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    501-945-2121
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September 2017

Medical Myth – Diabetes will cause a UTI

By: Arkansas Urology

While having type 2 diabetes makes you more prone to urinary tract infections (UTIs), the idea that diabetics will have chronic UTIs is a myth. In fact, UTIs are very preventable for most people by taking simple precautions. 

Diabetics are 60 percent more likely to have UTIs than non-diabetics because of a few reasons. First, poor circulation means less mobility for infection-fighting white blood cells. Some diabetics also aren’t able to empty their bladders fully or as frequently as is required to flush out harmful bacteria due to nerve damage. High glucose levels can also affect the sugars in your urine and create a breeding ground for UTI causing bacteria.

When preventing UTIs while controlling diabetes, watching your glucose levels is even more important than usual. Any time glucose levels remain too high, you will be at risk for contracting an infection. The body’s typical reaction to UTIs is to increase glucose levels even further, but occasionally glucose levels will drop unexpectedly in certain people.

Foods to incorporate into your diet for prevention are low-sugar cranberry juices or supplements, fresh blueberries, oranges, unsweetened probiotic yogurt, tomatoes, broccoli, and spinach. Any low-sugar food that is high in antioxidants will help keep your urine inhospitable to bad bacteria. Green tea and plenty of water will also help flush your system.

As long as you are conscious of your diet and glucose levels, drink plenty of water, and make sure to empty your bladder frequently and completely, there is no reason diabetes should mean anyone has to have a UTI. However, if UTIs are still a concern, your urologist should be able to work with you to develop a prevention plan catered to your medical history and dietary needs. Contact our offices today to schedule an appointment at 501-219-8900, or visit our homepage to chat directly with one of our medical agents.

 

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September 2017

Truth about Experimental Prostate Cancer Therapies

By: Arkansas Urology

Extensive research into the optimal radiation schedule to treat prostate cancer has been conducted in the last several years, because the optimal schedule for curative treatment is not yet known. It has been questioned whether or not treatment time could be reduced safely, even with an increase in radiation fractions per treatment. The resulting therapy, hypofractionated therapy, has seen mixed results. 

The key benefit to hypofractionated therapy is, for most patients, the accelerated treatment schedule, which can shed weeks off of traditional treatment. While studies have shown this shortened timeline to be statistically insignificant from the traditional timeline’s effectiveness in eradicating prostate cancer cells, scientist’s concerns lie in the side effects of this concentrated treatment.
 
In a clinical study with four trials, hypofractionated therapy was shown to be effective in reducing prostate-specific antigens (PSAs), but had inconsistent results for the recurrence of these antigens and in cancer-free survival rates. Inconsistencies in the studies that followed also lead to an absence of data on the overall survival rate of patients receiving accelerated treatment because many of these studies focused on PSA or biochemical disease-free survival alone, often without taking into account the quality of life of the survivors.
 
Symptoms like rectal bleeding two years after treatment were found in 42 percent of hypo-fractionation treated patients and only found in 27 percent of the conventionally fractionated arm. Patients with compromised urinary function were also found to have significantly worse urinary function after hypofractionated treatment as opposed to traditional dosage plans.
 
With inconsistencies in studies themselves, and in the quality of patient recovery in the years after accelerated treatment, hypofractionated therapy cannot at this time be recommended for all patients with prostate cancer. The study of this new therapy is ongoing, and while it is promising, it just isn’t at a stage where it can be considered a viable alternative to traditional treatment. To learn more about the widely accepted treatments available at Arkansas Urology, visit our Prostate Cancer Center.

 

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August 2017

Vituro Health Expands Into Arkansas, Providing The Latest In Precision Prostate Cancer Care

By: Arkansas Urology

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vituro Health and Arkansas Urology, LUGPA member and the largest urology practice in the state, partnered to offer patients in Arkansas and surrounding states the latest, most innovative technologies in prostate cancer treatment and precision disease management. In conjunction with Vituro Health, Arkansas Urology will offer patients advanced diagnostics, navigation services, and HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) therapy. "Arkansas Urology provides the highest quality care and innovation to their patients, we are fortunate to have this quality group representing the Vituro Health brand. Dr. Tim Goodson, his partners and skilled staff are great additions to our growing men's health delivery system," said Clete Walker, CEO of Vituro Health.

The Vituro Health PPMP (Precision Prostate Management Program) offers members personalized plans to determine the best course of action and treatment for their specific situations and needs. The program ensures that men receive the proper treatment they need by only the most skilled and highly trained physicians. Patient support includes scheduling, all travel related services, pursuing insurance reimbursements and serving as an educated resource.

With all the advancements in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, patients need to remain vigilant to properly navigate their treatment options. For qualified patients who are looking for a better quality of life treatment, HIFU can prevent the traditional side effects of erectile dysfunction and incontinence.

Dr. Tim Goodson of Arkansas Urology has experience in numerous minimally invasive methodologies, and is excited to add HIFU as another tool he can use to treat patients with fewer side effects. "I've been following the focal therapy movement for a long time with great interest," said Goodson. "Giving patients a minimally invasive treatment option is what we are all about at Arkansas Urology, and this partnership with Vituro is the perfect opportunity to continue doing that on a high level."

Dr. Goodson believes partnering with Vituro Health is the right decision for many reasons. "We were very impressed with Vituro as a whole and the experience that they bring. The attention to detail given to their patients is another thing that sets them apart from other HIFU providers."

Dr. Goodson views focal therapy and HIFU as the next step forward in the prostate cancer industry. "For folks who might be uncomfortable with active surveillance, and don't want the side effects that more invasive treatments like surgery can bring, HIFU is a great option."

By partnering with Arkansas Urology, Vituro Health now offers prostate cancer management services and HIFU treatment to men in 11 different locations across the country.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Goodson, call 866-4-VITURO, or visit www.viturohealth.com

About Vituro HealthVituro Health empowers men with comprehensive prostate care during all stages of their lives. We arm partner physicians with HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) technology and other patient-centric, concierge services to elevate the standard of care and patient experiences. Vituro Health serves patients nationwide and is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., with partnering physicians in Birmingham, Sarasota, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Dallas, Tucson, Las Vegas and Little Rock who are carefully selected based on their depth of experience, expertise and dedication to achieving the highest levels of patient outcomes. For more information, visit www.viturohealth.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: Emily Ferrell
eferrell@viturohealth.com
205.862.0016

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August 2017

How Urine Color Can Show if You Have an Infection

By: Arkansas Urology

Urine color is a factor that many of us flush away without a second thought, but it can actually be a very important indicator of your urinary health. While normal, healthy urine will vary in shade, changes in color should be noted and in some instances reported to your urologist. 

Healthy urine can vary all the way from almost clear to a golden color, although if your urine is always a strong yellow you are very likely dehydrated and should drink more water. Completely clear urine can also be caused by some medications, but it is not the color to aim for when trying to find your ideal hydration level. A pale yellow is generally considered ideal by most urologists. 

Colors for concern are shades of amber, pink, red, orange, blue, green, brown or black. Ambers and oranges are often signs of severe dehydration, severe enough that sometimes drinking water isn’t enough. Blues, greens and occasionally brighter oranges are most likely caused by medications, but if you aren’t taking any at the moment you should contact your urologist immediately because they can be signs of rare conditions.

The most dangerous urine colors of pink, red, brown and black usually all indicate blood in the urine. This is commonly a sign of severe infection that could reach to the bladder or even the kidneys. Any shade of these should be reported to your urologist so they can begin testing and treat the infection right away.
 
It’s important to note, however, that certain foods like beets, rhubarb and blackberries can cause pink or reddish tinges to urine if consumed in large amounts. Be sure to take this into account when enjoying these foods to avoid a scare later. Any changes to urine lasting longer than a day can still be linked to a medical issue and should be seen by a urologist, no matter what foods you have consumed. 
 
If you’ve noticed a strange color or odor in your urine lately, you should take it seriously and have your urologist take a look. Infections are best treated early to avoid spreading or worsening as infections are prone to do.
 
Our offices are always a phone call away at 1-877-321-8452, or go to our site and chat with someone in our office.

 

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Swings for Screens

Teach. Test. Treat. The Swings for Screens Foundation provides free patient education and health screenings men. We want to be at your next event.

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Kickoff to Men's Health

Arkansas Urology and Epoch Men’s Health observe National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month each September by offering men a free and complete health screening.

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