Urology Hospital Pretoria among first in SA to offer latest technology in BPH – Hope to SA men
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by Jolandie
6M ago
Worldwide approx. 50% of men aged 51-60 and up and 70% of men aged 60-69 have Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH), reveals Yale Medicine research. In SA, an estimated 50% of men aged 60 have symptomatic BPH with an annual increase in the number of black men affected.  This condition, of prostate gland enlargement, affects 94 million men over 40 worldwide and is an escalating urological health problem. Ageing men face increased health costs and decreased quality of life due to clinical BPH, one of the most common diseases experienced. However, a five-year trial of Rezūm Water Vapour Therapy ..read more
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What to Expect at your First Urology Visit
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by Jolandie
7M ago
Urology is a branch of medicine that deals with health problems of the male and female urinary systems, and the male reproductive system. The urinary tract stores and gets rid of urine (liquid waste) and extra water. The urinary tract is a pathway in the body. It includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. The male reproductive system makes, stores, and moves semen to make babies. It’s made of the prostate, scrotum, testes and penis. A doctor who specializes in these body parts is called a urologist. What are Urologists? A urologist is a medical doctor and a surgeon. They are trained t ..read more
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The Basics about Kidney Stones
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by Jolandie
7M ago
Kidney stones, medically known as nephrolithiasis (neph-ro-lith-i-asis), is a term many people have probably heard before. You may have dealt with them first-hand, know someone who has dealt with them, or simply heard it in passing. If this is your first time learning about kidney stones, whether for yourself or caring for another…. welcome! This section will go over some information to get you started and provide helpful resources to learn more, all at your own pace. Let’s start with the basics. What are kidney stones? Kidney stones are small, hard mineral deposits that form in the kidney. Th ..read more
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The Urology Hospital Circumcision Drive
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by Armand
11M ago
The post The Urology Hospital Circumcision Drive appeared first on Urology Hospital ..read more
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Cystoscopy – Dr Marinka Hoek
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by Jolandie
11M ago
The post Cystoscopy – Dr Marinka Hoek appeared first on Urology Hospital ..read more
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Diagnosis and therapeutic strategies for nutcracker syndrome
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by Ismail Jamodien
1y ago
Nutcracker syndrome (NCS) is a rare condition characterized by a constellation of symptoms and clinical findings resulting from extrinsic compression of the renal vein. The most common form of NCS results from entrapment of the left renal vein (LRV) between the aorta and superior mesenteric artery (SMA). Although considered a rare disorder, NCS should be in the differential diagnosis of patients that present with intermittent hematuria, debilitating flank pain, pelvic discomfort because of venous congestion, orthostatic proteinuria and varicocele formation in men. The diagnosis can be challeng ..read more
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Regular consumption of colorful fruits and vegetables could help prevent prostate cancer
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by Ismail Jamodien
1y ago
Men who consume colourful fruits and vegetables on a regular basis are less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer (PC), according to new research by University of South Australia scientists. A rainbow of foods rich in certain micronutrients helps to prevent prostate cancer (PC) as well as speed up recovery among men who undergo radiation treatment for the disease. The findings, from two studies published in the journal Cancers, highlight the importance of a Mediterranean or Asian diet that includes these foods. Researchers compared micronutrient plasma concentrations of prostat ..read more
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Artificial intelligence and robotic surgery current perspective and future directions
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by Ismail Jamodien
1y ago
Conventional mechanical robots function by transmitting actions of the surgeon’s hands to the surgical target through the tremor-filtered movements of surgical instruments. Similarly, the next iteration of surgical robots conform human-initiated actions to a personalized surgical plan leveraging 3D digital segmentation generated prior to surgery. The advancements in cloud computing, big data analytics, and artificial intelligence have led to increased research and development of intelligent robots in all walks of human life. Inspired by the successful application of deep l ..read more
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Long-term complications of urinary diversion
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by Ismail Jamodien
1y ago
Radical cystectomy and urinary diversion remain the cornerstone in the surgical management of patients with muscle-invasive or high-risk nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer. This approach has been associated with a remarkable increase in patient survival and more patients are now living for years after surgery who may present with long-term complications. This review describes long-term complications associated with urinary diversion including renal function deterioration, voiding dysfunction, stoma and bowel-related complications, ureteroenteric stricture ..read more
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How are Women Emotionally Affected After a Hysterectomy?
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by Jolandie
1y ago
Hysterectomy is a common surgical procedure that is associated with the removal of the uterus. The uterus or womb is a hollow muscular organ where a fetus grows in pregnant women. Hence, women who undergo a hysterectomy will not be able to give birth. In most cases, women undergo several emotional reactions before and after a hysterectomy. Why do some women require a hysterectomy? Surprisingly, hysterectomy is known to be the second most common surgery in women of childbearing age. Women with uncontrollable menstrual bleeding because of fibroids, endometriosis, or other gynecological complexit ..read more
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