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The introduction of the anti-knock methylcyclopentadienyl manganese (Mn) tricarbonyl (MMT) in gasoline has raised concerns about the potential for manganese neurotoxicity. Because subpopulations such as the elderly in the early stages of neurodegenerative disease may be at increased risk for manganese toxicity, a pre-Parkinsonism rat model was used to(More)
This study compares public stigma towards three types of infectious diseases- human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and tuberculosis (TB)-tests an attribution model of stigma, and explores the relationships between stigma and public attitudes towards government policies in Hong(More)
OBJECTIVE To increase the diagnostic sensitivity of standard MAG3 diuretic renal scans for ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) by exploring the utility of an alternative measurement P40, the percentage of maximal tracer counts present at 40 minutes. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with strong clinical and anatomic evidence for UPJO may have a normal(More)
BACKGROUND There is increasing recognition that Perinatal Common Mental Disorders (CMDs) are a major public health problem for women in resource-constrained countries. There is an urgent need for screening tools suitable for use by community based health workers to assist in the identification of people with compromised mental health. The aim of this study(More)
Suprapubic catheters have gained wide acceptance in urology. Although many regard their insertion a simple procedure, morbidity is significant and is probably underreported. We describe a percutaneous technique using intraoperative ultrasonography combined with flexible cystoscopy to ensure safe insertion, minimizing the risk to adjacent viscera.
PURPOSE We investigated the long-term impact on bladder and sexual symptoms in women with prior vesicovaginal fistula repair, particularly those previously treated before referral. MATERIALS AND METHODS After receiving institutional review board approval we reviewed the charts of women who underwent nonradiated vesicovaginal fistula repair for(More)
PURPOSE We report the prevalence of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in patients with multiple sclerosis referred to a tertiary care neurogenic bladder clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS We queried an institutional review board approved neurogenic bladder database for urodynamic and demographic data on patients with multiple sclerosis(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the merit of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration-issued warnings on the use of transvaginal mesh in women with pelvic organ prolapse because of escalating complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS On institutional review board approval, we reviewed the data from 2 tertiary institutions managing complications of transvaginal mesh. The data(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the long-term morbidity of Martius labial fat pad (MLFP) interposition in vaginal reconstruction procedures at a tertiary institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS After institutional review board approval, medical records of consecutive women in a prospective surgical database requiring MLFP as part of their vaginal reconstruction were(More)