Inflammation and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Mar 11, 2017 by in UROLOGY Comments Off on Inflammation and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Prostatitis, a histologic diagnosis, has evolved over the years to describe a clinical syndrome that was believed to be associated with prostatic inflammation. Similarly, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), another histologic…

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Diagnosis and Management of Epididymitis

Mar 11, 2017 by in UROLOGY Comments Off on Diagnosis and Management of Epididymitis

Epididymitis is a common and morbid condition seen across a wide age range. There are multiple etiologies that may lead to inflammation of the epididymis, including infection, trauma, autoimmune disease,…

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Re-imagining Interstitial Cystitis

Mar 11, 2017 by in UROLOGY Comments Off on Re-imagining Interstitial Cystitis

Since the postulation of an “antiproliferative factor” in 1998 and a description, six years later, of this putative central protein in the etiologic pathway of the painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis,…

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Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Mar 11, 2017 by in UROLOGY Comments Off on Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

In the 20 th century, the term “prostatitis” traditionally referred to inflammation in the prostate, often attributed to infection. Prostatitis in this century usually refers to a chronic pain syndrome…

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Antibiotics in Urology – New Essentials

Mar 11, 2017 by in UROLOGY Comments Off on Antibiotics in Urology – New Essentials

The bacterial spectrum and rates of antimicrobial resistance of uncomplicated community-acquired and complicated and nosocomially acquired urinary tract infections differ substantially. Significant variation exists from region to region and over…

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HIV-AIDS – Urologic Considerations

Mar 11, 2017 by in UROLOGY Comments Off on HIV-AIDS – Urologic Considerations

The prevalence of HIV continues to grow in the United States and worldwide. HIV-positive patients experience many genitourinary disease processes. With improvements in HIV therapy, patients have questions and concerns…

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

Mar 11, 2017 by in UROLOGY Comments Off on Sexually Transmitted Infections

This article addresses the importance of screening for sexually transmitted diseases as a form of secondary prevention. The differential diagnoses of genital ulcers or inflammatory disorders of the genitourinary tract, with a…

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Bacterial Prostatitis

Mar 11, 2017 by in UROLOGY Comments Off on Bacterial Prostatitis

Prostatitis is perhaps the most common urologic complaint in men younger than 50 years of age and affects 11% to 16% of American men over the course of their lifetimes….

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