Post-Prostatectomy Rehabilitation Improves Men's Natural Sexual Function
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Men's Natural Sexual Function

This year doctors will diagnose nearly 219,000 men with prostate cancer. Many will undergo radical prostatectomy surgery. While radical prostatectomy provides an excellent cure, impotence (erectile dysfunction) is a common side effect. However early, postoperative penile rehabilitation can speed prostatectomy patients' healing, achieve natural erectile function and improve their quality of life.

Studies show that even 24 months after prostate cancer treatment sexual dysfunction was the most important quality of life issue. "Increasingly doctors are finding quality of life issues important in the overall treatment of any disease, including erectile dysfunction," said Dr. Skip Freedman, executive medical director for AllMed Healthcare Management.

Treating erectile dysfunction has changed over the last several years, and can offer men a confusing number of treatment choices. Today treatments can range from vacuum erectile devices, oral drugs and injection therapies to penile prostheses.

Working with postoperative patients, a doctor may choose either single or combined therapies based on a patient's rehabilitation need and lifestyle. "Starting penile rehabilitation early after a prostatectomy prevents tissue damage, or fibrosis, by oxygenating the cavernosa or erectile tissue," said Dr. Freedman.

Doctors commonly prescribe single oral therapies such as 5PDEI, or viagra cialis online pharmacy pharmacy (trade name Viagra). Studies of these drugs show early treatment with 50 to 100 milligrams a day (or every other day) improves sexual function and that higher doses produce better results. There's also a health benefit. Using sildenafil early preserves the smooth muscles in the penis. At 100 milligrams a day, 5PDEI increases the smooth muscle content of the cavernosa. With oral therapies, patients often will accept a lower degree of sexual satisfaction.

After post-radical prostatectomy, vacuum erectile devices (VEDs) or vacuum constriction devices (VCDs) aid earlier recurring erections while preserving the penile length and girth that heightens sexual satisfaction for men and their spouses.

Injecting vaso-active substances, such as alprostadil (Prostaglandin E1, or PGE1), increases blood flow and expands blood tissue vessels. Studies on intracavernous injections of PGE1 show it can prevent long-term postoperative damage by periodically increasing oxygenation of the spongy cavernosa tissue. Intraurethral PGE1 (MUSE, or Medicated Urethral Suppository for Erections) can promote the earlier return of spontaneous erections and sexual activity.

Intracavernous PGE1 or VCDs are best used during the first postoperative months, because they allow sexual activity to begin earlier and facilitate long-term healing. However, because of the postoperative nerve damage (neuropraxia), 5PDE1 medications are rarely successful in producing erections. In time, their efficacy improves, however.

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Here's a round up of just a few of the spot illustrations I've been fortunate to produce for Men's Health UK throughout the latter part of 2010, I've been very slow in putting these up (no surprises there!)

The image above is the most recent from the 'Snack Off' series (*see older posts for more!) and unfortunately probably last, as I think the section has been killed, which is a shame 'cos i've had a ball producing these images for Rob and Graeme at the mag.

Still I think we went out on a high; they wanted something for Oats vs Eggs, and asked me if I had any ideas kicking around; so I suggested Oats Ghostbuster vs Ghost Egg.. I think the fellas there trust me now and so let me roll with it.

Strangely enough the Oaty Ghostbuster, which i'd have assumed would be difficult proved in fact to come very smoothly, the Eggy Ghost however proved tricky; originally it was just a random Ghost with two yolks for eyes; but was given the thumbs down for being too cartoony.

"How about an Eggy Slimer?" suggested AD Rob Milton. Genius!, D'oh why didn't I think of that.. so I drew a yellow/yolky slimer at the request of Rob, however this got turned down on the basis of it not looking "eggy" enough, this was replaced with a fried egg version, which while not being turned down had to be tweaked, I moved the yolk further up into the centre of the body and then had to give it a more subtle yolk, more poachy (that's a word!) than yellow fried.

Still while I may prefer the original yellow yolky Slimer, I can't fault the alterations we made as I was very happy when I saw the printed result!

Here's the second to last of the 'Snack Off' illos; Venison vs Beef in the shape of Mods vs Rockers, Rob's idea this one and a great one too! I decided to put them on bikes, really enjoyable an smooth one this.

Brocolli vs Cabbage, in the form of McEnro vs Bjorn Borg, I had trouble with my Cabbage Borg, I was a little unfamiliar with the Cabbage texture and trying to marry that to Bjorn's angular features, the orignal head was scrapped for not looking Cabbagey enough... I came up with this replacement very quickly, which I like, but had I more time then I would have slightly resized his proportions to match Brocolli McEnroe and gave him a cabbage beard to finish him off.

Here are some military style badges I came up with for a army fitness training supplement for the magazine, these are only small, but were really enjoyable to do. I think people see some of the more complex and intricate images I produce, and then forget about me for these smaller icon based images, but the reality is I'd love to do more icon and infographic stuff to run alongside my other work.

Coming up soon, so watch this space over the next few days are some of that more detailed stuff I was talking about, in fact they're quite epic!

Kellan Lutz Covers Men's Health
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Kellan Lutz goes shirtless for Men’s Health. The Twilight star shares his ab secrets in the August 2010 issue of the fitness magazin. Kellan Lutz's abs epiphany came during an eighth-grade graduation party at a water park. "Before then, I never knew abs were attractive," he says. "Where I grew up in Arizona, you would never see anyone without a shirt on at school. But when I took off my shirt, all the girls were, like, 'Oh, look at your abs!' And I was, like, 'Yeah!'"



Men’s Health has released a video of Kellan Lutz’s photo shoot for the cover of the August 2010 issue. Watch him share his workout tips:




Masters in Emergency Medicine International
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Max Emergency cheap cialis Department is pleased to announce the launch of Master’s in Emergency Medicine, MEM (International). Emergency Medicine (EM) is a relatively new specialty within medicine that is expanding at a phenomenal pace throughout the globe. Within the international community, leaders in medicine, health economics, public health, and government have recognized the need to develop systems that respond to acute medical and surgical emergencies, and emergency medicine is the unique discipline and independent specialty with a unique body of knowledge to respond to these life-threatening events. Many countries have already recognized the specialty of EM and offer specific training programs to develop a cadre of physicians with the knowledge and skills to care for patients presenting with emergent medical problems. India has initiated a few training programs at a limited number of institutions, but an enormous critical need still exists to train many more Emergency Physicians for the nation’s large demand for these healthcare providers.

Max Healthcare (MAX) has recognized the need to train highly-skilled physicians to treat patients presenting with acute medical conditions. The Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine (RRIEM) at the George Washington University have partnered together with the medical faculty at MAX to launch a 3-year Post Graduate Program in Emergency Medicine ( MEM- International ). The two institutions will train up to 12 fellows per year, and they will prepare these fellows to practice in the complex and challenging arena of emergency medicine at the highest levels.

Through an on-going presence of faculty from RRIEM at MAX, the fellows will have continuous guidance and education in the specific topics and skills that constitute the field of emergency medicine. The faculty will provide lectures, seminars, simulations, and clinical teaching to the fellows. The quality of the education programs will be maintained through continuous assessments of the fellows, the faculty, and the overall fellowship program.

The Three Year Post Graduate Program in Emergency Medicine will place MAX at the forefront of emergency medicine in India, and it will prepare a new generation of leaders in medicine who will expand the field of Emergency Medicine throughout India.
The course will commence from july 1st 2010.Brochure and application will available in Max Healthcare Website ( www. maxhealthcare.com ) shortly
Clinical Rotation of the program:
Year I:
• Emergency Department (7 months)
• Research/Ortho procedures & wound care(2wk/2wk)
• Peds (1 month)
• ICU (1 month)
• CCU (1 month)
• Anesthesia (1 month)

Year II:
• Emergency Department (7 months)
• Research/elective (2wks/2wks)
• ICU (1 month)
• OB/Gyn (1 month)
• Trauma (1 month)
• Peds (1 month)
Year III:
• Emergency Department (7 months)
• Research/elective (2wk/2wk)
• ICU (1 month)
• PICU/NICU (1 month)
• Trauma (1 month)
• USA ( 1month)/ or elective

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Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day.

  • Divorce and death of a spouse frequently have long-term negative consequences for health, even in people who remarry. People who were divorced or widowed were 20% more likely to have heart disease, diabetes, cancer http://bit.ly/3nko5A

  • Higher speed limits led to about 12,500 more deaths on US roads between 1995 and 2005. In 1974, Maximum Speed Law put a 55 mph speed limit on all interstate roads - led to 16.4% drop in car crash mortality http://bit.ly/4ryZS7
  • NIH stopped a trial of sildenafil (Viagra) in sickle cell patients with pulmonary HTN due to serious medical problems. "30% of sickle cell disease patients develop pulmonary hypertension, which can kill them suddenly" http://bit.ly/Wp6lu -- Sildenafil works in symptomatic pulmonary arterial hypertension according to a 2005 NEJM study http://bit.ly/SRcGE - but this trial was in sickle cell disease patients. There is another ongoing study: Sildenafil for Treatment of Priapism in Men With Sickle Cell Anemia http://bit.ly/2sNt0Z

  • WHO: Tanning Beds Cause Melanoma, moved UV tanning beds to its highest cancer risk category -"carcinogenic to humans" http://bit.ly/mZA6A

  • Early review by a respiratory physician leads to a shorter length of stay in non-severe community-acquired pneumonia http://bit.ly/ulezb

  • Jen McCabe Gorman shares her experience on YouTube as she opens her genetic profile results from 23andMe http://bit.ly/NwYY

  • PubMed: The commonest reason for inserting foreign bodies http://bit.ly/1bbFcE

  • CSF biomarkers for Alzheimer’s: A42, T-tau, P-tau (amyloid1-42, total tau protein, tau phosphorylated position 181 threonine)

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain

Health News of the Day
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Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day.

  • Divorce and death of a spouse frequently have long-term negative consequences for health, even in people who remarry. People who were divorced or widowed were 20% more likely to have heart disease, diabetes, cancer http://bit.ly/3nko5A

  • Higher speed limits led to about 12,500 more deaths on US roads between 1995 and 2005. In 1974, Maximum Speed Law put a 55 mph speed limit on all interstate roads - led to 16.4% drop in car crash mortality http://bit.ly/4ryZS7
  • NIH stopped a trial of sildenafil (Viagra) in sickle cell patients with pulmonary HTN due to serious medical problems. "30% of sickle cell disease patients develop pulmonary hypertension, which can kill them suddenly" http://bit.ly/Wp6lu -- Sildenafil works in symptomatic pulmonary arterial hypertension according to a 2005 NEJM study http://bit.ly/SRcGE - but this trial was in sickle cell disease patients. There is another ongoing study: Sildenafil for Treatment of Priapism in Men With Sickle Cell Anemia http://bit.ly/2sNt0Z

  • WHO: Tanning Beds Cause Melanoma, moved UV tanning beds to its highest cancer risk category -"carcinogenic to humans" http://bit.ly/mZA6A

  • Early review by a respiratory physician leads to a shorter length of stay in non-severe community-acquired pneumonia http://bit.ly/ulezb

  • Jen McCabe Gorman shares her experience on YouTube as she opens her genetic profile results from 23andMe http://bit.ly/NwYY

  • PubMed: The commonest reason for inserting foreign bodies http://bit.ly/1bbFcE

  • CSF biomarkers for Alzheimer’s: A42, T-tau, P-tau (amyloid1-42, total tau protein, tau phosphorylated position 181 threonine)

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain

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