Urologic Disorders

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...

Dec 1, 2000 Issue
Urinary Incontinence in Women: Evaluation and Management [Article]

Because the prevalence of urinary incontinence increases with age, a working knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of the various types of urinary incontinence is fundamental to the care of women. As the population of the United States ages, primary care physicians can expect to see an increasing...

Jun 15, 2000 Issue
Health Issues in Men: Part I. Common Genitourinary Disorders [Article]

Common genitourinary health issues that arise in the care of male patients include prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, urogenital cancers, premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. Bacterial infections are responsible for only 5 to 10 percent of prostatitis cases. Benign prostatic hyper...

Jan 15, 2000 Issue
Urinary Catheter Management [Article]

The use of urinary catheters should be avoided whenever possible. Clean intermittent catheterization, when practical, is preferable to long-term catheterization. Suprapubic catheters offer some advantages, and condom catheters may be appropriate for some men. While clean handling of catheters is imp...

Sep 15, 1999 Issue
Evaluation of Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria in Adults [Article]

In patients without significant urologic symptoms, microscopic hematuria is occasionally detected on routine urinalysis. At present, routine screening of all adults for microscopic hematuria with dipstick testing is not recommended because of the intermittent occurrence of this finding and the low i...

Aug 01, 1999 Issue
Peyronie's Disease: Current Management [Article]

Peyronie's disease is an acquired inflammatory condition of the penis associated with penile curvature and,in some cases, pain. It primarily affects men between 45 and 60 years of age, although an age range of 18 to 80 years has been reported. If left untreated, Peyronie's disease may cause fibrotic...

Jun 1, 1998 Issue
Diagnostic Evaluation of Urinary Incontinence in Geriatric Patients [Article]

In most cases, the evaluation of urinary incontinence requires only a history, a physical examination, urinalysis and measurement of postvoid residual urine volume. The initial purposes of the evaluation are to identify conditions requiring referral or specialized work-up and to detect and treat rev...

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