Recently, at a Pfizer-sponsored continuing medical education event, Dr Steven Kaplan updated Malaysian healthcare professionals on some of the recent clinical advances in the management of male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).
In the practice of sexual medicine, the goal of the treating physician is to help the patient (or the couple) return to satisfactory sexual relations. Healthy sexual activity is important, and many, including the elderly population, report of regular sexual activity.1,2 Erectile dysfunction is an important aspect of sexual health that often goes undetected. Crucial barriers to ED discussion in the clinic are patients’ embarrassment or reluctance to discuss the condition and the lack of knowledge or training on the physicians’ side.3
Men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are also found to be suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED), and studies show tadalafil 5 milligram once daily is safe and effective for the treatment of both LUTS due to benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) plus coexisting ED.
During the Pharmacy Academy: The Pharmacist’s Role in Improving Patient Care held in Kuala Lumpur on the 8th of August, 2014, various expert speakers presented practical information and gave useful tips that pharmacists can use for their role in patient care.
Urinary stone disease is a common medical condition. Patients with acute stone disease may need admission to hospital for analgesia, intravenous hydration and, in some cases, decompression of the obstructed kidney. Those with non-acute disease should be followed up with serial imaging studies.