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Facing Pelvic Pain - Elise De

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Elise De, MD, a urologist at Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Urology and the Center for Pelvic Floor Disorders joins Diane Newman, in this conversation on chronic pelvic pain syndrome highlighting the recent publication of “Facing Pelvic Pain: A Guide for Patients and Their Families”. Dr. De whose current research focuses on pelvic pain and voiding dysfunction highlights diagnosing an...

The Role and Timing of Urodynamics and Certificate in Urodynamics Virtual Course - Hashim Hashim

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Professor Hashim Hashim joins Diane Newman for a conversation on the definitions of lower urinary tract dysfunction and the role and timing of urodynamics in the diagnosis of the specific condition. They also share the learning objectives of the Certificate in Urodynamics Course, its intended audience, the history, and the benefits of the course. Professor Hashim is a world-renowned functional uro...

Minimally Invasive Surgical Therapies (MIST) for the Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and BPH - Kevin T. McVary

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Kevin McVary discusses the emerging field of minimally invasive surgical therapies (MIST) for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)/benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). More men are seeking treatment for LUTS/BPH however the number of men choosing a more invasive surgical option is decreasing. Medications have side effects leading to non-compliance by patients in as little as a few m...

UTI – Is Traditional Culture Testing Obsolete? - Edward Schaeffer

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In urology, urinary tract infections are categorized into two main categories. Those with uncomplicated and those with complicated infections. Patients who have uncomplicated infections are young women premenopausal, not pregnant, and they have limited comorbidities. The symptoms that we associate with an uncomplicated infection are predominantly lower urinary tract urgency, dysuria, blood in the...

Urine is Not Sterile: What the Urobiome Means for Pelvic Floor Surgeons - Alan J. Wolfe

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Alan Wolfe disputes the old dogma that the bladder is sterile. He explains that there are bacteria that normally live in healthy bladders called the urinary microbiota or urinary microbiome and gets into much more detail in this 2019 LUGPA CME presentation. Biography: Alan J. Wolfe, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Related Content:...

Management of Nocturia- Mikel Gray

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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

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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

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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...

Urologic Complications of Neurologic Disease, Focus on the Patient with Multiple Sclerosis - Lysanne Campeau

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A conversation with Lysanne Campeau and Ben Brucker on treatment options for Multiple Sclerosis patients who present with neurologic disease. In this at-risk population, clinicians must consider comorbities, polypharmacy and the level of disability for each patient. The role of counseling appropriately to include the patient in the treatment decision plan is a routine practice for these providers....

Nocturia... It's Not Overactive Bladder - Scott MacDiarmid

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(Length of Discussion: 20 min) Scott MacDiarmid presents on nocturia, the assessment, diagnosis, management and rationale for therapeutic treatment options. Nocturia is highly prevalent, and significantly impacts quality of life, so defining an algorithm for treatment is critical for the success in diagnosing early and treating effectively. Biography: Scott A. MacDiarmid, MD is director of the All...