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We hypothesized that urinary symptoms in elderly females correlate poorly with urodynamic diagnosis, which would impact on management. Charts of 53 consecutive females over age 80 undergoing multichannel urodynamics according to the International Continence Society standards were retrospectively analyzed. Median age was 83 years. Urodynamic stress(More)
PURPOSE To review the clinical outcomes of patients with voiding dysfunction who have detrusor overactivity with impaired contractility (DOIC) diagnosed with urodynamic studies. METHODS Urodynamic reports from 2005 to 2009 were reviewed, and 54 male patients had findings consistent with DOIC. Patients with acontractile or neuropathic bladders were(More)
PURPOSE Men with detrusor failure and chronic urinary retention have a lower voiding success rate and higher postoperative morbidity following transurethral prostatectomy than those with bladder outlet obstruction. Current investigations, including urodynamics, may be unable to predict the response to surgical treatment. We identified ultrastructural(More)
A common polymorphism (G870A) in the exon 4/intron 4 boundary of CCND1 gene has been linked to an alternate transcript, cyclin D1b, which preferentially encodes a protein with an increased transforming capability compared with the full-length D1a. Therefore, the CCND1 G870A polymorphism may influence an individual's susceptibility to the development of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of OnabotulinumtoxinA (BTXA) injections in men with drug-refractory non-neurogenic overactive bladder (NNOAB). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 43 men received BTXA injections for NNOAB from 2004 to 2012. Patient Global Impression of Improvement (PGI-I) score was obtained. For men with wet NNOAB, change in number of pads(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the long-term success of suprapubic bladder neck closure in patients with irreparably damaged bladder outlets. METHODS A cohort of 35 patients with intractable urinary incontinence secondary to severe posterior urethral/bladder neck damage underwent suprapubic bladder neck closure. Patients were assessed with regard to the success of(More)
OBJECTIVE To report 4-year health-related quality of life (HRQL) outcome data after retropubic mid-urethral synthetic sling (MUS) surgery without concomitant prolapse repair for treating female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in a single institution. PATIENTS AND METHODS The data were prospectively collected, which yielded 21 consecutive patients with a(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the durability after 3 months deployment of a urethral (Memokath™) stent in conjunction with endoscopic treatment of recurrent bulbar urethral strictures, as repeated endoscopic treatment of urethral strictures can cause worsening of underlying spongiofibrosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Prospective series of 22 patients with recurrent(More)