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by Hepcat
Wed Jan 15, 2003 4:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prostatic reflux
Replies: 18
Views: 718

Well, as to the nuclide scan I was suggesting that the patient void his bladder to minimize the contribution of external counts. A lead shield could also be used as it is in many procedures, placed over the bladder. However, I'm told that to get a planar image, the positioning would be hard to get. ...
by Hepcat
Tue Jan 14, 2003 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prostatic reflux
Replies: 18
Views: 718

Prostatic reflux

Chatted with a radiologist buddy of mine this morning. I posed the question to him whether an appropriately collimated radionuclide scan such as Tc99mDTPA could be used to assess prostatic reflux in-situ. He felt it might be possible, but would be fairly crude. More reasonable he offered, was to use...
by Hepcat
Tue Jan 14, 2003 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Working out/Fitness with CPPS
Replies: 17
Views: 1082

I work out 4 times a week, on treadmill for 30 min at 80% max HR (VERY hard workout, too hard in fact, but still tuning) and weights for about 20 mins. So far the only things that have caused me grief are: Ab workouts:Even after 10 or so crunches/situps, whatever for the next two days I have ab, pel...
by Hepcat
Tue Jan 14, 2003 6:26 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Schaeffer's Editorial 2003
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

IMHO: Adam is correct when he suggests that both clinical and basic research must be pursued concurrently. A summary, if perhaps a bit trivializing, statement may also be presented like this: You cannot know what basic science to pursue without clinical findings and you cannot interpret clinical fin...
by Hepcat
Tue Jan 14, 2003 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For Those Men Who Never Seem to Get Better
Replies: 6
Views: 472

FITC: Well, all I can do is speak for myself, but also nearly went nutters when I first got this. I think I've offered this sentiment before. I also read with horror what the current state of knowledge was an what the outcomes were. Only, it was more poignant because I had the background to understa...
by Hepcat
Sat Jan 11, 2003 8:19 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: New Supplement on Prostatitis in "Urology"
Replies: 3
Views: 1344

This last abstract is interesting. Thats exactly what our group did (produce a precise consesus paper amongst recognized leaders in the field). I can tell you that once a disease entity has been established and verified by published peer consensus, doors open and money starts flowing. Thats one obje...
by Hepcat
Sat Jan 11, 2003 6:32 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: NIH initiates push for autoimmune research
Replies: 1
Views: 733

NIH initiates push for autoimmune research

NIH have allocated $609 million for autoimmune research in 2003 adding over $200 million more than in 2000. While CP/CPPS isn't explicetly listed of course, many disorders that have been proposed as hosting similar mechanisms are. The press release can found on the the NIH home page with a detailed ...
by Hepcat
Sat Jan 11, 2003 3:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accupuncture prior to CP/CPPS?
Replies: 2
Views: 209

No, but I did get it immediately after I started getting symptoms. Apparently my Qi was blocked along my stomach meridian. Gave it 4 sessions by a highly regarded practioner (in fact, the referral was from an experimental psychologist professor emeriti, a highly skeptical man). I was also offered so...
by Hepcat
Fri Jan 10, 2003 4:16 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Category IV Prostatitis
Replies: 12
Views: 2290

Luckily my current position allows me access to all Blackwell e-journals, so I was able to read the entire paper. Categorization was based on current EPS and subjects were not excluded by previous diagnoses as far as I can tell. Far more ominous however is the question of whether increased PSA in pr...
by Hepcat
Fri Jan 10, 2003 2:57 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Category IV Prostatitis
Replies: 12
Views: 2290

The fact remains that one third of all men show inflammation in their EPS, and never get CPPS. Actually, unless your aware of a longitudinal study that demonstrated this point, all we know is that 1/3 of all men show inflammation in their EPS. As far as I can tell, no group has been followed for ve...
by Hepcat
Thu Jan 09, 2003 10:55 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Category IV Prostatitis
Replies: 12
Views: 2290

Hrm. Well, I don't know what the selection criteria were for the candidates, but wouldn't a IIIa in symptomatic remission essentially be a class IV? And, almost certainly if inflammation is present, but asymptomatic, one would think they might be on the threshold at least of becoming so? ie. Perhaps...
by Hepcat
Thu Jan 09, 2003 9:53 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Schaeffer's Editorial 2003
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

Well, it seems the verdicts are in. So where will the focus shift next do you think? Pelvic neuropathic disease? Autoimmune disorders? Do we forgo the prostate as culprit in type IIIB/CPPS and start looking at the surrounding anatomy for clues? In my case at least, I'm betting on a neuropathic probl...
by Hepcat
Thu Jan 09, 2003 9:36 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Category IV Prostatitis
Replies: 12
Views: 2290

If I understand correctly, assuming the sample represented a truly random sample of the population, 1/3 men have asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis?

Holy cow!

Wonder how many of those eventually shift (back?) into the IIIA category?
by Hepcat
Thu Jan 09, 2003 8:53 pm
Forum: Diet & Allergies
Topic: Spicey Food
Replies: 8
Views: 1478

No offense Mark, but thats a nearly 20 y/o reference :P The dosing isn't indicated, so we have no idea whether a bowl chli for eg. has sufficient amounts of Capsaicin to do much of anything at all. Certainly anything so potent as to cause a 50% loss of substance P must either be dosed in large quant...
by Hepcat
Thu Jan 09, 2003 7:00 pm
Forum: Diet & Allergies
Topic: Spicey Food
Replies: 8
Views: 1478

Not sure if you are referring to capsaicin or not, but it has a huge amount of literature demonstrating analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. That's not say it couldn't also act as an irritant (as it clearly does in mucous membranes) but this certainly adds to the context specific discussion o...