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Gentamicin Bladder Irrigation to Reduce UTIs - Anne Cameron

Anne Cameron, MD, discusses the use of gentamicin bladder irrigation for the prevention of symptomatic urinary tract infections (UTIs) in neurogenic bladder patients with intermittent catheterization. Gentamicin is not absorbed through the bladder, therefore, there are no concerns with the development of antibiotic resistance or potential toxicity. Dr. Cameron reviews the protocol for gentamicin i...

Male UCPPS is NOT Prostatitis - Jeannette Potts

Jeannette Potts discusses her work within the field of pelvic pain and specifically men suffering from urological chronic pelvic pain syndromes (UCPPS) and how it is commonly misdiagnosed. Jeannette stresses the need to think beyond the prostatitis classification system and instead consider pelvic pain symptoms and its multiple causes and contributors. In addition, she reviews the categorization o...

A Legend and His Contributions to Urology Perspectives On His Journey - Ananias Diokno

Ananias Diokno shares his journey into and through urology with Diane Newman in this interview. His leadership and contributions in urology are inspirational to all of us working to impact improved patient outcomes. Dr. Diokno shares his recent work in to our understanding incontinence and treatments. The GLADIOLUS study shows that a novel one-time, group-administered behavioral treatment (GBT) pr...

The International CURE-UAB Initiative - Michael Chancellor

Michael Chancellor shares details of an aging bladder research initiative called the International CURE-Underactive Bladder (UAB) at the Aikens Research Center at the Beaumont Research Institute. A foundational support initiative of education, research, clinical trial support, and industry partnerships for bringing awareness, funding, and treatment strategies to underactive bladder. Biographies: M...

Management of Nocturia- Mikel Gray

Mikel Gray focusses on the management of nocturia, highlighting treating comorbid conditions that lead to nocturia, treating overactive bladder and lower urinary tract symptoms, pharmacotherapy treatments, and behavioral interventions. Biographies: Mikel Gray, Ph.D., PNP, FNP, CUNP CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, Professor and Nurse Practitioner of Urology and School of Nursing, Certified Urologic Nurse Practi...

The Impact of Sleep Disruptions Caused by Nocturia - Experts Roundtable

Benjamin Brucker assembles voiding dysfunction experts focused on the clinical implications of lower urinary tract symptoms. The conversation shines the light on how these experts think about the symptoms considered in the diagnosis between overactive bladder and nocturia. Patients experiencing nighttime awakenings to void is disruptive not only to their sleep but to day time functioning. How do w...

Nocturia: Physiology and Pathophysiology - Mikel Gray

Mikel Gray presents, “Nocturia: Advanced Concepts for the Urologic and Urogynecologic Specialist” focusing on the physiology and pathophysiology of nocturia. Mikel reviews the influence of age and gender on nighttime urine production and the prevalent sleep disorders associated with nocturia. Biographies: Mikel Gray, Ph.D., PNP, FNP, CUNP CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, Professor and Nurse Practitioner of Urol...

A Contemporary Assessment of Nocturia - Mikel Gray

Mikel Gray presents the key elements to examine in the assessment of nocturia including sleep patterns, history of lower urinary tract symptoms, medication review, and any comorbid conditions. Mikel also describes the importance of a bladder log or voiding diary and other instruments that characterize storage/voiding/ post void LUTS in the assessment of nocturia. Biographies: Mikel Gray, Ph.D., PN...

Research Outcomes in Urinary Tract Infections in Woman - Jean Wyman

(Length of Discussion: 5 min) Diane Newman discusses with Jean Wyman her review of data from the OptumLabs® Data Warehouse and calculated annual incidence for acute and recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in females over 15 years of age. Biographies: Jean F. Wyman, PhD, RN, APRN, GNP-BC, FAAN, FGSA, Professor and Cora Meidl Siehl Chair in Nursing Research, School of Nursing, Center for Aging...

Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium - Tamara Bavendam

(Length of Discussion: 4 min) Tamara Bavendam talks with Diane Newman about preventing women’s urology issues and she shares details about her research consortium she initiated with the goal of developing the evidence base for the field of bladder with hopes to eventually have the evidence to tell physicians and clinicians how to prevent bladder problems in women. Biographies: Tamara Bavendam MD,...

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