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Uro Flash Vol-2 No-2, 2014

Uro Flash Vol-2 No-2, 2014

Introduction Acute urinary retention (AUR) represents the most common urological emergency characterized by intense suprapubic discomfort and a sudden and painful inability to urinate despite having a full urinary bladder.1-2-3      In practice, the condition is more common in men than women, by 13:1, and most frequently occurs in elderly men with underlying obstruction attributable to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH); often precipitated by factors inhibiting bladder contractility or increasing bladder outlet resistance.4
Lower UTI-an overview Inflammation of the lower urinary tract is a frequent event in the population, wherein a urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most prominent identifiable cause in both general and specialist urology clinical practice.1  -  3   UTIs are in fact considered to be the most common bacterial infections, affecting an estimated 150 million individuals annually; though, data on the true impact of UTIs in the developing world might be limited.4   The incidence of UTI increases with age.5  -  6  Women are affected more than men for reasons related to anatomical differences in the urogenital tract; except in around 60 years and above when…