SANTA ROSA, California (PRWEB) February 23, 2014
HIFU technology achieves pinpoint accuracy using an acoustic scalpel that destroys prostate cancer, while sparing healthy tissue and preserving nerves, urine flow and erectile function in a majority of cases compared with traditional procedures.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of HIFU is expected following a study involving 100 men with prostate cancer recurrence after radiation. HIFU is eradicating cancer in 70 to 72 percent of these cases, compared with cryosurgery (freezing) that historically cures about 40 percent. HIFU success rates are higher in men with previously untreated cancer. The next step will be to seek a U.S. extension of the new HIFU process to non-radiation patients.
Twenty years ago I attended a lecture sponsored by the American Urological Association telling us that HIFU would be the future for our profession. Now we are on the brink of seeing this procedure accepted, said Dr. Lazar, an adult and pediatric urology specialist with Northern California Medical Associates, and principal of California HIFU with offices located at 1140 Sonoma Avenue, Suite A, in Santa Rosa.
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men behind lung cancer. The American Cancer Society estimated that about 238,590 new cases of prostate cancer would be diagnosed in 2013 and about 29,720 men would die of this disease. Approximately one man in six will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, and one in 36 will die as a result. Prostate cancer is rare before age 40. The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 67.
The oncological results for HIFU are broadly comparable to radical surgery or radiation but the side effects are less, especially with regard to incontinence and erectile dysfunction. There is almost no pain or blood loss. The treatment is quick and virtually painless following spinal or general anesthesia that wears off in just a few hours, Dr. Lazar said. If the procedure is performed in the morning, a patient is typically up and around by dinnertime and can often return to normal activity within a few days without the use of pain killers.
Temple Smith, one of Dr. Lazars patients, knew that prostate cancer ran in his family. His uncle died of it and his twin brother also had it. His brother underwent a prostatectomy that kept him in bed three to four days, and today he is incontinent.
When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I had the HIFU procedure. Last October marked my fifth anniversary after having this treatment and there has been no cancer recurrence. If you have prostate cancer and the resources to get the HIFU treatment get it done, Mr. Smith said.
According to Dr. Lazar, HIFU is the only non-radiation technology that requires no direct contact with the target organ while accurately zeroing-in on selected portions or destroying the entire gland. No other form of treatment gives a surgeon such precise control without damaging surrounding tissue aided by simultaneous ultrasound visual tracking.
Other prostate cancer treatment options include radical surgery, radiation, hormonal and chemo/immunotherapy. Besides the usual risks of incontinence and erectile dysfunction, radiation can cause chromosomal changes that result in cancer of the bladder and rectum.
Dr. Lazar has performed approximately 100 successful HIFH procedures on patients who volunteer to fly south of the border. Most months for the past seven years I have traveled to Puerto Vallarta for a long weekend of outpatient procedures at a U.S. Joint Commission approved bilingual hospital. I also serve as an HIFU instructor, am one of three FDA study proctors and have aided other doctors who have treated over 200 patients to date.
In the Western Hemisphere, the HIFU procedure is also conducted in Bermuda, Canada, Cancun and Nassau. Some 15 years of data have been compiled from Japan, 10-12 years from the UK/Germany/Italy, and nine years from Canada focusing on the HIFU procedure and results.
Another patient of Dr. Lazar is San Francisco business owner Harlow Plimpton, who had the HIFU procedure in 2011. Before the therapy my PSA level was between 6 and 7. Following the treatment my PSA dropped to 0.1. I did not experience any side effects or incontinence. I went to the Puerto Vallarta clinic at 7:30 a.m. and walked out three to four hours later to tour the city. The doctors offered me Cialis and Viagra, but I didnt need it. Since then Ive been looking for a downside, but frankly, I havent found any.
The HIFU procedure costs approximately $ 25,000, compared with robotic prostatectomy and some forms of radiation therapy that can range in cost from $ 40,000 to $ 60,000. While a few U.S. insurance companies have covered HIFU, coverage is sporadic at this time.
Within the U.S., the American Medical Association creates Current Procedural Terminology codes (CPT) for doctors to use for billing and insurance purposes. As yet, no CPT code has been established for HIFU. Meanwhile I tell my patients the cost is like buying a car, and many take out a home equity loan which may be tax deductible,” Dr. Lazar said.
Dr. Lazar has been certified by SonaCare Medical, LLC, a global leader in minimally invasive HIFU technologies, based in Charlotte, North Carolina. SonaCare Medical, through its subsidiary Focus Surgery, Inc., of Indianapolis, manufactures HIFU systems, such as Sonablate
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 08, 2014
The prescription drug safety center DrugNews.net has added new research information to the site for patients who have taken popular erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra. A recent European study shows a high percentage of erectile dysfunction drug use is not prescribed*.
This follows another recent study showing men whod taken a popular ED drug had a higher rate of skin cancer**.
DrugNews was created to provide the latest on prescription drug recalls, safety alerts, research and litigation news to those patients using these products. Visitors can recognize potential dangers, see if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.
Viagra, or sildenafil, has been taken by an estimated 23 million men worldwide since it was introduced in 1998***.
In a recent study published by the American Medical Association, researchers found those who have taken the drug have a 84% higher occurrence rate of melanoma**. Researchers tracking over 25,000 men noted higher melanoma rates with the drug regardless of skin cancer family histories, UV light exposure where patients lived, or whether they had other kinds of cancer***.
Now, DrugNews has learned of a new study from the Netherlands that found as much as 60% of sildenafil found in sewer systems was unaccounted for by prescription, and may be from illicit or non-prescription use*.
Lawyers are investigating claims for those diagnosed with melanoma after taking an erectile dysfunction drug. Anyone affected is urged to visit DrugNews or speak with a lawyer about their legal options. DrugNews only recommends lawyers who have already handled ED skin cancer lawsuits.
For more information on the research, side effects and litigation news related to erectile dysfunction drugs and skin cancer, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.DrugNews.net.
*British Medical Journal, 7/2/14; bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g4317
**JAMA, 4/7/14; http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1857095
***NBC News, 4/7/14; nbcnews.com/health/health-news/viagra-may-boost-risk-deadly-skin-cancer-study-finds-n73976; 4/4/13; nbcnews.com/id/8004291/ns/health-mens_health/t/blindness-noted-men-using-impotence-drugs/#.U4yQWyhwGfQ
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(PRWEB) May 01, 2014
Two new sites have launched to address mens questions when it comes to low testosterone and erectile dysfunction: TestosteroneNYC.com and NJTestosterone.com.
The sites were founded by Dr. Muhammad Mirza, a health practitioner in the New York and New Jersey area, and are designed to be a resource for men with low testosterone and erectile dysfunction. In his experience, men with these conditions can find it difficult and embarrassing to talk about, but they definitely have a lot of questions about the disorders and treatment options that are available.
These new sites feature thorough and well-research blogs that cover topics related to low testosterone, erectile dysfunction and other male reproductive problems. These topics include medical and naturopathic treatment options for men with low testosterone levels and erectile dysfunction, and answers to more general mens sexual health and reproductive questions. The sites also break down the medical definition of low testosterone, signs, symptoms and risks, in the hopes to become a standard resource for men with low testosterone and sexual health dysfunctions.
Residents of New York and New Jersey can also use the site to book an appointment with Dr. Mirza to get tested and to discuss treatment options.
About TestosteroneNYC.com and NJTestosterone.com:
TestosteroneNYC.com and NJTestosterone.com are dedicated to eliminating the privacy concerns associated with seeking help for erectile dysfunction by providing a confidential and professional resource with educational and accurate medical information. In addition to its informative online content, the site also offers clinical services and cosmetic treatments to those in the New York and New Jersey area. For more information, or to book an appointment, please contact +1-973-493-7607.
McLean, Va (PRWEB) June 27, 2014
Obsidian Mens Health cofounders Shane Geib, M.D. and Marc Richman, M.D. urologists with more than 30 years combined experience, both board-certified by the American Board of Urology are proud to announce Sexual Health Optimization, a revolutionary approach to treating mens sexual health that proactively addresses a mans desired performance level before dysfunction arises.
Traditionally, physicians have focused on treating acute illness and chronic disease. An emerging model instead emphasizes a preventive approach, but the broader medical community continues to adhere to the traditional method when it comes to mens sexual health. According to this model, men must be experiencing some type of sexual dysfunction before they can be considered candidates for professional help. Yet conceptions of normal sexual function vary widely among both physicians and their patients.
Sexual Health Optimization makes use of modern medicine to promote improved sexual performance in men proactively. Obsidians approach is holistic, focusing first on maximizing a mans overall health by mitigating risk factors and identifying any underlying conditions that pose a threat to sexual function. Our urologists then employ the latest medical therapies hormone replacement, erectile-dysfunction and premature-ejaculation treatments, among others to help men and their partners achieve ideal sexual performance.
Obsidian Mens Health coined the term Sexual Health Optimization because we feel that normal sexual function needs to be defined by men and their partners, not solely by their physicians, Dr. Richman says. Obsidian helps men and their partners achieve peak performance safely and effectively using treatments historically reserved for men with sexual dysfunction.
Before proceeding to any medical therapy, Obsidians urologists work to optimize a patients overall health in the interest of helping him achieve his full sexual potential. This includes risk-factor reduction and laboratory tests to identify any condition that might be impairing sexual function. Obsidian also screens for urologic conditions, such as testosterone deficiency or prostate cancer, that might negatively affect sexual performance.
Some men might desire to have more sex, have a greater sex drive or be able to last longer during sex, Dr. Geib says. We can help them do just that. The true benefit of Obsidian is that our care is provided by urologists who focus strictly on mens sexual health.
About Obsidian Mens Health
Obsidian is a new kind of practice one dedicated solely to mens sexual health, in an environment designed with luxury, privacy and unfettered access to your physician in mind. Shane Geib, M.D. and Marc Richman, M.D. have more than 30 years of combined experience helping men and their partners achieve and maintain a healthy sex life. They founded Obsidian Mens Health in Tysons Corner to provide men with a place to attain sexual and overall wellness in an uncompromised, relaxed, secure setting.
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Lou Dobbs talks about Obama's mistakes
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Paulo Futre Performs Genital Football in World's Strangest Advert
Former West Ham and Atletico Madrid winger Paulo Futre may have found his calling as the face of erectile dysfunction pills. The 48-year-old Portuguese man stars in a bizarre, creepy, now-banned-in-Portugal advert for the Viagra-like pill Libidium Fast.
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Pfizer beats estimates as Viagra loses patent protections
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Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) February 14, 2014
Honey Gifts Canada now exclusively offers Forta (an excellent Adult Gift), the popular natural instant libido booster, for their customers on Valentines Day. It is free of all the side effects of Viagra and can be used as its substitute.
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Forta for Women has been developed for women suffering from low libido, lack of sexual appetite, dryness and for those having a hard time achieving orgasm. It may simply work to enhance womens sexual encounters, by intensifying orgasms, and sensitivity. It is an excellent example of one of the many adult gifts available at Honey Gifts Canada.
Forta for Women is a specially formulated instant female libido booster. The product is formulated with pure ingredients, designed to work naturally with a womans body to increase desire, orgasms and sexual appetite. Forta for Women does more than boost desire and improve physical performance; it also has positive effects on the spleen, lungs and kidneys and also reinforces vital essence. Taking the product 45 minutes prior to any sexual activity will increase a persons response time, sensitivity, and
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