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  • Tsambaos D, Georgiou S, Monastirli A, et al [Univ of Patras, Greece, Heinrich -Heine Univ, Dusseldorf, Germany]


    Treatment of Condylomata Acuminata with Oral Isotretinoin


    J Urol 158: 1810-1812, 1997

       


    Many patients object to local therapy of this disorder; hence isotretinoin a synthetic retinoid with immunomodulatory effects was given in a dose of 1mgm/kg/day orally for 3 months to 56 men. No placebo control was used. 53 subjects were followed up. 40% had complete clearance and 13% a partial response. 47% were non-responsive to treatment. Side effects of treatment were within an acceptable range.

       

  • Stringer WW, Berezovskaya M, O’Brien WA, et al [Harbor-Univ of California, Los Angeles Med Ctr. Torrance]


    The Effect of Exercise Training on Aerobic Fitness, Immune Indices, and Quality of Life in HIV+ Patients 


    Med Sci Sports Exerc 30: 11-16, 1998

       


    As the effects of regular aerobic exercises on the progression of HIV infection is not known the present study was undertaken in individuals with intermediate-stage disease. A non-exercising control was kept. Evaluation included aerobic fitness, immune indices and quality of life. Average age of the group comprising 34 individuals was 36 years. Eight of these left the programme.

        


    Over a period of 39 months quality of life aerobic function and exercise tolerance improved. It is important to note that deterioration was not noticed.

        

  • Urinary Tract Infection


    Kaplan RE, Springate JE, Feld LG [ State Univ of New York, Buffalo; Children’s Hosp, Buffalo, NY]


    Screening Dipstick Urinalysis : A Time to Change


    Pediatrics 100: 919-921,1997

      

    To detect urinary tract infection a dipstick test was advised for infants, children, and adolescents. Because of the false positive results and high cost arising out of repeated examinations, the authors suggest that the test be carried out only once at school entry age.

  • Michielsen
    WJS, Geurs FJC, Verschraegen GLC, et al [ Univ Hosp,
    De Pintelaan, Belgium

    A
    Simple and Efficient Urine Sampling Method for
    Bacteriological Examination in Elderly Women

    Age
    Ageing 26: 493-495, 1997

        

    Three
    alternatives are available for collecting urine to
    diagnose urinary tract infection, a midstream,
    catheter, and by suprapubic puncture. The last is
    regarded as the best. Catheterization is painful,
    resented and requires time.

      


    This
    article compares the results of cleaning the vulva
    and using a sterile container placed in the bed pan
    of the patient or in the toilet, with suprapubic
    puncture collections. 
    The subjects had an average age of 81 years.
    58 were studied. Infection was discovered in 13 of
    the suprapubic group and 17 of the other.

      

    Despite
    the small number, the article points out that an
    invasive procedure can be avoided

        




 

 

Speciality Spotlight

 

 

Infectious Diseases
  

  • Tsambaos D, Georgiou S, Monastirli A, et al [Univ of Patras, Greece, Heinrich -Heine Univ, Dusseldorf, Germany]
    Treatment of Condylomata Acuminata with Oral Isotretinoin
    J Urol 158: 1810-1812, 1997
       
    Many patients object to local therapy of this disorder; hence isotretinoin a synthetic retinoid with immunomodulatory effects was given in a dose of 1mgm/kg/day orally for 3 months to 56 men. No placebo control was used. 53 subjects were followed up. 40% had complete clearance and 13% a partial response. 47% were non-responsive to treatment. Side effects of treatment were within an acceptable range.
       

  • Stringer WW, Berezovskaya M, O’Brien WA, et al [Harbor-Univ of California, Los Angeles Med Ctr. Torrance]
    The Effect of Exercise Training on Aerobic Fitness, Immune Indices, and Quality of Life in HIV+ Patients 
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 30: 11-16, 1998
       
    As the effects of regular aerobic exercises on the progression of HIV infection is not known the present study was undertaken in individuals with intermediate-stage disease. A non-exercising control was kept. Evaluation included aerobic fitness, immune indices and quality of life. Average age of the group comprising 34 individuals was 36 years. Eight of these left the programme.
        
    Over a period of 39 months quality of life aerobic function and exercise tolerance improved. It is important to note that deterioration was not noticed.
        

  • Urinary Tract Infection
    Kaplan RE, Springate JE, Feld LG [ State Univ of New York, Buffalo; Children’s Hosp, Buffalo, NY]
    Screening Dipstick Urinalysis : A Time to Change
    Pediatrics 100: 919-921,1997
      
    To detect urinary tract infection a dipstick test was advised for infants, children, and adolescents. Because of the false positive results and high cost arising out of repeated examinations, the authors suggest that the test be carried out only once at school entry age.

  • Michielsen WJS, Geurs FJC, Verschraegen GLC, et al [ Univ Hosp, De Pintelaan, Belgium
    A Simple and Efficient Urine Sampling Method for Bacteriological Examination in Elderly Women
    Age Ageing 26: 493-495, 1997
        
    Three alternatives are available for collecting urine to diagnose urinary tract infection, a midstream, catheter, and by suprapubic puncture. The last is regarded as the best. Catheterization is painful, resented and requires time.
      
    This article compares the results of cleaning the vulva and using a sterile container placed in the bed pan of the patient or in the toilet, with suprapubic puncture collections.  The subjects had an average age of 81 years. 58 were studied. Infection was discovered in 13 of the suprapubic group and 17 of the other.
      
    Despite the small number, the article points out that an invasive procedure can be avoided
        

 

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