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May 2015

From Urology Times: Injected TRT earns high marks for safety, effectiveness

By: Arkansas Urology

 

A newly published review suggests that age-related testosterone deficiency treatment with intramuscular injections of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) offers health benefits and lower cardiovascular risk compared to testosterone replacement by patch or gel.

READ: Studies examine risk factors for low, high T

While TRT can result in increased muscle mass and strength, decreased fat mass, and increased bone mineral density, the therapy has known risks. These include the development of polycythemia, decreases in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, breast tenderness and enlargement, and prostate issues.

The authors point out, however, that TRT does not increase prostate cancer risk. And whether TRT hurts, helps, or has no effect on cardiovascular risk remains controversial in the literature.

The University of Florida, Gainesville, researchers who conducted this latest review were among the authors of a previously published study suggesting that oral TRT increases cardiovascular risk, but no significant cardiovascular effects were noted with injected or transdermal TRT (BMC Med 2014; 12:211).

For the current study, which was published online in the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism (April 21, 2015), study authors Stephen E. Borst, PhD, and Joshua F. Yarrow, PhD, reviewed literature indicating “that intramuscular injected TRT produces greater musculoskeletal benefits and lower cardiovascular risk compared to transdermal TRT… We also review the literature discussing the use of 5α-reductase inhibitors as a promising means of improving the safety profile of TRT.”

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According to the authors, for older hypogonadal men, administering TRT by injection, versus orally or transdermally, offers greater musculoskeletal benefits because doses are higher by injection. But while doses are higher when injected, intramuscular TRT might be less likely to result in cardiovascular risks than transdermal TRT. This could be because transdermal testosterone results in greater serum dihydrotestosterone (DHT) elevation, due to significant expression of 5α-reductase in skin—not muscle.

Published April 29, 2015 by Urology Times

 


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February 2015

Welcome, Lindsey Galloway!

By: Arkansas Urology

 

APN joins OUR Center of excellence for women’s & Pelvic Health



LITTLE ROCK (Feb. 27, 2015) –
Lindsey Galloway, R.N., APN, of Little Rock has joined Arkansas Urology at its Little Rock clinic.

A registered nurse and a certified nurse practitioner, Galloway will work in conjunction with Arkansas Urology’s physicians to coordinate comprehensive, quality healthcare in the clinic’s Center of Excellence for Women’s & Pelvic Health.

“APNs are an integral part of the care team here at Arkansas Urology,” said E. Scot Davis, CEO of Arkansas Urology. “With her advanced training and education, Lindsey is licensed to diagnose health issues and prescribe medications. Her skills complement our physicians’ skills and expand our clinic’s capacity to see, treat and heal patients.”

Galloway earned her APN certification and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Central Arkansas at Conway. Galloway is also certified by the American Heart Association in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP), and is a registered Basic Life Support (BLS) instructor.

Prior to joining Arkansas Urology, she was a nurse in the pediatric intensive care and neonatal intensive care units at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

“APNs are becoming more and more critical to the delivery of quality medical care across the industry,” said Dr. Tim Langford, president of Arkansas Urology. “Here at Arkansas Urology, we will continue to expand our team with physicians, APNs, physician assistants, RNs and others who demonstrate the level of compassion, skill and expertise our patients expect from our clinics.”

 


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December 2014

Arkansas Urology only clinic in state offering UroLift tech

By: Arkansas Urology

FDA clears new procedure to relieve life-interrupting enlarged prostate symptoms

Arkansas Urology only clinic in state offering UroLift technology

More than 500 million men in the world have a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) that causes the prostate to enlarge. Nearly half of the men in the U.S. with BPH have symptoms so severe that it disrupts their lives and requires treatment.

The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared a new minimally invasive procedure called UroLift® to help those suffering from the uncomfortable symptoms of BPH. UroLift has minimal downtime, typically doesn’t require a catheter or overnight stay, and preserves sexual function.

Arkansas Urology is the only urology clinic in the state currently offering UroLift to its patients, and its physicians are performing the procedure at St. Vincent and Baptist Health.

“Most patients will find that they have rapid relief from their BPH symptoms following UroLift,” said Dr. Edwin Diaz of Arkansas Urology. “In fact, most patients can see a difference in as little as two weeks post-procedure.”

UroLift is an implant that lifts or holds the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra, according to the manufacturer’s website. “There is no cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue,” the website states. “As a first line treatment for BPH, the UroLift system offers a new option for patients looking for an alternative to drugs or major surgery.”

BPH is a benign (non-cancerous) enlargement of the prostate that occurs as men age; reasons for BPH are not fully understood by the urological community. The enlarged prostate presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms such as a weak or slow urine stream, sense that the bladder cannot completely empty, difficulty or delay in starting urination, urgent feeling of needing to urinate, and a urine stream that stops and starts.

About Arkansas Urology

Arkansas Urology offers the latest innovations in medical technology and surgical techniques to Arkansans with a variety of urological conditions. Arkansas Urology provides services at seven facilities located in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Clinton, El Dorado, Heber Springs and Russellville, as well as at the Advanced Prostate Cancer Center in Little Rock. Arkansas Urology consists of 15 physicians, three physician extenders, and 150 clinical and business staff employees. For more information, call 501-219-8900 or visit our ArkansasUrology.com.

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October 2014

Advanced Practice Nurse joins Arkansas Urology

By: Arkansas Urology

Sam Raney of Roland has joined Arkansas Urology as an Advanced Practice Nurse. With extensive experience in life-threatening illnesses and injuries, Raney will support Arkansas Urology’s physicians in attending to the medical needs of their patients.

“We are happy to have Sam join Arkansas Urology,” said Dr. Tim Langford, president of Arkansas Urology. “His cardiovascular and pulmonary experience is complementary to the talents of our staff.”

Specializing in gerontology and acute care nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Raney has extensive medical emergency experience treating respiratory, pulmonary and cardiovascular illnesses. He also spent several years treating gastrointestinal, urologic, and neurologic traumatic injuries and illnesses at St. Vincent Infirmary.

“To have someone as skilled and focused as Sam is remarkable,” said E. Scot Davis, CEO of Arkansas Urology. “Sam is already making an excellent addition to Arkansas Urology’s brilliant staff.”

About Arkansas Urology

Arkansas Urology offers the latest innovations in medical technology and surgical techniques to Arkansans with a variety of urological conditions. The physicians and professional staff comprise one of the most experienced and respected urological practices in the region. Arkansas Urology treats approximately 60,000 patients per year at seven facilities in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Clinton, El Dorado, Heber Springs and Russellville. Arkansas Urology is made up of 14 physicians, three physician extenders, and 150 clinical and business staff employees.

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September 2014

Little Rock native joins Arkansas Urology

By: Arkansas Urology

LITTLE ROCK (Sept. 29, 2014) – Dr. Taylor Moore has joined Arkansas Urology as a specialist at the North Little Rock clinic. A Little Rock native and Arkansas Baptist graduate, Moore will join Drs. Ron Kuhn and Ed Diaz, along with Jeff Thomas, P.A., practicing at that location.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Moore join Arkansas Urology. He brings with him an unparalleled level of expertise and dedication to the advancement of urological studies,” said Dr. Tim Langford, president of Arkansas Urology. “Dr. Moore is an excellent addition to our already extraordinary team of physicians.”

Moore, who completed his residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, is a member of the American Urologic Association and the American Medical Association. Moore recently presented an abstract for the American Urologic Association’s South Central Section. While at UAMS, he served as chief resident.

“Arkansas Urology is proud to continue to bring new technologies, the best physicians and outstanding service to our patients,” said E. Scot Davis, CEO of Arkansas Urology. “Dr. Taylor Moore is well-trained and will be a great member of the AU family of physicians.”

About Arkansas Urology

Arkansas Urology offers the latest innovations in medical technology and surgical techniques to Arkansans with a variety of urological conditions. The physicians and professional staff compriseone of the most experienced and respected urological practices in the region. Arkansas Urology treats approximately 60,000 patients per year at seven facilities in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Clinton, El Dorado, Heber Springs and Russellville. Arkansas Urology is made up of 14 physicians, three physician extenders, and 150 clinical and business staff employees.

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September 2014

2014 Kickoff to Men’s Health: The Big Screen Event set for Sept. 25

By: Arkansas Urology

Free 100% Men’s Health Screen at Arkansas Urology’s North Little Rock campus

Arkansas Urology and Epoch Men’s Health will observe National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with the 10th annual Kickoff to Men’s Health: The Big Screen Event on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 5-8 p.m. The event will offer men the opportunity to receive a potentially lifesaving preventive screening at Arkansas Urology’s North Little Rock campus, located at 4200 Stockton Drive.

“Each man will receive what we call our FREE “100% Men’s Health” screening,” said Dr. Tim Langford, president of Arkansas Urology. “This typically involves very comprehensive lab work and/or an examination that includes a free prostate exam. We also analyze men’s bodies for potential problems with their heart, blood pressure, metabolism (including diabetes), vitamin and nutrient levels (including Iron, B-12 and D), urinalysis (for dehydration, kidney function and bladder cancer), LH, FSH, hormones (including testosterone, estrogen, thyroid function and prolactin) DNA tests for hypercoagulability, screening for potential internal bleeding and much more.”

New this year, Arkansas Urology and Epoch Men’s Health will be giving away a flat screen TV every 15 minutes to men who register and participate in the screening (about the amount of time for the screen itself). To schedule an appointment, please call 501-219-8900. Screening results may be mailed to participants or you may receive a phone call with specific results from a healthcare provider.

At last year’s event, 373 men were screened for prostate cancer. Of those, 20 were found to have elevated PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels and/or abnormal physical exams. These men have been encouraged to schedule follow-up appointments with their primary-care physicians or urologists.

“Arkansas Urology is dedicated to hosting an annual screening event that will have a positive impact on men’s health outcomes in central Arkansas,” said E. Scot Davis, CEO of Arkansas Urology. “By offering free screenings, we hope to help prevent losing another Arkansan to prostate cancer.”

Learn about this year’s screening event at ArkansasUrology.com or visit EpochMensHealth.com

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September 2014

2014 Kickoff to Men’s Health: The Big Screen Event set for Sept. 9

By: Arkansas Urology

Arkansas Urology and Epoch Men’s Health will observe National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with the 10th annual Kickoff to Men’s Health: The Big Screen Event on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 5-8 p.m. The event will offer men the opportunity to receive a potentially lifesaving preventive screening at Arkansas Urology’s Little Rock campus, located at 1300 Centerview Drive.

Each man will receive what we call our FREE “100% Men’s Health” screening. This typically involves very comprehensive labs and/or an examination that includes a free prostate exam. We also analyze men’s bodies for potential problems with their heart, blood pressure, metabolism (including diabetes), vitamin and nutrient levels (including Iron, B-12 and D), urinalysis (for dehydration, kidney function and bladder cancer) LH, FSH, hormones (including testosterone, estrogen, thyroid function and prolactin) DNA tests for hypercoagulability, screening for potential internal bleeding and much more.

New this year, Arkansas Urology and Epoch Men’s Health will be giving away a flat screen TV every 15 minutes to men who register and participate in the screening (about the amount of time for the screen itself). To schedule an appointment, please call 501-219-8900. Screening results may be mailed to participants or you may receive a phone call with specific results from a healthcare provider.

At last year’s event, 373 men were screened for prostate cancer. Of those, 20 were found to have elevated PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels and/or abnormal physical exams. These men have been encouraged to schedule follow-up appointments with their primary-care physicians or urologists.

“Arkansas Urology is dedicated to hosting an annual screening event that will have a positive impact on men’s health outcomes in central Arkansas,” said Dr. Tim Langford, president of Arkansas Urology. “By offering free screenings, we hope to help prevent losing another Arkansan to prostate cancer.”

Learn about this year’s screening event at ArkansasUrology.com or visit EpochMensHealth.com

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August 2014

Mike Whitfield named as Director of Marketing and Business Development

By: Arkansas Urology

Arkansas Urology, the state’s largest private urology practice, has named Mike Whitfield as director of marketing and business development.

Whitfield comes to Arkansas Urology with more than 15 years of business experience, including president and director of marketing for Dynamic Energy Alliance, owning and managing his home development and furnishings company, as well as most recently developing Epoch Health, a physician-run clinic model designed to help men as young as 29 enjoy an enhanced quality of life through proper health screenings, treatments and lifestyle modifications. Additionally, Whitfield is a director in the Epoch Health Franchise Company.

“Mike was the ideal candidate for us as he brings extensive knowledge of business markets, creative planning and design, as well as an enthusiasm and passion for excellence,” said E. Scot Davis, CEO of Arkansas Urology. “Mike will help bring a higher level of patient satisfaction to Arkansas Urology through redesigned spaces, employee motivation and aesthetically appealing clinic locations. We are excited to have him on board.”

Whitfield has a business administration degree with an emphasis in finance from Henderson State University, where he was an Honors College Graduate.

Whitfield is the founder of Swings for Screens, a nonprofit organization with the mission of providing free prostate screenings for men. Whitfield and his wife, Meredith, live in Conway and have five children.

About Arkansas Urology

Arkansas Urology, the largest urology practice in Arkansas, continues to offer the latest innovations in medical technology and surgical techniques to Arkansans with a variety of urological conditions. The physicians and professional staff comprise one of the most experienced and respected urological practices in the region. Arkansas Urology treats approximately 60,000 patients per year at their 7 facilities located in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Clinton, El Dorado, Heber Springs and Russellville. Arkansas Urology is made up of 13 physicians, 3 physician extenders, and 150 clinical and business staff employees.

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July 2014

Women’s Health a focus of Arkansas Urology

By: Arkansas Urology

Arkansas Urology provides comprehensive treatment services to men and women of all ages. We know that every patient has different needs, but this is particularly important when it comes to women’s health.

For example, about one-third of women will suffer from pelvic prolapse at some point in their lives. This disorder occurs when an organ becomes displaced, or slips down in the body. The pelvic floor muscles normally form a kind of hammock across the pelvic opening to keep the pelvic organs in place. With pelvic prolapse, these muscles weaken or become stretched, causing the organs to “droop.”

While both men and women can experience urinary incontinence, 80 percent of the 17 million affected Americans are women. Urinary incontinence, or uncontrolled urine loss, can occur in women of all ages.

Thirty percent of all men and 40 percent of all women in the U.S. live with overactive bladder symptoms. This occurs when the bladder muscle contracts more often than necessary, even when the bladder isn’t full. This constant contraction causes sudden, overwhelming urges to urinate.

At Arkansas Urology, we have the dedicated staff, state-of-the-art technology and leading-edge procedures to meet the needs of our patients. We strive to ensure that your corrective treatment and recovery will be faster and more comfortable so you can return to the full, satisfying lifestyle you deserve.


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April 2014

Two Arkansas Urology doctors named among this year's "Best Doctors in America"

By: Arkansas Urology

Arkansas Urology is proud to announce that our own Dr. Keith Mooney and Dr. Gail Reede Jones have been named among this year’s “Best Doctors in America.”

Along with all our physicians, they share an unmatched commitment to improving the health of all the patients we serve. And with the addition of Epoch Health, we’re providing more comprehensive care for Arkansas men than ever before.

 

 

 

 

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