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Can a specific exercise prescription improve pain levels in osteoarthritis?

While the management of osteoarthritis is multifactorial, including surgical, pharmacological, and lifestyle interventions, there is overwhelming evidence to prioritise exercise prescription as best practice in the management of this condition CASE REPORT 1 A 64-year-old female with a history of right knee total knee replacement (TKR) in 2016 (patella preserved), presents with gradual-onset left knee…

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Diagnosing and managing painful diabetic neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy (DN) is the most common peripheral neuropathy globally. According to the International Diabetes Federation, 425 million people worldwide aged 20 years or over had diabetes in 2017. This is expected to increaseto 629 million by 2045. Therefore, with the prevalence of diabetes in adults rising to 10.8 per cent in the US and…

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Novel treatment effective against OAB in phase 2 study

American Urological Association 2021 meeting report Priscilla Lynch presents a round-up of the latest overactive bladder research presented at the 2021 American Urological Association meeting The novel muscarinic M3 receptor antagonist DA8010 significantly reduced urine frequency and urgency episodes compared with placebo in adults with OAB, according to new data presented at the virtual 2021…

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Patients with Covid-19 develop new OAB symptoms

American Urological Association 2021 meeting, 10-13 September 2021 Priscilla Lynch presents a round-up of the latest overactive bladder research presented at the 2021 American Urological Association meeting. Patients with Covid-19 reported experiencing severe genitourinary symptoms during infection, and new or worsening overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms after recovery, according to recent findings from two studies presented…

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Studies show exercise improves urinary incontinence

American Urological Association 2021 meeting, 10-13 September 2021 Priscilla Lynch presents a round-up of the latest overactive bladder research presented at the 2021 American Urological Association meeting Two new studies demonstrating the impact physical activity – whether through work, recreational or via an exercise app – has on improving urinary incontinence symptoms were presented during…

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PTNS compliance is low in OAB

American Urological Association 2021 meeting, 10-13 September 2021 Priscilla Lynch presents a round-up of the latest overactive bladder research presented at the 2021 American Urological Association meeting Patients rarely continue percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) for OAB after three years, according to new study findings presented during the AUA 2021 Annual Meeting.Of 146 patients treated…

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Conference to hear the latest guidance on osteoporosis

Paul Mulholland speaks with President of the Irish Osteoporosis Society, Prof Moira O’Brien, about the Society’supcoming conference and the need to correct misinformation about the disease The Irish Osteoporosis Society’s (IOS) Annual Medical Conference for Health Professionals will take place virtually on 23 October 2021. The event will see a range of experts deliver talks…

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Urinary stress incontinence

One of the most common medical conditions that affects the bladder is urinary incontinence. This type of incontinence can affect both sexes, but it is most common in women. In fact, according to the American Academy of Physicians (AAP), almost 50 per cent of women in their 40s and 50s have some form of urinary…

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Bladder cancer: An overview

Bladder cancer is a prevalent disease with substantial morbidity and mortality that requires multidisciplinary medicaland surgical management Bladder cancer is the 10th most common cancer diagnosed worldwide,1 and it is the most common urinary tract neoplasm, with urothelial carcinoma (UCC) being the most common histologic type (approximately 90 per cent).8 Metastatic urothelial cancer is the…

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The life cycle of skin cancer stem cells

Attendees at UCD’s Charles Institute Seminar Series heard a presentation by Prof Girish K Patel of Cardiff Universityon the cellular hierarchy that influences the expansion of skin tumours and associated clinical interventions The Charles Institute, Ireland’s national dermatology research and education centre, hosts a range of guest speakers who cover a variety of topics ranging…

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