in patients with chronic obstructive pyelonephritis (COPN). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 41 COPN patients admitted to the Department of Urology for lithotripsy (LT). The contact ultrasonic LT was performed using the Karl Storz Calcuson Ultrasonic Lithotripsy System. Postoperative hematuria was assessed by microscopic red blood cell count...
November 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247738/-bacterial-prostatitis-and-prostatic-fibrosis-modern-view-on-the-treatment-and-prophylaxis
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A V Zaitsev, D Yu Pushkar, L A Khodyreva, A A Dudareva
Treatments of chronic bacterial prostatitis (CP) remain difficult problem. Bacterial prostatitis is a disease entity diagnosed clinically and by evidence of inflammation and infection localized to the prostate. Risk factors for UTI in men include urological interventions, such as transrectal prostate biopsy. Ensuing infections after prostate biopsy, such as UTI and bacterial prostatitis, are increasing due to increasing rates of fluoroquinolone resistance. The increasing global antibiotic resistance also significantly affects management of UTI in men, and therefore calls for alternative strategies...
August 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246759/-adverse-events-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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S Foller, H Oppel-Heuchel, I Fetter, Y Winkler, M-O Grimm
After immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy was approved for renal cell carcinoma last year, this new immune therapy has spread to urology. Further approvals (atezolizumab, nivolumab, pembrolizumab) are expected in 2017 for metastatic urothelial carcinoma that has progressed following treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy. With expanding use of immune checkpoint inhibitors, experience in diagnosing and managing immune-mediated adverse events increases. Although of low incidence, grade 3/4 toxicities play a central role...
February 28, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243183/multidisciplinary-management-of-sexual-dysfunction-perineal-pain-and-elimination-dysfunction-in-a-woman-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Michela Miletta, Fabrizio Bogliatto, Leonardo Bacchio
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that commonly affects young women and is associated with sexual dysfunction (SD) and lower anourogenital dysfunction, which affect quality of life. We evaluated the importance of an integrated multidisciplinary approach in the Lower Female Ano-Uro-Genital Network (LFAUGN) to manage a variety of complex symptoms. METHODS: A 40-year-old woman with MS and primary concerns about perineal pain and SD was treated by a trained midwife from the LFAUGN and a physical therapist after a multidisciplinary diagnostic process that included gynecologic evaluation for perineal pain and SD, physiatric assessment, urologic assessment for bladder retention (BR), and surgical examination for obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS)...
January 2017: International Journal of MS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238756/gaps-in-patient-knowledge-about-risks-and-benefits-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy
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Kirven Gilbert, Cara B Cimmino, Lucius C Beebe, Akanksha Mehta
OBJECTIVE: To assess patient knowledge of the symptoms of testosterone deficiency, and the benefits and risks associated with testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). METHODS: An anonymous, 10-question multiple choice survey was administered to consecutive patients presenting for urologic evaluation at an academic medical center, from December 2015 to April 2016. The survey included questions about perceived symptoms of testosterone deficiency, perceived benefits and risks associated with TRT, whether respondents had a diagnosis of testosterone deficiency, and whether they were interested in receiving TRT...
February 24, 2017: Urology
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