World Continence Week
2018 is held between 18-24 June and is a global initiative run by theWorld Federation of Incontinence Patients (WFIP), with the approval of theInternational Continence Society (ICS). The vision is to help improve health, wellness and quality of life for those with continence issues, and to further establish awareness of bladder weakness, pelvic pain and other conditions that impact on the lives of patients and carers.Cochrane Incontinence works with authors to prepare, maintain and disseminate systematic reviews of the effectiveness of interventions for incontinence, including prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. The...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Even Without Pyuria, Symptomatic Kids With Neurogenic Bladder Need Urine Culture Even Without Pyuria, Symptomatic Kids With Neurogenic Bladder Need Urine Culture
In children with neurogenic bladders who require clean intermittent catheterization (CIC), Enterococcus bacteria may grow in urine culture without pyuria (pus in the urine typically from bacterial infection) or positive leukocyte esterase, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Looking at the whole child: Coordinated care for spina bifida helps Jeffrey thrive
Jeffrey Marotz and his family may have driven to Boston Children’s Hospital from their home in New York, but it was really the boy’s feet that brought him here. Born with severe spina bifida, a complex birth defect that affects the development of a child’s spinal cord, spine and brain, Jeffrey had also been diagnosed with clubfoot, a related orthopedic condition that causes the foot to twist unnaturally. Previous surgeries hadn’t worked and the braces that had been custom made for then three-year-old Jeffrey didn’t fit correctly. “Nothing was working,” says his mom, Michelle. A tea...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories clubfoot Dr. Benjamin Warf Dr. Carlos Estrada Dr. Lawrence Karlin Dr. Terry Buchmiller Rebecca Sherlock spina bifida Source Type: news

Dx: Prostatic Mass
Upon seeing the images on the screen, you notice a tinge of red in your resident’s cheeks as she begins her spiel about the need to perform a prostate exam as part of the work up today. She eloquently explains to the patient that the ultrasound results and his symptoms are concerning for a prostatic mass that is eroding into the base of his urinary bladder (Image 3). On the transverse view of the bladder a hyperechoic mass can be seen along the posterior wall of the bladder. In the longitudinal view, you can see the hypoechoic lumen of the mass originating from the prostate to the lower left of the bladder wall. Your...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Botox May Top Neuromodulation in Overactive Bladder Botox May Top Neuromodulation in Overactive Bladder
Episodes of urinary urgency were slightly lower after onabotulinumtoxinA injections, but the treatment led to more urinary tract infections and self-catheterizations in a randomized controlled trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

What Are Risk Factors for Latex Allergy?
Discussion Latex comes from the Hevea brasiliensis plants. There are multiple potentially allergenic polypeptides within the plant’s fluid called Heb b 1-13. True sensitizers are Heb b 1, 5 and 6. Heb b 8 and 12 are cross-reacting proteins. The type of the latex product and how it is prepared makes a difference in exposure to the latex allergens. Certain extruded latex products such as catheters and rubber stoppers have higher concentrations of true sensitizer allergens. Products made from molds such as gloves have higher concentrations of potential allergens than latex made in sheets such as such as dental dams. Use...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 1, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A Murine Model for Escherichia coli Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are among the most common bacterial infections of humans. The mouse provides an excellent and tractable model system for cystitis and pyelonephritis caused by Escherichia coli and other uropathogens. Using a well-established model of experimental cystitis in which the bladders of female mice are infected via transurethral catheterization, the molecular details of the pathogenesis of bacterial cystitis have been substantially illuminated in the last decade. Uropathogenic E. coli attach to bladder epithelium (both in human and mouse) via adhesive type 1 pili, establish a replicative niche withi...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Immunology - October 16, 2015 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Fibroid Blocked My Bladder – Rachel’s Story
Thanks very much for all the emails which were very useful enhanced by the 101 hints in the book and the website.  I didn’t have long to get my head round having a hysterectomy – the first time it was mentioned was 15 days before it happened so your emails, website and book provided much reassuring advice and information. I went into urinary retention for the second time in the space of 7 weeks at the end of June.  The GP I saw wanted to know why and very quickly found what she thought was a large fibroid which was confirmed by the emergency clinic at the hospital the next day.  I had had my son ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 25, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids oophorectomy subtotal hysterectomy Source Type: news

A Unique Complication of Urethral CatheterizationA Unique Complication of Urethral Catheterization
Learn how pubic hair on a catheter tip acts as a catalyst for bladder stones. Urologic Nursing (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - January 22, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Are the Symptoms of Autonomic Dysreflexia?
Discussion Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) or hyperreflexia occurs in people with spinal cord injuries where the automatic signals and responses within the body problem do not occur normally. The University of Alabama’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation explains it this way: “AD occurs as a response to some type of irritation below the level of injury. The body tries to send signals to the brain to identify and respond to the irritant, but signals are blocked by the [spinal cord injury].” “Without communication between the brain and body, blood vessels begin to narrow and cause a rise i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 30, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Are the Symptoms of Autonomic Dysreflexia?
Discussion Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) or hyperreflexia occurs in people with spinal cord injuries where the automatic signals and responses within the body problem do not occur normally. The University of Alabama’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation explains it this way: “AD occurs as a response to some type of irritation below the level of injury. The body tries to send signals to the brain to identify and respond to the irritant, but signals are blocked by the [spinal cord injury].” “Without communication between the brain and body, blood vessels begin to narrow and cause a rise i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 30, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news