Urologic Disorders

Jan 1, 2006 Issue
Anticholinergic Drugs for Overactive Bladder [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Tolterodine (Detrol) is as effective as immediate-release oxybutynin (Ditropan) and causes less dry mouth. A dose of 1 mg tolterodine twice daily is as effective as higher dosages of tolterodine. Extended-release preparations have less risk of dry mouth but are more expensive.

Sep 15, 2005 Issue
Penile Mass in a 53-Year-Old Patient [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Sep 15, 2005 Issue
IDSA Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria [Practice Guidelines]

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria in adults.

Jul 1, 2005 Issue
ACOG Guidelines on Urinary Incontinence in Women [Practice Guidelines]

Recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence in women have been released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

Mar 15, 2005 Issue
Urinalysis: A Comprehensive Review [Article]

A complete urinalysis includes physical, chemical, and microscopic examinations. Midstream clean collection is acceptable in most situations, but the specimen should be examined within two hours of collection. Cloudy urine often is a result of precipitated phosphate crystals in alkaline urine, but p...

Jan 15, 2005 Issue
Selecting Medications for the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence [Article]

In response to the growing population of older patients with incontinence, pharmaceutical companies are developing new drugs to treat the condition. Before prescribing medications for incontinence, however, physicians should determine the nature and cause of the patient's incontinence. The evaluatio...

Dec 15, 2004 Issue
Transdermal Oxybutynin (Oxytrol) for Urinary Incontinence [STEPS]

The transdermal patch of oxybutynin is no more effective than the short- or long-acting oral form. The patch costs more, but causes less dry mouth. Skin reactions will cause about 10 percent of patients to stop using it.

Oct 1, 2001 Issue
Interstitial Cystitis: Urgency and Frequency Syndrome [Article]

Interstitial cystitis is a chronic, severely debilitating disease of the urinary bladder. Excessive urgency and frequency of urination, suprapubic pain, dyspareunia, chronic pelvic pain and negative urine cultures are characteristic of interstitial cystitis. The course of the disease is usually mark...

Mar 15, 2001 Issue
Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria in Adults: Summary of the AUA Best Practice Policy Recommendations [Article]

The American Urological Association (AUA) convened the Best Practice Policy Panel on Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria to formulate policy statements and recommendations for the evaluation of asymptomatic microhematuria in adults. The recommended definition of microscopic hematuria is three or more...

Dec 15, 2000 Issue
Paraphimosis: Current Treatment Options [Article]

Paraphimosis is a urologic emergency, occurring in uncircumcised males, in which the foreskin becomes trapped behind the corona and forms a tight band of constricting tissue. Often iatrogenically induced, paraphimosis can be prevented by returning the prepuce to cover the glans following penile mani...

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