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    Case Study Urology

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    UROLOGY With arrival of Dr. Kittles in 2014 and new Urology Chief, Dr. Lee in 2016, the division of Urology is undergoing a renaissance and expansion of existing programs and the development of new research and academic endeavors. The Division is focusing on a number of new projects such as: Renal Cell Carcinoma, Prostate Cancer, Pelvic Floor and Holmium laser prostatectomy outcomes. At the recent American Urological Association-Western Section meeting in Kauai, Hawaii October 23-28, 2016, the Division of Urology won 1st Place for Best Poster in the Kidney cancer session for work entitled, “Crowdsourcing Assessment of Surgeon dissection of renal artery and vein during Robotic Partial Nephrectomy: A novel approach for Quantitative…

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    Urology

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    something. As long as I can remember I had a strong desire to study Urology. I understand that it is not the most common medical field to go into, but for me it is the field that forever changed my life. I was born with a rare condition called Bladder Exstrophy, which is an abnormality of the formation of the bladder and bony pelvis. Instead of the bladder being round shaped it is flattened and exposed on the abdominal wall. In simpler terms, a person is conceived with their bladder on the…

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    Urology Essay

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    Background: Urology is a surgical specialty which deals with diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. There is anecdotal evidence that medical students not well known with Urology specialty comparing with other specialties like general surgery, internal medicine etc. Based on several factors including: students awareness, overcrowded curriculum, traditional medical education system, and busy hospital rotations in clinical years and internship are associated…

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    acute refractory pain episodes and is often performed in the clinic. • Elavil (amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant that may be effective. Treatment with Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) is an alternative to Elavil. • Patients with refractory symptoms that have not responded to the aforementioned measures often require cystoscopy, distention of the bladder with water, and treatment of bladder lesions. • Botox (botulinum toxin) injections are often considered in those that fail…

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    Urinary incontinence is the lack of ability to control bladder and urinary system functions. This condition can be induced or worsened by stress. Urinary incontinence is more common in women. There are many options for treatment, most of which involve surgery. Some examples of surgical treatment are: tension-free slings, conventional slings, and suspension procedures. There three different types of tension-free slings: retropubic, transobturator, and single incision mini. Patients should take…

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    Raising Obese Pets

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    As previously discussed throughout this course, there are many requirements that are of concern for all animal species, all the while, each individual has a different nutritional need based on several factors. Meeting an individual’s nutritional requirement is essential for healthy living and potentially can prevent disease. Obesity is a common health problem that is not only a main concern in humans, but pets, as well. Raising obese pets stems from overfeeding, in adequate exercise and feeding…

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    In 2008, Tengion was an emerging biotechnology company with great potential in the field of regenerative medicine. This field of medicine focused on developing an alternative way to repair or replace tissue and organs by extracting patients’ own cells, growing the new tissue in a lab, and translpanting it back into the patient. This new way of treatment offered many benefits, including reduced post operative complications, yet, it also brought forward unforseen challenges to overcome. With…

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    Cystitis Research Paper

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    Cystitis is the inflammation of the bladder; generally the inflammation is caused by a bacterial infection known as a urinary tract infection or a UTI. A bladder infection can cause many problems and can eventually spread to the kidneys causing severe pain depending on the severity of the bacterial infection. The most common bacteria that is responsible for cystitis is, Escherichia coli (E. coli). Pyelonephritis is an example, cystitis and pyelonephritis share many similarities the difference…

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    Prostate Gland Essay

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    The main function of the prostate gland, found only in men, is to discharge fluid that nourishes and protects the sperm. During ejaculation, the prostate gland also helps to push out the seminal fluid into the urethra. This gland is almost the size of a walnut and is located in the front side of the rectum, and in the center of the penis and the bladder. This is the passage way for urine to leave the body. Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) is a disease where there is an unbalanced growth of…

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    I was born with Bladder Exstrophy, a rare birth defect that occurs in 1 out of 50,000 live births, where the bladder and associated structures are improperly formed. Throughout my childhood I’ve had fourteen surgeries to make my life as “normal” as possible. To manage my condition, it requires different techniques just to empty my bladder and prevent serious infections. For example, I’ve had to visit the nurse’s office every two hours to cath myself, as far back as kindergarten. Since birth,…

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