Thessaloniki, 3 May 2012
IMOP PRESS RELEASE
The fifth Interactive School of Urology wrapped up
The Interactive School of Urology took place for the fifth consecutive year with great success, from 26th to 29th April 2012, in Portaria, Pelion, Volos. Organized by the Institute for the Study of Urological Diseases (www.imop.gr), the 5th Uroschool has completed its proceedings for this year having fully achieved its purpose. According to Professor Dimitris Hatzichristou, Professor of Urology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and ISUD President, UroSchool aims, on one hand, at presenting the most valid updated scientific knowledge and newly-emerging considerations and, on the other hand, at offering the opportunity for discussion on critical issues of the Urology specialty.
Special issues dealt with during the courses:
- Prostate and Erection Problems
With regard to Prostate Hypertrophy, it was shown that the early treatment of the disease –from its very first symptoms- may lead to avoiding surgery even in half of the cases.
One of the most annoying urinary symptoms is nocturia, i.e. interruption of sleep due to the urge to urinate. It was stressed that sleep interruption, besides the ordeal the patient is going through, has also further consequences for the patient.
Finally, it was reported that patients with urination problems due to Prostate Hypertrophy are also facing problems of Erectile Dysfunction. Today, it is possible to treat simultaneously both these conditions (BPH and ED) with the same medication.
As for prostate cancer -the most common male cancer- new data were presented, not only ensuring years of life in men with advanced cancer but also guaranteeing for them a good quality of life.
- Bladder Cancer
Although haematuria is a symptom that frightens patients, it is a fact that it can save their life. If bladder cancer is detected early, the tumor is removed through the urethra, whereas, if delayed, a cystectomy is necessary. Today, efforts are made to avoid cystectomy; using endoscopic procedures and having specific drugs infused into the bladder, it is possible to preserve the bladder avoiding the patient’s implicated disability.
For more information:
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