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Presented Data Confirm That RAPAFLO(TM) (silodosin) Provides Rapid, Highly Effective, Symptom Relief for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Patients

... who experienced a treatment related effect called retrograde ejaculation (orgasm with reduced semen) trended ... well as to induce this effect in some patients. retrograde ejaculation does not pose a safety concern and is ... clinical trials, rates of discontinuation due to retrograde ejaculation were low. "Our observation ...

2-way cell talk provides clues about neuromuscular disease

... first proof that in vertebrates such as man, this retrograde communication from the target cell back to the ... finding is very important in that it supports the retrograde hypothesis, Dr. Mei says. Practically it is also ... die in these diseases. We believe there is a retrograde signal downstream of beta-catenin or regulated by ...

Study examines radiation dose estimates for pregnant women undergoing therapeutic ERCP

... (inflammation of the pancreas). The radiation exposure in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), which is used to treat these conditions, ... the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is a specialized technique used to study and ...

PercSys Introduces Accordion CoAx(TM) Stone Control Device for Facilitating Percutaneous Kidney Stone Treatments

... to be a valuable tool during PCNL procedures, as it both facilitates retrograde contrast injections for diagnosis and renal targeting as well as prevents ... which are used during ureteroscopic lithotripsy procedures to prevent the retrograde migration of stone fragments into the kidney. The 7mm and 10mm Accordion ...

Watson Receives US FDA Approval for RAPAFLO(TM) (silodosin) for the Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

... of the QT interval. The most common drug-related side effect was retrograde ejaculation (orgasm with reduced semen), a direct reflection of the ... effects are minimized. Rates of discontinuing therapy due to retrograde ejaculation were low. The second most commonly-reported adverse event was ...

Study presented at DDW 2008 Confirms that New Device Significantly Improves Detection of Polyps in the Colon

... the Third Eye Retroscope is an auxiliary imaging device that provides retrograde illumination and visualization of the colon for diagnostic purposes. ... the device automatically turns around 180 degrees to provide a continuous retrograde view while the colonoscope is being withdrawn. Colonoscopy is widely ...

Invasive methods unnecessary for prostate cancer radiation therapy treatment planning

... of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics. retrograde urethrography, which involves inserting a catheter into the male urethra ... apex along with modern 3-D CT planning, could be used as a substitute for retrograde urethrography. Fifteen patients underwent a CT simulation both with and ...

Uroplasty Announces Patent Issuance Related to the Urgent(R) PC System

... frequency of urinary voids. The Urgent PC Neuromodulation System is a minimally invasive, office-based, nonsurgical system designed to deliver retrograde access to the sacral plexus through percutaneous electrical stimulation of the posterior tibial nerve. The Urgent PC system combines a pulse ...

Cell transplantation and cardiac repair

... (ST elevation myocardial infarction). They compared two different delivery techniques through the anterograde intra-coronary (ICA) or via the retrograde intra-coronary artery vein (ICV). Researchers used radiolabeled cells to evaluate cell distribution patterns in the heart and their relationship with ...

Lumenis(R) Presents the SlimLine(TM) GI Laser Fiber: The Latest Advancement in Laser Lithotripsy for Gastroenterology

... severe health complications. The procedure to diagnose and treat conditions of the biliary system including management of stones, ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography), is performed approximately 600,000 times per year in the U.S. (iii) Lumenis has produced the first laser fiber ...

Watson to Host and Webcast Investment Community Meeting at American Urological Association Annual Meeting

... Two post-hoc analyses of Phase 3 trials for RAPAFLO(TM) (silodosin): On efficacy, specifically for irritative and obstructive symptoms; and retrograde ejaculation - a harmless side effect of treatment - as an indicator of treatment efficacy. Reviewed by Herbert Lepor, M.D., Department of Urology, ...

Avantis Medical Systems Announces Key Addition to Scientific Advisory Board

... and detection purposes. When the Third Eye is deployed through the instrument channel of a standard colonoscope, it provides the physician with a retrograde view of the colon along with the forward (colonoscope) view. Operating as a "rear view mirror" the Third Eye helps visualize blind spots in the colon ...

6th International Chronic Total Occlusion Summit to be held Feb. 5-6, 2009 in NYC

... devices, appropriate patient selection, and improved operator technique, the success rate for recanalization of complex CTOs is increasing. The novel retrograde approach to CTOs has been introduced as an alternative route for recanalization of otherwise difficult or impossible lesions. Key topics will ...

Study identifies double-balloon enteroscopy as cost-effective approach for obscure GI bleeding

... (2) intraoperative enteroscopy (done in an operating room requiring a formal surgery), (3) angiography, (4) initial anterograde DBE, followed by a retrograde DBE if the patient had ongoing bleeding, and (5) small bowel CE followed by a DBE guided by the CE findings. Patients in the CE arm would only ...

ASGE issues guidelines on the role of endoscopy in the bariatric surgery patient

... An endoscopic evaluation is useful for diagnosis and management of postoperative bariatric surgical symptoms and complications. An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is difficult in patients who had a RYGB, and a magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) should be performed ...

Digestive Disease Week study examined ACR's guidelines for CT colonography interpretation

... of the SGDVS for treatment of difficult to remove biliary stones and assess the utility of the device for detection of missed stones by endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC). Ninety-eight patients had cholangioscopy guided stone therapy using SGDVS. These patients reflect 33 percent of the cases ...

Beer Drinking May Speed Pancreatic Cancer Onset

... them from pancreatic cancer," she said. Her team found that two tests could help. One is the endoscopic ultrasound, the other is called an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Brentnall's team followed 100 patients using these methods. Of the 100 patients, two developed cancer (one inoperable), ...

Cellvizio(R) Confocal Microscopy Improves ERCP Bile Duct Cancer Detection, According to New Study Presented at DDW

... Cellvizio(R) confocal microscopy system to detect cancer in biliary tract tissue by examining tissue at the cellular level during Endoscopic retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), a procedure used to diagnose cancer of the bile ducts and pancreas. Dr. Alexander Meining and colleagues of the ...

A patient who was diagnosed as IPN-B without hepatolithiasis?

... ranges and no solid mass was detected in her abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan or nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) demonstrated an obstruction of the right bile duct. ERCP is recommended to determine the presence and location of the ...

Dr. Mei receives 2008 Mathilde Solowey Lecture Award in Neurosciences

... passed from one to the other. His study published this month in Nature Neuroscience provides some of the first proof that in vertebrates such as man, retrograde communication from a target cell such as a muscle cell back to the neuron is critical to neuron health and development. His research showed that ...

Enlarged Prostate Treatment Study Shows Combination of AVODART(R) and Tamsulosin Provides Greater Benefit Than Either Medication Alone

... of these adverse events. The most common (greater than or equal to 2%) adverse events for combination therapy were erectile dysfunction (7.4%), retrograde ejaculation (4.2%), altered or decreased libido (3.4%), and ejaculation failure (2.4%). The most common adverse events for AVODART as monotherapy ...

Antegrade bowel intussusception can cause recurrent, chronic postoperative intestinal obstruction

... this complication may be a severe variant of Roux-en-Y stasis syndrome. The myoelectric activity of the Roux limb is often dysfunctional, split and retrograde and of high amplitude. It is possible that the intussusception seen in this patient was the result of severe disruption of the intestinal pacemaker ...

Cockroaches are morons in the morning, geniuses in the evening

... and memory studies with rodents have found that these processes are modulated by their circadian clocks. One study in rats associated jet lag with retrograde amnesia. In the current study, the researchers taught individual cockroaches to associate peppermint a scent that they normally find slightly ...

US, India Join Together to Improve Healthcare in India

... leaving the citizens of these countries with poor access to outdated pharmaceuticals and treatment programmes. "We don't want to see this retrograde trend adversely affecting India's healthcare system. The truth is that India has a stake in becoming part of the cutting edge in innovation and ...

Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetes Due to Defect in the NO Mechanisms

... (APS) (www.The-APS.org). Background Sexual dysfunction is a well-recognized consequence of diabetes mellitus in men. Erectile dysfunction, retrograde ejaculation and the loss of seminal emission have all been described by such patients. This study examined induced penile erection, yawning and ...

Baba Ramdev's Claims to Cure HIV by Yoga

... from STIs and unwanted pregnancies. Further, the reported suggestion by Baba Ramdev to do away with sex education among youngsters will be a retrograde step. Sex education helps the new generation to gain knowledge on this vital aspect in a scientific manner, instead of relying on half-cooked and ...

Veggies ensure the brain doesn’t vegetat

... carrot! New research on vegetables and aging has shown that eating vegetables is a sure shot// way to keep the brain agile and young, which may even retrograde any signs of dementia related to old age. A six year study involving 2000 men and women analyzed mental sharpness and found that older people ...

Lunging to Death: Lung Anomalies in Infants Enhance Cot Death Risk

... in the affected child to behave erratically in response to a bacterial infection, which could result in SIDS. The variant in the gene could also retrograde the lung development, making it a lethal proposition for the affected babies. Dr David Drucker, who led the study, said: "This research ...

Regulators Object Drug Produced from Genetically Engineered Farm Animals

... European regulators have not given the green signal to a drug produced in the milk of genetically engineered farm animals// . This is a step retrograde to a budding industry that sought to enable low cost pharmaceutical options from farm animals GTC Biotherapeutics, proponents of this drug, ...
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