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Does metabolic syndrome increase erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms.
CONCLUSION: We found that metabolic syndrome did not significantly affect LUTS but could significantly contribute to ED. We therefore feel patients presenting with ED complaints should also be carefully evaluated for MS.  PMID: 25194083 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Coban S, Cander S, Altuner MS, Keles I, Gul OO Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Editorial comment to: Impact of Sexual Activity on Glycated Hemoglobin Levels in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus after Penile Prosthesis Implantation.
PMID: 25194082 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Safarinejad MR Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Impact of sexual activity on glycated hemoglobin levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus after penile prosthesis implantation.
CONCLUSION: The present study demonstrated that sexual activity is associated with HbA1c reduction, which is clinically important in patients with type 2 DM after penile prosthesis implantation.  PMID: 25194081 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Talib RA, Canguven O, Al Ansari A Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Diagnosis and treatment of ureteral endometriosis: study of 23 cases.
CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that surgery is an effective treatment option in most patients with ureteral endometriosis exhibiting mild or moderate to severe hydronephrosis. The type of technique depends on the location and depth of the lesion.  PMID: 25194080 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Mu D, Li X, Zhou G, Guo H Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Combination of sacral neuromodulation and tolterodine for treatment of idiopathic overactive bladder in women: a clinical trial.
CONCLUSION: Combined treatment with tolterodine plus IPN-SNS can not only improve the symptoms of voiding dysfunction but can also reduce the concomitant depression and anxiety in women with IOAB, there­by improving patients' quality of life.  PMID: 25194079 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tang H, Chen J, Wang Y, Yu T, Guo C, Liao X Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Periprostatic adiposity measured on magnetic resonance imaging correlates with prostate cancer aggressiveness.
CONCLUSION: The periprostatic adiposity not only affects the PCa aggressiveness, but also has effect in accurate assessment of the tumor stage and grade. We should predict the prognosis of patient with RRP by measuring periprostatic adiposity on pre-operative MR  PMID: 25194078 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Qiang Z, Li-Jiang S, Jun Q, Zhi-Gang Y, Tao H, Ri-Cha H Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Diode Laser Ablation of Prostate and Channel Transure¬thral Resection of Prostate in Patients with Prostate Cancer and Bladder Outlet Obstruction Symptoms.
CONCLUSION: Diode laser ablation of prostate and pTURP, both improved significantly IPSS, PVR and Qmax. But hospital stay and post-operative catheterization time was less in laser group.  PMID: 25194077 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Javanmard B, Hassanzadeh Haddad A, Yaghoobi M, Lotfi B Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Our Experience in Chordee without Hypospadias: Results of 102 Cases.
CONCLUSION: We concluded that tunica albuginea plication is very effective for both prepubertal and postpubertal period and also in management of recurrence. We believe that, in experienced hands, early surgical correction can be done successfully in this condition.  PMID: 25194076 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Polat EC, Erdem MR, Topaktas R, Ersoz C, Onol SY Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Possible Impact of Comorbid Conditions on the Persistence of Nocturnal Enuresis: Results of a Long-Term Follow-up Study.
CONCLUSION: We observed that language disorders and testicular pathology in NE children could be comor­bidities associated with persistence of NE and treatment resistance. PMID: 25194075 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ferrara P, De Angelis MC, Caporale O, Malamisura M, Del Volgo V, Vena F, Gatto A, Chiaretti A Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Adrenalectomy sans Transumbilical Approach: Initial Experience in Japan.
CONCLUSION: We found LESS adrenalectomy to be apparently safe, effective and minimally invasive for ad­renal diseases. In our opinion, LESS adrenalectomy without using the transumbilical approach is feasible and easy to introduce.  PMID: 25194074 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Inoue S, Ikeda K, Kajiwara M, Teishima J, Matsubara A Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Comparison between Hand Suture and Carter-Thomason Needle Closure of Port Sites in Laparoscopy.
CONCLUSION: In this study closure of trocar site is better with the Carter-Thomason method when compared to hand closure technique.  PMID: 25194073 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Shetty A, Adiyat KT Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Retroperitoneoscopic Dismembered Pyeloplasty for Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction: Modifi¬cation of the Procedure and Our Experience.
CONCLUSION: Our modification to the retroperitoneoscopic dismembered pyeloplasty procedure is technically feasible and reliable with low complications. It could be implemented as a useful alternative technique to great­ly decrease the difficulty of this procedure.  PMID: 25194072 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ou Z, Chen JB, Chen Z, Chen MF, Liu LF, Zhou X, Li YL, Qi L, Zu XB Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Plasty for Reconstruction of Symptomat¬ic Horseshoe Kidney.
CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic reconstruction has since been demonstrated to be an attractive alternative in the management of the horseshoe kidney. It provides a feasible and effective alternative to conventional manage­ment.  PMID: 25194071 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Zhang Q, Liu F, Qi X, Zhang Y, He X, Zhang D Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Does the use of smaller amplatz sheath size reduce complication rates in percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
CONCLUSION: The smaller the Amplatz sheath used in PCNL, the lower kidney hemorrhage and renal function impairment happens.  PMID: 25194070 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - September 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Karakose A, Aydogdu O, Atesci YZ Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Treating Prostatitis Effectively: A Challenge for CliniciansTreating Prostatitis Effectively: A Challenge for Clinicians
Urgency, frequency, and pain...How is prostatitis managed? U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Antigens Ease Kidney Transplant for Sensitized PatientsAntigens Ease Kidney Transplant for Sensitized Patients
Multi-center kidney paired donation is an exciting new transplant option that hasn't yet approached its full potential. American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Living liver donors ambivalent with donation
(Wiley) Living donors are important to increasing the number of viable grafts for liver transplantation. A new study published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, found that ambivalence is common among donor candidates. However, providing social support may help minimize the donors' concerns regarding donation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 10, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Consumer Information on: Pleximmune - H130004
Pleximmune is a laboratory blood test that aids in the prediction of the risk of a transplant rejection, known as Acute Cellular Rejection (ACR) in patients under 21 years who have undergone liver or small bowel transplants. (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - September 10, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Obesity, insulin resistance and comorbidities ? Mechanisms of association
Overall excess of fat, usually defined by the body mass index, is associated with metabolic (e.g. glucose intolerance, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), dyslipidemia) and non-metabolic disorders (e.g. neoplasias, polycystic ovary syndrome, non-alcoholic fat liver disease, glomerulopathy, bone fragility etc.). However, more than its total amount, the distribution of adipose tissue throughout the body is a better predictor of the risk to the development of those disorders. Fat accumulation in the abdominal area and in non-adipose tissue (ectopic fat), for example, is associated with increased risk to develop metabolic and non...
Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia e Metabologia - September 10, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Hydrochloride pioglitazone protects diabetic rats against podocyte injury through preserving glomerular podocalyxin expression
Conclusion: PIO could alleviate diabetic kidney injury in a dose-dependent pattern and the role may be associated with restraining urinary sediment podocalyxin excretion and preserving the glomerular podocalyxin expression. Objetivo: Buscamos testar os efeitos de diferentes doses de pioglitazona (PIO) sobre a expressão glomerular de podocalixina e sobre a excreção de podocalixina em células do sedimento urinário, além de explorar o potencial mecanismo de proteção renal. Materiais e métodos: O diabetes tipo 1 foi induzido em 36 ratos Sprague-Dawley machos com estreptozotocina (65 mg/kg). Os animais foram tratados ...
Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia e Metabologia - September 10, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Rapid establishment of a HEK 293 cell line expressing FVIII-BDD using AAV site-specific integration plasmids
Conclusion: We developed a method of rapid establishment of human HEK 293 cell line expressing recombinant FVIII-BDD protein with AAV site-specific integration plasmids. (Source: BioMed Central)
Source: BioMed Central - September 10, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Xiaomei LiuHan PingChun Zhang Source Type: research

Amebic liver abscess in northern region of Bangladesh: sociodemographic determinants and clinical outcomes
Conclusions: Amebic liver abscess is endemic in certain northern districts of Bangladesh especially on the Ganges basin with relatively high prevalence among aborigines. Rural habitat, ethnicity (Aborigine) and habit of indigenous alcohol consumption were found to be strong determinants, especially for complicated ALA, which were associated with different grades of morbidity and a few mortalities. (Source: BioMed Central)
Source: BioMed Central - September 10, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Faisal AlamMd Abdus SalamPervez HassanIftekhar MahmoodMamun KabirRashidul Haque Source Type: research

Non-invasive score identifies ultrasonography-diagnosed non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and predicts mortality in the USA
In this study, we aimed to validate and compare the performance of four NAFLD prediction scores: fatty liver index, hepatic steatosis index, lipid accumulation product, and NAFLD liver fat score (LFS), and to evaluate the ability of the best NAFLD prediction score to predict mortality. Methods: We analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted in 1988 to 1994, and subsequent follow-up data for mortality up to December 31, 2006. NAFLD was defined by ultrasonographic detection of hepatic steatosis in the absence of other known liver diseases. Results: In a group of 5,184 participants, LFS c...
Source: BioMed Central - September 10, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Ching-Lung CheungKaren LamIan WongBernard Cheung Source Type: research

Depression and anxiety and their association with healthcare utilization in pediatric lupus and mixed connective tissue disease patients: a cross-sectional study
Conclusions: Depression and anxiety symptoms were prevalent, and suicidal ideation significantly more common in SLE/MCTD than in healthy subjects. Non-white race was an independent risk factor for depression. Despite prevalent symptoms, there were poor rates of prior mental health treatment, and less frequent PCP visits among those with depression symptoms. Further investigation of barriers to mental health care and interventional strategies for symptomatic youth with SLE/MCTD is needed. (Source: Pediatric Rheumatology)
Source: Pediatric Rheumatology - September 10, 2014 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Andrea KnightPamela WeissKnashawn MoralesMarsha GerdesAllyson GutsteinMichelle VickeryRon Keren Source Type: research

Urinary Potassium Excretion and Risk of Developing Hypertension: The Prevention of Renal and Vascular End-Stage Disease Study [Kidney]
Previous prospective cohort studies on the association between potassium intake and risk of hypertension have almost exclusively relied on self-reported dietary data, whereas repeated 24-hour urine excretions, as estimate of dietary uptake, may provide a more objective and quantitative estimate of this association. Risk of hypertension (defined as blood pressure ≥140/90 mm Hg or initiation of blood pressure–lowering drugs) was prospectively studied in 5511 normotensive subjects aged 28 to 75 years not using blood pressure–lowering drugs at baseline of the Prevention of Renal and Vascular End-Stage Disease (P...
Source: Hypertension - September 10, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kieneker, L. M., Gansevoort, R. T., Mukamal, K. J., de Boer, R. A., Navis, G., Bakker, S. J. L., Joosten, M. M. Tags: Other hypertension, Epidemiology Kidney Source Type: research

Increased Expression of Angiotensin II Type 2 Receptors in the Solitary-Vagal Complex Blunts Renovascular Hypertension [Kidney]
Angiotensin II increases and decreases arterial pressure by acting at angiotensin type 1 and type 2 receptors, respectively. Renovascular hypertensive rats exhibit a high level of activity of the peripheral and central renin–angiotensin system. Therefore, in the present study, we evaluated the effect of increasing the expression of angiotensin type 2 receptors in the solitary–vagal complex (nucleus of the solitary tract/dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus), a key brain stem region for cardiovascular regulation, on the development of renovascular hypertension. Holtzman normotensive rats were implanted with a silve...
Source: Hypertension - September 10, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Blanch, G. T., Freiria-Oliveira, A. H., Speretta, G. F. F., Carrera, E. J., Li, H., Speth, R. C., Colombari, E., Sumners, C., Colombari, D. S. A. Tags: ACE/Angiotension receptors, Animal models of human disease, Other hypertension Kidney Source Type: research

Renal Arteriolar Injury by Salt Intake Contributes to Salt Memory for the Development of Hypertension [Kidney]
The role of salt intake in the development of hypertension is prominent, but its mechanism has not been fully elucidated. Our aim was to examine the effect of transient salt intake during the prehypertensive period in hypertensive model animals. Dahl salt-sensitive rats and spontaneously hypertensive rats were fed from 6 to 14 weeks with low-salt (0.12% NaCl), normal-salt (0.8% NaCl), high-salt (7% NaCl), or high-sodium/normal-chloride diet and returned to normal-salt diet for 3 months. Rats in the high-salt group saw elevations in blood pressure (BP) not only during the treatment period but also for the 3 months after ret...
Source: Hypertension - September 10, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Oguchi, H., Sasamura, H., Shinoda, K., Morita, S., Kono, H., Nakagawa, K., Ishiguro, K., Hayashi, K., Nakamura, M., Azegami, T., Oya, M., Itoh, H. Tags: Animal models of human disease Kidney Source Type: research

Preventing Autoimmunity Protects Against the Development of Hypertension and Renal Injury [Kidney]
Several studies suggest a link between autoimmunity and essential hypertension in humans. However, whether autoimmunity can drive the development of hypertension remains unclear. The autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus is characterized by autoantibody production, and the prevalence of hypertension is increased markedly in this patient population compared with normal healthy women. We hypothesized that preventing the development of autoimmunity would prevent the development of hypertension in a mouse model of lupus. Female lupus (NZBWF1) and control mice (NZW) were treated weekly with anti-CD20 or immunoglobulin...
Source: Hypertension - September 10, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mathis, K. W., Wallace, K., Flynn, E. R., Maric-Bilkan, C., LaMarca, B., Ryan, M. J. Tags: Other hypertension Kidney Source Type: research

Critical Blood Pressure Threshold Dependence of Hypertensive Injury and Repair in a Malignant Nephrosclerosis Model [Kidney]
Most patients with essential hypertension do not exhibit substantial renal damage. Renal autoregulation by preventing glomerular transmission of systemic pressures has been postulated to mediate this resistance. Conversely, malignant nephrosclerosis (MN) has been postulated to develop when severe hypertension exceeds a critical ceiling. If the concept is valid, even modest blood pressure (BP) reductions to below this threshold regardless of antihypertensive class (1) should prevent MN and (2) lead to the healing of the already developed MN lesions. Both predicates were tested using BP radiotelemetry in the stroke-prone spo...
Source: Hypertension - September 10, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Griffin, K. A., Polichnowski, A., Litbarg, N., Picken, M., Venkatachalam, M. A., Bidani, A. K. Tags: Animal models of human disease Kidney Source Type: research

Preserved Function of Late-Outgrowth Endothelial Cells in Medically Treated Hypertensive Patients Under Well-Controlled Conditions [Endothelial Progenitor Cells]
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) participate in renal repair, but their number and function may be impaired by exposure to cardiovascular risk factors. The number of circulating EPCs is decreased in essential and renovascular hypertensive patients, but the effects of hypertension on EPC function are incompletely understood. We hypothesized that EPC function was preserved under well-controlled conditions in treated hypertensive patients. Patients with atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS; n=22) or essential hypertension (n=24) were studied during controlled sodium intake and antihypertensive regimen. Late-outgrowt...
Source: Hypertension - September 10, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Chen, Z., Herrmann, S. M. S., Zhu, X., Jordan, K. L., Gloviczki, M. L., Lerman, A., Textor, S. C., Lerman, L. O. Tags: Other hypertension Endothelial Progenitor Cells Source Type: research

Complement Activation and Kidney Injury Molecule-1-Associated Proximal Tubule Injury in Severe Preeclampsia [Preeclampsia]
Kidney injury with proteinuria is a characteristic feature of preeclampsia, yet the nature of injury in specific regions of the nephron is incompletely understood. Our study aimed to use existing urinary biomarkers to describe the pattern of kidney injury and proteinuria in pregnancies affected by severe preeclampsia. We performed a case–control study of pregnant women from Brigham and Women’s Hospital from 2012 to 2013. We matched cases of severe preeclampsia (n=25) 1:1 by parity and gestational age to 2 control groups with and without chronic hypertension. Urinary levels of kidney injury molecule-1 and comple...
Source: Hypertension - September 10, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Burwick, R. M., Easter, S. R., Dawood, H. Y., Yamamoto, H. S., Fichorova, R. N., Feinberg, B. B. Tags: Clinical Studies Preeclampsia Source Type: research

Regulation of 11{beta}-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Type 2 by MicroRNA [miRNA and Hypertension]
In conclusion, miRNA-dependent mechanisms seem to modulate 11β-HSD2 dosage in health and disease states. (Source: Hypertension)
Source: Hypertension - September 10, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Rezaei, M., Andrieu, T., Neuenschwander, S., Bruggmann, R., Mordasini, D., Frey, F. J., Vogt, B., Frey, B. M. Tags: Other etiology miRNA and Hypertension Source Type: research

Editorial Comment from Dr Woo to Addition of intrarectal local analgesia to periprostatic nerve block improves pain control for transrectal ultrasonography‐guided prostate biopsy: A systematic review and meta‐analysis
(Source: International Journal of Urology)
Source: International Journal of Urology - September 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Henry H Woo Tags: Editorial Comment Source Type: research

Significance of early prostate‐specific antigen values after salvage radiotherapy in recurrent prostate cancer patients treated with surgery
ConclusionsA prostate‐specific antigen value over 0.2 ng/mL at post‐salvage radiotherapy 4 months and prostate‐specific antigen percent decline ≥ 0.45 are negative predictors of clinical recurrence‐free survival after salvage radiotherapy. Prostate‐specific antigen percent decline ≥ 0.45 is also associated with worse biochemical failure‐free survival after salvage radiotherapy. Patients with delayed prostate‐specific antigen decrease should be carefully observed for clinical recurrence. (Source: International Journal of Urology)
Source: International Journal of Urology - September 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ji Hyun Chang, Won Park, Jun Su Park, Hongryull Pyo, Seung Jae Huh, Han Yong Choi, Hyun Moo Lee, Seong Soo Jeon, Seong Il Seo Tags: Original Article Source Type: research