Winter 2014

VUR: Against the Flow

Addison Parks was just 15 months old when she had her first urinary tract infection (UTI). Her doctor prescribed antibiotics, and she recovered; but then, just two months later, she developed a second UTI. That is when her doctor sent her to a pediatric urologist, a doctor who specializes in children’s diseases of the urinary tract.…more

Catheterization Q&A

A urinary catheter is a hollow, flexible tube used to drain fluid from the bladder. Urinary catheters come in many sizes; can be used by men, women and children; and are generally needed when someone is unable to empty his or her bladder.…more

Keeping Your Bones Strong During Prostate Cancer Treatment

Men with advanced prostate cancer are at risk for the brittle-bone disease, osteoporosis. This can be because the disease has spread to the bone, or because they are taking a type of prostate cancer treatment called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). This medication lowers the amount of estrogen, a hormone that keeps bones strong. The bones of men who take ADT may become thinner, more brittle and at increased risk for breaking.…more

Making a Difference

The Urology Care Foundation is the official foundation of the American Urological Association (AUA). It is a leader in advancing urologic research and education to improve patients’ lives. Since 1975, the Foundation has funded researchers working toward scientific breakthroughs and advances in urologic research.…more

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