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visual prostate symptom score

Lynn Stothers, S Mutabazi, F Bajunirwe, Andrew Macnab
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 symptoms (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 11, 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
Christian Gratzke, Zach Dovey, Giacomo Novara, Nicolas Geurts, Ruben De Groote, Peter Schatteman, Geert de Naeyer, Giorgio Gandaglia, Alexandre Mottrie
BACKGROUND: Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) is a widespread option for the treatment of patients with clinically localised prostate cancer. Modifications in the surgical technique may help to further improve functional outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To assess the outcome of early catheter removal 48h after surgery, as opposed to standard catheter removal 6 d after surgery following RARP, using a newly developed surgical technique for posterior reconstruction and anastomosis (Aalst technique)...
May 2016: European Urology
Bahram Mofid, Hossein Rezaeizadeh, Amir Mohammad Jaladat, Fatemeh Atarzadeh, Reihane Moeini, Abbas Motevalian, Ahmad Mosalaie, Farshid Farhan, Afshin Rakhsha, Amir Shahram Yousefi Kashi
BACKGROUND: For patients receiving external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) after radical prostatectomy as adjuvant treatment or patients receiving EBRT as definitive treatment, partial irradiation of the urinary bladder is common. Many of such patients experience some degree of radiation-induced cystitis during or after EBRT. There is currently no efficient treatment for preventing radiation cystitis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of one of the safe mucilaginous herbs (Malva) in preventing radiation-induced dysuria in patients who are undergoing EBRT for prostate cancer...
September 2015: Electronic Physician
J-F Fang, B Wei, Z-H Zheng, T-F Chen, Y Huang, J-L Huang, P-R Lei, H-B Wei
AIM: This study assessed the effect of intra-operative electrical nerve stimulation (INS) on pelvic autonomic nerve preservation (PANP) during laparoscopic resection for rectal cancer. METHOD: A total of 189 consecutive cases of radical laparoscopic proctectomy were included. PANP was assessed visually or with INS. Urinary function was evaluated by residual urine volume (RUV), International Prostatic Symptom Score (IPSS) and recatheterization rate. Erectile function was evaluated using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) scale...
December 2015: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Shucheng Liu, Ying Yu, Yang Gao, Xiong Yang, Zili Pang
The objectives of the study were to evaluate changes in ureteral stent-related symptoms and urinary glycosaminoglycan (GAG) excretion after alfuzosin treatment, and to further investigate the relationship between stent-related symptoms and loss of urinary GAGs. Seventy consecutive patients scheduled for unilateral retrograde ureteroscopy with stent placement were recruited. Patients were randomly assigned to treatment with alfuzosin 10 mg/day or placebo for 3 weeks starting on the third postoperative day. The ureteral stent was removed when treatment stopped...
April 2016: Urolithiasis
Urmila Dhakad, Bhupendra Pal Singh, Siddharth Kumar Das, Anupam Wakhlu, Puneet Kumar, Durgesh Srivastava, Pooja Dhoan, Nilesh Nolkha
AIM: To determine sexual dysfunctions and urinary symptoms in male ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients and their association with various disease and patient factors. METHODS: In this prospective case control study conducted at a tertiary care teaching institution, 100 males with AS were compared to 100 controls using International Index of Erectile Function-15 (IIEF), International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and a global question for overall relationship with their partners...
November 2015: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
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