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    admin wrote a new blog post: Beta-Sitosterol and Your Prostate Health   5 years, 2 months ago

    For men who are suffering from prostate related symptoms and are seeking for safe alternative therapies, beta-sitosterol may be the answer.

    Beta-sitosterol is a plant sterol found in several everyday foods and has effectively been shown to -
    * Inhibit growth of prostate cancer cells and can even destroy the cells through protein phosphatase.
    * Decrease inflammation by [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: One-Third of Women Experience Stress Urinary Incontinence   5 years, 4 months ago

    About one in three women experience stress urinary incontinence (SUI), an involuntary loss of urine due to forces on the bladder caused by physical movement of the body.  Even though SUI can interfere with quality of life, it often goes untreated because of the personal nature of the symptoms.  Any women [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Cesarean Section May Not Prevent Incontinence   5 years, 4 months ago

    Vaginal delivery has been thought to cause urinary incontinence through physical trauma and damage to nerves as such there is a suggestion that women who choose c-section over vaginal delivery might be protecting themselves against urinary or fecal incontinence down the road.

    This might not be necessarily true according to the findings of a recent study.  [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Prostatitis and Your Diet   5 years, 4 months ago

    Prostatitis is an inflammation or infection of the prostate gland. It can cause abnormal urinary frequency and urgency, painful urination and ejaculation and if left untreated, chronic, recurrent symptoms. This common disorder affects approximately 10% of men. In addition to medication and nutritional supplements, certain diet additions can help alleviate the symptoms of and prevent [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Chemicals in Plastics May Increase the Risk of Prostate Cancer   5 years, 4 months ago

    A chemical found in babies’ bottles, as well as many other plastics, has been linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer, warns scientists.

    In experiments, newborn rats were fed bisphenol A, which is a building block of many commonly used plastics.  The results showed that these rats were more likely to develop pre-cancerous cells as [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: The Importance of Knowing Your Baseline PSA For Prostate Health   5 years, 5 months ago

    If you have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, then your urologist most likely provided you with a PSA score. The PSA baseline score is your prostate specific antigen at the time of your first measurement of the antigen. This baseline is important because subsequent PSA values that are higher than the baseline [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Hemoglobin Levels Linked to Severity of Incontinence in Older Women   5 years, 5 months ago

    Sei Lee, MD, Assistant Professor of Geriatrics at the University of California in San Francisco, and colleagues found that in older women in diabetes and urinary incontinence, very high hemoglobin A1c (HbA1C) levels are associated with patient reports of more severe limitations due to incontinence.  The data also showed, however, that [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Nebraska Hospital Uses Team Approach to Reduce UTIs in Rehab Patients   5 years, 6 months ago

    In a 300-bed Nebraska rehabilitation hospital, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, case managers and education staff have successfully implemented a team approach to dramatically reduce infections from urinary catheters, the most common type of infection contracted from healthcare settings.

    According to an abstract presented at the 38th Annual Educational [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Radiotherapy And Androgen Deprivation More Beneficial Than Radiotherapy Alone in Some Prostate Cancer Patients   5 years, 6 months ago

    In a recent study funded by grants from the National Cancer Institute and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, it was reported that short-term androgen-deprivation therapy improves survival in men with intermediate-risk, localized prostate cancer.  From 1994 to 2001, one thousand seventy nine men with localized prostate [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Prostate Cancer Patients on ADT Not Affected by Provenge   5 years, 6 months ago

    A recent study, led by Tomasz Beer, MD, Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, found that prostate cancer (PCa) patients on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and receiving sipuleucel-T (Provenge) have no adverse outcomes in terms of quality of [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Weight Loss Increases Libido in Obese Men with Type 2 Diabetes   5 years, 6 months ago

    A small Australian clinical study showed that sexual function improved significantly and quickly in obese men with type 2 diabetes after weight loss with reduced-calorie diets.  For 31 men who lost five percent to ten percent of their body weight in eight weeks, erectile function, sexual desire, [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: No Significant Association Found Between Androgen Deprivation Therapy and Cardiovascular Death   5 years, 7 months ago

    Treatment with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) does not significantly increase the risk of cardiovascular mortality according to evaluation of mortality data in a large registry of men treated for prostate cancer.

    ADT is commonly used to treat prostate cancer.  Some studies have shown that it may increase the [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Increase of laparascopic radical nephrectomies for small renal tumors is alarming   5 years, 7 months ago

    Kidney cancer specialists reported that the use of radical nephrectomy for small renal masses remains “alarmingly high,” particularly among older patients.  Between 1995 and 2005, the use of radical nephrectomy decreased by 50 percent, but most of the decline was offset by a dramatic increase in the rate of laparascopic radical nephrectomies.

    Use of [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Gene Test Effectively Predicts Presence of nearby Prostate Cancer   5 years, 7 months ago

    Data from a large group of tissue samples showed that gene expression in prostate stroma predicted the presence of nearby cancer with 97% overall accuracy.  Stroma adjacent to or near prostate tumors expressed genes significantly differently from normal stroma.

    In a recent issue of Cancer Research, it was reported that the correlation between stromal [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Botox Approved in Ireland for Treatment of Urinary Incontinence   5 years, 7 months ago

    The Irish Medicines Board has approved Botulinum toxin type A to treat urinary incontinence management in adults with neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO).

    Neurogenic detrusor overactivity results from nuerogenic bladder due to multiple sclerosis or stable sub-cervical spinal cord injury.

    Allergan Inc. has said that this step is important in securing national licenses in [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: HIFU Treatment looks Promising for Localized Prostate Cancer   5 years, 7 months ago

    Data from a large clinical registry showed that over 80 percent of men with localized prostate cancer had negative biopsies for as long as 10 years after treatment with high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).

    The negative biopsy rate ranged from 78.3% of patients with high-risk prostate cancer to 89.3% for men with low-risk disease. The [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Saturation Biopsy Detects More Cancers   5 years, 7 months ago

    According to a new report, analysis of 20 to 24 biopsy cores is superior to analysis of 12 to 14 cores for detecting prostate cancer in men who’ve had a normal prostate biopsy in the past.

    J. Stephen Jones, M.D., from Cleveland Clinic, Ohio said, “We have shown that transrectal saturation biopsy [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Study Finds Strong Association Between Smoking and Risk for Bladder Cancer   5 years, 8 months ago

    Data from a large cohort study showed that smoking’s contribution to bladder cancer risk increased over the past 25 years, and the attributable risk in women caught up with that of men.

    Current smokers increased risk of bladder cancer by four times compared to people who never smoked.  The risk among former [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Pre-op Counseling For Prostate Surgery Not Effective   5 years, 8 months ago

    Researchers have found that over half of men undergoing radical prostatectomy have unrealistic expectations about some of the outcomes.

    Daniela Wittmann, MSW, and colleagues at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan found that despite a pre-operative education program, 61 percent of men expected the same or better <span style="text-decoration: [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Botox Approved in Ireland for Treatment of Urinary Incontinence   5 years, 8 months ago

    The Irish Medicines Board has approved Botulinum toxin type A to treat urinary incontinence management in adults with neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO).

    Neurogenic detrusor overactivity results from nuerogenic bladder due to multiple sclerosis or stable sub-cervical spinal cord injury.

    Allergan Inc. has said that this step is important in securing national licenses in [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Saturation Biopsy Detects More Cancers   5 years, 8 months ago

    According to a new report, analysis of 20 to 24 biopsy cores is superior to analysis of 12 to 14 cores for detecting prostate cancer in men who’ve had a normal prostate biopsy in the past.

    J. Stephen Jones, M.D., from Cleveland Clinic, Ohio said, “We have shown that transrectal saturation biopsy [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Stem Cell Injections Better than Collagen Injections in Treating Stress Urinary Incontinence   5 years, 8 months ago

    A new study from Austria has found that injections of stem cells and other cells obtained from a woman’s own body can treat stress urinary incontinence with dramatically better results than conventional collagen injections.

    These results mimic those from U.S. research that is underway and might also be long-lasting.

    The study appears in [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Study Finds Strong Association Between Smoking and Risk for Bladder Cancer   5 years, 8 months ago

    Data from a large cohort study showed that smoking’s contribution to bladder cancer risk increased over the past 25 years, and the attributable risk in women caught up with that of men.

    Current smokers increased risk of bladder cancer by four times compared to people who never smoked.  The risk among former [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: No Significant Association Found Between Androgen Deprivation Therapy and Cardiovascular Death   5 years, 8 months ago

    Treatment with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) does not significantly increase the risk of cardiovascular mortality according to evaluation of mortality data in a large registry of men treated for prostate cancer.

    ADT is commonly used to treat prostate cancer.  Some studies have shown that it may increase the [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Sacral Neuromodulation Treats Refractory Idiopathic Urge Urinary Incontinence   5 years, 8 months ago

    According to Dutch researchers, sacral neuromodulation could be a safe, if impermanent, way to treat refractory idiopathic urge urinary incontinence.

    Sacral neuromodulation, also known as sacral nerve stimulation, involves the implantation of a programmable stimulator subcutaneously which delivers low amplitude electrical stimulation through a lead to the sacral nerve, usually accessed via [...]