1 Department of Urology, Matsuyama Shimin Hospital, Ehime, Japan
A 69-year-old man presented at the hospital with complaints of prolonged stomach pain extending from the week prior. Enhanced computed tomography (CT) revealed a low density area in the retroperitoneal space. A radiologist diagnosed the patient with retroperitoneal fibrosis. One week later, an enhanced CT revealed an exponential increase of the low density area and slight right hydronephrosis. Upon admission, prednisolone administration was initiated at a dose of 40mg/day. The size of the retroperitoneal soft tissue mass decreased gradually. Although the dose of prednisolone was tapered to 5mg, the patient is doing well without any sign of recurrence.
Zi-jun Zou 1, Liang-you Tang 1, Zhi-hong Liu 1, Jia-yu Liang 1, Ruo-chen Zhang 1, Yu-jie Wang 1, Yong-quan Tang 1, Rui Gao 2 , Yi-ping Lu 1
1 Department of Urology, Institute of Urology , West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, P.R. China; 2 Department of Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, Fujian, P.R. China
Aim: The role of low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (LI-ESWT) in erectile dysfunction (ED) is not clearly determined. The purpose of this study is to investigate the short-term efficacy and safety of LI-ESWT for ED patients.
Materials and Methods: Relevant studies were searched in Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), WANFANG and VIP databases. Effective rate in terms of International Index of Erectile Function-Erectile Function Domain (IIEF-EF) and Erectile Hardness Score (EHS) at about 1month after LI-ESWT was extracted from eligible studies for meta-analysis to calculate risk ratio (RR) of effective treatment in ED patients treated by LI-ESWT compared to those receiving sham-treatment.
Results: Overall fifteen studies were included in the review, of which four randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were for meta-analysis. Effective treatment was 8.31 [95% confidence interval (CI): 3.88-17.78] times more effective in the LI-ESWT group (n=176) than in the sham-treatment group (n=101) at about 1 month after the intervention in terms of EHS, while it was 2.50 (95% CI: 0.74-8.45) times more in the treatment group (n=121) than in the control group (n=89) in terms of IIEF-EF. Nine-week protocol with energy density...
Bruno Felix-Patrício 1, Alexandre F. Miranda 2, Jorge L. Medeiros Jr. 3, Carla B. M. Gallo 2, Bianca M. Gregório 2, Diogo B. de Souza 2, Waldemar S. Costa 2, Francisco J. B. Sampaio 2
1 Instituto de Ciências Humanas e da Saúde, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio das Ostras, RJ, Brasil; 2 Urogenital Research Unit, Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil; 3 Fundação Educacional Dom André Arcoverde, Valença, RJ, Brasil
Purpose: To evaluate if late hormonal replacement is able to recover the prostatic tissue modified by androgenic deprivation.
Materials and Methods: 24 rats were assigned into a Sham group; an androgen deficient group, submitted to bilateral orchiectomy (Orch); and a group submitted to bilateral orchiectomy followed by testosterone replacement therapy (Orch+T). After 60 days from surgery blood was collected for determination of testosterone levels and the ventral prostate was collected for quantitative and qualitative microscopic analysis.
The acinar epithelium height, the number of mast cells per field, and the densities of collagen fibers and acinar lumen were analyzed by stereological methods under light microscopy. The muscle fibers and types of collagen fibers were qualitatively assessed by scanning electron microscopy and polarization microscopy.
Results: Hormone depletion (in group Orch) and return to normal levels (in group Orch+T) were effective as verified by serum testosterone analysis. The androgen deprivation promoted several alterations in the prostate: the acinar epithelium height diminished from 16.58±0.47 to 11.48±0.29μm; the...
Haitham Abdelmoteleb 1, Fatima Rashed 1, Amr Hawary 1
1 Great Western Hospital, Swindon, United Kingdom
In contemporary practice, the number of patients presenting with prostatic abscess have significantly declined due to the widespread use of antibiotics. However, when faced with the pathology, prostatic abscess tends to pose a challenge to clinicians due to the difficulty of diagnosis and lack of guidelines for treatment. Treatment consists of an array of measures including parenteral broad-spectrum antibiotic administration and abscess drainage.
Keywords: Prostate; Disease Management; Guidelines as Topic
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