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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 29, 2016: 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
Rachel E Selekman, Catherine R Harris, Pauline Filippou, Thomas Chi, Amjad Alwaal, Sarah D Blaschko, Benjamin N Breyer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the correlation between the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) and the Visual Prostate Symptom Score (VPSS), a visual assessment of urinary stream, frequency, nocturia, and quality of life using pictograms, in a health safety net population. METHODS: Men presenting to San Francisco General Hospital with lower urinary tract symptoms completed the IPSS and the VPSS without and then with assistance. Statistical analysis was performed using the chi-square test, the Wilcoxon signed rank test, and the Spearman rank correlation...
August 2015: Urology
Yeong Uk Kim, Yoon Seob Ji, Young Hwii Ko, Phil Hyun Song
PURPOSE: Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy is the most useful technique for the diagnosis of prostate cancer; however, many patients describe the procedure as uncomfortable and painful. We investigated the effect of the patient's position on pain scales during TRUS-guided prostate biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between July 2012 and June 2013, a total of 128 consecutive patients who underwent TRUS-guided prostate biopsy were included in this study...
June 2015: Korean Journal of Urology
Mauricio Plata, Carlos G Trujillo, Cristina Domínguez, Juan Ignacio Caicedo, Gabriel Leonardo Carreño, Angela M Mariño Alvarez, Natalia Hernandez, Juan G Cataño
OBJECTIVES: To determine safety, efficacy, and improvement in patient's quality of life (QoL) with 180-W green light laser prostate photovaporization in medium-term follow-up. METHODS: Observational descriptive analysis. All the patients who were treated with photoselective vaporization with potassium titanyl phosphate crystal 180-W green laser between January 2012 and February 2014 were included. The primary outcome was the change of the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS)...
November 2015: Journal of Endourology
Giovanni Saredi, Giacomo Maria Pirola, Andrea Pacchetti, Jon Alexander Lovisolo, Giacomo Borroni, Federico Sembenini, Alberto Mario Marconi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the learning curve for thulium laser enucleation of the prostate (ThuLEP) for two surgeons with different levels of urological endoscopic experience. METHODS: From June 2012 to August 2013, ThuLEP was performed on 100 patients in our institution. We present the results of a prospective evaluation during which we analyzed data related to the learning curves for two surgeons of different levels of experience. RESULTS: The prostatic adenoma volumes ranged from 30 to 130 mL (average 61...
2015: BMC Urology
Lan Zhang, Hua Tong, Yan-jun Li, Yu-xi Shan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect and safety of extracorporeal shock wave (ESW) in the treatment of pain symptom of type III B prostatitis. METHODS: We treated 50 cases of type III B prostatitis by ESW once a week for 4 weeks. Then we evaluated the clinical effect and safety of the therapy based on the NIH-CPSI scores, visual analogue scale (VAS) scores, IIEF-5 scores, prostate volume and morphous, state of urination, color of urine, results of routine semen analysis, and changes of cytokines (IL-6, TNF-α and IL-1β) in expressed prostatic secretion (EPS)...
April 2015: Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue, National Journal of Andrology
Allan Wang, Katherine Mackie, William Breidahl, Tao Wang, Ming H Zheng
BACKGROUND: Chronic lateral epicondylitis (LE) induces cell apoptosis and autophagy, which lead to the reduction of tendon-derived cells in the torn tendon. Our previous study has shown that ultrasound-guided autologous tenocyte injection (ATI) to the torn tendon in patients with chronic resistant LE significantly improves pain, function, and structural repair at 1 year. This report is the continued assessment of the clinical outcomes of these patients at mean 4.5-year follow-up. HYPOTHESIS: Improvements in LE clinical function and structural repair after ATI will be maintained at mean 4...
July 2015: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Mehmet İnci, Numan Baydilli, Adnan Burak Akçay, Abdullah Demirtaş, Mehmet Murat Rifaioğlu, Kerem Han Gözükara, Mehmet Güngör Kaya
OBJECTIVE: To investigate benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in patients with coronary artery ectasia (CAE). The relation between CAE, BPE, and LUTS has not been studied so far. METHODS: We investigated BPE and LUTS symptoms in 47 men with CAE, 45 men with coronary artery disease (CAD), and 47 male controls with normal coronary arteries. LUTS was evaluated by the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS). BPE was evaluated with transabdominal ultrasonography...
June 2015: Urology
Vikram S Chauhan, Rajeev Bansal, Mayuri Ahuja
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of short-duration, open-ended ureteral catheter drainage as a replacement to indwelling stent, and to study the effect of tamsulosin on stent-induced pain and storage symptoms following uncomplicated ureteroscopic removal of stones. DESIGN: Prospective randomised study. SETTING: School of Medical Sciences and Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India. PATIENTS: Patients who underwent ureteroscopic removal of stones for lower ureteral stones between November 2011 and January 2014 were randomly assigned into three groups...
April 2015: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
Yasin Ceylan, Bulent Gunlusoy, Tansu Degirmenci, Zafer Kozacioglu, Deniz Bolat, Suleyman Minareci
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the correlation between the visual prostate symptom score (VPSS) and the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) and uroflowmetry parameters in Turkish men with lower urinary tract symptoms. MATERIAL: Between September 2013 and March 2014, a total of 191 patients who were admitted to the hospital with lower urinary tract symptoms were enrolled in the study. After the routine tests were performed, the patients were requested to fill the IPSS questionnaire consisting of 8 questions and the VPSS questionnaire consisting of 4 questions...
March 2015: Urology
Osamu Nishizawa, Masaki Yoshida, Masayuki Takeda, Osamu Yokoyama, Yoji Morisaki, Masahiro Murakami, Lars Viktrup
OBJECTIVES: Assess the efficacy and safety of tadalafil 5 mg once-daily in Asian men with lower urinary tract symptoms by pooling data from three clinical studies. METHODS: Data on 1199 Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese men given tadalafil 5 mg (n = 601) or placebo (n = 598) were pooled from three double-blind, placebo-controlled, 12-week studies. Efficacy measures included International Prostate Symptom Score, and Patient and Clinician Global Impressions of Improvement...
April 2015: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
Andika Afriansyah, Yogi Ismail Gani, Hari Nusali
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of education and literacy status on completion of the Visual Prostate Symptom Score (VPSS) and the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) in males aged over 40 years in a rural Indonesian area. METHODS: We enrolled 103 men who had visited Tc-Hillers Maumere Hospital. Four questions related to frequency, nocturia, weak stream, and quality of life (QoL) were presented by pictogram in the VPSS. Data on age, educational level, and literacy status were analyzed to determine associations with the capability to complete the IPSS and the VPSS questionnaires...
December 2014: Prostate International
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