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It is important to distinguish simple reflux from GERD in order to avoid unnecessary diagnostics and therapies.



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Patients may need help in understanding the key differences between the many available OTC formulations.



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Diabetic patients may be particularly vulnerable to developing mental health disorders because diabetes is considered one of the most psychologically and behaviorally demanding chronic medical conditions.

Managing Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Traumatic Brain Injury

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Antibiotic Therapy for Epididymitis 8/18/2015

The most common infecting pathogens are Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Escherichia coli.



Counseling Male Patients on Testosterone Replacement Therapy With Efficacy and Safety in Mind 8/18/2015

Given recent warnings and safety updates, pharmacists are ideally placed to advise patients concerning treatment with testosterone.



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Kidney Stones 8/18/2015

Kidney stones are a common urinary tract disorder, accounting for many emergency room visits in the U.S. each year.



Pharmacists’ Role in Managing Male Urinary Incontinence 8/18/2015

Urinary incontinence is an inability to control the physical, physiological, or functional factors involved in the process of urination that leads to an involuntary loss of urine.

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Vasectomy: Anesthesia and Postoperative Pain Control 9/17/2014

Surgical techniques are directed at decreasing pain, discomfort, and complications.

Drug-Induced Urinary Incontinence 8/20/2014

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.

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Urinary Tract Infection 8/20/2014

UTIs are common, especially in women.

OTC Approval for Cialis Being Sought 6/19/2014



Interpretation of Urinalysis and Urine Culture for UTI Treatment 11/15/2013

This article will focus primarily on the interpretation of urinalysis and subsequent urine culture in the diagnosis and treatment of UTIs.

A New Nonprescription Product for Overactive Bladder in Women 8/20/2013

Approval of this transdermal system means that, for the first time, an OTC product may be purchased for OAB.

Catheterization and Urostomy for the Community Pharmacist 8/20/2013

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.

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Erectile Dysfunction 8/20/2013

PDE5 inhibitors are the mainstay of treatment for ED.

Treating Uncomplicated Cystitis 8/20/2013

Bladder infections can be managed with prescription medications as well as nonprescription strategies.



Understanding Uremia 8/20/2013

In this syndrome, several biochemical and physiological mechanisms associated with deteriorating renal function are impaired.

Estrogen May Ward Off UTIs in Postmenopausal Women 7/17/2013



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PROGENSA PCA3 Assay: A Step Forward in the Detection of Prostate Cancer 1/23/2013

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.

Optimal Treatment for Interstitial Cystitis 9/19/2012

For optimal treatment, clinicians should implement the most conservative therapies to prevent unnecessary additional risks for patients.

Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections: A Focus on Women’s Health 9/19/2012

UTIs are one of the most common reasons for antibiotic use among otherwise healthy women.

Interstitial Cystitis and Chronic Pain Syndrome 6/20/2012

Interstitial cystitis  is more common than was previously thought; however, the disorder is difficult to diagnose and treat.

Male Infertility: An Overview of the Causes and Treatments 6/20/2012

The pharmacist can identify medications affecting fertility and counsel patients on treatment.

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Overactive Bladder 6/20/2012

More common in women and with increasing age, overactive bladder may be due to a variety of conditions, or may have no identifiable cause.


Update on Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines 6/20/2012

Until recently, the PSA test was the gold standard as part of physical examinations for men, especially in those older than 50 years of age.

Urinary Tract Infections and the Role of Nonprescription Products 6/20/2012

OTC products promising symptom relief or antibacterial effects are not presently proven safe and effective.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and the Medication Management of Associated Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms 6/20/2011

Serious complications can occur if this common benign tumor goes untreated.



Update on the Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis and Pyelonephritis in Women 6/20/2011

Antimicrobial therapy recommendations for these conditions were revised in 2010. 

Management of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections 8/19/2010

Existing guidelines on this type of infectious disease have recently been revised to concentrate on prevention, diagnosis, and management.

Urinary Incontinence 6/19/2007

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.

Drug-Induced Acute Renal Failure 3/21/2007

Acute renal failure (ARF) is defined as a rapid loss of renal function due to damage to the kidneys.

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