Image diagnosis of emphysematous cystitis.
Image diagnosis of emphysematous cystitis. Arch Esp Urol. 2017 Apr;70(3):375-376 Authors: Pascual Fernández A, Pesquera Ortega L, Calleja Escudero J, Cortiñas González JR PMID: 28422041 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: In accordance with the global antibiotic stewardship initiative and considering new insights in scientific research, we updated our German clinical UTI guideline to promote a responsible antibiotic use and to give clear hands-on recommendations for the diagnosis and management of UTIs in adults in Germany for healthcare providers and patients.Urol Int
Bladder pain syndrome (BPS)/interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic symptom complex that may cause bothersome storage symptoms and pain or discomfort of the bladder, adversely affecting a patient's quality of life. The etiology of IC/BPS remains unclear, and its cause may be multifactorial. Diagnosis of IC/BPS is based on clinical features, and the possibility of other conditions must be ruled out first. Although no definitive treatment is currently available for IC/BPS, various intravesical therapies are used for IC/BPS, including heparin, hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate, pentosan polysulfate, dimethylsulfoxide, lipo...
Abstract BK polyomavirus mostly manifests as polyomavirus‐associated nephropathy (PyVAN) in kidney transplant patients and polyoma virus‐associated hemorrhagic cystitis (PyVHC) in bone marrow transplant patients. PyVHC in kidney transplant patients is only reported in four cases in the literature. Our patient had severe hemorrhagic cystitis without renal involvement. We postulate that our patient's exposure to ifosfamide and radiation 8 years prior transplantation might predispose him to this disease.
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Contrary to popular belief, cranberry juice, dietary changes or passing urine before or after sex will not help ease recurrent cystitis. writes Dr Ellie in this week's Mail on Sunday.
ConclusionNo significant difference in the improvement of IC symptoms and urodynamic parameters after intravesical BoNT‐A injection in the bladder body or trigone. The rate of adverse events was similar between groups.
(Wiley) A new Neurology&Urodynamics study has demonstrated a link between endometriosis and a subsequent diagnosis of bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC).
AimsTo assess the clinical impact of Hunner lesions in patients with Hunner type interstitial cystitis (HIC). MethodsThe clinical records of 94 HIC patients who underwent their first hydrodistension (with lesion fulguration) were retrospectively reviewed. At surgery, the extent of each lesion was classified in terms of the relative involvement for the whole‐bladder luminal surface; we defined four grades of involvement:
ObjectiveTo investigate the efficacy of endoscopic ablation of Hunner lesions (HLs) in patients with interstitial cystitis (IC) and to find predictors of early recurrence of HLs. Patients and MethodsA prospective study was performed of patients with Hunner type IC who underwent transurethral ablation. We repeated endoscopic ablation when symptoms and HLs recurred during the follow‐up period. The primary endpoint was recurrence‐free time. Secondary endpoints were a change in frequency, nocturia, and urgency episodes, and changes in visual analogue scale (VAS) pain scores and other symptom indices at follow‐up visits. ...
We report a rare case of emphysematous cystitis in a 66-year-old woman with a history of diabetes mellitus. The predisposition of diabetes mellitus and infection of gas-forming bacteria is considered to precede the manifestation of emphysematous cystitis. The present recommended diagnosis test is computed tomography, which have definite value in the evaluation of gas accumulation in bladder wall, or an air-fluid level in bladder.