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Functional urology

Alexander J Skokan, Robert Caleb Kovell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As long-term survival with complex congenital and pediatric diseases has improved, more patients with congenital genitourinary conditions are living into adulthood. These patients can continue to face lifelong issues related to their conditions, including urinary incontinence, recurrent urinary tract infections, chronic kidney disease, and difficulties with sexual health and function. RECENT FINDINGS: The practice of transitional urology continues to grow nationwide and abroad, and it will be important to develop evidence-based practices for coordinated transition of these patients into the adult health care setting...
March 7, 2018: Current Urology Reports
Xiaowu Liu, Chuize Kong, Zhe Zhang
Bladder cancer (BCa) is the most common urological cancer, and more and more evidence suggests that microRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in BCa pathogenesis. Aberrant miR-130b expression has been reported in several types of cancers. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the effects of miR-130b on BCa progression. miR‑130b expression in BCa cell lines and tissues was detected using real-time PCR (RT-PCR), and vestigial-like protein 4 (VGLL4) expression in tissue specimens and BCa cells that had been transfected with miR-130b mimics and inhibitors was detected using western blotting...
March 6, 2018: Oncology Reports
Ranjana Jairam, Jamie Drossaerts, Desiree Vrijens, Carsten Leue, Philip van Kerrebroeck, Gommert van Koeveringe
AIMS: Sacral neuromodulation (SNM) is an effective treatment for patients with overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) or non-obstructive urinary retention (NOR). These lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are the result of a functional urological cause but often coincide with psychological and/or psychiatric factors. It has been stated that there is an association between LUTS, depression and anxiety disorders. With this study we will investigate whether affective symptoms and quality of life (QoL) improve after successful SNM...
March 5, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Il-Young Jang, Chang Ki Lee, Hee-Won Jung, Sang Soo Yu, Young Soo Lee, Eunju Lee, Dae Hyun Kim
Purpose: Frailty is an important consideration in the management of lower urinary tract symptoms and erectile dysfunction in older men; frailty increases vulnerability to treatment-related adverse outcomes, but its burden is not known. The authors aimed to examine the burden of frailty and associated geriatric conditions in community-dwelling older men. Patients and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 492 community-dwelling older men (mean age, 74...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
Dario Buccheri, Paola Rosa Chirco, Salvatore Geraci, Giuseppe Caramanno, Bernardo Cortese
Coronary artery fistula (CAF) is a relatively rare anatomic abnormality of the coronary arteries that afflicts 0.002% of the general population and represents 14% of all the anomalies of coronary arteries. Its clinical relevance focusses mainly on the mechanism of "coronary steal phenomenon", causing myocardial functional ischaemia even in the absence of stenosis, hence common symptoms are angina or effort dyspnoea. The suggested diagnostic approach is guided by the patient's symptoms and consists of a number of instrumental examinations like ECG, treadmill test, echocardiography, computed tomography scan, cardiac magnetic resonance and coronary angiography...
February 9, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Wei Shan Lim, Kenneth Chen, Tsung Wen Chong, Gordon Minru Xiong, William R Birch, Jisheng Pan, Bae Hoon Lee, Pei Shan Er, Abhijit Vijay Salvekar, Subbu S Venkatraman, Yingying Huang
A bilayer swellable drug-eluting ureteric stent (BSDEUS) is engineered and implemented, as a sustained drug delivery platform technology that enhances localized drug delivery to the highly impermeable urothelium, for the treatment of urothelial diseases such as strictures and carcinomas. On deployment, the device swells to co-apt with the ureteric wall and ensure drug availability to these tissues. BSDEUS consists of a stent spray-coated with a polymeric drug containing polylactic acid-co-caprolactone (PLC) layer which is overlaid by a swellable polyethylene glycol diacrylate (PEGDA) based hydrogel...
February 20, 2018: Biomaterials
Giulia I Lane, Ronak A Gor, Jenna Katorski, Sean P Elliott
AIMS: Neurogenic bladders (NGB) with detrusor leak point pressures >40 cm H2 O (dLPP > 40) have been associated with deterioration of renal function in children with myelomeningocele. For these children, careful pressure management preserves renal function. However, similar evidence is lacking in adult congenital urology (ACU) patients with NGB. We describe renal functional outcomes of non-surgical management of adults with dLPP > 40 or premicturition detrusor pressure (PMDP) >40 cm H2 O, consisting of close follow-up with urodynamic studies (UDS) and renal ultrasound (RUS), paired with adjustments to clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) frequency, anticholinergics, and addition of onabotulinumtoxinA toxin (BTX) injection...
February 28, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Olivia C Eller-Smith, Andrea L Nicol, Julie A Christianson
Centralized pain syndromes are associated with changes within the central nervous system that amplify peripheral input and/or generate the perception of pain in the absence of a noxious stimulus. Examples of idiopathic functional disorders that are often categorized as centralized pain syndromes include fibromyalgia, chronic pelvic pain syndromes, migraine, and temporomandibular disorder. Patients often suffer from widespread pain, associated with more than one specific syndrome, and report fatigue, mood and sleep disturbances, and poor quality of life...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
Yang-Hyun Lee, Jee-Eun Lee, Dong-Woo Ryu, Yoon-Sang Oh, Kwang-Soo Lee, Sung-Hoo Hong, Joong-Seok Kim
BACKGROUND: Urinary dysfunction is relatively common, however, is often underestimated and diagnosed by subjective questionnaires in patients with Parkinsonism. OBJECTIVE: To determine the correlation between subjective urinary dysfunction and post-void residual urine volume in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), multiple system atrophy (MSA) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), and to assess the relationship between clinical characteristics and subjective or objective urinary dysfunction...
2018: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
Melissa R Kaufman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Classic bladder exstrophy (BE) remains one of the most demanding reconstructive challenges encountered in urology. In female BE patients, the long-term sequela of both primary and revision genitoplasty, as well as intrinsic pelvic floor deficits, predispose adult women to significant issues with sexual function, pelvic organ prolapse (POP), and complexities with reproductive health. RECENT FINDINGS: Contemporary data suggest 30-50% of women with BE develop prolapse at a mean age of 16 years...
February 26, 2018: Current Urology Reports
Hadley Burns, J Stephen Gunn, Saeed Chowdhry, Thomas Lee, Steven Schulz, Bradon J Wilhelmi
Objective: This paper discusses the various surgical techniques and outcomes associated with management of buried penis syndrome. Methods: Presented is the case of a 49-year-old man with morbid obesity, leading to massive panniculus and buried penis. We review our technique for reconstruction of the buried penis and treatment of the overlying large panniculus. Literature search was conducted to review current techniques in correcting buried penis syndrome. Results: The patient underwent a successful panniculectomy with removal of all excess skin and tissue...
2018: Eplasty
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AIMS: Historically, urine has been viewed primarily as a waste product with little biological role in the overall health of an individual. Increasingly, data suggest that urine plays a role in human health beyond waste excretion. For example, urine might act as an irritant and contribute to symptoms through interaction with-and potential compromise of-the urothelium. METHODS: To explore the concept that urine may be a vehicle for agents with potential or occult bioactivity and to discuss existing evidence and novel research questions that may yield insight into such a role, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease invited experts in the fields of comparative evolutionary physiology, basic science, nephrology, urology, pediatrics, metabolomics, and proteomics (among others) to a Urinology Think Tank meeting on February 9, 2015...
February 21, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Angela N Pierce, Olivia C Eller-Smith, Julie A Christianson
AIMS: Patients with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS) commonly suffer from widespread pain and mood disorder, which has been attributed to improper functioning of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Voluntary exercise has been shown to improve HPA axis function, therefore we are determining whether voluntary wheel running can attenuate urological pain and dysfunction following neonatal maternal separation (NMS) in female mice. METHODS: Mice underwent NMS for 3 h/day from postnatal Day 1-21, were caged with free access to running wheels at 4 weeks of age, and assessed 4 weeks later for bladder sensitivity, micturition, reward behavior, mast cell degranulation, and HPA axis-related in vitro analysis...
February 21, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Cem Yucel, Mehmet Zeynel Keskin, Cetin Levent Peskircioglu
Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of transdermal testosterone administration on lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and erectile dysfunction (ED). Materials and Method: Sixty-two male patients with Ageing Male Symptom Questionnaire (AMS-Q) scores over 27 and a total serum testosterone level below 350 ng/dl (12.1 nmol/l) who presented to our urology clinic with complaints of LUTS and ED, were enrolled in this study. Uroflowmetry and the International Prostate Symptom Scale were used to evaluate the severity of LUTS...
November 2017: Current Urology
Fernando P Secin, Rafael Coelho, Juan I Monzó Gardiner, Jose Gadú Campos Salcedo, Roberto Puente, Levin Martínez, Diana Finkelstein, Rair Valero, Antonio León, Daniel Angeloni, José Rozanec, Milton Berger, Leandro Totti Cavazzola, Eliney Ferreira Faria, Roberto Días Machado, Felipe Lott, Franz Campos, Jorge G Morales Montor, Carlos Sánchez Moreno, Hugo Dávila Barrios
INTRODUCTION: There is no information about the evolution of robotic programs in public hospitals of Latin-America. OBJECTIVE: To describe the current status and functioning of robotic programs in Latin-American public hospitals since their beginning to date. METHODS: We conducted a survey among leading urologists working at public hospitals of Latin-America who had acquired the Da Vinci laparoscopic-assisted robotic system. Questions included: date the program started, its utilization by other services, number and kind of surgeries, surgery paying system, surgery related deaths, occurrence and reasons of robotic program interruptions and its use for training purposes...
February 19, 2018: World Journal of Urology
P K Saha, M S Hossain, K C Ghosh, M S Alam, S Nabi, B K Saha, F H Pathan
Ureteral stent placement is a common procedure in urologic practice. Forgotten, encrusted D/J stents represent a difficult problem for urologists. The major complications are infection, impaired renal function, migration, encrustation, stone formation and multiple fragmentation of stent. A consensus on the best therapeutic approach is still lacking. Here we present our experience with endoscopic management of this challenging problem and discuss the multimodal endourologic approaches for treating forgotten, encrusted ureteral stents...
January 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Laura Ryan, Padraig Daly, Ivor Cullen, Maeve Doyle
Epididymo-orchitis is a common urological condition in men of all ages, causing a unilateral or bilateral swelling of the epididymis and/or testis. It is frequently caused by sexually transmitted infections, Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrheae, as well as common enteric organisms implicated in urinary tract infections. Men over 35 years old may develop epididymo-orchitis associated with enteric organisms, often associated with functional bladder outlet problems such as benign prostatic hyperplasia or urethral stricture disease...
February 15, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
E Arpali, T Al-Qaoud, E Martinez, R R Redfield, G E Leverson, D B Kaufman, J S Odorico, H W Sollinger
We aimed to evaluate the influence of urological complications occurring within the first year after kidney transplantation on long-term patient and graft outcomes, and sought to examine the impact of the management approach of ureteral strictures on long-term graft function. We collected data on urological complications occurring within the first-year post-transplant. Graft survivals, patient survival, and rejection rates were compared between recipients with and without urological complications. Male gender of the recipient, delayed graft function, donor age were found to be significant risk factors for urological complications after kidney transplantation (p<0...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
Huan Xu, Wenzhi Li, Kai Qi, Juan Zhou, Meng Gu, Zhong Wang
Previous studies have assessed nucleobindin 2 (NUCB2) expression in multiple urological cancer cell lines and detected its effect on renal cancer cell apoptosis. Additionally, certain reports have indicated a novel function of NUCB2 in promoting invasion in renal cancer. The levels of NUCB2 expression in different tumor cell lines were detected by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR). Human NUCB2 and β-actin (ACTB) cDNA plasmids were inserted into lentivirus plasmids, which were then transfected into 786-O cells...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
T A Ludwig, R Dahlem
Artificial urinary sphincters and penile corpus cavernosum prostheses are effective for patients who are not adequately treated by conservative treatment or pharmacotherapy. Both of these devices show good results concerning functional outcome if used within the correct patient selection. Penile prostheses are meant to be the last line of treatment for severe erectile dysfunction after failure of conventional treatment. Artificial urinary sphincters are the treatment of choice for severe urinary stress incontinence...
February 7, 2018: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
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