A number of medications have been proposed as possible causes of drug-induced urinary incontinence, including alpha1
-adrenoceptor antagonists, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, antidepressants, and hormone replacement therapy.
UTIs are common, especially in women.
This article will focus primarily on
the interpretation of urinalysis and subsequent urine culture in the
diagnosis and treatment of UTIs.
Approval of this transdermal system means that, for the first time, an OTC product may be purchased for OAB.
Given the number of catheterizations and urostomies being
performed today, it is essential for the community pharmacist to fully
understand urostomy and catheterization procedures and to be proficient
in recommending related products and counseling patients.
PDE5 inhibitors are the mainstay of treatment for ED.
Bladder infections can be managed with prescription medications as well as nonprescription strategies.
In this syndrome, several biochemical and physiological mechanisms associated with deteriorating renal function are impaired.
There are benefits and risks associated with prostate screenings and repeat biopsies. Once a decision has been made to move forward with
screenings, however, the PROGENSA PCA3 Assay is a practical choice because it
helps to minimize these associated risks.
For optimal treatment, clinicians should implement
the most conservative therapies to prevent unnecessary additional risks
UTIs are one of the most common reasons for antibiotic use among otherwise healthy women.
Interstitial cystitis is more common than was previously thought; however, the
disorder is difficult to diagnose and treat.
The pharmacist can identify medications affecting fertility and counsel patients on treatment.
More common in women and with increasing age, overactive bladder may be due to a variety of conditions, or may have no identifiable cause.
Until recently, the PSA test was the gold standard as part of
physical examinations for men, especially in those older than 50 years
OTC products promising symptom relief or antibacterial effects are not presently proven safe and effective.
Serious complications can occur if this common benign tumor goes untreated.
Antimicrobial therapy recommendations for these conditions were revised in 2010.
Existing guidelines on this type of infectious disease have recently
been revised to concentrate on prevention, diagnosis, and management.
Urinary incontinence (UI) is best defined as a variety of abnormalities of the urinary tract that result in the inability to experience normal micturition, leading to involuntary loss of bladder control.
Acute renal failure (ARF) is defined as a rapid loss of renal function due to damage to the kidneys.