Medical Crossfire Urology, Apr 2009
In this video, Dr MacDiarmid offers his opinion on the recent advances in urology in the past 10 years. Some surgical improvements include repairs for incontinence and pelvic floor disorders, as well as new slings and mesh kits. Surgical procedures h...
Hear Dr MacDiarmid's take on the outlook for the future of urology. He mentions more medications to help treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, incontinence, and voiding dysfunction, as well as combination therapies and a new drug class. Also, he reveal...
Dr MacDiarmid discusses important urologic issues that primary care physicians should know about, such as the prevalence of benign prostatic hyperplasia and the fact that men tend to suffer in silence rather than speak up about their diminished quali...
In this video, Dr MacDiarmid speaks of the American Urological Association guidelines as a resource for primary care physicians.
Listen as Dr MacDiarmid describes the 4 main treatment options for benign prostatic hyperplasia: watchful waiting, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), a minimally invasive "heating" therapy, and medication.
Watch this video to hear Dr MacDiarmid's description of the 2 pharmacologic options to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia: 5-
Here, Dr MacDiarmid recounts the historical background behind concerns about treating patients with
Listen as Dr MacDiarmid relates different scenarios that may cause a primary care physician to refer a patient with overactive bladder to a urologist.
Hear Dr MacDiarmid's explanation of the benefits of integrating behavioral therapy into the treatment plan for overactive bladder. He also describes different examples of behavioral therapy, as well as the mechanism of action of anticholinergics.
Here, Dr MacDiarmid shares his insights into new overactive bladder treatments in the pipeline, including ß3-agonists and Botox®.
Dr MacDiarmid walks us through the progression of drug delivery methods used to treat overactive bladder, beginning with oral medications, then moving onto transdermal patches and topical gels.
In this video, Dr MacDiarmid shares the challenges urologists face in diagnosing and treating pelvic pain syndrome, but he also lists many treatments that do work to treat this condition.
Watch this video to hear Dr MacDiarmid describe all of the various treatments for pelvic pain syndrome, including education, diet, physical therapy consultation, Elmiron®, bladder insulation therapy, polypharmacy cocktails, and neuromodula...
Here, Dr MacDiarmid delves into the issues surrounding the diagnosis and management of fecal incontinence. He explains how the treatment plan may differ depending on the cause of the condition, and he also describes a few of the currently available t...
Listen as Dr MacDiarmid relates his experience with patients who are embarrassed to talk about their fecal incontinence. He offers a common-sense strategy to elicit specific information that will aid in a successful diagnosis.
Hear Dr MacDiarmid explain his views on why urodynamic testing needs to be incorporated into your urologic workup.
Watch this video to hear Dr MacDiarmid explain the specific diagnostic properties of urodynamic testing, as well as its limitations.
Listen to Dr MacDiarmid's perspective on how disease state education leads physicians to become more passionate about treating the disease.
Hear Dr MacDiarmid's opinion on how MedicalCrossfire.com is a valuable educational resource for physicians. It can provide specialized expert opinions through live interactions to function like an online teaching fellowship.
Meet Dr MacDiarmid, the Editor of the Urology Channel, who discusses how MedicalCrossfire.com is taking medical education in the United States to another level by offering world-class, topical presentations to physicians so they can ...
Watch this video to learn more about how to treat stress incontinence. Dr MacDiarmid discusses minimally invasive midurethral slings, artificial sphincters, and a new male sling.
In this video, Dr MacDiarmid talks about durable meshes that are available to treat pelvic floor prolapse. He also discusses advancing technology in this area and the need for effective training to help physicians get better at repairing prolapse.
In this video, Dr MacDiarmid discusses the 3 good treatment options for men and women with overactive bladder: neuromodulation via InterStim®, off-label Botox® therapy, and neuromodulation via percutaneous tibial nerve stimulati...