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August 2002: What's New on Medscape Urology?

August 2002: What's New on Medscape Urology?

This is the first in a series of monthly columns to help alert you to what is new on Medscape Urology.
How to Get Overactive Bladder Treatment and Medications

How to Get Overactive Bladder Treatment and Medications

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a medical condition that can lead to embarrassment and frustration. The main symptoms of overactive bladder are the urgency to urinate and feeling that you have to use the restroom frequently. For some people overactive bladder can interfere with their sleeping patterns
Hepatorenal Syndrome: A Cause of Kidney Failure in Cirrhosis

Hepatorenal Syndrome: A Cause of Kidney Failure in Cirrhosis

How does hepatorenal syndrome develop, and what are the most effective ways of managing it? This new study looks at the options.
Urinary Bladder Disease

Urinary Bladder Disease

Urinary bladder diseases are a group of medical conditions that effect the bladder, an organ that stores urine. Bladder diseases can be short-term, chronic or fatal and effect people of all ages.
Obesity--Disease With Many Aetiologies in Same Phenotype

Obesity--Disease With Many Aetiologies in Same Phenotype

Is overeating a symptom rather than a cause of obesity?
Urinary Incontinence Strategies for Frail Elderly Women

Urinary Incontinence Strategies for Frail Elderly Women

Incontinence is often not adequately assessed or treated, especially in older women. Learn more about the many interventions that may help.
Effect of Urine Bladder Retention on the Kidneys

Effect of Urine Bladder Retention on the Kidneys

Urinary retention is a common disorder of the urinary system, which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, sphincter muscles and urethra. Although urinary retention may not seem like a serious medical complication, it can cause significant damage to the bladder and kidneys if left untreated.
Treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse and/or Urinary Incontinence

Treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse and/or Urinary Incontinence

Don't miss this comprehensive review on the use of vaginal pessaries to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
What Causes Frequent Bladder Infections?

What Causes Frequent Bladder Infections?

Bladder infections, also known as urinary tract infections or UTI's, are serious health problems that primarily affect women. Men can also get serious bladder infections, but not as often as women. There are many causes, but with proper precautions, these infections can often be avoided. If bladder
How to Avoid Depression While on Dialysis

How to Avoid Depression While on Dialysis

In this article you will learn how to recognize symptoms of depression from dialysis and how to seek help dealing with it.
The KDIGO Practice Guideline on Glomerulonephritis

The KDIGO Practice Guideline on Glomerulonephritis

While clinical guidelines can be helpful in assisting clinicians in the treatment of diseases such as glomerulonephritis, this article emphasizes the importance of individualizing treatment for some patients, as well.
Catheter-induced Urethral Erosion

Catheter-induced Urethral Erosion

Complete erosion of the glans, urethra, and penile skin can be an outcome from long-term use of an indwelling bladder catheter.
Obesity--Disease With Many Aetiologies in Same Phenotype

Obesity--Disease With Many Aetiologies in Same Phenotype

Is overeating a symptom rather than a cause of obesity?
Reducing Pill Burden for Patients on Dialysis

Reducing Pill Burden for Patients on Dialysis

A new phosphate-binding drug dramatically cuts pill burden and improves adherence, according to this study.
Does It Hurt When a Kidney Stone Passes?

Does It Hurt When a Kidney Stone Passes?

There's no way around it: yes, it usually hurts when a kidney stone passes. To minimize pain and prevent future stones from forming, it's helpful to understand what a kidney stone is and how it can be treated.
Lower Urinary Tract Infection

Lower Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infections are common inflammations of the urinary system, which includes the kidneys and the ureters, as well as the bladder and the urethra. Lower urinary tract infections are those inflammations that affect the bladder and/or the urethra. These infections tend to be less serious tha
Complications of Renal Failure

Complications of Renal Failure

Renal failure (kidney disease) is a disease condition referring to impaired kidney function. The kidneys, a pair of bean-shaped organs, are located in the mid-back region, one on each side of the vertebral column. They lie in back of the abdominal cavity. The kidneys are principally responsible for
Innovative Approaches for Complex Penile Urethral Strictures

Innovative Approaches for Complex Penile Urethral Strictures

What are some of the latest treatment techniques for complex penile urethra strictures? This review takes a look.
Urology Nursing Practice Educational Preparation

Urology Nursing Practice Educational Preparation

Urology APNs continue to take on more independent roles and engage in more complex procedures, so training for these job functions is increasingly important.