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Safer bladder treatment for the elderly | Urology | 09-2010
Irritable bladder detrusor instability is a common cause of urinary incontinence in the elderly. Ditropan oxybutynin is strongly anticholinergic and therefore more likely to cause adverse effects including elevating intraocular ...

Prunes for constipation | Gastroenterology | 11-2009
Thank goodness prunes do work in some patients Chronic constipation can be such a problem to treat. The increased fibre is certainly one mechanism, but prunes also contain high concentrations ...

Surgery for stress relief | Urology | 09-2009
Multiple pregnancies do strain or damage the pubo-urethralis muscle, which is anchored to the pubic bone, and slings around the urethra just below the bladder neck. When this support is ...

How to beat recurrent UTIs | Geriatrics | 05-2008
Asymptomatic bacteriuria -- when a significant growth of the same organism is found on 2 consecutive cultures in the absence of UTI symptoms -- is common in seniors, especially women, ...

Embarrassing postvoid dribble | Urology | 01-2008
The logical explanation is that an enlarged prostate, just above the sphincter, compromises the tap's ability to close completely. This explanation is supported by the finding that surgical removal of ...

Hot houses of the elderly | Geriatrics | 11-2007
Temperature dysregulation -- as part of altered homeostatic mechanisms -- becomes increasingly common in old age. Hypo- and hyperthermia are predominantly disorders of the elderly and mortality can be high, ...

Could antibiotics eliminate catheter urosepsis? | Geriatrics | 05-2006
As regards chronically catheterized older patients, I'm not aware of any benefit from either long-term prophylactic antibiotic treatment or abbreviated antibiotic therapy at the time of catheter change. amp lt ...

Management of stool incontinence | Gastroenterology | 03-2006
The aging process is most likely the cause of fecal incontinence in your patient amp amp 151 rectal compliance and sphincter pressure tend to decrease. Obvious pathology appears to have ...

Management of stool incontinence | Geriatrics | 03-2006
A bulking agent, such as psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid, taken with lots of fluid may make the stool easier to pass and result in a more complete emptying of the rectum. ...

Timely treatment of childhood enuresis | Pediatrics | 07-2005
Enuresis is either primary or secondary. Primary enuresis involves developmental bedwetting from birth, and all children eventually outgrow it. If the patient has a normal physical exam and you're sure ...

Timely treatment of childhood enuresis | Urology | 07-2005
A voiding diary and urinalysis is about all the investigations that I would indicate in a six-year-old. Often, counselling the parents to take the child to the bathroom just before ...

Urge incontinence vs interstitial cystitis | Urology | 05-2003
The frequency and urgency in interstitial cystitis aren t usually associated with incontinence, while suprapubic distress and pain are classic symptoms. In urge incontinence, on the other hand, there s ...

What's new for incontinence in women? | Urology | 12-2002
A number of new drugs have been developed to help urgency incontinence. These new products compete with oxybutynin, which is effective but can be associated with extremely dry mouth and ...

CONTROL FOR URINARY INCONTINENCE | Urology | 02-2002
First, let's clarify the incontinence. Is it urgency, stress or total If it's total incontinence, the best option is probably life with adult diapers. I wouldn't seriously consider an artificial ...

URETHRAL DIVERTICULITIS: THE OPTIONS | Urology | 01-2001
Urethral diverticulum can affect either sex. In women, a diverticulum in the distal half of the urethra is treated by marsupialization and opening the urethra distal to the diverticulum. Although ...

MYSTERIOUS FECAL INCONTINENCE | Gastroenterology | 12-2000
Your patient with fecal incontinence requires further investigation. A sigmoidoscopy -- to rule out any rectosigmoid pathology -- is important. Rectal prolapse should be investigated and if your patient is ...

ANY RELIEF WHEN THEY'RE RUBBED RAW? | Dermatology | 07-1999
In its early stages, the condition can be controlled by making sure that patients avoid friction, pressure and restriction of movement, and don't wear tight clothing. Advise them not to ...

THE TRIALS OF TOILET-TRAINING | Pediatrics | 05-1999
If, as you say, amp quot everything's been tried, amp quot maybe it's time to try doing nothing. Most cases of fecal incontinence encopresis are associated with constipation and secondary ...

IS IT REALLY DEMENTIA? | Geriatrics | 05-1995
There's certainly no absolute consensus for screening tests for reversible causes of dementia in the elderly, but the following are recommended CBC, electrolytes, creatinine, vitamin B12, folate, TSH, and calcium. ...

ENURESIS = AGING? | Geriatrics | 03-1995
With normal aging there is a postural diuresis at night such that normal patterns include up to two voids per night, especially with conditions such as peripheral edema, congestive heart ...



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