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  1. Biodegradable urethral stent in the treatment of post-traumatic urethral strictures in a war wound rabbit urethral model

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    Fu Weijun [Department of Urology, Chinese People' s Liberation Army General Hospital, Military Postgraduate Medical College, No.28 Fuxing Road, Hai dian District, Beijing 100853 (China); Zhang Binghong [Department of Urology, Chinese People' s Liberation Army General Hospital, Military Postgraduate Medical College, No.28 Fuxing Road, Hai dian District, Beijing 100853 (China); Gao Jiangping [Department of Urology, Chinese People' s Liberation Army General Hospital, Military Postgraduate Medical College, No.28 Fuxing Road, Hai dian District, Beijing 100853 (China); Hong Baofa [Department of Urology, Chinese People' s Liberation Army General Hospital, Military Postgraduate Medical College, No.28 Fuxing Road, Hai dian District, Beijing 100853 (China); Zhang Lei [Department of Urology, Chinese People' s Liberation Army General Hospital, Military Postgraduate Medical College, No.28 Fuxing Road, Hai dian District, Beijing 100853 (China); Yang Yong [Department of Urology, Chinese People' s Liberation Army General Hospital, Military Postgraduate Medical College, No.28 Fuxing Road, Hai dian District, Beijing 100853 (China); Meng Bo [Biomaterials Lab, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing (China); Zhu Ning [Biomaterials Lab, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing (China); Cui Fuzhai [Biomaterials Lab, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing (China)


    To prevent terrorism during anti-terror war, we developed a reproducible animal model for the induction of a urethral stricture in a war wound rabbit, and to evaluate the feasibility and effect of using a biodegradable urethral stent in the prophylaxis and treatment of urethral strictures in a war wound (or traumatic) rabbit urethral model. The urethral stricture rabbit model was successfully performed by a self-control explosion destructor. New biodegradable urethral stents were placed in the urethras of 20 war wound (traumatic) rabbits, but no stent was used in the 8 rabbits which formed the control group. Follow-up investigation included assessment of procedure success, stent changes, urethrascopy and retrograde urethrography, and histological findings were obtained after sacrifice at 4, 6, 8 and 12 weeks after stent placement. The urethral stricture model owing to a war wound (trauma) was tested by tissue reactions and urethroscopy. The length of the urethral strictures was 5-10 mm; the coarctatetion of the urethral lumen was more than 50%. Biodegradable stent placement was technically successful in 20 rabbits. Urethral specimens obtained from the 4 week stent placement group showed diminished inflammatory cell infiltration and decreased thickness of the papillary projections of the epithelium. There was a strong tendency towards regression of the papillary projections and regeneration of urethral mucosa epithelium in the 8 week group. In particular, the injured urethra has recovered completely in the biodegradable stent groups compared with the control group at 12 weeks. The biodegradable urethral stent seems feasible for treating and preventing urethral strictures owing to a war wound (or traumatic) urethra. There are distinct advantages in terms of safe, effective and less-invasive treatment for the reconstruction of post-traumatic urethral strictures.

  2. Urethral Reconstruction Using Everted Saphenous Vein Graft in a Rabbit Model: One-Year Outcomes. (United States)

    Xu, Yujie; Shen, Zhou; Liu, Gang; Liu, Bing; Hua, Xiaoliang; Xiang, Yechen; Dong, Chuanjiang; Li, Bing


    To investigate the efficacy of using everted saphenous vein graft for urethral reconstruction. Thirty-five adult male rabbits were divided into 7 groups randomly: experimental group A, B, C, D, E, stricture control group and normal control group (n = 5). In experimental groups and the stricture control group, a urethral mucosa defect (1.5 × 0.8 cm) was created in each rabbit. In experimental groups, a 2-cm long saphenous vein graft was harvested and incised longitudinally and urethral reconstruction was carried out using the everted saphenous vein patch. Rabbits in experimental group A-E were killed respectively at 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months, and 1 year postoperatively, and the specimens were obtained for histo-pathological examination. Retrograde urethrography was performed to evaluate urethral patency before sacrifice in group D and the stricture control group. In the histo-pathological study, the vein grafts were visible within first week. The vein graft was completely covered by epithelium 1 month postoperatively. Retrograde urethrograms showed the urethral caliber of experimental rabbits were similar to those of normal. While the stricture control group showed a narrow urethral lumen and urothelium defect. For urethral reconstruction, everted saphenous vein graft can be an ideal substitute material because of its longer survival time and rapid epithelization capacity. © 2017 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  3. An experimental model of urethral stricture in rabbits using holmium laser under urethroscopic direct visualization. (United States)

    Hu, Wei-Feng; Li, Cui-Ling; Zhang, Hui-Ping; Li, Ting-Ting; Zeng, Xiao-Yong


    To establish an experimental rabbit model of urethral stricture using holmium laser under direct urethroscopic visualization. Sixteen adult male New Zealand rabbits were divided into equally-sized control and experimental groups. All rabbits underwent retrograde urethrography and transurethral endoscopy with a 7.5 F urethroscope after intramuscular anesthetic injection. We used a holmium:YAG laser to injure the distal urethra in all rabbits in the experimental group under direct visualization. Thirty days after surgery, all animals were evaluated with retrograde urethrography and urethroscopy. The flow rate of the isolated urethras was measured to evaluate urethral stricture formation. One rabbit in the experimental group (12.5%) died of infection 4 days after surgery. Thirty days after surgery, retrograde urethrography and urethroscopy revealed strictures in all seven surviving rabbits (87.5%) in the experimental group. The mean flow rate of the isolated urethras was significantly lower in the experimental group than in the control group. A rabbit model of urethral stricture can be successfully established using holmium laser under direct urethroscopic visualization, providing an ideal object for research concerning the pathogenesis and molecular biology of urethral strictures. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  4. Urethritis (United States)

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  5. Urethritis (United States)

    ... urethritis. Organisms—such as Neisseria gonorrhoeae , which causes gonorrhea —can spread to the urethra during sexual intercourse ... Sometimes people have no symptoms. In men, when gonorrhea or chlamydia is the cause, there is usually ...

  6. Development of a rabbit's urethral sphincter deficiency animal model for anatomical-functional evaluation

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    M. Skaff


    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to develop a new durable animal model (using rabbits for anatomical-functional evaluation of urethral sphincter deficiency. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 40 New Zealand male rabbits, weighting 2.500 kg to 3.100 kg, were evaluated to develop an incontinent animal model. Thirty-two animals underwent urethrolysis and 8 animals received sham operation. Before and at 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks after urethrolysis or sham operation, it was performed cystometry and leak point pressure (LPP evaluation with different bladder distension volumes (10, 20, 30 mL. In each time point, 10 animals (8 from the study group and 2 from the sham group were sacrificed to harvest the bladder and urethra. The samples were evaluated by H&E and Masson's Trichrome to determine urethral morphology and collagen/smooth muscle density. RESULTS: Twelve weeks after urethrolysis, it was observed a significant decrease in LPP regardless the bladder volume (from 33.7 ± 6.6 to 12.8 ± 2.2 cmH2O. The histological analysis evidenced a decrease of 22% in smooth muscle density with a proportional increase in the collagen, vessels and elastin density (p < 0.01. CONCLUSIONS: Transabdominal urethrolysis develops urethral sphincter insufficiency in rabbits, with significant decrease in LPP associated with decrease of smooth muscle fibers and increase of collagen density. This animal model can be used to test autologous cell therapy for stress urinary incontinence treatment.

  7. Closure of large wounds using rubber bands in rabbits

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    Maria Angélica Baron Magalhães

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: to verify the effectiveness of the rubber elastic band in the treatment of large wounds of the body wall of rabbits by means of traction of its edges. METHODS: we studied 30 New Zealand rabbits, divided into three groups (n=10: Group 1- healing by secondary intention; Group 2- removal and eutopic repositioning of skin as full thickness skin graft; Group 3- Approximation of wound edges with elastic rubber band. In all animals, we removed a segment of the back skin and subcutaneous tissue down to the fascia, in accordance with an acrylic mold of 8cm long by 12cm wide. All animals were observed for 21 days. RESULTS: two animals of groups 1 and 2 had wound abscess. In Group 2, there was partial or total graft loss in 90% of animals. The complete closure of the wounds was observed in four animals of Group 1, six of Group 2 and eight of Group 3. There was no difference between the scar resistance values of groups 2 and 3, which were higher than those in Group 1. The scars of the three groups were characterized by the presence of mature connective tissue mixed with blood vessels and inflammatory infiltration, predominantly polymorphonuclear. CONCLUSION: the tensile strength of the wound edges with rubber elastic band is as efficient as the skin graft to treat rabbits' large body wounds.

  8. Acute propranolol infusion stimulates protein synthesis in rabbit skin wound. (United States)

    Zhang, Xiao-Jun; Meng, Chengyue; Chinkes, David L; Finnerty, Celeste C; Aarsland, Asle; Jeschke, Marc G; Herndon, David N


    Propranolol administration has been demonstrated to improve cardiac work, decrease energy expenditure, and attenuate lipolysis in burned patients; however, its effect on wound healing has not been reported. In rabbits, a partial-thickness skin donor site wound was created on the back, and catheters were placed in the carotid artery and jugular vein. A nasogastric feeding tube was placed for enteral feeding. On day 5 after injury, stable isotope tracers were infused to determine protein and DNA kinetics in the wound. Propranolol hydrochloride was injected in 1 group during the tracer infusion to decrease heart rate, and the other group without propranolol injection served as a control. The propranolol infusion decreased heart rate by 21%. The protein fractional synthetic rate in the wound was greater in the propranolol group (8.6 +/- 0.9 vs 6.1 +/- 0.5%/day, P cascades in local wounds were not affected after propranolol treatment. Propranolol infusion increased wound protein synthetic rate and tended to increase wound protein deposition rate, which might be beneficial to wound healing. These changes might reflect a systemic response to the beta-adrenergic blockade.

  9. Dermal Wound Transcriptomic Responses to Infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa versus Klebsiella pneumoniae in a Rabbit Ear Wound Model (United States)


    Dermal wound transcriptomic responses to Infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa versus Klebsiella pneumoniae in a rabbit ear wound model Kai P Leung Pt...with Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kp.) or Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P.o.) would indicate host responses associated with the worse healing of P.o. than Kp...responses to injection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa versus Klebsiella pneumoniae in a rabbit ear wound model 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER

  10. Comparison of efficacy of unheated and heat-treated Sahara honey on wound healing in rabbits

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    Baghdad Khiati


    Full Text Available Objective: To investigate the efficacy of unheated and heat-treated Sahara honey on wound healing in rabbits on the basis of macroscopic observation changes. Methods: Eight female rabbits were used. Using aseptic surgical technique, a 3 cm incision was made on the back of each rabbit and two rabbits with injuries in each group were treated daily with a topical application of unheated and heated honey, sulfadiazine and sterile saline, respectively. Results: The unheated honey demonstrated the highest activity on the wound compared to reference ointment silver sulfadiazine, heat-treated honey and sterile saline respectively. Further the present investigation proves that unheated honey is possessing superior wound healing activity than that of heat-treated honey. Conclusions: The result of this study confirms that unheated honey had the best wound healing effect even better than heat-treated honey.

  11. [Influence of different inner dressings in negative-pressure wound therapy on escharectomy wound of full-thickness burn rabbits]. (United States)

    Lin, J H; Chen, J; Xue, D J; Huang, W X; Su, G L


    Objective: To explore the influence of different inner dressings in negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) on escharectomy wound of full-thickness burn rabbits. Methods: Eighteen Japanese white rabbits were inflicted with full-thickness burn on unilateral back. They were divided into polymer dressing group (PD), biological dressing group (BD), and silver biological dressing group (SBD), according to the random number table, with 6 rabbits in each group. On 3 days post burn, the wounds were performed with escharectomy, and then wounds of rabbits in group PD were covered with polyurethane foam. Wounds of rabbits in group BD were covered with porcine acellular dermal matrix (ADM) and wounds of rabbits in group SBD were covered with silver porcine ADM. Then continuous NPWT was performed on rabbits of the three groups for 7 days. Immediately after surgery and on post surgery day (PSD) 7, general observation of wound was conducted and tissue around the wound was harvested for determination of dry to wet weight ratio. The content of bacteria was counted and the content of tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), and IL-6 in wound was determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Fibroblasts in wound were counted after Masson staining and number of microvessels was counted after CD31 antibody immunohistochemical staining. Data were processed with analysis of variance for repeated measurement, LSD-t test, paired samples t test, and Bonferroni correction. Results: (1) Immediately after surgery, there was no granulation tissue in basal wound of rabbits in the three groups, with rich blood supply and obvious edema. On PSD 7, much granulation tissue was found in basal wound of rabbits in the three groups, with no or mild edema and no obvious redness and swelling in wound edge. (2) There were no significant differences in dry to wet weight ratios of tissue around the wound among and within the three groups immediately after surgery and on PSD 7 (with F

  12. General tissue characteristics of the lower urethral and vaginal walls in the domestic rabbit. (United States)

    Rodríguez-Antolín, Jorge; Xelhuantzi, Nicté; García-Lorenzana, Mario; Cuevas, Estela; Hudson, Robyn; Martínez-Gómez, Margarita


    In European rabbits, the distal urethra (DU) opens into the anterior pelvic vagina forming a single canal by which females copulate, give birth, and urinate. We investigated whether the histological characteristics of the DU and the pelvic and perineal vagina are different. The DU and vagina of rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) were cut and stained with hematoxylin-eosin and Masson's trichrome (n = 3). Data were compared by using Friedman's ANOVA for repeated measures. The walls of the DU and vagina are composed of mucosa, submucosa, smooth muscle, and an external layer. Differences in tissue characteristics of the mucosa, orientation of the smooth muscle fibers, components of the external layer (connective tissue, blood vessels, and striated musculature), and thickness of the tissue layers were found among regions. The lack of histological homogeneity along the urethra and vagina possibly reflects differences in the functions of each segment.

  13. Spermatheca gland extract of snail (Telescopium telescopium) has wound healing potential: an experimental study in rabbits. (United States)

    Kumar, Saurabh; Ghosh, Debaki; Biswas, Tuhin Kanti; Dutta, Uttam; Das, Partho; Kundu, Subarna


    The effects of spermatheca gland extract of snail (Telescopium telescopium) to promote wound healing were studied in an animal model. The spermatheca gland extract of the snail was used as a topical medicament to treat experimentally created full thickness wounds in 12 rabbits (Oryctologous cuniculus). Wound healing was assessed on the basis of physical, histomorphological, and histochemical changes on days 0, 3, 7, and 14. Statistically significant differences were observed between the groups in all measured parameters. These exciting findings suggest that the data should be further tested in animal models to better understand the potential for wound healing in the spermatheca gland extract of the marine snail.

  14. A new rabbit model of impaired wound healing in an X-ray-irradiated field.

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    Kazutoshi Fujita

    Full Text Available Radiation is an important therapy for cancer with many benefits; however, its side effects, such as impaired wound healing, are a major problem. While many attempts have been made to overcome this particular disadvantage, there are few effective treatments for impaired wound healing in an X-ray-irradiated field. One reason for this deficiency is the lack of experimental models, especially animal models. We have previously reported a mouse model of impaired wound healing in which the irradiation area was restricted to the hindlimbs. In this mouse model, due to the size of the animal, a diameter of five millimeters was considered the largest wound size suitable for the model. In addition, the transplanted cells had to be harvested from other inbred animals. To investigate larger wounds and the impact of autologous specimen delivery, a rabbit model was developed. Rabbits were kept in a special apparatus to shield the body and hindlimbs while the irradiation field was exposed to radiation. Six weeks after irradiation, a 2 x 2 cm, full-thickness skin defect was made inside the irradiation field. Then, the wound area was observed over time. The wound area after irradiation was larger than that without irradiation at all time points. Both angiogenesis and collagen formation were reduced. For further study, as an example of using this model, the effect of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP was observed. Autologous PRP from peripheral blood (pb-PRP and bone marrow aspirate (bm-PRP was processed and injected into the wounds in the irradiated field. Two weeks later, the wounds treated with bm-PRP were significantly smaller than those treated with phosphate buffer vehicle controls. In contrast, the wounds treated with pb-PRP were not significantly different from the controls. This rabbit model is useful for investigating the mechanism of impaired wound healing in an X-ray-irradiated field.

  15. Effect of virgin fatty oil of Pistacia lentiscus on experimental burn wound's healing in rabbits. (United States)

    Djerrou, Zouhir; Maameri, Z; Hamdi-Pacha, Y; Serakta, M; Riachi, F; Djaalab, H; Boukeloua, A


    This study aimed to assess the efficiency of the virgin fatty oil of Pistacia lentiscus (PLVFO) for burn wounds healing. It was carried out on 6 adult male New Zealand rabbits. Four burn wounds of deep third degree were made on the back of each animal. The first was not treated and served as control (CRL group); the others were covered immediately after burning procedure by 0.5g of one of the following products: Vaseline gel (VAS group), Madecassol(®) cream 1% (MAD group) or 1ml of PLVFO (PLVFO group). The treatments were repeated once daily until complete healing. For four days post burns, the percentage of wound contraction was assessed. Also, the different healing times were noted. The results showed that both PLVFO and Madecassol(®) significantly accelerated wound healing activity compared to wounds dressed with Vaseline and the untreated wounds. However, the level of wound contraction was significantly higher and the healing time was faster in PLVFO group than those of the MAD group, VAS group and CRL group. The different epithelization periods obtained in days were respectively: 30±3.94 (PLVFO group), 33.5±3.78 (MAD group), 34.66±3.88 (VAS group) and 37.16±3.54 (CRL group). We conclude that Pistacia lentiscus virgin fatty oil promotes significantly (p< 0.05) wound contraction and reduces epithelization period in rabbit model.

  16. Barbatiman and chitosan creams as adjuvants in rabbit skin wound healing

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    Caroline Rocha de Oliveira Lima


    Full Text Available In this study, 5% barbatiman and 5% chitosan creams were evaluated as adjuvants in the tissue repair process by secondary intention of rabbit’s skin wounds. Four equidistant wounds were induced in the dorsal skin of 20 adult male rabbits, which were submitted to healing by secondary intention and treated with 5% chitosan cream (QC, n=5, 5% barbatiman cream (BC, n=5, 2% allantoin cream (n=5, and base cream (n=5. The creams were applied with the aid of disposable spatulas after washing the wounds. The wounds were daily analyzed by clinical examination for 21 days and histological analyses were performed on the 3rd, 14th, and 21st day after induction. The microscopic evaluation of the wounds of all groups showed macroscopic features of the healing process at different time intervals. The QC and BC treatments helped in the skin repair process in rabbits when compared to the other two treatments. They induced fibroblast activation and early collagen deposition, and modulated re-epithelialization and neovascularization. Thus, it was concluded that BC and QC are efficient and economically feasible as adjuvants in the healing process of skin wounds in rabbits.

  17. In-vivo performance of high-density collagen gel tubes for urethral regeneration in a rabbit model.

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    Micol, L.A.; Arenas da Silva, L.F.; Geutjes, P.J.; Oosterwijk, E.; Hubbell, J.A.; Feitz, W.F.J.; Frey, P.


    Congenital malformations or injuries of the urethra can be treated using existing autologous tissue, but these procedures are sometimes associated with severe complications. Therefore, tissue engineering may be advantageous for generating urethral grafts. We evaluated engineered high-density

  18. Collagen quantification in rabbit dermal wounds treated with heterologous platelet-rich plasma gel

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    Maria Elisa Marin Marques


    Full Text Available Platelet-rich plasma (PRP has been extensively studied as a biomaterial for wound treatment, and the heterologous PRP is usefulin the event that obtaining the patient’s own blood is impossible. This study aimed to evaluate and compare wound healing in rabbits and quantify the collagen in experimentally induced wounds in a control group and in a group treated with heterologous PRP gel. We hypothesize that this gelis capable of promoting proper healing with no adverse reactions, increased collagen content. The clinical aspects of coloring, edema, hyperemia, exudation, crust, granulation, pain sensitivity, and retraction index of the wounds were measuredon days 7, 14, and 17 after the injury. Collagen quantification by Picrosirius staining and evaluation under polarized light was performed on the 17th day. Crust was present in both groups at all evaluated time points, with the absence of other clinical signs. The wound contraction rate and collagen quantity did not differ between groups. In conclusion, the suggested hypothesis was partially confirmed; the heterologous PRP gel was unable to increase the amount of collagen and accelerate the wound healing process, however, wound healing was efficient and similar in both groups and there was no local adverse reaction. Thus, despite the scarcity of studies in the literature, the heterologous PRP gel is an effective alternative treatment for wounds in the absence of other sources of PRP.

  19. The beneficial effects of Momordica charantia (bitter gourd) on wound healing of rabbit skin. (United States)

    Pişkin, Ahmet; Altunkaynak, Berrin Zuhal; Tümentemur, Gamze; Kaplan, Süleyman; Yazıcı, Ozgür Bülent; Hökelek, Murat


    Momordica charantia (MC; bitter gourd) is a traditional herbal commonly used for its antidiabetic, antioxidant, contraceptive and antibacterial properties. In the current study, the authors aim to observe the topical effect of MC cream on the wound-healing process in rabbits. Moreover, they compare the healing potential with conventional creams used therapeutically. Towards this aim, 28 New Zealand rabbits were divided into four groups and excision wounds (7 cm²) were made on their backs. Open wound dressing was carried out daily for 28 days among the experimental groups with the application of dekspanthenol (Bepanthen®; BP group, n = 7), nitrofurazon (Furacin®; FR group, n = 7) and olive oil extract of MC (MC group, n = 7). No application was made to the control group. At the end of day 28, areas of the skin with initial wound area were en bloc dissected and prepared for histopathological and stereological analysis. Inflammatory cells were abundant in the control group and cream application led to a decrease in the number of these cells, especially in the MC group. The highest number of fibroblasts was detected in the MC group. Furthermore, the MC group displayed the highest fractions of epidermis to papillary dermis, fibroblasts to reticular dermis and collagen fibres to reticular dermis. The MC group also presented a high density of blood vessels, moderate density of collagen fibres and mature fibroblasts. The BP group showed better epithelialisation compared with the FR group, but the latter provided more effective reorganisation of the dermis. Different cream supplements caused healthy and fast wound healing according to untreated controls and the results show that administration of the MC extract improves and accelerates the process of wound healing in rabbits in comparison with the BP and FR extracts.

  20. Porcine cholecyst–derived scaffold promotes full-thickness wound healing in rabbit

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    Deepa Revi


    Full Text Available Graft-assisted healing is an important strategy for treating full-thickness skin wounds. This study evaluated the properties of porcine cholecyst–derived scaffold and its use for treating full-thickness skin wound in rabbit. The physical properties of cholecyst-derived scaffold were congenial for skin-graft application. Compared to a commercially available skin-graft substitute made of porcine small intestinal submucosa, the cholecyst-derived scaffold was rich in natural biomolecules like elastin and glycosaminoglycans. When used as a xenograft, it promoted healing with excess cell proliferation at early phases and acceptable collagen deposition in the later remodelling phases.

  1. Wound healing potential of Althaea officinalis flower mucilage in rabbit full thickness wounds

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    Robab Valizadeh


    Conclusions: In conclusion, AFM 15% ointment was found to reduce wound healing time without any significant difference with the phenytoin 1% ointment. The authors suggest increased AFM effectiveness in when combined with phenytoin or other effectual plants.

  2. [Corneal wound healing and immunohistological features of extracellular matrix following penetrating keratoplasty in rabbits]. (United States)

    Kato, T; Nakayasu, K; Kanai, A


    To analyze corneal wound healing after penetrating keratoplasty (PKP). We performed PKP on 20 white rabbit eyes, and applied immunohistochemical techniques. The distribution of type I, III and IV collagens, large proteoglycan, chondroitin 6-sulfate, chondroitin 4-sulfate, and vimentin was determined at postoperative intervals of 3 days, 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month and 3 months. By day 3, staining for type IV collagen was observed along the host-graft junction. By day 7, staining for type III collagen, large proteoglycan and chondroitin 6-sulfate had increased in the repair region, and then diminished with increasing postoperative time. Epithelial wound healing required more than one month, whereas the remodeling of Descemet's membrane did not terminate at 3 months after PKP. The data from this study suggest that type III collagen, large proteoglycan and chondroitin 6-sulfate play a crucial role in the corneal wound healing after PKP.

  3. Wound-healing and potential anti-keloidal properties of the latex of Calotropis procera (Aiton) Asclepiadaceae in rabbits. (United States)

    Aderounmu, A O; Omonisi, A E; Akingbasote, J A; Makanjuola, M; Bejide, R A; Orafidiya, L O; Adelusola, K A


    Calotropis Procera (CP) has been used in the management of toothache, fresh skin burns, gum bleeding as well as others to make it qualify as a medicinal plant. This study was designed to assess its wound-healing property in rabbits and its potentials for anti keloidal activity.Fresh latex of Calotropis were obtained and evaluated phytochemically. Fifteen male rabbits were used and four excisional wounds were created on each rabbit. The rabbits were divided into five groups of three each. Group 1 was the negative control and received no treatment. The wounds of group 2 animals were treated with 2mL of Calotropis latex; group 3 with 2mL honey; and group 4 with a mixture of 1ml honey and 1 mL of the latex. The animals in group 5 were given 2mg triamcinolone intramuscularly. All the groups had their wounds treated daily for 21 days. The wounds' diameters were measured on the day of wound creation, thereafter on days 7, 14 and 21 post wound creation. Biopsies of the wounds were taken on days 3 and 21 and viewed histologically. Phytochemical study of the latex revealed the presence of glycosides, tannins and alkaloids. The wounds were found to be significantly (pCalotropis latex revealed the presence of florid granulation tissues on day 3 while there was a marked reduction in quantity and size of collagen fibres on day 21 post wound creation which was comparable with what was seen for the triamcinolone-treated group.The general effect of Calotropis latex on wound-healing was noted. Likewise it's similarity to that of triamcinolone, an anti-keloidal agent; this makes it a probable candidate for future anti-keloidal study using a suitable model.

  4. The effect of intravitreal anti-VEGF agents on peripheral wound healing in a rabbit model

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    Full Text Available John Christoforidis1, Robert Ricketts1, Cedric Pratt1, Jordan Pierce1, Scott Bean1, Michael Wells1, Xiaoli Zhang2, Krista La Perle31College of Medicine, 2Center for Biostatistics, 3College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USAPurpose: To investigate the effect of intravitreal pegaptanib, bevacizumab, and ranibizumab on blood-vessel formation during cutaneous wound healing in a rabbit model and to compare this effect to placebo controls.Methods: Forty New Zealand albino rabbits underwent full thickness cutaneous wounds using 6-mm dermatologic punch biopsies. The rabbits were assigned to four groups of ten, each receiving intravitreal injections of pegaptanib, bevacizumab, ranibizumab, or no injection (untreated controls. Five rabbits from each group underwent wound harvesting on day 7 and five from each group on day 14. The skin samples were stained with hematoxylin and eosin (HE, Masson's trichrome (MT, and CD34 for vascular endothelial cells. Semiquantitative evaluation of HE- and MT-stained slides was performed by one pathologist. Quantitative assessment of mean neovascularization (MNV scores was obtained from five contiguous biopsy margin 400× fields of CD34-stained sections by four independent observers.Results: Week 1 MNV scores in CD-34 stained sections were: untreated controls: 11.51 ± 4.36; bevacizumab: 7.41 ± 2.82 (P = 0.013; ranibizumab: 8.71 ± 4.08 (P = 0.071; and pegaptanib: 10.15 ± 5.59 (P = 0.378. Week 2 MNV data were: untreated controls: 6.14 ± 2.25; bevacizumab: 7.25 ± 2.75 (P = 0.471; ranibizumab: 4.53 ± 3.12 (P = 0.297; and, pegaptanib: 6.35 ± 3.09 (P = 0.892. Interobserver variability using intraclass correlation coefficient was 0.961.Conclusions: At week 1, all three anti-VEGF agents had suppressed MNV scores compared to controls. Although not statistically significant, there was an inhibitory trend, particularly with bevacizumab and ranibizumab. These effects were diminished at 2 weeks

  5. [Comparison of corneal wound healing of photorefractive keratectomy and laser in situ keratomileusis in rabbits]. (United States)

    Ma, Xiao-Hua; Li, Jing-Hai; Bi, Hong-Sheng; Zhou, Fang; Li, Yan


    To compare effects of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) on the cornea and corneal wound healing and to investigate the possible mechanism of corneal haze and myopic regression histopathologically. Twenty-four New Zealand white rabbits were allocated randomly to correct -4.00 and -8.00 diopters and were operated with PRK on right eyes and LASIK on left eyes. At 10 days and 1, 3, and 6 months, corneal haze was observed, refraction was evaluated, and 3 rabbits were randomly selected for each time point to be enucleated, and corneas to be bisected. One half of each cornea was evaluated using transmission electron microscopy, and the other half was evaluated using either light microscopy or immunohistochemical staining for collagen type III, IV, fibronectin (FN) and transforming growth factor-beta(1) (TGF-beta(1)). Different degrees of corneal haze and myopic regression were observed after PRK: the higher the desired myopic correction, the heavier the haze. Corneal wound healing response was greater and lasted longer after PRK than after LASIK. Various pathological findings such as epithelial hyperplasia, basal membrane reforming and extracellular matrix deposits were found in the ablation zone and repair mechanisms were still active at 6 months after PRK. Whereas after LASIK, the interface between the flap and stromal bed was transparent except for growing epithelial plugs and lightly proliferating stroma coinciding with the flap margins. After both PRK and LASIK, all corneal cell types were consistently positive for TGF-beta(1) antibody during the corneal wound healing time. TGF-beta(1) antibody positivity decreased as the wound healing approached completion. The histopathological changes of corneal haze and myopic regression are as follows: epithelial hyperplasia, basal membrane immaturity, anterior stromal keratocyte increase and activity, new collagen III production and irregular arrangement thereof, and FN deposition in the


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    Shibabrata Pattanayak


    Full Text Available Ethnomedicinal report of haemostatic activity of six medicinal plants was validated by a study of the effect of succulent leaf extract of plant parts on the punch wound of rabbit for the first time. It was found that the succulent leave extracts of Artemisia nilagirica (Clarke, Barleria lupulina Lindl., Blumea lacera Dc., Croton bonplandianum Baill, Glinus lotoides Lin. and Mikania scandens (L Willd. can induce haemostasis in fresh wounds as compared to automatic haemostasis (120.00 ±2.91 seconds. The fresh leave extract of Mikania scandens took 25.00 ±1.87 seconds for haemostatic activity. Artemisia nilagirica (35.00 ± 1.50 seconds, Barleria lupulina (30.00 ±2.34 seconds, Blumea lacera (38.00 ±1.87 seconds, Glinus lotoides (35.00 ±2.29 seconds are having better action than Croton bonplandianum (leaf extract, which took 40.00 ±2.69 seconds time for haemostasis. The latex collected from the wounded small branches of living Croton bonplandianum plant is having highest efficacy in causing haemostasis (10.00 ±1.22 seconds, better than the positive control of Tincture Ferric per Chloride (13.00 ±2.54 seconds. The dermal toxicity study reveals that the application of the fresh plant extract on the skin of rat failed to produce any detrimental effect. The plant extracts collected from succulent plant leaves and particularly the latex collected from the living Croton bonplandianum Baill. plant can be used as haemostatic agents.

  7. Anatomic and histological study of the rabbit mandible as an experimental model for wound healing and surgical therapies. (United States)

    Campillo, V-E; Langonnet, S; Pierrefeu, A; Chaux-Bodard, A-G


    The rabbit is one of the most widely used models for studying bone remodeling or dental implant osseointegration but very few data are available about the rabbit's mandible. The aim of this work was to describe the anatomy of the rabbit mandible and to estimate the available bone volume for experimental studies. First, with a dissection, the morphology of the mandible was described and the mental foramen, the position of the main salivary glands and muscular insertions were located. Then, by X-ray imaging, the position of the inferior alveolar canal, the dental root courses and volume and bone density were described. Finally, with frontal sections of the mandible body, the rabbit's dental and alveolar bone histological structure were assessed. Thus, the relevance of the rabbit mandible as an experimental model for wound healing or surgical therapies was discussed. © The Author(s) 2014 Reprints and permissions:

  8. Investigation of the effects of local glutathione and chitosan administration on incisional oral mucosal wound healing in rabbits. (United States)

    Kılıç, Ciğdem; Güleç Peker, Emine Gülçeri; Acartürk, Füsun; Kılıçaslan, Seda M Sarı; Çoşkun Cevher, Şule


    The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of local glutathione (GSH) and chitosan applications on the oxidant events and histological changes that occur, during healing processes in rabbits with incisional intraoral mucosal wounds. For this purpose, discs containing glutathione and chitosan (1:1) were prepared and their physicochemical characteristics were evaluated. New Zealand white rabbits were used in in vivo studies. A standard incision was applied to the oral mucosa of rabbits. The rabbits were divided into four groups, being: an untreated incisional group (n=6), a group treated with discs containing GSH+chitosan (n=6), a group treated with discs containing solely chitosan (n=5) and a group treated with discs containing solely GSH (n=5). The levels of malondialdehyde (MDA), glutathione and nitric oxide (NOx) in the oral wound tissues were measured on the fifth day after the injury. Histological changes in the wound tissues were also investigated. The tissue MDA levels in the group treated with the disc containing GSH+chitosan were found to be lower than those in the other groups. There were no statistically significant differences in terms of tissue GSH and NOx levels between the group treated with the disc comprising GSH+chitosan and the control group that had untreated incision wounds. According to the histological findings, wound healing in the group treated with the disc containing solely chitosan was found to be better than in the other groups. The results of the experiments showed that the local application to the intraoral incision wounds of chitosan+GSH, and chitosan alone, can be effective in the wound healing processes of soft tissues and dental implants. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Intravenous curcumin efficacy on healing and scar formation in rabbit ear wounds under nonischemic, ischemic, and ischemia-reperfusion conditions. (United States)

    Jia, Shengxian; Xie, Ping; Hong, Seok Jong; Galiano, Robert; Singer, Adam; Clark, Richard A F; Mustoe, Thomas A


    Curcumin, a spice found in turmeric, is widely used in alternative medicine for its purported anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. The goal of this study was to test the curcumin efficacy on rabbit ear wounds under nonischemic, ischemic, and ischemia-reperfusion conditions. Previously described models were utilized in 58 New Zealand White rabbits. Immediately before wounding, rabbits were given intravenous crude or pure curcumin (6 μg/kg, 30 μg/kg, or 60 μg/kg) dissolved in 1% ethanol. Specimens were collected at 7-8 days to evaluate the effects on wound healing and at 28 days to evaluate the effects on hypertrophic scarring. Student's t test was applied to screen difference between any treatment and control group, whereas analysis of variance was applied to further analyze for all treatment groups in aggregate in some specific experiments. Treatment with crude curcumin suggested accelerated wound healing that reached significance for reepithelialization in lower and medium doses and granulation tissue formation in lower dose. Purified curcumin became available and was used for all later experiments. Treatment with pure curcumin suggested accelerated wound healing that reached significance for reepithelialization in lower and medium doses and granulation tissue formation in lower dose. Treatment with pure curcumin significantly promoted nonischemic wound healing in a dose-response fashion compared with controls as judged by increased reepithelialization and granulation tissue formation. Improved wound healing was associated with significant decreases in pro-inflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-1 and IL-6 as well as the chemokine IL-8. Curcumin also significantly reduced hypertrophic scarring. The effects of curcumin were examined under conditions of impaired healing including ischemic and ischemia-reperfusion wound healing, and beneficial effects were also seen, although the dose response was less clear. Systemically administrated pure

  10. Endothelin-1 enhances corneal fibronectin deposition and promotes corneal epithelial wound healing after photorefractive keratectomy in rabbits. (United States)

    Lai, Yu-Hung; Wang, Hwei-Zu; Lin, Chang-Ping; Hong, Show-Jen; Chang, Shun-Jen


    The objective was to study the effects of endothelin-1 (ET1) on corneal wound healing after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) in rabbit corneas. Following PRK, 18 New Zealand white rabbits were treated with ET1 in the right eyes and with phosphate-buffered salt solution (PBS) in the left eyes. Corneal epithelial wound size, corneal haze and corneal thickness were recorded. Corneal extracellular matrixes, including collagen types 3, 4 and 7, chondroitin sulfate and fibronectin, were investigated using immunohistochemistry study. ET1 increased the rate of healing of corneal epithelial wounds in rabbits. Anti-fibronectin fluorescence was present at week 12 and week 24 in ET1-treated eyes but not in the control eyes. There were no significant differences in corneal haze, corneal thickness and changes in other extracellular matrixes between ET1- and PBS-treated eyes. ET1 can enhance the deposition of fibronectin in corneal stroma and promote corneal epithelial wound healing after PRK. The increase in fibronectin probably explains the increased healing rate of corneal epithelial wounds.

  11. Endothelin-1 Enhances Corneal Fibronectin Deposition and Promotes Corneal Epithelial Wound Healing after Photorefractive Keratectomy in Rabbits

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    Yu-Hung Lai


    Full Text Available The objective was to study the effects of endothelin-1 (ET1 on corneal wound healing after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK in rabbit corneas. Following PRK, 18 New Zealand white rabbits were treated with ET1 in the right eyes and with phosphate-buffered salt solution (PBS in the left eyes. Corneal epithelial wound size, corneal haze and corneal thickness were recorded. Corneal extracellular matrixes, including collagen types 3, 4 and 7, chondroitin sulfate and fibronectin, were investigated using immunohistochemistry study. ET1 increased the rate of healing of corneal epithelial wounds in rabbits. Anti-fibronectin fluorescence was present at week 12 and week 24 in ET1-treated eyes but not in the control eyes. There were no significant differences in corneal haze, corneal thickness and changes in other extracellular matrixes between ET1- and PBS-treated eyes. ET1 can enhance the deposition of fibronectin in corneal stroma and promote corneal epithelial wound healing after PRK. The increase in fibronectin probably explains the increased healing rate of corneal epithelial wounds.

  12. The effect of gabapentin and pregabalin on intestinal incision wound healing in rabbits

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    M. Korkmaz


    Full Text Available Aim: To evaluate the macroscopic and histologic effects of pregabalin (PG gabapentin (GB on longitudinal intestinal wound healing in New Zealand rabbits. Materials and Methods: The animals were divided into three groups randomly; the control group (n=6, PG group (n=6 and GB group (n=6. All animals were premedicated with xylazine HCI, 5 mg/kg i.m. and general anaesthesia was performed by ketamine HCI 50 mg/kg i.m injection. A 4 cm incision in the caecum through median laparotomy was achieved under aseptic surgery. Intestinal wound was closed with double-sutured. All animals were received parenteral antibiotic treatment for 5 days. PG and GB groups were treated by PG (30 mg/kg, oral, daily and GB (30 mg/kg, oral, daily for 10 days respectively. Control group did not receive any treatment. The animals were euthanized on day 10 and the caecum was examined by laparotomy. Adhesion formation was observed, and tissue samples were taken from suture lines for histologic examination. Cellular infiltration (polymorphonuclear white blood cells and mononuclear cells, accumulation of connective tissue, vascularization and extent of necrosis were evaluated and scored separately for each of mucosal, submucosal, muscular and serosal layers of caecum. Results: Adhesions were more severe in the GB group compared to other groups. No statistically significant differences were detected among the three groups about the wound healing. Conclusion: It was suggested that the use of gabapentinoids had no significant effect on wound healing in patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery and further studies with treatment periods longer than 10 days are needed.

  13. Study of Topical Human Umbilical Cord Blood Serum in the Treatment of Alkaline Corneal Epithelial Wounds in Rabbit Model

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    B Sharifi


    Full Text Available Introduction & Objective: One of the important functions of the cornea is to maintain normal vision by refracting light onto the lens and retina. This property is dependent in part on the ability of the corneal epithelium to undergo continuous renewal. Ocular surface failure which follows a variety of endogenous and exogenous precipitating factors, the most common being: chemical trauma, infection, alkaline burn, inflammation and hereditary conditions, lid or lash abnormalities, tear deficiency or reduced sensation. The core principal underpinning management strategy for ocular surface failure is establishing or promoting new growth of healthy conjunctiva and corneal epithelium. This process is mediated by many proteins that are inducers of corneal cell migration, proliferation, and differentiation. The current study was performed to investigate the efficacy of umbilical cord serum on alkaline corneal epithelial wound healing in the rabbit model. Materials & Methods: In this study conducted at Yasuj University of Medical Sciences in 2010, thirty two rabbits were randomly assigned into two equal groups. Central corneal alkali wound was formed in one eye of the rabbits by applying a 6-mm round filter paper, soaked in 1 N NaOH, for 60 seconds. Group one of animals received umbilical cord blood serum and group two received Sno*Tear in the eyes. The treatment was dosed 4 times a day with the eye drops, and epithelial wound closure was recorded using slit lamp. The data were analyzed to determine the rate of wound closure. Results: The mean wound radius closure rate was 0.77 mm/day (SD=0.013 for umbilical cord blood serum-treated eyes, 0.73 mm/day (SD=0.018 for artificial tear-treated eyes. Conclusion: This study shows that alkali-injured corneal epithelial wound heal faster when treated with umbilical cord blood serum than with artificial tear in rabbit model.

  14. Assessment of the healing of standardized wounds in rabbits treated serially with autologous platelet-rich plasma gel

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    Eliane Szücs dos Santos


    Full Text Available Recent studies have been carried out to evaluate the role of platelet-rich plasma (PRP in the cicatrization of wounds; however, the protocols for treatment have been based on a single application of PRP.To evaluate the effect of autologous platelet-rich plasma in gel form on the cicatrization of cutaneous wounds in vivo experimental model, wounds were induced in the dorsal areas of six New Zealand white rabbits with the aid of an 8-mm punch. The right side was used as a control (A and treated with 0.9% NaCl, whereas the left side (B was treated serially with the autologous platelet-rich plasma gel. Lesions were assessed over a 17-day period. At days 0, 10 and 17, the animals were evaluated and morphological and morphometric analyses of the wounds were performed. At day 17, a biopsy was performed for histopathological evaluation. Macroscopically, wounds treated with PRP showed better cicatrization and higher contraction percentages than the control wounds. Regarding the percentage of wound contraction, it was found that the average treated wound with autologous platelet-rich plasma gelwas 95% while withthecontrolwas88%. We concluded that autologous platelet-rich plasma gel is effective and accelerates cicatrization when used serially in short intervals, thus confirming its therapeutic potential in cutaneous lesions and potential as an alternative wound treatment option.

  15. Wound healing in the rabbit cornea after corneal collagen cross-linking with riboflavin and UVA. (United States)

    Wollensak, Gregor; Iomdina, Elena; Dittert, Dag-Daniel; Herbst, Hermann


    This study was undertaken to investigate the wound healing process of the first 6 weeks after photodynamic cross-linking treatment in the rabbit cornea, using the photosensitizer riboflavin and UVA. After removal of the central epithelium, the right corneas of 8 Chinchilla rabbits were cross-linked with a photosensitizing 0.1% riboflavin solution and UVA light (370 nm; irradiance, 3 mW/cm(2); dose, 5.4 J/cm(2)) for 30 minutes. Two animals were euthanized 3 days, 7 days, 4 weeks, and 6 weeks postoperatively. The corneas of the enucleated eyes were evaluated using 4-microm light microscopic sections with routine stains and avidin-biotin complex immunostaining with anti-alpha-smooth muscle actin. By day 3 after treatment, complete apoptotic damage and loss of the endothelial cells and the stromal keratocytes were found in the irradiated area through the entire thickness of the stroma. There was marked stromal edema (850 +/- 66 vs. 332 +/- 43 microm in the untreated controls; P neutrophils. By day 7, the endothelium was already intact again, and keratocyte repopulation of the posterior stroma was noted. By week 4, the keratocyte repopulation of the anterior stroma was observed with some acellular areas between. By week 6, the cytoarchitecture of the cornea seemed normal again. By weeks 4 and 6, alpha-actin-positive keratocytes were identified, especially in the periphery of the irradiated area. After riboflavin/UVA cross-linking of rabbit cornea, a complete cell loss occurs in the irradiation area with an irradiance of 3 mW/cm(2). The cytotoxic damage is repaired by repopulation after approximately 4-6 weeks. A combination of cross-linking with other procedures such as the implantation of intracorneal rings should be performed only after a sufficient time interval of approximately 2 months, allowing cellular regeneration.

  16. Urethral Injuries (United States)

    ... include pelvic fractures and straddle injuries to the perineum. The perineum is the area between the anus and the ... tissues of the penis, scrotum, abdominal wall, or perineum. Complications that can result from urethral injuries include ...

  17. Dermal wound transcriptomic responses to Infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa versus Klebsiella pneumoniae in a rabbit ear wound model


    Leung, Kai P.; D’Arpa, Peter; Seth, Akhil K; Geringer, Matthew R.; Jett, Marti; Xu, Wei; Hong, Seok J; Galiano, Robert D.; Chen, Tsute; Mustoe, Thomas A.


    Background Bacterial infections of wounds impair healing and worsen scarring. We hypothesized that transcriptome analysis of wounds infected with Klebsiella pneumoniae (K.p.) or Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P.a.) would indicate host-responses associated with the worse healing of P.a.- than K.p.-infected wounds. Methods Wounds created on post-operative day (POD) 0 were infected during the inflammatory phase of healing on POD3 and were harvested on POD4 for microarray and transcriptome analysis. Oth...

  18. Wound healing in rabbit corneas after photorefractive keratectomy and laser in situ keratomileusis. (United States)

    Miyamoto, Takeshi; Saika, Shizuya; Yamanaka, Akio; Kawashima, Yoshiji; Suzuki, Yoshitaka; Ohnishi, Yoshitaka


    To compare the wound-healing process in the rabbit cornea after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) with the same refractive correction. Department of Ophthalmology, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan. Adult albino rabbits (N = 24) were used. One eye of each animal had PRK or LASIK with the same refractive correction. Each animal was killed after an interval of up to 6 months. The expression pattern of corneal stromal injury-related molecules with the 2 treatments were compared. Paraffin sections of the cornea were processed immunohistochemically for alpha-smooth muscle actin (alpha-SMA), collagen type IV [alpha1(IV)](2),alpha2(IV), and heat shock protein (HSP) 47 as well as other HSPs. Sections were also examined after hematoxylin and eosin or periodic acid-Schiff staining. Hematoxylin and eosin staining showed the central epithelium to be thick in PRK-treated corneas. The thick epithelium was restricted to the area around the corneal flap edge adhesion in LASIK-treated corneas at 3 months. Periodic acid-Schiff staining showed an absence of or interruption in the epithelial basement membrane in PRK-treated corneas for up to 6 months. Heat shock protein 47 was detected in keratocytes on day 3 but not after that in PRK-treated corneas. There was no difference in the expression of other HSPs. Alpha-smooth muscle actin was expressed in keratocytes repopulated in the central anterior cornea of PRK-treated corneas at 28 days. Keratocytes with immunoreactivity for these 2 proteins were not seen in LASIK-treated corneas. Collagen IV [alpha1(IV)](2),alpha2(IV) was not detected in either group of corneas. The central epithelium became transiently thicker in PRK-treated corneas. Keratocyte responses to laser stromal ablation were more marked in corneas treated with PRK than in those treated with LASIK.

  19. Comparative Analysis of Single-Species and Polybacterial Wound Biofilms Using a Quantitative, In Vivo, Rabbit Ear Model (United States)


    biofilm behavior of mixed-species cultures with dental and periodontal pathogens. PLoS One 5(10): 131–135. 47. Ma H, Bryers JD (2010) Non-invasive method...Comparative Analysis of Single-Species and Polybacterial Wound Biofilms Using a Quantitative, In Vivo, Rabbit Ear Model Akhil K. Seth1*, Matthew R...Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, 2 Microbiology Branch, US Army Dental and Trauma Research Detachment, Institute of Surgical

  20. Scleral wound healing with cross-link technique using riboflavin and ultraviolet A on rabbit eyes

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    Full Text Available Nadyr A Damasceno,1 Nadia C Miguel,2 Marcelo Palis Ventura,3 Miguel Burnier Jr,4 Marcos P Avila,5 Eduardo F Damasceno3 1Ophthalmology Department, Hospital Naval Marcílio Dias, 2Laboratory of Neurohistology and Cell Ultrastructure, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 3Ophthalmology Department, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Brazil; 4Ophthalmology Department, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; 5Ophthalmology Department, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiania, Brazil Purpose: The aim of study was to evaluate the cross-link using riboflavin and ultraviolet A (UVA for improving scleral wound healing.Materials and methods: This was an experimental study involving four New Zealand rabbits (eight eyes. Therapy procedure was chosen for the right eye and control procedure for the left one. UVA irradiation of 365 nm with a surface irradiance of 3 mW/cm2 and a photosensitizer of riboflavin drops were applied for 30 minutes on the right eye at 2 mm from the limbus. Sclerotomy incision was performed at 2 mm from the limbus in both right (on the cross-link-treated area and left eye. Then, 30 days after surgery, a morphological analysis and histological staining with hematoxylin–eosin and picrosirius red were performed, and the sclerotomy cicatrization of right and left eyes was compared. The variables investigated were as follows: sclerotomy incision pictures and measurements were made using the ImageJ Software. Scleral thickness was measured (employing the anterior optical coherence tomography and the digital caliper. Collagen fiber density stained with picrosirius red staining was measured using the Image Pro Plus software.Results: The morphological analysis showed that in all samples, the right eye presented sclerotomy closure, and in two eyes, among them, there were no visible edges of the sclerotomies incision. The left eye presented sclerotomy closure and incision edges

  1. Evaluation of the Larval Therapy in the Healing Process of Infected Wounds with Pseudomonas Aeruginosa in Rabbits

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    Mauricio Rey


    Full Text Available Introduction. During the last two decadesthe larval therapy has reemerged as a safe andreliable alternative for the healing of cutaneousulcers that do not respond to the conventionaltreatments.Objective. To evaluate the use of the larvaeof Lucilia sericata as a treatment for infectedwounds with Pseudomonas aeruginosa in ananimal model.Materials and methods. Twelve rabbits wererandomly distributed in 3 groups: the firstgroup was treated with larval therapy; the secondwas treated with antibiotics therapy and to thethird no treatment was applied, therefore wasestablished as a control group. To each animala wound was artificially induced, and then asuspension of P. aeruginosa was inoculated intothe lesion. Finally, every rabbit was evaluateduntil the infection development was recognizedand treatment was set up for the first twogroups according with the protocols mentionedabove. Macroscopic evaluation of the woundswas based on the presence of edema, exudates,bad odor, inflammation around the wound andthe presence of granulation tissue. The healingprocess was evaluated by monitoring histologicalchanges in the dermal tissue.Results. Differences in the time requiredfor wound healing were observed between thefirst group treated with larval therapy (10 daysand the second group treated with conventionalantibiotics therapy (20 days.Conclusion. The L. sericata larva is and efficienttool as a therapy for infected wounds withP. aeruginosa.


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  3. A comparison of 2-octyl cyanoacrylate adhesives versus conventional suture materials for eyelid wound closure in rabbits. (United States)

    Ahn, Hee-Bae; Shin, Dong-Min; Roh, Mee-Sook; Jeung, Woo-Jin; Park, Woo-Chan; Rho, Sae-Heun


    To evaluate the clinical efficacy and histopathological tolerance of 2-octyl cyanoacrylate versus conventional suture materials for eyelid wound closure in rabbits. We performed an experimental study on 16 eyes of eight New Zealand albino rabbits. Eyelid incisions of 15 mm were done 4mm from the upper eyelid margin in both eyes. The eyes of the rabbits were divided into two groups: eyelid incisions of the right eye were closed by a 2-octyl cyanoacrylate adhesive (group A) and eyelid incisions of the left eye were closed by 7-0 nylon sutures (group B). At 1, 2, 4, and 8 weeks after surgery, the rabbits were macroscopically examined and then sacrificed. The specimens of their eyelid tissues were stained by a hematoxylin and eosin stain and Masson-trichrome stain, and were observed under microscope. Both eyelid surgical closure methods were found to be equally efficacious in fixing the eyelids of groups A and B, and their clinical efficacy was similar. Histopathological findings of the hematoxylin and eosin stain of group A showed less inflammatory infiltration than group B at 2 weeks. There were no significant histopathological differences between the two groups at 1, 4, and 8 weeks. The degree of fibrosis of the Masson-trichrome stain was similar between the two groups at 8 weeks. The 2-octyl cyanoacrylate adhesive proved to be an effective eyelid closure method and was very well tolerated by the skin surface. 2-Octyl cyanoacrylate could be used as an alternative tissue adhesive for eyelid wound closure along with conventional suture materials. © 2011 The Korean Ophthalmological Society

  4. Actin filament organization during endothelial wound healing in the rabbit cornea: comparison between transcorneal freeze and mechanical scrape injuries. (United States)

    Ichijima, H; Petroll, W M; Barry, P A; Andrews, P M; Dai, M; Cavanagh, H D; Jester, J V


    To compare and contrast the in vivo mechanism of wound healing after mechanical scrape and transcorneal freeze (TCF) injury in a rabbit eye model by examining changes in the cytoskeletal organization of contractile, filamentous actin (f-actin) microfilaments as relates to differences in cell migration or translocation during endothelial repair. Endothelial wound healing after mechanical scrape and transcorneal freeze injury was studied in rabbit eyes using laser scanning confocal microscopy (LSCM). Central corneal mechanical scrape injury was made using an olive tip cannula, and TCF injury was made using a 3-mm diameter stainless steel probe cooled with liquid nitrogen. Cytoskeletal changes in f-actin stained with phalloidin-FITC were observed during wound healing using LSCM. At 6 hours after mechanical scrape, the leading edge of the migrating sheet showed a decrease in the intensity of phalloidin-FITC staining, suggesting a decrease in cortical f-actin. Migrating endothelial cells in vivo did not appear to develop stress fibers after mechanical scrape, which is consistent with an in vitro cell spreading mechanism of endothelial wound healing. By 24 hours, the denuded area was almost fully resurfaced by migrating endothelial cells. On the other hand, TCF injury produced fibroblastic changes in the endothelial cells with extension and elongation of spindle-shaped endothelial cells at the leading edge by 24 hours after injury. Fibroblastic endothelial cells developed prominent actin stress-fibers, which is consistent with an in vitro cell migration mechanism of endothelial wound healing. Three days after TCF, the wounded area was resurfaced with two cell types: rough, fibroblast-like cells forming a retrocorneal fibrous membrane having prominent f-actin bundles or stress fibers with few cell-cell junctions, and smooth, polygonal-shaped endothelial cells having tight cell junctions with a cortical distribution of f-actin. After 28 days the retrocorneal fibrous

  5. Use of Triticum aestivum in open wound healing: a clinical, pathological, and tensiometric assessment in the rabbit model

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    M.T. Tillmann


    Full Text Available While Triticum sp. has been shown to act in wound healing, stimulating collagen synthesis by fibroblasts, the use of this plant extract has yet to be assessed in vivo, in commercially viable presentations. This study used rabbits and assessed, on days seven, 14, and 21, the presence or absence of granulation tissue and epithelialization, histopathological structures, and scar quality through the breaking and tension strength. Treatments, performed for 21 days, were aqueous extract of T. aestivum at a concentration of 2mg/mL (group I and 10mg/mL (group II and a nonionic cream (control group. We demonstrate that the formation of granulation tissue was not significantly different between treatments. In the analysis of epithelial tissue, wounds in group II differed from other treatments by day 7. On days 14 and 21 there was no significant clinical difference between groups. In the histopathological evaluation, scar quality and rupture strength did not differ between the groups in the studied period. In the tension strength evaluation, group I differed from the others, presenting a higher tension strength overall. The studied treatments did not differ regarding healing evolution of the skin wounds, but T. aestivum extract, at 2mg/mL, presents better results in the tension strength evaluation.

  6. Electrospun Poly(l-lactide/Poly(ethylene glycol Scaffolds Seeded with Human Amniotic Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Urethral Epithelium Repair

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    Xiaokui Lv


    Full Text Available Tissue engineering-based urethral replacement holds potential for repairing large segmental urethral defects, which remains a great challenge at present. This study aims to explore the potential of combining biodegradable poly(l-lactide (PLLA/poly(ethylene glycol (PEG scaffolds and human amniotic mesenchymal cells (hAMSCs for repairing urethral defects. PLLA/PEG fibrous scaffolds with various PEG fractions were fabricated via electrospinning. The scaffolds were then seeded with hAMSCs prior to implantation in New Zealand male rabbits that had 2.0 cm-long defects in the urethras. The rabbits were randomly divided into three groups. In group A, hAMSCs were grown on PLLA/PEG scaffolds for two days and then implanted to the urethral defects. In group B, only the PLLA/PEG scaffolds were used to rebuild the rabbit urethral defect. In group C, the urethral defect was reconstructed using a regular urethral reparation technique. The repair efficacy was compared among the three groups by examining the urethral morphology, tissue reconstruction, luminal patency, and complication incidence (including calculus formation, urinary fistula, and urethral stricture using histological evaluation and urethral radiography methods. Findings from this study indicate that hAMSCs-loaded PLLA/PEG scaffolds resulted in the best urethral defect repair in rabbits, which predicts the promising application of a tissue engineering approach for urethral repair.

  7. Histometric and histophatologic evaluation of the effects of Equistum arvense herbal extract versus Zinc Oxide in rabbit skin wound healing model

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    Equistum arvense, also called horsetail has been widely used in traditional medicine for wound healing due to having free silica. Also this plant has an important role in enhancing skin elasticity and resistance, and can be effective in restoration of tissue after cell death. The aim of this work was to evaluate histometrically and histopathologically the ability of dried extract ointment of Equistem arvense in enhancing the healing process of full- thickness excisional skin wound in rabbits following topical application, compared with zinc oxide ointment. Under surgical anesthesia, full thickness similar excisional wounds were made on the back of 40 rabbits that were divided into 4 groups of Equistum arvense 20%, zinc oxide ointment, eucerin, and control. A double-blind method was employed throughout the study. All the cases were treated with topical ointments daily for 28 days. Healing process of the wounds were quantified daily and compared using digital photography and image analysis software. Histopathologic examination was performed on days 0, 7, 14, 21 and 28 and the wound healing was scored using healing grades I to VI with regard to the wound healing parameters such as oedema, congestion & hemorrhage, fibroplasia, epithelium regeneration, wound contraction, collagen deposition and granulation tissue maturation. The overall out come of the wound recovery for each individual group was calculated, and the results were put under statistical analysis using SPSS software. According to histometric findings, the skin contraction rate in equistum arvense 20% group on treatment period was much higher than that in the other groups. Also, histopathologic results revealed that overall healing rate into group I in the second and third weeks was higher than that in the other groups (p

  8. Evaluating the Effect of Sarconesiopsis magellanica (Diptera: Calliphoridae Larvae-Derived Haemolymph and Fat Body Extracts on Chronic Wounds in Diabetic Rabbits

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    Jennifher Góngora


    Full Text Available We evaluated extracts taken from S. magellanica third instar larvae fat body and haemolymph using a diabetic rabbit model and compared this to the effect obtained with the same substances taken from Lucilia sericata larvae. Alloxan (a toxic glucose analogue was used to induce experimental diabetes in twelve rabbits. Dorsal wounds were made in each animal and they were infected with Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. They were then treated with haemolymph and lyophilized extracts taken from the selected blowflies’ larvae fat bodies. Each wound was then evaluated by using rating scales and histological analysis. More favourable scores were recorded on the PUSH and WBS scales for the wounds treated with fat body derived from the larvae of both species compared to that obtained with haemolymph; however, wounds treated with the substances taken from S. magellanica had better evolution. Histological analysis revealed that treatment led to tissue proliferation and more effective neovascularisation in less time with both species’ fat body extracts compared to treatment with just haemolymph. The results suggest the effectiveness of the substances evaluated and validate them in the animal model being used here as topical agents in treating chronic wounds.

  9. Evaluating the Effect of Sarconesiopsis magellanica (Diptera: Calliphoridae) Larvae-Derived Haemolymph and Fat Body Extracts on Chronic Wounds in Diabetic Rabbits (United States)

    Góngora, Jennifher; Díaz-Roa, Andrea; Ramírez-Hernández, Alejandro; Cortés-Vecino, Jesús A.; Gaona, María A.; Patarroyo, Manuel A.


    We evaluated extracts taken from S. magellanica third instar larvae fat body and haemolymph using a diabetic rabbit model and compared this to the effect obtained with the same substances taken from Lucilia sericata larvae. Alloxan (a toxic glucose analogue) was used to induce experimental diabetes in twelve rabbits. Dorsal wounds were made in each animal and they were infected with Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. They were then treated with haemolymph and lyophilized extracts taken from the selected blowflies' larvae fat bodies. Each wound was then evaluated by using rating scales and histological analysis. More favourable scores were recorded on the PUSH and WBS scales for the wounds treated with fat body derived from the larvae of both species compared to that obtained with haemolymph; however, wounds treated with the substances taken from S. magellanica had better evolution. Histological analysis revealed that treatment led to tissue proliferation and more effective neovascularisation in less time with both species' fat body extracts compared to treatment with just haemolymph. The results suggest the effectiveness of the substances evaluated and validate them in the animal model being used here as topical agents in treating chronic wounds. PMID:25866825

  10. Effects of 630 nm Red and 460 nm Blue Light Emitting Diode Irradiation on Healing of the Skin Wound in Japanese Big-ear White Rabbit. (United States)

    Li, Yanhong; Zhang, Jigang; Xu, Yanfeng; Han, Yunlin; Jiang, Binbin; Huang, Lan; Zhu, Hua; Xu, Yuhuan; Yang, Weiling; Qin, Chuan


    Objective To observe the effects of 630 nm red light and 460 nm blue light emitting diode irradiation on the healing of skin wounds in Japanese big-ear white rabbits. Methods The skin wound model was established with 8 Japanese big-ear white rabbits. Three parts of vulnus in each rabbit were used:two parts of vulnus were irradiated vertically by red and blue LED light,respectively(15 min/time),and the distance between lights and wounds was 15 cm;the 3rd part of the wound was used as a control. On the 21st day of the wounds exposure to light,the number of healing wounds and the percentage of healing area were recorded and the treatment effect of these two light sources was compared. HE staining was used to analyze the newborn tissue structure. Masson staining was used to observe the proliferation of skin collagen fibers. Immuohistochemical staining was used to analyze fibroblast growth factor(FGF),epidermal growth factor(EGF),endothelial growth factor(CD31),proliferating cell nuclear antigen(Ki-67),and inflammatory cytokines(CD68)infiltration in the skin. Results The healing rate in the red light,blue light,and control groups was 50.0%(4/8),25.0%(2/8),and 12.5%(1/8),respectively. Since the 12th day after modeling,the healing area percentage in the red light group was significantly higher than those in the blue light and control groups(Plight group was(2.95±0.34)mm,which was significantly higher than that in control group [(2.52±0.42)mm;F=3.182,P=0.016)]. The average optical density of collagen fibers was 0.15±0.03 in red light group,which was significantly higher than that of the blue light group(0.09±0.01;F=7.316,P=0.012)and control(0.07±0.01;F=7.316,P=0.003). The results of immunohistochemistry showed the expression levels of EGF,FGF,CD31 antigen,and Ki-67 in the red light group were significantly higher than those in the blue light and control groups,whereas the CD68 expression was significantly lower(Plight irradiation can promote the healing of skin wounds

  11. Urethral Plugs in Dogs


    Stiller, A.T.; LULICH, J.P.; Furrow, E.


    Background Crystalline?matrix urethral plugs have not been previously reported in dogs. Hypothesis/Objectives To report the composition of urethral plugs in dogs, describe clinical features of the disease, and identify overrepresented breeds. Methods Retrospective case series. A Minnesota Urolith Center (MUC) record search was performed for urethral plugs in dogs submitted during a 6?year period. The composition of the plugs and signalment of affected dogs were recorded. Breed risk analysis w...

  12. Effects of flunixin meglumine on experimental tendon wound healing: A histopathological and mechanical study in rabbits (United States)

    Behfar, Mehdi; Hobbenaghi, Rahim; Sarrafzadeh-Rezaei, Farshid


    Tendons are frequently targets of injury in sports and work. Whether nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have beneficial effects on tendon healing is still a matter of debate. This study was conducted to evaluate effects of flunixin meglumine (FM) on tendon healing after experimentally induced acute trauma. Twenty eight adult male New Zealand White rabbits were subjected to complete transection of deep digital flexor tendons followed by suture placement. Treatment group received intramuscular injection of FM for three days, and controls received placebo. Subsequently, cast immobilization was continued for two weeks. Animals were sacrificed four weeks after surgery and tissue samples were taken. The histological evaluations revealed improved structural characteristics of neotendon formation including fibrillar linearity, fibrillar continuity and neovascularization in treatment group compared to those of controls (p 0.05). Mechanical evaluation revealed significant increase in load-related material properties including ultimate load, yield load, energy absorption and ultimate stress in treatment group compared to those of control group (p 0.05). The present study showed that intramuscular injection of FM resulted in improved structural and mechanical properties of tendon repairs and it could be an effective treatment for acute tendon injuries like severance and laceration. PMID:25568677

  13. Effects of flunixin meglumine on experimental tendon wound healing: A histopathological and mechanical study in rabbits

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    Mehdi Behfar


    Full Text Available Tendons are frequently targets of injury in sports and work. Whether nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs have beneficial effects on tendon healing is still a matter of debate. This study was conducted to evaluate effects of flunixin meglumine (FM on tendon healing after experimentally induced acute trauma. Twenty eight adult male New Zealand White rabbits were subjected to complete transection of deep digital flexor tendons followed by suture placement. Treatment group received intramuscular injection of FM for three days, and controls received placebo. Subsequently, cast immobilization was continued for two weeks. Animals were sacrificed four weeks after surgery and tissue samples were taken. The histological evaluations revealed improved structural characteristics of neotendon formation including fibrillar linearity, fibrillar continuity and neovascularization in treatment group compared to those of controls (p 0.05. Mechanical evaluation revealed significant increase in load-related material properties including ultimate load, yield load, energy absorption and ultimate stress in treatment group compared to those of control group (p 0.05. The present study showed that intramuscular injection of FM resulted in improved structural and mechanical properties of tendon repairs and it could be an effective treatment for acute tendon injuries like severance and laceration.

  14. A Giant Urethral Calculus. (United States)

    Sigdel, G; Agarwal, A; Keshaw, B W


    Urethral calculi are rare forms of urolithiasis. Majority of the calculi are migratory from urinary bladder or upper urinary tract. Primary urethral calculi usually occur in presence of urethral stricture or diverticulum. In this article we report a case of a giant posterior urethral calculus measuring 7x3x2 cm in a 47 years old male. Patient presented with acute retention of urine which was preceded by burning micturition and dribbling of urine for one week. The calculus was pushed in to the bladder through the cystoscope and was removed by suprapubic cystolithotomy.

  15. Understanding the Host Inflammatory Response to Wound Infection: An In Vivo Study of Klebsiella pneumoniae in a Rabbit Ear Wound Model (United States)


    punched out and immediately snap -frozen in liquid nitrogen. Wound samples were homogenized using a Mini-bead beater-8 equipment (Biospec Products, Inc...regulation of wound healing. Int J Low Extrem Wounds 2004; 3: 201–8. 13. Bernard JJ, Gallo RL. Protecting the boundary: the sentinel role of host defense

  16. False urethral anastomosis

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    M Kumar Prabhu


    Full Text Available We present images of three cases with false urethral anastomosis following urethroplasty. The likely causes are inadequate posterior urethral dissection and blind use of Hey Grove dilator. We recommend use of antegrade flexible cystoscopy to prevent this complication.

  17. Familial bulbar urethral strictures (United States)

    Jindal, Tarun; Pal, Partha; Sinha, Rajan Kumar; Karmakar, Dilip


    Strictures are commonly encountered in the urological practice. The most common aetiologies are infection, trauma and iatrogenic events. Familial occurrence of urethral stricture is exceptionally rare. We present a case in which bulbar urethral strictures developed in a father and his two sons. PMID:24591388

  18. [Effects of amniotic extraction on epithelial wound healing and stromal remodelling after excimer laser keratectomy in rabbit cornea]. (United States)

    Xiao, Qiguo; Chen, Yuan; Du, Juan; Wang, Hua; Li, Wei; Liu, Zuguo


    To investigate the effects and mechanism of amniotic extraction on corneal healing after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Experimental Study. Thirty-six New Zealand rabbit corneas were performed with PRK models (-10 diopters, 6.5 mm diameter). According to random number table, all eyes were divided into three groups, including treated with amniotic extraction, 0.1% dexamethasone and excipient respectively after operation. Clinical and histopathologic examinations were taken by slit-lamp microscope and light microscope. Corneal epithelium reparation was observed by fluorescent staining. Corneal stroma cell apoptosis was evaluated by terminal deoxyribonucleotidyl transferase-mediated deoxyuridine triphosphate nick end labeling (TUNEL) assay. Myofibroblast generation was evaluated by immunofluorescence checking the expression of alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA). The number of TUNEL and α-SMA positive cells was analyzed to explore the effects on corneal haze. The haze grading was compared between groups using Kruskal-Wallis H test. Mean values for each experiment were compared between groups using a one-way analysis of variance and LSD-t test.Spearman rank analysis was used to evaluate the correlation between the haze grading and the expression of TUNEL positive cells and α-SMA. The corneas of seventy-two eyes reepithelialized in 6 days after operation. The average epithelium repair time of the AE group was (4.12 ± 0.62) d, the dexamethasone group was (5.25 ± 0.78) d, and the excipient group was (4.96 ± 0.73) d. The progression of reepithelialization was significantly faster in the AE group than the other two groups (F = 14.144, P healing of epithelial cell by interacting with the corneal cell factors, reducing the cell apoptosis, corneal wound healing response and rebuilding the corneal matrix with less myofibroblast, collagen and scar and finally reduce the formation of haze.

  19. Unusual Giant Prostatic Urethral Calculus

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    Jun 29, 2010 ... They are typically asymptomatic and may be associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia, and prostatic cancer.[1] Primary prostatic urethral calculi are usually associated with urethral strictures, posterior urethral valve or diverticula. Acute urinary retention might result secondary to a large urethral calculus.

  20. Urethral discharge culture (United States)

    Culture of urethral discharge; Genital exudate culture; Culture - genital discharge or exudate ... 2015:chap 109. Craft AC, Woods GL. Specimen collection and handling for diagnosis of infectious diseases. In: ...

  1. Urethral plugs in dogs. (United States)

    Stiller, A T; Lulich, J P; Furrow, E


    Crystalline-matrix urethral plugs have not been previously reported in dogs. To report the composition of urethral plugs in dogs, describe clinical features of the disease, and identify overrepresented breeds. Retrospective case series. A Minnesota Urolith Center (MUC) record search was performed for urethral plugs in dogs submitted during a 6-year period. The composition of the plugs and signalment of affected dogs were recorded. Breed risk analysis was performed using a control group without plugs from the Veterinary Medical Center, University of Minnesota (VMC UMN). Breed risk was also calculated for a group of dogs with struvite (plugs and uroliths). Medical records for the subset of plug cases from the VMC UMN were reviewed and described. Between 2006 and 2011, 42 urethral plugs from dogs were submitted to the MUC. All came from male dogs, and the mineral component of the majority (83%) was struvite. Thirty (71%) samples were from Pugs. Pugs were overrepresented in plug submissions (OR 179; CI 88-389; P Pugs. None of these cases had bacteriuria or positive urine cultures, and no underlying cause of plug formation was identified. When evaluating dogs with urethral obstruction, plugs need to be considered, especially in male Pugs. Further investigation into the underlying cause of plug formation in dogs is warranted. Copyright © 2014 by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

  2. Unusual Giant Prostatic Urethral Calculus

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    Jun 29, 2010 ... associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia, and prostatic cancer.[1] Primary prostatic urethral calculi are ... Giant vesico-prostatic urethral calculus is uncommon. Urethral stones rarely form primarily in the urethra, ... Prostatic calculi associated with hypertrophy of the gland. Group III. Prostatic calculi that ...

  3. Soap induced urethral pain in boys

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    external urethral meatus before each soap bath satisfactorily controlled the urethral pains. Conclusion: “Idiopathic urethral pain in boys” may be due to soap induced chemical urethritis and responds well to application of bland petroleum jelly to the external urethral meatus before each soap bath with appropriate antibiotics.

  4. Female urethral dilation. (United States)

    Bazi, Tony; Abou-Ghannam, Gael; Khauli, Raja


    The aim of this manuscript is to review the subject of urethral dilation (UD) in female patients and to conduct a critical appraisal of the available evidence for its use. We used an online search of electronic databases. UD has been cited as a treatment option for various conditions that do not share common etiologies and that affect the lower urinary tract in female patients. Outcome measurement was not consistent, even when performed for the same conditions. A total of six randomized controlled trials failed to prove any benefit for UD in repetitive urinary tract infections (UTI), urethral syndrome, and overactive bladder. Conflicting results and diverse opinions have characterized the use of UD until present time. Professional societies are urged to attend to this issue, and to identify possible areas where UD could be potentially investigated.

  5. Anterior Urethral Valves

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    Vidyadhar P. Mali


    Full Text Available We studied the clinical presentation and management of four patients with anterior urethral valves; a rare cause of urethral obstruction in male children. One patient presented antenatally with oligohydramnios, bilateral hydronephrosis and bladder thickening suggestive of an infravesical obstruction. Two other patients presented postnatally at 1 and 2 years of age, respectively, with poor stream of urine since birth. The fourth patient presented at 9 years with frequency and dysuria. Diagnosis was established on either micturating cystourethrogram (MCU (in 2 or on cystoscopy (in 2. All patients had cystoscopic ablation of the valves. One patient developed a postablation stricture that was resected with an end-to-end urethroplasty. He had an associated bilateral vesicoureteric junction (VUJ obstruction for which a bilateral ureteric reimplantation was done at the same time. On long-term follow-up, all patients demonstrated a good stream of urine. The renal function is normal. Patients are continent and free of urinary infections. Anterior urethral valves are rare obstructive lesions in male children. The degree of obstruction is variable, and so they may present with mild micturition difficulty or severe obstruction with hydroureteronephrosis and renal impairment. Hence, it is important to evaluate the anterior urethra in any male child with suspected infravesical obstruction. The diagnosis is established by MCU or cystoscopy and the treatment is always surgical, either a transurethral ablation or an open resection. The long-term prognosis is good.

  6. Autologous Bone Marrow-Derived Cells Regenerate Urethral Sphincters. (United States)

    Imamura, Tetsuya; Ishizuka, Osamu; Nishizawa, Osamu


    Regenerative medicine based on tissue engineering and/or stem cell therapy techniques has the potential to improve irreversibly damaged tissues. Surgical injury to the lower urinary tract can occur as a result of radical prostatectomy or bladder neck surgery. Regeneration of urethral sphincters could be an effective treatment for post-surgical intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD)-related urinary incontinence. The replacement, enhancement, and/or recovery the urethral sphincter striated and smooth muscles could increase urethral closure pressure to help patients regain continence. Stem cells from muscle-derived satellite or adipose-derived mesenchymal cells provide temporary improvement in urethral closure pressure but do not reconstruct the muscle layer structures. Our strategy to accomplish regeneration of urethral sphincters is the utilization of autologous bone marrow-derived cells. We have developed a freeze injury model of ISD in rabbits. Freezing of the urinary sphincter causes loss of the majority of striated and smooth muscle cells, and causes a significant decrease in leak point pressure. In this review, we show that the autologous bone marrow-derived cells implanted within the freeze-injured sphincters differentiate into striated or smooth muscle cells. These cells then develop to reconstitute muscle layer structures within the sphincter. Furthermore, the leak point pressure of cell-implanted rabbits is significantly higher than that of cell-free injected controls. We conclude that implantation of autologous bone marrow-derived cells could be an effective treatment for human post-surgical ISD-related urinary incontinence. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

  7. [Urethral substitution with synthetic material]. (United States)

    Da Silva, E A; Zungri Telo, E


    In spite of the numerous surgical techniques described, management of urethral stenosis continues to be an unresolved problem. Free graft urethroplasty is indicated in selected cases and several organic and synthetic materials have been described for this use. Our group reviews the synthetic alloplasts used for partial or total replacement of the male urethra. The search for an appropriate alloplast for urethral replacement has been rather frustrating. Complication rates are still too high to allow routine usage. The most encouraging results are those with new absorbable materials which cause minimal inflammatory reactions of a foreign body type. These are readily available and allow urethral replacement using tissues regenerated from removed ends.

  8. Bladder and urethral repair - slideshow (United States)

    ... 100002.htm Bladder and urethral repair - series—Normal anatomy To use the sharing features on this page, ... Bethesda, MD 20894 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health Page last updated: ...

  9. [Results of urethral reconstruction in adults after multiple hypospadias repairs]. (United States)

    Gamidov, S I; Shneiderman, M G; Pushkar, D Yu; Vasil'ev, A O; Govorov, A V; Ovchinnikov, R I; Popova, A Yu; Dusmukhamedov, R D


    To improve treatment results in patients after multiple hypospadias repairs by optimizing the postoperative management. Eighty-two patients (mean age 48.1+/-15.3 years) with urethral strictures secondary to failed hypospadias repairs underwent staged graft urethroplasty using oral mucosa (cheek, lip, tongue) as a grafting material. In 62 patients, at the end of surgery the bladder was drained with a standard Foley catheter. In twenty patients the bladder was drained with a modified silicone urethral catheter, which had an additional channel for delivering drugs and removing the urethral wound effluent, and a second additional channel for inflating a balloon fixed to the catheter tube at different parts of the catheter. The mean length of the stricture was 5.4+/-1.2 cm (from 1 to 16 cm). Twenty-eight patients had postoperative complications. Using the modified catheter resulted in statistically significantly (phypospadias repair. The proposed modification of the catheter ensures the timely delivery of drugs to the surgical site, evacuation the wound effluent from the urethra and helps prevent strictures by periodically inflating the adjustable balloon-dilator.

  10. Effect of topical combination of flaxseed oil and alcoholic extract of Ceylon cinnamon in full-thickness surgical wound healing in a rabbit model

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    mohammadreza Farahpour


    According to the results, ointment containing a combination of flaxseed oil 2%+Cinnamon hydroalcoholic extract 3% significantly decreased wound area on all days after wounding in comporison with the control (p

  11. Urethritis due to Corynebacterium glucuronolyticum. (United States)

    Galan-Sanchez, Fátima; Aznar-Marin, Pilar; Marin-Casanova, Pilar; Garcia-Martos, Pedro; Rodriguez-Iglesias, Manuel


    We describe a case of urethritis in a young man caused by Corynebacterium glucuronolyticum. This bacterium is a synonym of Corynebacterium seminale, a known agent of non-gonococcal urethritis, that cannot be regarded as commensal flora in the urogenital region when is isolated in a symptomatic clinical context. Accuracy in diagnosis and correct treatment is important for avoiding probable complications, for example prostatitis. Bacterial isolation is convenient, and an antimicrobial susceptibility test should be conducted to discover antimicrobial resistance. In our case the patient was successfully treated with fluoroquinolones and was symptom-free in 2 weeks.

  12. Dorsolateral onlay urethroplasty for anterior urethral strictures by a unilateral urethral mobilization approach

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    Bhupendra P Singh


    Settings and Design: A prospective study from September 2005 to March 2008 in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Materials and Methods: Seventeen patients with long or multiple strictures of the anterior urethra were treated by a dorsolateral free buccal mucosa graft. The pendulous urethra was accessed by penile eversion through the perineal wound. The urethra was not separated from the corporal bodies on one side and was only mobilized from the midline on the ventral aspect to beyond the midline on the dorsal aspect. The urethra was opened in the dorsal midline over the stricture. The buccal mucosa graft was secured on the ventral tunica of the corporal bodies. Statistical Analysis Used: Mean and median. Results: After a follow-up of 12-30 months, one recurrence developed and 1 patient needed an internal urethrotomy. Conclusions: A unilateral urethral mobilization approach for dorsolateral free graft urethroplasty is feasible for panurethral strictures of any length with good short-term success.

  13. Unusual giant prostatic urethral calculus | Bello | Journal of Surgical ...

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    Giant vesico-prostatic urethral calculus is uncommon. Urethral stones rarely form primarily in the urethra, and they are usually associated with urethral strictures, posterior urethral valve or diverticula. We report a case of a 32-year-old man with giant vesico-prostatic (collar-stud) urethral stone presenting with sepsis and ...

  14. Prevalence and morbidity of urethral Trichomonas vaginalis in Japanese men with or without urethritis. (United States)

    Seike, Kensaku; Maeda, Shin-Ichi; Kubota, Yasuaki; Tamaki, Masayoshi; Yasuda, Mitsuru; Deguchi, Takashi


    Trichomonas vaginalis is one of the pathogens causing sexually transmitted infections. This microorganism is a common pathogen among women, but its significance as a cause of morbidity among men remains uncertain. We sought to determine the prevalence and morbidity of T. vaginalis infection in Japanese men with and without urethritis. We examined urine specimens from 215 men with urethritis and 98 men without urethritis for the presence of urethral T. vaginalis by PCR assay. Only four patients-one with gonococcal urethritis, one with non-gonococcal chlamydial urethritis, one with non-gonococcal non-chlamydial urethritis and one without urethritis-were positive for T. vaginalis. The prevalence of T. vaginalis was 1.4% in men with urethritis and 1.0% in men without urethritis. A possible relation between the appearance of T. vaginalis and clinical symptoms was not confirmed. In the present study, the incidence of urethral T. vaginalis infection appears to be rare in Japanese men with or without urethritis, and T. vaginalis may be an uncommon pathogen in male urethritis in Japan.

  15. Familial recurrence of urethral stenosis/atresia. (United States)

    Siebert, Joseph R; Walker, Martin P R


    We report the familial recurrence of urethral stenosis/atresia in two sibling fetuses with bladder outlet obstruction, severe oligohydramnios, and pulmonary hypoplasia. Urethral obstruction in the fetus, when severe, results in a dilated urinary bladder (megacystis) and associated urinary anomalies (hydroureter, hydronephrosis, renal dysplasia). Distention of the fetal abdomen, the result of megacystis or urinary ascites, leads to stretching and eventually hypoplasia or even absence of abdominal muscles. This constellation of findings, known by a variety of terms including "prune belly" syndrome, is associated with a variety of urethral changes, including posterior urethral valves and urethral stenosis/atresia. One fetus manifested unilateral postaxial polydactyly of the left hand. A microdeletion of 6p25.3, identified in mother and one fetus, is not associated with a gene known to be involved in urethral development and therefore of unknown significance. (c) 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  16. Gonococcal urethritis due to fellatio. (United States)

    Soendjojo, A


    Of 609 male patients seen for sexually transmitted disease, 94 (15.4%) admitted to having had orogenital intercourse; 30 (5%) had practiced it during their last contact. Ten of the 30 patients admitting to fellatio during their last exposure had gonococcal urethritis. Three of these men practiced fellatio exclusively with prostitutes, and their cases demonstrate the inherent risk of oral-to-genital transfer of sexually transmitted disease. All three patients responded favorably to therapy with ampicillin and probenecid.

  17. Editorial comment on “Etiology of male urethral strictures ...

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    Etiology of male urethral strictures—Evaluation of temporal changes at a single center, and review of the literature”. Guido Barbagli. ∗. Professor of Urology, Head of the Center for Reconstructive Urethral Surgery. Center for Reconstructive Urethral ...

  18. Estudo comparativo do tratamento de ferimento de colon de coelho com reparo seroso da parede de jejunum e sutura primária Comparative study of colon wound repair using jejunal serosal wall and primary suture, in rabbits

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    Carlos Edmundo Fontes


    Full Text Available Os animais foram submetidos a procedimento operatório sob anestesia geral para a produção de dois ferimentos padronizados em colo não preparado, usando instrumento desenvolvido para esta finalidade. O primeiro ferimento foi produzido a 2 cm do ceco e o segundo 20 cm eqüidistante deste, no sentido caudal. Estes ferimentos foram reparados obedecendo a resultado de sorteio que determinou a técnica a ser usada, se com o lado seroso da parede de jejuno ou por sutura primária. Nas duas técnicas foram usados pontos separados de fio monofilamentar de poliglecaprone 4-0 , sendo que o animal serviu de controle para si mesmo. Realizou-se eutanásia no 7º P.O. para os animais do sub-grupo A e no 30º P.O. para os animais do sub-grupo B para avaliação macroscópica e microscópica. O experimento demonstrou que é viável o uso do lado seroso da parede de jejuno para reparar ferimento em colo não preparado e apresentou resultados com tendências a serem superiores aos da sutura primária , não dual de MaringáThe present research aimed to compare the repair of colon wound using both the jejunal wall and the primary suture . Thirty young rabbits white New Zeland were used, weighing about 3,2 Kg. and were born and raised at the University of Maringá's Experimental farm. The animals were deeply anaesthetized and then submited to a surgery during wich two similar wounds were made in unprepared colon . An instrument created for this purpose was used. The first wound was made 2 cm away from the ceco , and the second one was made 20 cm from the first wound in the caudal location. The wounds were repaired using either the jejunal serosal wall or the primary suture. In both techniques were used separated stitches , made by monofilament poliglecaprone 4-0. The animal was used to control itself. The animals were submited to euthanasia either in the 7th or in 30th day after surgery, at random.Then a macroscopic and microscopic study was made. This research

  19. Fournier’s Gangrene in a Heterosexual Man: A Complication of Neisseria meningitidis Urethritis

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    Tariq A. Khemees


    Full Text Available A 55-year-old heterosexual male presented to the emergency department with a symptomatology consistent with urethritis and Fournier’s gangrene. Urethral swab and operative tissue cultures were positive for coagulase-negative Staphylococcus and an intracellular Gram-negative diplococcus. The latter was initially thought to be Neisseria gonorrhea; however, DNA sequencing technique confirmed it to be Neisseria meningitidis. The patient required three separate surgical debridements to control widespread necrotizing infection. Following documentation of sterile wound healing with appropriate antibiotics, four reconstructive surgeries were necessary to manage the resultant wound defects. To our knowledge, Neisseria meningitidis as a causative organism in Fournier’s gangrene has not been reported in the literature.

  20. Bladder exstrophy associated with complete urethral duplication ...

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    J.E. Mensah · Case report. Bladder exstrophy associated with complete urethral duplication: Bladder can be augmented with dorsal urethral mucosa. J.E. Mensaha,∗. , K.N. Ampadua, M.Y. Kyeia, B. Edusieb.

  1. Hydraulic urethral dilatation after optical internal urethrotomy ...

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    Objectives: To determine the rate of early recurrence of urethral stricture in the first six months in patients who perform hydraulic urethral dilatation(HUD) after optical internal urethrotomy (OIU) and compare the early recurrence Fate in patients who perform HUD after OIU with the recurrence rates in patients reported in the ...

  2. Anterior urethral diverticulum: A rare presentation

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    Full Text Available Congenital anomalies of the urogenital tract are the most common anomalies found in the foetus, neonates and infants, but anterior urethral valves and diverticula are rare. Here, we present a case with congenital anterior urethral diverticulum associated with patent ductus arteriosus and polydactyly.

  3. Experimental study of the wound healing after irradiation. The decalcified freeze-dried homogeneous bone grafts in the irradiated rabbit mandible

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    The author performed the following examination to investigate the effect of decalcified freeze-dried homogeneous bone grafts on the irradiated rabbit mandible. Group I : no-irradiation, bone defect only. Group II : no-irradiation, decalcified freeze-dried homogeneous bone grafts into bone defect. Group III : after irradiation, bone defect only. Group IV. : after irradiation, decalcified freeze-dried homogeneous bone grafts into bone defect. Each defect measured 6 x 3 x 5 mm was made in the inferior border of the rabbit mandible. In Group III and IV, bone defects were made 4 weeks after 36 Gy irradiation. Decalcified freeze-dried homogeneous bones were prepared in the manner described by Urist, et al. and then the crushed bone fragments were implanted into the bone defects. The rabbits were killed at 1, 2, 4, and 12 weeks postoperatively. Observation was done using H - E stain sections, labelling and microradiography. Group I showed more rapid new bone formation in the bone defects than Group II at 1 and 2 weeks postoperatively, but at 4 and 12 weeks new cortical bones were formed and there was little difference in the healing between Group I and II. In Group III and IV, new bone formation was almost never seen at 1 and 2 weeks. Group III showed thin cortical bone formation which carved into the bone marrow side, but Group IV showed the original shape and thickness of the inferior border at 12 weeks. The author thought that these results suggested the effect of the decalcified freeze-dried homogeneous bone grafts on the irradiated bones.

  4. Podophyllin induced urethral stricture in a young Nigerian male

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    2015 Pan African Urological Surgeons' Association. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Introduction. Urethral stricture is an abnormal narrowing or loss of distensi- bility due to fibrosis in the peri-urethral tissues. Common causes include gonococcal urethritis, urethral injury from instrumentation,.

  5. Dorsal buccal mucosal graft urethroplasty for anterior urethral stricture by Asopa technique. (United States)

    Pisapati, V L N Murthy; Paturi, Srimannarayana; Bethu, Suresh; Jada, Srikanth; Chilumu, Ramreddy; Devraj, Rahul; Reddy, Bhargava; Sriramoju, Vidyasagar


    Buccal mucosal graft (BMG) substitution urethroplasty has become popular in the management of intractable anterior urethral strictures with good results. Excellent long-term results have been reported by both dorsal and ventral onlay techniques. Asopa reported a successful technique for dorsal placement of BMG in long anterior urethral strictures through a ventral sagittal approach. To evaluate prospectively the results and advantages of dorsal BMG urethroplasty for recurrent anterior urethral strictures by a ventral sagittal urethrotomy approach (Asopa technique). From December 2002 to December 2007, a total of 58 men underwent dorsal BMG urethroplasty by a ventral sagittal urethrotomy approach for recurrent urethral strictures. Forty-five of these patients with a follow-up period of 12-60 mo were prospectively evaluated, and the results were analysed. The urethra was split twice at the site of the stricture both ventrally and dorsally without mobilising it from its bed, and the buccal mucosal graft was secured in the dorsal urethral defect. The urethra was then retubularised in one stage. The overall results were good (87%), with a mean follow-up period of 42 mo. Seven patients developed minor wound infection, and five patients developed fistulae. There were six recurrences (6:45, 13%) during the follow-up period of 12-60 mo. Two patients with a panurethral stricture and four with bulbar or penobulbar strictures developed recurrences and were managed by optical urethrotomy and self-dilatation. The medium-term results were as good as those reported with the dorsal urethrotomy approach. Long-term results from this and other series are awaited. More randomised trials and meta-analyses are needed to establish this technique as a procedure of choice in future. The ventral sagittal urethrotomy approach is easier to perform than the dorsal urethrotomy approach, has good results, and is especially useful in long anterior urethral strictures.

  6. Multiple Urethral Stones Causing Penile Gangrene

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    Michael J. Ramdass


    Full Text Available Penile urethral stones are a rare occurrence resulting from a number of causes including migration of stones within the urinary tract, urethral strictures, meatal stenosis, and obstructing tumours such as adenomatous metaplasia of the uroepithelium, hypospadias, urethral diverticulum, and very rarely primary fossa navicularis calculi. We report the case of a 54-year-old male presenting with penile gangrene and sepsis resulting from impaction of multiple stones within the penile urethra. This paper summarises the topic and discusses the pathophysiology of this unusual condition.

  7. Primary urethral reconstruction results in penile fracture. (United States)

    Barros, R; Silva, Mis; Antonucci, V; Schulze, L; Koifman, L; Favorito, L A


    Objective This study assessed primary urethral reconstruction results in patients with a penile fracture. Materials and methods Between January 2005 and April 2016, patients who underwent primary urethral reconstruction due to penile fracture were called for a follow-up. Epidemiological and clinical presentation data and operative findings were reviewed retrospectively. Partial urethral lesions were primarily treated with interrupted absorbable sutures over urethral catheter. In cases of complete urethral lesion, tension-free end-to-end anastomosis was performed. From the third month after surgery, all patients were interviewed using the International Prostate Symptom Score questionnaire and uroflowmetry. Retrograde urethrocystography was used in patients with urinary symptoms or altered uroflowmetry to rule out or confirm urethral stenosis. Results Of 175 patients with penile fractures, 27 (15.4%) had associated urethral injury. All patients were diagnosed with penile fracture by means of clinical history and physical examination. No subsequent examinations were conducted. Ages varied from 30 years to 58 years old (mean 39.2 years). All fractures resulted from sexual activity. Reported sexual positions were 'doggy style' position in eight cases (61.5%) and with the 'man on top' in five cases (38.4%). Ten patients (76.9%) experienced haematuria, ten (76.9%) had urethral bleeding and four (30.7%) suffered urinary retention. Unilateral and bilateral injury of the corpus cavernosum was observed in four (30.7%) and nine (69.2%) patients, respectively; partial injury was found in nine cases (69.3%) and complete urethral injury was noticed in four cases (30.7%). All cases of complete urethral injury were associated with bilateral lesion of the corpus cavernosum. Six patients who had uroflowmetry with maximum urinary flow rate below 15 ml/s and/or had IPSS above 7 underwent retrograde urethrocystogram, and this was normal in all cases, excluding the possibility of

  8. Urethral Strictures and Artificial Urinary Sphincter Placement. (United States)

    Myers, Jeremy B; Brant, William O; Hotaling, James N; Lenherr, Sara M


    Patients undergoing artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) placement often have complex medical and surgical histories, such as radical prostatectomy, endoscopic treatment of urethral strictures, previous AUS placement, and prior open urethral surgery. Urethral strictures at the bladder neck, membranous urethra, or site of a previous AUS erosion are problems that profoundly affect the timing and treatment success of AUS placement. Understanding the complexities and outcomes in this subset of patients is the only way to inform shared decision making about treatment of urinary incontinence. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. Urethral syndrome” in women

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    Sławomir Dutkiewicz


    Full Text Available A contemporary overview of knowledge is presented on the subject of the so-called urethral syndrome in women, the causes of which have yet to be clearly identified. For practical reasons, the following three forms of the syndrome have been distinguished: interstitial cystitis, the “infectious” form and the “clean” form. In women who do not show symptoms of inflammation of the reproductive organs, bacterial urethritis should be distinguished from the urethral syndrome by evaluating the symptoms, the bacteriological tests and the risk of infection.

  10. Rabbit Achilles tendon full transection model – wound healing, adhesion formation and biomechanics at 3, 6 and 12 weeks post-surgery

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    Gabriella Meier Bürgisser


    Full Text Available After tendon rupture repair, two main problems may occur: re-rupture and adhesion formation. Suitable non-murine animal models are needed to study the healing tendon in terms of biomechanical properties and extent of adhesion formation. In this study 24 New Zealand White rabbits received a full transection of the Achilles tendon 2 cm above the calcaneus, sutured with a 4-strand Becker suture. Post-surgical analysis was performed at 3, 6 and 12 weeks. In the 6-week group, animals received a cast either in a 180 deg stretched position during 6 weeks (adhesion provoking immobilization, or were re-casted with a 150 deg position after 3 weeks (adhesion inhibiting immobilization, while in the other groups (3 and 12 weeks a 180 deg position cast was applied for 3 weeks. Adhesion extent was analyzed by histology and ultrasound. Histopathological scoring was performed according to a method by Stoll et al. (2011, and the main biomechanical properties were assessed. Histopathological scores increased as a function of time, but did not reach values of healthy tendons after 12 weeks (only around 15 out of 20 points. Adhesion provoking immobilization led to an adhesion extent of 82.7±9.7%, while adhesion inhibiting immobilization led to 31.9±9.8% after 6 weeks. Biomechanical properties increased over time, however, they did not reach full strength nor elastic modulus at 12 weeks post-operation. Furthermore, the rabbit Achilles tendon model can be modulated in terms of adhesion formation to the surrounding tissue. It clearly shows the different healing stages in terms of histopathology and offers a suitable model regarding biomechanics because it exhibits similar biomechanics as the human flexor tendons of the hand.

  11. Rabbit Achilles tendon full transection model – wound healing, adhesion formation and biomechanics at 3, 6 and 12 weeks post-surgery (United States)

    Meier Bürgisser, Gabriella; Calcagni, Maurizio; Bachmann, Elias; Fessel, Gion; Snedeker, Jess G.; Giovanoli, Pietro


    ABSTRACT After tendon rupture repair, two main problems may occur: re-rupture and adhesion formation. Suitable non-murine animal models are needed to study the healing tendon in terms of biomechanical properties and extent of adhesion formation. In this study 24 New Zealand White rabbits received a full transection of the Achilles tendon 2 cm above the calcaneus, sutured with a 4-strand Becker suture. Post-surgical analysis was performed at 3, 6 and 12 weeks. In the 6-week group, animals received a cast either in a 180 deg stretched position during 6 weeks (adhesion provoking immobilization), or were re-casted with a 150 deg position after 3 weeks (adhesion inhibiting immobilization), while in the other groups (3 and 12 weeks) a 180 deg position cast was applied for 3 weeks. Adhesion extent was analyzed by histology and ultrasound. Histopathological scoring was performed according to a method by Stoll et al. (2011), and the main biomechanical properties were assessed. Histopathological scores increased as a function of time, but did not reach values of healthy tendons after 12 weeks (only around 15 out of 20 points). Adhesion provoking immobilization led to an adhesion extent of 82.7±9.7%, while adhesion inhibiting immobilization led to 31.9±9.8% after 6 weeks. Biomechanical properties increased over time, however, they did not reach full strength nor elastic modulus at 12 weeks post-operation. Furthermore, the rabbit Achilles tendon model can be modulated in terms of adhesion formation to the surrounding tissue. It clearly shows the different healing stages in terms of histopathology and offers a suitable model regarding biomechanics because it exhibits similar biomechanics as the human flexor tendons of the hand. PMID:27635037

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    Aug 10, 2004 ... urinary catheter drainage, with no pedal oedema. There ... In patients with posterior urethral valves (PUV), severe unilateral vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is one ... evaluation of urinary tract infection (UTI), voiding dysfunction, or ...

  13. Acute urethritis caused by Neisseria meningitidis. (United States)

    Kanemitsu, Noriyuki; Hayashi, Issei; Satoh, Nodoka; Hayakawa, Takahiro; Mitsuya, Hideo; Hayase, Yosimasa; Hiramoto, Ken; Kojima, Munekado


    A 48-year-old heterosexual Japanese man visited the outpatient clinic of Nagoya Urology Hospital, complaining of burning pain at voiding and pus discharge from the urethral orifice. These symptoms appeared the day following oral-genital contact (fellatio) with a commercial sex worker. On the basis of the presumptive clinical diagnosis of gonorrhea because of the microscopic detection of diplococci in the urethral discharge, he was treated with levofloxacin (300 mg per day) for 7 days. His symptoms responded quickly and urinalysis taken 7 days later was normal. Microbiological examinations isolated Neisseria meningitidis in the urethral discharge by culture with the use of enzymatic profiles. Further prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) through oral-genital contact would lead to an increase in meningococcal urethritis.

  14. Traumatic posterior urethral fistula to hip joint following gunshot injury: a case report

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    Rezaee Ahmad


    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Urinary system fistula to the hip joint is a rare complication. We report a case of delayed posterior urethral fistula to the hip joint following penetrating gunshot wound injury. Case presentation A 37-year-old Iranian Balochi male was shot with a firearm in the superior part of his right pelvis. He underwent primary closure on the same day. Ten months later, he developed urinary retention. He underwent retrograde urethrography and antegrade cystography which showed a stricture measuring 5 cm in length. There was also a history of progressive pain in the right hip joint accompanied by low grade fever which started 2 months after the initial injury. Hip X-ray showed evidence of an acetabular cavity and femoral head destruction diagnostic of complicated septic arthritis. The patient subsequently underwent reconstructive surgery for the urethral stricture and urethral fistula via a transperineal approach followed by total hip arthroplasty. Conclusion Hip joint contamination with urine following a urethro-acetabular fistula can lead to severe and disabling complications such as septic arthritis. We recommend that every clinician should keep these fistulas in mind as a complication of penetrating urethral injury and every attempt should be made for their early diagnosis and prompt treatment.

  15. Current management of urethral stricture disease

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    Thomas G Smith


    Conclusions: Progress is being made toward consistent terminology, and nomenclature which will, in turn, help to standardize treatment within the field of urology. Treatment for urethral stricture and stenosis remains inconsistent between reconstructive and nonreconstructive urologists due to varying treatment algorithms and approaches to disease management. Tissue engineering appears to be future for reconstructive urethral surgery with reports demonstrating feasibility in the use of different tissue substitutes and grafts.

  16. Transperineal Ultrasonographic findings of female urethral diverticulum

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    Cho, Jin Han; Koo, Bong Sik; Nam, Ki Dong; Choi, Jong Cheol; Park, Byeong Ho; Nam, Kyung Jin; Kweon, Heon Young [Dong-A University College of Medicine, Pusan (Korea, Republic of)


    The purpose of the study was to explore the role of sonography for women with a suspected urethral diverticulum and to evaluate the transperineal ultrasonographic findings of female urethral diverticulum. Eight women (mean age, 44 years) who presented with urethral symptoms and clinically suspected urethral diverticula underwent transperineal ultrasonography; sagittal and coronal images were obtained. Sonography was done with either a 7-5 MHz curved array transducer or 10-5 MHz linear transducer, placed on the perineum at the level of the urethra. Ultrasonograms were assessed for the presence, size, location, shape, echogenicity, and septum. Five patients underwent voiding cystourethrography (VCUG). Results of the sonograms and VCUGs were compared with each other and with surgical findings. Longitudinally, all lesions were located in a middle third of the urethra. In axial plane, 4 diverticula wrapped around 50-100% of the urethra. 3 cases located posteriorly, and 1 case laterally. Seven diverticula contained echogenic debris. Three cases have septa in the diverticulum. The outer margin of the diverticula was smooth in 2 patients and was lobulated in 6 patients. In 3 of 5 cases who underwent VCUG, diverticula were filled with contrast, and appeared to be smaller than those of ultrasonography. In addition, all were single diverticulum in VCUG. Most urethral diverticulum were located in a middle third of the urethra, wrapped around the urethra or round posteriorly. Many cases appear unilocular or multilocular with echogenic debris. Transperineal ultrasonography is easy to operate and accurate for showing urethral diverticulum, and it may be useful for diagnosing this group of women with urethral symptoms and suspected urethral diverticulum. It provides information on the extent and location of the diverticulum, which are important in surgical excision.

  17. Total bladder and posterior urethral reconstruction: salvage technique for defunctionalized bladder with recalcitrant posterior urethral stenosis. (United States)

    Patil, Mukul B; Hannoun, Donald; Reyblat, Polina; Boyd, Stuart D


    Recalcitrant posterior urethral stenosis is a challenging disease. When combined with a defunctionalized bladder, cutaneous urinary diversion is the most common surgical option. We present a novel technique of total lower urinary tract reconstruction, combining salvage cystectomy, ileal neobladder formation and urethral pull-through, as an orthotopic alternative in patients with a defunctionalized bladder and recalcitrant posterior urethral stenosis. We completed a retrospective review of 8 patients who underwent salvage cystectomy, orthotopic ileal neobladder formation and urethral pull-through. Artificial urinary sphincter placement was performed in a staged fashion. Six patients received prostate cancer treatment including radiation therapy, 1 had urethral disruption after robotic radical prostatectomy, and 1 experienced bladder rupture and urethral distraction injury during a motorcycle accident. Patient demographics, operative variables and postoperative outcomes were examined. No high grade complications were observed after salvage cystectomy, orthotopic neobladder formation and urethral pull-through. After staged artificial urinary sphincter placement, a median of 2 revision surgeries (range 0 to 4) was required to establish social continence. All patients maintained functional urinary storage, urethral patency and social continence at a median followup of 58 months. No patient had complications related to orthotopic neobladder formation, including ureteroileal anastomotic stricture or pyelonephritis, and no patient required cutaneous diversion. Total lower urinary tract reconstruction with cystectomy, ileal neobladder formation and urethral pull-through offers an orthotopic alternative for patients with recalcitrant posterior urethral stenosis and defunctionalized bladders. Although it requires staged placement of an artificial urinary sphincter, this approach can offer functional urinary storage, durable urethral patency and avoidance of cutaneous urinary

  18. Chlamydia trachomatis in non-specific urethritis. (United States)

    Terho, P


    Chlamydia trachomatis was isolated from 58.5% of 159 patients with non-specific urethritis (NSU) using irradiated McCoy cell cultures. Patients with persistent Chlamydia-positive NSU remained Chlamydia-positive each time they were examined before treatment and patients with Chlamydia-negative NSU remained Chlamydia-negative during the course of the illness. Neither the duration of symptoms of urethritis nor a history of previous urethritis affected the chlamydial isolation rate significantly. Of 40 patients with severe discharge 30 (75%) harboured C. trachomatis. One-third of the Chlamydia-positive patients had a severe urethral discharge, while this was present in only 15% of Chlamydia-negative patients. Complications--such as conjunctivitis, arthritis, and epididymitis--were more severe in men with Chlamdia-positive NSU than in those with Chlamydia-negative NSU. Of 64 men matched for sexual promiscuity but without urethritis, none harboured C. trachomatis in his urethra. This differs significantly (P less than 0.001) when compared with patients with NSU. C. trachomatis was isolated from the urogenital tract in 24 (42%) out of 57 female sexual contacts of patients with NSU. The presence of C. trachomatis in the women correlated significantly (P less than 0.001) with the isolation of the agent from their male contacts. These findings give further evidence for the aetiological role of C. trachomatis in non-specific urethritis and its sexual transmission. PMID:678958

  19. Radiological findings of congenital urethral valves

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    Yeon, Kyung Mo; Kook, Shin Ho [Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)


    Congenital urethral valve is the common cause of hydronephrosis in newborn infants and the most common cause of bladder outlet obstruction in male children. We reviewed and analysed radiological findings and associated anomalies of 16 cases of congenital urethral valve which were examined during the period from January 1985 to December 1989. The most frequent age was under one year old (56%). The main symptoms were urinary dribbing (37.5%), weak stream (25%) and urinary frequency and incontinence (25%). Anterior urethral valve (AUV) was 5 cases (31%) and posterior urethral valve (PUV) was 11 cases(69%), in which 10 cases were Type I and one case was Type III. Bladder wall thickening was seen in all cases and its severity was partly correlated with the degree of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). VUR was observed in 12 cases (75%), and relatively severe in older age group. The degree of VUR was milder in AUV than PUV. Hydronephrosis was more severe in PUV than in anterior one, and its degree was correlated with the severity of VUR. Associated anomalies were ectopic urethral opening (2 cases), PDA (1 case), congenital megacolon (1 case) and patent urachus (1 case) in PUV. So early diagnosis and treatment of congenital urethral valve is essential to the prevention of renal damage.

  20. Difficult management of posterior urethra gunshot wound combined with urethro-rectal fistula

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    Walid Kerkeni


    Full Text Available Posterior urethra gunshot wounds are poorly described in the literature. They are often associated with pelvic vital lesions making difficult early repair of urethral injuries. They can be complicated by urethro-rectal fistula, which makes their management more complicated. We report a new case of posterior urethra disruption due to a gunshot wound and complicated by urethro-rectal fistula.

  1. Difficult management of posterior urethra gunshot wound combined with urethro-rectal fistula


    Kerkeni, Walid; Saadi, Ahmed; Rebai, Mohamed Hédi; Bouzouita, Abderrazak; Cherif, Mohamed; Derouiche, Amine; Khalfallah, Tahar; Ben Slama, Mohamed Riadh; Chebil, Mohamed


    Posterior urethra gunshot wounds are poorly described in the literature. They are often associated with pelvic vital lesions making difficult early repair of urethral injuries. They can be complicated by urethro-rectal fistula, which makes their management more complicated. We report a new case of posterior urethra disruption due to a gunshot wound and complicated by urethro-rectal fistula.

  2. Evaluation of lymphatic regeneration in rat incisional wound healing ...

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    Nevine M.F. El Deeb


    Jun 20, 2014 ... Abstract Objective: During the wound healing process, lymphatic regeneration in the injured skin has not been fully ... Material and methods: We studied the regeneration of lymphatic vessels in the rat skin incisional wounds (sutured ... lymphatic vessels sprouting in experimental rabbit ear wounds.9The ...

  3. Effect of apple cider vinegar on the healing of experimentally–induced wounds infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa


    A. H. Alawi; T. S. Ali; S. Y. Al Dabbagh


    Standard wounds were made in the backs of 18 rabbits. The rabbits were then divided into 6 equal groups. Rabbits of group (1), constituted a control group and their wounds were treated with physiological saline solution. In group (2), the wounds were treated with Cefotaxime at a concentration of 500 mg. Wounds of the third, fourth, and fifth groups were treated with 5%, 3.75%, and 2.5% apple cider vinegar respectively. Wounds of the sixth groups of rabbits were treated with a combination of e...

  4. Urethralism concomitant with amphetamine abuse

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    Bang-Ping Jiann


    Full Text Available Urethralism is a paraphilia disorder in which a person exhibits the habitual self-insertion of a foreign body into the urethra to achieve sexual gratification. We report a patient who habitually inserted a foreign body into his urethra and abused amphetamines to cope with stress. A 48-year-old man presented at the emergency room because of urine leakage from the penile base. Prior to this incident, he had been admitted to hospital 10 times from 2000 to 2005 for the removal of foreign bodies from the lower urinary tract. The patient also reported repeatedly inhaling a high dose of amphetamine to reach a “high” status prior to inserting a foreign body into his urethra. After the successful removal of the foreign bodies, the patient was referred to a psychiatrist for management in coping with stress and illicit drug withdrawal. Psychiatric support and treatment appeared to have a beneficial effect on his sexual behavior. In the management of a case involving recurrent insertion of a foreign body into the lower urinary tract, clinicians should enquire about a history of drug abuse and consult the psychiatry department regarding stress management and drug abstinence.

  5. In-vivo laser induced urethral stricture animal model for investigating the potential of LDR-brachytherapy (United States)

    Sroka, Ronald; Lellig, Katja; Bader, Markus; Stief, Christian; Weidlich, Patrick; Wechsel, G.; Assmann, Walter; Becker, R.; Fedorova, O.; Khoder, Wael


    Purpose: Treatment of urethral strictures is a major challenge in urology. For investigation of different treatment methods an animal model was developed by reproducible induction of urethral strictures in rabbits to mimic the human clinical situation. By means of this model the potential of endoluminal LDR brachytherapy using β-irradiation as prophylaxis of recurrent urethral strictures investigated. Material and Methods: A circumferential urethral stricture was induced by energy deposition using laser light application (wavelength λ=1470 nm, 10 W, 10 s, applied energy 100 J) in the posterior urethra of anaesthetized New Zealand White male rabbits. The radial light emitting fiber was introduced by means of a children resectoscope (14F). The grade of urethral stricture was evaluated in 18 rabbits using videourethroscopy and urethrography at day 28 after stricture induction. An innovative catheter was developed based on a β-irradiation emitting foil containing 32P, which was wrapped around the application system. Two main groups (each n=18) were separated. The "internal urethrotomy group" received after 28days of stricture induction immediately after surgical urethrotomy of the stricture the radioactive catheter for one week in a randomized, controlled and blinded manner. There were 3 subgroups with 6 animals each receiving 0 Gy, 15 Gy and 30 Gy. In contrast animals from the "De Nuovo group" received directly after the stricture induction (day 0) the radioactive catheter also for the duration of one week divided into the same dose subgroups. In order to determine the radiation tolerance of the urethral mucosa, additional animals without any stricture induction received a radioactive catheter applying a total dose of 30 Gy (n=2) and 15 Gy (n=1). Cystourethrography and endoscopic examination of urethra were performed on all operation days for monitoring treatment progress. Based on these investigation a classification of the stricture size was performed and

  6. Urethral and penile war injuries: The experience from civil violence in Iraq (United States)

    Al-Azzawi, Issam S.; Koraitim, Mamdouh M.


    Objective To determine the incidence, mechanism of injury, wounding pattern and surgical management of urethral and penile injuries sustained in civil violence during the Iraq war. Patients and methods In all, 2800 casualties with penetrating trauma to the abdomen and pelvis were received at the Al-Yarmouk Hospital, Baghdad, from January 2004 to June 2008. Of these casualties 504 (18%) had genitourinary trauma, including 45 (8.9%) with urethral and/or penile injuries. Results Of 45 patients, 29 (64%) were civilians and 16 (36%) were Iraqi military personnel. The injury was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) in 25 (56%) patients and by individual firearms in 20 (44%). Of the patients, 24 had penile injuries, 15 had an injury to the bulbar urethra and six had an injury to the posterior urethra. Anterior urethral injuries were managed by primary repair, while posterior urethral injuries were managed by primary realignment in five patients and by a suprapubic cystostomy alone in one. An associated injury to major blood vessels was the cause of death in eight of nine patients who died soon after surgery (P < 0.001). Conclusion Urethral and penile injuries were caused by IEDs and individual firearms with a similar frequency. Most of the casualties were civilians and a minority were military personnel. Injuries to the anterior urethra can be managed by primary repair, while injuries to the posterior urethra can be managed by primary realignment. An associated trauma to major blood vessels was the leading cause of death in these casualties. PMID:26019940

  7. Urethral pressure reflectometry in women with pelvic organ prolapse

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    Khayyami, Yasmine; Lose, Gunnar; Klarskov, Niels


    INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The mechanism of continence in women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) before and after surgery remains unknown. Urethral pressure reflectometry (UPR) separates women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) from continent women by measuring urethral opening pressure...

  8. Minimally invasive surgical approach to treat posterior urethral diverticulum (United States)

    Alsowayan, Ossamah; Almodhen, Fayez; Alshammari, Ahmed


    Urethral diverticulum is a localized saccular or fusiform out-pouching of the urethra. It may occur at any point along the urethra in both male and females. Male urethral diverticulum is rare, and could be either congenital or acquired, anterior or posterior. The mainstay treatment of posterior urethral diverticulum (PUD) is the open surgical approach. Here we discuss our minimally invasive surgical approach (MIS) in managing posterior urethral diverticulum. PMID:25834967

  9. Minimally invasive surgical approach to treat posterior urethral diverticulum

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    Ossamah Alsowayan


    Full Text Available Urethral diverticulum is a localized saccular or fusiform out-pouching of the urethra. It may occur at any point along the urethra in both male and females. Male urethral diverticulum is rare, and could be either congenital or acquired, anterior or posterior. The mainstay treatment of posterior urethral diverticulum (PUD is the open surgical approach. Here we discuss our minimally invasive surgical approach (MIS in managing posterior urethral diverticulum.

  10. Minimally invasive surgical approach to treat posterior urethral diverticulum


    Ossamah Alsowayan; Fayez Almodhen; Ahmed Alshammari


    Urethral diverticulum is a localized saccular or fusiform out-pouching of the urethra. It may occur at any point along the urethra in both male and females. Male urethral diverticulum is rare, and could be either congenital or acquired, anterior or posterior. The mainstay treatment of posterior urethral diverticulum (PUD) is the open surgical approach. Here we discuss our minimally invasive surgical approach (MIS) in managing posterior urethral diverticulum.

  11. The detection of microorganisms related to urethritis from the oral cavity of male patients with urethritis. (United States)

    Le, Phuong Thi; Hamasuna, Ryoichi; Matsumoto, Masahiro; Furubayashi, Keiichi; Hatanaka, Masayuki; Kawai, Shuichi; Yamaguchi, Takamasa; Uehara, Kazutaka; Murakami, Norihiko; Yoshioka, Masaru; Nakayama, Ken; Shiono, Yutaka; Muraoka, Keisuke; Suzuki, Masahiko; Fujimoto, Naohiro; Matsumoto, Tetsuro


    To investigate the presence of microorganisms related to urethritis in the oral cavity of male patients with urethritis and the efficacies of antimicrobials for urethritis on microorganisms in the oral cavity. Ninety-two male patients with urethritis and 17 male controls participated to this study at 12 urology clinics in Japan between March 2014 and March 2015. The first voided urine (FVU) and oral wash fluid (OWF) specimens were collected from the participants. The microorganisms in both FVU and OWF specimens were detected by nucleic acid amplification tests at the first and follow-up visit. The efficacies of antimicrobials were evaluated after 1-4 weeks treatment completion. In a total of 92 male patients with urethritis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma hominis, Mycoplasma genitalium, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Ureaplasma parvum, Trichomonas vaginalis and Gardnerella vaginalis were detected from OWF specimens of 12%, 3%, 9%, 0%, 12%, 3%, 3% and 15% patients, respectively. From control males, no microorganism was detected from OWF specimens. Among 46 patients who could be evaluated for antimicrobial efficacies at the follow-up visit, 5 in FVU specimens failed by azithromycin (AZM), and 10 failed in OWF specimens (7 by AZM, 2 by tetracycline, 1 by spectinomycin; p = 0.002). Especially, a high prevalence of G. vaginalis remained positive after treatment for urethritis in the oral cavity. Microorganisms related to urethritis were detected in the oral cavity of male patients with urethritis. Antimicrobials that focused on urethritis, especially AZM regimen seem to be less effective for microorganisms in the oral cavity. Copyright © 2017 Japanese Society of Chemotherapy and The Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Urethral catheterization:The need for adequate undergraduate ...

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    E.V. Ezenwa


    Dec 26, 2016 ... The component of the questionnaire included questions on knowledge of urethral catheterization procedure and ... Table 1. Response to questions on the steps of the procedure. Steps of the procedure assessed ... In a polish study [4], 32.9% of urethral trauma was associated with urethral catheterization, ...

  13. Childhood urethral mucosa prolapse in Port Harcourt, Nigeria: An 11 ...

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    Background: Childhood urethral mucosal prolapse occurs in girls between the ages of six months and eight years. It can be associated with significant morbidity with resultant urethral loss especially with poor management. Objectives: To review our experiences of managing urethral mucosal prolapse in children over an ...

  14. 21 CFR 876.4590 - Interlocking urethral sound. (United States)


    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Interlocking urethral sound. 876.4590 Section 876...) MEDICAL DEVICES GASTROENTEROLOGY-UROLOGY DEVICES Surgical Devices § 876.4590 Interlocking urethral sound. (a) Identification. An interlocking urethral sound is a device that consists of two metal sounds...

  15. Post-TURP obliterative urethral stricture: Unusual treatment and ...

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    [8] Shanberg A, Bagholassarian R, Tansey L, Sawyer D. KTP 532. Laser in the treatment of urethral strictures. Urology 1988;32: 517–20. [9] Dogra PN, Nabi G. Core-through urethrotomy using the Neodymium: YAG laser for obliterative urethral strictures after traumatic urethral disruption and/or distraction defects: long-term ...


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    Urine diversion was done via suprapubic cystostomy. The patient was scheduled for excision of the diverticulum and urethroplasty. Unfortunately he has not yet reported for definitive treatment due to financial reasons. DISCUSSION. By classification, urethral diverticula may ei- ther be congenital or acquired. Most cases are.

  17. Incomplete urethral duplication in an adult male.

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    Davis, N F


    Urethral duplication is a rare congenital anomaly with less than 200 cases reported. It predominantly occurs in males and is nearly always diagnosed in childhood or adolescence. It is defined as a complete second passage from the bladder to the dorsum of the penis or as an accessory pathway that ends blindly on the dorsal or ventral surface.


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    tients (90%) had no evidence of recurrent stric- ture. Randomized studies comparing the dorsal and ventral approaches for buccal mucosa graft urethroplasty have not been published so far. Andrich et al.9 treated 71 patients with bul- bar urethral strictures with buccal mucosa patch urethroplasty. The approach was dorsal.

  19. Male Urethral Diverticulum Having Multiple Stones

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    The patients are counseled regarding decompression of the UD by external manual urethral pressure following the act of micturition and precaution to prevent urinary tract infection. Complicated diverticula invariably require surgical intervention that can be open or endoscopic. Endoscopic deroofing of the diverticular sac, ...

  20. Surgical Repair of Mid-shaft Hypospadias Using a Transverse Preputial Island Flap and Pedicled Dartos Flap Around Urethral Orifice. (United States)

    Liang, Weiqiang; Ji, Chenyang; Chen, Yuhong; Zhang, Ganling; Zhang, Jiaqi; Yao, Yuanyuan; Zhang, Jinming


    To evaluate the effects, particularly the incidence of anastomotic fistula, of a pedicled dartos flap around the urethral orifice in the treatment of urethroplasty of mid-shaft hypospadias. A total of 46 cases of congenital mid-shaft hypospadias were included in this study. The patients ranged in age from 0.7 to 25.4 years and the average was 5.8 years. The patients received penis chordee correction. A transverse preputial island flap was developed for urethral reconstruction. The proximal dartos of the urethral orifice was used to develop a pedicled dartos flap, which was transposed to cover and strengthen neourethral anastomosis. The ventral penile skin defect was repaired by another flap. The 46 patients were examined during follow-up visits for 6 months to 3 years. An anastomotic fistula was observed in one case (2.2 %). Scar healing without fistula was observed in another patient due to poor blood supply to part of the ventral penile skin. No other incidences of fistula, urethral rupture, flap necrosis, wound infections, urinary tract (meatal) stenosis, or urethral diverticulum were observed in the patients. A pedicled dartos flap around the urethral orifice can take advantage of well-vascularized local tissue to add a protective layer to the proximal aspect of the neourethral anastomosis for reducing the incidence of anastomotic fistula in mid-shaft hypospadias repair using a transverse preputial island flap. This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors .

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    ... wound care center; Diabetic ulcer - wound care center; Surgical wound - wound center; Ischemic ulcer - wound center ... types of non-healing wounds include: Pressure sores Surgical wounds Radiation sores Foot ulcers due to diabetes , poor ...

  2. Puncture Wounds (United States)

    ... particles of which can get trapped in the wound. Treatment A puncture wound must be cleaned properly and ... play a crucial role in preventing them. Puncture Wounds: What You Should Do Seek treatment right away. Get a tetanus shot if needed ( ...

  3. Predictors for success of internal urethrotomy in patients with urethral contracture following perineal repair of pelvic fracture urethral injuries. (United States)

    Hong, Young-Kwon; Choi, Kyung-Hwa; Lee, Young-Tae; Lee, Seung-Ryeol


    Internal urethrotomy (IU) in patients with urethral contracture following perineal repair of pelvic fracture urethral injuries (PRPFUI) is troublesome. We evaluated the clinical factors affecting the surgical outcome of IU for urethral contracture after PRPFUI. We retrospectively reviewed the records of 35 patients who underwent IU for urethral contracture after PRPFUI between March 2004 and June 2013. Ages of patients ranged from 18 to 50, and their follow-up duration was more than 1year after IU. The urethral contracture was confirmed by retrograde urethrogram or cysto-urethroscopy. Success was defined as greater than 15mL/s of peak urinary flow rate at 1year after IU without any clinical evidence of urethral contracture. Success rates were investigated according to the number of IU. Age, body mass index, urethral defect length before PRPFUI, time interval between the original urethral injury and the PRPFUI or between a previous operation and the PRPFUI, time interval between the PRPFUI and the urethral contracture, number of PRPFUI performed, and the type of urethral lengthening procedure were compared between patients with and without success according to the number of IU. Among the 35 patients, the overall success rate of IU was 37% (13/35) during the mean follow-up period of 53 months (range: 17-148 months). There were 8 and 5 patients with success in first and second IU, respectively. However, there was no success after third IU. Urethral defect length before PRPFUI was significantly shorter in patients with success who underwent first and second IU (psuccess between patients with and without previous repeated failures of PRPFUI in first and second IU (p<0.05). Short urethral defect length and no previous surgical failures before PRPFUI are good prognostic factors for IU following PRPFUI. Only one or two IUs will be helpful in patients with urethral contracture following PRPFUI. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. EAU guidelines on primary urethral carcinoma. (United States)

    Gakis, Georgios; Witjes, J Alfred; Compérat, Eva; Cowan, Nigel C; De Santis, Maria; Lebret, Thierry; Ribal, Maria J; Sherif, Amir M


    The European Association of Urology (EAU) Guidelines Group on Muscle-Invasive and Metastatic Bladder Cancer prepared these guidelines to deliver current evidence-based information on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with primary urethral carcinoma (UC). To review the current literature on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with primary UC and assess its level of scientific evidence. A systematic literature search was performed to identify studies reporting urethral malignancies. Medline was searched using the controlled vocabulary of the Medical Subject Headings database, along with a free-text protocol. Primary UC is considered a rare cancer, accounting for guidelines document on primary UC is the first publication on this topic by the EAU. It aims to increase awareness in the urologic community and provide scientific transparency to improve outcomes of this rare urogenital malignancy. Copyright © 2013 European Association of Urology. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. [Urethral reconstruction using buccal mucosa transplants]. (United States)

    Engel, O; Ahyai, S; Rink, M; Eichelberg, C; Dahlem, R; Fisch, M


    Buccal mucosa is the ideal material for urethral reconstruction because it is easy to harvest, is accustomed to permanent moisture and can be used at any location in the urethra. Stricture length and local conditions of the urethra have to be considered to decide which technique is required to reconstruct the urethra. Open urethroplasty with buccal mucosa has a success rate over 85% and should be used after unsuccessful internal urethrotomy and primarily in longer strictures.

  6. Pediatric pelvic fracture urethral distraction defect causing complete urethrovaginal avulsion. (United States)

    Singh, Ritesh Kumar; Kaushal, Devashish; Khattar, Nikhil; Nayyar, Rishi; Manasa, T; Sood, Rajeev


    Pelvic fracture with urethral injury in girls is an uncommon entity that is usually associated with concomitant vaginal lacerations. Management options vary from immediate exploration and urethral anastomosis to delayed urethroplasty. We report our experience of managing a 10-year old girl presenting 6 months after a pelvic fracture with urethrovaginal injury and a completely obliterated urethral meatus managed successfully with a single-stage bladder tube repair.

  7. Polypoidal Intestinal Metaplasia and Dysplasia of the External Urethral Meatus

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    Mary Mathew


    Full Text Available Urethral mucosa with intestinal metaplasia and dysplasia is a rare occurrence. To date only a single case has been reported in a male with long-standing urethral stricture. We present a 33-year-old female with polypoid intestinal metaplasia and dysplasia of the external urethral meatus in the absence of an inciting factor. Intestinal metaplasia of the urethral mucosa may undergo dysplasia, emphasizing the necessity of a high degree of clinical suspicion and vigilant pathological examination of these lesions.

  8. [Acute urethritis caused by Neisseria meningitidis and Chlamydia trachomatis]. (United States)

    Yagihashi, Yusuke; Kawase, Norio; Kurita, Izumi; Fukuzawa, Shigeki


    A 16-year-old heterosexual man presented to our hospital with a purulent urethral discharge and pain at voiding. These symptoms began seven days after oral-genital contact (fellatio) with his partner. A Gram-stained smear from the urethral discharge showed Gram-negative diplococci, and the antigen of Chlamydia trachomatis from urine was positive. We initially made a diagnosis of urethritis caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae and C. trachomatis. However, N. meningitidis was isolated by culture. Clinicians should pay attention to the possibility of N. meningitidis infection in all cases resembling gonococcal urethritis.

  9. The urethral closure function in continent and stress urinary incontinent women assessed by urethral pressure reflectometry. (United States)

    Saaby, Marie-Louise


    Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) occurs when the bladder pressure exceeds the urethral pressure in connection with physical effort or exertion or when sneezing or coughing and depends both on the strength of the urethral closure function and the abdominal pressure to which it is subjected. The urethral closure function in continent women and the dysfunction causing SUI are not known in details. The currently accepted view is based on the concept of a sphincteric unit and a support system. Our incomplete knowledge relates to the complexity of the closure apparatus and to inadequate assessment methods which so far have not provided robust urodynamic diagnostic tools, severity measures, or parameters to assess outcome after intervention. Urethral Pressure Reflectometry (UPR) is a novel method that measures the urethral pressure and cross-sectional area (by use of sound waves) simultaneously. The technique involves insertion of only a small, light and flexible polyurethane bag in the urethra and therefore avoids the common artifacts encountered with conventional methods. The UPR parameters can be obtained at a specific site of the urethra, e.g. the high pressure zone, and during various circumstances, i.e. resting and squeezing. During the study period, we advanced the UPR technique to enable faster measurement (within 7 seconds by the continuous technique) which allowed assessment during increased intra-abdominal pressure induced by physical straining. We investigated the urethral closure function in continent and SUI women during resting and straining by the "fast" UPR technique. Thereby new promising urethral parameters were provided that allowed characterization of the closure function based on the permanent closure forces (primarily generated by the sphincteric unit, measured by the Po-rest) and the adjunctive closure forces (primarily generated by the support system, measured by the abdominal to urethral pressure impact ratio (APIR)). The new parameters enabled

  10. Congenital anterior urethral valves and diverticula: Diagnosis and ...

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    The present study highlights the clinical approach in identifying the condition and its treatment options, especially for those, presenting with urethral diverticula. Materials and Methods: We have studied children with congenital anterior urethral valves and diverticula. Six patients of AUVs with diverticula were admitted during ...

  11. A rare case of congenital Y-type urethral duplication

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    Charu Tiwari


    Full Text Available Duplication of urethra is a rare congenital anomaly. We report a case of Y-type of urethral duplication with the accessory urethra arising from posterior urethra and opening in the perineum. The orthotopic urethra was normal. The accessory urethral tract was cored, transfixed and divided. At 1 year of follow-up, the patient has no urinary complaints

  12. Female Urethral Anomalies in Pediatric Age Group: Uncovered ...

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    Female urethral anomalies such as epispadias and hypospadias have been rarely reported in the literature. Clinical diagnosis of female urethral anomalies is significant for management. Diagnosis may be missed leading to mismanagement of the clinical condition. Herein, we report a case of female epispadias and ...

  13. Acquired Urethral Diverticulum Following Hypospadias Repair: A Case Report

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    Onur Dede


    Full Text Available Summary: Urethral diverticulum is a rare condition in men. Patients often presented with voiding symptoms and mass with related urethra. In this study, diverticula did not detected after result of ultrasound, MRI and physical examination, Retrograde urethrography was performed and diverticulum and 2.5 cm stone was detected in diverticula. The exision of urethral diverticula and urethroplasty were performed.

  14. Anterior Urethral Advancement in Repair of Hypospadias: A ...

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    Background/Purpose: Anterior Urethral advancement as one stage technique for hypospadias repair was first described by. Ti – Shang Cheng in 1984. It was used for repair of distal and midpenile hypospadias. It was also used for treating secondary cases and urethral fistulae. Stricture, fistulae and ventral curvature were ...

  15. Anterior Urethral Advancement in Repair of Hypospadias: A ...

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    Background/Purpose: Anterior Urethral advancement as one stage technique for hypospadias repair was first described by Ti – Shang Cheng in 1984. It was used for repair of distal and midpenile hypospadias. It was also used for treating secondary cases and urethral fistulae. Stricture, fistulae and ventral curvature were ...

  16. Physician Knowledge and Practices of Urethral Catheterization in ...

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    We sought to find out the knowledge and practice patterns of physicians regarding urethral catheterization. Methodology: Self-administered questionnaires aimed at elucidating knowledge of the indications of urethral catheterization and precautionary measures effective against catheter-associated urinary tract infection ...

  17. A microbiological study therapy for gonococcal of failed urethritis ...

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    thritis in patients who, having received procaine penicillin plus probenicid therapy for gonococcal urethritis, returned with persistent urethral discharge. Patients and methods. A total of 75 black men were investigated during the period. July - September 1987. All patients had returned-to the. Sexually Transmitted Diseases ...

  18. Deferred endoscopic urethral realignment: Role in management of ...

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    a Department of Urology, Assiut University Hospital and School of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt b Department of Urology, Qena University Hospital and School of Medicine, Qena University, Egypt. Received 27 December ..... posterior urethral injury and early realignment using magnetic urethral catheters. J Urol.

  19. Histopathological findings in post-inflammatory urethral strictures ...

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    The predominant risk factor for recurrence of urethral stricture after surgical treatment is the extent of scarring and other related pathological findings in the affected segment of the urethra. In this study, 107 patients with post inflammatory urethral strictures aged between 23-79 years seen between 1996 and 1998 underwent ...

  20. Aetiology of Urethral Strictures at Moi Teaching and Refferal Hospital

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    process (1). Earlier studies indicated sexually transmitted diseases to be still common in the age group 15 to 50 years in developing countries. (2).This trend is reported to have changed with gonorrhea ,the historical cause of urethral stricture having been replaced by urethral instrumentation and external trauma as the most ...

  1. Urethral Stricture as seen in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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    surgery.2011;16(2). 16. Figueroa JC, Hoenig DM. Use of flexible paedriatic cystoscope in the staging and management of urethral stricture disease. J Endourol.2004; 18(1):119-21. 17. Webster GD, Koefoot RB, Sihelnik SA. Urethroplasty management in 100 cases of urethral strictures: a rationale for procedure selection.

  2. Direct vision internal urethrotomy in 459 urethral stricture patients at ...

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    Four hundred and fifty nine patients seen with simple urethral strictures between 1990 and 1998 underwent direct vision urethrotomy.. The procedure was successful in 441 patients and failed in only 18 patients. Postoperative complications included fever in 31 patients, urethral bleeding in 14 and epididymitis in 17 patients.

  3. Urethral diverticulum with massive lithiasis presenting as a scrotal mass. (United States)

    Labanaris, Apostolos P; Zugor, Vahudin; Witt, Jorn H; Nützel, Reinhold; Kühn, Reinhard


    Urethral diverticula in men are uncommon clinical entities. Their clinical manifestations include urinary tract infection, hematuria, irritative or obstructive voiding symptoms, ventral bulging and displacement of the penile shaft. Male urethral diverticulum with massive lithiasis presenting as a scrotal mass with stress urinary incontinence as the main symptom is extremely rare. Herein, we present such a case. Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  4. Urethral hemangioma: case report and review of the literature ...

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    ... from the terminal urethra (urethral hemangioma). We performed surgical resection of the tumor, along with bladder drainage. The postoperative course was simple. We update through a review of the literature aspects of the diagnostic and therapeutic care of the urethral hemangioma. Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 23 ...

  5. A descriptive study of urethral discharge among men in Fiji. (United States)

    Gaunavinaka, Lavenia; Balak, Dashika; Varman, Sumanthla; Ram, Sharan; Graham, Stephen M


    Urethral discharge is a common presentation of sexually transmitted infection (STI) in men and known pathogens include Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis. There are no published data of the burden of urethral discharge among men in Fiji. To evaluate urethral discharge among men to determine the incidence, the frequency of recurrence and reported at-risk behaviour. We conducted a retrospective, descriptive study of clinical records of all men presenting with urethral discharge to two major reproductive health clinics. Data collected included self-reported at-risk behaviours, results of abnormal syphilis serology and antibiotics prescribed. The frequency of recurrence in the following 1-2 years of initial presentation was determined along with microbiological findings from urethral swab in this group. A total of 748 males presented with urethral discharge to the clinic in one year. This represents an incidence rate of at least 295 per 100,000 adult males per year in the study population. Within the next 1-2 years of the initial presentation, 102 (14%) of these re-presented out of which 42 had urethral swab taken for etiological diagnosis. The commonest isolate was Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Results of syphilis tests were available for 560 (75%) of patients and 29 (5%) were positive. Recurrence was not associated with self-reported at-risk behaviours. The incidence of urethral discharge among males in Fiji is very high and prevention strategies are urgently needed.

  6. Post TURP obliterative urethral stricture: Unusual presentation and ...

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    A. Bhageria

    [8] ShanBerg A, Bagholassarian R, Tansey L, Sawyer D. KTP 532 laser in the treatment of urethral strictures. Urology 1988;32:517–20. [9] Dogra PN, Nabi G. Core through urethrotomy using the neodymium: YAG laser for obliterative urethral strictures after traumatic utrethral disruption and or distraction defects: long term ...

  7. Pelvic fracture urethral injuries revisited: A systematic review ...

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    Purpose: We attempted to determine the unresolved controversies about pelvic fracture urethral injuries and to present a treatment plan for this lesion. Materials and methods: A systematic review was conducted on all contemporary pelvic fracture urethral injury articles published in the last 60 years. Studies were eligible ...

  8. Pelvic fracture urethral injuries revisited: A systematic review

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    Mamdouh M. Koraitim


    Jul 12, 2011 ... Abstract Purpose: We attempted to determine the unresolved controversies about pelvic fracture urethral injuries and to present a treatment plan for this lesion. Materials and methods: A systematic review was conducted on all contemporary pelvic fracture urethral injury articles published in the last 60 years ...

  9. Histopathological findings in post-inflammatory urethral strictures ...

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    The predominant risk factor for recurrence of urethral stricture after surgical treatment is the extent of scarring and other related pathological findings in the affected segment of the urethra. In this study, 107 patients with post inflammatory urethral strictures aged between 23-79 years seen between 1996 and. 1998 underwent ...

  10. Management of Urethral Strictures After Hypospadias Repair. (United States)

    Snodgrass, Warren T; Bush, Nicol C


    Strictures of the neourethra after hypospadias surgery are more common after skin flap repairs than urethral plate or neo-plate tubularizations. The diagnosis of stricture after hypospadias repair is suspected based on symptoms of stranguria, urinary retention, and/or urinary tract infection. It is confirmed by urethroscopy during anticipated repair, without preoperative urethrography. The most common repairs for neourethra stricture after hypospadias surgery are single-stage dorsal inlay graft and 2-stage labial mucosa replacement urethroplasty. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Aetiology of male urethritis in patients recruited from a population with a high HIV prevalence

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    Sturm, P.D.J.; Moodley, P.; Khan, N.; Ebrahim, S.; Govender, K.; Connolly, C.E.; Sturm, A.W.


    The aetiology of urethritis, the significance of potential pathogens and the relation of urethritis to HIV infection were determined in 335 men (cases) with and 100 men (controls) without urethral symptoms. Urethral swab specimens were tested for different organisms by PCR or by culture for

  12. Endoscopic repair in 154 cases of urethral occlusion: the promise of guided optical urethral reconstruction. (United States)

    al-Ali, M; al-Shukry, M


    We determined whether optical urethral reconstruction, with the use of a Béniqué bougie in the proximal urethra and transrectal digital guidance, is effective for the treatment of long and severe urethral occlusions. However, with some skill the procedure can be done without the bougie for the treatment of short occlusions. During a 9-year period 154 men with complete urethral occlusion underwent core through optical urethrotomy via transrectal digital guidance, using the Béniqué bougie in 89 (58%). A total of 400 urethrotomies was performed. All lesions were in the posterior urethra except 8 in the pendulous portion. There were 64 war related injuries (41.6%). Combined voiding and retrograde urethrography was not useful to measure the length of the occlusion due to failure of proximal urethral filling. Guided optical urethral reconstruction consisted of optical urethrotomy performed with a Béniqué bougie introduced proximally through the suprapubic catheter site and into the proximal urethra with the index finger of the operator in the rectum. The same procedure was performed blindly without use of the bougie in 65 patients (42%), and in 43 with lesions shorter than 1 cm. and 4 with multiple annular lesions. We also used the blind technique successfully to reestablish 18 occlusions longer than 1 cm. For optimal epithelialization of the urethral tract we suggest leaving a silicone catheter indwelling for 3 months. No prophylactic antibiotics were given. Of the patients 54 (35%) were cured after 1 procedure, whereas the remaining 100 (65%) required 1 to 9 additional urethrotomies (mean 3). Patients with an uninstrumented urethra who were treated initially with suprapubic catheterization required 1 to 6 urethrotomies (mean 2), compared to 1 to 10 (mean 3) for those who had undergone a prior procedure. Hematuria occurred in 9% of the patients, symptomatic urinary tract infection in 7% and slight extravasation in 3.2%. One patient had stress incontinence. Our

  13. Adult Urethral Stricture Disease after Childhood Hypospadias Repair

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    Richard A. Santucci


    Full Text Available Background. Adult patients with urethral stricture after childhood hypospadias surgeries are infrequently discussed in the literature. We report our experience in treating such patients. Materials and Methods. A retrospective chart review was performed. From 2002 through 2007, nine consecutive adult patients who had current urethral stricture and had undergone childhood hypospadias surgeries were included. All adult urethral strictures were managed by a single surgeon. Results. Mean patient age was 38.9 years old. The lag time of urethral stricture presentation ranged from 25 to 57 years after primary hypospadias surgery, with an average of 36 years. Stricture length ranged from 1 to 17 cm (mean: 10.3 cm. Open graft-based urethroplasties were performed in 4/9 cases. Salvage perineal urethrostomy was performed in 2/9 cases. Another 3 cases chose to undergo repeat urethrotomy or dilatations—none of these patients was cured by such treatment. Complications included one urethrostomy stenosis and one urinary tract infection. Conclusion. Urethral stricture may occur decades after initial hypospadias surgery. It can be the most severe form of anterior urethral stricture, and may eventually require salvage treatment such as a perineal urethrostomy. Patients undergoing hypospadias surgery should receive lifelong follow-up protocol to detect latent urethral strictures.

  14. Congenital dorsal urethral diverticulum: A rare case report

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    Samir Gupta


    Full Text Available Urethral diverticulum in males can be congenital or acquired (secondry to stricture, stenosis. Congenital urethral diverticulae of male urethra are rare. Most of them occur ventral to the native urethra, arising from the cystic dilatation of the Cowper′s gland ducts. Ours is the report of urethral diverticulum, which was present on the dorsal side of the urethra, with splaying of the two corpora cavernosa and thinning of the corpus spongiosum. The diverticulum was excised and urethroplasty was done. Postoperatively there was a marked improvement in the symptoms, with good cosmesis

  15. Does penile tourniquet application alter bacterial adhesion to rat urethral cells: an in vitro study. (United States)

    Boybeyi-Turer, Ozlem; Kacmaz, Birgul; Arat, Esra; Atasoy, Pınar; Kisa, Ucler; Gunal, Yasemin Dere; Aslan, Mustafa Kemal; Soyer, Tutku


    To investigate the effects of penile tourniquet (PT) application on bacterial adhesion to urothelium. Fifty-six rats were allocated into control group (CG), sham group (SG), PT group (PTG). No intervention was applied in CG. A 5mm-length urethral repair was performed in SG and PTG. In PTG, a 10-min duration of PT was applied during the procedure and the tissue oxygenation monitor was used to adjust the same degree of ischemia in all subjects. Samples were examined for wound healing parameters and tissue levels of inflammatory markers, eNOS, e-selectin, and ICAM-1antibodies. The adhesion of Escherichia coli to urothelium was investigated with in vitro adhesion assay. Inflammation was higher and wound healing was worse in SG than CG and in PTG in comparison to CG and SG (pcaused endothelial corruption and prevented cell proliferation in cell culture. The PT application does not improve wound healing and increases bacterial adhesion molecules in penile tissue. The in vitro assays showed that PT causes severe endothelial damage and inhibits endothelial cell proliferation. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. Xenograft iterposition in female urethral diverticulum surgery. (United States)

    Tolosa Eizaguirre, Egoitz; Robles Garcia, J E; Barba Abad, J; Saiz Sansi, A; Pascual Piedrola, J I


    To describe the use collagen xenograft as adjuvant therapy in the surgical treatment of female urethral diverticulum (FUD) and to perform a bibliographic review. We performed a surgical approach to remove the diverticulum and repair the remaining dead space with a porcine collagen mesh to avoid fistulas. Monitoring is done by MRI. After two years of follow up the patient improved considerably, disappearing the previous symptoms. Follow-up MRI showed no abnormality: There was no inflammatory reaction or encapsulation of any kind. We recognize that the flap or the use of a xenograft are not always necessary, but due to its technical simplicity and effectiveness, it is an important tool for diverticulum surgery. However, more experience is needed to assess the appropriateness of this method.

  17. Eccentric circummeatal based flap with limited urethral mobilization: An easy technique for distal hypospadias repair. (United States)

    Ekinci, Saniye; Çiftçi, Arbay Özden; Karnak, İbrahim; Şenocak, Mehmet Emin


    Hypospadias is a common congenital anomaly. Over 300 techniques have been described for repairing hypospadias. Eccentric circummeatal based flap with combined limited urethral mobilization technique (ECMB-LUM) is a simple procedure to repair distal hypospadias with minimal complication rate. This study presents results of this technique, highlighting surgical pitfalls to achieve the best result. Medical records of patients with distal hypospadias operated on using the same technique between 1998 and 2011 were reviewed retrospectively. Age at surgery, position of meatus preoperatively and postoperatively, duration of urethral catheterization and hospitalization, early and late complications, previous hypospadias repairs, and secondary surgical interventions were evaluated. In the surgical technique an eccentric circummeatal based flap is outlined. The proximal part of the flap is dissected from the underlying urethra and Buck's fascia. If the flap is not long enough, the distal urethra is mobilized a few millimeters (Figure). The eccentric flap is sutured to the tip of the glans. The glans wings are approximated in the midline. A urethral catheter of 6 Fr or 8 Fr is passed and left in the bulbous urethra or the urinary bladder. Diverged limbs of corpus spongiosum are approximated on the urethra, then, the glans and skin of the penile shaft are sutured. Of the 171 consecutive patients operated on using the ECMB-LUM technique; 115 had coronal, 47 had subcoronal, and nine had glanular meatus. The mean age at surgery was 4.5 (1-17) years. Patients were hospitalized for 2.2 ± 0.7 days. Mean duration of urethral catheterization was 2.3 ± 0.5 days. All but eight patients had ECBF-LUM as primary repair. There were no early complications such as bleeding, hematoma, and wound infection. All patients voided spontaneously after catheter removal. Late complications were meatal stenosis, urethrocutaneous fistula, meatal regression, and glandular dehiscence (Table). These

  18. Multiphoton microscopic imaging of rabbit dorsal skin. (United States)

    Zhu, Xiaoqin; Xu, Yahao; Hong, Zhipeng; Chen, Jing; Zhuo, Shuangmu; Chen, Jianxin


    Rabbits are often preferred to be experimental animals during the skin research. The visualizing and understanding the full-thickness structure of rabbit skin has significance in biology, medicine, and animal husbandry. In this study, multiphoton microscopy (MPM) was employed to examine the rabbit skin on the back, which was based on second harmonic generation and two-photon excited fluorescence. High-resolution images were achieved from the fresh, unfixed, and unstained tissues, showing detailed microstructure of the skin without the administration of exogenous contrast agents. The morphology and distribution of the main components of epidermis and dermis, such as keratin, collagen fibers, elastic fibers, and hair follicles, can be distinctly identified in MPM images. Since the changes in these components are tightly related to skin diseases and wound healing, the noninvasive nature of MPM enables it become a valuable tool in skin research for detecting and monitoring. © Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  19. The effect of single oral doses of duloxetine, reboxetine, and midodrine on the urethral pressure in healthy female subjects, using urethral pressure reflectometry

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    Klarskov, Niels; Cerneus, Dirk; Sawyer, William


    AIMS: To evaluate the effect on urethral pressure of reference drugs known to reduce stress urinary incontinence symptoms by different effect size and mechanisms of action on urethral musculature under four test conditions in healthy female subjects using urethral pressure reflectometry. METHODS...

  20. Evaluating the cost of iatrogenic urethral catheterisation injuries. (United States)

    Bhatt, N R; Davis, N F; Addie, D; Flynn, R; McDermott, T E D; Manecksha, R P; Thornhill, J A


    Technique is vital to prevent urethral trauma during urethral catheterisation (UC). Education programmes are helpful but are not compulsory and safe UC remains operator dependent. Traumatic UC is associated with increased morbidity, length of stay, resource utilisation and surgical intervention. To determine the cost of iatrogenic urethral injuries managed in a tertiary referral centre over a 6-month period. A 6-month prospective study monitored iatrogenic urethral injuries secondary to traumatic UC. Included were referrals from district hospitals and inpatient consultations relating to urethral injury caused by traumatic UC. The added cost of management was estimated. Thirteen iatrogenic urethral injuries were recorded in 6 months. Management included open surgery for a ruptured bladder (n = 1), flexible cystourethroscopy (n = 10), suprapubic catherisation (n = 4), 3-way catheterisation (n = 4) and catheter re-insertion under direct vision (n = 6). The cost of acute management of these injuries was approximately €50,000 including theatre costs, ambulance transfer, hospital stay, procedural and equipment costs and short-term follow-up care. Iatrogenic injuries during UC represent a significant cost burden to the healthcare system. Training programmes should be compulsory for all healthcare professionals routinely involved in catheterisation procedures.

  1. Difficult male urethral catheterization: a review of different approaches

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    Carlos Villanueva


    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To review and compare the different methods for difficult male urethral catheterization described in selected literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A PubMed search was done with the terms "difficult", "failed", or "complications" and "urethral catheterization", "transurethral catheterization", "Foley catheter", "urethral catheter" or "filiforms and followers". All articles addressing the issue of difficult adult male urethral catheterization were included. RESULTS: Six main approaches were identified on the 14 articles included for review: 1 Passage of either a Glidewire, guide wire or filiform under direct vision; 2 Blind passage of a filiform, guide wire, Glidewire or hydrophilic catheter; 3 "The Peel-away® sheath placed on a cystoscope/resectoscope technique"; 4 "The rigid ureteroscope placed inside the 22F Foley technique"; 5 Suprapubic catheterization; and 6 "The instillation of 60 cc of saline through the catheter as it is advanced technique". CONCLUSION: There is a paucity of prospective data comparing the benefits, risks, success rates and complications of the different approaches for difficult Foley catheter placement. Our suggested approach starts with the initial attempt at urethral catheterization with an 18F coude and a 12F silicone catheter. If these fail, using a flexible cystoscope or the blind Glidewire technique are reasonable alternatives. If dilatation of a stricture is necessary, ureteric dilatators or a urethral balloon dilatator are recommended.

  2. Urethral obstruction from dislodged bladder Diverticulum stones: a case report

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    Okeke Linus I


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Secondary urethral stone although rare, commonly arises from the kidneys, bladder or are seen in patients with urethral stricture. These stones are either found in the posterior or anterior urethra and do result in acute urinary retention. We report urethral obstruction from dislodged bladder diverticulum stones. This to our knowledge is the first report from Nigeria and in English literature. Case presentation A 69 year old, male, Nigerian with clinical and radiological features of acute urinary retention, benign prostate enlargement and bladder diverticulum. He had a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP and was lost to follow up. He re-presented with retained urethral catheter of 4months duration. The catheter was removed but attempt at re-passing the catheter failed and a suprapubic cystostomy was performed. Clinical examination and plain radiograph of the penis confirmed anterior and posterior urethral stones. He had meatotomy and antegrade manual stone extraction with no urethra injury. Conclusions Urethral obstruction can result from inadequate treatment of patient with benign prostate enlargement and bladder diverticulum stones. Surgeons in resource limited environment should be conversant with transurethral resection of the prostate and cystolithotripsy or open prostatectomy and diverticulectomy.

  3. Transurethral resection of fibrotic scar tissue combined with temporary urethral stent placement for patients with in anterior urethral stricture

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    Cheol Yong Yoon


    Full Text Available Introduction Fibrotic scar formation is a main cause of recurrent urethral stricture after initial management with direct vision internal urethrotomy (DVIU. In the present study, we devised a new technique of combined the transurethral resection of fibrotic scar tissue and temporary urethral stenting, using a thermo-expandable urethral stent (MemokathTM 044TW in patients with anterior urethral stricture. Materials and Methods As a first step, multiple incisions were made around stricture site with cold-cutting knife and Collins knife electrode to release a stricture band. Fibrotic tissue was then resected with a 13Fr pediatric resectoscope before deployment of a MemokathTM 044TW stent (40 – 60mm on a pre-mounted sheath using 0° cystoscopy. Stents were removed within 12 months after initial placement. Results We performed this technique on 11 consecutive patients with initial (n = 4 and recurrent (n = 7 anterior urethral stricture (April 2009 – February 2013. At 18.9 months of mean follow-up (12-34 months, mean Qmax (7.8±3.9ml/sec vs 16.8 ± 4.8ml/sec, p < 0.001, IPSS (20.7 vs 12.5, p = 0.001 , and QoL score (4.7 vs 2.2, p < 0.001 were significantly improved. There were no significant procedure-related complications except two cases of tissue ingrowth at the edge of stent, which were amenable by transurethral resection. In 7 patients, an average 1.4 times (1-5 times of palliative urethral dilatation was carried out and no patients underwent open surgical urethroplasty during the follow-up period. Conclusion Combined transurethral resection and temporary urethral stenting is a effective therapeutic option for anterior urethral stricture. Further investigations to determine the long-term effects, and safety profile of this new technique are warranted.

  4. Bacterial Wound Culture (United States)

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  5. Wound Healing and Care (United States)

    ... Arrhythmias Abuse Love and Romance Understanding Other People Wound Healing and Care KidsHealth > For Teens > Wound Healing ... stitches or a hospital stay? Different Types of Wounds Most of us think of wounds happening because ...

  6. SIU/ICUD Consultation on Urethral Strictures: Dilation, internal urethrotomy, and stenting of male anterior urethral strictures. (United States)

    Buckley, Jill C; Heyns, Chris; Gilling, Peter; Carney, Jeff


    Male urethral stricture is one of the oldest known urologic diseases, and continues to be a common and challenging urologic condition. Our objective was to review all contemporary and historial articles on the topic of dilation, internal urethrotomy, and stenting of male anterior urethral strictures. An extensive review of the scientific literature concerning anterior urethral urethrotomy/dilation/stenting was performed. Articles were included that met the criteria set by the International Consultation on Urological Diseases (ICUD) urethral strictures committee and were classified by level of evidence using the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine criteria adapted from the work of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research as modified for use in previous ICUD projects. Using criteria set forth by the ICUD, a committee of international experts in urethral stricture disease reviewed the literature and created a consensus statement incorporating levels of evidence and expert opinion in regard to dilation, internal urethrotomy, and stenting of male anterior urethral strictures. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Endoscopic removal of a proximal urethral stent using a holmium laser: Case report and literature review

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    Francisco Botelho


    Full Text Available Urethral stents were initially developed for the management of urethral strictures and obstructive voiding disorders in select patients. Urethral stent complications are common and may require stent explantation, which is often quite challenging. We present our experience with endoscopic removal of an encrusted UroLume proximal urethral stent in a 72-year-old male using a holmium laser. The literature on various management options and outcomes for urethral stent removal is reviewed. Endoscopic removal of proximal urethral stents is feasible and safe and should be considered as the primary treatment option in patients requiring stent extraction.

  8. [Role of Chlamydia trachomatis in male urethritis. Analysis of 2,000 cases of male urethritis]. (United States)

    Pastorini, E; Pastorini, P; Chevallier, D; Amiel, J; Toubol, J


    A study involving of 2,000 cases of urethritis revealed the presence of Chlamydia trachomatis in 44% of patients. Following a pathophysiological review, the strongly suggestive clinical picture of infection by this microorganism is emphasized. This study stresses two precise points by dealing with: firstly, the importance of the choice of technique for demonstration of the presence of the bacteria, and its reliability; secondly, the value of bacteriological evidence of the infection in order to treat not only the patient but also the partner(s) and to subsequently confirm the treatment as being effective.

  9. [Experimental research of correlation between anatomy structure of rabbit ear and creating hypertrophic scar animal model]. (United States)

    Zhu, Gui-Ying; Xu, Bin; Cai, Jing-Long


    To observe the anatomy structure of rabbit ear and the effect of different operation methods and post-operative treatments on the formation of hypertrophic scar. The experimental animals were 25 New Zealand white rabbits. 6 pieces of full skin specimens were obtained from each of the ears in 5 rabbits for histological examination. 6 full-thickness skin wounds (d = 8 mm) were made on different sites of ventral side of each ear in the other 20 rabbits. The total number of the wounds was 240. 120 wounds in 10 rabbits were divided into 4 groups randomly to receive different treatments on day 7 postoperatively. No treatment was performed in the other 120 wounds. The wounds healing and the scar formation were observed for six months. The scars were harvested 4 weeks and 8 weeks after operation for pathologic examination and measurement of scar elevation index (SEI). Histological analysis showed that the anatomy structure was different in different sites of the rabbit ear. The best sites for creating hypertrophic scar model were on the medial margin of the middle- and inferior part of ear. The depth of the wound should reach the cartilage membrane of the ear to facilitate the formation of hypertrophic scar. The second strip crust on day 7 postoperatively enhanced the wounds healing and minimized the scar proliferation and hypertrophy. There is a close correlation between the anatomy structure of the ear and the creation of hypertrophic scar animal model. The wound site, the depth of wound and the post-operative treatment will affect the formation of hypertrophic scar. The study can help to improve the successful rate of creating hypertrophic scar animal model.

  10. The Rabbit Stream Cipher

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    Boesgaard, Martin; Vesterager, Mette; Zenner, Erik


    The stream cipher Rabbit was first presented at FSE 2003, and no attacks against it have been published until now. With a measured encryption/decryption speed of 3.7 clock cycles per byte on a Pentium III processor, Rabbit does also provide very high performance. This paper gives a concise...... description of the Rabbit design and some of the cryptanalytic results available....

  11. Incisor adjustment in rabbits. (United States)

    Brown, Cyndi


    Rabbit incisor teeth are open-rooted and, in healthy animals, grow continuously. Incisor adjustments are often necessary to maintain the health and well-being of rabbits with incisor malocclusion. This column will describe some techniques used to manage incisor malocclusion in the rabbit.

  12. Long anterior urethral stricture: Reconstruction by dorsally quilted penile skin flap

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    Mohammad Sayed Abdel-Kader


    Conclusion: Free penile skin flaps offer good results (functional and cosmetic in long anterior urethral stricture. Meticulously fashioned longitudinal, circular or spiral penile skin flaps could bridge urethral defects up to 15 cm long.

  13. Tissue Engineering for Human Urethral Reconstruction : Systematic Review of Recent Literature

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    de Kemp, Vincent; de Graaf, Petra; Fledderus, Joost O.; Bosch, JLHR; de Kort, Laetitia


    Background Techniques to treat urethral stricture and hypospadias are restricted, as substitution of the unhealthy urethra with tissue from other origins (skin, bladder or buccal mucosa) has some limitations. Therefore, alternative sources of tissue for use in urethral reconstructions are

  14. Urethral duplication: a rare cause of urinary incontinence in a female child


    Khandelwal, Atul; Gupta, Sanjay; Tiwari, Rajesh; Kumar, Vijoy; Singh, Mahendra


    Female urethral duplication is a rare congenital anomaly. We report a case of complete urethral duplication along with horseshoe kidney in a four-years-old female child presenting with incontinence since childhood.

  15. Morfometria de fibroblastos e fibrócitos durante o processo cicatricial na pele de coelhos da raça Nova Zelândia Branco tratados com calêndula Morphometry of fibroblasts and fibrocytes during wound healing in the skin of rabbits of the New Zeland White breed treated with marigold

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    Leonardo de Oliveira Pagnano


    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a capacidade cicatrizante da calêndula (Calendula officinalis L. sobre feridas cutâneas experimentais, em 15 coelhos, distribuídos em três grupos denominados: excipiente, calêndula e controle. Cada animal foi submetido à uma incisão cirúrgica de 6cm de comprimento, lateral à coluna vertebral e suturada no padrão U. Os produtos avaliados foram colocados sobre as incisões durante sete dias na quantidade de 0,1ml (loção cremosa não-iônica - grupo excipiente; tintura de calêndula a 5% - grupo calêndula e nos animais do grupo controle não se utilizou nenhum produto. A biópsia de pele foi realizada no 1°, 3°, 5° e 7° dia após a incisão cirúrgica para avaliação morfométrica do processo cicatricial, analisando-se o número de fibroblastos e fibrócitos. A morfometria foi realizada por meio de microscópio óptico adaptado a um sistema computadorizado de análise de imagens. De acordo com os resultados, a calêndula propiciou obtenção dos maiores valores médios das células envolvidas no processo cicatricial, os fibroblastos, deduzindo que a mesma, inferiu uma resposta mais satisfatória na cicatrização em relação aos demais tratamentos.The aim of this study was to evaluate the scarring capability of marigold (Calendula officinalis L. on experimental skin wounds in 15 rabbits, distributed in three groups: excipient, marigold and control. Each animal was subjected to a surgical incision measuring 6cm in length, laterally to the spinal column and sutured in U-shape. Products evaluated were placed on the incisions for 7 days, at a rate of 0.1ml (nonionic creamy lotion - excipient group; 5% marigold extract and no treatment was provided to control animals. Skin biopsy was performed on 1, 3, 5, and 7 days after wounding, for morphometric and cicatricial process evaluations. The morphometry was performed with an optical microscope adapted to a computadorized picture analysis system. The

  16. Penile lesion from gunshot wound: a 43-case experience

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    Cavalcanti Andre G.


    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the main aspects of diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of 43 patients with gunshot wounds to the penis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The location of the lesion, the presence of associated lesions, the performance of complementary exams, surgical treatment, postoperative complications and long term follow-up of 43 patients with penile lesions from gunshot wounds were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Of 43 cases assessed, 41 were submitted to surgical exploration (95.3% and 2 were submitted to conservative treatment (4.7%. We found penile lesions involving the corpus cavernosum in 37 cases; the remaining 4 patients presented no lesions involving the corpus cavernosum, urethra or testicles but did in the superficial structures. Ten cases presented an association with testicular lesions and 14 cases association with anterior urethral lesions. CONCLUSION: Penile lesions from gunshot wounds should be treated with immediate surgical intervention. In exceptional situations featuring superficial lesions only conservative treatment may be applied.

  17. “Close-loop” urethral obstruction: Clinico-radiological features and ...

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    features and management consideration in a resource- constraint environment. A.A. Ajapea,∗ ... “Close-loop” urethral obstruction management consideration. 27 radiographies included dilated prostatic urethral, .... practise in our unit, without strict adherence to the above consider- ations for failed urethral catheterization, ...

  18. Urethral triplication with meatuses terminating on the penis: a rare case presenting with bifid urinary stream

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    Hirselj, Daniel A.; Jayanthi, Venkata R. [Nationwide Children' s Hospital, Department of Pediatric Urology, Columbus, OH (United States); Lowe, Gregory K. [The Ohio State University Medical Center, Department of Urology, Columbus, OH (United States)


    Urethral duplication is an uncommon clinical finding, and classification systems have been described to explain the clinical findings. Urethral triplication is an extremely uncommon diagnosis, with few published case reports. We present the rare case of an infant noted to have a bifid urinary stream and found to have urethral triplication on voiding cystourethrography. (orig.)

  19. Management of advanced primary urethral carcinomas. (United States)

    Dayyani, Farshid; Hoffman, Karen; Eifel, Patricia; Guo, Charles; Vikram, Raghu; Pagliaro, Lance C; Pettaway, Curtis


    Primary urethral carcinoma (PUC) is a rare malignancy accounting for modes of presentation. Clinical evaluation includes cystourethroscopy with biopsy and examination under anaesthesia. Magnetic resonance imaging provides a highly effective method to image the primary tumour while defıning the potential involvement of surrounding structures. Most tumours are localised, with regional metastases to nodal sites seen in up to 30% of cases in both genders, while distant metastases at presentation are rare (0-6%), but occur in up to 40% of cases with recurrent disease. Among men, the two most important prognostic factors are disease location and stage. Low-stage tumours (T1-2) and tumours involving the fossa navicularis or the penile urethra have a better prognosis than higher stage tumours (>T2 or N+) and lesions involving the bulbomembranous urethra. In women, in addition to stage and location, the size of the tumour has also prognostic implications. While surgery and radiation therapy (RT) are of benefit in early stage disease, advanced stage PUC requires multimodal treatment strategies to optimise local control and survival. These include induction chemotherapy followed by surgery or RT and concurrent chemoradiation with or without surgery. The latter strategy has been used successfully to treat other human papillomavirus-related cancers of the vagina, cervix and anus and may be of value in achieving organ preservation. Given the rarity of PUC, prospective multi-institutional studies are needed to better define the optimal treatment approach for this disease entity. © 2014 The Authors. BJU International © 2014 BJU International.

  20. Passive urethral resistance to dilation in healthy women

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    Bagi, P; Thind, P; Nordsten, M


    at equilibrium, P alpha and P beta express the decline in pressure, and tau alpha and tau beta are time constants. The size of the pressure response proved highly dependent on velocity and size of dilation as well as urethral site of measurement, with the maximum values in the high pressure zone. The time......The dynamic urethral pressure response to a simulated urine ingression was studied at the bladder neck, in the high pressure zone, and in the distal urethra in 10 healthy female volunteers. The pressure response was characterised by a steep pressure increase simulataneous with the urethral dilation......, followed by a decay during the next seconds until a new equilibrium pressure was reached. The pressure decay could be described by a double exponential function in the form Pt = Pequ + P alpha e-t/tau alpha + P beta e-t/tau beta, where Pt represents the pressure at the time t, Pequ represents the pressure...

  1. Tissue and cellular biomechanics during corneal wound injury and repair. (United States)

    Raghunathan, Vijay Krishna; Thomasy, Sara M; Strøm, Peter; Yañez-Soto, Bernardo; Garland, Shaun P; Sermeno, Jasmyne; Reilly, Christopher M; Murphy, Christopher J


    Corneal wound healing is an enormously complex process that requires the simultaneous cellular integration of multiple soluble biochemical cues, as well as cellular responses to the intrinsic chemistry and biophysical attributes associated with the matrix of the wound space. Here, we document how the biomechanics of the corneal stroma are altered through the course of wound repair following keratoablative procedures in rabbits. Further we documented the influence that substrate stiffness has on stromal cell mechanics. Following corneal epithelial debridement, New Zealand white rabbits underwent phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) on the right eye (OD). Wound healing was monitored using advanced imaging modalities. Rabbits were euthanized and corneas were harvested at various time points following PTK. Tissues were characterized for biomechanics with atomic force microscopy and with histology to assess inflammation and fibrosis. Factor analysis was performed to determine any discernable patterns in wound healing parameters. The matrix associated with the wound space was stiffest at 7days post PTK. The greatest number of inflammatory cells were observed 3days after wounding. The highest number of myofibroblasts and the greatest degree of fibrosis occurred 21days after wounding. While all clinical parameters returned to normal values 400days after wounding, the elastic modulus remained greater than pre-surgical values. Factor analysis demonstrated dynamic remodeling of stroma occurs between days 10 and 42 during corneal stromal wound repair. Elastic modulus of the anterior corneal stroma is dramatically altered following PTK and its changes coincide initially with the development of edema and inflammation, and later with formation of stromal haze and population of the wound space with myofibroblasts. Factor analysis demonstrates strongest correlation between elastic modulus, myofibroblasts, fibrosis and stromal haze thickness, and between edema and central corneal

  2. Inhibition of prolyl 4-hydroxylase reduces scar hypertrophy in a rabbit model of cutaneous scarring. (United States)

    Kim, Injoong; Mogford, Jon E; Witschi, Claudia; Nafissi, Mehdi; Mustoe, Thomas A


    Hypertrophic scars result from excessive collagen deposition at sights of healing dermal wounds and can be functionally and cosmetically problematic. Pharmacological regulation of collagen synthesis and deposition is a direct approach to the control of scar tissue formation. We tested the ability of the phenanthrolinone derivative FG-1648 (in 0.5% Carbopol 971 PNF gel, pH 6.5), a prolyl 4-hydroxylase inhibitor, to reduce hypertrophic scar formation in a rabbit ear hypertrophic scar model. New Zealand White rabbits were divided into two treatment groups (n = 12 wounds per group with an equal number of controls): low-dose group: 0.5% FG-1648; high-dose group: 1% FG-1648. Left ears were used for treatment and right ear for control. Four 7-mm dermal ulcer wounds were made on each ear. The inhibitor was topically applied to the wound at the time of wounding and once daily up to postoperative day 7. Wounds were harvested at postoperative day 28 and scar hypertrophy quantified by measurement of the scar elevation index. All wounds showed complete healing. Treatment of wounds with 1% prolyl 4-hydroxylase inhibitor decreased the scar elevation index by 26% compared to control wounds (p < 0.01). Wounds treated with 0.5% FG-1648 inhibitor showed no difference in scar elevation compared to control wounds. These results suggest that inhibition of prolyl 4-hydroxylase may be a suitable agent for topical treatment for the prevention of hypertrophic scar tissue.

  3. Bleomycin induced urethral stricture in Hodgkin′s disease

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    Ritesh Tapkire


    Full Text Available Bleomycin is a glycoprotein that is extensively used in combination with other anti-cancer agents because of its relative lack of hematological and gastrointestinal toxicity. However, pulmonary toxicity is common with bleomycin and limits its therapeutic utility. Urethral stricture as a result of bleomycin toxicity has not been reported in literature. In this case report, a young male patient who developed urethral stricture after bleomycin-based chemotherapy is described and the possible effects of bleomycin on the urethra are discussed.

  4. Bedside ultrasound diagnosis of urethral calculus in emergency depar tment

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    Umut Cakir


    Full Text Available A 22-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with penile pain and acute urinary retention. The patient had a tender and painful mass along the distal volar surface of the penis, 5 cm away from the external urethral meatus. Bedside ultrasound was performed in the emergency department. Revealing penile urethral calculus in the emergency department with bedside sonography allowed a prompt diagnosis for the patient without additional invasion or radiation exposing diagnostic modalities such as Xray, CT or retrograde urethrography.

  5. Posterior colporrhaphy does not affect the urethral closure mechanism

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    Khayyami, Yasmine; Lose, Gunnar; Klarskov, Niels


    INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Studies have suggested that a posterior vaginal wall prolapse might compress the urethra and mask stress urinary incontinence (SUI), much like an anterior vaginal wall prolapse. A recent study with urethral pressure reflectometry (UPR) has shown that the urethral...... International Consultation on Incontinence-Urinary incontinence (ICIQ-UI) short forms. The sample size was 18, with a power of 99.9% and a level of significance of 5%. Parameters were compared using paired t tests or Fisher's exact test, where appropriate; p values

  6. Curcumin-Loaded Chitosan/Gelatin Composite Sponge for Wound Healing Application

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    Van Cuong Nguyen


    Full Text Available Three composite sponges were made with 10% of curcumin and by using polymers, namely, chitosan and gelatin with various ratios. The chemical structure and morphology were evaluated by FTIR and SEM. These sponges were evaluated for water absorption capacity, antibacterial activity, in vitro drug release, and in vivo wound healing studies by excision wound model using rabbits. The in vivo study presented a greater wound closure in wounds treated with curcumin-composite sponge than those with composite sponge without curcumin and untreated group. These obtained results showed that combination of curcumin, chitosan and gelatin could improve the wound healing activity in comparison to chitosan, and gelatin without curcumin.

  7. Effect of fesoterodine on urethral closure function in women with stress urinary incontinence assessed by urethral pressure reflectometry

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    Klarskov, Niels; Darekar, Amanda; Scholfield, David


    INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aim was to evaluate, using urethral pressure reflectometry (UPR), the effect of fesoterodine on urethral function in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI). METHODS: Women aged 18 to 65 years were eligible for this randomised, double-blind, placebo......-controlled, crossover study if they had had clinically significant SUI or SUI-predominant mixed urinary incontinence for >3 months. Each participant received fesoterodine 4 mg, fesoterodine 8 mg, and placebo once daily for 7 days, with a 7- to 10-day washout between treatments. UPR was performed at baseline and 4 to 8...... variables (total urinary incontinence, SUI, or urgency urinary incontinence episodes per 24 h). Adverse events were reported by 8 participants taking fesoterodine 4 mg, 17 taking fesoterodine 8 mg, and 8 taking placebo. CONCLUSIONS: Fesoterodine did not affect urethral pressure or significantly decrease...

  8. The urethral closure function in continent and stress urinary incontinent women assessed by urethral pressure reflectometry

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    Saaby, Marie-Louise


    , the parameters showed highly significant negative correlation with ICIQ-SF, pad test and the number of incontinence episodes per week and are therefore valid as urodynamic severity measures. UPR in SUI women before and after TVT demonstrated a more efficient urethral closure function after the operation. The Po......-rest was unchanged suggesting that the sphincteric unit was virtually unaltered and hence the permanent closure forces unchanged. However, the resting opening elastance increased by 18% indicating that at the resting state the TVT somewhat improves the closure function by providing increased resistance against...... the dilation of the urethra, which probably explains the decreased maximum urine flow rate found after TVT in this and previous studies. The APIR increased in all patients after TVT suggesting that the support system was re-established and thus the adjunctive closure forces improved, regardless of the type...

  9. Quantitative Evaluation of Electrodes for External Urethral Sphincter Electromyography during Bladder-to-Urethral Guarding Reflex (United States)

    Steward, James E.; Clemons, Jessica D.; Zaszczurynski, Paul J.; Butler, Robert S.; Damaser, Margot S.; Jiang, Hai-Hong


    Purpose Accuracy in the recording of external urethral sphincter (EUS) electromyography (EMG) is an important goal in the quantitative evaluation of urethral function. This study aim was to quantitatively compare electrode recordings taken during tonic activity and leak point pressure (LPP) testing. Methods Several electrodes, including the surface electrode (SE), concentric electrode (CE), and wire electrode (WE), were placed on the EUS singly and simultaneously in six female Sprague-Dawley rats under urethane anesthesia. The bladder was filled via a retropubic catheter while LPP testing and EUS EMG recording were done. Quantitative baseline correction of the EUS EMG signal was performed to reduce baseline variation. Amplitude and frequency of one-second samples of the EUS EMG signal were measured before LPP (tonic activity) and during peak LPP activity. Results The SE, CE, and WE signals demonstrated tonic activity before LPP and an increase in activity during LPP, suggesting that the electrodes accurately recorded EUS activity during tonic activity and during the bladder-to-EUS guarding reflex, regardless of the size or location of detection areas. SE recordings required significantly less baseline correction than both CE and WE recordings. The activity in CE-recorded EMG was significantly higher than that of the SE and WE both in single and simultaneous recordings. Conclusions These electrodes may be suitable for testing EUS EMG activity. The SE signal had significantly less baseline variation and the CE detected local activity more sensitively than the other electrodes, which may provide insight into choosing an appropriate electrode for EUS EMG recording. PMID:19680661

  10. Impacted calculus within a urethral stent: A rare cause of urinary retention

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    Shanmugasundaram Rajaian


    Full Text Available An elderly male presented to the emergency department with acute urinary retention. He had poor flow of urine associated with serosanguinous discharge per urethra for 3 days duration. Earlier he underwent permanent metallic urethral stenting for post TURP bulbar urethral stricture. Plain X-ray of Pelvis showed an impacted calculus within the urethral stent in bulbar urethra. Urethrolitholapaxy was done with semirigid ureteroscope. Urethral stent was patent and well covered. Subsequently he had an uneventful recovery. We describe a unique case of acute urinary retention due to calculus impaction within a urethral stent.

  11. Measurement of urethral closure function in women with stress urinary incontinence

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    Klarskov, N; Scholfield, D; Soma, K


    , double-blind, placebo controlled, crossover study 17 women with stress urinary incontinence or mixed urinary incontinence received 4 mg esreboxetine or placebo for 7 to 9 days followed by a washout period before crossing over treatments. Urethral pressure reflectometry and urethral pressure profilometry......, and had a positive and clinically relevant effect on urethral closure function and symptoms of stress urinary incontinence....... esreboxetine patients had significantly fewer incontinence episodes and reported a treatment benefit (global impression of change) compared to placebo. CONCLUSIONS: The opening pressure measured with urethral pressure reflectometry was less variable compared to the parameters measured with urethral pressure...

  12. Histopathological evaluation of urethroplasty with dorsal buccal mucosa: an experimental study in rabbits

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    Geovanne F. Souza


    Full Text Available PURPOSE: Buccal mucosa is a widely accepted tissue for urethroplasty. The exact healing and tissue integration process, mainly the histological characteristics of dorsal buccal mucosa graft urethroplasty when used dorsally to reconstruct the urethral plate has not previously been assessed, and thus we developed an experimental model to address this question. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 12 New Zealand rabbits (weight 2.5 kg we surgically created a dorsal penile urethral defect. A buccal mucosa graft was sutured to the corpora and tunica albuginea, and the ventral urethra anastomosed to this new urethral plate. The animals were divided in three groups and sacrificed 1, 3 and 6 weeks after surgery (groups 1, 2 and 3. A retrograde urethrogram was obtained at autopsy in the last group and the penis analyzed histologically with hematoxylin-eosin and Masson's staining. RESULTS: The urethrograms showed no evidence of fistula or stricture. In group 1 the histopathological analysis showed submucosal lymph-mononuclear inflammatory edema, numerous eosinophils and squamous epithelium integrated into the adjacent urothelium. In group 2 there was no evidence of an inflammatory response but rather complete subepithelial hyaline healing, which was more marked in group 3. CONCLUSION: Healing of buccal mucosa grafts to reconstruct the urethral plate can be achieved by total integration of the squamous epithelium with the urothelium, maintaining the original histological properties of the graft with no fibrosis or retraction.

  13. Suppression of reflex urethral responses by sacral dermatome stimulation in an acute spinalized feline model (United States)

    Mariano, Timothy Y.; Bhadra, Narendra; Gustafson, Kenneth J.


    Aims Reflex contractions of the external urethral sphincter (EUS) are a major component of voiding dysfunction after neurological injury or disease. Aberrant urethral reflexes can prevent voiding and cause serious medical complications. Characterizing these urethral reflexes during genitourinary studies is necessary for evaluating novel pharmacological or neuroprosthetic approaches. The objectives of the present study were to generate urethral reflexes in the acute spinal feline, to quantify these reflexes, and to suppress them with electrical stimulation of the sacral dermatomes. Methods This study comprised eight male cats. Anaesthesia was maintained with alpha-chloralose or sodium pentobarbital. The spinal cord was transected between T10 and T12, and nerve cuff electrodes were placed on the extradural S2 sacral roots to provide bladder activation. Bladder and urethral pressures were recorded during and after bladder contractions. Electrical stimulation was applied non-invasively to the sacral dermatomes with commercial surface electrodes. Results Urethral reflexes were elicited consistently in six cats. The corresponding urethral pressure spikes were quantified. Putative metrics of urethral reflex activity such as the rate and average magnitude of reflex pressure spikes correlated significantly with standard urodynamic variables. Electrical stimulation of the sacral dermatomes suppressed urethral reflexes in three cats. Conclusions These findings in an acute spinal feline preparation demonstrate a non-invasive means of suppressing undesirable urethral reflexes. Translation of this work to clinical use could improve neuroprostheses for restoring bladder function and enhance treatment of aberrant urethral reflexes in humans. PMID:19283867

  14. The Pattern of Association of Urethral Stricture with Benign Prostatic ...

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    The records of all patients treated for Being Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) with urethral stricture between January 1991 to December 2000 in the Urology Unit of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, (U.D.U.T.H.), Sokoto were reviewed. 69 patients with this association were studied. The mean age was 62.5 years, ...

  15. Bulbar Urethral Diverticulum after Blunt Perineal Trauma: A Case ...

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    Partial injury of the urethra might lead to diverticulum formation and present in a delayed fashion with obstructive voiding symptoms. Herein, we present the case of an 18 year male who presented with urethral diverticulum. He was examined properly, evaluated thoroughly and managed by modified excision of the ...

  16. Short Segment Bulbar Urethral Strictures: Review of 48 Cases ...

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    Sep 14, 2017 ... Anger JT, Scott VCS, Sevilla C, Wang M, Yano EM. Patterns of management of urethral stricture disease in the veterans affairs system. Urology 2011;78:454-8. 26. McDermott DW, Bates RJ, Heney NM, Althausen A. Erectile impotence as complication of direct vision cold knife urethrotomy. Urology 1981 ...

  17. Female Urethral Duplication: Rare Anomaly with Unusual Presentation

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    near its confluence into the vagina [Figure 2a]. The ventral urethra was dissected till communication to the vaginal. CASE. REPORT. Department of Pediatric Surgery, Indira Gandhi Institute of. Child Health Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. ABSTRACT. Urethral duplication (UD) in females is a rare congenital anomaly ...

  18. Management of Posterior Urethral Valves in Rural Kenya

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    obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Pediatrics. 2002;109:704-12. 11. Bomalaski MD, Anema JG, Coplen DE, et al. Delayed. Presentation of Posterior Urethral Valves: A Not. So Benign Condition. J Urol. 1999;162:2130. 12. 12. World Health Organization. Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition. Geneva: Who.

  19. Management of Posterior Urethral Valves at Kilimanjaro Christian ...

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    Fifty percent of patients presented with urine retention while vesicoureteral reflux was found in 23.2%. Of the valves seen 96.9% were type I. Initial treatment comprised of vesicostomy (42.9%), initial valve ablation (51.8%) and urethral catheterization 5.3%. Electrofulguration was the mainstay of definitive treatment of PUV ...

  20. Case Report: Posterior Urethral Valves with Severe Unilateral ...

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    In patients with posterior urethral valves (PUV), severe unilateral vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is one of the three conditions associated with preservation of renal function. Others are urinary ascites or urinoma in newborns and large congenital bladder diverticula. These conditions most likely provide a pop-off mechanism ...

  1. Anterior Urethral Advancement in Repair of Hypospadias: A ...

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    Results: The usual complications of the technique (ventral curvature of the penis, urethral fistula and meatal stenosis) were avoided. Conclusion: This study represents certain modifications that helped to a great extent in improving the results and prevented stricture and fistula formation. Index Word: Hypospadias, fistula, ...

  2. Contralateral Fracture of the Penis with Concomitant Urethral Injury ...

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    Mar 16, 2009 ... ABSTRACT. Penile refracture is a rare urological emergency, more so on the side contralateral to the previous fracture. A 55-year-old male was referred 70 hours after sudden detumescence during sexual intercourse, with a history of blood at the urethral meatus. The patient had had a fracture of the penis ...

  3. Contralateral Fracture of the Penis with Concomitant Urethral Injury ...

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    Penile refracture is a rare urological emergency, more so on the side contralateral to the previous fracture. A 55-year-old male was referred 70 hours after sudden detumescence during sexual intercourse, with a history of blood at the urethral meatus. The patient had had a fracture of the penis four years previously.

  4. Original article The Treatment of Complex Urethral Strictures Using ...

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    Objectives: To compare the outcome of free onlay Buccal Mucosa Graft (BMG) with onlay penile Skin Island Flap (SIF) urethroplasty ... Key Words: Urethral stricture, Urethroplasty, Buccal mucosa graft, Skin island flap. Corresponding Author: Dr. .... Heinke et al, reported that BMG can be used as a ventral patch with favorable.

  5. current concepts in the management of anterior urethral strictures

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    Buccal mucosa is now the established materials of choice for patch repair of the bulbar urethra 68. The technique of BMG repair has, gradually, outmoded the use of bladder mucosa or appendix for anterior urethral repair. Potential Buccal mucosa donor site are the inner check, the lower lip and under surface of the tongue.

  6. Results of tubularized urethral plate urethroplasty in Megameatus Intact Prepuce

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    Amilal Bhat


    Conclusions: Surgical correction of MIP in the era of increased cosmetic awareness is justified. Excellent results are obtained with TUPU and along with spongioplasty and frenuloplasty because of availability of wide urethral plate and well-developed spongiosum in these patients. TUPU should be the preferred procedure in cases of MIP.

  7. clean intermitent catheterisation in the management of urethral ...

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    Nov 11, 2007 ... use of clean intermittent self-catheterisation in the management of recurrent urethral strictures. Setting: Kenyatta National ..... money. Fifteen untreated fistula patients had visited health institutions for the fistula problem while the rest 24 had not visited health facilities for this problem. Of those who visited ...

  8. Urethral advancement procedure in the treatment of primary distal ...

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    corpora cavernosa for a distance of B4 : 1. The urethra was ... We included in this study all patients presenting with primary distal ..... evaluation of results. The urethral mobilization technique has two main limitations. First, its use in proximal hypospadias is not feasible. It is not advised to use this technique in cases where the ...

  9. Congenital prepubic sinus – A variant of urethral duplication

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    J.S. Aihole


    Aug 2, 2016 ... the anatomical variations of the course of the sinus tract will help in complete excision and hence avoiding ... Association. one of the variations of the dorsal urethral duplication. They usually present with discharge from the sinus. Excision of the sinus tract is ... Histology of the tract showed urothelium.

  10. Management of anterior urethral strictures with buccal mucosa: Our ...

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    Abdelwahab Elkassaby


    Mar 2, 2016 ... Association. skin [2]. Again the results were unsatisfactory till 1995, when Duck- ett et al. successfully used buccal mucosa for urethral reconstruction ... subdivided into three categories (based on function and histology);. Masticatory, Lining and ... anatomy should be accurately determined. The location and ...

  11. Case report Bladder exstrophy associated with complete urethral ...

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    The mucosa of the dorsal urethral plate was transected at the corona and mobilised proximally to augment the bladder. The ventral urethra was preserved and the bladder closed. At 14 months follow up he is voiding normally, has adequate bladder capacity and a normal penis. Post operative voiding cystogram shows ...

  12. Review: Management of anterior urethral strictures with buccal ...

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    Urethral stricture management is a challenging surgery. Multiplicity of techniques means that none of them is ideal. No single technique is appropriate for all situations and the successful surgeon should have a store of operations to choose from according to each specific case. This review aims to provide an update on the ...

  13. The Treatment of Complex Urethral Strictures Using Ventral Onlay ...

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    Objectives: To compare the outcome of free onlay Buccal Mucosa Graft (BMG) with onlay penile Skin Island Flap (SIF) urethroplasty in the treatment of complex urethral strictures. Patients and Methods: A prospective comparative study was conducted at the Universitas Academic Hospital in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

  14. Treatment Options and Outcomes of Urethral Stricture in Dar Es ...

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    Length, patient's age and co morbid factors play significant roles in the choice of treatment. Therefore ... (cic) were adopted as modes of treatment of patients with urethral stricture seeking urological services at Muhimbili National hospital and Tumaini hospital in Dar es Salaam, DVIU being the commonest mode treatment.

  15. Clinical presentation and treatment of urethral stricture: Experience ...

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    O.N. Ekeke


    Aug 23, 2016 ... Acquired urethral strictures may arise from iatrogenic cases follow- ing catheterization, surgery or instrumentation; traumatic strictures from straddle injuries or pelvic fractures and infectious or inflam- matory strictures caused by gonorrhoea or lichen sclerosis [6–8]. A multitude of treatment modalities have ...

  16. Female Urethral Duplication: Rare Anomaly with Unusual Presentation

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    Aug 19, 2016 ... scrotal or labial structures were present and the perineum appeared flat and fused [Figure 1]. On further evaluation, ... genitalia and urinary incontinence) along with a review of pertinent literature. Key words: Ambiguous genitalia, female pseudohermaphroditism, urethral duplication. How to cite this article: ...

  17. Post-TURP obliterative urethral stricture: Unusual treatment and ...

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    shanker Short communication. Post-TURP obliterative urethral stricture: Unusual treatment and favourable result. A. Bhageria. ∗. , B. Nayak , P.K. Rai , P.N. Dogra. Department of Urology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India. Received 9 September 2012; received in revised form ...

  18. Single-dose trospectomycin for chlamydial urethritis in men. (United States)

    Keefer, M C; Menegus, M A; Nasello, M A; Reid, J A; Long, M; Reichman, R C


    Trospectomycin is an aminocyclitol analog of spectinomycin with significant in vitro activity against Chlamydia trachomatis. A single 1-g intramuscular dose was administered to 10 men with symptomatic, culture-positive chlamydial urethritis. Trospectomycin was well tolerated but failed to eradicate chlamydial infection, as determined by cultures obtained approximately 1 week after treatment. PMID:1830196

  19. Urethral cavernous hemangioma in a female patient: a rare entity ...

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    Genitourinary hemangiomas are rare entities of the urinary system. We reported a female patient who suffered dyspareunia and intermitant hematuria that was proved as urethral cavernous hemangioma. Despite its benign nature, hemangiomas may recur due to incomplet excision. Pan African Medical Journal 2015; 22 ...

  20. Female Urethral Anomalies in Pediatric Age Group: Uncovered

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    urinary tract infection, trauma or operative interventions. The child had normal developmental milestones. ... showed a defect in symphysis pubis [Figure 2]. Ultrasonography was done to rule out upper tract disease .... a case of female hypospadias rather than sinus urogenitalis. CONCLUSION. Diagnosis of female urethral ...

  1. posterior urethral valves in childhood: experience in a

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    well on varying lengths of continuous bladder drainage either by indwelling urethral catheter, suprapubic cystostomy or a vesicostomy, and therefore did not require ureterostomy or nephrostomy. Different methods of valve ablation have been described, including ablation of the valves under imaging control3 and bouginage ...

  2. Posterior urethral valves and Down syndrome | Lazarus | African ...

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    The broad range of renal and urinary tract abnormalities associated with Down syndrome are not well known. We present two cases from a single institution of posterior urethral valves associated with Down syndrome. The cases illustrate the potential for delayed diagnosis and the management challenges. The literature is ...

  3. Knowledge and experience of medical students with male urethral ...

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    Sixty-nine (54.3%) students said xylocaine jelly should be used as lubricant.. Ninety four (74%) students said that they will inflate the balloon of the catheter when the Y junction gets to the tip of the penis. Forty-nine (38.6%) students said they are very confident about male urethral catheterization, 61 (48.0%) said reasonably ...

  4. A Method for Recording Urethral Pressure Profiles in Female Rats.

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    Shengfei Xu

    Full Text Available Urethral pressure profile (UPP and leak-point pressure (LPP measurements as well as external urethral sphincter (EUS electromyography (EMG and videourodynamic analyses are the primary methods for evaluating urethral function in humans. However, UPP recording in female rats, a widely used animal model, is challenging due to their small body sizes. This study reports a novel method for recording UPP in female rats.Seventeen anesthetized female rats were studied. LPP data for 14 rats were included. The other 3 rats were excluded because of death or abnormal urogenital organs. UPP curves were recorded using a modified water-perfusion catheter system, with the lateral hole facing the 3-, 6-, 9-, and 12-o'clock positions in a randomized sequence. LPP, functional urethral length (FUL and maximum urethral closure pressure (MUCP were analyzed.The mean LPP was 64.39 ± 20.29 cm H2O. The mean FUL and MUCP values at the 3-, 6-, 9-, and 12-o'clock positions were 12.90 ± 1.20, 16.70 ± 1.95, 13.90 ± 2.42, and 11.60 ± 0.97 mm, respectively, and 38.70 ± 11.85, 33.90 ± 11.82, 37.40 ± 11.95, and 71.90 ± 23.01 cm H2O, respectively. The FUL at the 6-o'clock position and MUCP at the 12-o'clock position were significantly greater than those at the other 3 positions. The FUL and MUCP of repeated UPP recordings were not significantly different than those of the first recordings.UPP recording using a modified method based on a water-perfusion catheter system is feasible and replicable in female rats. It produces UPP curves that sensitively and appreciably reflect detailed pressure changes at different points within the urethra and thus provides opportunity to evaluate urethral structures, especially the urethral sphincter, in detail. These results may enhance the utility of female rat models in research of urinary sphincter mechanisms.


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    Full Text Available AIM OF THE STUDY: Effectiveness of Transpubic urethroplasty in recurrent (failed urethral strictures due to pelvic fracture urethral distraction defects. INTRODUCTION: Urethral distraction injuries occur upto 10% of pelvic fracture cases. The principle indication of Transpubic urethroplasty is length >3 c ms, recur rent (failed repairs of posterior urethral stricture. Though other procedures like primary anastomotic urethroplasty, rerouting of the urethra under the corporal body, urethral substitution with tubularised flaps, two stage urethroplasty are described, Tr anspubic urethroplasty is said to produce the best results especially when repeat procedures are required. MATERIALS & METHODS: This is a prospective study from 2004 to 2014 consisting of 17 patients having recurrent stricture urethra secondary to pelvic f racture urethral distraction defects (PFUDD. All the patients were males and their age ranged from 15year to 45 years. Pre - op evaluation included X - ray KUB, Ultrasound abdomen & pelvis, retrograde urethrogram (RGU, micturating cystourethrogram (MCU, up and down Cystoscopy, urine culture and renal biochemical parameters. Urethra was approched through progressive perineal and abdominal approach with total pubectomy, followed by excising fibrosed stricture and tension free end to end anastomosis. Post opera tively pericatheteral RGU was carried out after 4 weeks and Catheter removed if there was no leak. RGU, MCU uroflowmetry and PVR were done one month after removal of catheter. Subsequently UFR, PVR and obstructive symptoms were assessed periodically. RESUL TS: All 17 Cases were followed up for a period of 3 - 11 years. Out of 17patients, 14(80% patients maintained good uroflow (UFR and insignificant PVR and procedure was considered successful. In 3 patients procedure failed, of which 2 patients had pericathe ter leak and reduced urinary flow with significant PVR and were followed up with CIC and 1 patient remained on permanent

  6. Saliva and wound healing

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    Brand, H.S.; Ligtenberg, A.J.M.; Veerman, E.C.I.; Ligtenberg, A.J.M.; Veerman, E.C.I.


    Oral wounds heal faster and with less scar formation than skin wounds. One of the key factors involved is saliva, which promotes wound healing in several ways. Saliva creates a humid environment, thus improving the survival and functioning of inflammatory cells that are crucial for wound healing. In

  7. Wound debridement optimisation

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    Ågren, Sven Per Magnus


    Wound debridement, the removal of contaminated tissue and senescent cells, is the cornerstone in the care of patients with chronic wounds.......Wound debridement, the removal of contaminated tissue and senescent cells, is the cornerstone in the care of patients with chronic wounds....

  8. Utilization of tropical rabbits

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    The productive performance of rabbits was evaluated on diets of alfalfa meal and tropical forages. The results showed that rabbits can utilize high forage diets wlth little or no cereal grain. Several tropical legumes (Desmodium distortum, Macrop tilium lathyroides, Clitoria ternata and Cassra tora) have the same feeding ...

  9. Ventral free oral mucous membrane graft for bulbar urethral stricture. (United States)

    Haque, M E; Rahman, M A; Islam, M F; Siddique, F H; Uddin, M M; Khondoker, M I; Kaiser, I; Siddiqui, O; Karim, M M; Saha, P; Salam, M A


    The use of oral mucous membrane graft onlay urethroplasty represents the most widespread method of bulbar urethral stricture repair. We investigated the short term result of oral mucous membrane graft placed on the ventral surface for management of bulbar urethral stricture. Patients with Bulbar urethral stricture of any length, infection free urinary tract and informed consent for oral mucosa harvesting and urethroplasty were selected for study. We enrolled 108 cases of bulbar urethral stricture patients from January 2004 to July 2009. The mean ± SD preoperative maximum flow rate of 5.2 ± 2.6 ml/sec and mean ± SD PVR 87 ± 58.3 ml were treated by substitution urethroplasty with oral mucous membrane by a single surgical team in a private hospital. Causes of stricture were trauma 26(24.1%), infection 58(53.7%), catheter induced 8(7.4%), post TURP 11(10.2%) and unknown 5(4.6%). Oral mucous membrane was harvested from the cheek or from the inner side of lower lip. Defect of the urethra displayed by longitudinal ventral urethrotomy and the graft was sutured over the edges of the incised urethral mucosa over a 14 Fr latex Foley's catheter. Spongiosum tissue was closed over the graft. Pericatheter urethrogram was performed in all cases to check for the anastomotic leakage and the Catheter was removed after 2 weeks of the procedure. After removal of catheter uroflowmetry & ultrasound scan of bladder were performed to estimate the maximum flow rate and post voidal residue. The patient was followed-up every 3 months with uroflowmetry & ultrasonography. The median (range) age of the patients was 32(21-72) years. Mean follow up period was 36 months (range 12-54). Mean ± SD stricture length was 3.7 ± 2.6 cm. The overall success rate was 91.7%. Mean ± SD flow rate was 23 ± 4.2 ml/sec, mean ± SD post void residue was 25 ± 15.5 ml and patient quality of life (QOL) was excellent in almost all patients. Overall complications were seen in 9(8.3%) cases. Of which

  10. Evaluation of low-level laser therapy in rabbit oral mucosa after soft tissue graft application: A pilot study. (United States)

    Kara, Cankat; Demir, Turgut; Ozbek, Elvan


    The aim of the present study was to assess the histopathological effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on healing of the oral mucosa after soft tissue graft operations. The alterations at the end of healing in normal and LLLT-applied oral mucosa were studied in two healthy adult New Zealand white rabbits by taking specimens for light microscopic inspection. There was no adverse event reported in the study and no post-operative complications, such as swelling, bleeding, or edema, were observed in the rabbits. Complete wound healing was faster in the LLLT-applied rabbit. Compared to the normal rabbit oral mucosa, thickening of the stratum corneum (hyperkeratosis) was found in the epithelia of the rabbits. A significant increase in the epithelial thickness was found in the samples of rabbits, suggesting increased scar tissue following the wound repair. Additionally, many mitotic figures were present in the epithelia of the LLLT-applied rabbit, indicating epithelial cell hyperplasia. Long and irregular connective tissue protrusions projecting into the undersurface of the epithelium and mononuclear cell infiltrations were noted in the rabbits. The results suggest that LLLT used for soft tissue operations provides better and faster wound healing and that LLLT enhances epithelization.

  11. Wound repair in mice as influenced by age and antimacrophage serum. (United States)

    Cohen, B J; Danon, D; Roth, G S


    The closure of bilateral, full-thickness cutaneous wounds made over the back with a sharp paper punch was measured with calipers and assessed histologically in C57BL/6J male mice for 10 days after wounding. Young (6 months) mice exhibited a significantly more rapid rate of wound closure and repair than did mature (15 months) or aged (26 or 27 months) mice. The repair rate in mature and aged mice did not differ. Young mice, injected subcutaneously at the wound sites with rabbit antimouse macrophage serum (RAMMS) 5 min before wounding and on days 1 and 3 after wounding, exhibited slow delayed closure of cutaneous wounds during days 1 to 4 after wounding, similar to that of untreated aged mice. The early closure rate of mice injected with normal rabbit serum or physiological saline was rapid, resembling that of untreated young mice. The results suggest that cutaneous wound repair in mice is another physiological phenomenon whose rate of change is age related, but not necessarily progressive to senescence. The results also imply that macrophage functional decline may contribute to the slowing of wound repair in middle-aged and aged mice compared to young mice.

  12. Bio-Conjugated Polycaprolactone Membranes: A Novel Wound Dressing

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    Elijah Zhengyang Cai


    Full Text Available BackgroundThe combination of polycaprolactone and hyaluronic acid creates an ideal environment for wound healing. Hyaluronic acid maintains a moist wound environment and accelerates the in-growth of granulation tissue. Polycaprolactone has excellent mechanical strength, limits inflammation and is biocompatible. This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of bio-conjugated polycaprolactone membranes (BPM as a wound dressing.Methods16 New Zealand white rabbits were sedated and local anaesthesia was administered. Two 3.0×3.0 cm full-thickness wounds were created on the dorsum of each rabbit, between the lowest rib and the pelvic bone. The wounds were dressed with either BPM (n=12 or Mepitel (n=12 (control, a polyamide-silicon wound dressing. These were evaluated macroscopically on the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th postoperative days for granulation, re-epithelialization, infection, and wound size, and histologically for epidermal and dermal regeneration.ResultsBoth groups showed a comparable extent of granulation and re-epithelialization. No signs of infection were observed. There was no significant difference (P>0.05 in wound size between the two groups. BPM (n=6: 8.33 cm2, 4.90 cm2, 3.12 cm2, 1.84 cm2; Mepitel (n=6: 10.29 cm2, 5.53 cm2, 3.63 cm2, 2.02 cm2; at the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th postoperative days. The extents of epidermal and dermal regeneration were comparable between the two groups.ConclusionsBPM is comparable to Mepitel as a safe and efficacious wound dressing.

  13. Acquired urethral diverticulum in a man with paraplegia presenting with a scrotal mass: a case report

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    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Male urethral diverticula are rare. Patients with paraplegia may present with acquired diverticula as a result of prolonged catheterization. Diverticula may be asymptomatic or lead to lower urinary tract symptoms. Rarely, the diverticulum may initially present as a scrotal mass. Case presentation We report the case of a male 45-year-old Arab with paraplegia who presented with a mass in the peno-scrotal junction. He had in his medical history iterative prolonged urethral catheterizations associated with urine leakage through the urethral meatus upon applying compression. Diagnosis confirmation of urethral diverticula is obtained by retrograde urethrography. The patient underwent a diverticulectomy with urethroplasty. Conclusion Male acquired urethral diverticula can be found in patients who have a spinal cord injury because of prolonged urethral catheterization. Clinical presentations are different and sometimes can be misleading. Retrograde urethrography is the key to diagnosis and open surgery is the treatment of reference.

  14. Aphallia with urethrorectal fistula, bladder and urethral calculi

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Aphallia is a very rare urogenital anomaly with incidence rate of 1 in 30,000,000. It usually coexists with other anomalies such as cardiovascular anomalies which are incompatible with normal life, and therefore infants are delivered stillbirth or live for a very short period of time. Methods: We present an 18 months old boy with aphallia associated with congenital urethrorectal fistula, bladder and urethral stones. All stones were removed endourologically, recto-urethral fistula was repaired and perincal urethrostomy was performed. Results: The stones were composed of calcium phosphate colonized by klebiella pneumonia and proteus mirabilis. Urethrorectal fistula repairment was confirmed by cystography. Patient was discharged without a urinary catheter. Conclusion: In developed countries, management of such patients is to raise them as females. However, we must consider socio-cultural conditions, parents preference and patients tendency in management of aphallia.

  15. Comparative Efficacy of Penicillin and Doxycycline in Gonococcal Urethritis

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    Full Text Available Ninety two episodes of gonococcal urethritis treated with one of the following regimens viz: (A 3 m. u. of fortified procaine penicillin made by adding 1 m.u. of crystalline penicillin to 2 m.u. of fortified procaine penicillin intramuscularly with one gram of probenecid orally, (B 3 m.u. of above fortified procaine penicillin intramuscularly alone, and (C 400 mg single oral dose of doxycycline produced success rates of 95,76.2 and 66.7% respectively. Post gonococcal urethritis was detected in 37% patients. Thirty four (45.94% of the 74 isolates of N. gonorrhoeae were relatively resistant (MIC 0. 12 units ml to penicillin. None of the 74 Neisseria gonorrhoeac strains was beta lactamase producing.

  16. Prostatic urethral lift vs transurethral resection of the prostate

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    OBJECTIVES: To compare prostatic urethral lift (PUL) with transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) with regard to symptoms, recovery experience, sexual function, continence, safety, quality of life, sleep and overall patient perception. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 80 patients with lowe...... in statistically significant improvement in sleep. CONCLUSION: PUL was compared to TURP in a randomised, controlled study which further characterized both modalities so that care providers and patients can better understand the net benefit when selecting a treatment option.......OBJECTIVES: To compare prostatic urethral lift (PUL) with transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) with regard to symptoms, recovery experience, sexual function, continence, safety, quality of life, sleep and overall patient perception. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 80 patients with lower...... function preservation, continence preservation and safety. Additional evaluations of patient perspective, quality of life and sleep were prospectively collected, analysed and presented for the first time. RESULTS: Significant improvements in International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), IPSS quality of life...

  17. Pharmacokinetics of chloroquine in diabetic rabbits | Adelusi ...

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    The pharmacokinetic parameters derived from diabetic rabbits have been compared to those of normal rabbits. Two sets of rabbits were used, normal rabbits and diabetic rabbits. The diabetic rabbits were obtained by inducing diabetes in rabbits using streptozotocin. Chloroquine at a dose of 10 mg/kg was administered to ...

  18. A case of traumatic myiasis in a domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) caused by Lucilia sericata. (United States)

    Ipek, Duygu Neval Sayın; Ipek, Polat


    Lucilia sericata is one of the factors resulting in facultative traumatic myiasis in animals and humans. L. sericata threatens human health and leads to significant economic losses in animal industry by leading to serious parasitic infestations. A three month old female rabbit was presented to the clinics of the Veterinary Faculty of Dicle University for the treatment of the wound located on the left carpal joint. The examination revealed that the wound was infested with larvae. The microscopic inspection of the larvae collected from the rabbit showed that they were the third instar larvae of L. sericata.

  19. Prevention of urethral stricture recurrence using clean intermittent self-catheterization

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    Kjaergaard, B; Walter, S; Bartholin, J


    year following Sachse's operation for urethral stricture and 22 patients formed the control group after the same operation. All had an objective examination for urethral stricture every 2 months after surgery. RESULTS: Significantly fewer (P ... within the first postoperative year in the CIC group (n = 4) compared with the control group (n = 15). No CIC complications were seen, and patients who completed the CIC programme considered the method fully acceptable. CONCLUSION: Weekly CIC is a simple method of reducing the frequency of urethral...

  20. Quality and length of life, money and urethral stricture disease. (United States)

    Jackson, Matthew J; Ivaz, Stella L


    This article walks through some of the ideas behind patient-reported outcome measurement and quality of life research against the backdrop of urethral stricture disease and conditions of the lower urinary tract more generally, why measurement matters at all, future areas for research and development and potential opportunities for misuse and manipulation. It is the authors' opinion that only one published study has substantially advanced our understanding of the way men with urethral stricture disease manage this condition in the real world, and, in turn, the outcomes those men seek when they consent to surgery and its associated risks. There is, however, almost certainly greater acceptance now by reconstructive urologists of the utility of patient-reported outcome measures in audit; surgical performance evaluation; clinical research; and fair, logical and transparent healthcare resource allocation at a population level. This is evidenced by the recent proliferation of studies incorporating patient-reported outcomes, which appear today to be on parity at least with those that surgeons historically gave priority to. The next frontier in urethral stricture disease outcomes research is a better understanding of the impact of this condition on men's daily lives. That level of insight is likely to be gained through a mixture of qualitative and quantitative research methods applied to collaborative research ventures with men with the condition who, as those that have the most to gain and lose, must be majority stakeholders in this process.

  1. [Urethral diverticulum. Our casuistic and the literatura review]. (United States)

    Ramírez Backhaus, M; Trassierra Villa, M; Broseta Rico, E; Gimeno Argente, V; Arlandis Guzmán, S; Alonso Gorrea, M; Jiménez Cruz, J F


    The possible etiopathogenic factors, symptoms, diagnostic methods, surgical management and complications of the urethral diverticula are reviewed. A retrospective study of the clinical charts with urethral diverticula diagnosis during the period 1986-2006 was carried out. In the last 20 years a total of 19 patients have been treated for this pathology: 15 females and 4 males. Five of the females started with a sensation of vaginal mass; the rest were diagnosed of micturitional (irritative) syndrome, urinary incontinence or urinary infection. In the case of males, 3 of them had a palpable tumour in the penis. The most used diagnostic method was retrograde and voiding cystourethrography; urethrography with double-occlusion balloon catheter was used in 5 cases and urethroscopy in 4 patients; other techniques of image diagnosis like magnetic resonance imaging were necessary for the most complex cases. The treatment was the excision of the diverticulum, except for one of the females who rejected the treatment. The evolution in all treated women was successful, according to follow up 2 years after the treatment. In males, two of them had complex recurrent diverticula. Urethral diverticula are nosologic entities of difficult diagnosis, due to their low prevalence and their unspecific clinic, therefore diagnosis is sometimes incidental. The etiopathogenity is acquired in most cases and its surgical treatment is more challenging in males than in females probably linked to the fact that diverticula appear in urethras with previous surgery, endourologic manipulation or associated injuries.

  2. Hepatitis E Virus in Farmed Rabbits, Wild Rabbits and Petting Farm Rabbits in the Netherlands. (United States)

    Burt, Sara A; Veltman, Jorg; Hakze-van der Honing, Renate; Schmitt, Heike; van der Poel, Wim H M


    Rabbits have been suggested as a zoonotic source of Hepatitis E virus. Phylogenetic analysis of HEV isolates from farmed, wild and pet rabbits in the Netherlands (0, 60, and 23 % respectively) showed them to be grouped amongst published rabbit HEV sequences and distinct from most human isolates. Dutch rabbits are unlikely to be a zoonotic source.

  3. RabbitMQ essentials

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    Dossot, David


    This book is a quick and concise introduction to RabbitMQ. Follow the unique case study of Clever Coney Media as they progressively discover how to fully utilize RabbitMQ, containing clever examples and detailed explanations.Whether you are someone who develops enterprise messaging products professionally or a hobbyist who is already familiar with open source Message Queuing software and you are looking for a new challenge, then this is the book for you. Although you should be familiar with Java, Ruby, and Python to get the most out of the examples, RabbitMQ Essentials will give you the push y

  4. External genitalia gunshot wounds: a ten-year experience with fifty-six cases. (United States)

    Brandes, S B; Buckman, R F; Chelsky, M J; Hanno, P M


    To determine the appropriate methods for the diagnosis and management of gunshot injuries to the external genitalia. Retrospective analysis. Fifty-six patients with gunshot wounds (GSWs) to the external genitalia were seen over the last 10 years. All patients underwent physical examination, radiographic staging, and surgical exploration, according to protocol. There were 25 testicular, 19 scrotal soft tissue, 14 penile, 4 epididymal, 4 urethral, 4 vasal, and 3 superficial scrotal skin injuries. When possible, all injuries, except for the vasal and 1 urethral injury, were primarily repaired with excellent long-term results. Orchiectomy was required in half of testes struck by gunshots. Associated injuries with single GSWs were mostly to the proximity soft tissue and were amenable to conservative management. Major associated injuries were present in patients with multiple GSWs. In the absence of a suspected major associated injury, genital GSWs required only two diagnostic studies, a retrograde urethrogram for suspected urethral injury and a routine abdominal radiograph. Gunshot injuries to the penis or perineum, blood at the penile meatus, or gross hematuria were highly suggestive of urethral injury. Successful management of genital GSWs is dependent upon prompt surgical exploration, conservative debridement, and primary repair.

  5. Cost-effectiveness of microscopy of urethral smears for asymptomatic Mycoplasma genitalium urethritis in men in England. (United States)

    Sutton, Andrew J; Roberts, Tracy E; Jackson, Louise; Saunders, John; White, Peter J; Birger, Ruthie; Estcourt, Claudia


    The objective was to determine whether or not the limited use of urethral microscopy to diagnose asymptomatic and symptomatic non-chlamydial, non-gonococcal urethritis (NCNGU) in men is a cost-effective strategy to avert pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), ectopic pregnancy or infertility in female partners. Outputs from a transmission dynamic model of NCNGU in a population of 16-30 year olds in England simulating the number of consultations, PID cases and patients treated over time amongst others, were used along with secondary data to undertake a cost-effectiveness analysis carried out from a health care provider perspective. The main outcome measure was cost per case of PID averted. A secondary outcome measure was cost per major outcome averted, where a major outcome is a case of symptomatic PID, ectopic pregnancy, or infertility. Offering a limited number of asymptomatic men urethral microscopy was more effective than the current practice of no microscopy in terms of reducing the number of cases of PID with an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of £15,700, meaning that an investment of £15,800 is required to avert one case of PID. For major outcomes averted, offering some asymptomatic men urethral microscopy was again found to be more effective than no microscopy, but here an investment of £49,900 is required to avert one major outcome. Testing asymptomatic men for NCNGU in a small number of genitourinary medicine settings in England is not cost-effective, and thus by maintaining the current practice of not offering this patient group microscopy, this continues to make savings for the health care provider.

  6. Signal processing in urodynamics: towards high definition urethral pressure profilometry. (United States)

    Klünder, Mario; Sawodny, Oliver; Amend, Bastian; Ederer, Michael; Kelp, Alexandra; Sievert, Karl-Dietrich; Stenzl, Arnulf; Feuer, Ronny


    Urethral pressure profilometry (UPP) is used in the diagnosis of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) which is a significant medical, social, and economic problem. Low spatial pressure resolution, common occurrence of artifacts, and uncertainties in data location limit the diagnostic value of UPP. To overcome these limitations, high definition urethral pressure profilometry (HD-UPP) combining enhanced UPP hardware and signal processing algorithms has been developed. In this work, we present the different signal processing steps in HD-UPP and show experimental results from female minipigs. We use a special microtip catheter with high angular pressure resolution and an integrated inclination sensor. Signals from the catheter are filtered and time-correlated artifacts removed. A signal reconstruction algorithm processes pressure data into a detailed pressure image on the urethra's inside. Finally, the pressure distribution on the urethra's outside is calculated through deconvolution. A mathematical model of the urethra is contained in a point-spread-function (PSF) which is identified depending on geometric and material properties of the urethra. We additionally investigate the PSF's frequency response to determine the relevant frequency band for pressure information on the urinary sphincter. Experimental pressure data are spatially located and processed into high resolution pressure images. Artifacts are successfully removed from data without blurring other details. The pressure distribution on the urethra's outside is reconstructed and compared to the one on the inside. Finally, the pressure images are mapped onto the urethral geometry calculated from inclination and position data to provide an integrated image of pressure distribution, anatomical shape, and location. With its advanced sensing capabilities, the novel microtip catheter collects an unprecedented amount of urethral pressure data. Through sequential signal processing steps, physicians are provided with

  7. Prescription diets for rabbits. (United States)

    Proença, Laila Maftoum; Mayer, Jörg


    Dietary management can be used with drug therapy for the successful treatment of many diseases. Therapeutic nutrition is well-recognized in dogs and cats and is beginning to increase among other pet species, including rabbits. The nutritional component of some rabbit diseases (eg, urolithiasis) is not completely understood, and the clinician should evaluate the use of prescription diets based on the scientific literature and individual needs. Long-term feeding trials are needed to further evaluate the efficacy of prescription diets in rabbits. Prescription diets are available for selected diseases in rabbits, including diets for immediate-term, short-term, and long-term management. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. How wounds heal (United States)

    How cuts heal; How scrapes heal; How puncture wounds heal; How burns heal; How pressure sores heal; How lacerations heal ... For major wounds, follow your doctor's instructions on how to care for your injury. Avoid picking at ...

  9. Surgical wound care (United States)

    ... closing before the wound underneath fills in. Proper Handwashing It is important to clean your hands before ... 5°F (38°C) or higher. Alternative Names Surgical incision care; Open wound care Images Proper hand ...

  10. Surgical wound care -- closed (United States)

    ... this page: // Surgical wound care - closed To use the sharing features on ... made during surgery. It is also called a "surgical wound." Some incisions are small. Others are very long. ...

  11. Effect of apple cider vinegar on the healing of experimentally–induced wounds infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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    A. H. Alawi


    Full Text Available Standard wounds were made in the backs of 18 rabbits. The rabbits were then divided into 6 equal groups. Rabbits of group (1, constituted a control group and their wounds were treated with physiological saline solution. In group (2, the wounds were treated with Cefotaxime at a concentration of 500 mg. Wounds of the third, fourth, and fifth groups were treated with 5%, 3.75%, and 2.5% apple cider vinegar respectively. Wounds of the sixth groups of rabbits were treated with a combination of equal amounts of Cefotaxime and apple cider vinegar 3.75%. All of the wounds were infected with various isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa at the time of infected. Wound treatment was done each 48 hours until complete healing. Results of this study indicated that using apple cider vinegar 3.75% gave results similar to those obtained by using the antibiotic (same rates of bacterial reduction. However, using a combination of equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and the antibiotic lead to more rapid and more better healing than using each one of them alone.


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    Going hand in hand with training personnel is the need to establish wound care protocols which are totally lacking in developing countries. Negative- pressure wound therapy. This is also known as vacuum dressing, Negative. Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT). It has turned out to be very useful in burn and extensive skin ...

  13. Saliva and wound healing

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    Brand, H.S.; Veerman, E.C.I.


    Wounds in the oral cavity heal faster and with less scarring than wounds in other parts of the body. One of the factors implicated in this phenomenon is the presence of saliva, which promotes the healing of oral wounds in several ways. Saliva creates a humid environment, which improves the survival

  14. Improved wound care product

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    The present invention pertains to use of sodium diacetate (NaHAc 2) as an antimicrobial agent against bacteria growing in biofilms. The aspects of the invention include a wound care product comprising sodium diacetate, a kit comprising a wound care product,and a methodof treating an infected wound....

  15. Effect of topically administered platelet-derived growth factor on corneal wound strength. (United States)

    Murali, S; Hardten, D R; DeMartelaere, S; Olevsky, O M; Mindrup, E A; Hecht, M L; Karlstad, R; Chan, C C; Holland, E J


    Since the cornea is an avascular tissue, the wound healing process is lengthy, with a need for sutures to stabilize the wound for a long time. Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) has been shown to accelerate wound healing in rat dermal models. Accelerated healing, if unaccompanied by side effects may reduce suture related complications such as astigmatism and infectious keratitis. This study evaluated the effect of PDGF on wound strength in corneal laceration and penetrating keratoplasty models using New Zealand white albino rabbits. Twenty-two rabbits were used in the corneal laceration model and sixteen rabbits in the penetrating keratoplasty model. The treated rabbits received 385 picomoles/drop of PDGF-BB dissolved in balanced salt solution six times on day 1 and three times a day for the remainder of the study. The control rabbits received balanced salt solution in the same dosing schedule. The pressure required to rupture the wound was measured using a pressure transducer. In the laceration model the PDGF treated group had mean (+/- standard deviation) average pressures on day 7 of 360 +/- 102 mm Hg for wound rupture compared to 210 +/- 102 mm Hg in the control group. (p = 0.005). The average pressures in the penetrating keratoplasty model on day 17 were 707 +/- 201 mm Hg for the controls and 1042 +/- 292 mm Hg for the PDGF treated group (p = 0.026). Histopathological evaluation of eyes not subjected to bursting showed increased fibroblasts at the wound junction with an increase in types III and type IV collagen production.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  16. Is the impaired flow after hypospadias correction due to increased urethral stiffness?

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    T. Idzenga (Tim); D.J. Kok (Dirk); J.J.M. Pel (Johan); R. van Mastrigt (Ron); K.P. Wolffenbuttel (Katja)


    textabstractPurpose: A low flow rate without clinical symptoms is commonly found in boys after hypospadias correction. Urethral calibration usually shows no abnormalities. We investigated whether this flow rate impairment might be caused by increased neo-urethral wall-stiffness. Methods: From

  17. Long-term outcome of posterior urethral valves ablation using the ...

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    Problems noticed on follow-up include recurrent urinary tract infections in 35% of the cases, acute and chronic renal failure in 5% and 15% respectively, rickets, anaemia, malnutrition and urethral stricture. Conclusion: Children who had posterior urethral valves ablated should be followed up much beyond the immediate ...

  18. Moraxella catarrhalis associated with acute urethritis imitating gonorrhoea acquired by oral-genital contact. (United States)

    Abdolrasouli, A; Amin, A; Baharsefat, M; Roushan, A; Hemmati, Y


    A case of heterosexual transmission of Moraxella catarrhalis by fellatio, which resulted in acute purulent urethritis mimicking gonorrhoea in the male partner, is described. In male patients with urethritis due to M. catarrhalis, orogenital contact with a sexual partner carrying the organism in his/her oropharynx is the probable route of transmission.

  19. Creating a Long-Term Diabetic Rabbit Model

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    Jianpu Wang


    Full Text Available This study was to create a long-term rabbit model of diabetes mellitus for medical studies of up to one year or longer and to evaluate the effects of chronic hyperglycemia on damage of major organs. A single dose of alloxan monohydrate (100 mg/kg was given intravenously to 20 young New Zealand White rabbits. Another 12 age-matched normal rabbits were used as controls. Hyperglycemia developed within 48 hours after treatment with alloxan. Insulin was given daily after diabetes developed. All animals gained some body weight, but the gain was much less than the age-matched nondiabetic rabbits. Hyperlipidemia, higher blood urea nitrogen and creatinine were found in the diabetic animals. Histologically, the pancreas showed marked beta cell damage. The kidneys showed significantly thickened afferent glomerular arterioles with narrowed lumens along with glomerular atrophy. Lipid accumulation in the cytoplasm of hepatocytes appeared as vacuoles. Full-thickness skin wound healing was delayed. In summary, with careful management, alloxan-induced diabetic rabbits can be maintained for one year or longer in reasonably good health for diabetic studies.

  20. The impact of tension-free vaginal tape on the urethral closure function

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    Saaby, Marie-Louise; Klarskov, Niels; Lose, Gunnar


    AIM: To investigate if the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) works by increasing the abdominal to urethral pressure impact ratio (APIR). METHODS: Twenty one women with urodynamically proven stress urinary incontinence (SUI) were assessed by ICIQ-SF, pad-weighing test, incontinence diary and Urethral...... Pressure Reflectometry (UPR) before and after TVT. UPR was conducted during resting and increased intra-abdominal pressure (P(Abd)) by straining. Related values of P(Abd) and urethral opening pressure (P(o)) were plotted into an abdomino-urethral pressuregram. Linear regression of the values was conducted......, and the slope of the line was found. The slope expresses the ratio of pressure increase in the urethra compared to the pressure increase in the abdomen and was called APIR. RESULTS: The urethral opening pressure at rest (P(o-rest)) was unchanged after TVT, while APIR increased in all women (from 0.7 to 1.4, P...

  1. Four cases of lowered urethral pressure in canine ectopic ureter. (United States)

    Koie, H; Yamaya, Y; Sakai, T


    To evaluate the function of the constrictor urethrae of dogs that had urinary incontinence and were diagnosed as having ectopic ureter, the urethral pressure profile (UPP) was measured by means of a microchip catheter transducer. The UPPs (14.5 +/- 3.3 mmHg) of the four dogs suffering from ectopic ureter were much lower (pdogs (35.3 +/- 5.7 mmHg). In the cases of ectopic ureter, it was shown that the UPP was lowered, and it was suggested that this would lead to the expression of urinary incontinence.

  2. Urethral duplication with unusual cause of bladder outlet obstruction

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    Vivek Venkatramani


    Full Text Available A 12-year-old boy presented with poor flow and recurrent urinary tract infections following hypospadias repair at the age of 3 years. The evaluation revealed urethral duplication with a hypoplastic dorsal urethra and patent ventral urethra. He also had duplication of the bladder neck, and on voiding cystourethrogram the ventral bladder neck appeared hypoplastic and compressed by the dorsal bladder neck during voiding. The possibility of functional obstruction of the ventral urethra by the occluded dorsal urethra was suspected, and he underwent a successful urethro-urethrostomy.

  3. Válvula de uretra anterior Anterior urethral valves

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    Silvio Tucci Jr.


    Full Text Available Objetivo: apresentar os aspectos clínicos, diagnósticos e terapêuticos de pacientes portadores de válvula da uretra anterior. Descrição: em dois neonatos, o diagnóstico presuntivo de patologia obstrutiva do trato urinário foi sugerido pela ultra-sonografia realizada no período pré-natal, confirmando-se o diagnóstico de válvula de uretra anterior pela avaliação pós-natal. Os pacientes foram submetidos a tratamento cirúrgico paliativo, com vesicostomia temporária e, posteriormente, definitivo, pela fulguração endoscópica das válvulas. Ambos evoluíram com função renal normal. Comentários: a válvula da uretra anterior é anomalia rara que deve ser considerada em meninos com quadro radiológico pré-natal sugestivo de obstrução infravesical, secundariamente à hipótese mais comum de válvula da uretra posterior. Ressaltamos a utilização da vesicostomia como derivação urinária temporária nestes casos, prevenindo potenciais complicações pela manipulação da uretra do recém-nascido.Objective: to discuss clinical signs, diagnostic tools and therapeutics of anterior urethral valves, an obstructive anomaly of the urinary system in males. Description: signs of urinary tract obstruction were identified on pre-natal ultrasound in two male fetuses and the diagnosis of anterior urethral valves was made through post-natal evaluation. As an initial treatment, vesicostomy was performed in both patients. Later, the valves were fulgurated using an endoscopic procedure. During the follow-up period both patients presented normal renal function. Comments: anterior urethral valves are a rare form of urethral anomaly that must be ruled out in boys with pre-natal ultrasound indicating infravesical obstruction. Vesicostomy used as an initial treatment rather than transurethral fulguration may prevent potential complications that can occur due to the small size of the neonatal urethra.

  4. Nutrition of the domestic rabbit. (United States)

    Cheeke, P R


    Recent studies on the nutritional needs of the rabbit were reviewed. Emphasis was placed on fiber utilization by rabbits, digestibility of forage protein, and unique aspects of mineral and vitamin requirements. In spite of the herbivorous nature of rabbits, their ability to digest fiber is low. Indigestible fiber may have a role in preventing enteritis. While lacking the ability to efficiently digest fiber, rabbits do make efficient use of forage protein, in contrast to most other monogastric animals. Differences in serum calcium homeostasis and calcium excretion as compared with other animals were discussed. The interrelationship between vitamin E and selenium appears different in the rabbit compared with other species. The limited information available on rabbit nutrition suggests that rabbits are unusual in their metabolism of several nutrients; because of their wide use in biological research, more extensive information on nutritional and metabolic characteristics of rabbits is needed.

  5. Effectiveness of syndromic management for male patients with urethral discharge symptoms in Amazonas, Brazil. (United States)

    Menezes Filho, Jonas Rodrigues de; Sardinha, José Carlos Gomes; Galbán, Enrique; Saraceni, Valéria; Talhari, Carolina


    Urethral discharge syndrome (UDS) is characterized by the presence of purulent or mucopurulent urethral discharge.The main etiological agents of this syndrome are Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis. To evaluate the effectiveness of the syndromic management to resolve symptoms in male urethral discharge syndrome cases in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. Retrospective cohort of male cases of urethral discharge syndrome observed at a clinic for sexually transmitted disease (STD) in 2013. Epidemiological and clinical data, as well as the results of urethral swabs, bacterioscopy, hybrid capture for C.trachomatis, wet-mount examination, and culture for N.gonorrhoeae, were obtained through medical chart reviews. Of the 800 urethral discharge syndrome cases observed at the STD clinic, 785 (98.1%) presented only urethral discharge syndrome, 633 (79.1%) returned for follow-up, 579 (91.5%) were considered clinically cured on the first visit, 41(6.5 %) were considered cured on the second visit, and 13(2.0%) did not reach clinical cure after two appointments. Regarding the etiological diagnosis, 42.7% of the patients presented a microbiological diagnosis of N.gonorrhoeae, 39.3% of non-gonococcal and non-chlamydia urethritis, 10.7% of C.trachomatis and 7.3% of co-infection with chlamydia and gonococcus. The odds of being considered cured in the first visit were greater in those who were unmarried, with greater schooling, and with an etiological diagnosis of gonorrhea. The diagnosis of non-gonococcal urethritis reduced the chance of cure in the first visit. A study conducted at a single center of STD treatment. Syndromic management of male urethral discharge syndrome performed in accordance with the Brazilian Ministry of Health STD guidelines was effective in resolving symptoms in the studied population. More studies with microbiological outcomes are needed to ensure the maintenance of the syndromic management.

  6. Three-dimensional spiral computed tomographic cysto-urethrography for post-traumatic complex posterior urethral strictures associated with urethral-rectal fistula. (United States)

    Sa, Ying Long; Xu, Yue Min; Feng, Chao; Ye, Xu Xiao; Song, Lu Jie


    To evaluate the value of three-dimensional spiral computed tomography/cysto-urethrography (CTCUG) in diagnosing posterior urethral strictures associated with urethrorectal fistulas (URF). Between June 2008 and March 2012, 38 patients with posterior urethral strictures associated with URFs were examined by CTCUG, retrograde urethrography (RUG) and cysto-urethrography (CUG). Urethral reconstruction was undertaken and URFs were surgically repaired in all patients. The length of the urethral defect, location and size of URFs were recorded. Data from radiological examinations were compared with surgical findings. No statistically significant difference was found in the length of stricture measured using CTCUG (4.31 ± 2.28 cm) or conventional urethrography (4.02 ± 3.12 cm; p > 0.05), However, the accuracy in determining the location of the stricture was higher with CTCUG (93.12%) than with conventional urethrography (70.59%; p < 0.05). CTCUG identified URFs in all 38 patients (100%), whereas URFs were only observed in 27 patients (71%) using conventional urethrography. In conclusion, CTCUG was more accurate, safer and provided more details of URFs and urethral defects than conventional urethrography in patients with posterior urethral strictures associated with URFs.

  7. Vacuum-assisted wound closure following urine-induced skin and thigh muscle necrosis in a cat. (United States)

    Owen, L; Hotston-Moore, A; Holt, P


    Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) is a relatively new technique for wound management in dogs and cats. It was successfully used in this cat to treat severe urine-induced skin and thigh muscle necrosis, resulting from a traumatic urethral rupture. No complications were encountered with application of the VAC technique and production of a healthy granulation bed, suitable for wound reconstruction, was achieved after only five days of VAC treatment. The marked wound contraction (40.3%) obtained after eight days of treatment, was sufficient to allow closure of the defect using a simple, rotational subdermal plexus flap. This was a safe, effective and efficient treatment for a challenging wound in a difficult anatomical location.

  8. Wound care in horses. (United States)

    Caston, Stephanie S


    Care of equine wounds in the field can be a challenging endeavor. Many times, wound care is complicated by chronicity or by prior inappropriate care in addition to the great degree of tissue trauma that occurred when the horse was wounded. Recognizing involvement of synovial structures, loss of skin, and damage to bone are critical in the initial examination of wounds and will guide future care. Education of clients is also important in that preparing them for possible outcomes during healing may help improve compliance and proper treatment of wound. Owners and trainers often perform much of the daily care and monitoring of equine wounds and thus can greatly assist or impede the progress. Bandaging is important to management of equine wounds-especially on the limbs-and is sometimes overlooked because of its labor-intensive nature and the desire for a spray, ointment, or salve that will heal the wound. The practitioner that improves and utilizes his or her understanding of the wound-healing process in concert with his or her knowledge of local anatomy will be the one who is best equipped to care for wounds in ambulatory practice.

  9. The meatal/urethral width in healthy uncircumcised boys. (United States)

    Orkiszewski, Marek; Madej, Joanna


    Knowledge of normal meatal/urethral width in a growing boy is important to create a neourethra of adequate size to correct hypospadias. Thus far, normal size values have been based on the study of circumcised, awake boys. The aim of this study was to measure normal urethral width in healthy uncircumcised boys under general anesthesia to provide a tool to create a neourethra of adequate size. Sixty healthy uncircumcised boys, aged 5 months through 16 years, were examined. Measurements were carried out under general anesthesia with Hegar dilators, size 1-8mm. Care was taken not to dilate or injure the urethra. The patients were divided into age groups similar to those in the literature and those recommended for hypospadias surgery. The data were analyzed in relation to age, body length and weight. With minimum size 3.5mm and maximum 7.5mm, the mean width was significantly larger in the age groups 5 months-2 years and 2-4 years than in the literature (P<0.001). This study presents a practical tool for surgeons involved in hypospadias repair. Standardization of procedure may result in better assessment of results and education. Copyright © 2009 Journal of Pediatric Urology Company. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Urethral dysfunction in female mice with estrogen receptor β deficiency.

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    Yung-Hsiang Chen

    Full Text Available Estrogen has various regulatory functions in the growth, development, and differentiation of the female urogenital system. This study investigated the roles of ERβ in stress urinary incontinence (SUI. Wild-type (ERβ(+/+ and knockout (ERβ(-/- female mice were generated (aged 6-8 weeks, n = 6 and urethral function and protein expression were measured. Leak point pressures (LPP and maximum urethral closure pressure (MUCP were assessed in mice under urethane anesthesia. After the measurements, the urethras were removed for proteomic analysis using label-free quantitative proteomics by nano-liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS analysis. The interaction between these proteins was further analysed using MetaCore. Lastly, Western blot was used to confirm the candidate proteins. Compared with the ERβ(+/+ group, the LPP and MUCP values of the ERβ(-/- group were significantly decreased. Additionally, we identified 85 differentially expressed proteins in the urethra of ERβ(-/- female mice; 57 proteins were up-regulated and 28 were down-regulated. The majority of the ERβ knockout-modified proteins were involved in cell-matrix adhesion, metabolism, immune response, signal transduction, nuclear receptor translational regelation, and muscle contraction and development. Western blot confirmed the up-regulation of myosin and collagen in urethra. By contrast, elastin was down-regulated in the ERβ(-/- mice. This study is the first study to estimate protein expression changes in urethras from ERβ(-/- female mice. These changes could be related to the molecular mechanism of ERβ in SUI.

  11. Effect of piracetam and nimodipine on full-thickness skin burns in rabbits. (United States)

    Sari, Elif; Dincel, Gungor C


    The potential of several drugs for full-thickness skin burns has been investigated, but the treatment of such burns remains a challenge in plastic surgery. The present study was designed to determine the effect of systemic and topical administration of piracetam and nimodipine on full-thickness skin burn wound healing. A total of 36 New Zealand male rabbits were divided into six groups. Full-thickness skin burns were produced in all the groups, except the control group. Piracetam was administered systemically (piracetam-IV) and topically (piracetam-C) for 14 days, and nimodipine was administered systemically (nimodipine-IV) and topically (nimodipine-C) over the burn wounds for 14 days. The sham group underwent burn injury but was not administered any drug. After 21 days, gross examination and histopathological analysis were performed and the results were compared statistically. Nimodipine-C and nimodipine-IV had no effect on burn wound healing. However, both piracetam-IV and piracetam-C significantly enhanced the healing of the full-thickness skin burn wounds, although the latter was more effective, useful and practical in burn wound healing. The histopathological features of the wounds in the piracetam-C group were closer to those of the control group than those of the other groups. Piracetam-C rather than piracetam-IV may promote full-thickness burn wound healing in rabbits. © 2015 Inc and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  12. [Effects of vacuum drainage combined with heparin irrigation for treatment of scald burns with seawater immersion in rabbits]. (United States)

    Zhang, Wen-Hao; Wu, Qi; Ma, Jun; Wang, Jia-Han


    To investigate the effect of closed vacuum drainage combined with heparin irrigation in the treatment of scald burns with seawater immersion in rabbits. Twenty New Zealand rabbits were subjected to deep partial-thickness scald burns in 4 regions on the bilateral skin of the spine. The wounds were managed with common dressing (group A), common dressing after seawater immersion (group B), closed vacuum drainage after seawater immersion (group C), or closed vacuum drainage combined with heparin irrigation after seawater immersion (group D). Wound effusion and tissue necrosis were observed at 1, 3, 5 and 7 days after the burns. Tissue samples were collected from the wounds for HE staining and immunohistochemistry for VEGF and CD31, and the changes of capillary endothelial cells in the wound were observed using electron microscopy. The water content in the wound tissues was determined, and the wound healing rate was calculated after the injury. Sea water immersion of the wound results in earlier onset of edema and more extensive tissue necrosis in the scalded rabbits. The mean necrotic area in groups C and D was smaller than that in group B early after the burns, and vacuum drainage promoted necrotic tissue elimination and accelerated wound healing. Early after the burns, water content in the tissues increased with time in all the groups and reached the highest level at 3 days, and was significantly lower in groups C and D than in group B. Pathologically, vascular endothelial cell damage at the wound site was worsened after seawater immersion. In group D, the basement membrane damage was milder and the endothelial cell membrane remained intact at the wound site, where new blood vessels occurred at 3 days after the burns, a time earlier than that in the other 3 groups with also the highest vascular density. Closed vacuum drainage combined with heparin irrigation can relieve edema at the scald wound with seawater immersion, improve microcirculation, accelerate the removal

  13. Hepatitis E Virus in Farmed Rabbits, Wild Rabbits and Petting Farm Rabbits in the Netherlands


    Burt, Sara A.; Veltman, Jorg; Hakze-van der Honing, Renate; Schmitt, Heike; Poel, van der, J.J.


    Rabbits have been suggested as a zoonotic source of Hepatitis E virus. Phylogenetic analysis of HEV isolates from farmed, wild and pet rabbits in the Netherlands (23, 0, and 60?% respectively) showed them to be grouped amongst published rabbit HEV sequences and distinct from most human isolates. Dutch rabbits are unlikely to be a zoonotic source. Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article (doi:10.1007/s12560-016-9239-3) contains supplementary material, which is avail...

  14. Biosynthetic corneal implants for replacement of pathologic corneal tissue : performance in a controlled rabbit alkali burn model


    Joanne M. Hackett; Lagali, Neil; Merrett, Kimberley; Edelhauser, Henry; Sun, Yifei; Gan, Lisha; Griffith, May; Fagerholm, Per


    Purpose: To evaluate the performance of structurally reinforced, stabilized recombinant human collagen-phosphorylcholine (RHCIII-MPC) hydrogels as corneal substitutes in a rabbit model of severe corneal damage. Methods: One eye each of 12 rabbits received a deep corneal alkali wound. Four corneas were implanted with RHCIII-MPC hydrogels. The other eight control corneas were implanted with either allografts or a simple crosslinked RHCIII hydrogel. In all cases, 6.25 mm diameter, 350 µm thick b...

  15. Hepatitis E Virus in Farmed Rabbits, Wild Rabbits and Petting Farm Rabbits in the Netherlands

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    Burt, S.A.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/140114432; Veltman, Jorg; Hakze-van der Honing, Renate; Schmitt, Heike; van der Poel, Wim H.M.


    Rabbits have been suggested as a zoonotic source of Hepatitis E virus. Phylogenetic analysis of HEV isolates from farmed, wild and pet rabbits in the Netherlands (23, 0, and 60 % respectively) showed them to be grouped amongst published rabbit HEV sequences and distinct from most human isolates.

  16. Hepatitis E Virus in Farmed Rabbits, Wild Rabbits and Petting Farm Rabbits in the Netherlands

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    Burt, Sara A.; Veltman, Jorg; Hakze-van der Honing, Renate; Schmitt, Heike; Poel, van der Wim H.M.


    Rabbits have been suggested as a zoonotic source of Hepatitis E virus. Phylogenetic analysis of HEV isolates from farmed, wild and pet rabbits in the Netherlands (23, 0, and 60 % respectively) showed them to be grouped amongst published rabbit HEV sequences and distinct from most human isolates.

  17. Diabetes and Wound Angiogenesis

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    Uzoagu A. Okonkwo


    Full Text Available Diabetes Mellitus Type II (DM2 is a growing international health concern with no end in sight. Complications of DM2 involve a myriad of comorbidities including the serious complications of poor wound healing, chronic ulceration, and resultant limb amputation. In skin wound healing, which has definite, orderly phases, diabetes leads to improper function at all stages. While the etiology of chronic, non-healing diabetic wounds is multi-faceted, the progression to a non-healing phenotype is closely linked to poor vascular networks. This review focuses on diabetic wound healing, paying special attention to the aberrations that have been described in the proliferative, remodeling, and maturation phases of wound angiogenesis. Additionally, this review considers therapeutics that may offer promise to better wound healing outcomes.

  18. Biofilms in wounds

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    Cooper, R A; Bjarnsholt, Thomas; Alhede, M


    Following confirmation of the presence of biofilms in chronic wounds, the term biofilm became a buzzword within the wound healing community. For more than a century pathogens have been successfully isolated and identified from wound specimens using techniques that were devised in the nineteenth...... extracellular polymeric substances (EPS). Cells within such aggregations (or biofilms) display varying physiological and metabolic properties that are distinct from those of planktonic cells, and which contribute to their persistence. There are many factors that influence healing in wounds and the discovery...... of biofilms in chronic wounds has provided new insight into the reasons why. Increased tolerance of biofilms to antimicrobial agents explains the limited efficacy of antimicrobial agents in chronic wounds and illustrates the need to develop new management strategies. This review aims to explain the nature...

  19. Factors Affecting Wound Healing (United States)

    Guo, S.; DiPietro, L.A.


    Wound healing, as a normal biological process in the human body, is achieved through four precisely and highly programmed phases: hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling. For a wound to heal successfully, all four phases must occur in the proper sequence and time frame. Many factors can interfere with one or more phases of this process, thus causing improper or impaired wound healing. This article reviews the recent literature on the most significant factors that affect cutaneous wound healing and the potential cellular and/or molecular mechanisms involved. The factors discussed include oxygenation, infection, age and sex hormones, stress, diabetes, obesity, medications, alcoholism, smoking, and nutrition. A better understanding of the influence of these factors on repair may lead to therapeutics that improve wound healing and resolve impaired wounds. PMID:20139336

  20. Incidence of Urethral Stricture in Patients with Adult Acquired Buried Penis. (United States)

    Liaw, Aron; Rickborn, Lanette; McClung, Christopher


    Introduction. Concealed-buried penis is an acquired condition associated with obesity, challenging to both manage and repair. Urethral stricture is a more common disorder with multiple etiologies. Lichen sclerosus is a significant known cause of urethral stricture, implicated in up to 30%. We hypothesize that patients with buried penis have a higher rate of urethral stricture and lichen sclerosus than the general population. Methods. We retrospectively reviewed a single surgeon's (CM) case logs for patients presenting with a buried penis. All patients were evaluated for urethral stricture with cystoscopy or retrograde urethrogram either prior to or at the time of repair for buried penis. Those that had surgical repair or biopsy were reviewed for presence of lichen sclerosus. Results. 39 patients met inclusion criteria. Of these, 13 (33%) had associated stricture disease. The location of the strictures was bulbar urethra (38%), penile urethra (15%), and meatus or fossa navicularis (62%). Five patients had lichen sclerosus and urethral stricture disease, while 3 had lichen sclerosus without stricture. 11/13 stricture patients were treated. Six underwent dilation, 3 underwent meatotomy, and 2 underwent urethroplasty. No significant recurrences of stricture were seen. Conclusion. Patients with a concealed penis are more likely than the general population to have a urethral stricture and/or LS. Patients presenting with concealed penis should also be evaluated for a urethral stricture.

  1. Wound Assessment: Made Easy


    Ousey, Karen; Cook, Leanne


    A structured approach to wound assessment is required to maintain a good standard of care. This involves a thorough patient assessment, which should be carried out by skilled and competent practitioners, adhering to local and national guidelines (Harding et al, 2008). Inappropriate or inaccurate assessment can lead to delayed wound healing, pain, increased risk of infection, inappropriate use of wound dressings and a reduction in the quality of life for patients.

  2. Innovation and wound healing. (United States)

    Harding, Keith


    Innovation in medicine requires unique partnerships between academic research, biotech or pharmaceutical companies, and health-care providers. While innovation in medicine has greatly increased over the past 100 years, innovation in wound care has been slow, despite the fact that chronic wounds are a global health challenge where there is a need for technical, process and social innovation. While novel partnerships between research and the health-care system have been created, we still have much to learn about wound care and the wound-healing processes.

  3. Telemedicine for wound management

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    Ravi K Chittoria


    Full Text Available The escalating physiological, psychological, social and financial burdens of wounds and wound care on patients, families and society demand the immediate attention of the health care sector. Many forces are affecting the changes in health care provision for patients with chronic wounds, including managed care, the limited number of wound care therapists, an increasingly ageing and disabled population, regulatory and malpractice issues, and compromised care. The physician is also faced with a number of difficult issues when caring for chronic wound patients because their conditions are time consuming and high risk, represent an unprofitable part of care practice and raise issues of liability. Telemedicine enhances communication with the surgical wound care specialist. Digital image for skin lesions is a safe, accurate and cost-effective referral pathway. The two basic modes of telemedicine applications, store and forward (asynchronous transfer and real-time transmission (synchronous transfer, e.g. video conference, are utilized in the wound care setting. Telemedicine technology in the hands of an experienced physician can streamline management of a problem wound. Although there is always an element of anxiety related to technical change, the evolution of wound care telemedicine technology has demonstrated a predictable maturation process.

  4. Inflammation in Chronic Wounds. (United States)

    Zhao, Ruilong; Liang, Helena; Clarke, Elizabeth; Jackson, Christopher; Xue, Meilang


    Non-healing chronic wounds present a major biological, psychological, social, and financial burden on both individual patients and the broader health system. Pathologically extensive inflammation plays a major role in the disruption of the normal healing cascade. The causes of chronic wounds (venous, arterial, pressure, and diabetic ulcers) can be examined through a juxtaposition of normal healing and the rogue inflammatory response created by the common components within chronic wounds (ageing, hypoxia, ischaemia-reperfusion injury, and bacterial colonisation). Wound bed care through debridement, dressings, and antibiotics currently form the basic mode of treatment. Despite recent setbacks, pharmaceutical adjuncts form an interesting area of research.

  5. Rabbit Repellent Paint (United States)

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Five gallons of rabbit repellent paint were sent to George Wilson to be applied on the trees of the Tewaukon tree plot. Mr. Wilson requires a 3 or 4 in. brush for...

  6. [Comparative assessment of the reparative process of wounds of the liver and kidneys depending on the kind of plastic material in experiment]. (United States)

    Musatov, O V; Zurnadzhan, S A


    In 52 rabbits a morphological assessment was made of regeneration of wounds of the liver and kidneys after their plasty with a seromuscle flap of the stomach on the vascular pedicle (26 rabbits), of hepatorhaphy and omentonephroplasty (26 rabbits) within the period from 1 to 360 days and was compared with literature data concerning reparation of the liver and kidney of the rabbit with the application of bio- and polymer materials for covering their wounds. The influence of plastic properties of the materials used on the productivity of the inflammatory-reparative process was established. In suturing the wounds of parenchymatous organs it is necessary to use plastic materials stimulating regeneration. The application of seromuscle flap of the stomach for these purposes improves the inflammatory-reparative process making it more productive as compared with bio- and polymer materials.

  7. Parameatal urethral cyst of glans penis in children – a report of three cases

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    Mrinal Gupta


    Full Text Available Parameatal urethral cysts are a rare benign condition usually seen in males. They are usually asymptomatic but may produce symptoms like difficulty in micturition, pain during intercourse, urinary retention and distortion of the urinary stream. We report three cases of parameatal urethral cyst in young males presenting as a spherical clear fluid filled cystic lesions over the external urethral meatus, causing distortion of the urinary stream and poor cosmesis. Histological examination of the excised cyst showed a monolocular cyst lined with pseudo-stratified epithelium with no evidence of inflammation. Complete surgical excision of the cysts was done and no recurrence was observed at follow-up.

  8. An Urethral Stone Mimicking Urinary Tract Infection in a Twenty-six-month-old Boy

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    Mehmet Giray Sönmez


    Full Text Available A 26-month-old boy, who was misdiagnosed with urinary tract infection, was admitted to our hospital with increasing complaints of uneasiness, vomiting and nausea. On physical examination, a urethral stone was suspected and was confirmed by plain urinary tract x-ray. In children, the clinical features of a urethral stone may be overlooked because children are not able to express their complaints fully. Therefore, a detailed and careful physical examination is of great importance. In this paper, we present the rare case of urethral stone in a child and a review of the literature.

  9. Wound-healing and potential anti-keloidal properties of the latex of ...

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    Calotropis Procera (CP) has been used in the management of toothache, fresh skin burns, gum bleeding as well as others to make it qualify as a medicinal plant. This study was designed to assess its wound-healing property in rabbits and its potentials for anti keloidal activity.Fresh latex of Calotropis were obtained and ...

  10. The effect of differing ambient oxygen tensions on wound infection. (United States)

    Hunt, T K; Linsey, M; Grislis, H; Sonne, M; Jawetz, E


    Wound infections were studied in rabbits using two standard inocula (approximately equal to 10-4 and approximately equal to 10-6) of Pseudomonas aeruginosa injected into subcutaneous wound dead space made by implantation of standard wire mesh cylinders. The inoculation was done on the fourth day after implantation of the cylinders in animals kept from the day of implantation in atmospheres of 12%, 21%, or 45% oxygen content. Samples of wound fluid (0.2 ml) were removed for quantitative culture just before inoculation and 3, 7, 14, and 21 days later. No positive cultures resulted from samples taken before inoculation. One uninoculated wound served as a control in each animal. None of these control wounds became infected. Culture counts were significantly highest in the anoxic group and lowest in the hyperoxic group. Established infections were significantly lowest in the hyperoxics and highest in the hypoxics. The percent of wounds showing a significant culture count showed a similar trend. The mechanisms of this effect is not known, but a possible mechanism lies in the relative inability of leucocytes to kill this bacterium under hypoxic conditions.

  11. Effect of urethral wall injection of replication-defective herpes simplex virus-mediated gene transfer of kynurenine aminotransferase on urethral pressure in spinal cord-injured rats. (United States)

    Wang, Zhaoxia; Liao, Limin


    We determined whether or not replication-defective herpes simplex virus vector-mediated kynurenine aminotransferase II (HSVrd-KAT II) suppressed the tonic activity of the urethral sphincter in spinal cord-injured (SCI) rats. Thirty-six adult female Sprague-Dawley rats were used to produce a spinal cord injury model. One week after spinalization, HSVrd-KAT II was injected into the urethral wall of rats and another two groups of SCI rats were treated with saline and HSVrd as controls. Three weeks after viral injection, the urethral pressure profile (UPP), continuous cystometry, and gene expression in the L6-S1 spinal cords were evaluated in all three groups. In the HSVrd-KAT II group, the maximum urethral closure pressure (Pclo.max) and maximum voiding pressure were significantly decreased (23.6-24.9% and 31.6-30.9%, respectively), in addition to an increase in voiding efficiency(48.8-76%), compared with the sham and HSVrd groups. The KAT II protein and mRNA levels were significantly increased in HSV-KAT II group compared with the HSVrd group. KAT II gene therapy effectively reduced the urethral pressure, improving detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia (DSD), and detrusor overactivity (DO), probably by blocking the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAr) in the L6-S1 spinal cord. Neurourol. Urodynam. 36:1046-1051, 2017. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  12. Female Urethral Malignant Melanoma With Vesical Invasion: A Case Report

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    Alpaslan Akbas


    Full Text Available We report a 75-year-old female with a primary urethral malignant melanoma. A mass protruding from inside the urethra was detected on physical examination. Abdominopelvic magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass extending from the urethra with dimensions of 4 × 2 cm, and periurethral heterogenous fatty planes consistent with infiltration. The histopathologic examination was consistent with HMB45(+ malignant melanoma. We performed cystourethrectomy and bilateral inguinal and pelvic lymphadenectomy in one session. The pathology report revealed primary malignant melanoma of the urethra invading the inferior bladder wall. The patient received no adjuvant therapy because of cardiopulmonary morbidities and the presence of multiple pulmonary metastases. The patient eventually died 13 months after surgery.

  13. Urethral dysontogenic metaplasia in cat with bilateral renal dysplasia

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    Carolina da Fonseca Sapin


    Full Text Available This paper to describe a case of dysontogenic urethral metaplasia in a one month old mongrel feline who also had bilateral renal dysplasia. Dysontogenic metaplasia in cats are scarce and this change may be associated with renal dysplasia and/or lower urinary tract. The animal had history of abdominal enlargement since birth and dysuria, eliminating urine only dropwise. Due to the poor prognosis we opted for euthanasia. At necropsy was observed enlarged and distended bladder, reduced kidneys and dilated and tortuous ureters. The urethra was thickened, hard to cut, and histologically, was replacing the connective tissue, cartilage and endochondral ossification areas, which features dysontogenic metaplasia. Both kidneys presented primitive appearance featuring dysplasia. Dysontogenic metaplasia in urinary tract feline with renal dysplasia, has not been described.

  14. Urethral masturbation and sexual disinhibition in dementia: a case report. (United States)

    Rosenthal, Michal; Berkman, Pinhas; Shapira, Adi; Gil, Israel; Abramovitz, Jancu


    Urethral masturbation and sexual disinhibition as manifestations of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are described in a 90-year-old patient who repeatedly self-inserted foreign bodies into his urethra. A diagnosis was made of late onset sexual disinhibition and hypersexuality in a patient with Dementia of the Alzheimer Type. Significant reduction of his sexual behavior was achieved with low doses of haloperidol. Similar symptoms are noted in Pick's disease, other fronto-temporal lesions, mania and following a seizure or treatment of Parkinson's disease, and have been described as Kluver-Busy-type. Clinicians should consider this diagnosis when investigating dysuria, cystitis, haematuria and urinary tract infections even in the very old.

  15. Urethral polyp in a 1-month-old child

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    Beluffi, Giampiero [Department of Radiodiagnosis, IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, Section of Paediatric Radiology, Piazzale Golgi, 2, I-27100, Pavia PV (Italy); Berton, Francesca; Gola, Giada [University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, Institute of Radiology, Pavia (Italy); Chiari, Giorgio; Romano, Piero; Cassani, Ferdinando [IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, Division of Paediatric Surgery, Pavia (Italy)


    Urethral polyps are a rare finding in children, particularly in the very young. They are suspected by the presence of various clinical signs such as obstruction, voiding dysfunction and haematuria. There is an association with other urinary tract congenital anomalies. They are usually benign fibro-epithelial lesions with no tendency to recur and are treated by surgical ablation, fulguration or laser therapy. We report a 1-month-old boy with an antenatally diagnosed left ectopic pelvic kidney, postnatal urinary tract infection and no clinical signs of obstruction. Voiding cystourethrography to exclude vesico-ureteric reflux showed a trabeculated bladder and a mobile filling defect in the posterior urethra. Owing to its large size, cystotomy was necessary to remove the polyp successfully. (orig.)

  16. Xanthogranulomatous urethritis and cystitis: a rare clinical and pathological entity

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    Lewkowicz Dorota


    Full Text Available Xanthogranulomatous inflammation of the urethra and the urinary bladder is a very rare pathological condition characterized by a chronic inflammatory infiltration composed mainly of foamy macrophages, with the presence of multinucleated giant cells. In a clinical examination, it can mimic urinary bladder carcinoma. This report presents the extremely rare case of a co-existing xanthogranulomatous urethritis and cystitis in a 64-year-old woman with recurrent dysuria, and with the suspicion of malignancy - as indicated on the basis of a cystoscopic examination. The standard treatment of this disorder is surgical resection, but in the presented case, only a diagnostic biopsy was performed. Because of the persistence of clinical symptoms, a cystoscopic examination and biopsy was repeated three times in a two year period. There was no malignancy seen in the repeated biopsies.

  17. Female urethral diverticulum associated with a large urinary calculus

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    Alexandre Oliveira Rodrigues


    Full Text Available The diverticula of female urethra are very uncommon, but more frequently found between the third and fifth decade of life. Diverticula area mostly relate to repeated urinary infections of the periurethral glands or urethra’s trauma. The diverticula may cause infection, calculus formation and rarely endometriosis or cancer. A case of a 65-year old Caucasian female with vaginal mass over six months is herein reported. There was no urinary loss, urethral secretion or urinary symptoms.    A cystourethrography showed diverticula with calculus inside. The patient was submitted to surgery and dismissed from the hospital on the first postoperative day. The pathologic examination revealed no malignancy. In six months of follow-up, the patient was continent with no complaints.

  18. The spectrum of injuries in buttock stab wounds. (United States)

    Campion, T; Cross, S


    Buttock stab wounds are a surprisingly common and increasing source of presentations to emergency departments. These injuries can have a significant impact on quality of life, and there are a number of often subtle, but significant, injuries that the radiologist must be alert to when interpreting computed tomography examinations in these patients. In this review, we will examine briefly the sociological reasons for the increase in these injuries, discuss appropriate imaging techniques, and provide imaging examples of the clinically important injuries that may be encountered in this region. These injuries include rectal or colonic perforation; genito-urinary trauma, for example urethral injury; injury to the sciatic nerve; and a spectrum of vascular trauma including transection and pseudoaneurysm or arteriovenous fistula formation. Copyright © 2017 The Royal College of Radiologists. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. Uretritis meningocóccica masculina Male meningococcal urethritis

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    Federico Díaz González


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    Se presenta el caso de un hombre de 39 años que tuvo uretritis ocho días después de relación orogenital (felatio con una prostituta; de la secreción uretral se aisló Neisseria meningitidis, clasificada como del grupo B; la cepa no producía β lactamasa. El paciente fue tratado con ciprofloxacina y respondió satisfactoriamente; los controles ocho días después de terminar el tratamiento fueron negativos para Neisseria. La inmunofluorescencia para C. trachomatis fue negativa. Se hace una discusión del significado de la N. meningitidis en infecciones genitales.

    We report on the case of a 39 year-old white male who developed urethritis eight days after orogenital contact (fellatio with a prostitute. Group B N. meningitidis was recovered from the urethral secretion; the strain was negative for β lactamase production. Response to cyprofloxacin treatment was satisfactory. Control cultures for Neisseriawere negative eight days after completing treatment. At that moment direct immunofluorescence for Chlamydia trachomatis antigens were also negative. The significance of N. meningitidis in genital tract infections is discussed.

  20. Sugar for wounds. (United States)

    Topham, J


    Sugar in its pure form, or incorporated into a paste containing an adhesive hydropolymer (gum), is a non-toxic treatment for a variety of wounds. Not only does it provide a suitable clean environment for angiogenesis to take place, but it will debride the wound surface and reduce odour. The presence of an adhesive hydropolymer seems to prevent hypergranulation, scarring and contraction.

  1. Surgical wound infection - treatment (United States)

    ... page: // Surgical wound infection - treatment To use the sharing features on this page, ... the organ and space where you had surgery Treatment Antibiotics are used to treat most wound infections. Sometimes, you also may need surgery to ...

  2. Outpatient wound care. (United States)

    Kravitz, M


    As patients are discharged from the acute care setting to the home care setting at a much earlier time in their recovery, surgical wound care will be delivered by patients, family members, and home health care providers rather than by the hospital nurse in a traditional in-patient setting. This trend, which began in the mid-1980s, is expanding to include not just surgical wounds but also surgical complications such as wound dehiscence and traumatic wounds healing by secondary intention. Intensive care nurses are involved in discharge planning from the time the patient is admitted to the ICU. Early planning and teaching regarding wound care, universal precautions, and medical waste disposal have become a vital component of preparing the patient for optimal continuity of care as the transition is made into the community.

  3. Characterization of bulbospongiosus muscle reflexes activated by urethral distension in male rats

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    Tanahashi, Masayuki; Karicheti, Venkateswarlu; Thor, Karl B; Marson, Lesley


    .... The UGR is evoked by distension of the urethra and activation of penile afferents. The current study compares two methods of elevating urethral intraluminal pressure in spinalized, anesthetized male Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 60...

  4. Remote discovery of an asymptomatic bowel perforation by a mid-urethral sling. (United States)

    Elliott, Jason E; Maslow, Ken D


    Bowel perforation is a rare complication of mid-urethral sling procedures and is usually reported shortly after the surgery. We report a remotely discovered asymptomatic bowel injury found at the time of subsequent surgery. The patient with a history of several prior pelvic surgeries underwent an uneventful retropubic mid-urethral sling placement. Five years later, during an abdominal sacrocolpopexy procedure, mesh from the mid-urethral sling was found perforating the wall of the cecum and fixating it to the right pelvic sidewall. Cecal wedge resection was performed to excise the sling mesh. Asymptomatic bowel perforation by mid-urethral sling mesh has not been previously reported. Pelvic and abdominal surgeons should be aware of the possibility of finding this injury in patients with prior sling surgeries.

  5. Primary Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma of a Urethral Diverticulum Treated with Multidisciplinary Robotic Anterior Pelvic Exenteration

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    Dane Scantling


    Full Text Available Primary urethral carcinoma is extremely rare and is marked by a variety of clinical symptoms. Primary carcinoma of a urethral diverticulum is still rarer and clear cell adenocarcinoma of the urethra is particularly uncommon (Swartz et al., 2006. Such infrequency has led to inadequate management guidance in the literature for a disease that is often late in presentation and carries substantial morbidity and mortality. This treatable but grave disease deserves definitive curative treatment. We present the first published instance in which it was treated with robotic anterior exenteration. In our case, a 47-year-old female was referred to the urology service for investigation of recurring urinary tract infections. During the workup, the patient was found to have an advanced clear cell urethral adenocarcinoma originating in a urethral diverticulum. We discuss the natural history of this condition, its consequences, and the first instance of its treatment using robotic anterior pelvic exenteration.

  6. Gunshot wounds to the lower urinary tract: A single-institution experience (United States)

    Cinman, Nadya M.; McAninch, Jack W.; Porten, Sima P.; Myers, Jeremy B.; Blaschko, Sarah D.; Bagga, Herman S.; Breyer, Benjamin N.


    BACKGROUND This study aimed to analyze characteristics and outcomes of gunshot wounds to the lower urinary tract at our Level I trauma center. Our hypothesis is that gunshot wounds to the lower urinary tract have characteristic bullet trajectories, injury patterns, and associated injuries. METHODS Our prospective trauma database was composed of reviewed gunshot wounds to the lower urinary tract including the pelvic ureter, bladder, or urethra from 1989 through 2011. RESULTS We identified 50 patients (median age, 25 years; range, 3–53 years) with lower urinary tract injury. There was a mean of 2.3 bullets per patient (range, 1–8), with 26 patients injured from a single bullet. Urologic injury involving only the bladder occurred in 72% (36 of 50) of the patients. Ureteral injury was diagnosed in 20% (10 of 50) of the patients. Bullet trajectory was known in the majority of multiple bullet injuries and all cases involving a single bullet. All patients but one were managed operatively. During exploration, 90% (34 of 38) with transmural bladder injury had recognized bladder entry and exit wounds. Overall, 80% (40 of 50) had concurrent gastrointestinal injury. In patients with a single gunshot wound to the lower urinary tract, 58% (15 of 26) sustained concomitant intestinal injury, and 23% (6 of 26) sustained rectal injury. Of 20 posteroanterior gunshot wounds, 80% had buttock entry. All 10 single-bullet buttock-entry gunshot wounds injured the bladder. Isolated ureteral injury was associated with lower abdominal entry and anteroposterior trajectory. Urethral injury occurred in 4, with 75% upper-thigh entry. CONCLUSION Penetrating injuries to the lower urinary tract most commonly involve the bladder. During exploration for gunshot wounds to the bladder, two injury sites should be expected because failure to close may lead to complications. Gunshot wounds to the lower urinary tract often occur with concomitant bowel injury, with buttock entry. A multidisciplinary

  7. Laparoscopic ovariectomy in rabbits

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    M. S. Al-Badrany


    Full Text Available A comparative evaluation of three different techniques of laparoscopic ovariectomy was carried out in 33 healthy female in rabbits, which included resection and removal of ovary after clip application, electrocautery of the ovary, then resection, and pulling ovary outside abdomen, ligation by silk, then ovary was removed. The ovaries and associated structures were better visualized by laparoscopy and all three techniques were carried out perfectly. All rabbits after operation were healthy and they were monitored for one month after operation. However, 3 of them died after operation, two of them died due to bleeding and the other of them died due to unknown causes. General anesthesia by using ketamine-xylazine i.m., was suitable for this technique, and the anesthesia provided good analgesia and good muscle relaxation. CO2 was used to establish pneumoperitoneum. In conclusion, resection and removal of the ovaries after clip application technique was found superior to the other two techniques.

  8. Artificial urinary sphincter revision for urethral atrophy: comparing single cuff downsizing and tandem cuff placement

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    Brian J. Linder

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Objective To compare outcomes for single urethral cuff downsizing versus tandem cuff placement during artificial urinary sphincter (AUS revision for urethral atrophy. Materials and Methods We identified 1778 AUS surgeries performed at our institution from 1990-2014. Of these, 406 were first AUS revisions, including 69 revisions for urethral atrophy. Multiple clinical and surgical variables were evaluated for potential association with device outcomes following revision, including surgical revision strategy (downsizing a single urethral cuff versus placing tandem urethral cuffs. Results Of the 69 revision surgeries for urethral atrophy at our institution, 56 (82% were tandem cuff placements, 12 (18% were single cuff downsizings and one was relocation of a single cuff. When comparing tandem cuff placements and single cuff downsizings, the cohorts were similar with regard to age (p=0.98, body-mass index (p=0.95, prior pelvic radiation exposure (p=0.73 and length of follow-up (p=0.12. Notably, there was no difference in 3-year overall device survival compared between single cuff and tandem cuff revisions (60% versus 76%, p=0.94. Likewise, no significant difference was identified for tandem cuff placement (ref. single cuff when evaluating the risk of any tertiary surgery (HR 0.95, 95% CI 0.32-4.12, p=0.94 or urethral erosion/device infection following revision (HR 0.79, 95% CI 0.20-5.22, p=0.77. Conclusions There was no significant difference in overall device survival in patients undergoing single cuff downsizing or tandem cuff placement during AUS revision for urethral atrophy.

  9. Effects of multiple simulated birth traumas on urethral continence function in rats. (United States)

    Yoshikawa, Satoru; Sumino, Yasuhiro; Kwon, Joonbeom; Suzuki, Takahisa; Kitta, Takeya; Miyazato, Minoru; Yoshimura, Naoki


    Multiple vaginal parities have been reported to be an important risk factor for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Simulated birth trauma with single vaginal distention (VD) has been used to induce the SUI condition in animals; however, the effect of multiple simulated birth traumas on the urethral continence function has not been well characterized. Therefore, we examined the effects of multiple VDs on urethral functions in vivo and the changes in gene expressions of several molecules in the urethra using female SD rats, which were divided into three groups; sham, VD-1 (single VD), and VD-3 groups (3 times of VDs every 2 wk). Two weeks after the final VD, leak point pressure (LPP) and urethral responses during sneezing were evaluated. Also, changes in mRNA levels of urethral molecules were quantified with RT-PCR. The VD-1 group did not show any change in LPP with only a tendency of decrease in amplitudes of the urethral responses during sneezing (A-URS); however, the VD-3 group showed a significant decrease in LPP and urethral responses such as baseline urethral pressure and A-URS accompanied with SUI episodes during sneezing. Nicotinic receptor subtypes and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 were significantly increased in both VD-1 and VD-3 groups while TNF receptor (TNFR)-1, IL-6, collagens, and matrix metalloproteinases-9 were significantly increased only in the VD-3 group. These data indicate that rats with multiple simulated birth traumas exhibit profound impairment of the urethral continence function and that these functional changes are associated with those in cytokines, extracellular matrix molecules, and nicotinic receptor subtypes in the urethra. Copyright © 2017 the American Physiological Society.

  10. Artificial urinary sphincter revision for urethral atrophy: Comparing single cuff downsizing and tandem cuff placement. (United States)

    Linder, Brian J; Viers, Boyd R; Ziegelmann, Matthew J; Rivera, Marcelino E; Elliott, Daniel S


    To compare outcomes for single urethral cuff downsizing versus tandem cuff placement during artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) revision for urethral atrophy. We identified 1778 AUS surgeries performed at our institution from 1990-2014. Of these, 406 were first AUS revisions, including 69 revisions for urethral atrophy. Multiple clinical and surgical variables were evaluated for potential association with device outcomes following revision, including surgical revision strategy (downsizing a single urethral cuff versus placing tandem urethral cuffs). Of the 69 revision surgeries for urethral atrophy at our institution, 56 (82%) were tandem cuff placements, 12 (18%) were single cuff downsizings and one was relocation of a single cuff. When comparing tandem cuff placements and single cuff downsizings, the cohorts were similar with regard to age (p=0.98), body-mass index (p=0.95), prior pelvic radiation exposure (p=0.73) and length of follow-up (p=0.12). Notably, there was no difference in 3-year overall device survival compared between single cuff and tandem cuff revisions (60% versus 76%, p=0.94). Likewise, no significant difference was identified for tandem cuff placement (ref. single cuff) when evaluating the risk of any tertiary surgery (HR 0.95, 95% CI 0.32-4.12, p=0.94) or urethral erosion/device infection following revision (HR 0.79, 95% CI 0.20-5.22, p=0.77). There was no significant difference in overall device survival in patients undergoing single cuff downsizing or tandem cuff placement during AUS revision for urethral atrophy. Copyright® by the International Brazilian Journal of Urology.

  11. Urethral pressure reflectometry before and after tension-free vaginal tape

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    Saaby, Marie-Louise; Klarskov, Niels; Lose, Gunnar


    Urethral pressure reflectometry (UPR) is a new method for measuring pressure and cross-sectional area in the urethra. Our aim was to investigate if the UPR parameters at rest and during squeeze were unchanged after TVT.......Urethral pressure reflectometry (UPR) is a new method for measuring pressure and cross-sectional area in the urethra. Our aim was to investigate if the UPR parameters at rest and during squeeze were unchanged after TVT....

  12. Palliative Surgery for Rare Cases of Anterior Urethral Metastasis in Prostate Cancer

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    Enrique Gómez Gómez


    Full Text Available Penis metastasis from prostate cancer is very rare, and its management varies from case to case as there are very few cases reported in the literature. We describe a patient with prostate cancer treated with radiotherapy and androgen deprivation therapy who presented with urethral bleeding as a symptom of anterior urethral metastasis during followup. We propose a way to manage this and review the literature.

  13. History and evolution of the use of oral mucosa for urethral reconstruction


    Barbagli, Guido; Balò, Sofia; Montorsi, Francesco; Sansalone, Salvatore; Lazzeri, Massimo


    We report here the history and evolution of the use of oral mucosa in reconstructive urethral surgery since it was first used for urethroplasty in 1894. Since that time, many authors have contributed to develop, improve and popularize the use of oral mucosa as a substitute material. Paediatric urologists should be considered pioneers on the use of oral mucosa as they used it to repair primary and failed hypospadias. The use of oral mucosa to repair penile and bulbar urethral strictures was de...

  14. Urethral infection of male monkeys by Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum. (United States)

    Stipkovits, L; Marantidi, A N; Dzikidze, E K; Krylova, R I; Csütörtöki, V


    Seven male Macaca nemestrina, eight male Macaca mulatta and three male Papio hamadrias were infected with M. hominis or U. urealyticum separately or simultaneously into the urethra. Animals of the first two species exhibited moderate infection and mild clinical urethritis characterized by increased number of PMNL in the urethral discharge and colonization and lymphocytic infiltration of the mucous membrane of the urethra and urinary bladder. Animals of the third species proved to be less sensitive.

  15. Rabbit renotropic system

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    Areas, J.; Yun, G.C.; Rahmat, J.; Gersten, D.; Goel, R.; Preuss, H.G.


    Elevated levels of a specific renal growth factor, renotropin, have been associated with spontaneous hypertension. To examine this association more closely, we have undertaken the development of a better assay system to characterize and purify renotropin. Sera from rabbits prior to operation (control) and at a specified time after unilateral nephrectomy (uni) were examined for renotropic activity. Comparing the effects of uni to control sera in the same rabbit, significant stimulation of 3H-thymidine incorporation into the DNA of primary rabbit kidney cultures incubated in D-valine medium to eliminate fibroblast growth was noted: at 3 days postoperatively 73% (n = 13), at 7 days 103% (n = 39), at 10 days 130% (n = 31), at 21 days 101% (n = 24), at 42 days 89% (n = 13). All values were at least P less than 0.01. The stimulatory properties were dose-dependent but reached a plateau at high serum concentrations. Comparing CPM/mg protein in uni/control in different concentrations of sera 7 days postoperatively, uni versus control were 67/44 at 5% v/v, 139/72 at 10% v/v, 261/161 at 20% v/v, and 243/136 at 40% v/v. The renotropic effect of uni sera remained after dialysis in incubation medium and after sera were heated in boiling water for 5 minutes. Renal extracts obtained from growing kidneys 7 days postnephrectomy augmented renotropic activity. Atrial natriuretic factor, ouabain, PGF2 alpha, PGE1, and cAMP did not possess renotropic activity. We conclude that the primary rabbit kidney culture assay for renotropin is highly sensitive and will be an important tool to comprehend the role of renotropin in the pathogenesis of hypertension.

  16. Acquired urethral obstruction in New World camelids: 34 cases (1995-2008). (United States)

    Duesterdieck-Zellmer, K F; Van Metre, D C; Cardenas, A; Cebra, C K


    Document the clinical features, short- and long-term outcomes and prognostic factors in New World camelids with acquired urethral obstruction. Retrospective case study. Case data from medical records of 34 New World camelids presenting with acquired urethral obstruction were collected and follow-up information on discharged patients was obtained. Associations with short- and long-term survival were evaluated using Wilcoxon rank-sum tests, exact-logistic regressions and Kaplan-Meier survival curves. Of the 34 New World camelids 23 were intact males and 11 were castrated; 4 animals were euthanased upon presentation, 7 were treated medically and 23 surgically, including urethrotomy, bladder marsupialisation, tube cystostomy alone or combined with urethrotomy, urethrostomy or penile reefing. Necrosis of the distal penis was found in 4 animals and all were short-term non-survivors. Short-term survival for surgical cases was 65%, and 57% for medical cases. Incomplete urethral obstruction at admission and surgical treatment were associated with increased odds of short-term survival. Of 14 records available for long-term follow-up, 6 animals were alive and 8 were dead (median follow-up 4.5 years, median survival time 2.5 years). Recurrence of urethral obstruction was associated with long-term non-survival. Surgically treated New World camelids with incomplete urethral obstruction have the best odds of short-term survival and those with recurrence of urethral obstruction have a poor prognosis for long-term survival. © 2014 Australian Veterinary Association.

  17. Blastema Tissue Formed at Experimentally-Created Rabbit Ear Hole

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    Mohamadreza Baghaban Eslaminejad


    Full Text Available   Objective(s: Throughout evolution, mammalians have increasingly lost their ability to regenerate structures however rabbits are exceptional since they develop a blastema in their ear wound for regeneration purposes. Blastema consists of a group of undifferentiated cells capable of dividing and differentiating into the ear tissue. The objective of the present study is to isolate, culture expand, and characterize blastema progenitor cells in terms of their in vitro differentiation capacity.   Materials and Methods: Five New Zealand white male rabbits were used in the present study. Using a punching apparatus, a 4-mm hole was created in the animal ears. Following 4 days, the blastema ring which was created in the periphery of primary hole in the ears was removed and cultivated. The cells migrated from the blastema were expanded through 3 successive subcultures and characterized in terms of their potential differentiation, growth characteristics, and culture requirements. Results: The primary cultures tended to be morphologically heterogeneous having spindly-shaped fibroblast-like cells as well as flattened cells. Fibroblast-like cells survived and dominated the cultures. These cells tended to have the osteogenic, chondrogenic, and adipogenic differentiation potentials. They were highly colonogenic and maximum proliferation was achieved when the cells were plated at density of 100 cells/cm2 in a medium which contained 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS. Conclusion: Taken together, blastema tissue-derived stem cells from rabbit ear are of mesenchymal stem cell-like population. Studies similar to this will assist scientist better understanding the nature of blastema tissue formed at rabbit ear to regenerate the wound.

  18. Enhanced wound contraction in fresh wounds dressed with honey in ...

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    Background: Due to reports that honey accelerates wound healing, an investigation on its role in wound contraction in fresh wounds inflicted on wistar rats was carried out. Method: Twenty adult male wistar rats had 2cm by 2cm square wound inflicted on their right dorsolateral trunk. They were divided into two groups.



    Novida Rizani


    When the tissue of skin is break means a wound is happens. To seal it, many choices of wound healing are available. Moist wound dressing can be better optional than the conservative ones. A bioactive agent that being added at the dressing in fact can increase healing rate of wound, moreover can subjugate wound infection caused by the pathogens, and also capable to prevent it. In this review, there are summary of modern moist wound healing, the wound pathogens, and some of sturdy bioactive age...

  20. Urethral injection therapy for urinary incontinence in women. (United States)

    Kirchin, Vivienne; Page, Tobias; Keegan, Phil E; Atiemo, Kofi Om; Cody, June D; McClinton, Samuel; Aluko, Patricia


    statistical significance if an intention-to-treat analysis was used.Eight trials compared different agents and all results had wide confidence intervals. Silicone particles, calcium hydroxylapatite, ethylene vinyl alcohol, carbon spheres and dextranomer hyaluronic acid combination gave improvements which were not shown to be more or less efficacious than collagen. Dextranomer hyaluronic acid compound treated patients appeared to have significantly higher rates of injection site complications (16% with the hyaluronic acid compound versus none with collagen; RR 37.78, 95% CI 2.34 to 610.12) and this product has now been withdrawn from the market.A comparison of periurethral and transurethral methods of injection found similar outcomes but a higher (though not statistically significant) rate of early complications in the periurethral group. One trial of 30 women showed a weak (but not clinically significant) advantage for patient satisfaction (data not suitable for analysis in RevMan) after mid-urethral injection in comparison to bladder neck injection but with no demonstrable difference in continence levels. The available evidence base remains insufficient to guide practice. In addition, the finding that placebo saline injection was followed by a similar symptomatic improvement to bulking agent injection raises questions about the mechanism of any beneficial effects. One small trial comparing silicone particles with pelvic floor muscle training was suggestive of benefit at three months but it is not known if this was sustained, and the treatment was associated with high levels of postoperative retention and dysuria. Greater symptomatic improvement was observed with surgical treatments, though the advantages need to be set against likely higher risks. No clear-cut conclusions could be drawn from trials comparing alternative agents, although dextranomer hyaluronic acid was associated with more local side effects and is no longer commercially available for this indication. There

  1. Spatial and temporal expression of types I and II receptors for transforming growth factor beta in normal equine skin and dermal wounds. (United States)

    De Martin, Isabelle; Theoret, Christine L


    To describe immunolocalization of TGF-beta receptors (RI and RII) in normal equine skin and in thoracic or limb wounds, healing normally or with exuberant granulation tissue (EGT). Group A: six wounds on one metacarpus and one midthoracic area. Group B: six wounds on both metacarpi, one of which was bandaged to stimulate EGT. Immunohistochemistry was used to detect RI and RII expression in wound margins. Eight horses, randomly assigned to one of two study groups. Neutralizing polyclonal anti-rabbit RI and RII antibodies were used to detect spatial expression of RI and RII in biopsies obtained before wounding, at 12 and 24 hours, and 5, 10 and 14 days after wounding. RI and RII were co-localized in both unwounded and wounded skin. There were no differences in cell types staining positively between tissues obtained from the limb and the thorax, or from normally healing limb wounds and limb wounds with EGT, at any time. Because of increased cellularity within EGT, staining intensity of limb wounds with 'proud flesh' was greater than limb wounds healing normally, and thoracic wounds, during the proliferative phase of repair. Strong expression of RI and RII, particularly in limb wounds with EGT, suggested that signalling for stimulation of matrix proteins is in place to contribute to scarring. This information may help determine the appropriate time for using receptor antagonists to prevent scarring of limb wounds of horses.

  2. Management of complicated wounds. (United States)

    Hendrix, Sam M; Baxter, Gary M


    Most injuries, including those with significant tissue loss, can be successfully managed with proper therapy. With delayed healing, potential causes for the delay, such as sequestra, foreign bodies, and excessive motion,should be determined and treated to permit complete wound resolution. Horses have the innate ability to heal rapidly; however, minor injuries can quickly turn into complicated wounds, given the severity of the inciting trauma and the less than ideal environment in which the horses are housed. Wound management must focus on a combination of timely surgical and medical intervention to ensure the best potential outcome.

  3. Wording the Wound Man

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    Jack Hartnell


    Full Text Available Little is known about the image of the Wound Man, a graphic drawing of a violently wounded figure repeated across a series of European surgical treatises from 1400 onwards. Focusing on the only known English example, preserved in the back of a late fifteenth-century medical miscellany now in the Wellcome Collection, London, this article seeks to unravel the origins and scope of this picture. Considering both the image’s diagrammatic and metaphorical qualities, it presents the Wound Man as a particularly potent site not just of surgical knowledge but of a broader medico-artistic entanglement.

  4. Ultrastructure of Reissner's membrane in the rabbit

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    Qvortrup, K.; Rostgaard, Jørgen; Bretlau, P.


    Anatomy, Reissner's membrane, electron microscopy, tubulocisternal endoplasmic reticulum, subsurface cisterns, rabbit......Anatomy, Reissner's membrane, electron microscopy, tubulocisternal endoplasmic reticulum, subsurface cisterns, rabbit...

  5. Rapid evaluation of gonococcal and nongonococcal urethritis in men with Limulus amoebocyte lysate and a chromogenic substrate.


    Prior, R B; Spagna, V A


    A chromogenic substrate was used with Limulus amoebocyte lysate (LAL) and compared by parallel testing with the traditional gelation LAL method for the rapid evaluation of exudative urethritis in 125 male patients. Of these patients, 67 had positive cultures for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and 58 were negative. The corresponding prevalence of gonococcal urethritis was 53.6%. For assay, diluted urethral samples and chromogenic substrate were added directly to single-test LAL vials, and objective col...

  6. Associations with rabbits and rabbit meat of three different ethnic ...

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    Associations with rabbits and rabbit meat of three different ethnic groups in Stellenbosch, South Africa. LC Hoffman, C Vosloo, P Nkhabutlane, DW Schutte. Abstract. No Abstract. Full Text: EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT.

  7. Cuts and puncture wounds (United States)

    ... 2009:chap 39. Simon BC, Hern HG. Wound management principles. In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al., eds. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice . 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2014:chap ...

  8. Prevent Bite Wounds (United States)

    ... Issues Listen Español Text Size Email Print Share Prevent Bite Wounds Page Content Article Body Each year, ... bite Swollen glands that occur above the bite Prevention of Bites and Infections To prevent bites and ...

  9. Ferrets: wound healing and therapy. (United States)

    Pilny, Anthony A; Hess, Laurie


    In all species of mammals, the stages of wound healing are the same, and both host factors and wound characteristics affect how wounds heal. The basic principles of wound care in ferrets, such as lavage, bandaging, and surgical closure, are similar to those in other species; however, knowledge of ferrets' anatomy and pathophysiology, as well as skin conditions commonly seen in ferrets, will help ensure proper wound healing.

  10. Combat Wound Initiative program. (United States)

    Stojadinovic, Alexander; Elster, Eric; Potter, Benjamin K; Davis, Thomas A; Tadaki, Doug K; Brown, Trevor S; Ahlers, Stephen; Attinger, Christopher E; Andersen, Romney C; Burris, David; Centeno, Jose; Champion, Hunter; Crumbley, David R; Denobile, John; Duga, Michael; Dunne, James R; Eberhardt, John; Ennis, William J; Forsberg, Jonathan A; Hawksworth, Jason; Helling, Thomas S; Lazarus, Gerald S; Milner, Stephen M; Mullick, Florabel G; Owner, Christopher R; Pasquina, Paul F; Patel, Chirag R; Peoples, George E; Nissan, Aviram; Ring, Michael; Sandberg, Glenn D; Schaden, Wolfgang; Schultz, Gregory S; Scofield, Tom; Shawen, Scott B; Sheppard, Forest R; Stannard, James P; Weina, Peter J; Zenilman, Jonathan M


    The Combat Wound Initiative (CWI) program is a collaborative, multidisciplinary, and interservice public-private partnership that provides personalized, state-of-the-art, and complex wound care via targeted clinical and translational research. The CWI uses a bench-to-bedside approach to translational research, including the rapid development of a human extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) study in complex wounds after establishing the potential efficacy, biologic mechanisms, and safety of this treatment modality in a murine model. Additional clinical trials include the prospective use of clinical data, serum and wound biomarkers, and wound gene expression profiles to predict wound healing/failure and additional clinical patient outcomes following combat-related trauma. These clinical research data are analyzed using machine-based learning algorithms to develop predictive treatment models to guide clinical decision-making. Future CWI directions include additional clinical trials and study centers and the refinement and deployment of our genetically driven, personalized medicine initiative to provide patient-specific care across multiple medical disciplines, with an emphasis on combat casualty care.

  11. Welfare assessment in pet rabbits

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    Schepers, F.; Koene, P.; Beerda, B.


    One million pet rabbits are kept in The Netherlands, but there are no data available on their behaviour and welfare. This study seeks to assess the welfare of pet rabbits in Dutch households and is a first step in the development of a welfare assessment system. In an internet survey, housing

  12. Preparation and evaluation of squid ink polysaccharide-chitosan as a wound-healing sponge. (United States)

    Huang, Na; Lin, Jiali; Li, Sidong; Deng, Yifeng; Kong, Songzhi; Hong, Pengzhi; Yang, Ping; Liao, Mingneng; Hu, Zhang


    A new type of wound healing agent was developed using two marine biomaterials (squid ink polysaccharide and chitosan) as carriers and calcium chloride as an initiator for coagulation. Based on central composite design-response surface methodology, comprehensive evaluation of appearance quality for composite sponges and water absorbency were used as evaluation indices to identify the optimized preparation conditions and further evaluate the performance of the squid ink polysaccharide-chitosan sponge (SIP-CS). The optimized formulation of SIP-CS was as follows: chitosan concentration, 2.29%; squid ink polysaccharide concentration, 0.55%; and calcium chloride concentration, 2.82%, at a volume ratio of 15:5:2. SIP-CS was conducive to sticking on the wound, characterized by the spongy property, strong absorptivity, and tackiness. Rabbit ear arterial, hepatic, and femoral artery hemorrhage experiments indicated that, compared with chitosan dressings and absorbable gelatin, the hemostatic times were shorter and the bleeding volume was smaller. Furthermore, SIP-CS absorbed a large amount of hemocytes, leading to rapid hemostasis. The healing areas and wound pathological sections in scalded New Zealand rabbits indicated that SIP-CS promoted wound healing more rapidly than chitosan and better than commercially available burn cream. Thus, SIP-CS is a good wound healing agent for rapid hemostasis, promoting burn/scalded skin healing, and protecting from wound infection. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. Safer urethral catheters: how study of catheter balloon pressure and force can guide design. (United States)

    Wu, Alex K; Blaschko, Sarah D; Garcia, Maurice; McAninch, Jack W; Aaronson, David S


    To better define urethral catheter balloon pressures and extraction forces during traumatic placement and removal of urethral catheters. To help guide design for safer urethral catheters. Measurements of balloon pressure were made upon filling within the urethra vs the bladder. Extraction forces were measured upon removal of a catheter with a filled balloon from the bladder. Models for the bladder and urethra included an ex vivo model (funnel, 'bladder', attached to a 30 F tube, 'urethra') and fresh human male cadavers. The mean (SEM) balloon pressures and extraction forces were calculated. In the ex vivo model, the mean (SEM) pressures upon filling the balloon with 10 mL were on average three-times higher within the ex vivo'urethra' (177 [6] kPa) vs 'bladder' (59 [2] kPa) across multiple catheter types. In the human cadaver, the mean balloon pressure was 1.9-times higher within the urethra (139 [11] kPa) vs bladder (68 [4] kPa). Balloon pressure increased non-linearly during intraurethral filling of both models, resulting in either balloon rupture (silicone catheters) or 'ballooning' of the neck of the balloon filling port (latex catheters). Removal of a filled balloon per the ex vivo model 'urethra' and cadaveric urethra, similarly required increasing force with greater balloon fill volumes (e.g. 9.34 [0.44] N for 5 mL vs 41.37 [8.01] N for 10 mL balloon volume). Iatrogenic complications from improper urethral catheter use is common. Catheter balloon pressures and manual extraction forces associated with urethral injury are significantly greater than those found with normal use. The differences in pressure and force may be incorporated into a safer urethral catheter design, which may significantly reduce iatrogenic urethral injury associated with catheterization. © 2011 THE AUTHORS. BJU INTERNATIONAL © 2011 BJU INTERNATIONAL.

  14. Monti’s procedure as an alternative technique in complex urethral distraction defect

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    Jalil Hosseini


    Full Text Available PURPOSE: Pelvic fracture urethral distraction defect is usually managed by the end to end anastomotic urethroplasty. Surgical repair of those patients with post-traumatic complex posterior urethral defects, who have undergone failed previous surgical treatments, remains one of the most challenging problems in urology. Appendix urinary diversion could be used in such cases. However, the appendix tissue is not always usable. We report our experience on management of patients with long urethral defect with history of one or more failed urethroplasties by Monti channel urinary diversion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2001 to 2007, we evaluated data from 8 male patients aged 28 to 76 years (mean age 42.5 in whom the Monti technique was performed. All cases had history of posterior urethral defect with one or more failed procedures for urethral reconstruction including urethroplasty. A 2 to 2.5 cm segment of ileum, which had a suitable blood supply, was cut. After the re-anastomosis of the ileum, we closed the opened ileum transversely surrounding a 14-16 Fr urethral catheter using running Vicryl sutures. The newly built tube was used as an appendix during diversion. RESULTS: All patients performed catheterization through the conduit without difficulty and stomal stenosis. Mild stomal incontinence occurred in one patient in the supine position who became continent after adjustment of the catheterization intervals. There was no dehiscence, necrosis or perforation of the tube. CONCLUSION: Based on our data, Monti’s procedure seems to be a valuable technique in patients with very long complicated urethral defect who cannot be managed with routine urethroplastic techniques.

  15. The White Rabbit project

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    Serrano, J; Gousiou, E; van der Bij, E; Wlostowski, T; Daniluk, G; Lipinski, M


    White Rabbit (WR) is a multi-laboratory, multi- company collaboration for the development of a new Ethernet-based technology which ensures sub-nanosecond synchronisation and deterministic data transfer. The project uses an open source paradigm for the development of its hardware, gateware and software components. This article provides an introduction to the technical choices and an explanation of the basic principles underlying WR. It then describes some possible applications and the current status of the project. Finally, it provides insight on current developments and future plans.


    Smadel, Joseph E.; Ward, S. M.; Rivers, Thomas M.


    A second soluble antigen, separable from the virus, occurs in extracts of infected skin and in the serum of rabbits acutely ill with infectious myxomatosis. Like the first antigen (A), the second (B) is heat labile and has certain characteristics of a globulin. The two antigens precipitate in different concentrations of ammonium sulfate and can be separated by this method. Neither of the antigens after being heated at 56°C. precipitates in the presence of specific antibody but each is capable of inhibiting the activity of its antibody. PMID:19871012

  17. Decellularized scaffolds containing hyaluronic acid and EGF for promoting the recovery of skin wounds. (United States)

    Wu, Zhengzheng; Tang, Yan; Fang, Hongdou; Su, Zhongchun; Xu, Bin; Lin, Yongliang; Zhang, Peng; Wei, Xing


    There is no effective therapy for the treatment of deep and large area skin wounds. Decellularized scaffolds can be prepared from animal tissues and represent a promising biomaterial for investigation in tissue regeneration studies. In this study, MTT assay showed that epidermal growth factor (EGF) increased NIH3T3 cell proliferation in a bell-shaped dose response, and the maximum cell proliferation was achieved at a concentration of 25 ng/ml. Decellularized scaffolds were prepared from pig peritoneum by a series of physical and chemical treatments. Hyaluronic acid (HA) increased EGF adsorption to the scaffolds. Decellularized scaffolds containing HA sustained the release of EGF compared to no HA. Rabbits contain relatively large skin surface and are less expensive and easy to be taken care, so that a rabbit wound healing model was use in this study. Four full-thickness skin wounds were created in each rabbit for evaluation of the effects of the scaffolds on the skin regeneration. Wounds covered with scaffolds containing either 1 or 3 μg/ml EGF were significantly smaller than with vaseline oil gauzes or with scaffolds alone, and the wounds covered with scaffolds containing 1 μg/ml EGF recovered best among all four wounds. Hematoxylin-Eosin staining confirmed these results by demonstrating that significantly thicker dermis layers were also observed in the wounds covered by the decellularized scaffolds containing HA and either 1 or 3 μg/ml EGF than with vaseline oil gauzes or with scaffolds alone. In addition, the scaffolds containing HA and 1 μg/ml EGF gave thicker dermis layers than HA and 3 μg/ml EGF and showed the regeneration of skin appendages on day 28 post-transplantation. These results demonstrated that decellularized scaffolds containing HA and EGF could provide a promising way for the treatment of human skin injuries.

  18. Managing painful chronic wounds: the Wound Pain Management Model

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    Price, Patricia; Fogh, Karsten; Glynn, Chris


    Chronic wound pain is not well understood and the literature is limited. Six of 10 patients venous leg ulcer experience pain with their ulcer, and similar trends are observed for other chronic wounds. Chronic wound pain can lead to depression and the feeling of constant tiredness. Pain related...... to the wound should be handled as one of the main priorities in chronic wound management together with addressing the cause. Management of pain in chronic wounds depends on proper assessment, reporting and documenting patient experiences of pain. Assessment should be based on six critical dimensions...... document persistent wound pain and not to develop a treatment and monitoring strategy to improve the lives of persons with chronic wounds. Unless wound pain is optimally managed, patient suffering and costs to health care systems will increase. Udgivelsesdato: 2007-Apr...

  19. Mid-urethral slings in female incontinence: Current status

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    Ryan M Krlin


    Full Text Available The advent of the mid-urethral sling (MUS 15 years ago has drastically changed the surgical management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI. Both retropubic and transobturator MUS can be placed in the ambulatory setting with excellent results. The tension-free vaginal tape (TVT sling has the most robust and long-term data, but more recent literature suggests that the transobturator tape sling may offer comparable efficacy in appropriately selected patients. Single incision sling (SIS is the newest addition to the MUS group and was developed in an attempt to minimize morbidity and create an anti-incontinence procedure that could be performed in the office. The efficacy of SIS remains unknown as the current literature regarding SIS lacks long-term results and comparative trials. The suprapubic arc sling appears to have equally effective outcomes in at least the short-term when compared with TVT. Although evolution of the SIS has led to a less invasive procedure with decreased post-op pain and reduced recovery time, durability of efficacy could be the endpoint we are sacrificing. Until longer-term data and more quality comparison trials are available, tailoring one′s choice of MUS to the individual patient and her unique clinical parameters remains the best option.

  20. Forensic implications in self-insertion of urethral foreign bodies. (United States)

    Boscolo-Berto, Rafael; Iafrate, Massimo; Viel, Guido


    A 54-year-old Caucasian male presented to our emergency department because he had self inserted a transparent plastic and flexible tube into the urethral meatus, during erotic games. A plain pelvic x-ray film and an abdominal ultrasound were executed to determine the size, shape, orientation and location of the foreign body, and any eventually associated visceral injuries or complications. As results, a long tube of about 50 cm was described entering the urethra and reaching the bladder cavity in which the tube was folded and wrapped, in absence of any visceral complication. The patient underwent an urgent urethrocystoscopy resulting in the retrieval of both the two recognized foreign bodies by an endoscopic basket extraction. To complete the therapeutic approach, we focused also on the possible psychiatric implications of the self insertion of a foreign body into the urethra, and the initial evaluation reached the diagnosis of depression. The self introduction of a foreign body into the urinary tract represents an index of potentially harmful "self-destructive" behaviors. If the self destructive and/or suicidal ideations are not recognized in the clinical setting and the patient subsequently self inflicts an injury or commits suicide, the urologist may face legal problems related to the lack of diagnosis and treatment, potentially interpretable as a medical error, and thus as a reckless conduct.

  1. Balloon Cell Urethral Melanoma: Differential Diagnosis and Management

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    M. McComiskey


    Full Text Available Introduction. Primary malignant melanoma of the urethra is a rare tumour (0.2% of all melanomas that most commonly affects the meatus and distal urethra and is three times more common in women than men. Case. A 76-year-old lady presented with vaginal pain and discharge. On examination, a 4 cm mass was noted in the vagina and biopsy confirmed melanoma of a balloon type. Preoperative CT showed no distant metastases and an MRI scan of the pelvis demonstrated no associated lymphadenopathy. She underwent anterior exenterative surgery and vaginectomy also. Histology confirmed a urethral nodular malignant melanoma. Discussion. First-line treatment of melanoma is often surgical. Adjuvant treatment including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or immunotherapy has also been reported. Even with aggressive management, malignant melanoma of the urogenital tract generally has a poor prognosis. Recurrence rates are high and the mean period between diagnosis and recurrence is 12.5 months. A 5-year survival rate of less than 20% has been reported in balloon cell melanomas along with nearly 20% developing local recurrence. Conclusion. To the best of our knowledge, this case is the first report of balloon cell melanoma arising in the urethra. The presentation and surgical management has been described and a literature review provided.

  2. Gonococcal urethral stricture and watering-can perineum. (United States)

    Osoba, A O; Alausa, O


    A total of sixteen patients with urethral stricture and/or perineal urinary fistulae (water-can perineum) complicating gonorrhoea were seen at the Special Treatment Clinic, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. The patients were aged between 25 and 80 years, and the latent period between the time of original attack of gonococcal infection and the development of complications varied from 4 to 50 years. The rate of divorce or marital separation is high among these patients with late sequelae of gonorrhoea. The factors responsible for the present higher incidence of early and late complications of gonorrhoea among patients in Nigeria and other tropical countries compared with their counterparts in Europe and North American include: (a) Lack of medical facilities in most rural areas; (b) Inadequate treatment of veneral diseases, including the urban areas where self-medication is practised on a large scale by the general population; (c) Illiteracy and ignorance of venereal diseases. The cases of watering-can perineum reported here, and the subsequent chronic pyelonephritis and hypertension, reinforce the plea for early and energetic treatment of acute gonorrhoea in Africa as well as large-scale control measures by the health authorities. Images PMID:1009418

  3. Combination of negative pressure wound therapy and acoustic pressure wound therapy for treatment of infected surgical wounds: a case series. (United States)

    Liguori, Paul A; Peters, Kim L; Bowers, Jolene M


    The optimal wound therapy for healing infected wounds post surgery or surgical debridement has not been established. Negative pressure wound therapy and acoustic pressure wound therapy are advanced wound-healing modalities that apply forms of mechanical pressure to wound tissue in an effort to promote healing by stimulating cellular proliferation. Using a combination of negative pressure wound therapy and acoustic pressure wound therapy was evaluated in a series of six patients with large, infected surgical wounds presenting with moderate to large amounts of serosanguineous drainage. After concurrent treatment with both modalities (range: 4 to 12 weeks), wound volume was reduced by 99% to 100% in all wounds except one wound for which depth at end of treatment was not measurable due to hypergranulation. Similarly, wound surface area was reduced by 82% to 100%, with the exception of the hypergranular wound, which decreased in size by 60%. Serosanguineous wound drainage was reduced in four wounds and remained unchanged in two wounds.

  4. Wound pH depends on actual wound size

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    Sirkka, T; Apell, S P


    Wound healing is an intricate process that involves many types of cells, reaction pathways as well as chemical, physical and electrical cues. Since biochemical reactions and physiological events are pH-dependent we study here pH as an important major characteristic of the wound healing process in the presence of endogenous and exogenous electric fields. Our model gives the spatial pH distribution in a wound. In particular we isolate a number of dimensionless quantities which sets the length, energy and time scales governing the wound healing process and which can be experimentally tested. Most interesting finding is that wound pH depends on actual wound size.

  5. Acupuncture analgesia in rabbits. (United States)

    Galeano, C; Leung, C Y; Robitaille, R; Roy-Chabot, T


    The aim of this study was to verify the validity and reliability of analgesia elicited by acupuncture stimulation in rabbits. Ninety-five experiments were performed using 21 adult animals. The reaction time of the avoidance response elicited by noxious heat stimulation on the snout, and the presence or absence of the start response elicited by pin-prick and clamping of the skin were studied. Bilateral electric acupuncture stimulation in the area of Tsu-san-li and Shang-chu-hsu points in the hind legs was used. The animals were either held in a soft bag, loosely attached by cords, or suspended in a hammock; the eyes were either free of blindfolded. On the basis of operational behavioral measurements, it was found that acupuncture stimulation did not produce analgesia in undisturbed, placid animals. However, during agitated or fighting periods and the immobility reflex-like state, sometimes associated with acupuncture maneuvers, long reaction times were observed. Pin-pricking and clamping stimulation of the skin were not reliable methods of noxious stimulation in the rabbit.

  6. Urethral Pain Among Prostate Cancer Survivors 1 to 14 Years After Radiation Therapy

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    Pettersson, Niclas, E-mail: [Department of Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goeteborg (Sweden); Olsson, Caroline [Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Goeteborg (Sweden); Tucker, Susan L. [Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Alsadius, David; Wilderaeng, Ulrica [Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Goeteborg (Sweden); Johansson, Karl-Axel [Department of Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goeteborg (Sweden); Steineck, Gunnar [Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Goeteborg (Sweden)


    Purpose: To investigate how treatment-related and non-treatment-related factors impact urethral pain among long-term prostate cancer survivors. Methods and Materials: Men treated for prostate cancer with radiation therapy at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Goeteborg, Sweden from 1993 to 2006 were approached with a study-specific postal questionnaire addressing symptoms after treatment, including urethral burning pain during urination (n=985). The men had received primary or salvage external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT) or EBRT in combination with brachytherapy (BT). Prescribed doses were commonly 70 Gy in 2.0-Gy fractions for primary and salvage EBRT and 50 Gy plus 2 Multiplication-Sign 10.0 Gy for EBRT + BT. Prostatic urethral doses were assessed from treatment records. We also recruited 350 non-pelvic-irradiated, population-based controls matched for age and residency to provide symptom background rates. Results: Of the treated men, 16% (137 of 863) reported urethral pain, compared with 11% (27 of 242) of the controls. The median time to follow-up was 5.2 years (range, 1.1-14.3 years). Prostatic urethral doses were similar to prescription doses for EBRT and 100% to 115% for BT. Fractionation-corrected dose and time to follow-up affected the occurrence of the symptom. For a follow-up {>=}3 years, 19% of men (52 of 268) within the 70-Gy EBRT + BT group reported pain, compared with 10% of men (23 of 222) treated with 70 Gy primary EBRT (prevalence ratio 1.9; 95% confidence interval 1.2-3.0). Of the men treated with salvage EBRT, 10% (20 of 197) reported urethral pain. Conclusions: Survivors treated with EBRT + BT had a higher risk for urethral pain compared with those treated with EBRT. The symptom prevalence decreased with longer time to follow-up. We found a relationship between fractionation-corrected urethral dose and pain. Among long-term prostate cancer survivors, the occurrence of pain was not increased above the background rate for prostatic urethral

  7. Wound dressing based on nonwoven viscose fabrics. (United States)

    Abou-Okeil, A; Sheta, A M; Amr, A; Ali, Marwa A


    Nonwoven viscose fabric was treated with chitosan/polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) using pad-dry method, using different concentrations of chitosan and PVA. Increasing the amount of PVA leads to increasing of air permeability. Water permeability increased by increasing the amount of PVA to 2 ml (10% solution) then decreased by any increase of the quantity of PVA solution. Roughness increased with increasing the amount of 10% PVA solution. It is shown that roughness, water and air permeability increased with increasing the chitosan concentration. Antibacterial properties was increased with increasing PVA/or chitosan concentration. The chitosan/PVA treated nonwoven viscose fabric was immersed in a solution of Ag nanoparticles. The chitosan/PVA/Ag nanoparticles treated nonwoven fabrics were used as wound dressings on French white Bouscat rabbits, with age ranged from 1 to 2 years. A complete healing was achieved using wound dressing consists of nonwoven viscose fabric treated with chitosan/PVA/Ag nanoparticles after 21 days. The histopathological examination confirmed the complete re-epithelialization and averagely thick epidermis formation. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. MR urethrogram versus combined retrograde urethrogram and sonourethrography in diagnosis of urethral stricture

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    El-ghar, Mohamed Abou, E-mail: [Radiology Department, Urology and Nephrology center, Mansoura University (Egypt); Osman, Yasser [Urology Department, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University (Egypt); Elbaz, Elsayed; Refiae, Huda; El-Diasty, Tarek [Radiology Department, Urology and Nephrology center, Mansoura University (Egypt)


    Objectives: To compare the accuracy of magnetic resonance (MR) urethrogram versus combined RUG and sonourethrography (SUG) in diagnosis urethral stricture with evaluation of their impact in management choice. Material and methods: From March 2006 through February 2007; 30 male patients (mean age, 45 {+-} 18 years, range 15-75) with clinically suspected urethral stricture. All patients underwent RUG, SUG and MR urethrogram. Results: The final diagnosis of the 30 cases included in our study, after endoscopy and surgical management, was classified into two main groups either isolated stricture (20 cases) or associated with other pathologies (9 cases). There was one case with normal urethral caliber at endoscopy. For the anterior stricture the sensitivity, specificity and overall accuracy of RUG was 91%, 90% and 90%, respectively and for the posterior stricture it was 89%, 91.7% and 90%, respectively. At SUG, all cases of anterior were detected with 100% accuracy while for cases of posterior stricture, the overall accuracy was 60%. MR urethrogram diagnosed all the cases of anterior and posterior stricture with exact delineation of its length except one case of normal caliber was diagnosed falsely at MR as anterior short segment urethral with 100% sensitivity, 91.7% specificity and 95% overall accuracy. Conclusion: MR urethrogram has comparable results with the combined RUG and SUG in diagnosing the anterior and posterior urethral strictures as regard the site and extension and degree of spongiofibrosis but MR is superior in diagnosis of associated pathologies with stricture.

  9. Early Primary Endoscopic Realignment of Posterior Urethral Injury- Evaluation and Follow-Up

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    Prasad Mylarappa


    Full Text Available Background: The management of complete orpartial posterior urethral disruption is contro-versial and much debate continues regarding theimmediate, early and delayed definitive therapy.Objective: We report our institutional experi-ence and long term result of early endoscopicrealignment of traumatic posterior urethral in-jury. Method and Materials: Between Septem-ber 1996 and March 2012, ninety six men witheither complete (84 or partial (12 posteriorurethral injury secondary to blunt trauma (11or pelvic fractures (85, presented to our insti-tution and these patients underwent immediatesuprapubic cystostomy followed by early pri-mary endoscopic realignment done 3-8 daysafter injury. Result: Seventy four patients(92.5% were continent after catheter removal.Urethral stricture was seen in seventy two pa-tients (90% of which fifty patients (69.4%had simple urethral stricture who were managedby urethral dilatation on outpatient basis. Four-teen patients (19.4% developed short stric-tures which were successfully treated with vi-sual internal urethrotomy. Eight patients(11.1% required anastomotic urethroplasty fordense stricture. Potency was retained in sev-enty five patients (93.75%. Urinary flow mea-surements at follow-up evaluation were satis-factory.Conclusion:Early primary endoscopic realign-ment in our experience reduces time to spon-taneous voiding, decrease the need for majorreconstructive surgery and long term supra pub-lic urinary diversion.

  10. In vivo studies on the effects of alpha1-adrenoceptor antagonists on pupil diameter and urethral tone in rabbits

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    Michel, Martin C.; Okutsu, Hiroko; Noguchi, Yukiko; Suzuki, Masanori; Ohtake, Akiyoshi; Yuyama, Hironori; Yanai-Inamura, Hiroko; Ukai, Masashi; Watanabe, Mai; Someya, Akiyoshi; Sasamata, Masao


    Alpha1-adrenoceptors mediate contraction of iris dilator smooth muscle and hence pupil dilatation. We compared the ability of i.v. bolus injections of alfuzosin, doxazosin, naftopidil, prazosin, tamsulosin and terazosin to antagonise phenylephrine-induced mydriasis relative to their potency for

  11. Prevention of filtering surgery failure by subconjunctival injection of a novel peptide hydrogel into rabbit eyes

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    Liang Liang [Department of Ophthalmology, The Central Hospital of Wuhan, Wuhan 430014 (China); Xu Xiaoding; Zhang Xianzheng [Key Laboratory of Biomedical Polymers of Ministry of Education and Department of Chemistry, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China); Feng Mei; Peng Chong; Jiang Fagang [Department of Ophthalmology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430022 (China)


    A novel biocompatible hydrogel was prepared based on the supramolecular self-assembly of a peptide containing a bioactive RGD (arginine-glycine-aspartic acid) sequence and a hydrophobic N-fluorenyl-9-methoxycarbonyl (FMOC) tail. When the self-assembled peptide hydrogel was administered after the filtering surgery of rabbit eyes, the level of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) mRNA as well as the mean intraocular pressure (IOP) was significantly lower than that of the control eyes during the 21 postoperative days. The filtration bleb and ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) images showed that a patent bleb and a filtration fistula could be found in the surgical site of a rabbit eye during the whole experimental period. Histological analysis further evidenced that the filtering surgical wound healing was a normal healing process without scar formation. This new approach, making use of a self-assembled peptide hydrogel to normalize filtering surgical wound healing, may have potential for glaucoma filtering surgery.

  12. The molecular biology in wound healing & non-healing wound. (United States)

    Qing, Chun


    The development of molecular biology and other new biotechnologies helps us to recognize the wound healing and non-healing wound of skin in the past 30 years. This review mainly focuses on the molecular biology of many cytokines (including growth factors) and other molecular factors such as extracellular matrix (ECM) on wound healing. The molecular biology in cell movement such as epidermal cells in wound healing was also discussed. Moreover many common chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, diabetic foot wounds, venous stasis ulcers, etc. usually deteriorate into non-healing wounds. Therefore the molecular biology such as advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and other molecular factors in diabetes non-healing wounds were also reviewed. Copyright © 2017 Daping Hospital and the Research Institute of Surgery of the Third Military Medical University. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. Etiology of male urethral strictures-Evaluation of temporal changes at a single center, and review of the literature

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    C.F. Heyns


    Conclusions: Over the past 15 years there was an increase in education levels, illegal drug usage and number of sex partners in men with urethral strictures. There was a decrease in urethritis and external trauma, and an increase in iatrogenic trauma as stricture etiology.

  14. [Urethral stricture rate after prostate cancer radiotherapy : Five-year data of a certified prostate cancer center]. (United States)

    Kranz, J; Maurer, G; Maurer, U; Deserno, O; Schulte, S; Steffens, J


    urethral stricture is a scar of the urethral epithelium which can cause obstructive voiding dysfunction with consequential damage of the upper urinary tract. Almost 45% of all strictures are iatrogenic; they develop in 2-9% of patients after radical prostatectomy, but can also occur after prostate cancer radiotherapy. This study provides 5‑year data of a certified prostate cancer center (PKZ) in terms of urethral strictures. Between 01/2008 and 12/2012 a total of 519 men were irradiated for prostate cancer (LDR and HDR brachytherapy as well as external beam radiation). The entire cohort was followed-up prospectively according to a standardized protocol (by type of irradiation). Short segment urethral strictures were treated by urethrotomy, recurrent and long segment stenosis with buccal mucosa urethroplasty. A total of 18 of 519 (3.4%) patients developed a urethral stricture post-therapeutically, which recurred in 66% of cases after the first operative treatment. The largest risk for developing a urethral stricture is attributed to the HDR brachytherapy (8.9%). Urethral strictures after prostate cancer radiotherapy should be diagnosed and treated in time for long-term preservation of renal function. The rate of radiogenic urethral strictures (3.4%) is equivalent to those after radical prostatectomy. Due to a high rate of recurrences, urethrotomy has a limited importance after irradiation.

  15. Urethral Stenting for Obstructive Uropathy Utilizing Digital Radiography for Guidance: Feasibility and Clinical Outcome in 26 Dogs. (United States)

    Radhakrishnan, A


    Urethral stent placement is an interventional treatment option to alleviate urethral outflow obstruction. It has been described utilizing fluoroscopy, but fluoroscopy is not as readily available in private practice as digital radiography. To describe the use of digital radiography for urethral stent placement in dogs with obstructive uropathy. Twenty-six client-owned dogs presented for dysuria associated with benign and malignant causes of obstructive uropathy that underwent urethral stent placement. Retrospective study. Causes of obstructive uropathy included transitional cell carcinoma, prostatic carcinoma, hemangiosarcoma, obstructive proliferative urethritis, compressive vaginal leiomyosarcoma, and detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia. Survival time range was 1-48 months (median, 5 months). All dogs were discharged from the hospital with urine outflow restored. Intraprocedural complications included guide wire penetration of the urethral wall in 1 dog and improper stent placement in a second dog. Both complications were successfully managed at the time of the procedure with no follow-up problems noted in either patient. Urethral stent placement can be successfully performed utilizing digital radiography. The complications experienced can be avoided by more cautious progression with each step through the procedure and serial radiography. The application of digital radiography may allow treatment of urethral obstruction to become more readily available. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

  16. Oculoscopy in Rabbits and Rodents. (United States)

    Jekl, Vladimir; Hauptman, Karel; Knotek, Zdenek


    Ophthalmic diseases are common in rabbits and rodents. Fast and definitive diagnosis is imperative for successful treatment of ocular diseases. Ophthalmic examination in rabbits and rodents can be challenging. Oculoscopy offers great magnification for the examination of the ocular structures in such animals, including the evaluation of cornea, anterior eye chamber, limbus, iris, lens, and retina. To date, oculoscopy has been described only sporadically and/or under experimental conditions. This article describes the oculoscopy technique, normal and abnormal ocular findings, and the most common eye disorders diagnosed with the aid of endoscopy in rabbits and rodents. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. Posterior urethral valves: determinants of outcome in a developing country. (United States)

    Okafor, Henrietta U; Ekenze, Sebastian O; Uwaezuoke, Samuel N


    This study aims to evaluate posterior urethral valve (PUV) in a developing country with focus on the profile of the disease, determinants of outcome and the challenges of management. Analysis of data collected prospectively from 31 patients managed for PUV at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu from January 2008 to December 2009. The median age at presentation was 2.5 years (range 2 weeks-15 years). Only two (6.5%) had pre-natal diagnosis. Twenty-six (83.9%) had one or more complications of the disease at presentation. The mean estimated glomerular filtration rate was 39.5 mL/min/1.73 m(2) (range 4.4-116.0). There was hydronephrosis involving 50 renal units, and vesicoureteral reflux involving 22 renal units. Eight cases required upper tract diversion and four required dialysis prior to definitive catheter ablation. After average follow-up of 12.6 months (range 3-22 months), 18 (58.1%) cases had clinical and radiological improvement, 9 (29%) had persisting poor renal function and 4 (12.9%) died from acute renal failure and end-stage renal disease. Associated pulmonary hypoplasia in neonates, presentation at adolescent age, bilateral vesicoureteral reflux and estimated glomerular filtration rate <10.0 at presentation adversely affected outcome. Delayed diagnosis, dearth of facilities and resource deficiency remain a challenge. Significant cases of PUV present late with complications in our setting and have high morbidity and mortality. The poor outcome may be related to delayed diagnosis, poor renal function at presentation and poor renal support. Improving time to diagnosis and renal support may lead to better outcome. © 2013 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2013 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians).

  18. Obliterative urethral stricture: MR urethrography versus conventional retrograde urethrography with voiding cystourethrography. (United States)

    Sung, Deuk Jae; Kim, Yun Hwan; Cho, Sung Bum; Oh, Yu Whan; Lee, Nam Joon; Kim, Jung Hyuk; Chung, Kyoo Byung; Moon, Du Geon; Kim, Je Jong


    Institutional review board approval and informed consent were obtained. The purpose of the study was to prospectively evaluate magnetic resonance (MR) urethrography for the depiction of obliterative urethral stricture. Twelve patients with obliterative urethral stricture were examined preoperatively with T2-weighted, T1-weighted, and contrast material-enhanced T1-weighted MR imaging of a urethra distended with sterile lubricating jelly. Ten of the 12 patients were examined with conventional retrograde urethrography (RGU) combined with voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) prior to MR imaging. Each imaging result was compared with either a surgical specimen or a description of the surgical findings to determine which method allowed accurate estimation of stricture length. MR measurements of stricture length demonstrated significantly lower errors (P .05, respectively). MR imaging of the urethra distended with sterile lubricating jelly is an effective tool for evaluating obliterative urethral strictures. (c) RSNA, 2006.

  19. Urethral obstruction malformation complex: a cause of abdominal muscle deficiency and the "prune belly". (United States)

    Pagon, R A; Smith, D W; Shepard, T H


    Abdominal muscle deficiency with a "prune belly" abdomen as been a major feature of the so-called prune belly syndrome, which has been regarded as a specific entity, although the etiology and developmental pathology are not understood. We present evidence that abdominal muscle deficiency is an etiologically nonspecific anatomic defect which is secondary to fetal abdominal distention of various causes. One of the more common causes is urethral obstruction with consequent early bladder distention, causing abdominal distention and other anomalies, a constellation of findings which we have termed the urethral obstruction malformation complex. This interpretation of the etiology of most cases of prune belly syndrome accounts for the male predominance, the observed variability in severity, and the lack of a defined mode of inheritance. Recurrence risk figures need to be redefined for each specific obstructing lesion of the urethra. The possibility of early prenatal diagnosis and management of fetuses with urethral obstruction needs further study.

  20. Delayed vaginal and urethral mesh exposure: 10 years after TVT surgery. (United States)

    Khanuengkitkong, Siwatchaya; Lo, Tsia-Shu; Dass, Anil Krishna


    Delayed mesh exposure after tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure is rare. We report a case of mesh exposure into the vagina and urethra that developed 10 years after TVT surgery. A 58-year-old postmenopausal woman presented with mixed urinary incontinence. She was investigated, and her stress urinary incontinence was cured with a TVT procedure 10 years ago. She was then scheduled follow-up annually. Two years postsurgery, a granulation tissue was observed and excised at the vaginal incision site. Vaginal examination 10 years postsurgery showed vaginal mesh erosion 0.5 cm from urethral meatus. Cystoscopy revealed concomitant urethral erosion at the posterior urethral wall. Mesh excision was performed, and urethra and vagina were repaired in layers. Postoperative recovery was uneventful. This finding shows that, although rare, complications can occur even after 10 years of TVT surgery.

  1. Urethral Caruncle Presented as Premature Menarche in a 4-Year-Old Girl

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    Manori Gamage


    Full Text Available Urethral caruncle (UC is a benign fleshy outgrowth at the urethral meatus. It was first described by Samuel Sharp in 1750 and occurs mainly at the posterior lip of the urethra, and the exact aetiology is still uncertain. More often it was seen in the postmenopausal women, and only few cases are reported in young girls. Patients may be asymptomatic and could find this as an incidental finding or they may present with symptoms such as dysuria, bleeding per vagina, haematuria, a mass protruding through vagina, and acute retention of urine. Here, we report the case history of a 4-year-old girl presented with vaginal bleeding which was taken as she has attended menarche and found to have urethral caruncle which was the cause for bleeding. Histology confirmed the diagnosis, and girl was completely cured following surgical excision.

  2. Wound healing and treating wounds: Differential diagnosis and evaluation of chronic wounds. (United States)

    Morton, Laurel M; Phillips, Tania J


    Wounds are an excellent example of how the field of dermatology represents a cross-section of many medical disciplines. For instance, wounds may be caused by trauma, vascular insufficiency, and underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, and rheumatologic and inflammatory disease. This continuing medical education article provides an overview of wound healing and the pathophysiology of chronic wounds and reviews the broad differential diagnosis of chronic wounds. It also describes the initial steps necessary in evaluating a chronic wound and determining its underlying etiology. Copyright © 2015 American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Burn wound: How it differs from other wounds?

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    V K Tiwari


    Full Text Available Management of burn injury has always been the domain of burn specialists. Since ancient time, local and systemic remedies have been advised for burn wound dressing and burn scar prevention. Management of burn wound inflicted by the different physical and chemical agents require different regimes which are poles apart from the regimes used for any of the other traumatic wounds. In extensive burn, because of increased capillary permeability, there is extensive loss of plasma leading to shock while whole blood loss is the cause of shock in other acute wounds. Even though the burn wounds are sterile in the beginning in comparison to most of other wounds, yet, the death in extensive burns is mainly because of wound infection and septicemia, because of the immunocompromised status of the burn patients. Eschar and blister are specific for burn wounds requiring a specific treatment protocol. Antimicrobial creams and other dressing agents used for traumatic wounds are ineffective in deep burns with eschar. The subeschar plane harbours the micro-organisms and many of these agents are not able to penetrate the eschar. Even after complete epithelisation of burn wound, remodelling phase is prolonged. It may take years for scar maturation in burns. This article emphasizes on how the pathophysiology, healing and management of a burn wound is different from that of other wounds.

  4. The wound/burn guidelines - 1: Wounds in general. (United States)

    Inoue, Yuji; Hasegawa, Minoru; Maekawa, Takeo; Le Pavoux, Andres; Asano, Yoshihide; Abe, Masatoshi; Ishii, Takayuki; Ito, Takaaki; Isei, Taiki; Imafuku, Shinichi; Irisawa, Ryokichi; Ohtsuka, Masaki; Ohtsuka, Mikio; Ogawa, Fumihide; Kadono, Takafumi; Kodera, Masanari; Kawakami, Tamihiro; Kawaguchi, Masakazu; Kukino, Ryuichi; Kono, Takeshi; Sakai, Keisuke; Takahara, Masakazu; Tanioka, Miki; Nakanishi, Takeshi; Nakamura, Yasuhiro; Hashimoto, Akira; Hayashi, Masahiro; Fujimoto, Manabu; Fujiwara, Hiroshi; Matsuo, Koma; Madokoro, Naoki; Yamasaki, Osamu; Yoshino, Yuichiro; Tachibana, Takao; Ihn, Hironobu


    The Japanese Dermatological Association determined to prepare the Wound/Burn Guidelines focusing on treatments, catering to needs for the clinical practice of dermatology. Among these guidelines, "Wounds in General" was intended to explain knowledge necessary "to heal wounds" without specifying particular disorders. © 2016 Japanese Dermatological Association.


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    NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY (NPWT) FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF LAPAROSTOMY WOUNDS: ... Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is one of the new additions to the armamentarium of laparostomy wound management to achieve the above (8). ... However, second day post operatively she.

  6. The role of bladder-to-urethral reflexes in urinary continence mechanisms in rats. (United States)

    Kamo, Izumi; Cannon, Tracy W; Conway, Deirdre A; Torimoto, Kazumasa; Chancellor, Michael B; de Groat, William C; Yoshimura, Naoki


    Urethral closure mechanisms during passive increments in intravesicular pressure (P(ves)) were investigated using microtip transducer catheters in urethane-anesthetized female rats. After a block of reflex bladder contractions by spinal cord transection at T8-T9, abruptly raising P(ves) to 20, 40, or 60 cmH(2)O for 2 min induced a bladder pressure-dependent contractile response in a restricted portion of the middle urethra (12.5-15 mm from the urethral orifice) that was abolished by cutting the pelvic nerves bilaterally. In pelvic nerve-intact rats, the bilateral transection of either the pudendal nerves, the nerves to the iliococcygeous/pubococcygeous muscles, or the hypogastric nerves significantly reduced (49-74%) the urethral reflex response induced by passive P(ves) increases, and combined transection of these three sets of nerves totally abolished the urethra-closing responses. In spinal cord-intact rats, similar urethral contractile responses were elicited during P(ves) elevation (20 or 40 cmH(2)O) and were also eliminated by bilateral pelvic nerve transection. After spinal cord and pelvic nerve transection, leak point pressures, defined as the pressure inducing fluid leakage from the urethral orifice during passive P(ves) elevation by either bladder pressure clamping in 2.5-cmH(2)O steps or direct compression of the bladder, were significantly lowered by 30-35% compared with sham-operated (spinal cord-transected and pelvic nerve-intact) rats. These results indicate that 1) passive elevation of P(ves) can elicit pelvic afferent nerve-mediated contractile reflexes in the restricted portion of the urethra mediated by activation of sympathetic and somatic nerves and 2) bladder-to-urethral reflexes induced by passive P(ves) elevation significantly contribute to the prevention of stress urinary incontinence.

  7. Risk Factors for Urinary Tract Infection following Mid Urethral Sling Surgery. (United States)

    Vigil, Humberto R; Mallick, Ranjeeta; Nitti, Victor W; Lavallée, Luke T; Breau, Rodney H; Hickling, Duane R


    Mid urethral sling surgery is common. Postoperative urinary tract infection rates vary in the literature and independent risk factors for urinary tract infection are not well defined. We sought to determine the incidence of and risk factors for urinary tract infection following mid urethral sling surgery. A retrospective cohort of females who underwent sling surgery was captured from the 2006 to 2014 NSQIP® (National Surgical Quality Improvement Program®) database. Exclusion criteria included male gender, nonelective surgery, totally dependent functional status, preoperative infection, prior surgery within 30 days, ASA® (American Society of Anesthesiologists®) Physical Status Classification 4 or greater, concomitant procedure and operative time greater than 60 minutes. The primary outcome was the incidence of urinary tract infection within 30 days of mid urethral sling surgery. Risk factors for urinary tract infection were assessed by examining patient demographic, comorbidity and surgical variables. Logistic regression analyses were performed to estimate the ORs of individual risk factors. Multivariable logistic regression was then performed to adjust for confounding. A total of 9,022 mid urethral sling surgeries were identified. The urinary tract infection incidence was 2.6%. Factors independently associated with an increased infection risk included age greater than 65 years (OR 1.54, 95% CI 1.07-2.22), body mass index greater than 40 kg/m2 (OR 1.89, 95% CI 1.23-2.92) and hospital admission (OR 2.06, 95% CI 1.37-3.11). Mid urethral sling surgery performed by urologists carried a reduced risk of infection compared to the surgery done by gynecologists (OR 0.52, 95% CI 0.40-0.69). The urinary tract infection risk following mid urethral sling surgery in NSQIP associated hospitals is low. Novel patient and surgical factors for postoperative urinary tract infection have been identified and merit further study. Copyright © 2017 American Urological Association

  8. Urethral pressure variation: a neglected contributing factor in patients with overactive bladder syndrome?

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    Ruth Kirschner-Hermanns

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Objective To study urethral pressure variations during the whole filling phase among different groups of patients. Material and Methods We investigated 79 consecutive patients from January 2011 to June 2012. All patients were recruited within our routine practice in our continence clinic and were evaluated with urodynamic exam according to the standards of the International Continence Society (ICS with an additional continuous measurement of the urethral pressure profile (cUPP that was done in a supine position. Patients with genital prolapse >grade I, as well as patients with impaired cognitive function or neurogenic disorders were excluded. Bacteriuria at the time of investigation was excluded by urine analysis. Urethral pressure changes higher than 15cmH2O were considered as ‘urethral instability’. Results From 79 investigated patients, 29 were clinically diagnosed with OAB syndrome, 19 with stress urinary incontinence (SUI and 31 with mixed (OAB and SUI incontinence. The prevalence of ‘urethral instability’ as defined in this study was 54.4% (43/79. The mean Δp in patients with OAB (36.5cmH2O was significantly higher (p<0.05 than in groups with pure stress (14.9cmH2O and mixed urinary incontinence (19.3cmH2O. Conclusions Etiology of ‘urethral instability’ is unknown, but high prevalence among patients with overactive bladder syndrome, especially concomitant with detrusor activity can raise a fair question and direct further diagnostic as well as treatment efforts.

  9. Wound morbidity after kidney transplant

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    Fockens, M. Matthijs; Alberts, Victor P.; Bemelman, Frederike J.; van der Pant, Karlijn A. M. I.; Idu, Mirza M.


    Wound morbidity is an important surgical complication after kidney transplant. To assess risk factors for postoperative wound complications and the impact of such complications on outcomes of kidney transplant. Retrospectively, 108 consecutive kidney transplant patients between January 2010 and

  10. Cellular fibronectin and tenascin in experimental perforating scleral wounds with incarceration of the vitreous. (United States)

    Tervo, K; Latvala, T; Suomalainen, V P; Tervo, T; Immonen, I


    Posterior perforating eye injury carries a high risk of visual loss due to the formation of intravireal and epiretinal scar tissue. Intraocular scar formation in patients with retinal detachment has been shown to be associated with elevated intravitreal FN levels. The extracellular matrix glycoproteins fibronectin (FN) and tenascin (TN) have been located in epiretinal scar membranes. As both FN and TN are also involved in healing of cutaneous and corneal wounds, we undertook to study their expression in rabbit perforating scleral wounds with vitreous incarceration. A perforating scleral wound was produced and sutured without removal of vitreous from the wound in 18 pigmented rabbits. The rabbits were killed at various times (1 h to 21 days) after the operation, and the indirect immunohistochemical method was used for demonstration of FN and TN. Monoclonal mouse hybridoma antibodies 52 DH1 and 100 EB2, recognizing the cellular form of FN (cFN) and TN, respectively, were used. During the first post-operative week immunoreaction for glycoproteins, both the locally produced cFN and TN, were observed at the scar tissue containing the prolabed vitreous and the adjacent sclera. Subsequently, the reaction gradually shifted to the vitreal side of the wound, and 3 weeks after the operation it was almost completely restricted to a separated mass of vitreous beneath the scar. The expression of cFN and TN in the scleral scar and vitreous is indicative of their local synthesis. The shift of the expression of those proteins to the vitreal side of the wound with time suggests that the scarring process in the vitreous is delayed compared to the sclera.

  11. Urethral pressure reflectometry; a novel technique for simultaneous recording of pressure and cross-sectional area

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    Aagaard, Mikael; Klarskov, Niels; Sønksen, Jens


    in several studies. But the technique, which was based on the field gradient principle, was never implemented in the clinical setting because of technical limitations. In 2005, urethral pressure reflectometry was introduced as a new technique in female urodynamics. The technique has been shown to be more...... reproducible than conventional urethral pressure profilometry, when measuring incontinence in women. In 2010 it was also introduced as a new measuring technique in the anal canal. This study, adds a new and interesting technique to the field of male urodynamics. For the first time, sound waves have been used...

  12. Results of Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay to Identify Urethritis Pathogens

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    Mehmet Sarıer


    Full Text Available Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR test applied to identify the pathogens in male patients who attended our urology clinic with a pre-diagnosis of urethritis related with sexual intercourse. Materials and Methods: In this study, we included a total of 91 male patients, who sought medical advice in our clinic between August 2015 and October 2016 due to complaints of urethral discharge, dysuria and urethral itching, having a visible urethral discharge during the physical examination or a positive leukocyte esterase test (Combur-Test®-Roche in the first urine sample. In the urethral swab samples of these patients, urethritis pathogens were searched with a multiplex PCR test. The multiplex PCR kit, which is able to identify nine pathogens and produced by PathoFinder® (Holland, was used in the process. The pathogens that could be detected by the kit were Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma hominis, Mycoplasma genitalium, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Gardnerella vaginalis, Trichomonas vaginalis, Treponema pallidum, and Candida albicans. Results: The average age of the subjects was 35.1 (19-57 years. Sixty one out of 91 patients (67% were found to have a pathogen in the urethral swab sample. In 45 patients (49.4%, only one pathogen, in 12 (13.1% - two different pathogens and in 4 (4.3% patients, 3 different pathogens were detected. The pathogens found were as follows: Ureaplasma urealyticum in 22 patients (27.1%, Gardnerella vaginalis in 15 (18.6%, Neisseria gonorrhoeae in 13 (16.1%, Mycoplasma genitalium (10 patients; 12.3%, Mycoplasma hominis (8 patients; 9.9%, Chlamydia trachomatis (8 patients; 9.9%, Trichomonas vaginalis (3 patients; 3.8%, and Candida albicans (2 patients; 2.4%. None of the patients were identified with Treponema pallidum. None of the pathogens were identified in 30 patients (32.9% whose samples were examined by PCR method. Conclusion

  13. Long-term follow-up after urethral injection with polyacrylamide hydrogel for female stress incontinence

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    Mouritsen, Lone; Lose, Gunnar; Møller-Bek, Karl


    Urethral injection therapy for treatment of stress urinary incontinence has been in use for years, but only a few long-term follow-up studies have been published. Twenty-five women, injected with polyacrylamide hydrogel 8 years earlier, were invited for follow-up. Twenty-four could be contacted; 15...... had had no further treatment, seven had been re-operated with placement of mid-urethral slings, and two had been re-injected with polyacrylamide hydrogel. Eleven women attended for objective examination; all non-attenders were interviewed by telephone. Subjectively, in 44% the stress incontinence...

  14. What is the best choice for repair of distal penile hypospadias: The tubularized incised plate urethroplasty or anterior urethral advancement technique?

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    Awad Mohamed


    Full Text Available Background and Aim: Numerous ingenious methods have been introduced to repair hypospadias with variable results. We tried to evaluate the two techniques, tubularized incised plate urethroplasty (TIP and anterior urethral advancement (AUA for repair of distal hypospadias and choose the best method to treat the distal type of penile hypospadias with the least complications. Materials and Methods : A total of 140 boys with distal penile hypospadias were divided into two groups. Group A (68 patients was treated with TIP and Group B (72 patients was treated with AUA. All the patients had an average age of three years (2-19 with variable meatal sites coronal (44 sub coronal (53 and anterior penile hypospadias (43. There was no significant difference between both groups with respect to the age and meatal sites. Results: The fistula rate in Group A was 8.8% versus 1.3% in Group B. There was no urethral stricture in both procedures. Wound dehiscence did not occur in Group A versus one case in Group B (1.3%. In Group A, 26 cases (38.3% had mild glanular torsion and five (7.3% had moderate glanular torsion versus none in Group B postoperatively. No postoperative chordee or binding in Group A, versus four patients (5.5% in Group B. No significant difference was observed in both groups with respect to meatal stenosis (7.3% versus 5.5% respectively. There was a significant difference between both groups with regard to the operative time in favour of Group B. Good cosmetic appearance of the glans was achieved in both techniques. Conclusion: Both techniques can treat this anomaly with a high success rate but the modified AUA technique appears to be a good choice due to its simplicity, short operative time and less fistula rate with good cosmetic results.

  15. Initial Management of Traumatic Wounds. (United States)

    Devriendt, Nausikaa; de Rooster, Hilde


    When traumatic wounds are quickly and accurately treated, morbidity and costs can be significantly decreased. Several factors, such as time delay between injury and treatment, the degree of contamination, extension and depth of the wound, and the mechanism of injury, influence the treatment and prognosis and stress the importance of a patient-specific approach. Although all traumatic wounds are contaminated, antibiotic therapy is seldom required if correct wound management is installed. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. Wound Drainage Culture (For Parents) (United States)

    ... a Voice in Health Care Decisions Wound Drainage Culture KidsHealth > For Parents > Wound Drainage Culture Print A A A What's in this article? ... Have Questions What It Is A wound drainage culture is a test to detect germs such as ...

  17. Trends in Surgical Wound Healing

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    Gottrup, F.


    The understanding of acute and chronic wound pathophysiology has progressed considerably over the past decades. Unfortunately, improvement in clinical practice has not followed suit, although new trends and developments have improved the outcome of wound treatment in many ways. This review focuses...... on promising clinical development in major wound problems in general and on postoperative infections in particular Udgivelsesdato: 2008...

  18. [The influence of retinoids on the regeneration of an open osteal wound]. (United States)

    Semenov, F V; Leonov, G K

    The objective of the present study was to elucidate the influence of retinoid-based pharmaceutical products on the process of regeneration of the tissues surrounding an open osteal wound under the experimental conditions. The experiments were carried out using 20 'Sovetskaya shinshilla' rabbits (12 males and 8 females). The animals with the modelled open osteal wound underwent daily treatment by the placement of the dressings impregnated with a mixture of dioxo-methyltetrahydropyrimidine and chloramphenicol ointments supplemented by 0.05% retinoic acid (1:1:1). The rabbits of the control group were treated using the dressings impregnated only with a mixture of dioxo-methyltetrahydropyrimidine and chloramphenicol ointments containing no retinoic acid. The study has demonstrated that the application of the retinoid-based medications for the treatment of the open osteal wound resulted in the well apparent positive dynamics of the wound process in comparison with that in the control animals. It is concluded that the data obtained give evidence that retinoid-based preparations can be used as an adjuvant treatment for the acceleration and promotion of the wound healing process in the trepanation cavity following sanation surgery on the middle ear.

  19. Gunshot wounds -- aftercare (United States)

    ... clean towel. Let the wound air dry. After Effects Being shot by a gun is traumatic. You may feel shock, fear for your safety, depression, or anger as a result. These are completely normal feelings for someone who has been through a traumatic event . These feelings are not signs of weakness. You ...

  20. Healing Invisible Wounds (United States)

    Adams, Erica J.


    As many as 9 in 10 justice-involved youth are affected by traumatic childhood experiences. According to "Healing Invisible Wounds: Why Investing in Trauma-Informed Care for Children Makes Sense," between 75 and 93 percent of youth currently incarcerated in the justice system have had at least one traumatic experience, including sexual…

  1. Wound Infections PSA (:30)

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    This 30 second public service announcement is about how to avoid a wound infection after a disaster.  Created: 10/25/2017 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Date Released: 10/25/2017.

  2. Fungal Wound Infection

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    Dr. David Tribble, acting director of the infectious disease clinical research program at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, discusses fungal wound infections after combat trauma.  Created: 1/28/2016 by National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID).   Date Released: 1/28/2016.

  3. Complex wounds Feridas complexas

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    Marcus Castro Ferreira


    Full Text Available Complex wound is the term used more recently to group those well-known difficult wounds, either chronic or acute, that challenge medical and nursing teams. They defy cure using conventional and simple "dressings" therapy and currently have a major socioeconomic impact. The purpose of this review is to bring these wounds to the attention of the health-care community, suggesting that they should be treated by multidisciplinary teams in specialized hospital centers. In most cases, surgical treatment is unavoidable, because the extent of skin and subcutaneous tissue loss requires reconstruction with grafts and flaps. New technologies, such as the negative pressure device, should be introduced. A brief review is provided of the major groups of complex wounds-diabetic wounds, pressure sores, chronic venous ulcers, post-infection soft-tissue gangrenes, and ulcers resulting from vasculitis.Ferida complexa é uma nova definição para identificar aquelas feridas crônicas e algumas agudas já bem conhecidas e que desafiam equipes médicas e de enfermagem. São difíceis de serem resolvidas usando tratamentos convencionais e simples curativos. Têm atualmente grande impacto sócio-econômico. Esta revisão procura atrair atenção da comunidade de profissionais de saúde para estas feridas, sugerindo que devam ser tratadas por equipe multidisciplinar em centro hospitalar especializado. Na maioria dos casos o tratamento cirúrgico deve ser indicado, uma vez que a perda de pele e tecido subcutâneo é extensa, necessitando de reconstrução com enxertos e retalhos. Nova tecnologia, como uso da terapia por pressão negativa foi introduzido. Breves comentários sobre os principais grupos de feridas complexas: pé diabético, úlceras por pressão, úlceras venosas, síndrome de Fournier e vasculites.

  4. Incisional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

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    Hyldig, Nana; Birke-Sorensen, Hanne; Kruse, Marie

    Aim: Postoperative wound complications make many surgical procedures unnecessarily complex, particularly in high-risk patients. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy is well recognized in the management of open wounds. In recent years, it has been introduced as well in the management of closed surgical...... incisions to reduce postoperative wound complications, though the evidence base to support this intervention is limited. The aim of this study was to assess if Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) reduces postoperative complications when applied on closed surgical incisions. Method: A systematic review...

  5. Technical features of the system used to perform multichannel urethral pressure profilometry

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    Messelink, E. J.; Dobbe, I.; Kools, C.; Dabhoiwala, N. F.; Dijkhuizen, T.; Schneider, P.; Lettinga, K. P.; Kurth, K.


    Multichannel Urethral Pressure Profilometry (MCUPP) is a method used to get more information on the pressure distribution within the female urethra. This information may be of value in the diagnostic work up of women with urinary incontinence. Different systems are used for this technique. The pump

  6. A Study Of The Results Of "Urethral Advancement And Glanuloplasty" (UAGP In Repairing Anterior Hypospadias

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    Sadeghipottr roodsari S


    Full Text Available Background: In this study, the results of "Urethral Advancement & Glanuloplasty" in repairing anterior hypospadias were considered. Hypospadias is a common urethral anomaly in boys. More than 65 percent of hypospadias cases are anterior (glanular, coronal and distal penil shaft. More than two hundreds original techniques have been applied to correct hypospadias. Each of these techniques has some complications. The most common complications of hypospadias repairing are fistula and meatal stenosis."nMaterials and Methods: A total of 74 boys with anterior hypospadias underwent the procedure of "Urethral Advancement and Glanuloplasty" (UAGP in our medical centers from March 1994 to April 1999. The procedure included: degloving, correction of chordee, urethral mobilization and glans plasty. Cosmetic results were excellent in most patients. There was no fistula, and also meatal stenosis was not observed after applying V-Flap of the glans."nResults & Conclusions: In a 1 - 6 year follow - up (mean 3.15 years, SD ± 1.79 the results functionally and cosmetically, were satisfactory in all cases with no long-tem complication or chordee.

  7. Role of tubularization of urethral plate in development of urethrocutaneous fistula post hypospadias repair

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    Basim S Alsaywid


    Conclusion: Incision of the urethral plate did not affect the fistula rate. In comparison to international literature, the incidence of fistula was significantly higher which could be explained by the fact that one-third of those patients had a previous hypospadias repair.

  8. Posterior urethral valves in children: A review of 28 cases in ...

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    . A Chiabi, F Angwafo, MT Obama, V Takou, J Kanyi Zoung. Abstract. We reviewed the files of 28 children treated or followed up for posterior urethral valves (PUV) from 1st January 1985 to the 31st of December 1996 in the University Teaching ...

  9. Perspectives by patients and physicians on outcomes of mid-urethral sling surgery

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    Houwert, R.M.; van Munster, D.N.; Roovers, J.P.W.R.; Venema, P.L.; Dijkgraaf, M.G.W.; Bruinse, H.W.; Vervest, H.A.M.


    Introduction and hypothesis: The aim of this study is to determine patient expectations regarding wanted and unwanted sequels of mid-urethral sling (MUS) procedures and to identify mismatches during the physician-patient information exchange prior to MUS procedures. Methods: A patient preference

  10. Prune belly syndrome associated with bilateral multicystic dysplastic kidneys and urethral obstruction: A case report

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    Arzu Akdag


    Full Text Available Prune belly syndrome is a rare congenital disorder defined by a characteristic clinical triad: Abdominal muscle deficiency, severe urinary tract abnormalities, and bilateral cryptorchidism. We describe a preterm neonate of Prune Belly syndrome who had abdominal muscle deficiency, multicystic dysplastic kidney, urethral hypoplasia and pulmonary hypoplasia. We presented this rare case with the data gathered from the literatüre.

  11. Urethral atrophy after artificial urinary sphincter placement: is cuff downsizing effective? (United States)

    Saffarian, Amir; Walsh, Kilian; Walsh, Ian K; Stone, Anthony R


    We reviewed the outcome of cuff downsizing with an artificial urinary sphincter for treating recurrent incontinence due to urethral atrophy. We analyzed the records of 17 patients in a 7-year period in whom clinical, radiological and urodynamic evidence of urethral atrophy was treated with cuff downsizing. Cuff downsizing was accomplished by removing the existing cuff and replacing it with a 4 cm. cuff within the established false capsule. Incontinence and satisfaction parameters before and after the procedure were assessed by a validated questionnaire. Mean patient age was 70 years (range 62 to 79). Average time to urethral atrophy was 31 months (range 5 to 96) after primary sphincter implantation. Mean followup after downsizing was 22 months (range 1 to 64). Cuff downsizing caused a mean decrease of 3.9 to 0.5 pads daily. The number of severe leakage episodes decreased from a mean of 5.4 to 2.1 The mean SEAPI (stress leakage, emptying, anatomy, protection, inhibition) score decreased from 8.2 to 2.4. Patient satisfaction increased from 15% to 80% after cuff downsizing. In 1 patient an infected cuff required complete removal of the device. Patient satisfaction and continence parameters improved after cuff downsizing. We believe that this technique is a simple and effective method of restoring continence after urethral atrophy.

  12. [Penis-preserving surgery in patients with primary penile urethral cancer]. (United States)

    Maek, M; Musch, M; Arnold, G; Kröpfl, D


    Primary urethral cancer in males is a rare entity with only approximately 800 cases described, which is why it is difficult to formulate evidence-based guidelines for treatment. For tumors in the pT2 stage with a localization distal to the membranous urethra, a penis-preserving operation can be carried out. In the period from November 2006 to February 2014 a total of 4 patients with primary urethral cancer underwent a penis-preserving urethral resection. The tumor characteristics and treatment results were collated retrospectively. Of the four patients one had a transitional cell carcinoma of the mid-penile urethra in stage pT2 G2. In two out of the four patients a squamous cell carcinoma (PEC) was present in the mid-penile urethra in stages pT2 G2 and pT2 G3, respectively, with concomitant carcinoma in situ (CIS). The fourth patient had a PEC of the fossa terminalis in stage pT2 G2. Initially all patients underwent a penis-preserving resection. In one case, despite an initial R0 resection a local recurrence occurred and a complete penectomy was performed. Irradiation and lymphadenectomy were not carried out. At a mean follow-up of 37 months all patients are currently in complete remission. Primary penile urethral cancer can be treated by a penis-preserving operation. Close follow-up is essential because recurrence can arise despite an initial R0 resection.

  13. Treatment of male urethral strictures – possible reasons for the use ...

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    urethrotomy did not improve the cumulative success rate.8,9. A prospective randomised study performed at our hospital during the period January 1991 - January 1994 compared filiform dilatation (n=106 patients) with optical urethrotomy (n=104) as treatment for male urethral strictures.10 The study compared the stricture ...

  14. Pressure/cross-sectional area probe in the assessment of urethral closure function. Reproducibility of measurement

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    Lose, G; Schroeder, T


    -pressure zone and distally in the urethra. The in vitro study showed that cross sectional areas of 13-79 mm2 were determined with a SD of 1.4 mm2. In vivo measurements revealed that the urethral parameters: elastance, hysteresis, pressure and power of contraction during coughing and squeezing were fairly...

  15. Urethral mucosal prolapse in young girls: A report of nine cases in ...

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    This condition may be confused with tumour or sexual abuse in girls. This study aims at reporting the pathology presentation and therapeutic options of ... acute urine retention and one had recurrence that was treated successfully without operation. All the nine girls are cured. Conclusion: Urethral prolapse is a disease of the ...

  16. Urethral mucosal prolapse in young girls: A report of nine cases in Cotonou

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    Fiogbe M


    Full Text Available Background: Urethral mucosal prolapse is rare. This condition may be confused with tumour or sexual abuse in girls. This study aims at reporting the pathology presentation and therapeutic options of urethral prolapse in girls. Materials and Methods: A retrospective study was undertaken from January 2000 to December 2008. Authors analysed the clinical features and the treatment options. Results: There were nine cases of urethral prolapse. The ages ranged from 2.5 to 10 years (mean age: 5.08 years. The main presentation was vaginal bleeding (five cases. Physical examination revealed a soft, non-tender mass that bleeds on touch (six cases, with a length ranging from 0.75 to 1 cm. Urine culture in four patients revealed urinary infection that yielded Escherichia coli in three cases and the Staphylococcus aureus in one case. Six patients had surgical treatment while three had medical treatment. In those who had surgery, one had acute urine retention and one had recurrence that was treated successfully without operation. All the nine girls are cured. Conclusion: Urethral prolapse is a disease of the prepubertal girls of low socio-economic group. Diagnosis is clinical. The treatment of choice is surgical.

  17. Management of complex urethral stricture disease: Algorithm and experience from a single institute

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    Yu-Hua Shau


    Conclusion: Complex urethral strictures can be managed by a variety of surgical techniques according to specific stricture locations. However, a careful postoperative follow-up for recurrences is mandatory, since ∼40% of patients undergoing buccal mucosal graft-augmented urethroplasties were expected to have additional procedures after the index urethroplasty.

  18. Comparison of Perineal Sonographically Measured and Functional Urodynamic Urethral Length in Female Urinary Incontinence

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    Laila Najjari


    Full Text Available Objectives. To detect the anatomical insufficiency of the urethra and to propose perineal ultrasound as a useful, noninvasive tool for the evaluation of incontinence, we compared the anatomical length of the urethra with the urodynamic functional urethral length. We also compared the urethral length between continent and incontinent females. Methods. 149 female patients were enrolled and divided into four groups (stress, urge, or mixed incontinence; control. Sonographically measured urethral length (SUL and urodynamic functional urethral length (FUL were analyzed statistically. Standardized and internationally validated incontinence questionnaire ICIQ-SF results were compared between each patient group. Results. Perineal SUL was significantly longer in incontinent compared to continent patients (p<0.0001. Pairwise comparison of each incontinent type (stress, urge, or mixed incontinence with the control group showed also a significant difference (p<0.05. FUL was significantly shorter in incontinent patients than in the control group (p=0.0112. But pairwise comparison showed only a significant difference for the stress incontinence group compared with the control group (p=0.0084 and not for the urge or mixed incontinent group. No clear correlation between SUL, FUL, and ICIQ-SF score was found. Conclusions. SUL measured by noninvasive perineal ultrasound is a suitable parameter in the assessment of female incontinence, since incontinent women show a significantly elongated urethra as a sign of tissue insufficiency, independent of the type of incontinence.

  19. The effect of oral and intraurethral trimetazidine use on urethral healing

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    Ali Ayyildiz


    Conclusion: TMZ increased urinary total oxidant level; while increasing serum TAC levels in the long-term. It also reduced serum TAC levels in urethral use and caused an increase in serum TOC levels with minimal effects on DNA injury and repair. No effect was detected on IL1 α and TNF, but partially reduced the effect on IL-1 β levels.

  20. Cost-effective Strategies for the Management and Treatment of Urethral Stricture Disease. (United States)

    Osterberg, E Charles; Murphy, Gregory; Harris, Catherine R; Breyer, Benjamin N


    Following failed endoscopic intervention, the most cost-effective strategy for recurrent urethral stricture disease (USD) is urethroplasty. Inpatient hospital costs associated with urethroplasty are driven by patient comorbidities and postoperative complications. Symptom-based surveillance for USD recurrence will reduce unnecessary diagnostic procedures and cost. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. Anterior Urethral Stricture Disease Negatively Impacts the Quality of Life of Family Members

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    Jonathan R. Weese


    Full Text Available Purpose. To quantify the quality of life (QoL distress experienced by immediate family members of patients with urethral stricture via a questionnaire given prior to definitive urethroplasty. The emotional, social, and physical effects of urethral stricture disease on the QoL of family members have not been previously described. Materials and Methods. A questionnaire was administered prospectively to an immediate family member of 51 patients undergoing anterior urethroplasty by a single surgeon (SBB. The survey was comprised of twelve questions that addressed the emotional, social, and physical consequences experienced as a result of their loved one. Results. Of the 51 surveyed family members, most were female (92.2%, lived in the same household (86.3%, and slept in the same room as the patient (70.6%. Respondents experienced sleep disturbances (56.9% and diminished social lives (43.1%. 82.4% felt stressed by the patient’s surgical treatment, and 83.9% (26/31 felt that their intimacy was negatively impacted. Conclusions. Urethral stricture disease has a significant impact on the family members of those affected. These effects may last decades and include sleep disturbance, decreased social interactions, emotional stress, and impaired sexual intimacy. Treatment of urethral stricture disease should attempt to mitigate the impact of the disease on family members as well as the patient.

  2. In vitro fertilizing potential of urethral and epididymal spermatozoa collected from domestic cats (Felis catus). (United States)

    Prochowska, S; Niżański, W


    The aim of this study was to provide a comparative analysis of in vitro fertilizing potential of frozen-thawed urethral and epididymal feline spermatozoa. Both types of semen were collected from 7 cats and cryopreserved in liquid nitrogen. To perform in vitro fertilization, both urethral and epididymal samples from the same individual were thawed and spermatozoa were co-incubated with in vitro matured cat oocytes. Obtained embryos were cultured in vitro for 7 days in a commercial medium. Cleavage rate, morula rate and blastocyst rate were calculated. Experiment was run in 10 replicates. The examined parameters showed no significant differences between urethral and epididymal spermatozoa (p>0.05). Cleavage rate and embryo's development were highly variable between replicates, even for the different sperm samples collected from one individual. There was no significant correlation between fertilizing capacity of two types of spermatozoa collected from the same male. In this study we confirmed that cryopreserved urethral spermatozoa have equally good fertilizing potential as epididymal ones, and both can be successfully used for in vitro fertilization in cats with the use of commercial medium.

  3. Urethral diverticulum in the female: a meta-analysis of modern series. (United States)

    Cameron, Anne P


    Urethral diverticula are a complex problem for the female pelvic surgeon. Given the rarity of the condition most published series are small and single institutional. This is a review article and a meta-analysis including all case series of female urethral diverticulum from the year 2000 to 2015 including only those case series with a minimum of ten subjects. Twenty-five articles were included and data was sufficient to perform a meta-analysis on patient age, symptoms at presentation, physical exam findings, location of diverticulum, diverticular size, radiological findings, pathology, complications, and recurrence rates. Urethral diverticulum have variable symptom presentation and can mimic many other common conditions, but often present with a palpable urethral mass. Surgical diverticulectomy is the most commonly performed procedure, but does put the patient at risk for de novo stress incontinence and recurrent diverticula are not rare. Patients with pre-existing stress incontinence can be safely offered concomitant autologous pubovaginal sling at the time of diverticulectomy. Pathology is benign 97% of the time but one must have a high degree of suspicion in the case of a firm mass or if MRI indicates a mass within the diverticula. Physicians need to have a high degree of suspicion particularly in those patients whose symptoms do not resolve with standard treatment and pelvic MRI is the investigation of choice.

  4. Treatment of male urethral strictures – possible reasons for the use ...

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    Treatment of male urethral strictures – possible reasons for the use of repeated dilatation or internal urethrotomy rather than urethroplasty. ... Statistical analysis was performed using Student's t-test and Fisher's exact test (p<0.05 statistically significant). Results: The mean age of the 125 men was 49.9 years (range 12.8 ...

  5. Acute urethritis due to Neisseria meningitidis group A acquired by orogenital contact: case report.


    Wilson, A. P.; Wolff, J; Atia, W


    A case of heterosexual transmission of Neisseria meningitidis group A by fellatio, which resulted in acute purulent urethritis in the male partner, is presented. The emotional impact of a mistaken diagnosis of gonococcal infection and the need to treat asymptomatic throat carriage in sexual contacts makes early recognition of meningococcal infection important in this unusual circumstance.

  6. Acute urethritis due to Neisseria meningitidis group A acquired by orogenital contact: case report. (United States)

    Wilson, A P; Wolff, J; Atia, W


    A case of heterosexual transmission of Neisseria meningitidis group A by fellatio, which resulted in acute purulent urethritis in the male partner, is presented. The emotional impact of a mistaken diagnosis of gonococcal infection and the need to treat asymptomatic throat carriage in sexual contacts makes early recognition of meningococcal infection important in this unusual circumstance. PMID:2502493

  7. Mesonephroid adenocarcinoma in urethral diverticulum treated with diverticulectomy. Case report and review of the literature

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    Jacobsen, F; Sørensen, Flemming Brandt; Nielsen, J B


    A case of mesonephroid adenocarcinoma in an urethral diverticulum treated with diverticulectomy in a 53 year old female is reported. To our knowledge 26 cases of similar tumours have been reported in the literature. A review of symptoms, management and possible relationship to nephroid metaplasia...

  8. Painless Urethral Bleeding During Penile Erection in an Adult Man With Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome: A Case Report. (United States)

    Lei, Hongen; Guan, Xing; Han, Hu; Qian, Xiaosong; Zhou, Xiaoguang; Zhang, Xiaodong; Tian, Long


    Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) is a rare congenital vascular disorder characterized by a triad of cutaneous port wine capillary malformations, varicose veins, and hemihypertrophy of bone and soft tissues. To report on a rare case of KTS in an adult man manifested by painless urethral bleeding during penile erection briefly review the clinical presentation and management of the genitourinary forms of this syndrome. On presentation, the clinical features of this patient, including medical history, signs and symptoms, and imaging examinations, were recorded. After diagnosis and initial treatment, a literature review of the urethral features of KTS was performed and is discussed in this report. A 35-year-old man with KTS presented with painless urethral bleeding during penile erection that was associated with posterior urethral vascular malformations. The coagulation method was used to treat the malformation, and no urethral bleeding or gross hematuria occurred during a postoperative follow-up period of 6 months. This case demonstrates that coagulation therapy and careful follow-up can be adequate treatment approaches for urethral features of KTS. However, the long-term efficacy of coagulation for this disorder should be investigated further. Lei H, Guan X, Han H, et al. Painless Urethral Bleeding During Penile Erection in an Adult Man With Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome: A Case Report. Sex Med 2018;X:XXX-XXX. Copyright © 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. Early wound healing and refractive response of different pocket configurations following presbyopic inlay implantation


    Konstantopoulos, Aris; Liu, Yu-Chi; Teo, Ericia Pei Wen; Lwin, Nyein Chan; Yam, Gary Hin Fai; Mehta, Jodhbir S.


    Background Presbyopic inlays have mostly been implanted under a corneal flap. Implantation in a pocket has advantages including less postoperative dry eye and neurotrophic effect, and better biomechanical corneal stability. This study investigated the effect of different pocket and flocket dimensions on corneal stability and refractive power after Raindrop? implantation, and the associated wound healing response. Methodology Ten New Zealand White rabbits had bilateral pocket Raindrop? implant...

  10. The White Rabbit Project

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    Serrano, J; Cattin, M; Garcia Cota, E; Lewis, J; Moreira, P; Wlostowski, T; Gaderer, G; Loschmidt, P; Dedic, J; Bär, R; Fleck, T; Kreider, M; Prados, C; Rauch, S


    Reliable, fast and deterministic transmission of control information in a network is a need formany distributed systems. One example is timing systems, where a reference frequency is used to accurately schedule time-critical messages. TheWhite Rabbit (WR) project is a multi-laboratory and multi-company effort to bring together the best of the data transfer and timing worlds in a completely open design. It takes advantage of the latest developments for improving timing over Ethernet, such as IEEE 1588 (Precision Time Protocol) and Synchronous Ethernet. The presented approach aims for a general purpose, fieldbus-like transmission system, which provides deterministic data and timing (sub-ns accuracy and ps jitter) to around 1000 stations. It automatically compensates for fiber lengths in the order of 10 km. This paper describes the WR design goals and the specification used for the project. It goes on to describe the central component of the WR system structure - the WR switch - with theoretical considerations a...

  11. microRNA expression profiles of scar and normal tissue from patients with posterior urethral stricture caused by pelvic fracture urethral distraction defects. (United States)

    Zhang, Kaile; Chen, Jun; Zhang, Dongliang; Wang, Lin; Zhao, Weixin; Lin, David Yun-Te; Chen, Rong; Xie, Hong; Hu, Xiaoyong; Fang, Xiaolan; Fu, Qiang


    Pelvic fracture urethral distraction defect (PFUDD) seriously affects the quality of life of patients. At present, there are few effective drug treatments available for PFUDD‑induced urethral stricture, which is associated with fibrosis and scar formation in urethra lumen. Emerging evidence suggests that microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) may be involved in the regulation of fibrosis, and analysis of miRNA expression profiles in urethral scar and normal urethra tissues may therefore benefit the discovery of novel treatments for urethral stricture with micro invasive procedures. In the present study, miRNA sequencing and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) validation using paired scar and normal tissues from patients with PFUDD, and functional analysis of the miRNAs involved in the fibrosis associated signaling pathway was performed. A total of 94 differentially expressed miRNAs were identified in the scar tissue of patients with PFUDD. Among them, 26 miRNAs had significantly altered expression in the scar tissue compared with the normal tissue from the same patient. qPCR validation confirmed that miR‑129‑5p was overexpressed in scar tissue. The TGF‑β pathway‑associated functions of a total of 5 miRNAs (hsa‑miR‑129‑5p, hsa‑miR‑135a‑5p, hsa‑miR‑363‑3p, hsa‑miR‑6720‑3p and hsa‑miR‑9‑5p) were further analyzed, as well as their key molecular targets and functional mechanisms in signaling regulation. To conclude the miRNA sequencing indicated a significantly altered expression of hsa‑miR‑129‑5p, hsa‑miR‑135a‑5p, hsa‑miR‑363‑3p, hsa‑miR‑6720‑3p and hsa‑miR‑9‑5p in patients with PFUDD. These miRNAs and their potential target genes were associated with fibrosis in several diseases, and the data from the present study may help explore potential miRNA targets for future precision treatments for urethral stricture.

  12. Difference between urethral circumference and artificial urinary sphincter cuff size, and its effect on postoperative incontinence. (United States)

    Rothschild, Jennifer; Chang Kit, Laura; Seltz, Lara; Wang, Li; Kaufman, Melissa; Dmochowski, Roger; Milam, Douglas F


    We assessed whether a difference between intraoperative urethral circumference and artificial urinary sphincter cuff size affects postoperative outcomes. We evaluated the medical records of 87 males who underwent implantation of an artificial urinary sphincter between January 2006 and May 2010. A validated questionnaire was completed by 59 patients for long-term followup. The difference between urethral circumference and artificial urinary sphincter cuff size was calculated. Incontinence was recorded as daily pad use. The primary outcome variable was the postoperative decrease in incontinence. Multivariable linear regression was used to model the effect on postoperative incontinence of the difference between urethral circumference and cuff size. Mean long-term followup was 4.2 years. Median preoperative incontinence was 8 pads per day and median abdominal leak point pressure was 50 cm H2O. Median urethral circumference was 38 mm and the median difference between urethral circumference and artificial urinary sphincter cuff size was 2.5 mm. Median postoperative incontinence was 1 pad per day. A 1 mm increase in the difference between urethral circumference and cuff size resulted in a 1.6% increase in incontinence by 4.5 months postoperatively (95% CI -3.1-6.2, p = 0.487). Paradoxically, each 1 mm increase improved postoperative continence at long-term followup by 29% (95% CI -15-56, p = 0.162). At 4.5-month followup there was no statistical difference in pad use or patient satisfaction when the difference between urethral circumference and artificial urinary sphincter cuff size was less than 4 mm vs 4 mm or greater. However, at long-term followup the 4 mm or greater group reported statistically significantly better continence and satisfaction than the less than 4 mm group. This study does not support efforts to improve continence by minimizing cuff size but rather suggests that modestly up-sizing the cuff may produce improved long-term outcomes. Copyright © 2014

  13. A 10-year review of urethral stricture management in Irrua, Nigeria

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    Eshiobo Irekpita


    Full Text Available Background: Several authors have demonstrated regional and temporal changes in the demographics of urethral stricture and its management. Objectives: To assess the changes in the demographics of the patients and the evolution of the management of urethral stricture in this institution. Subjects and Methods: This is a retrospective study. The files of all the men who were diagnosed with urethral stricture from May 2006 to April 2016 were retrieved from the database of the records department of the hospital. The predictor variables assessed included age at presentation, occupation, etiology, presenting symptoms, stricture site, length of stricture, treatment method, year of treatment, complications of treatment, result of urine microscopy and sensitivity, comorbidities, and social habits of the patients. The outcome variables were the proportion of men in relation to the predictor variables and the test of correlation (P = 0.05 and below significant. Analysis was done using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS version 21. Results: Forty-six patients were diagnosed as having urethral stricture within the study period. All were males. The mean age was 53.11 years (standard deviation 17.63852 with a range from 19 to 96. There were 4 (8.7% students, 11 (23.9% civil servants, 4 (8.7% businessmen, 3 (6.5% military men, and 24 (52.2% others who were essentially artisans. Majority of them (68.9% presented with lower urinary tract symptoms while Escherichia coli was the most commonly cultured organism from their urine (17.4%. The most common single etiology was urethritis (30.4%. From 2013 onward, there was an abrupt transition from conservative treatment using dilatation which dropped from 38.9% to 17.9%. More complex surgeries such as buccal mucosal graft urethroplasty for bulbar strictures and two-stage repair for penile strictures increased from 11.1% to 57.1%. Conclusion: Urethritis is still the most common single etiological factor

  14. Localization of type XII collagen in normal and healing rabbit cornea by in situ hybridization. (United States)

    Zhan, Q; Burrows, R; Cintron, C


    To identify the cell types responsible for type XII collagen synthesis in normal and healing rabbit cornea, a partial cDNA sequence of rabbit type XII collagen, obtained from an adult rabbit cornea cDNA library, was used to develop highly specific oligonucleotide probes for Northern blot analysis and in situ hybridization. Approximately 2000 bases of a type XII collagen 2.2 kb cDNA clone were sequenced. Comparative sequence analysis of the bases showed a 74% identity with chick alpha 1 (XII) chain of type XII collagen. The deduced amino acid sequence indicated a 72% identity with chick type XII collagen. Northern blot analysis showed that cultures of cornea stromal and endothelial cells each contain two RNA species, greater than 10 kb, that hybridize to rabbit type XII collagen oligonucleotide probes. Although normal stromal cells failed to show type XII collagen mRNA, normal endothelial cells contain mRNA for this collagen. These results indicate that endothelium of normal rabbit cornea has a potential to synthesize type XII collagen. During corneal wound healing, both endothelium-derived and stroma-derived cells in the developing scar tissue contained type XII mRNA. In view of the known presence of type XII collagen in corneal stromas from chick and mouse, the distribution of mRNA in normal cornea is puzzling.

  15. Melting graft wound syndrome

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    Shiou-Mei Chen


    Full Text Available Melting graft wound syndrome is characterized by progressive epidermal loss from a previously well-taken skin graft, healed burn, or donor site. It may result in considerable morbidity and require prolonged treatment. We report a 23-year-old flame-burned patient with second- to third-degree burns involving more than 70% of the total body surface area, whose condition was complicated with septic shock. The patient presented with erosions and ulcers occurring on previously well-taken skin graft recipient sites over both legs and progressive epidermal loss on donor sites over the back. The patient's presentation was compatible with the diagnosis of melting graft wound syndrome, and we successfully treated the patient with debridement and supportive treatment.

  16. Combined cystometrography and electromyography of the external urethral sphincter following complete primary repair of bladder exstrophy. (United States)

    Borer, Joseph G; Strakosha, Ruth; Bauer, Stuart B; Diamond, David A; Pennison, Melanie; Rosoklija, Ilina; Khoshbin, Shahram


    Concern in patients with bladder exstrophy after reconstruction regarding potential injury to pelvic neurourological anatomy and a resultant functional deficit prompted combined (simultaneous) cystometrography and electromyography after complete primary repair of bladder exstrophy. We determined whether complete primary repair of bladder exstrophy would adversely affect the innervation controlling bladder and external urethral sphincter function. Complete primary repair of bladder exstrophy was performed via a modified Mitchell technique in newborns without osteotomy. Postoperative evaluation included combined cystometrography and needle electrode electromyography via the perineum, approximating the external urethral sphincter muscle complex. Electromyography was done to evaluate the external urethral sphincter response to sacral reflex stimulation and during voiding. Nine boys and 4 girls underwent combined cystometrography/electromyography after complete primary repair of bladder exstrophy. Age at study and time after complete primary repair of bladder exstrophy was 3 months to 10 years (median 11.5 months). Cystometrography revealed absent detrusor overactivity and the presence of a sustained detrusor voiding contraction in all cases. Electromyography showed universally normal individual motor unit action potentials of biphasic pattern, amplitude and duration. The external urethral sphincter sacral reflex response was intact with a normal caliber with respect to Valsalva, Credé, bulbocavernosus and anocutaneous (bilateral) stimulation. Synergy was documented by abrupt silencing of external urethral sphincter electromyography activity during voiding. After complete primary repair of bladder exstrophy combined cystometrography/electromyography in patients with bladder exstrophy showed normal neurourological findings, including sacral reflex responses, sustained detrusor voiding contraction and synergic voiding, in all patients postoperatively. These findings

  17. Evaluation of anterior urethral stricture using thick slab SSFSE MR urethrography

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    Park, Byung Kwan; Kim, Chan Kyo (Dept. of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan Univ. School of Medicine, Seoul (Korea)), e-mail:; Lee, Sung Won (Dept. of Urology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan Univ. School of Medicine, Seoul (Korea))


    Background: Magnetic resonance urethrography (MRU) can be used for depicting not only anterior urethral strictures but also periurethral anatomy in order to produce a management plan. Purpose: To determine if thick slab single-shot fast spin echo (SSFSE) MRU is useful for evaluating anterior urethral stricture compared to fast recovery fast spin echo (FRFSE) MRU. Material and Methods: Ten patients with benign anterior urethral stricture underwent both thick slab SSFSE MRU and FRFSE MRU using sterile jelly for urethral distension before retrograde urethrography. The glans penis was tied at the time of MRU. The two types of MR image were compared regarding stricture length, scan time, and image quality. We also determined whether or not both of the two MR sequences could display an entire anterior urethra on one image. Results: The stricture length on thick slab SSFSE and FRFSE MRU ranged from 4.0 to 71.3 mm (36.4 {+-} 21.8 mm) and from 4.0 to 67.5 mm (35.7 {+-} 20.8 mm), respectively (P > 0.05). The mean scan time for thick slab SSFSE and FRFSE sequences was 2 s and 194 s, respectively (P < 0.05). However, regarding image quality, thick slab SSFSE MRU was inferior to FRFSE MRU (P < 0.05). All the thick slab SSFSE MRU displayed the entire anterior urethra on one image, while only five FRFSE MRU did so (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Thick slab SSFSE MRU can provide a concordant stricture length when compared to the FRFSE MRU and imaging of the entire length of the anterior urethral stricture with subjective reduced image quality and scan time.

  18. Surgical procedures for urethral diverticula in women in the United States, 1979-1997. (United States)

    Burrows, Lara J; Howden, Nancy L S; Meyn, Leslie; Weber, Anne M


    The objective of this study was to describe national rates of surgery for urethral diverticula in women. Data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS), a federal database that samples inpatient hospitals in the United States, were analyzed from 1979 to 1997 for diagnosis and procedure codes using the ICD-9-CM classification system. The difference between the median age-adjusted rates from 1979 to 1988 and 1989 to 1997 were evaluated using the Mann-Whitney U test since the yearly rates fluctuated in a nonlinear fashion. Data from the National Statistics for Ambulatory Surgery (NSAS) database were analyzed from 1994 to 1996 in a similar fashion. The average age of women undergoing surgery for urethral diverticula increased from 41.6+/-15.1 years from 1979 to 1988 to 49.4+/-14.8 years from 1989 to 1997 (p=0.02). The average length of hospital stay decreased from 8.4+/-5.0 days in 1979 to 3.2+/-1.7 days in 1997 (p=0.007). Approximately 27,000 inpatient procedures were performed for the repair of urethral diverticula in the United States over a 19-year period, ranging from an estimated 500 to 3400 cases per year. The median age-adjusted rate of procedures decreased from 14.2 per 1 million women from 1979 to 1988 to 6.4 per 1 million women from 1989 to 1997 (p=0.009). Data from the NSAS indicated that an average of 6.7 surgeries per 1 million women per year were performed in the outpatient setting from 1994 to 1996. Age-adjusted rates of inpatient surgery for urethral diverticula were threefold higher for black compared to white women. Inpatient surgical repair of urethral diverticula is three times as high in black as compared to white women. These procedures are infrequent and rates appear to have decreased over time.

  19. Evaluation of anterior urethral stricture using thick slab SSFSE MR urethrography. (United States)

    Park, Byung Kwan; Kim, Chan Kyo; Lee, Sung Won


    magnetic resonance urethrography (MRU) can be used for depicting not only anterior urethral strictures but also periurethral anatomy in order to produce a management plan. to determine if thick slab single-shot fast spin echo (SSFSE) MRU is useful for evaluating anterior urethral stricture compared to fast recovery fast spin echo (FRFSE) MRU. Ten patients with benign anterior urethral stricture underwent both thick slab SSFSE MRU and FRFSE MRU using sterile jelly for urethral distension before retrograde urethrography. The glans penis was tied at the time of MRU. The two types of MR image were compared regarding stricture length, scan time, and image quality. We also determined whether or not both of the two MR sequences could display an entire anterior urethra on one image. the stricture length on thick slab SSFSE and FRFSE MRU ranged from 4.0 to 71.3 mm (36.4 ± 21.8 mm) and from 4.0 to 67.5 mm (35.7 ± 20.8 mm), respectively (P > 0.05). The mean scan time for thick slab SSFSE and FRFSE sequences was 2 s and 194 s, respectively (P slab SSFSE MRU was inferior to FRFSE MRU (P slab SSFSE MRU displayed the entire anterior urethra on one image, while only five FRFSE MRU did so (P slab SSFSE MRU can provide a concordant stricture length when compared to the FRFSE MRU and imaging of the entire length of the anterior urethral stricture with subjective reduced image quality and scan time.

  20. The effect of urethral transection on erectile function after anterior urethroplasty. (United States)

    Haines, Trevor; Rourke, Keith F


    To prospectively assess the effect of urethral transection on erectile function after anterior urethroplasty. From February 2012 to December 2014, 104 patients were enrolled in a prospective study assessing erectile function (EF) after anterior urethroplasty. Participants completed the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) questionnaire preoperatively and 6 months postoperatively. Outcome measures were the incidence of erectile dysfunction (ED) defined by ≥5-point change in EF and mean change in the EF domain. Factors examined were urethral transection, stricture location, patient age and other demographics. Fisher's exact test, Student's t test and linear regression were used to evaluate associations when appropriate. Seventeen patients were excluded because of poor EF, leaving 87 patients for analysis. Twenty-two patients (25.3 %) had urethral transection during urethroplasty, while 65 underwent non-transecting techniques (74.7 %). For the entire cohort, IIEF scores remain unchanged (20.16 versus 20.14; p = 0.98). Eighteen patients (20.7 %) developed ED, while 15 (17.2 %) experienced an improvement in EF. Urethral transection was not associated with ED (p = 0.22) or mean change in EF (-0.8 versus +0.2; p = 0.71). Stricture location was not associated with ED, but patient age ≥50 was associated with a decrease in mean postoperative EF (-2.84 versus +1.85; p = 0.04). On linear regression analysis patient age remained independently associated with adverse change in EF (p = 0.05). Urethroplasty can result in a decline in erectile function in some patients but overall is associated with minimal change in erectile function. Urethral transection is not associated with adverse change in erectile dysfunction after urethroplasty however, advanced patient age is.

  1. Disposition of the striated urethral sphincter and its relation to the prostate in human fetuses

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    Luciano A. Favorito


    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To describe the arrangement of the muscle fibers of the striated urethral sphincter and its relationship with the prostate during the fetal period in humans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed 17 prostates from well preserved fresh human fetuses ranging in age from 10 to 31 weeks postconception (WPC. Transversal sections were obtained and stained with Gomori's trichrome and immunolabeled with anti alpha-actin antibody. RESULTS: We found that the urethral striated sphincter (rabdosphincter is located on the periphery of the smooth muscle and there was no merge between striated and smooth muscle fibers in any fetal period. In the prostate apex, the striated sphincter shows a circular arrangement and covers completely the urethra externally, whereas adjacent to verumontanum, it looks like a "horseshoe" and covers only the anterior and lateral surfaces of the urethra. Near the bladder neck, in fetuses younger than 20 WPC, we have found striated muscle fibers only at the anterior surface of the prostate, while in fetuses older than 20 WPC, the striated muscle covers the anterior and lateral surfaces of the prostate. CONCLUSIONS: The urethral sphincter muscle covers the anterior and lateral surfaces of the urethra in all fetuses older than 20 WPC, close to the bladder neck and at the distal prostate. In the region of the prostate apex, the urethral sphincter covers completely the urethra circularly. The knowledge of the normal anatomy of the urethral sphincter in fetuses could be important to understand its alterations in congenital anomalies involving the base of the bladder, the bladder neck and the proximal urethra.

  2. [An experimental research of recombinant human epidermal growth factor on corneal wound healing]. (United States)

    Zheng, R; Jin, X; Yang, B; Li, B; Li, L; Xu, Z; Zhu, H


    To investigate the effects of recombinant human epidermal growth factor (rhEGF) eye drops on corneal wound healing. Twenty-four white rabbits were randomly divided into 4 groups, 6 rabbits 12 eyes each. Anterior keratectomy of 8 mm in diameter and 1/3 cornea in thickness was performed on each eye. Each of the following concentrations of rhEGF: 1, 10, 100 microg/ml eye drops or normal saline (control) was applied four times daily for a week respectively for one group. The wound area was determined by computer imaging analysis. The mean epithelial healing rate of rhEGF 1, 10, 100 microg/ml groups was 9.31, 9.96, 9.31 mm(2)/day respectively, significantly greater than 8.11 mm(2)/day of the control group. The action of rhEGF of 10 microg/ml was somewhat better than that of 1 or 100 microg/ml, and no significant difference was noticed among the three rhEGF groups. Moderate inflammation and corneal neovascularization were induced in the rhEGF 100 microg/ml treated group. rhEGF 1 - 10 microg/ml can accelerate corneal wound healing in the rabbit with no adverse side-effects. It may be used to treat serious corneal trauma and ulcer clinically.

  3. Burn Wound Infection (United States)


    generalized. Clinically, the like- controlled Pseudomonas burn wound infection in most lihood of septicemia appears to increase as the area of patients (2,4...31 patients, dida, Coccidiodes, Phycomyces, and Rhizopus . In 69 of pneumonia was the primary septic process in 27 (20 of these 75 patients (92%), the...carried out as described above and appropriate systemic anti- to which the invading organisms were sensitive and fungal agents are employed to control

  4. Fungal Burn Wound Infection (United States)


    Aspergillus), Blasto- T he use of effective topical chemotherapeutic agents to myces (Candida), and Zygomycetes (Mucor, Rhizopus ).6 reduce...below the infected burn wound . If the infection was controlled by these measures and the patient’s condition permit- ted, the involved area was...species, 18%; Mucor species and Rhizopus species, acetate in the morning and silver sulfadiazine in the evening. Prophy- 9.1%; and Microspora species and

  5. An Indwelling Urethral Catheter Knotted Around a Double-J Ureteral Stent: An Unusual Complication after Kidney Transplantation

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    Full Text Available Urethral catheterization is a common procedure with a relatively low complication rate. Knotting of an indwelling urethral catheter is a very rare complication, and there are only a few case reports on knotted catheters, most of them concerning children. We report an especially rare case where a urethral catheter formed a knot around a double-J ureteral stent after a kidney transplantation. We will discuss the various risk factors for knotting of a catheter and the methods to untangle a knot.

  6. Analysis of rabbit tear proteins by high-pressure liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. (United States)

    Zhou, Lei; Beuerman, Roger W; Barathi, Amutha; Tan, Donald


    The aim of this study was to develop a fast and reliable analytical procedure for the display of the protein components of tears that can be used to differentiate the status of the ocular surface. Using this new procedure, we analyzed the tear protein components following a corneal wound in the rabbit. Calibrated 10-microL glass, fire-polished capillary micropipettes were used to collect tears from New Zealand White rabbits prior to and daily for 9 days following a unilateral 6-mm diameter centrally placed anterior keratectomy. Tear proteins were eluted by a reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) column and the tear protein profile was monitored by electrospray ionization (ESI) mass spectrometry positive total ion current (TIC) chromatography. Tear proteins were reliably separated into 17 peaks, each of which contained one or a number of protein components. The molecular weight of each protein component was determined by on-line ESI. Major tear protein components, lactoferrin, lysozyme (minimally detectable in rabbit tears), albumin, lipocalin, lipophilin and beta2-microglobulin, were tentatively identified by this method. Based on the mass spectrometric data, beta2-microglobulin was found to be glycosylated with N-acetylhexosamine. ESI-positive TIC chromatograms and mass spectra revealed comparative differences in the tear protein spectra after corneal wounding. One day after wounding, rabbit lysozyme with a molecular weight of 14,717 Da was found to be 8-fold higher in the tears of wounded eyes when compared with tears from unwounded eyes. It dropped back to normal 3 days after wounding. The expression of an unidentified tear protein with the molecular weight of 16,060 Da was also elevated after corneal wounding and returned to normal level by day 5. In this study, LC/ESI-MS was developed as a fast, reproducible and simple method for the identification and analysis of many of the protein components of the tears. Importantly, this

  7. Elastic modulus and collagen organization of the rabbit cornea: epithelium to endothelium. (United States)

    Thomasy, Sara M; Raghunathan, Vijay Krishna; Winkler, Moritz; Reilly, Christopher M; Sadeli, Adeline R; Russell, Paul; Jester, James V; Murphy, Christopher J


    The rabbit is commonly used to evaluate new corneal prosthetics and study corneal wound healing. Knowledge of the stiffness of the rabbit cornea would better inform the design and fabrication of keratoprosthetics and substrates with relevant mechanical properties for in vitro investigations of corneal cellular behavior. This study determined the elastic modulus of the rabbit corneal epithelium, anterior basement membrane (ABM), anterior and posterior stroma, Descemet's membrane (DM) and endothelium using atomic force microscopy (AFM). In addition, three-dimensional collagen fiber organization of the rabbit cornea was determined using nonlinear optical high-resolution macroscopy. The elastic modulus as determined by AFM for each corneal layer was: epithelium, 0.57 ± 0.29 kPa (mean ± SD); ABM, 4.5 ± 1.2 kPa, anterior stroma, 1.1 ± 0.6 kPa; posterior stroma, 0.38 ± 0.22 kPa; DM, 11.7 ± 7.4 kPa; and endothelium, 4.1 ± 1.7 kPa. The biophysical properties, including the elastic modulus, are unique for each layer of the rabbit cornea and are dramatically softer in comparison to the corresponding regions of the human cornea. Collagen fiber organization is also dramatically different between the two species, with markedly less intertwining observed in the rabbit vs. human cornea. Given that the substratum stiffness considerably alters the corneal cell behavior, keratoprosthetics that incorporate mechanical properties simulating the native human cornea may not elicit optimal cellular performance in rabbit corneas that have dramatically different elastic moduli. These data should allow for the design of substrates that better mimic the biomechanical properties of the corneal cellular environment. Copyright © 2013 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Telemedicine in wound care. (United States)

    Chanussot-Deprez, Caroline; Contreras-Ruiz, José


    Telemedical wound care is one of the applications of teledermatology. We present our experience using telemedicine in the successful assessment and treatment of three patients with hard-to-heal ulcers. Three patients were seen at the PEMEX General Hospital in Veracruz, Mexico. The first patient was a 53-year-old man with hypertension, morbid obesity, chronic venous insufficiency, recurrent erysipelas, leg ulcers and lymphoedema. There was one ulcer on his left lower leg (20 x 10 cm) and one on his right leg (9 x 7 cm). The second patient was a 73-year-old woman with class III obesity and ulcers in her right leg, secondary to surgical debridement of bullous erysipelas. The third patient was a 51-year-old female with rheumatoid arthritis with one ulcer on each leg and chronic lymphostasis. Photographs with a digital camera were taken and sent weekly via email to a wound care specialist in Mexico City. The photographs allowed the expert to diagnose and evaluate the chronic wounds periodically. In the present cases, telemedicine allowed us to have a rapid evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. The images were of enough quality to be useful and small enough to be sent via regular email to the remote physician who immediately gave his feedback. The expert was confident to give therapeutic recommendations in this way, and we considered this method to be very cost-effective, saving the patient and the health care system, especially in transportation.

  9. Production of Polyclonal Antibodies in Rabbits (United States)


    Increased hemosiderin pigment within splenic macrophages was seen in four of the rabbits. The reports by the histopathologist are included in Appendix A...hypoplasia in the spleens of all five rabbits and varying levels of increased U I I Page 21 hemosiderin pigment within splenic macrophages in four of the...99 and 443. Increased hemosiderin pigment within splenic macrophages was noted in 5/6 rabbits and was especially prominent in rabbit #99. I

  10. [Corneal wound healing after penetrating keratoplasty with EGF application. Experimental studies]. (United States)

    Szaflik, J; Fryczkowski, A W; Liberek, I; Czubak, M; Brix, M; Broniek, G; Fryczkowski, P


    To check post penetrating keratoplasty (PK) corneal wound healing characteristics after epidermal growth factor (EGF) application and to compare it with controls. The PK was performed in the group of 72 young, healthy New Zealand rabbits (36 females and 36 males). Slit-lamp examination, tonometry and corneal topography by Tomey's corneal modeling system (TMS-1) were carried out before and after surgery. The PK was performed in both eyes. Half of animals were used as a bilateral donor for the other half, with a rule: right eye cornea to the right eye and left eye cornea to the left eye. As a result, after completed surgery 36 rabbits had bilateral grafts. The animals were divided into 3 equal groups (12 in each). Two drops of the human recombined EGF dissolved in the saline solution with concentration varied from 500 to 1500 ng in each drop were applied to the right eye according to schedule. The left eye was used as a control and did not receive EGF. Time of observation varied from 24 hours to 6 months. The tensinometry and the histopathologic study--light and electron microscopy were performed to determine corneal scarring. The wound healing pattern after PK was characteristic and constant in each group. The corneal wound healing significantly accelerated in the EGF treated group of rabbits compared with the controls (p times/day, after two weeks of application we noted increase of the wound strength up to 600 folds, comparing with controls. Well-organized scar was histologically seen on the 21st post-surgery day. The post-operative corneal astigmatism was less expressed in the eyes treated with EGF comparing to controls. These preliminary results of our experimental study indicated accelerated effect on the corneal wound healing after PK with topical, low dose hrEGF application. Clinical observation of utilization of similar low doses of the hrEGF after PK--is in progress.

  11. European Rabbits as Reservoir for Coxiella burnetii. (United States)

    González-Barrio, David; Maio, Elisa; Vieira-Pinto, Madalena; Ruiz-Fons, Francisco


    We studied the role of European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) as a reservoir for Coxiella burnetii in the Iberian region. High individual and population seroprevalences observed in wild and farmed rabbits, evidence of systemic infections, and vaginal shedding support the reservoir role of the European rabbit for C. burnetii.

  12. Incisional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

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    Hyldig, Nana

    the rate of surgical wound infection and wound exudate post-caesarean and that wound infection had a negative impact on quality of life one month after surgery. Alongside the clinical trial, a trial-based cost-effectiveness analysis demonstrated that the treatment is cost-effective in a high......Women with a pre-gestational body mass index (BMI) above 30 kg/m2 giving birth by caesarean section are at high risk of surgical wound infection compared with women with a BMI below 30 kg/m2. Incisional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (iNPWT) is one strategy to reduce the rate of surgical wound...... infection. However, the treatment is relatively costly compared to standard postoperative dressings and thus it was important to consider the rationale for using iNPWT before introducing the treatment in a clinical setting. This thesis assesses the current evidence of whether iNPWT reduces post...

  13. The management of perineal wounds

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    Ramesh k Sharma


    Full Text Available Management of perineal wounds can be very frustrating as these invariably get contaminated from the ano-genital tracts. Moreover, the apparent skin defect may be associated with a significant three dimensional dead space in the pelvic region. Such wounds are likely to become chronic and recalcitrant if appropriate wound management is not instituted in a timely manner. These wounds usually result after tumor excision, following trauma or as a result of infective pathologies like hideradenitis suppurativa or following thermal burns. Many options are available for management of perineal wounds and these have been discussed with illustrative case examples. A review of literature has been done for listing commonly instituted options for management of the wounds in perineum.

  14. Urethral (indwelling or intermittent) or suprapubic routes for short-term catheterisation in hospitalised adults. (United States)

    Kidd, Emily A; Stewart, Fiona; Kassis, Nadine C; Hom, Emily; Omar, Muhammad Imran


    Indwelling urethral catheters are often used for bladder drainage in hospital. Urinary tract infection is the most common hospital-acquired infection, and a common complication of urinary catheterisation. Pain, ease of use and quality of life are important to consider, as well as formal economic analysis. Suprapubic catheterisation can also result in bowel perforation and death. To determine the advantages and disadvantages of alternative routes of short-term bladder catheterisation in adults in terms of infection, adverse events, replacement, duration of use, participant satisfaction and cost effectiveness. For the purpose of this review, we define 'short-term' as intended duration of catheterisation for 14 days or less. We searched the Cochrane Incontinence Group Specialised Register, which contains trials identified from the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, MEDLINE in process,, WHO ICTRP and handsearching of journals and conference proceedings (searched 26 February 2015), CINAHL (searched 27 January 2015) and the reference lists of relevant articles. We included all randomised and quasi-randomised trials comparing different routes of catheterisation for short-term use in hospitalised adults. At least two review authors extracted data and performed 'Risk of bias' assessment of the included trials. We sought clarification from the trialists if further information was required. In this systematic review, we included 42 trials.Twenty-five trials compared indwelling urethral and suprapubic catheterisation. There was insufficient evidence for symptomatic urinary tract infection (risk ratio (RR) 1.01, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.61 to 1.69; 5 trials, 575 participants; very low-quality evidence). Participants with indwelling catheters had more cases of asymptomatic bacteriuria (RR 2.25, 95% CI 1.63 to 3.10; 19 trials, 1894 participants; very low quality evidence) and more participants reported pain (RR 5.62, 95% CI

  15. Reconstructive challenges in war wounds


    Bhandari, Prem Singh; Maurya, Sanjay; Mukherjee, Mrinal Kanti


    War wounds are devastating with extensive soft tissue and osseous destruction and heavy contamination. War casualties generally reach the reconstructive surgery centre after a delayed period due to additional injuries to the vital organs. This delay in their transfer to a tertiary care centre is responsible for progressive deterioration in wound conditions. In the prevailing circumstances, a majority of war wounds undergo delayed reconstruction, after a series of debridements. In the recent m...

  16. Toxic catheters and urethral strictures: A concern about types of catheters used in resource-poor countries

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    A.A. Popoola


    Full Text Available Various reports in the literature have confirmed urethral toxicity caused by the use of catheters, mostly latex catheters and their coated versions, resulting in long-segment urethral strictures or strictures located in multiple areas of the urethra. Most catheters used in resource-poor countries, such as Nigeria, are latex catheters with various coatings, such as silicone. The reasons for the widespread use of these potentially toxic catheters are mainly non-availability and/or the high cost of less toxic catheters. We report three cases of urethral strictures following the use of siliconized latex catheters in order to highlight the potential urethral toxicity associated with the use of latex catheters and to draw the authorities’ attention to the need to regulate the types of catheters used in the country.

  17. Trichomonas vaginalis infection: How significant is it in men presenting with recurrent or persistent symptoms of urethritis? (United States)

    Ng, Andrea; Ross, Jonathan D C


    Persistent or recurrent non-gonococcal urethritis has been reported to affect up to 10-20% of men attending sexual health clinics. An audit was undertaken to review the management of persistent or recurrent non-gonococcal urethritis in men presenting at Whittall Street Clinic, Birmingham, UK. Detection of Trichomonas vaginalis infection was with the newly-introduced nucleic acid amplification test. A total of 43 (8%) of 533 men treated for urethritis re-attended within three months with persistent or recurrent symptoms. Chlamydia trachomatis infection was identified in 13/40 (33%), T. vaginalis in 1/27 (4%) and Mycoplasma genitalium in 6/12 (50%). These findings suggest that the prevalence of T. vaginalis infection remains low in our clinic population and may not contribute significantly to persistent or recurrent non-gonococcal urethritis. © The Author(s) 2015.

  18. A case of clear cell adenocarcinoma arising from the urethral diverticulum: Utility of urinary cytology and immunohistochemistry

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    Shin-ichi Nakatsuka


    Full Text Available Carcinomas rarely arise from the urethral diverticulum. In this report, we present a case of clear cell adenocarcinoma arising from the urethral diverticulum. A 42-year-old woman complained of bloody discharge and lower back pain. Imaging studies showed a tumor involving the region surrounding the urethra and cystourethroscopy showed papillary and villous tumors in the urethral diverticula. Cytology of the urine sediment showed papillary or spherical clusters of atypical cells, some of which had clear abundant cytoplasm and formed mirror ball-like clusters, suggesting adenocarcinoma. Although histological diagnosis was indeterminate by biopsy and transurethral resection (TUR because of absence of stromal invasion, surgically resected specimen via cysturethrectomy revealed that the tumor was clear cell carcinoma. Urinary cytological findings and immunohistochemical analysis for CD15, Ki-67, and p53 might be useful for accurate diagnosis of clear cell adenocarcinoma that arises from the urethral diverticulum when sufficient materials are not available by biopsy and TUR.

  19. [Interobserver variation in wound assessments]. (United States)

    Lorentzen, H F; Gottrup, F


    Agreement in describing a chronic leg ulcer is pivotal in identifying and treating impediments to the healing process. Six nurses and one doctor without special experience with wound healing registered wound related diagnoses for a five month period. On average each patient was seen by three observers yielding 270 registrations. Agreement beyond chance (global kappa) showed poor to moderate agreement. Agreement was best for the yellow or malodorous wound and lowest for cellulitis, hypergranulation and peripheral pulses. This emphasizes the importance of allocating wound treatment to specialist departments with access to paraclinical investigations.

  20. Disorders of the Reproductive Tract of Rabbits. (United States)

    Harcourt-Brown, Frances Margaret


    Disorders of the reproductive tract are common in rabbits. Conditions are different in rabbits that are farmed for their meat or fur and those that are kept as pets. Farmed rabbits suffer from infections and diseases associated with pregnancy. Congenital abnormalities are more likely to be recognized and treated in pet rabbits. Pet rabbits suffer from age-related changes to their genital tract (hyperplasia, neoplasia, or hernias). Neutering is an important part of prevention and treatment of reproductive disorders. Knowledge of normal male and female reproductive anatomy is essential to prevent complications. These are described and illustrated. Crown Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. Evidence-Based Advances in Rabbit Medicine. (United States)

    Summa, Noémie M; Brandão, João


    Rabbit medicine has been continuously evolving over time with increasing popularity and demand. Tremendous advances have been made in rabbit medicine over the past 5 years, including the use of imaging tools for otitis and dental disease management, the development of laboratory testing for encephalitozoonosis, or determination of prognosis in rabbits. Recent pharmacokinetic studies have been published, providing additional information on commonly used antibiotics and motility-enhancer drugs, as well as benzimidazole toxicosis. This article presents a review of evidence-based advances for liver lobe torsions, thymoma, and dental disease in rabbits and controversial and new future promising areas in rabbit medicine. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  2. External urethral sphincter dilation for the management of high risk myelomeningocele: 15-year experience. (United States)

    Park, J M; McGuire, E J; Koo, H P; Schwartz, A C; Garwood, C K; Bloom, D A


    We investigate the long-term outcome using external urethral sphincter dilation for high risk myelomeningocele. Since 1984 external urethral sphincter dilation was performed in 25 patients with myelomeningocele who demonstrated passive leak point pressure greater than 40 cm. H2O and/or poor bladder compliance. Mean followup from the first dilation was 8.4 years. Overall 2.4 dilations were performed per patient (range 1 to 8). Cystometrography, imaging study and continence status were evaluated retrospectively. Overall external urethral sphincter dilation produced durable improvements in mean leak point pressure (60.9 versus 34.4 cm. H2O), capacity (119.8 versus 233.3 ml.), initial compliance (11.5 versus 28.4 ml./cm. H2O) and terminal compliance (1.1 versus 7.7 ml./cm. H2O). Categorical analysis revealed 3 groups in terms of outcome. Group 1 consisted of 11 patients (44%) who demonstrated durable improvements in urodynamic parameters as well as preservation of the upper tracts. These patients demonstrated a 2-step compliance pattern on pre-dilation cystometrography, in which elevated leak point pressure was associated with excellent initial compliance. Group 2 consisted of 5 patients (20%) who failed to maintain safe leak point pressure and whose upper tracts deteriorated, including 4 who eventually underwent augmentation cystoplasty. This group demonstrated a 1-step hypertonicity in which elevated leak point pressure was associated with a steep pressure increase during early filling. Group 3 consisted of 9 patients (36%) who responded minimally in terms of leak point pressure reduction but whose upper tracts remained well preserved. They demonstrated a high pressure instability pattern associated with excellent baseline compliance. External urethral sphincter dilation provides an effective long-term solution for select high risk myelomeningocele cases. Those who demonstrate elevated leak point pressure and poor bladder compliance at the time of external urethral

  3. Congenital anterior urethral valves and diverticula: Diagnosis and management in six cases

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    Rawat Jiledar


    Full Text Available Background: Anterior urethral valves (AUVs are rare congenital anomalies causing lower urinary tract obstruction in children. Although they are referred to as valves, these obstructive structures often occur in the form of a diverticulum. The urethra in these cases shows saccular or bulbar dilatation known as anterior urethral diverticulum (AUD. They typically occur where there is a defect in the corpus spongiosum, leaving a thin-walled urethra. This segment of the urethra balloons out during voiding, simulating a mass that is sometimes visible along the ventral wall of the penis. The swelling is fluctuant and urine dribbles from the meatus on compression. The present study highlights the clinical approach in identifying the condition and its treatment options, especially for those, presenting with urethral diverticula. Materials and Methods: We have studied children with congenital anterior urethral valves and diverticula. Six patients of AUVs with diverticula were admitted during the period of 2000-2007 and were prospectively evaluated. The mean age of presentation was 16 months (15 days to 4 years. Straining at micturition and a palpable penile swelling were the most common presenting features. The diagnosis was established by voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG and supported by ultrasonography (USG. All patients were treated with single-stage open surgical excision except one who died preoperatively due to urosepsis. Initial lay opening of the penoscrotal urethra and delayed repair were done in one patient. Results: The surgical outcome was successful in all but one patient, who died of delayed presentation with severe back pressure changes, urinary ascitis and urosepsis. On long-term follow-up, all patients demonstrated good stream of urine. The renal functions were normal and the patients had no evidence of urinary infections. Conclusion: We propose that, the patients of AUVs, if not excessively delayed for treatment are otherwise well in terms

  4. Inhibitory role of the spinal cholinergic system in the control of urethral continence reflex during sneezing in rats. (United States)

    Yoshikawa, Satoru; Kitta, Takeya; Miyazato, Minoru; Sumino, Yasuhiro; Yoshimura, Naoki


    The urethral continence reflex during stress conditions such as sneezing or coughing is an important mechanism preventing stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Although the spinal noradrenergic and serotonergic pathways are known to modulate this reflex activity, the role of spinal cholinergic pathways in the control of urethral continence reflex has not been elucidated. We therefore investigated the effect of intrathecal administration of an acetylcholine esterase (AChE) inhibitor, which increases ACh in synaptic terminals, and anti-cholinergic agents on the sneeze-induced urethral reflex in rats. Female SD rats were anesthetized with urethane. Urethral function was evaluated during sneezing induced by insertion of the rat whisker into the nostril. Effects of an AChE inhibitor, neostigmine, and muscarinic or nicotinic receptor antagonists administered at the level of L6-S1 spinal cord were examined. Neostigmine dose-dependently and significantly decreased the amplitude of urethral responses during sneezing (A-URS) with an approximately 70% reduction at 3 nmol, without changing urethral baseline pressure. The neostigmine-induced decrease in A-URS was significantly reversed by pretreatment with atropine (nonselective muscarinic receptor antagonist), methoctramine (M2 receptor antagonist) or 4-DAMP (M3 receptor antagonist), but not with pirenzepine (M1 receptor antagonist), tropicamide (M4 receptor antagonist), or mecamylamine (nicotinic receptor antagonist). These results indicate that an increase in endogenous ACh in the lumbosacral spinal cord inhibits the sneeze-induced urethral continence reflex via activation of M2 and/or M3-muscarinic receptors, implying the inhibitory role of spinal cholinergic pathways in the control of urethral continence reflex under stress conditions such as sneezing. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  5. Adverse fetal outcomes in pregnant rabbits experimentally infected with rabbit hepatitis E virus. (United States)

    Ahn, Hee-Seop; Han, Sang-Hoon; Kim, Yong-Hyun; Park, Byung-Joo; Kim, Dong-Hwi; Lee, Joong-Bok; Park, Seung-Yong; Song, Chang-Seon; Lee, Sang-Won; Choi, Changsun; Myoung, Jinjong; Choi, In-Soo


    Hepatitis E virus (HEV) causes severe hepatitis in pregnant women, with associated poor fetal outcomes. To study HEV viral pathogenesis, pregnant rabbits were infected with low- and high-dose rabbit HEV at 2 weeks gestation. HEV was identified in the serum, feces, and liver tissue of infected rabbits, and dose-dependent fetal mortality rates ranging from 67% to 80% were observed. The aspartate transaminase (AST)/alanine transaminase ratio was significantly higher (P rabbits than low-dose infected and negative control rabbits 14 days post infection (dpi). Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) was significantly higher in low-dose (P rabbits (P rabbits produced significantly more interferon-γ (IFN-γ; P rabbits at 7 and 14 dpi. High levels of AST, TNF-α, and IFN-γ may substantially influence adverse fetal outcomes in pregnant rabbits infected with high-dose HEV. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Model of evoked rabbit phonation. (United States)

    Ge, Ping Jiang; French, Lesley C; Ohno, Tsunehisa; Zealear, David L; Rousseau, Bernard


    We describe a method for eliciting phonation in an in vivo rabbit preparation using low-frequency, bipolar pulsed stimulation of the cricothyroid muscles with airflow delivered to the glottis. Ten New Zealand White breeder rabbits weighing 3 to 5 kg were used in this study. The cricothyroid muscles were isolated bilaterally, and separate pairs of anode-cathode hooked-wire electrodes were inserted into each muscle. A Grass S-88 stimulator and 2 constant-current PSIU6 isolation units were used to deliver bipolar square wave pulses to each cricothyroid muscle, with airflow delivered to the glottis through a cuffed endotracheal tube. Phonation was evoked with a 50-Hz, 4-mA stimulus train of 1-ms pulses delivered to each cricothyroid muscle. The pulse trains were on for 2 seconds and were repeated every 5 seconds over a period of 180 minutes. Airflow was delivered at 143 cm3/s, producing phonation measuring 71 to 85 dB sound pressure level. Evoked phonation is feasible in rabbits by use of bipolar stimulation of the cricothyroid muscles with airflow delivered to the glottis. The in vivo rabbit preparation described may provide a useful small animal option for studies of evoked phonation. From the level and consistency of the adduction observed, we hypothesize that current spreading to the underlying adductor muscles and nerves resulted in neural pathway involvement beyond discrete activation of the cricothyroid muscle, providing sufficient approximation of the vocal folds for phonation.

  7. Preliminary evaluation: the effects of Aloe ferox Miller and Aloe arborescens Miller on wound healing. (United States)

    Jia, Yimei; Zhao, Guodong; Jia, Jicheng


    Genus Aloe has been traditionally utilized for medicinal purpose for decades. Compared with Aloe vera gel, the qualitative assessment for the therapeutic effects of the other two Aloe species, Aloe ferox Miller and Aloe arborescens Miller, for their topical wound healing was less addressed. Therefore, the aim of present study is to provide the positive evidence for Aloe ferox Miller and Aloe arborescens Miller supporting their therapeutic properties for topical treatment of skin wounds. Two types of the whole-leaf juice prepared from either Aloe ferox Miller or Aloe arborescens Miller were used in this study. Incision wound healing was investigated using both the rat and rabbit model. The wound closure rate with and without the topical administration of the whole-leaf juice were monitored. The changes in wound characteristics were traced and wound severity was scored on different days. The anti-microorganism actions of each whole-leaf juice preparation were evaluated by measuring their inhibition growth effects on four bacterial strains and three fungal spores. The toxic influence owing to topical application of Aloe whole-leaf juice on intact and damaged skin was also assessed. Our results indicated that the two types of whole-leaf juice preparations exhibit the therapeutic properties, including facilitation of the healing process, selective inhibition of the microbial growth and zero side-effect on the skin, during the observation period. It is concluded that both of Aloe whole-leaf juice preparations have the positive potential for skin medicinal application.

  8. Hyperbaric oxygen effects on brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa) envenomation in rabbits. (United States)

    Strain, G M; Snider, T G; Tedford, B L; Cohn, G H


    Human loxoscelism was modeled in albino rabbits by injection of brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa) venom, and the effects of daily or twice-daily hyperbaric oxygen treatment on wound healing were investigated. Lesions similar to those seen in humans were produced in rabbits by intradermal injection of 200 microliters of a venom extract (0.21 microgram protein per microliter), including edema and erythema, ischemia and cyanosis in the first 12 hr, extensive purpura by 24 hr, and crateriform ulcer formation by day four, with induration and eschar formation. Hyperbaric oxygen treatments, consisting of two atmospheres absolute (2 ATA) for 60 min, were applied daily (n = 8) or twice daily (n = 8), while control animals (n = 8) received no treatment. Treatments were initiated 72 hr after venom injection (day 3) to duplicate typical clinical treatment delays, and were administered for seven consecutive days. No significant effects of hyperbaric oxygen treatment on lesion healing were seen as measured by lesion area. However, histologic evaluation of wound tissue collected at euthanasia on day 24 showed clear differences between rabbits receiving twice-daily treatments and those receiving daily or no treatment. The former showed complete re-epithelization or slight ulceration, while the latter usually had necrotic cavities extending into the dermis, with myonecrosis and inflammatory cell accumulation. Thus, no superficial differences were seen between groups, but twice-daily treatments resulted in enhanced recovery at the histologic level.

  9. Prevalence of genital Chlamydia in Iranian males with urethritis attending clinics in Mashhad. (United States)

    Ghanaat, J; Afshari, J T; Ghazvini, K; Malvandi, M


    Chlamydia trachomatis is a common cause of sexually transmitted disease which can cause severe consequences. Effective prevention requires knowledge of prevalence of infection in order to target interventions in a cost-effective manner. To determine the prevalence of chlamydial infection in Mashhad, northeastern Islamic Republic of Iran, this study was performed among male patients with urethritis. Urethral discharge was collected from 150 patients. Cell culture was established for diagnosis of Chlamydia in genital specimens. Cell culture showed that 9.3% of patients in this study were infected with Chlamydia. This study provides strong evidence that prevalence of Chlamydia in our region is quite high, which necessitates screening and treatment for the infection.

  10. [Congenital urethral polyps. A rare cause of obstructive uropathy in childhood]. (United States)

    Schäfer, J; Porkolab, L; Pinter, A


    Congenital urethral polyps are an extremely rare cause of obstructive uropathy in childhood. Obstructing polyps arise on the seminal colliculus or the floor of the prostatic urethra. They are pedunculated, and the stalk can be several centimetres in length. Primarily they are composed of connective tissue covered by epithelium. Additionally, smooth muscles and islands of glandular cells and even nerve tissue have been found. We present three cases of children with congenital posterior urethral polyps causing severe infravesical obstruction. In two cases the polyps were excised at open cystotomy and in one case, transurethrally. The follow-up investigations confirmed a good prognosis of these patients: micturition behaviour had normalized and the symptoms of urinary obstruction had either markedly improved or completely disappeared. Dilatation of the upper urinary tract and loss of function resulting from recurrent urinary tract infection remained stable after relief of the obstruction by polypectomy.

  11. A giant dumbbell shaped vesico-prostatic urethral calculus: a case report and review of literature. (United States)

    Prabhuswamy, Vinod Kumar; Tiwari, Rahul; Krishnamoorthy, Ramakrishnan


    Calculi in the urethra are an uncommon entity. Giant calculi in prostatic urethra are extremely rare. The decision about treatment strategy of calculi depends upon the size, shape, and position of the calculus and the status of the urethra. If the stone is large and immovable, it may be extracted via the perineal or the suprapubic approach. In most of the previous reported cases, giant calculi were extracted via the transvesical approach and external urethrotomy. A 38-year-old male patient presented with complaints of lower urinary tract symptoms. Further investigations showed a giant urethral calculus secondary to stricture of bulbo-membranous part of the urethra. Surgical removal of calculus was done via transvesical approach. Two calculi were found and extracted. One was a huge dumbbell calculus and the other was a smaller round calculus. This case was reported because of the rare size and the dumbbell nature of the stone. Giant urethral calculi are better managed by open surgery.

  12. Incisional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

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    Hyldig, Nana; Vinter, Christina Anne; Bille, Camilla

    Background: Obese women undergoing caesarean section are at increased risk of surgical wound complications, which may lead to delayed recovery, pain, reduced quality of life, and increased health care cost. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of incisional Negative Pressure Wound...

  13. Critical Advances in Wound Care (United States)


    Nutritionist  Infectious disease specialist  Administrator  Physical and occupational therapist  Nurse practitioner Wound clinic manager...of high AKA amputations with accompanying fungal infections – Need for local therapy • Wound VAC™ Instill® therapy • Dakin’s irrigation solution


    Boggs, Thomas R.; Morris, Roger S.


    In reviewing the literature, no description of a lipemia occurring in relation to simple hemorrhage was found, so that the observation of the phenomenon here recorded would seem to be new. Very high percentages of fat have been found in the blood of diabetics. Fischer's case showed 18.1 per cent total ether extract. Of this very little was free fat (0.0018 gm. potassium hydroxide per gram of fat); iodine absorption was 60.6 per cent.; cholesterin, 2.6 per cent. Chatin's case, cited by Fischer, showed 1.2 per cent. cholesterin, 66.5 per cent. olein, 32.2 per cent. margarin in the fat. Neisser and Derlin in the ether extract of blood from a patient with diabetic coma found 19.7 per cent. fat, with melting point of from 39° to 41° C.; iodine absorption was 53.6 per cent. Javal in a similar case found 25.4 per cent. of fat in ether extract of dry serum (perhaps by Soxhlet method); 21 per cent. of the fat was lecithin. Bleibtreu produced alimentary lipemia in geese by feeding barley and butter. Ether extract of serum showed 6 per cent. of fat. The serum was milky with invisible droplets. Iodine absorption was 57 to 58 per cent. The fat was quite different, chemically, from the fat in the food. Lipemia disappeared a few days after discontinuing the forced feeding. Our experiments suggest, by analogy, the possible occurrence of lipemia in human anemias. In this connection it is of interest to note that we have recently demonstrated a moderate lipemia in a case of marked secondary anemia from hemorrhoids. The emaciation in such cases, as contrasted with the well-recognized conservation of the fat in pernicious anemia, suggests in human pathology a still further analogy which we now have under investigation. The fat in our lipemic rabbits differs from fats described above in its insolubility, as well as in its "constants." The change after precipitation of calcium from the serum suggests that the fat may be present in the serum as a protein-calcium-lecithin combination

  15. Usefulness of an injectable anaesthetic protocol for semen collection through urethral catheterisation in domestic cats. (United States)

    Pisu, Maria Carmela; Ponzio, Patrizia; Rovella, Chiara; Baravalle, Michela; Veronesi, Maria Cristina


    Objectives Although less often requested in comparison with dogs, the collection of semen in cats can be necessary for artificial insemination, for semen evaluation in tom cats used for breeding and for semen storage. Urethral catheterisation after pharmacological induction with medetomidine has proved to be useful for the collection of semen in domestic cats. However, most of the previously used protocols require the administration of high doses of medetomidine that can increase the risk of side effects, especially on the cardiovascular system. In routine clinical practice, one safe and useful injectable anaesthetic protocol for short-term clinical investigations or surgery in cats involves premedication with low intramuscular doses of dexmedetomidine with methadone, followed by intravenous propofol bolus injection. We aimed to assess the usefulness of this injectable anaesthetic protocol for semen collection, via urethral catheterisation, in domestic cats. Methods The study was performed on 38 purebred, adult cats, during the breeding season, and semen was collected via urethral catheterisation using an injectable anaesthesia protocol with methadone (0.2 mg/kg) and dexmedetomidine (5 µg/kg) premedication, followed by induction with propofol. Results The anaesthetic protocol used in the present study allowed the collection of large-volume semen samples, characterised by good parameters and without side effects. Conclusions and relevance The results from the present study suggest that the injectable anaesthetic protocol using methadone and dexmedetomidine premedication, followed by induction with propofol, could be suitable and safe for the collection of a good-quality semen sample, via urethral catheterisation, in domestic cats. It can therefore be used as an alternative to previous medetomidine-based sedation protocols.

  16. Urethral Hairballs as a Long-Term Complication of Hypospadias Repair: Two Case Reports

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    Spyridon Kampantais


    Full Text Available Many times hair-bearing urethral grafts have been used inadvertently in the treatment of hypospadias. This can be accompanied with numerous troublesome long-term complications such as formation of stones, diverticula, and hairballs. We report two cases of men with a history of hypospadias repair being affected by such complications. We also discuss about their management and the effect of thioglycolic acid instillation to stop hair growth in the urethra mucosa in the second case.

  17. Urethral Stricture Outcomes After Artificial Urinary Sphincter Cuff Erosion: Results From a Multicenter Retrospective Analysis. (United States)

    Gross, Martin S; Broghammer, Joshua A; Kaufman, Melissa R; Milam, Douglas F; Brant, William O; Cleves, Mario A; Dum, Travis W; McClung, Christopher; Jones, LeRoy A; Brady, Jeffrey D; Pryor, Michael B; Henry, Gerard D


    To evaluate the influence of both repair type and degree of cuff erosion on postoperative urethral stricture rate. Sparse literature exists regarding patient outcomes after artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) cuff erosion. Surgeons from 6 high-volume male continence centers compiled a comprehensive database of post-erosion patients to examine outcomes. This retrospective multi-institution study included 80 patients treated for AUS cuff erosions. Seventy-eight patients had specific information regarding post-cuff erosion urethral strictures. Erosion patients were categorized into 1 of 3 repair types at the time of explant surgery: catheter only, single-layer capsule-to-capsule repair (urethrorrhaphy), and formal urethroplasty. Operative notes and available medical records were extensively reviewed to collect study data. Twenty-five of 78 patients manifested a urethral stricture after AUS cuff erosion (32%). More strictures occurred among patients who underwent urethrorrhaphy (40% vs 29% for catheter only and 14% for urethroplasty). Stricture rates did not vary significantly by repair type (P = .2). Strictures occurred significantly more frequently in patients with complete cuff erosions (58%) as compared to partial erosions (25%, P = .037). A trend was detected regarding increased percentage of erosion correlating with increased stricture rate, but this did not reach statistical significance (P = .057). Partially eroded patients were more likely to undergo urethrorrhaphy repair (60%, P = .002). Urethral stricture was more likely to occur after complete cuff erosion as opposed to partial erosion in this multicenter retrospective population. Repair type, whether catheter only, urethrorrhaphy, or formal urethroplasty, did not appear to influence postoperative stricture rate. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Urethroplasty by superficial membranous fascia for long urethral strictures: a new approach. (United States)

    Onu, P E


    36 patients has single-stage repair of severe bulbar urethral strictures using a superficial membranous fascia tubed flap. The length of follow-up varied from 9 months to 2 years (mean 15 months). Recurrence occurred in 1 case. Urodynamic studies in 35 cases before and after urethroplasty showed a marked improvement in urinary flow and voiding postoperatively. This procedure is safe, simple, economically preferable and has a no higher risk than other 1- and 2-stage procedures.

  19. A posterior sagittal pararectal approach for repair of posterior urethral distraction injuries. (United States)

    Abdalla, Medhat Ahmed


    To report our initial experience with the posterior sagittal pararectal approach as an alternative in the treatment of complicated urethral distraction defect after pelvic trauma. Twenty-four patients with posttraumatic pelvic fracture urethral distraction defects (PFUDDs) underwent urethroplasty in our department from March 2003 to June 2006. In 7 of those patients, the posterior sagittal pararectal approach was utilised. Of the 7 patients, 5 had failed previous transperineal repair, whereas the other 2 had long-distance urethral distraction defect. Follow-up included retrograde urethrography (RUG) and uroflowmetry, which were done postoperatively at 3 wk and 3, 12, and 18 mo, and thereafter when needed. Clinical outcome was considered a success at the time that no postoperative procedure was needed. Of the 7 patients, 5 were in the paediatric group with ages ranging from 9 to 14 yr, whereas 2 patients were adults (21 and 50 yr). The aetiology of PFUDDs in all patients was road traffic accident. Median length of the stricture was 5 cm. The median operative time was 240 min, whereas the median hospital stay was 10 d. Postoperatively, 1 patient developed gluteal abscess that was successfully managed conservatively. Follow-up period ranged from 7 to 32 mo (median: 13 mo). All patients showed criteria of success including satisfactory uroflowmetry (median Qmax: 18 ml/s), patent RUG, and subjective improvement in the voiding pattern. Only 1 patient developed difficulty 1 mo postoperatively and was successfully managed by urethral dilation. This technique is a good alternative approach for repair of complicated PFUDDs. It is safe and has the advantage of better visualisation of the apex of the prostate and surgical field, with subsequent good outcomes without immediate or remote effects on the sphincteric function of the rectum or bladder. Further studies with larger cohort of patients are needed to justify the specific indications of this approach.

  20. Risk factors for urethritis in heterosexual men. The role of fellatio and other sexual practices. (United States)

    Schwartz, M A; Lafferty, W E; Hughes, J P; Handsfield, H H


    Nonchlamydial nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in heterosexual men. Prior studies have suggested that NGU may be acquired by insertive oral sex. To assess the association of oral sex and other sexual practices with nonchlamydial NGU in heterosexual men in order to better understand this syndrome and to guide its prevention and treatment. Risk factors for urethral gonorrhea and chlamydial infection were explored to contrast with NGU. A retrospective case-control study was conducted among heterosexual men attending as STD clinic during 1993 and 1994. The study included 4,848 men who were sexually active within the prior 2 months and had urethral specimens obtained for Gram's stain, culture for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and culture for Chlamydia trachomatis. Insertive oral sex was not shown to be an independent risk factor for NGU. Independent predictors of nonchlamydial NGU by multivariate analysis included African-American race (odds ratio [OR] 3.71, 95% confidence interval [95% CI] 3.06 to 4.50) and having > or = two sex partners in the prior 2 months (OR 1.45, 95% CI 1.20 to 1.75). History of using condoms "always" was negatively associated with NGU (OR 0.59, 95% CI 0.43 to 0.79), gonorrhea (OR 0.31, 95% CI 0.17 to 0.56), and chlamydial infection (OR 0.67, 95% CI 0.44 to 1.03). This study supports the sexually transmitted nature of nonchlamydial NGU but did not confirm an association with oral sex. However, the analysis was compromised by the rarity of insertive oral sex as patients' only sexual exposure. Consistent condom use protects against all causes of sexually acquired urethritis.

  1. Current concepts in the management of pelvic fracture urethral distraction defects

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    Ramanitharan Manikandan


    Full Text Available Objectives : Pelvic fracture urethral distraction defect (PFUDD may be associated with disabling complications, such as recurrent stricture, urinary incontinence, and erectile dysfunction. In this article we review the current concepts in the evaluation and surgical management of PFUDD, including redo urethroplasty. Materials and Methods : A PubMedTM search was performed using the keywords "pelvic fracture urethral distraction defect, anastomotic urethroplasty, pelvic fracture urethral stricture, pelvic fracture urethral injuries, and redo-urethroplasty." The search was limited to papers published from 1980 to March 2010 with special focus on those published in the last 15 years. The relevant articles were reviewed with regard to etiology, role of imaging, and the techniques of urethroplasty. Results : Pelvic fracture due to accidents was the most common etiology of PFUDD that usually involved the membranous urethra. Modern cross-sectional imaging, such as sonourethrography and magnetic resonance imaging help assess stricture pathology better, but their precise role in PFUDD management remains undefined. Surgical treatment with perineal anastomotic urethroplasty yields a success rate of more than 90% in most studies. The most important complication of surgical reconstruction is restenosis, occurring in less than 10% cases, most of which can be corrected by a redo anastomotic urethroplasty. The most common complication associated with this condition is erectile dysfunction. Urinary incontinence is a much rarer complication of this surgery in the present day. Conclusions : Anastomotic urethroplasty remains the cornerstone in the management of PFUDD, even in previously failed repairs. Newer innovations are needed to address the problem of erectile dysfunction associated with this condition.

  2. Cefonicid as Therapy for Uncomplicated Gonococcal Urethritis Caused by Penicillinase-Producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae


    Sanchez, Philip L.; Lancaster, Danny J.; Berg, S. William; Kerbs, Sharon B. J.; Harrison, William O.


    Young men with uncomplicated gonococcal urethritis were treated with 1 gram of cefonicid given intramuscularly plus 1 gram of probenecid by mouth. Of 53 evaluable patients, 33 (62%) had penicillinase-producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae. All but one of these patients were cured. All men who had penicillin-sensitive infections were cured. Cefonicid was highly effective in the treatment of both penicillin-sensitive and penicillin-resistant N gonorrhoeae. Other than moderate pain at the site of injec...

  3. Effect of acupuncture on rabbit bladder with urodynamic indexes. (United States)

    Meng, Xianjun; Han, Jing; Ye, Xiaoran; Huang, Xiaoqing


    To study the effect of acupuncture on rabbit bladder with urodynamic indexes. New Zealand male rabbits were divided into control group, model group, treatment group 1 treated by acupuncture at Shenshu (BL 23) and treatment group 2 treated by acupuncture at Zhongji (CV 3). The urine dynamic parameters through the urethral catheter were detected in each group in order: fluctuation of pressure at filling phase of urinary bladder and flow rate in urination phase, which were used as quantification indexes of urinary bladder function. The urinary bladder abnormal model was prepared by administration of cholinergic stimulant; Regulatory effects of acupuncture at Shenshu (BL 23) and Zhongji (CV 3) on the abnormal state of the urinary bladder were respectively observed. 1) In the filling phase of urinary bladder and in the urination phase, the intravesical pressure wave in infilling (IPWI) and intravesical discharge rate (IDR) could be respectively recorded. 2) IPWI and IDR could become abnormality by neostigmine methyl sulfate [stability type IPWI: the control group (n = 20, 80%) vs the model group (n = 15, 14.3%), P vs the model group (n = 15, y = 40.0 - 5.15x), P acupuncture at Shenshu (BL 23) and Zhongji (CV 3) [the stability type IPWI wave: the model group (n = 2, 14.3%) vs the treatment group 1 (n = 3, 30%), P > 0.05; the instability type IPWI wave: the model group (n = 13, 85.7%) in vs the treatment group 2 (n = 6, 60%), P > 0.05]; 4) Abnormal IDR also could be turned to normality by acupuncture at Shenshu (BL 23) and Zhongji (CV 3), respectively [IDR and the time regression equation: the model group (n = 15, y = 40.0 - 5.15x) vs the treatment group 1 (n = 10, y = 18.9 - 0.499x), P vs the treatment group 2 (n = 10, y = 17.5 - 0.251x), P acupuncture effects; 2) The effect of acupuncture in the bladder filling phase is smaller than that in the urination phase; 3) Acupuncture has a very obvious effect on intravesical discharge rate.

  4. A survey exploring factors associated with 2890 companion-rabbit owners' knowledge of rabbit care and the neuter status of their companion rabbit. (United States)

    Welch, Tasha; Coe, Jason B; Niel, Lee; McCobb, Emily


    Pet owners' knowledge of pet care has been shown to affect the human-animal relationship and the welfare of companion animals. With rabbits being the third most common companion animal in many regions, and evidence of owners' lack of awareness for the standards of care required to care for companion rabbits, it is important to understand the knowledge level of rabbit owners and determine how companion rabbits are being cared for. The purpose of this study was to survey rabbit owners in order to explore factors associated with their knowledge of rabbit care, and the neuter status of their companion rabbit. Current rabbit owners (n=2890) completed an online survey investigating acquisition of their companion rabbit, husbandry and care of their current rabbit, neuter status of their rabbit, owners' knowledge of rabbit care and owners' attachment to their current rabbit. An approximation of logistic regression modeling revealed increasing attachment (powners, the current study suggests acquisition sources, veterinarians, and companion-animal professionals can have an important role in the development of companion-rabbit owners' knowledge of rabbit care and in promoting the importance of neutering companion rabbits. Efforts to develop accessible resources to assist with educating companion-rabbit owners is important to ensuring successful rabbit-owner relationships. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Antimicrobial stewardship in wound care

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    Lipsky, Benjamin A; Dryden, Matthew; Gottrup, Finn


    BACKGROUND: With the growing global problem of antibiotic resistance it is crucial that clinicians use antibiotics wisely, which largely means following the principles of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS). Treatment of various types of wounds is one of the more common reasons for prescribing...... antibiotics. OBJECTIVES: This guidance document is aimed at providing clinicians an understanding of: the basic principles of why AMS is important in caring for patients with infected wounds; who should be involved in AMS; and how to conduct AMS for patients with infected wounds. METHODS: We assembled a group...... of experts in infectious diseases/clinical microbiology (from the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy) and wound management (from the European Wound Management Association) who, after thoroughly reviewing the available literature and holding teleconferences, jointly produced this guidance document...

  6. Surgical Management of Chronic Wounds. (United States)

    Johnston, Benjamin R; Ha, Austin Y; Kwan, Daniel


    In this article, we outline the important role the surgeon plays in the management of chronic wounds. Debridement and washout are required for grossly infected wounds and necrotizing soft tissue infections. Cutaneous cancers such as squamous cell carcinomas may contribute to chronic wounds and vice versa; if diagnosed, these should be treated with wide local excision. Arterial, venous, and even lymphatic flows can be restored in select cases to enhance delivery of nutrients and removal of metabolic waste and promote wound healing. In cases where vital structures, such as bones, joints, tendons, and nerves, are exposed, vascularized tissue transfers are often required. These tissue transfers can be local or remote, the latter of which necessitates anastomoses of arteries and veins. Pressure sores are managed by relieving pressure, treating acute trauma or infection, and using rotation fasciocutaneous flaps. Lastly, the surgeon must always consider the possibility of osteomyelitis and retained foreign body as etiology for chronic wounds.

  7. Management of iatrogenic recto-urethral fistula by transanal rectal flap advancement. (United States)

    Joshi, H M N; Vimalachandran, D; Heath, R M; Rooney, P S


    Recto-urethral fistulas are an uncommon, but devastating complication following rectal or urinary tract surgery. Repair is often difficult, and the optimal approach is unclear. We report our recent experience using an endorectal advancement flap. A case note review of all patients undergoing repair of recto-urethral fistula in our institution was undertaken. Data on aetiology of the fistula, patient demographics, operative procedure and outcome both clinically and radiologically were extracted. Between 2002 and 2008, six transanal rectal advancement flaps in five patients were carried out. Four had undergone a laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, without any radiotherapy. Two types of fistula (type 1 associated with severe intra-abdominal sepsis and type 2 associated with localized sepsis) were found, with faecal diversion being less likely with the latter. Four (80%) patients underwent successful primary repair, with one patient requiring a second procedure. Postoperative cystography confirmed closure of the fistula in all five patients, and no recurrence has been observed at a mean follow-up time of 11 months. Rectal advancement flap is a simple, effective technique for iatrogenic recto-urethral fistula with minimal morbidity. © 2011 The Authors. Colorectal Disease © 2011 The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.

  8. Removal of retrievable self-expandable urethral stents: experience in 58 stents

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    Shin, Ji Hoon; Song, Ho-Young; Kim, Jin Hyoung; Ko, Heung-Kyu; Kim, Yong Jae; Woo, Chul-Woong; Kim, Tae-Hyung; Ko, Gi-Young; Yoon, Hyun-Ki; Sung, Kyu-Bo [Asan Medical Center, Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea); Park, Hyungkeun [Asan Medical Center, Department of Urology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea)


    The purpose of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of removing retrievable self-expandable urethral stents using a retrieval hook wire. Under fluoroscopic guidance, the removal of 58 polyurethane or PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene)-covered stents was attempted in 33 patients using a retrieval hook wire. Indications for removal were elective removal (n=21), stent migration (n=19), formation of tissue hyperplasia around or inside of the stent (n=14), stent deformity (n=3), and severe pain (n=1). The mean time the stents remained in place was 64.8{+-}42.9 days (range, 1-177 days). Fifty-six (97%) of the 58 stents were successfully removed using the retrieval hook wire despite the following difficulties; hook wire disconnection (n=2), untied drawstrings (n=3), and polyurethane membrane disruption/separation (n=4). The removal procedure using a retrieval hook wire failed in two stents (3%) which had migrated into the urinary bladder. One of the two stents with migration into the urinary bladder was removed using a snare through the cystostomy route. The overall complication rate was 14% (seven hematuria cases and one urethral tear case), and all were minor and spontaneously resolved without further treatment. In conclusion, removal of retrievable urethral stents using a retrieval hook wire was safe and effective despite some technical difficulties. It is a useful method for allowing temporary stent placement and solving various complications of stent use. (orig.)

  9. Management of Anterior Urethral Strictures in Adults: A Survey of Contemporary Practice in Germany. (United States)

    Rosenbaum, Clemens M; Reiss, C Philip; Borgmann, Hendrik; Salem, Johannes; Fisch, Margit; Huber, Johannes; Schmid, Marianne; Ahyai, Sascha A


    Treatment methods of anterior urethral strictures in adults have undergone considerable changes in the recent past. Our goal was to determine national practice patterns among German urologists and to compare results with the results of prior international surveys. We conducted a survey on the management of urethral strictures among German urologists. Eight hundred forty-five urologists, representing about 14.6% of German urologists, answered the survey. Most common procedures were direct vision internal urethrotomy (DVIU; 87.2%), blind internal urethrotomy (57.5%), dilatation (56.3%), ventral buccal mucosa graft urethroplasty (31.6%) and excision and primary anastomosis (28.9%). In case of a 3.5-cm bulbar stricture and in the case of a 1-cm bulbar stricture after 2 failed DVIUs, a consecutive urethroplasty was significantly more often favoured compared to transurethral treatment options (44.9 vs. 21.3% and 59.4 vs. 8.3%, both p < 0.001). Open urethral reconstruction reveals to be a more common method in practice nowadays. Adherence to recommended treatment algorithms improved in comparison to prior surveys. © 2017 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  10. History and evolution of the use of oral mucosa for urethral reconstruction. (United States)

    Barbagli, Guido; Balò, Sofia; Montorsi, Francesco; Sansalone, Salvatore; Lazzeri, Massimo


    We report here the history and evolution of the use of oral mucosa in reconstructive urethral surgery since it was first used for urethroplasty in 1894. Since that time, many authors have contributed to develop, improve and popularize the use of oral mucosa as a substitute material. Paediatric urologists should be considered pioneers on the use of oral mucosa as they used it to repair primary and failed hypospadias. The use of oral mucosa to repair penile and bulbar urethral strictures was described, for the first time, in 1993. Important evolutions in the technique for harvesting oral mucosa from the cheek were reported in 1996. Today, oral mucosa is considered the gold standard material for any type of anterior urethroplasty in a one- or two-stage repair due to its biological and structural characteristics that make it a highly versatile that is adaptable to any environment required by the reconstructive urethral surgery. As the future approaches, tissue engineering techniques will provide patients with new materials originating from the oral epithelial mucosal cells, which are cultured and expanded into a scaffold. However, the path to reach this ambitious objective is still long and many difficulties must be overcome along the way.

  11. Using transurethral Ho:YAG-laser resection to treat urethral stricture and bladder neck contracture (United States)

    Bo, Juanjie; Dai, Shengguo; Huang, Xuyuan; Zhu, Jing; Zhang, Huiguo; Shi, Hongmin


    Objective: Ho:YAG laser had been used to treat the common diseases of urinary system such as bladder cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia in our hospital. This study is to assess the efficacy and safety of transurethral Ho:YAG-laser resection to treat the urethral stricture and bladder neck contracture. Methods: From May 1997 to August 2004, 26 cases of urethral stricture and 33 cases of bladder neck contracture were treated by transurethral Ho:YAG-laser resection. These patients were followed up at regular intervals after operation. The uroflow rate of these patients was detected before and one-month after operation. The blood loss and the energy consumption of holmium-laser during the operation as well as the complications and curative effect after operation were observed. Results: The therapeutic effects were considered successful, with less bleeding and no severe complications. The Qmax of one month postoperation increased obviously than that of preoperation. Of the 59 cases, restenosis appeared in 11 cases (19%) with the symptoms of dysuria and weak urinary stream in 3-24 months respectively. Conclusions: The Ho:YAG-laser demonstrated good effect to treat the obstructive diseases of lower urinary tract such as urethral stricture and bladder neck contracture. It was safe, minimal invasive and easy to operate.

  12. Hypothesis That Urethral Bulb (Corpus Spongiosum Plays an Active Role in Male Urinary Continence

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    Full Text Available The proximal urethral bulb in men is enlarged, surrounds the bulbous urethra, and extends dorsally towards the perineum. During intercourse engorgement takes place due to increased blood flow through the corpus spongiosum. Antegrade ejaculation is facilitated by contraction of the bulbospongiosus muscles during climax. Micturition during sexual stimulation is functionally inhibited. Supporting the bulb may indirectly facilitate continence in a certain subset of patients with postprostatectomy incontinence. During physical activity with increased abdominal pressure, reflex contraction of the pelvic floor muscles as well as the bulbospongiosus muscles occurs to support sphincter function and limit urinary incontinence. Operations to the prostate may weaken urinary sphincter function. It is hypothesized that the distal urinary sphincter may be supported indirectly by placing a hammock underneath the urethral bulb. During moments of physical stress the “cushion” of blood within the supported corpus spongiosum helps to increase the zone of coaptation within the sphincteric (membranous urethra. This may lead to urinary continence in patients treated by a transobturator repositioning sling in patients with postprostatectomy incontinence. This paper describes the possible role of the urethral bulb in male urinary continence, including its function after retroluminal sling placement (AdVance, AdVance XP® Male Sling System, Minnetonka, USA.

  13. Morphology and urodynamics after longitudinal urethral plate incision in proximal hypospadias repairs: long-term results. (United States)

    Orkiszewski, M; Leszniewski, J


    To determine whether longitudinal neourethra incision disturbs the healing and growth of the neourethra, and to see how it affects the urine flow after proximal hypospadias repairs. Nine patients were examined, in whom longitudinal incision had been performed 9 - 15 years earlier, after previous penis lengthening operations. Calibration, urethrography, endoscopy, and urodynamics were carried out in all patients. In all but 1 patient the external meatus had steadily been growing in width, and in 8 out of 9 it was within the normal size range. Urethroscopy showed single hairs growing into the lumen in 3 patients. No scarring was demonstrated in any patient. Saccular dilatation of the neourethra was found in 6 out of 9, urethral stricture was shown in only 1 patient. Peak flow rate was within 2 SD in 5 patients, and below 2 SD in 3. Average flow rate was below 2 SD in 6 patients and in all patients it was markedly low. In the patient with urethral stricture both peak flow rate and average flow rate were well below normal. Although longitudinal neourethra incision allows for easy and safe closure, longitudinal incision may result in functional meatal stenosis with formation of a wide neourethra. This may be due to disproportional low resistance of the urethral wall, compared with external meatus, to urine flow.

  14. Ruptured urinary bladder attributable to urethral compression by a haematoma after vertebral fracture in a bull. (United States)

    Braun, Ueli; Trösch, Luzia; Sydler, Titus


    In male cattle, rupture of the urinary bladder is usually associated with urethral obstruction by uroliths. Less common causes include urethral compression or stricture. This case report describes the findings in a young Limousion breeding bull with rupture of the urinary bladder because of urethral compression by a haematoma after coccygeal fracture. The bull had been introduced into a 40-head Red-Holstein herd one week before being injured. One week after introduction to the herd, the bull had an acute onset of anorexia and he was referred to the clinic. There was marked abdominal distension, reduced skin turgor and enophthalmus. The serum concentration of urea and creatinine was increased. Ultrasonographic examination revealed severe ascites and abdominocentesis yielded clear yellow fluid with high urea and creatinine concentrations, which supported a diagnosis of uroperitoneum. The bull was euthanatized because of a poor prognosis. Postmortem examination revealed a comminuted fracture of the first two coccygeal vertebrae associated with a massive haematoma that obstructed entire pelvic cavity. The haematoma compressed the urethra thereby preventing outflow of urine, which resulted in a 5-cm tear ventrally at the neck of the bladder. It was assumed that the newly-introduced bull had sustained the vertebral fractures when he was mounted by a cow. The present case study serves to expand the differential diagnosis of urinary bladder rupture. Therefore, in addition to obstructive urolithiasis, compression and stricture of the urethra might be considered in male cattle with uroperitoneum.

  15. Rat animal model for preclinical testing of microparticle urethral bulking agents. (United States)

    Mann-Gow, Travis K; Blaivas, Jerry G; King, Benjamin J; El-Ghannam, Ahmed; Knabe, Christine; Lam, Michael K; Kida, Masatoshi; Sikavi, Cameron S; Plante, Mark K; Krhut, Jan; Zvara, Peter


    To develop an economic, practical and readily available animal model for preclinical testing of urethral bulking therapies, as well as to establish feasible experimental methods that allow for complete analysis of hard microparticle bulking agents. Alumina ceramic beads suspended in hyaluronic acid were injected into the proximal urethra of 15 female rats under an operating microscope. We assessed overall lower urinary tract function, bulking material intraurethral integrity and local host tissue response over time. Microphotographs were taken during injection and again 6 months postoperatively, before urethral harvest. Urinary flow rate and voiding frequency were assessed before and after injection. At 6 months, the urethra was removed and embedded in resin. Hard tissue sections were cut using a sawing microtome, and processed for histological analysis using scanning electron microscopy, light microscopy and immunohistochemistry. Microphotographs of the urethra showed complete volume retention of the bulking agent at 6 months. There was no significant difference between average urinary frequency and mean urinary flow rate at 1 and 3 months postinjection as compared with baseline. Scanning electron microscopy proved suitable for evaluation of microparticle size and integrity, as well as local tissue remodeling. Light microscopy and immunohistochemistry allowed for evaluation of an inflammatory host tissue reaction to the bulking agent. The microsurgical injection technique, in vivo physiology and novel hard tissue processing for histology, described in the present study, will allow for future comprehensive preclinical testing of urethral bulking therapy agents containing microparticles made of a hard material. © 2015 The Japanese Urological Association.

  16. [Local injection of gentamycin for female urethral syndrome: a clinical study]. (United States)

    Ding, Xin-Min; Jiang, Guo-Hua; Wen, Hong-Bo; He, Jin-Yuan; Chen, Guan-Hao; Wang, Wei


    To observe the therapeutic effect of local antibiotic injection into the female prostate on female urethral syndrome (FUS), and search for an effective treatment for this disease. This study included 163 FUS patients treated in the out-patient department between July 2009 and December 2010. According to the visiting order, the patients were randomly assigned to Groups A (n = 58), B (n = 55) and C (n = 50). All underwent routine treatment. Inaddition Group A received local injection of 2 ml of 80 000 U gentamycin + 2 ml of lidocaine, and Group B 2 ml of normal saline + 2 ml of lidocaine, both injected into the distal segment of the urethral back wall where the female prostate is located, twice a week for 3 weeks. The therapeutic effects were evaluated according to the changes of the patients' independent symptom scores at 2 and 4 weeks after the treatment. Disappearance of the symptoms was considered as "curative" , > 1/2 reduction in the symptom score as "obviously effective", 1/2 - > 1/4 reduction in the symptom score as "effective", and 0.05). At 4 weeks, the total effectiveness rate of Group A was slightly decreased, but still remarkably higher than that of group B or C (P gentamycin into the female prostate is effective for the treatment of female urethral syndrome.

  17. Can separation of the scrotal sac in proximal hypospadias reliably predict the need for urethral plate transection? (United States)

    Arnaud, Alexis; Ferdynus, Cyril; Harper, Luke


    One of the main challenges in proximal hypospadias repair is correcting curvature. The best technique to achieve this remains the object of debate. Indeed, some authors believe the urethral plate should be kept and used as often as possible. In some cases, however, even after extensive mobilization and dorsal plication, significant curvature remains and it is necessary to transect the urethral plate. Having a reliable pre-dissection marker of the need for urethral transection would be useful in choosing a technique.We wanted to determine if presence of marked separation of the scrotal sac (SSS), also referred to as bifid scrotum, could reliably predict the need for urethral plate transection. We prospectively enrolled a series of boys with proximal hypospadias. We noted age, degree of hypospadias, meatal position, presence of cryptorchidism, and presence or absence of SSS. During surgery we fully degloved the penile shaft, freeing all ventral tissues, and radically dissected the more proximal bulbar urethra. We then performed an erection test. If there was residual curvature 30° we transected the urethral plate. Twenty-nine patients were included, of whom 18 presented SSS. The average age was comparable in both groups, as was type of hypospadias and meatal position. We estimated transection of the urethral plate to be necessary in 15 out of the 18 children with SSS, and 2 out of the 11 children without SSS. The relative risk for requiring urethral plate transection in case of SSS in this series was 4.58. Techniques that commit to urethral plate transection are criticized because they preclude using the urethral plate. In our study presence of SSS was predictive for the need to transect the plate. Obviously one can decide to keep the urethral plate at all cost, and mobilize it more than we did, or accept more residual curvature, but in reality our aim was to determine a preoperative marker allowing us to define a patient category. We believe presence of SSS is a

  18. Effect of HMME-PDT with different parameters in rabbit ear model: a possible way for hypertrophic scarring (United States)

    Cai, Hong; Gu, Ying; Zeng, Jing; Li, Shao-ran; Sun, Qiang; Wang, Ying; Shi, Dong-wen; Zhang, Lu-yong


    Background and Objective: Hypertrophic scar is a pathological scar that grows aberrantly by excessive deposition of collagens in the dermis. It is known that photodynamic therapy (PDT) contributes to a variety of diseases, however, the use of inhibiting scar formation has not been fully explored. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of HMME-PDT (Photodynamic therapy induced by Hematoporphyrin Monomethyl Ether) with different parameters on hypertrophic scar in rabbit ear. Materials and Methods: After the placement of 7-mm diameter dermal wounds on each ear, the acute model of dermal hypertrophic scar in the New Zealand white rabbits was established. Scar wounds were randomly separated into 2 groups: the experimental group received HMME-PDT with different parameters, and the control group received no special treatment. Specimens were harvested from scar wounds on postoperative day 28. Scar and hypertrophic index (HI) were observed by haematoxylin-eosin staining. Results: Compared with the control group, scar formation was inhibited by HMME-PDT in the experimental group with parameters as follows: photosensitizer dose 10mg/kg, power density 20mw/cm2, fluence 5J/cm2, meanwhile, HI was decreased significantly. Conclusion: HMME-PDT may play a role in inhibiting hypertrophic scarring in rabbit ear. The biological effect is determined by the dose of photosensitizer, interval between the injection of photosensitizer and irradiation, power density and energy fluence.

  19. Automatic wound infection interpretation for postoperative wound image (United States)

    Hsu, Jui-Tse; Ho, Te-Wei; Shih, Hsueh-Fu; Chang, Chun-Che; Lai, Feipei; Wu, Jin-Ming


    With the growing demand for more efficient wound care after surgery, there is a necessity to develop a machine learning based image analysis approach to reduce the burden for health care professionals. The aim of this study was to propose a novel approach to recognize wound infection on the postsurgical site. Firstly, we proposed an optimal clustering method based on unimodal-rosin threshold algorithm to extract the feature points from a potential wound area into clusters for regions of interest (ROI). Each ROI was regarded as a suture site of the wound area. The automatic infection interpretation based on the support vector machine is available to assist physicians doing decision-making in clinical practice. According to clinical physicians' judgment criteria and the international guidelines for wound infection interpretation, we defined infection detector modules as the following: (1) Swelling Detector, (2) Blood Region Detector, (3) Infected Detector, and (4) Tissue Necrosis Detector. To validate the capability of the proposed system, a retrospective study using the confirmation wound pictures that were used for diagnosis by surgical physicians as the gold standard was conducted to verify the classification models. Currently, through cross validation of 42 wound images, our classifiers achieved 95.23% accuracy, 93.33% sensitivity, 100% specificity, and 100% positive predictive value. We believe this ability could help medical practitioners in decision making in clinical practice.

  20. Collecting and measuring wound exudate biochemical mediators in surgical wounds. (United States)

    Carvalho, Brendan; Clark, David J; Yeomans, David; Angst, Martin S


    We describe a methodology by which we are able to collect and measure biochemical inflammatory and nociceptive mediators at the surgical wound site. Collecting site-specific biochemical markers is important to understand the relationship between levels in serum and surgical wound, determine any associations between mediator release, pain, analgesic use and other outcomes of interest, and evaluate the effect of systemic and peripheral drug administration on surgical wound biochemistry. This methodology has been applied to healthy women undergoing elective cesarean delivery with spinal anesthesia. We have measured wound exudate and serum mediators at the same time intervals as patient's pain scores and analgesics consumption for up to 48 hours post-cesarean delivery. Using this methodology we have been able to detect various biochemical mediators including nerve growth factor (NGF), prostaglandin E2 (PG-E2) substance P, IL-1β, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-7, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12, IL-13, IL-17, TNFα, INFγ, G-CSF, GM-CSF, MCP-1 and MIP-1β. Studies applying this human surgical wound bioassay have found no correlations between wound and serum cytokine concentrations or their time-release profile (J Pain. 2008; 9(7):650-7).(1) We also documented the utility of the technique to identify drug-mediated changes in wound cytokine content.

  1. Increased use of surgical energy promotes methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in rabbits following open ventral hernia mesh repair. (United States)

    Fernandez-Moure, Joseph S; Van Eps, Jeffrey L; Peress, Lilia; Cantu, Concepcion; Olsen, Randall J; Jenkins, Leslie; Cabrera, Fernando J; Tasciotti, Ennio; Weiner, Bradley K; Dunkin, Brian J


    Surgical energy has been widely implemented because of ease of use, effective hemostasis, and surgical dissection. Studies demonstrate its use to be an independent risk factor for postoperative wound infection. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is the most common bacteria found in postoperative mesh infection. No reports are available on the sequelae of surgical energy use for open ventral hernia repair (oVHR) with mesh. We hypothesized that increasing amounts of surgical energy will result in higher infectious burden after oVHR with composite multifilament polyester mesh (Parietex™ PCO). New Zealand rabbits underwent bridging oVHR with Parietex™ PCO and were divided into three surgical treatment groups: (1) scalpel alone, (2) 120 J of energy, and (3) 600 J of energy. The bioprosthesis was then inoculated with 105 colony-forming units of MRSA. Rabbits were survived for 7 days with daily physical examination. Complete blood count, basci metabolic panel, and blood cultures were performed on postoperative days one, four, and seven. Surviving rabbits were killed, and meshes explanted for MRSA colony counts. Rabbits receiving the most surgical energy developed signs and symptoms of severe sepsis and wound necrosis within 24 h. In comparison, rabbits receiving no surgical energy had significantly less MRSA recovered from explanted mesh, significantly less bacteremia, and fewer adhesions. Increased use of surgical energy promoted greater colonization, exaggerated septic response to bacterial contamination, and more severe adhesions. In the absence of devitalized tissue, rabbits can effectively limit bacterial contamination. These findings support the surgical principles of proper tissue handling and highlight the detrimental effects of indiscriminant surgical energy usage, thus emphasizing the importance of programs such as Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy.

  2. Successful treatment of a 67-year-old woman with urethral adenocarcinoma with the use of external beam radiotherapy and image guided adaptive interstitial brachytherapy

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    Mujkanovic, Jasmin; Tanderup, Kari; Agerbæk, Mads


    Primary urethral cancer (PUC) is a very rare disease. This case report illustrates a successful treatment approach of a 67-year-old woman with a urethral adenocarcinoma selected for an organ preserving treatment with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and interstitial brachytherapy (BT) boost, usi...... in EQD23. At 24 months follow-up, the patient was recurrence free and without treatment related side effects.......Primary urethral cancer (PUC) is a very rare disease. This case report illustrates a successful treatment approach of a 67-year-old woman with a urethral adenocarcinoma selected for an organ preserving treatment with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and interstitial brachytherapy (BT) boost, using...

  3. The effect of intravitreal bevacizumab and ranibizumab on cutaneous tensile strength during wound healing

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    Full Text Available John B Christoforidis,1 Jillian Wang,2 Angela Jiang,2 James Willard,5 Cedric Pratt,2 Mahmoud Abdel-Rasoul,3 Sashwati Roy,4 Heather Powell51Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, College of Medicine, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA; 2Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA; 3Center for Biostatistics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA; 4Center Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA; 5Department of Materials Science, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USAPurpose: To investigate the effect of intravitreal bevacizumab and ranibizumab on wound tension and by histopathology during cutaneous wound healing in a rabbit model and to compare this effect to placebo intravitreal saline controls 1 and 2 weeks following intravitreal injection.Methods: A total of 120 New Zealand white rabbits were randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups each consisting of 40 rabbits. Each group received intravitreal injections of bevacizumab, ranibizumab, or normal saline. Immediately afterwards, each rabbit underwent four 6 mm full-thickness dermatologic punch biopsies. Twenty rabbits from each agent group underwent wound harvesting on day 7 or day 14. The skin samples were stained for CD34 for vascular endothelial cells on day 7, and maximal wound tensile load was measured on days 7 and 14. Quantitative assessment of mean neovascularization (MNV scores was obtained from 10 contiguous biopsy margin 400× fields of CD34-stained sections by two independent observers.Results: Wound tension reading means (N with standard error and adjusted P-values on day 7 were: saline placebos, 7.46 ± 0.87; bevacizumab, 4.50 ± 0.88 (P = 0.041; and ranibizumab, 4.67 ± 0.84 (P = 0.025. On day 14 these were: saline placebos, 7.34 ± 0.55; bevacizumab, 6.05 ± 0.54 (P = 0.18; and ranibizumab 7.99 ± 0.54 (P = 0.40. MNV scores in CD34 stained sections were

  4. Wound repair in Pocillopora (United States)

    Rodríguez-Villalobos, Jenny Carolina; Work, Thierry M.; Calderon-Aguileraa, Luis Eduardo


    Corals routinely lose tissue due to causes ranging from predation to disease. Tissue healing and regeneration are fundamental to the normal functioning of corals, yet we know little about this process. We described the microscopic morphology of wound repair in Pocillopora damicornis. Tissue was removed by airbrushing fragments from three healthy colonies, and these were monitored daily at the gross and microscopic level for 40 days. Grossly, corals healed by Day 30, but repigmentation was not evident at the end of the study (40 d). On histology, from Day 8 onwards, tissues at the lesion site were microscopically indistinguishable from adjacent normal tissues with evidence of zooxanthellae in gastrodermis. Inflammation was not evident. P. damicornis manifested a unique mode of regeneration involving projections of cell-covered mesoglea from the surface body wall that anastomosed to form gastrovascular canals.

  5. The density of collagen fiber in alveolus mandibular bone of rabbit after augmentation with powder demineralized bone matrix post incisivus extraction

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    Regina TC. Tandelilin


    Full Text Available The bone defect due to tooth extraction contributes the most cases reported in the aspects of oral surgery. The defect can be preventively managed by adding powder bone matrix intended for augmentation which eventually induces the formation of new bones. This hard tissue wound healing is preceded by the presence of collagen fibers. The aim of this study was to determine the density of collagen fiber in the alveolus mandibular bone of rabbit which was augmented using powder demineralized bone matrix (DBM post incisivus extraction. Twenty four male rabbits aged 2.5–3 months weighed 900–1,100 grams were randomly divided into two groups. The treated rabbits were augmented with DBM after the incisivus extraction on mandible. The mucosa was then sutured. On the other hand, the controlled rabbits received similar treatments with those of the treated rabbits except there was no augmentation of DBM. Decapitation of treated and controlled rabbits was made on day 5, 7, 10, and 14 days post surgery, each with three rabbits. Mandibles were cut, decalcified, and imbedded in paraffin block. The staining was done using Mallory. Significant differences in the density of collagen were noted on day 10 and 14 post surgery, indicating that powder demineralized bone matrix successfully induced the stimulation of collagen.

  6. External urethral sphincter electromyography in asymptomatic women and the influence of the menstrual cycle. (United States)

    Tawadros, Cecile; Burnett, Katherine; Derbyshire, Laura F; Tawadros, Thomas; Clarke, Noel W; Betts, Christopher D


    To investigate by electromyography (EMG), the presence of complex repetitive discharges (CRDs) and decelerating bursts (DBs) in the striated external urethral sphincter during the menstrual cycle in female volunteers with no urinary symptoms and complete bladder emptying. Healthy female volunteers aged 20-40 years, with regular menstrual cycles and no urinary symptoms were recruited. Volunteers completed a menstruation chart, urinary symptom questionnaires, pregnancy test, urine dipstick, urinary free flow and post-void ultrasound bladder scan. Exclusion criteria included current pregnancy, use of hormonal medication or contraception, body mass index of >35 kg/m(2) , incomplete voiding and a history of pelvic surgery. Eligible participants underwent an external urethral sphincter EMG, using a needle electrode in the early follicular phase and the mid-luteal phase of their menstrual cycles. Serum oestradiol and progesterone were measured at each EMG test. In all, 119 women enquired about the research and following screening, 18 were eligible to enter the study phase. Complete results were obtained in 15 women. In all, 30 EMG tests were undertaken in the 15 asymptomatic women. Sphincter EMG was positive for CRDs and DBs at one or both phases of the menstrual cycle in eight (53%) of the women. Three had CRDs and DBs in both early follicular and mid-luteal phases. Five had normal EMG activity in the early follicular phase and CRDs and DBs in the mid-luteal phase. No woman had abnormal EMG activity in the early follicular phase and normal activity in the luteal phase. There was no relationship between EMG activity and age, parity or serum levels of oestradiol and progesterone. CRDs and DB activity in the external striated urethral sphincter is present in a high proportion of asymptomatic young women. This abnormal EMG activity has been shown for the first time to change during the menstrual cycle in individual women. CRDs and DBs are more commonly found in the luteal

  7. Application of novel optical diffuser for urethral stricture treatment (Conference Presentation) (United States)

    Nguyen, Trung Hau; Rhee, Yun-Hee; Ahn, Jin-Chul; Kang, Hyun Wook


    Optical fibers have frequently been used for photothermal laser therapy due to its efficiency to deliver laser energy directly to tissue. The aim of the current study was to develop a diffusing optical fiber to achieve radially uniform light irradiation for endoscopically treating urethral stricture. The optical diffuser was fabricated by micro-machining helical patterns on the fiber surface using CO2 laser light at 5 W. Visible light emission (632 nm) and spatial emissions (including polar, azimuthal, and longitudinal emissions) of the fiber tip were evaluated to validate the performance of the fabricated diffuser. Prior to tissue tests, numerical simulation on heat distribution was developed to estimate the degree of tissue coagulation depth during interstitial coagulation. Due to a high absorption coefficient by tissue water, 1470 nm laser was used for photothermal therapy treatment of urethral stricture to obtain a more precise depth profile. For in vitro tissue tests, porcine liver tissue was irradiated with three different power levels (3, 6, and 9 W) at various irradiation times. Porcine urethral tissue was also tested with the diffuser for 10 sec at 6 W to validate the feasibility of circumferential photothermal treatment. The treated tissue was stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H and E) and then imaged with an optical transmission microscope. The spatial emission characteristics of the diffusing optical fiber presented an almost uniform power distribution along the diffuser tip (less than 10% deviation) and around its circumference (less than 5% deviation). The peak temperature in simulation model at the tissue interface between the glass-cap and the tissue was 373 K that was higher than that at the distal end. The tissue tests showed that higher power levels resulted in lower coagulation thresholds (e.g., 1 sec at 9 W vs 8 sec at 3 W). Furthermore, the coagulation depth was approximately 20% thinner than the simulation results (p<0.001). The extent of

  8. Immunosuppression abrogates resistance of young rabbits to Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD) (United States)


    Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD) is caused by a calicivirus (RHDV) that kills 90% of infected adult European rabbits within 3 days. Remarkably, young rabbits are resistant to RHD. We induced immunosuppression in young rabbits by treatment with methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) and challenged the animals with RHDV by intramuscular injection. All of these young rabbits died within 3 days of infection due to fulminant hepatitis, presenting a large number of RHDV-positive dead or apoptotic hepatocytes, and a significant seric increase in cytokines, features that are similar to those of naïve adult rabbits infected by RHDV. We conclude that MPA-induced immunosuppression abrogates the resistance of young rabbits to RHD, indicating that there are differences in the innate immune system between young and adult rabbits that contribute to their distinct resistance/susceptibility to RHDV infection. PMID:24490832

  9. Sex-related penile fracture with complete urethral rupture: A case report and review of the literature

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    Marco Garofalo


    Full Text Available Objective: To present the management of a patient with partial disruption of both cavernosal bodies and complete urethral rupture and to propose a non-systematic review of literature about complete urethral rupture. Material and method - Case report: A 46 years old man presented to our emergency department after a blunt injury of the penis during sexual intercourse. On physical examination there was subcutaneous hematoma extending over the proximal penile shaft with a dorsal-left sided deviation of the penis and urethral bleeding. Ultrasound investigation showed an hematoma in the ventral shaft of the penis with a discontinuity of the tunica albuginea of the right cavernosal corporum. The patient underwent immediate emergency surgery consisted on evacuation of the hematoma, reparation the partial defect of both two cavernosal bodies and end to end suture of the urethra that resulted completely disrupted. Results: The urethral catheter was removed at the 12-th postoperative day without voiding symptoms after a retrograde urethrography. 6 months postoperatively the patients was evaluated with uroflowmetry demonstrating a max flow rate of 22 ml/s and optimal functional outcomes evaluated with validated questionnaires. 8 months after surgery the patients was evaluated by dynamic magnetic resonance (MRI of the penis showing only a little curvature on the left side of the penile shaft. Conclusion: Penile fracture is an extremely uncommon urologic injury with approximately 1331 reported cases in the literature till the years 2001. To best of our knowledge from 2001 up today, 1839 more cases have been reported, only in 159 of them anterior urethral rupture was associated and in only 22 cases a complete urethral rupture was described. In our opinion, in order to prevent long term complications, in case of clinical suspicion of penile fracture, especially if it is associated to urethral disruption, emergency surgery should be the first choice of treatment.

  10. Urethral duplication II-A Y type with rectal urethra: ASTRA approach and tunica vaginalis flap for first stage repair

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    Antonio Macedo Jr


    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Urethral duplication is a rare congenital anomaly affecting mainly boys. Generally, the duplication develops on the sagittal plane; the accessory urethra may run dorsally or ventrally to the orthotopic one. We present a patient with urethral duplication in which the orthotopic urethra was patent in the penile segment but atresic in the bulbar and prostatic segment. The patient had urinary flow from the rectum and the ectopic urethra could be well identified by anal examination. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Age at surgery was 13 months. The procedure consisted of an ASTRA (anterior sagittal trans-ano-rectal approach for dividing the urethra and rectum and was successful to move the urethra up to the perineal area. The rectum was reconstructed and the patient placed into a lithotomy position. A urethral catheter inserted in the penile urethra oriented us were the atresic urethra in bulbar area started. The scrotum was opened in the middle and the distance between the two urethral stumps proximal and distal defined the extension of no urethral tissue that consisted of 5 cm. We opened the right scrotal space and a tunica vaginalis flap was obtained and attached to the bulbar tissue for a two-stage urethroplasty strategy. RESULTS: Patient had a nice healing and the tunica vaginalis was nicely incorporated to the adjacent tissue, having the two urethral stumps well delineated. CONCLUSIONS: ASTRA approach in combination with a two-stage urethroplasty with tunica vaginalis dorsal flap proved to be an excellent combination for a rare case of urethral Y duplication having the main urethra into the rectum.

  11. Evaluation of polymethylmethacrylate as ocular implant in rabbits subjected to evisceration

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    Arianne Pontes Oriá


    Full Text Available Spheres of different types of material are used for the replacement of lost volume after removal of the eye bulb or its content to prevent contraction of the orbital cavity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the scope of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA used as intraocular implant in eviscerated rabbit eye. Twelve New Zealand rabbits underwent unilateral evisceration of the left eye, with subsequent implantation of PMMA sphere 12 mm in diameter. Clinical evaluation was performed daily during the first 15 days after surgery and every 15 days until the end of the study period (180 days. For the histopathological analysis, three animals per trial underwent enucleation at 15, 45, 90 and 180 days after evisceration. There was no wound dehiscence, signs of infection or implant extrusion in any animal throughout the study period. Histological examination revealed the formation of fibrovascular tissue around the implants. The PMMA behaved as inert and non-integrable.

  12. Experimental Infection of Rabbits with Rabbit and Genotypes 1 and 4 Hepatitis E Viruses


    Ma, H. X.; Zheng, L.; Liu, Y. B.; Zhao, C. Y.; Harrison, T. J.; Ma, Y. Y.; Sun, S. H.; Zhang, J. G.; Wang, Y. C.


    BACKGROUND: A recent study provided evidence that farmed rabbits in China harbor a novel hepatitis E virus (HEV) genotype. Although the rabbit HEV isolate had 77-79% nucleotide identity to the mammalian HEV genotypes 1 to 4, their genomic organization is very similar. Since rabbits are used widely experimentally, including as models of infection, we investigated whether they constitute an appropriate animal model for human HEV infection. METHODS: Forty-two SPF rabbits were divided randomly in...

  13. White Rabbit Status and Prospects

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    Serrano, J; Cattin, M; van der Bij, E; Wlostowski, T; Daniluk, G; Lipinski, M; Beck, D; Hoffmann, J; Kreider, M; Prados, C; Rauch, S; Terpstra, W W; Zweig, M


    The White Rabbit (WR) project started off to provide a sequencing and synchronisation solution for the needs of CERN and GSI. Since then, many other users have adopted it to solve problems in the domain of distributed hard realtime systems. The paper discusses the current performance of WR hardware, along with present and foreseen applications. It also describes current efforts to standardise WR under IEEE 1588 and recent developments on reliability of timely data distribution, finishing with an outline of future plans.

  14. Role of Households in Rabbit Production in Enugu-North ...

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    North Agricultural Zone of Enugu State. It determined rabbit management and breeding practices of respondents, roles of households in rabbit production and constraints associated with rabbit production in the area. Multistage sampling technique ...

  15. Gunshot wounds: epidemiology, wound ballistics, and soft-tissue treatment. (United States)

    Dougherty, Paul J; Najibi, Soheil; Silverton, Craig; Vaidya, Rahul


    The extremities are the most common anatomic location for gunshot wounds. Because of the prevalence of gunshot injuries, it is important that orthopaedic surgeons are knowledgeable about caring for them. The most common injuries seen with gunshot wounds are those of the soft tissues. Nonsurgical management of patients who have gunshot wounds with minimal soft-tissue disruption has been successfully accomplished in emergency departments for several years; this includes extremity wounds without nerve, intra-articular, or vascular injury. Stable, nonarticular fractures of an extremity have also been successfully treated with either minimal surgical or nonsurgical methods in the emergency department. Indications for surgical treatment include unstable fractures, intra-articular injuries, a significant soft-tissue injury (especially with skin loss), vascular injury, and/or a large or expanding hematoma.

  16. Rabbit model for Chlamydia pneumoniae infection.


    Fong, I W; Chiu, B.; Viira, E; Fong, M W; Jang, D.; Mahony, J


    A rabbit model was established for Chlamydia pneumoniae infection that may be helpful to understand the pathogenesis of disease in humans. Twelve, pathogen-free, 1-month-old New Zealand White rabbits were inoculated with 1.0 x 10(7) to 5.0 x 10(7) CFU of purified C. pneumoniae (ATCC strain VR 1310) via the nasopharynx (1 rabbit died immediately postinoculation, and 11 were available for study). Five controls were inoculated with the carrier buffer. Ten of the 11 study rabbits demonstrated ser...


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    of wound infection will be helpful in the control of wound infection and selection of empiric antimicrobial therapy as an infection control ... the skin (1). The exposed subcutaneous tissues provides a favourable substratum for a wide variety of microorganisms to contaminate and colonize, and .... Ayton M. Wound care. Wounds ...

  18. Fibronectin promotes epithelial migration of cultured rabbit cornea in situ



    We investigated the effect of fibronectin on epithelial migration onto the stroma in cultured rabbit cornea. Rabbit plasma fibronectin was purified by affinity chromatography using gelatin-Sepharose 4B, and its purity was confirmed by SDS polyacrylamide slab gel electrophoresis. Antibody against rabbit plasma fibronectin raised in guinea pigs formed a single precipitin line against rabbit plasma and purified rabbit plasma fibronectin by Ouchterlony double diffusion test. When rabbit cornea wa...

  19. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Maxillofacial Applications

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    Adam J. Mellott


    Full Text Available Negative pressure wound therapy has greatly advanced the field of wound healing for nearly two decades, by providing a robust surgical adjunct technique for accelerating wound closure in acute and chronic wounds. However, the application of negative pressure wound therapy in maxillofacial applications has been relatively under utilized as a result of the physical articulations and contours of the head and neck that make it challenging to obtain an airtight seal for different negative pressure wound therapy systems. Adapting negative pressure wound therapies for maxillofacial applications could yield significant enhancement of wound closure in maxillofacial applications. The current review summarizes the basic science underlying negative pressure wound therapy, as well as specific maxillofacial procedures that could benefit from negative pressure wound therapy.

  20. The external microenvironment of healing skin wounds

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    Kruse, Carla R; Nuutila, Kristo; Lee, Cameron Cy


    The skin wound microenvironment can be divided into two main components that influence healing: the external wound microenvironment, which is outside the wound surface; and the internal wound microenvironment, underneath the surface, to which the cells within the wound are exposed. Treatment...... and carbon dioxide), pH, and anti-microbial treatment on the wound. These factors are well described in the literature and can be modified with treatment methods available in the clinic. Understanding the roles of these factors in wound pathophysiology is of central importance in wound treatment...... methods that directly alter the features of the external wound microenvironment indirectly affect the internal wound microenvironment due to the exchange between the two compartments. In this review, we focus on the effects of temperature, pressure (positive and negative), hydration, gases (oxygen...