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Empirical antibiotic

Antibiotic Choices In Health Care Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Health care- urinary tract infections (HAUTI) is a common complicating factor of urological practice. It is unclear what the appropriate empirical antibiotic choices are and how infection control policies (ICP) influence this. The aim of this study is to use probabilistic approaches towards the problem. That is to determine the chances of coverage of empirical…

Bladder cancer

Antitumoral Effect In Human Bladder Cancer Cell

Bladder cancer (BC) is a heterogeneous disease which presents several molecular characteristics associated with different clinical outcomes. Urothelial or transitional cell carcinoma (TCC); represent the most frequent type of bladder cancer and are classified into two subtypes tumors depending on the formation pathway: non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) or muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). NMIBC are…

Urinary system

Pain During Sex? Incontinence Or Constipation?

As a physiotherapist, hear these questions again and again, from people of all ages and genders; who are struggling with issues related to the urinary system, sexual function; the lower digestive tract. Adrian is one example. A 35-year-old active cyclist and successful professional, he has a nagging pain in the private parts that just won’t…

Erectile Function

Nerve Grafting: Erectile Function After Prostatectomy

Prostatectomy as a medical term refers to the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland. This operation is done for conditions that cause urinary retention; as well as for prostate cancer and for other cancers of the pelvis. There are two main types of prostatectomies. A simple prostatectomy (also known as a…

The bladder cancer

Bladder Cancer Conundrum: How To Treat The Right Tumour

The bladder cancer conundrum is how to accurately determine the type of tumor, treatment, and timing that is ideal for each patient? This is by the use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC); for muscle‐invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). MIBC is a deadly disease. If untreated, the 2‐year mortality rate is 85% and even if treated the overall…

Prostate Stem Cell

Prostate Stem Cell Antigen: The Risk Of Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers, affecting approximately 68,000 adults in the United States each year. Bladder cancer occurs in men more frequently than it does in women and usually affects older adults; though it can happen at any age. Bladder cancer most often begins in the cells (urothelial cells) that line…

Urine Track Infection

Long Term Outcomes Of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) In Childhood

Current guidelines advise the prompt diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI) in children to improve both short and longer term outcomes. However, the risk of long-term complications following childhood UTI is unclear. UTI is relatively common but difficult to diagnose in children as symptoms are non-specific. Diagnosis requires a urine sample; so but…

Bladder cancer

Personalized Therapy For Metastatic Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is any of several types of cancer arising from the tissues of the urinary bladder. It is a disease in which cells grow abnormally and have the potential to spread to other parts of the body. Symptoms include blood in the urine, pain with urination, and low back pain. Similarly, risk factors for bladder cancer include smoking, family history,…

Prostate cancer

Men Struggle To: Diagnosis And Treatment Of Prostate Cancer

UBC researchers have determined the majority of men struggle when it comes to understanding the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. In terms of health literacy, there is a long history of people saying men are not up to speed. “This includes their knowledge when it comes to understanding prescription drugs and dosages; whether they…

Ureteral stent

Ureteral Stents From Patients Without Urinary Tract Infection

Urine is not sterile and the urinary tract harbours its distinct microbiota which is different from the genital microbiota. The overall number of bacteria present in urine of healthy patients is regarded as rather low due to the presence of antimicrobial defence mechanisms and unfavourable growth conditions. The risk for urinary tract infections (UTIs); which…

Carbon-ion radiotherapy

Lower Risk Of Prostate Cancer: After Carbon-Ion Radiotherapy

The risk of subsequent primary cancer is lower after carbon-ion radiotherapy than after photon radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer; researchers from Japan report. “In the setting of improving diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for prostate cancer; subsequent primary cancer will become an important issue to consider as patients are expected to live longer,” said Dr. Hirokazu…

Erectile Dysfunction

Cancer-Related Erectile Dysfunction

Melbourne surgeons have modified a minimally invasive technique to help men regain erectile function; lost after prostate cancer surgery. The surgery had a 71 % success rate with two participants achieving their first erection in 12 years. Published in European Urology, the study is the first to report this procedure, which can restore the ability…