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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226524/robust-estimation-of-simulated-urinary-volume-from-camera-images-under-bathroom-illumination
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Chizuru Honda, Md Shoaib Bhuiyan, Haruki Kawanaka, Eiichi Watanabe, Koji Oguri, Chizuru Honda, Md Shoaib Bhuiyan, Haruki Kawanaka, Eiichi Watanabe, Koji Oguri, Eiichi Watanabe, Haruki Kawanaka, Chizuru Honda, Koji Oguri, Md Shoaib Bhuiyan
General uroflowmetry method involves the risk of nosocomial infections or time and effort of the recording. Medical institutions, therefore, need to measure voided volume simply and hygienically. Multiple cylindrical model that can estimate the fluid flow rate from the photographed image using camera has been proposed in an earlier study. This study implemented a flow rate estimation by using a general-purpose camera system (Raspberry Pi Camera Module) and the multiple cylindrical model. However, large amounts of noise in extracting liquid region are generated by the variation of the illumination when performing measurements in the bathroom...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139104/-animated-biofeedback-for-the-dysfunctional-voiding-syndrome
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M Fernández Ibieta, M J Guirao Piñera, G Zambudio Carmona, J Rojas Ticona, I Martínez Castaño, V Villamil, A Sánchez Sánchez, A García López, P Reyes Ríos, J I Ruiz Jiménez
OBJECTIVES: To analyze clinical and electromyographic treatment outcome of dysfunctional voiding (DV) with animated Biofeedback (Bfb). Clinical or electromyographic variables associated with higher success rate were checked. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study of patients with DV, that in 2010- 2015 followed animated Bfb program. Efficacy was measured with Uroflowmetry, Electromyography (EMG) and validated clinical questionnaire. Inclusion criteria: no myelodysplasia, no anatomical malformations and a minumin of 3 Bfb sessions...
April 10, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124531/preliminary-assessment-of-neck-circumference-in-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Yigit Akin, Hakan Gulmez, Erhan Ates, Mehmet Gulum, Murat Savas
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact of neck circumference (NC) in the treatment of bening prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) patients with metabolic syndrome (MtS). Additionally, we determined dose response to alpha-blockers and cut-off values for NC and waist circumference (WC), in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Non-randomized, open-labelled, and multi-centre study was conducted between March 2014 and September 2015. The BPH patients were enrolled and were divided into 2 groups: with MtS (Group 1; n=94) and without MtS (Group 2; n=103)...
January 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120449/correlation-between-advanced-glycation-end-products-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-and-bladder-dysfunctions-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Alessandro Galì, Giuseppe Mucciardi, Salvatore Butticè, Enrica Subba, Carmela D'Amico, Francesco Lembo, Carlo Magno
OBJECTIVES: To explore whether serum and urinary advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) are related to urinary symptoms and bladder dysfunctions in diabetic patients. METHODS: Forty-seven patients with type 2 Diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) were enrolled. LUTS evaluation was performed by IPSS (International Prostatic Symptoms Score), QoL (quality of life), OAB (overactive bladder). ICI-SF (International Consultation on Incontinence - short form) quaestionneires; ultrasound examination, evaluation of postvoid residual (PVR), uroflowmetry, cystometry with pressure-flow study (PFS) were performed to detect bladder dysfunctions...
January 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120445/efficacy-and-adherence-of-flexibly-adding-on-a-second-antimuscarinic-agent-for-patients-with-refractory-overactive-bladder
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Chung-Cheng Wang, Yuan-Hong Jiang, Hann-Chorng Kuo
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and adverse events (AE) of flexibly adding on oxybutynin ER in patients with overactive bladder (OAB) refractory to monotherapy with the first muscarinic antagonist. METHODS: A total of 129 patients with refractory OAB were enrolled in a prospective, open-label protocol. Inclusion criteria were persistent symptoms or partial response to 3-month behavioral therapy and an optimized dose of one antimuscarinic agent. At baseline, weeks 4, and 12 after the oxybutynin ER (5-15 mg once a day) was flexibly added, we assessed the OAB symptom indexes and Patient Perception of Bladder Condition, uroflowmetry, and post-void residual, along with the therapeutic effect, AE, and tolerability...
January 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120443/effect-of-voided-volume-on-voiding-patterns-and-reliability-of-uroflowmetry-electromyography-results-in-children-with-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction
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M Murat Dayanc, Yusuf Kibar, H Cem Irkilata, Ahmet A Sancaktutar, Turgay Ebiloglu, Ahmet Gur, Giray Ergin, Bilal F Alp, Faysal Gok
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether voided volume (VV) could change the uroflow patterns and result in children with lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD). METHODS: Between January 2009 and May 2010, the children with LUTD were enrolled in this study. Uroflowmetry (UF) combined with electromyography (EMG) was performed two times and was reviewed independently by two urologists. UF-EMG curves were classified as bell, staccato, intermittent, plateau, and tower. Patients' expected bladder capacity (EBC) and VV were recorded...
January 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096921/a-sequential-comparison-of-postoperative-voiding-function-between-two-different-transobturator-sling-procedures
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Don Kyoung Choi, Ha Bum Jung, Young Goo Lee, Ki Kyung Kim, Sung Tae Cho
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated sequential postoperative voiding function of two types of sling procedures (Monarc(®) and ALIGN(®)) in patients with stress urinary incontinence. METHODS: Ninety-one women diagnosed with urodynamic stress incontinence were randomly assigned to the study. All enrolled patients underwent Monarc or ALIGN procedure. They were postoperatively evaluated at one day, one week, one month, three months, 12 months, and 24 months. The voiding function was evaluated with uroflowmetry and post-void residual urine...
November 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087281/mtuepa-trans-urethral-monopolar-enucleation-of-prostatic-adenoma-preliminary-report
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Vito Pansadoro, Paolo Emiliozzi, Gianluca Del Vecchio, Marco Martini, Paolo Scarpone, Francesco Del Giudice, Domenico Veneziano, Aldo Brassetti, Christophe Assenmacher
OBJECTIVES: To describe preliminary results of our monopolar Transurethral Enucleation of Prostatic Adenoma (mTUEPA). METHODS: A consecutive series of patient treated with mTUEPA, a retrograde enucleation of the prostatic adenoma performed by means of a standard monopolar resectoscope, were prospectively enrolled. Symptoms, uroflometry parmeters and post voiding residual (PVR) were assessed at baseline and 1, 6 and 12 months post-operatively. Prostate volume (PV) was evaluated at baseline by means of transrectal ultrasound...
January 10, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074677/the-effective-tool-for-self-assessment-of-adherence-to-treatment-in-patients-with-benign-prostatic-obstruction-and-overactive-bladder-symptoms
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Kirill Kosilov, Sergey Loparev, Irina Kuzina, Olga Shakirova, Natalya Zhuravskaya, Alexandra Lobodenko
PURPOSE: Study of validity of the Medication Adherence Self-Report Inventory (MASRI) for use in clinical practice to treat patients with benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) accompanied with overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms. METHODS: During 12 weeks of the randomized study, 452 patients with BPO and OAB symptoms (mean age of 61.3 (12.7)) were studied for adherence to the treatment with Tamsulosin, Solifenacin and Trospium using the MASRI. External monitoring instruments included the Brief Medication Questionnaire (BMQ) and the visual remaining pill count...
January 11, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073192/the-use-of-autologous-platelet-rich-plasma-gel-in-bulbar-and-penile-buccal-mucosa-urethroplasty-preliminary-report-of-our-first-series
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Marcello Scarcia, Francesco Paolo Maselli, Giuseppe Cardo, Giuseppe Mario Ludovico
OBJECTIVE: The Buccal Mucosa (BM) UrethroPlasty (UP) is one of the preferred treatments for long or compli-cated urethral strictures. We propose the use of autologous Platelet Rich Plasma gel (aPRPg) in order to enhance to vascularization of BM graft and reduce the fibrous spongy. We report the outcome of our ten cases of bulbar and penile UP and the safety of this technique. Materials and metods: Ten patients underwent to BM UP with use of aPRP gel. Median age was 46. Stricture etiology was idiopathic, failed hypospadias and flogistic...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053897/effects-of-a-supplement-combining-pycnogenol-%C3%A2-and-l-arginine-aspartate-on-lower-urinary-dysfunction-compared-with-saw-palmetto-extract
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Hiroshi Yagi, Ryo Sato, Kojiro Nishio, Gaku Arai, Shigehiro Soh, Hiroshi Okada
OBJECTIVES: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and sexual dysfunction (SDys) are common problems that affect quality of life (QOL) in elderly men. In addition to prescribed drugs, many over-the-counter medications including supplements are used to treat QOL diseases. Phosphodiesterase inhibitors are reported to be effective for both LUTS and SDys by increasing nitric oxide levels. French maritime pine bark extract Pycnogenol(®), which is a potent nitric oxide donor, is reported to be effective for SDys...
January 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052296/clinical-and-biochemical-influence-of-prostatic-stones
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Tomislav Soric, Mirnes Selimovic, Lada Bakovic, Tatjana Šimurina, Robert Selthofer, Jerka Dumic
INTRODUCTION: The study aimed to explore clinical influence of prostatic stones on lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), seminal plasma cytokines, and serum biomarkers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 70 men aged ≤50 years with LUTS divided into 2 groups: group with stones (GSt) and group without prostatic stones (GNoSt). All subjects completed the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire and National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI) scoring questionnaire...
January 5, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040503/are-interferential-electrical-stimulation-and-diaphragmatic-breathing-exercises-beneficial-in-children-with-bladder-and-bowel-dysfunction
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Vesna D Zivkovic, Ivona Stankovic, Lidija Dimitrijevic, Mirjana Kocic, Hristina Colovic, Marina Vlajkovic, Andjelka Slavkovic, Milica Lazovic
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of interferential current (IC) stimulation and diaphragmatic breathing exercises (DBEs) in children with bladder and bowel dysfunction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventy-nine children with dysfunctional voiding and chronic constipation who were failures of primary care interventions were included in the prospective clinical study. All the children were checked for their medical history regarding lower urinary tract symptoms and bowel habits...
December 28, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025648/functional-assessment-of-the-hautmann-ileal-neobladder-with-chimney-modification-using-uroflowmetry-and-a-questionnaire
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Yong Seong Lee, Ha Bum Jung, Don Kyoung Choi, Sung Tae Cho, Ki Kyung Kim, Young Goo Lee
Urinary diversion reconstruction is essential after radical cystectomy and neobladder reconstruction is accepted as a fine option. This study included 51 patients, who underwent radical cystectomy with orthotopic neobladder reconstruction by a Hautmann ileal neobladder with chimney modification from 2006 to 2014. Functional outcomes were evaluated using a questionnaire and uroflowmetry. Perioperative complications were analyzed retrospectively. The mean follow-up period was 36.1 months. Eighty-six percent of patients voided without clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) assistance...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999934/detrusor-pressures-in-urodynamic-studies-during-voiding-in-women
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Satoru Kira, Takahiko Mitsui, Hideki Kobayashi, Yaburu Haneda, Norifumi Sawada, Masayuki Takeda
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: To investigate detrusor pressure during voiding in women using urodynamic studies (UDS). METHODS: The study group comprised 57 women with non-neurogenic lower urinary tract symptoms. All patients underwent UDS between January 2010 and December 2014. UDS included filling cystometry, pressure flow study (PFS), uroflowmetry for the maximum flow rate (Qmax) and mean flow rate, and postvoid residuals. Existence of voluntary detrusor contraction was defined as a continuous and smooth increase in detrusor pressure (Pdet) after the instruction to micturate in the PFS...
December 20, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960590/use-of-thermobalancing-therapy-in-ageing-male-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-with-a-focus-on-etiology-and-pathophysiology
#16
Simon Allen, Ivan Aghajanyan
INTRODUCTION: We investigated if "thermobalancing" therapy (TT), using Dr Allen's therapeutic device (DATD) in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), can aid in understanding the etiology and pathophysiology of BPH. METHODS: We compared urinary and other parameters of BPH patients who received TT over 6 months (treatment group) with those of healthy volunteers who had not received the treatment (control group). Dynamics of symptoms and indicators in each group were evaluated in comparison with their data at the beginning and end of the study...
December 14, 2016: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928444/the-remote-effects-of-intravitreal-anti-vegf-therapy
#17
Balta F, Merticariu M, Taban C, Neculau G, Merticariu A, Muresanu D, Badescu D, Jinga V
Objective: To study the effects of intravitreal anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) therapy with Avastin for wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) on Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)-related symptoms. Methods: An exploratory trial was conducted from August 1, 2013 to February 1, 2014, that included 14 male patients previously diagnosed with BPH, who were aged between 59 and 69 years. The trial was performed in Bucharest and involved two medical institutions: the Clinical Hospital of Eye Emergencies and the "Prof...
October 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928426/treatment-compliance-of-working-persons-to-high-dose-antimuscarinic-therapies-a-randomized-trial
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Kirill Vladimirovich Kosilov, Sergey Loparev, Irina Kuzina, Olga Shakirova, Nataliya Zhuravskaya, Alexandra Lobodenko
AIM: The aim of this work was to study the factors affecting the stability of working patients in antimuscarinic (AM) drug treatment. BACKGROUND: The prevalence of urge urinary incontinence (UUI) is an average of between 8.2% and 16.0% of the population. UUI is a condition that adversely affects the health-related quality of life. The first-line therapy in managing UUI is AM treatment. METHODS: In 1006 patients between 18 and 60 years old (627 women, 379 men, mean age 69...
August 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917521/international-continence-society-good-urodynamic-practices-and-terms-2016-urodynamics-uroflowmetry-cystometry-and-pressure-flow-study
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Peter F W M Rosier, Werner Schaefer, Gunnar Lose, Howard B Goldman, Michael Guralnick, Sharon Eustice, Tamara Dickinson, Hashim Hashim
AIMS: The working group initiated by the ICS Standardisation Steering Committee has updated the International Continence Society Standard "Good Urodynamic Practice" published in 2002. METHODS: On the basis of the manuscript: "ICS standard to develop evidence-based standards," a new ICS Standard was developed in the period from December 2013 to December 2015. In July, a draft was posted on the ICS website for membership comments and discussed at the ICS 2015 annual meeting...
December 5, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909622/the-effectiveness-of-biofeedback-therapy-in-children-with-monosymptomatic-enuresis-resistant-to-desmopressin-treatment
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Eyüp Burak Sancak, Alpaslan Akbaş, Ömer Kurt, Cabir Alan, Ahmet Reşit Ersay
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of biofeedback therapy on children with desmopressin- resistant primary monosymptomatic enuresis (MsE). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study comprised both retrospective and prospective sections. A total of 262 medical files of patients who were diagnosed as enuresis between November 2012 and January 2015 were retrospectively screened. Patients with neuropathic bladder, daytime voiding problems, anatomical pathology and enuresis-related diseases were excluded from the study...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Urology
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