Extensive condylomata acuminata are beyond the capacity of all topical therapies. The area was initially treated by carbon dioxide laser ablation, and residual small foci of infection were subsequently treated with topical 5% imiquimod cream.
ASH is the largest organization of hypertension researchers and health care providers in the United States committed to preventing and treating hypertension and its consequences. The editors of ConsultantLive bring you updates from the 2013 ASH conference in San Francisco, CA. Read More
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Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer mortality in American men. Despite the fact that this cancer will be diagnosed in an estimated 217,730 American men in the year 2010. More »
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On January 18, 2013, the FDA announced its approval of onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) for the treatment of overactive bladder in adults who cannot use or who do not respond adequately to anticholinergic medications. More »
The symptoms of overactive bladder syndrome were most improved when patients used anticholinergic drugs either alone or in combination with bladder training exercises, according to the results of an intervention review and meta-analysis conducted by the Cochrane Incontinence Group. More »
Studies of the impact of type 2 diabetes on the prevalence and incidence of lower urinarytract symptoms (LUTS) among men have provided divergent results. We sought to examine this issue using two large and diverse cohorts.|Studies of the impact of type 2 diabetes on the prevalence and incidence of lower urinarytract symptoms (LUTS) among men have provided divergent results. We sought to examine this issue using two large and diverse cohorts.
The objective of this study was to develop a modified retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy and compare its results with the previous technique.|The objective of this study was to develop a modified retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy and compare its results with the previous technique.
Gastrointestinal bleeding due to duodenal metastasis from renal cell carcinoma is extremely rare. Several previous reports have shown that embolic therapy or pancreatoduodenectomy (radical surgical resection) could be effective in controlling this type of clinical complication. Management is entirely dependent on the general condition and concurrent metastases at other sites. Optimizing the therapeutic strategies thus deserves further discussion and exploration.|Gastrointestinal bleeding due to duodenal me
Study Type - Therapy (cohort) Level of Evidence 4. What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Accumulating evidence suggests that inflammation may contribute to the development of BPH and LUTS. Therefore, it is plausible that anti-inflammatory agents, such as aspirin and other NSAIDs, may reduce the risk of BPH/LUTS, as was observed in a recent analysis of daily aspirin use and BPH/LUTS risk in the Olmsted County Study of Urinary Symptoms and Health Status in Men. The present study, conducted in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial, found no association for recent aspirin or ibuprofen use with the risk of BPH/LUTS.|To investigate the relationship between non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use and the incidence of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)-related outcomes and nocturia, a lower urinarytract symptom (LUTS) of BPH, in light of accumulating evidence suggesting a role for inflammation in BPH/LUTS development.|At baseline,
To review the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience database for reports describing serious adverse events and adverse events reports describing use outside of the manufacturers' labeled instructions for the five FDA-approved minimally invasive endometrial ablation devices.|We queried the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience database for reports of device malfunction, patient injury, or death reported for each device from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2011. We reviewed U.S. reports individually for annotations of patient injury or death and tabulated the reports by type of injury and device. We identified nine categories of serious injury (death, sepsis or bacteremia, intra-abdominal abscess, uterine rupture, thermal bowel injury, mechanical bowel injury, transmural uterine thermal injury, urologic injury, and lower genital tract or skin burns) and noted all reports citing device use outside of the manufacturers' labeled
The continued evolution of stone treatment modalities, such as endourologic procedures, open surgery and shock wave lithotripsy, makes the assessment of continuous outcomes are essential. Pediatric urolithiasis are an important health problem allover the world, especially in Middle East region. We evaluate the safety, efficacy and factors affecting success rate and clearance of stones in children treated with shock wave lithotripsy.|Between 2005 and 2010, a total of 500 children with stones in the upper urinarytract at different locations were treated by Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in our department, Sohag University, Egypt. We have used the Siemn's Lithostar Modularis machine, Germany. A total of 371 boys and 129 girls with the average age of 8.63 5 years, and a range from 9 months to 17 years were included in this study. Diagnosis of their urinary calculi was established either by the use of abdominal ultrasound, plain X-ray, intravenous urography, or CT scan.
To investigate whether cells isolated from the upper urinarytract (UTCs) possess stem cell characteristics and could be an alternative cell source for patients with bladder cancer. Current tissue engineering approaches for urologic tissue regeneration require invasive tissue biopsies to obtain autologous cells, and these procedures are associated with potential complications, such as donor site morbidity. Recently, cells isolated from voided urine (VUCs) have been proposed as an alternative cell source for urologic tissue engineering. However, VUCs should not be used in patients with bladder cancer, because the voided urine sample could contain malignant cells.|Urine samples were collected from the upper urinarytract of 4 male patients with bladder cancer using a ureteral catheter. The samples were centrifuged and the pellets plated for primary culture. The cells were analyzed for colony-forming unit, proliferation rate, cytogenetics, stem cell characterization, and tumorigenicity.
Duration of retaining ureteric stent in kidney transplantation is still controversial. Our study aimed to compare healthcare expenditures in kidney transplant recipients with early or routine ureteric stent removal.|This study was a post hoc analysis of data from a single-center parallel randomized controlled open-label study. Ninety patients who underwent kidney transplantation at a university-based hospital in Thailand from April 2010 to January 2011 were enrolled. Patients were randomized to early ureteric stent removal (8 days) or routine ureteric stent removal (15 days) after kidney transplantation. The costs of direct health care associated with kidney transplantation, urologic complication, and urinarytract infection (UTI) within the postoperative period among the 2 groups were compared.|Seventy-four patients (58% living donor) fulfilled the randomized criteria (early removal, n = 37; routine removal, n = 37). By intention-to-treat analysis, incidence of UTI in early stent
These have also been associated with late prosthetic implant infection.5 Antibiotic prophylaxis is indicated for many urological patients to prevent urinarytract infections. ... o Urinary retention o History of recent / recurrent urinarytract infection
Who Should Practice Urology. The American Urological Association, Inc. . ( AUA), in an effort to ensure the public's general welfare by promoting the improvement of urologic patient care, recommends that patients ... of any age suffering from
Five Steps to Improving Patient Access Judy Capko, May 21, 2013 Patient access is getting increased attention through reform initiatives. Here are five steps you can take to make sure patients get appropriate access to care in your office.