Anatomy of the Urinary System
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Defines cystocele, explains the causes, and describes symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments. Outlines possible reasons for cystoscopy and ureteroscopy and explains the preparation involved. Describes the procedures in detail, as well as what patients can expect afterward. An easy-to-use form for patients to note liquid intake, trips to the bathroom, urine leaks, and other details that may help explain your incontinence. Explains how diet and other factors affect the formation of different types of kidney stones. Provides general dietary guidelines for preventing the different types of kidney stones. Defines the two major categories of glomerular diseases––glomerulosclerosis and glomerulonephritis––and describes how they interfere with kidney function. Summarizes the symptoms and treatment for this autoimmune condition. Discusses the conditions that may lead to blood in the urine. Lists diagnostic tests that may be required to find the cause of hematuria. Explains how the condition develops after Escherichia coli infection in the digestive tract and describes treatment. Describes the signs and symptoms of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura, an autoimmune disease that affects mostly children between the ages of 2 and 6. Explains possible long-term consequences, including kidney disease. Explains the range of imaging technologies used to evaluate the urinary tract, including ultrasound, conventional radiology, magnetic resonance imaging, and computerized tomography.
Imaging Studies, Urologic Diseases
Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome (IC/PBS)
Provides a comprehensive introduction to the causes, symptoms, and treatments for bladder control problems in women. Provides statistics about kidney disease, including prevalence and survival rates. Discusses the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of kidney stones. Reviews prevention strategies and treatment options, as well as information on current research. Discusses the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of kidney stones in children. Describes treatments and steps for kidney-stone prevention. Explains overactive bladder, detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia, and urine retention, and discusses the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of neurogenic bladder. The Facts About Diabetes Describes the anatomy of the male perineum and discusses ways in which the perineum may be injured. Explains treatments for perineal injuries. Describes Peyronie’s disease, in which scarring of the penis leads to its bending during erection. Explains causes, symptoms, complications, diagnosis, and treatment. Provides basic information about the prostate gland and prostate enlargement. Describes symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Lists the causes and symptoms of kidney infection. Explains the use of antibiotics to treat infection. Describes the sexual and urologic problems that men and women with diabetes may experience. Provides information about causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Distinguishes between simple kidney cysts and polycystic kidney disease. Explains diagnostic procedures and treatment options. Statistical information on kidney diseases.
Tests for Prostate Problems
Details the anatomy and function of the urinary tract, explains the importance of the urinary tract, and describes what affect the amount of urine a person produces. Defines urinary diversion. Describes temporary diversions—nephrostomy and urinary catheterization—and permanent diversions—urostomy and continent urinary diversion. Discusses the causes of nighttime and daytime incontinence in children, describes medical and behavioral treatments, and lists resources for additional information. Explains how nerve problems, prostate enlargement, and treatments for prostate cancer can all cause urinary incontinence in men. Discusses causes, diagnosis, and available treatments. Discusses the anatomy of the female urinary system, defines the major types of incontinence in women, describes treatments, and lists resources for additional information. Explains acute urinary retention and chronic urinary retention and lists possible causes and symptoms. Describes diagnosis, treatment options, and complications. Describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of urinary tract infections. Describes the signs and symptoms of urinary tract infections in children, explains diagnostic procedures and treatment, and emphasizes the importance of evaluation to prevent permanent damage to a child’s kidneys or urinary system. Details the anatomy of the urinary tract and describes birth defects that can block the normal flow of urine. Explains diagnostic procedures and treatment of urine blockage in newborns. Describes normal bladder function, as well as problems in the urinary system that may require urodynamic testing. Discusses different urodynamic procedures and why they are used. Provides epidemiological data covering benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stones, urinary incontinence, and urinary tract infections. Explains how urine may reflux, or flow backward, from the bladder to the kidneys. Describes tests and treatment for this condition. Provides a comprehensive introduction to the causes, symptoms, and treatments for bladder control problems in women. Describes the physiology of erection and the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of erectile dysfunction. Describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of interstitial cystitis (IC). Defines the two types of IC, ulcerative and nonulcerative. Uses plain language and illustrations to describe the symptoms and treatment of kidney stones. This publication is also available in Spanish (KU–163). An easy-to-read booklet for parents. Explains why some children take longer to learn how to stay dry at night. Describes options for helping a child develop nighttime bladder control. Describes signs and symptoms of urinary tract infections in children, explains diagnostic procedures and treatment. Discusses prostate problems including prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Reviews common tests performed for these conditions, as well as the side effects of prostate treatments. Describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of urinary tract infections.