Am J Clin Nutr 2010; 1769-76.”
“Introduction “”Mixed incontinence”" is defined as a combination of stress and urge symptoms. Over time, it has morphed into a single entity, encompassing etiology and treatment. My perspectives are: (a) Stress incontinence (SI) and urge incontinence (UI) are different symptoms with often different anatomical causation and so should be treated separately; (b) It is illogical to group urgency with SI. Urgency may also be associated with frequency, nocturia, abnormal emptying and pelvic pain in patients with no SI (“”posterior fornix syndrome”"); and (c) There is growing evidence that urgency may be cured by surgical correction
of a cystocele LY2606368 solubility dmso and/or apical prolapse in up to 80% of patients who do not have SI. In this anatomical context, sensory urgency, urge incontinence and urodynamic detrusor overactivity may all be hypothesized as different manifestations of a prematurely activated micturition reflex, caused by a lax vagina’s inability to support bladder base
stretch receptors. This statement can be tested with a simple clinical test, “”simulated operations”", whereby digitally supporting in turn the midurethra, bladder base and posterior vaginal fornix may cause a significant decrease in the urgency felt by the patient.
Conclusions The term “”mixed incontinence”" is only valid if both symptoms are caused by a lax pubourethral ligament. However, urgency may be caused by laxity in other parts of the vagina. Regarding stress and urge as separate entities
will remove the confusion resulting from this definition, creating new directions for science and therapy.”
“Background: It has been suggested that the inverse Selleckchem GW4869 association between alcohol and type 2 diabetes could be 4SC-202 solubility dmso explained by moderate drinkers’ healthier lifestyles.
Objective: We studied whether moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes in adults with combined low-risk lifestyle behaviors.
Design: We prospectively examined 35,625 adults of the Dutch European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC-NL) cohort aged 20-70 y, who were free of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer at baseline (1993-1997). In addition to moderate alcohol consumption (women: 5.0-14.9 g/d; men: 5.0-29.9 g/d), we defined low-risk categories of 4 lifestyle behaviors: optimal weight [body mass index (in kg/m(2)) <25], physically active (>= 30 min of physical activity/d), current nonsmoker, and a healthy diet [upper 2 quintiles of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet].
Results: During a median of 10.3 y, we identified 796 incident cases of type 2 diabetes. Compared with teetotalers, hazard ratios of moderate alcohol consumers for risk of type 2 diabetes in low-risk lifestyle strata after multivariable adjustments were 0.35 (95% Cl: 0.17, 0.72) when of a normal weight, 0.65 (95% Cl: 0.46, 0.91) when physically active, 0.54 (95% Cl: 0.41, 0.71) when nonsmoking, and 0.57 (95% Cl: 0.