Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

AUA: Botox injections may reduce urinary incontinence

(HealthDay)—Botulinum toxin A (Botox) injections may be a useful treatment for urinary incontinence, according to two studies scheduled to be presented Friday at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Combination therapy more effective for enlarged prostate

Like any successful team effort, the best qualities of two drugs commonly prescribed for enlarged prostate yielded better results than either of the medicines alone, according to a new study from UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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Long-term complications of melamine consumption in children

Children with a history of consuming melamine-contaminated milk powder are at an increased risk of developing kidney stones and other urological complications. Researchers presenting two studies at the 104th Annual Scientific ...

Medications

Certain antipsychotic meds tied to kidney problems in elderly

(HealthDay)—Kidney injury can be added to the list of possible harms related to use of three antipsychotic medications often prescribed to treat behavioral symptoms of dementia in older adults, a new study finds.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Atypical antipsychotics up renal injury risk in seniors

(HealthDay)—Use of atypical antipsychotic drugs is associated with increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in older adults, according to research published in the Aug. 19 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Why men don't like to talk about their enlarged prostate

Conversation about how often you have to get up at night for a piddle is probably not the most scintillating discourse. But there's a much bigger reason men don't like to talk about prostate conditions.

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Urinary retention, also known as ischuria, is a lack of ability to urinate. It is a common complication of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), although it can also be caused by nerve dysfunction, constipation, infection, or medications (including anticholinergics, antidepressants, COX-2 inhibitors, amphetamines and opiates). Diagnosis and/or treatment may require use of a catheter or prostatic stent.

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