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Common Urological Problems

Incontinence

Fluid Intake/Voiding Diary

Patient histories regarding frequency and severity of urinary symptoms are often inaccurate. A more reliable indicator of symptoms is a fluid intake/voiding diary, which should be distributed to patients.

They would be instructed to document in it the amount and type of fluid consumed and the volume and time of voiding and leakage… Fluid Intake/Voiding Diary   



Statins may delay prostate problems in older men

Taking statins for high cholesterol appears to significantly delay the development of an enlarged prostate, a common condition in older men that can lead to incontinence and other distressing symptoms, researchers at the Mayo Clinic report.

An estimated 40 percent of older men develop prostate enlargement and trouble urinating at some point.

Cholesterol levels… Statins may delay prostate problems in older men   



Behavioral Therapies Ease Incontinence for Men After Prostate Cancer Surgery

Behavioral therapies such as pelvic-floor-muscle training and bladder-control strategies can reduce incontinence episodes by more than 50 percent in men following prostate-cancer surgery, according to new research from the Center for Aging at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Birmingham/Atlanta Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center. The findings, published in… Behavioral Therapies Ease Incontinence for Men After Prostate Cancer Surgery   



Doctors Issue New Guidelines on Spotting, Treating Enlarged Prostate

Experts at the American Urological Association (AUA) have issued updated guidelines on diagnosing and treating enlarged prostate—a common condition formally know as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

BPH can lead to lower urinary tract symptoms such as incontinence and affect a man’s quality of life. The new guidelines, the first since 2003, include a detailed… Doctors Issue New Guidelines on Spotting, Treating Enlarged Prostate   



Rising prostate cancer rate seen in U.S. servicemen

The rate of prostate cancer among active-duty U.S. Air Force members has been several times higher in recent years than it was 20 years ago, a new study finds.

Researchers believe that the trend is not a sign of any increase in servicemen’s actual risk of the cancer. Instead, they think that wider use… Rising prostate cancer rate seen in U.S. servicemen   



Nearly half the world’s adults will experience lower urinary tract symptoms by 2018

Nearly half of all adults over 20 will experience at least one lower urinary tract symptom by 2018 - an estimated 2.3 billion people and a worldwide increase of 18% in just one decade - according to research in the October issue of the urology journal BJUI.

Other issues like incontinence will also increase,… Nearly half the world’s adults will experience lower urinary tract symptoms by 2018   



Some men can delay prostate cancer treatment: panel

Men with low-risk prostate cancer may wait to see if their disease progresses before treating it, an independent panel of experts convened by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) said on Wednesday.

The panel backed the so-called active monitoring approach to prostate cancer treatment as a way to help men avoid the potential… Some men can delay prostate cancer treatment: panel   



Prostate Cancer Study Proves Drug Delays Disease Progression

For men diagnosed with low-risk, localized prostate cancer, being treated with the drug dutasteride (“Avodart”) delays disease progression and initiating active treatment, and also reduces anxiety, show the results of a three-year international clinical trial led by Dr. Neil Fleshner, Head of the Division of Urology, University Health Network (UHN).

The findings are published… Prostate Cancer Study Proves Drug Delays Disease Progression   



Pre-surgery bladder tests often unnecessary: study

Uncomfortable and expensive tests sometimes done before surgery to treat the most common cause of urine leakage in women may be unnecessary, according to a new study involving 630 volunteers at 11 medical centers.

Researchers found no difference in the success rate of urinary incontinence surgery for patients that received the testing and women… Pre-surgery bladder tests often unnecessary: study   



What would happen without PSA testing?

A new analysis has found that doing away with PSA (prostate specific antigen) testing for prostate cancer would likely cause three times as many men to develop advanced disease that has spread to other parts of the body before being diagnosed. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society,… What would happen without PSA testing?   



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