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Yoshiyuki Akiyama, Aya Niimi, Akira Nomiya, Yukio Yamada, Tohru Nakagawa, Tetsuya Fujimura, Hiroshi Fukuhara, Haruki Kume, Yasuhiko Igawa, Yukio Homma
AIMS: To assess the clinical impact of Hunner lesions in patients with Hunner type interstitial cystitis (HIC). METHODS: The clinical records of 94 HIC patients who underwent their first hydrodistension (with lesion fulguration) were retrospectively reviewed. At surgery, the extent of each lesion was classified in terms of the relative involvement for the whole-bladder luminal surface; we defined four grades of involvement: <10%, 10-24%, 25-49%, and ≥50%; and two grades of severity: <25% (focal) and ≥25% (extensive)...
January 9, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Zongshi Qin, Yan Liu, Kehua Zhou, Jiani Wu, Ran Pang, Ning Li, Chang Xu, Joey S W Kwong, Zhishun Liu
BACKGROUND: Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a common condition affecting men of all ages. Acupuncture may be an effective treatment option for CP/CPPS, but evidence is limited. We propose to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture in a rigorously conducted trial. METHODS: Ten hospitals will recruit 440 participants with CP/CPPS in China from October 2017 to December 2019. Participants will be randomly allocated to acupuncture or sham acupuncture with a 1:1 ratio using computerized simple random sampling...
December 22, 2017: Trials
Rajeev Sood, T Manasa, Hemant Goel, Ritesh Kumar Singh, Rajpal Singh, Nikhil Khattar, Praveen Pandey
Objective: To conduct a prospective randomised study comparing the safety, effectiveness and treatment outcomes in patients undergoing bipolar transurethral resection of the prostate (bTURP) and photoselective vaporisation of the prostate (PVP) under sedoanalgesia, as sedoanalgesia is a safe and effective technique suitable for minimally invasive endourological procedures and although studies have confirmed that both TURP and PVP are feasible under sedoanalgesia there are none comparing the two...
December 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
Muhammet Guzelsoy, Mustafa Murat Aydos, Soner Coban, Ali Riza Turkoglu, Kadir Acibucu, Hakan Demirci
AIM: To compare the correlation of visual prostate symptom score (VPSS) and international prostate symptom score (IPSS). To investigate the effect of educational level and age in the responses to VPSS and IPSS. METHOD: Three hundred and nine patients who gave consent and applied via LUTS to our institution were included in this study. They were requested to fill IPSS and VPSS. The patients were divided into two groups as middle-aged and elderly with a cutoff point of 65 years...
December 11, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
Yogesh Taneja, Priyatama Ram, Satish Kumar, Kishan Raj, Charan K Singh, Santosh K Dhaked, Jiten Jaipuria
Background: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTSs) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are common conditions in middle-age or older men. The International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) is a useful and validated questionnaire to evaluate LUTS secondary to BPH. Van der Walt et al have developed an alternative questionnaire named the Visual Prostate Symptom Score (VPSS) questionnaire. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between the VPSS and IPSS in the evaluation of men with LUTSs due to BPH in an Indian population...
December 2017: Prostate International
Lynn Stothers, Andrew Macnab, Francis Bajunirwe, Sharif Mutabazi, Catherine Lobatt
INTRODUCTION: The Visual Prostate Symptom Score (VPSS) is an image-based interpretation of the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) intended to quantify frequency, nocturia, weak stream, and quality of life (QoL) in a literacy-independent manner. METHODS: Ugandan men presenting with lower urinary tract symptons (LUTS) to a rural clinic completed VPSS and IPSS independently and then with assistance. They verbally interpreted VPSS images, rated question usefulness, and suggested improvements...
November 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
Shiao-Jin Guu, Jiun-Hung Geng, I-Ting Chao, Hui-Tzu Lin, Yung-Chin Lee, Yung-Shun Juan, Chia-Chu Liu, Chii-Jye Wang, Chia-Chun Tsai
Managing patients with chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) refractory to the traditional 3-As therapy (antibiotics, alpha-blockers, and anti-inflammatories) is a challenging task. Low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (LI-ESWT) was recently reported to be able to improve pain, urinary symptoms, and even sexual function by inducing neovascularization and anti-inflammation, reducing muscle tone, and influencing nerve impulses. This study evaluates whether combined treatment with LI-ESWT can restore clinical ability and quality of life (QoL) in patients refractory to 3-As therapy...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
K K Bhomi, N Subedi, P P Panta
INTRODUCTION: International prostate symptom score is a validated questionnaire used to evaluate the lower urinary tract symptoms in benign prostatic hyperplasia. Visual prostate symptom score is a new simplified symptom score with pictograms to evaluate the same. We evaluated the correlation of visual prostate symptom score with international prostate symptom score and uroflowmetry parameters in Nepalese male patients with lower urinary tract symptoms. METHODS: Male patients aged ≥40 years attending the Urology clinic were enrolled in the study...
April 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
Chanjuan Zhang, Zhiying Xiao, Xiulin Zhang, Liqiang Guo, Wendong Sun, Changfeng Tai, Zhaoqun Jiang, Yuqiang Liu
BACKGROUND: Bladder spasm is a common side effect of urological surgery. Main treatment modalities include opioids or anticholinergic medication; however, bladder spasms still occur even after these interventions. Recent studies indicate that transcutaneous stimulation of the foot can result in 50% increase in bladder capacity in healthy adults, and inhibit bladder detrusor overactivity in spinal cord injured patients. In this study, we examined the effects of transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the foot on bladder spasms related symptoms...
July 13, 2017: BMC Urology
A Descazeaud, P Coloby, J L Davin, A De La Taille, G Karsenty, G Kouri, D Rossi, J C Pouteau, M Zerbib
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to validate the VPSS (visual prostatic symptom score) score in the French language for the identification and monitoring of BPH-related LUTS in urological practice. METHODS: A prospective observational survey was carried out between September the 15th 2014 and July the 30th 2015 in urology practices. The first 4 consecutive patients aged over 60 years, with BPH-related LUTS requiring prescription of an alpha-blocker, were enrolled. We translated a "visual prostatic symptom score" (VPSS) into French and adapted it slightly...
March 2017: Progrès en Urologie
Kwang Jin Ko, Yoon Seok Suh, Tae Heon Kim, Hyun Hwan Sung, Gyu Ha Ryu, Kyu-Sung Lee
AIM: The current standard diagnostic test to evaluate bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) is pressure-flow study (PFS). The penile cuff test (PCT) was introduced as a non-invasive alternative to PFS to determine the isovolumetric bladder pressure and also flow rate. The aim of the study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and acceptability of the PCT, compared to those of PFS, in the assessment of BOO in men. METHODS: A total of 146 consecutive men with an International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) >12 and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) for >6 months were included in this single-institution, prospective, diagnostic study...
September 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Yu-Ming Zhang, Pei Chu, Wen-Jin Wang
BACKGROUND: As a monotherpay, a-blockers and anti-muscarinics are both efficacy for ureteral stent-related symptoms (SRS). The aim of the study was to systematically evaluate their efficacy of a combination therapy for SRS. METHODS: Relevant studies investigating α-blockers and/or anti-muscarinics for SRS were identified though searching online databases including PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and other sources up to March 2016. The RevMan software was used for data analysis, and senesitivity analysis and inverted funnel plot were also adopted...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Phil Hyun Song, Young Hwii Ko
INTRODUCTION: Considering the distinctive nature in terms of psychological stress and anal tone of position which is generally selected between lithotomy and left lateral decubitus (LLD), we postulated its effect on pain perception during biopsy, and investigated their association. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study for comparison of two biopsy positions which were perform in a different working day was conducted for 208 men (lithotomy position=86, LLD=122)...
May 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Tomonori Minagawa, Tetsuichi Saitou, Toshiro Suzuki, Takahisa Domen, Hitoshi Yokoyama, Masakuni Ishikawa, Shiro Hirakata, Takashi Nagai, Masaki Nakazawa, Teruyuki Ogawa, Osamu Ishizuka
BACKGROUND: Ao-dake-humi is a traditional Japanese bamboo foot stimulator consisting of a half-pipe-shaped step made of bamboo used to stimulate the foot by stepping on it, and is commonly used to promote general health among the elderly in Japan. However, its efficacy has not been reported in the scientific literature. This study was performed to investigate the role of ao-dake-humi focusing on lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), constipation, and hypersensitivity to cold (HC). METHODS: Participants with LUTS, constipation, or HC were enrolled in this study...
December 9, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Ashutosh Roy, Amandeep Singh, Darshan Singh Sidhu, R P Jindal, Mishi Malhotra, Haramritpal Kaur
INTRODUCTION: Benign prostrate hyperplasia (BPH) is a leading source of healthcare problem in aging men around the world including India. Both International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) and New Visual Prostate Symptom Score (VPSS) are used to assess the lower urinary tracts symptoms (LUTSs) in men. The present study was planned to compare these two scores, IPSS and VPSS in Indian rural men prospectively and their efficacy was compared with urodynamic evaluation of the patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With Institutional Ethical Committee approval, this study was conducted on 100 patients having LUTS and BPH after obtaining written informed consent...
July 2016: Nigerian Journal of Surgery: Official Publication of the Nigerian Surgical Research Society
Yiloren Tanidir, Naside Mangir, Ahmet Sahan, Muhammed Sulukaya
PURPOSE: Ureteric stents are frequently used in urology practice and can cause significant impairment in quality of life (QoL). The aim of this study was to validate the Ureteral Stent Symptoms Questionnaire (USSQ) to be used in the evaluation of stent-related symptoms and impairment in QoL in Turkish-speaking patients. METHODS: After linguistic validation of the original USSQ into Turkish language, the Turkish version of the USSQ (T-USSQ) was self-administered to all participants at week 1 and 4 after stent placement for test-retest reliability and internal consistency and at week 8 (4 weeks after stent removal) for sensitivity to change analysis...
July 2017: World Journal of Urology
Mazhar A Memon, M Hammad Ather
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate correlation between visual prostate score (VPSS) and maximum flow rate (Qmax) in men with lower urinary tract symptoms. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a cross sectional study conducted at a university Hospital. Sixty-seven adult male patients>50 years of age were enrolled in the study after signing an informed consent. Qmax and voided volume recorded at uroflowmetry graph and at the same time VPSS were assessed. The education level was assessed in various defined groups...
March 2016: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Sang Woon Kim, Hee Seo Son, Irela Soto Troya, Ji Yu Kim, Myoung Joo Kim, Matthew O Fraser, Jang Hwan Kim
AIMS: To evaluate the correlation between symptom severity of bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC) and autonomic nervous system activity, we examined autonomic responses during bladder hydrodistention. METHODS: Medical records were collected from a prospective database for patients who underwent bladder hydrodistention with a fixed protocol from March 2012 to December 2013. A total of 40 patients (16 males, 24 females) were included for the analysis...
March 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Peng Zhang, Wan-Li Hu, Bei Cheng, Long Cheng, Yang-Jun Zeng, Gang Wang
The present meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the current evidence for the use of α1-blockers in relieving ureteric stent-related symptoms (USS). Electronic databases, including PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library, were searched and two independent reviewers identified relevant parallel randomized controlled trials (RCTs), assessed trial quality and extracted data. Review Manager (version 5.2) was used to conduct a meta-analysis of the data. Significant advantages were demonstrated in the treatment group based on International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), voiding symptom sub-scores [mean difference (MD), -2...
February 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Gregory P McLENNAN, Iyad Khourdaji, Kim A Killinger, Judith A Boura, Kenneth M Peters
OBJECTIVE: Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a disease with an uncertain cause and limited effective treatments. Apremilast (Celgene Corporation, Summit, NJ, USA) is a selective phosphodiesterase type 4 (PDE4) inhibitor that modulates the immune system. An open-label, one-arm, pilot study was conducted to explore its potential for improving CP/CPPS symptoms. METHODS: Males ≥ 18 years of age were treated with 20 mg oral apremilast twice daily for up to 12 weeks...
September 2012: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
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