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Is tricalcium phosphate bad for your health?

MedicalNewsToday - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 10:00
Tricalcium phosphate is a concentrated form of calcium that some people take as a supplement when they are not getting enough calcium from their diet. There are some health risks that people should be aware of when taking concentrated calcium doses. Also, learn about the chances of developing some cancers here.
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Re: Feasibility of an Image-Based Mobile Health Protocol for Postoperative Wound Monitoring

R. L. Gunter, S. Fernandes-Taylor, S. Rahman, L. Awoyinka, K. M. Bennett, S. M. Weber, C. C. Greenberg and K. C. Kent
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Re: Impact of Body Mass Index on Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomy with Intracorporeal Urinary Diversion

N. Ahmadi, T. G. Clifford, G. Miranda, J. Cai, M. Aron, M. M. Desai and I. S. Gill
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Re: Norwegian Patients and Retail Chicken Meat Share Cephalosporin-Resistant Escherichia coli and IncK/blaCMY-2 Resistance Plasmids

E. S. Berg, A. L. Wester, J. Ahrenfeldt, S. S. Mo, J. S. Slettemeås, M. Steinbakk, Ø. Samuelsen, N. Grude, G. S. Simonsen, I. H. Løhr, S. B. Jørgensen, S. Tofteland, O. Lund, U. R. Dahle and M. Sunde
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Re: Race, Risk, and Willingness of End-Stage Renal Disease Patients without Hepatitis C Virus to Accept an HCV-Infected Kidney Transplant

M. McCauley, A. Mussell, D. Goldberg, D. Sawinski, R. N. Molina, R. Tomlin, S. D. Doshi, P. Abt, R. Bloom, E. Blumberg, S. Kulkarni, G. Esnaola, J. Shults, C. Thiessen and P. P. Reese
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Re: Contemporary Use Trends and Survival Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Radical Cystectomy or Bladder-Preservation Therapy for Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

D. B. Cahn, E. A. Handorf, E. M. Ghiraldi, B. T. Ristau, D. M. Geynisman, T. M. Churilla, E. M. Horwitz, M. L. Sobczak, D. Y. T. Chen, R. Viterbo, R. E. Greenberg, A. Kutikov, R. G. Uzzo and M. C. Smaldone
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Re: Association between Number of Endoscopic Resections and Utilization of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin Therapy for Patients with High-Grade, Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

A. T. Lenis, N. M. Donin, M. S. Litwin, C. S. Saigal, J. Lai, J. M. Hanley, B. R. Konety and K. Chamie; Urologic Diseases in America Project
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Re: The Impact of Lateral Bladder Neck Preservation on Urinary Continence Recovery after Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy

T. Hashimoto, K. Yoshioka, T. Gondo, K. Hasama, Y. Hirasawa, J. Nakashima, M. Tachibana and Y. Ohno
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Why does my urine smell like popcorn?

MedicalNewsToday - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 13:00
The odor of a person's urine can say a lot about their health. Various factors can make urine smell like popcorn, including pregnancy, diabetes, and a high level of ketones in the bloodstream. In this article, we look at the reasons why urine may smell like popcorn and explain when a person should see their doctor.
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Growing Teratoma Syndrome of Testicular Origin

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 00:00
A 20-year-old Hispanic male semi-professional soccer player with no prior medial history presented to the emergency department with one month of abdominal distension, and four days of left lower extremity swelling. During initial interview, the patient offered that his testicle had been enlarged for approximately 4-6 years, without any workup or intervention. A firm non-tender abdomen, enlarged left hemi-scrotum, and left lower extremity swelling was noted on physical examination. A left supraclavicular lymph node was also palpable.
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Combined Bladder Neck Reconstruction and Continent Stoma Creation as a Suitable Alternative for Continence in Bladder Exstrophy: a Preliminary Report

Urology (Gold Journal) In Press - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 00:00
To explore the use of concomitant BNR and creation of a continent stoma (CS) in patients that are not quite eligible for BNR, but still strongly desire volitional voiding.
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Bladder spasms: Everything you need to know

MedicalNewsToday - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:00
When the bladder contracts involuntarily, causing pain and urine leakage, this is called a bladder spasm. Here, learn why these spasms occur and how to identify them. We describe underlying illnesses, other symptoms, means of prevention, and treatments, including medication, surgical intervention, and home remedies.
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Can BPH cause kidney failure?

MedicalNewsToday - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 19:00
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refers to enlargement of the prostate that is unrelated to cancer. Because of the positions of the prostate and kidneys, an enlarged prostate can cause kidney, or renal, failure. Knowing the symptoms can ensure quick treatment. Learn about the links between renal failure and BPH here.
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Reply by Authors

We agree with the points regarding the continued (and successful) role of conservative management, the use of hematoma diameter as a continuous variable and the need for a clinically relevant nomogram to enhance clinical decision-making. However, we disagree with the statement that ureteral stenting is “less relevant in relation to acute management of renal trauma.” Ureteral stenting represents a clinically relevant intervention for renal trauma, especially given that the AAST Organ Injury Scale specifies collecting system injury as an important factor stratifying renal trauma management.
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There seems to be signaling that Rezūm therapy at 3-year followup has lower rates of surgical repeat treatment than some of the other minimally invasive therapies for benign prostatic hyperplasia. In addition, I agree that the definition of repeat treatment is narrow. Most patients would suggest that if they are still on a medication years after therapy, they are still on “treatment.” Ultimately the experience in the urological community, governed partly by safety and efficacy as well as reimbursement, will determine the long-term future of any minimally invasive therapy.
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Re: Perinephric Hematoma Size is Independently Associated with the Need for Urological Intervention in Multisystem Blunt Renal Trauma

This article is a timely and apt report on imaging specifics associated with urological interventions after renal trauma. As more renal injuries are managed nonoperatively, the importance of injury specifics beyond those captured by the AAST (American Association for the Surgery of Trauma) Organ Injury Scale becomes more apparent. Of 328 patients eligible for this study 194 (59%) had high grade renal injuries and only 7 (4%) underwent nephrectomy. This rate is low compared to a recent multi-institutional study showing a nephrectomy rate of 13% at level 1 United States trauma centers.
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Re: Editorial Comment on Three-Year Outcomes of the Prospective, Randomized Controlled Rezūm System Study: Convective Radiofrequency Thermal Therapy for Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Due to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

This editorial comment by Kaplan on our report of long-term outcomes of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of water vapor thermal therapy for lower urinary tract symptoms/benign prostatic hyperplasia suggests limitations to the credibility of the data presented.1 These putative reservations can be easily addressed.
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