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INTRODUCTION Urinary tract inflammation is a very common clinical condition. It is caused by several pathogens and antibiotic treatment is the mainstay of therapy. Increasing antimicrobial resistance and high recurrence rates represent a challenge. Consequently, there is an unmet need for new therapeutic options. AREAS COVERED The authors discuss the(More)
Synthetic midurethral slings (MUS) have gained popularity in the management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI), due to their efficacy and minimally invasive nature. As there are no robust data to guide management of persistent or recurrent SUI after failed MUS, the aim of this study was to evaluate the management of these cases among IUGA members. A(More)
Mirabegron, is the only β-3 adrenoreceptor (AR) agonist available for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB). To assess the efficacy and tolerability of this novel drug therapy, two phase II and six phase III Astellas-sponsored trials have been conducted with over 10,500 adults with OAB recruited. Of these, seven were randomized, double blind, 12-week(More)
INTRODUCTION Overactive bladder (OAB) is a term used to describe the symptom syndrome of urgency, with or without urgency incontinence, usually associated with frequency and nocturia. Antimuscarinics are the most widely prescribed class of drugs for OAB, although their systemic adverse effects limit their use in clinical practice as compliance. This has led(More)
Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP-Q) system, measured in centimetres using a ruler (e.g. POPstix®), is recommended to quantify prolapse severity. POPstix® are costly (US $1/ruler). Home-made devices are used instead, but these have not been shown to be reproducible. Digitally assessed POP-Q (DPOP-Q) is as reliable, reproducible and acceptable as(More)
OBJECTIVES The primary aim of our study was to assess the utility of fluoroscopic cough stress testing as a predictor of synthetic midurethral tape (MUT) outcome. The secondary aim was to examine whether baseline demographics, clinical symptoms and urodynamic variables could predict MUT success. STUDY DESIGN We carried out a retrospective study including(More)
AIMS The lack of a validated detrusor overactivity (DO) severity tool limits the clinical value of urodynamics in the management of patients with overactive bladder syndrome (OAB). The aim of this study, was to identify urodynamic variables that correlate with validated OAB severity measures. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study enrolling consecutive(More)
AIM Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) report frequently hyperinsulinemia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of 16-weeks therapy with essential amino acids supplements on metabolic and clinical indices in PCOS. METHODS For this study ten women with PCOS and fasting hyperinsulinemia were enrolled. The study comprised 16 weeks of(More)
Overactive bladder is a common symptom complex with health related quality of life impacts on the individual as well as utilizing health resources. Antimuscarinic therapy has been the mainstay of treatment and is well supported within the literature and guidelines. However, compliance is poor due to lack of efficacy and adverse events leading to the(More)