Smartphone-based Tape Sensors for Multiplexed Rapid Urinalysis
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2019Source: Sensors and Actuators B: ChemicalAuthor(s): Xuecheng He, Quanbing Pei, Tailin Xu, Xueji ZhangAbstractRecent advances in biofluids monitoring have positioned urine as a non-invasive candidate for clinical diagnosis. In this paper, we employ adhesive tapes with indicator-functionalized microarrays for rapid urinalysis. Such tape-based sensor combines advantages of flexibility, adhesive and waterproof functionality in a platform, which is simply prepared by physical punching, fabrics filling and indicators modification. The simulated urine flow can be captured and penetrated in the tape-based microarrays for rapid detection of multiplexed markers such as glucose, nitrite, protein and phenylpyruvate with a smartphone-assisted colorimetric screening method. As a user-friendly point-of-care testing (POCT) approach, such tape-based sensor is ideally favorable for the early disease warning toward the patients of urinary incontinence and infants.
CONCLUSIONS: The severity and duration of MS is a risk factor for rUTIs. Urodynamic risk factors are compatible with a lower contractile capacity in patients with rUTIs, while the existence of NLUTD would not imply any specific risk factor. PMID: 31797803 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Fosså SD, Beyer B, Dahl AA, Aas K, Eri LM, Kvan E, Falk RS, Graefen M, Huland H, Berge V Abstract Purpose: To explore whether prostatectomized men report improved post-operative erectile function and urinary control dependent on the application of intra-operative frozen section examination (NeuroSAFE) during nerve-sparing radical prostatectomies (NS-RPs).Methods: Pre- and post-RP responses to the sexual domain and the urinary incontinence subscale of EPIC-26 were analyzed in 95 and 312 men from a NeuroSAFEGroup (Martini-Klinik, Hamburg, Germany) and a Non-NeuroSAFE Group (Oslo University Hospital, No...
In conclusion, the histopathological presence of Homer-Wright rosettes and immunohistochemical markers such as CD99, FLI-1 and CK are valuable factors for the diagnosis of ES, although cytogenetic analysis is considered the gold standard. Complete surgery is the most effective treatment option for ES treatment. Adjuvant radiotherapy and combination chemotherapy can also improve the survival rate of patients postoperatively. PMID: 31788090 [PubMed]
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ConclusionsHenry Van Roonhuyse is the most credible candidate presently known for having successfully repaired a vesico-vaginal fistula in the pre-modern era.
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ConclusionsTime-frames, younger patients, concomitant anti-incontinence surgery, younger surgeons, and high volume surgeons and hospitals increase hystero-preservation for uterine prolapse. Surgeons and hospitals should be ready to respond to the wishes of female patients who want to preserve the uterus.
ConclusionsPFM function and UI prevalence at 6 weeks postpartum are not significantly affected by epidural analgesia.
ConclusionsPelvic surgical mesh complications have an extensive adverse impact on the lifeworld of women experiencing complications. Failure to acknowledge mesh complications as treatment injury stalls the development of safer alternatives and changes needed to industry practices, regulation, clinical practice, and monitoring to keep women undergoing innovative urogynaecological procedures safe.
To assess the impact of recruitment strategy on the baseline characteristics of patients recruited in a randomized controlled trial for treating women with urinary incontinence.