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By HANS DUVEFELT, MD How long does it take to diagnose guttate psoriasis versus pityriasis rosea? Swimmers ear versus a ruptured eardrum? A kidney stone? A urinary tract infection? An ankle sprain? So why is the typical “cycle time”, the time it takes for a patient to get through a clinic such as mine for these kinds of problems, close to an hour? Answer: Mandated screening activities that could actually be done in different ways and not even necessarily in person or in real time! Guess how many emergency room or urgent care center visits could be avoided and handled in the primary care office i...
CONCLUSIONS: Non-string stents affected less the patients' QoL, in terms of general health and urinary symptoms, caused less stent related pain in cases of stent in situ and caused stent dislodgment in fewer patients. On the contrary, string stents caused less pain at extraction. All the aforementioned differences did not reach statistical difference. PMID: 31086133 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Kidney stone disease afflicts approximately 1 in 11 Americans in their lifetime,1 similar to the prevalence of diabetes. Over the past few decades, disease prevalence has dramatically risen in all demographic groups, especially among women, children, and nonwhites.1,2 The clinical hallmark of kidney stone disease is severe pain from a symptomatic episode, to which all stone formers can invariably attest. Additional sequelae may include acute kidney injury, urinary tract infection, lower urinary tract symptoms, and, less often, progressive renal decline over time.
Conclusions: The frequency of urolithiasis in these pediatric patients was similar to that reported by the literature. A metabolic evaluation is required and the composition of stones should be better evaluated.
CONCLUSIONS Thrombocyte level was positively correlated with eGFR but was not associated with presence of PKD-related symptoms, suggesting thrombocyte level might be an independent serum biomarker for disease progression. Hypertension was associated with increased risk of symptom occurrence, indicating the relationship between hypertension and disease progression. This study reveals the clinical characteristics of inpatients with ADPKD in China and provides clinicians with useful insights into this intractable disease. PMID: 30219820 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionsThe higher risk for ESRD in recurrent symptomatic compared with incident symptomatic kidney stone formers suggests that stone events are associated with kidney injury. The clinical indication for imaging in asymptomatic stone formers, the correct diagnosis in miscoded stone formers, and the cause of a bladder outlet obstruction in bladder stone formers may explain the higher risk for ESRD or death in these groups.
BY STUART ETENGOFF, DO, &ABDULLAH BOKHARI, AB, DOA 20-year-old Caucasian man presented via EMS with a chief complaint of withdrawal from ketamine and secondary complaints of abdominal pain, blood in his urine, and painful urination with urgency for two days.He said he had been using ketamine intravenously daily for the past five days, up to 35 grams over the past week. His last use was 24 hours prior to presentation to the ED. He stated that he had been using ketamine regularly for four years and that he has used it intravenously, orally, and intranasally.He reported a history of ADHD and a family hist...
AbstractPurpose of ReviewNon-standard shift work schedules negatively impact the overall health of shift workers, and several studies have shown that shift work, specifically, is detrimental to urogenital health. The aims of this study are to systematically review the literature and determine the effect of shift work on the outcomes of hypogonadism, male infertility, lower urinary tract symptoms, and urogenital cancers.Recent FindingsRecent evidence supports associations between non-standard shift work and an increase in the frequency of prostate cancer and the severity of erectile dysfunction, lower urinary tract symptoms...
This report deals with the unusual finding of S. stercoralis in a urine sample of an immunocompetent individual and absence of disseminated infection, but with hydronephrosis. Patients with nephropathies from S. stercoralis endemic areas should be monitored periodically, as early detection may prevent the worsening of symptoms and renal failure. PMID: 29672249 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]