Mahreen Pakzad

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OPINION STATEMENT Urogenital dysfunction is commonly reported in Parkinson's disease (PD), and history taking and a bladder diary form the cornerstone of evaluation. The assessment of lower urinary tract (LUT) symptoms include urinalysis, ultrasonography, and urodynamic studies and help to evaluate concomitant urological pathologies such as benign prostate(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are commonly reported by people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) and significantly impact quality of life. OBJECTIVE To provide an overview of the problem of UTIs in PwMS and offer a practical approach for the diagnosis and management. METHODS A review of the literature through a Pubmed search up to October 2015(More)
To measure the relative transcription of adenosine receptor subtypes and the contractile effects of adenosine and selective receptor-subtype ligands on detrusor smooth muscle from patients with neuropathic overactive (NDO) and stable bladders and also from guinea-pigs. Contractile function was measured at 37°C in vitro from detrusor smooth muscle strips.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility of using D-mannose, a natural food supplement, in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) reporting recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) as a preventative. METHODS A single-center, open-label, feasibility study enrolled patients with MS, using and not using urinary catheters, experiencing recurrent UTIs (≥3/year or(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the presenting features and medium-term symptomatic outcomes in women having excision of urethral diverticulum with Martius labial fat pad (MLFP) interposition. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reviewed our prospective database of all female patients having excision of a symptomatic urethral diverticulum between 2007 and 2015. Data on(More)
The Goh Vesico-Vaginal Fistula (VVF) classification has prognostic value in VVF in the developing world (predominantly obstetric), with chances of successful closure decreasing from type 1 to type 4. We evaluated the prognostic value of the Goh classification for VVF of the developed world (predominantly iatrogenic). A retrospective review was performed of(More)
To assess the indications, morbidity, efficacy and outcomes of Martius fat pad (MFP) interposition in reconstructive female urology. Data on 159 women with MFP interposition as part of their primary procedure between 2 September 2005 and 2 July 2015 were prospectively collected. Patient demographics and the indications for MFP interposition along with the(More)
To report the etiology, presenting symptoms and outcomes of the different treatments performed in female patients with recurrent urethral stricture. Twenty-six patients with refractory LUTS were diagnosed with a urethral stricture. The symptoms, the treatment performed and the outcomes were prospectively recorded. Sixteen patients were treated with a(More)
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