Asian Journal of Research and Reports in Urology http://journalajrru.com/index.php/AJRRU <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Research and Reports in&nbsp;Urology</strong>&nbsp;aims to publish&nbsp;high-quality&nbsp;papers related to all aspects of&nbsp;Urology.&nbsp;The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><img src="/public/site/images/sciencedomain/free-sign.gif" width="72" height="29"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Publication Charge: FREE</strong>. All the manuscripts submitted within this month will be published free of cost. There is no publication charge for this month.&nbsp;</p> en-US contact@journalajrru.com (Asian Journal of Research and Reports in Urology) contact@journalajrru.com (Asian Journal of Research and Reports in Urology) Mon, 26 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 3.1.1.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Retained Urethral Catheter: Novel Method of Removal Using Trans-rectal Ultrasound Guidance http://journalajrru.com/index.php/AJRRU/article/view/30092 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Background: </strong>Urethral catheterization is a common procedure in medical practice. Retention of urethral catheter due to inability to deflate the balloon can be a distressing complication for the patient on prolonged indwelling urethral catheter. Several techniques have been devised for removal of such retained urethral catheters.</p> <p><strong>Objective: </strong>The aim of this study is to present our experience in the management of retained urethral catheters using trans-rectal ultrasound-guided balloon puncture at the Urology unit of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital Sokoto, Nigeria.</p> <p><strong>Methods: </strong>This was a prospective case series of five men referred to the unit with non–deflatable urethral catheters between July 2013 and January, 2014.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>Five men were referred with retained urethral catheters. The mean age of the patients was 46.4 years with a range of 25-80 years. Indications for catheterization were benign prostatic hyperplasia, burns, and paraplegia. All had successful catheter removal by ultrasound-guided balloon puncture.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>Retained urethral catheter can be successfully managed by trans-rectal ultrasound guided balloon puncture which is minimally invasive and does not require regional or general anaesthesia.</p> N. P. Agwu, A. Khalid, I. A. Mungadi ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://journalajrru.com/index.php/AJRRU/article/view/30092 Mon, 26 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Pattern of Erectile Dysfunction and Associated Factors among Primary Care Clinic Attendees in South-west Nigeria http://journalajrru.com/index.php/AJRRU/article/view/30093 <p><strong>Background:</strong> Erectile dysfunction (ED) impairs sexual fulfilment and may predispose to disruption in relationships and family life. The condition appears under-recognized among primary care patients in this clime resulting in missed opportunities for prompt intervention.</p> <p><strong>Aims:</strong> This study sought to ascertain how common and the extent of recognition of ED among men attending a Family Medicine clinic in south-west Nigeria.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> A cross-sectional study of 414 men recruited by simple random sampling. Data was obtained using a questionnaire which incorporated the 6-item erectile function domain of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) scale. The height, weight, body mass index, blood pressure and blood glucose were measured. Factors associated with ED were identified with the use of Pearson Chi square test and significant factors were subjected to multivariate logistic regression to determine the independent predictors of ED.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> The result showed that 168 (40.6%) had erectile dysfunction. The associated factors include age, hypertension, diabetes, the use of anti-hypertensives, smoking, alcohol consumption and low level of physical activity. A significant proportion (42.3%) of the men with ED had never raised the issue with their primary care physician. Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that increasing age, diabetes and alcohol use were independent predictors of ED.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> ED is relatively common among adult men in the study setting and a significant proportion of them were reluctant to raise the issue with their health care provider. Routine sexual evaluation of men with identified risk factors should be considered.</p> Temitope Oluwafemi Olajubu, Ibrahim Sebutu Bello, Aanuoluwapo Omobolanle Olajubu ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://journalajrru.com/index.php/AJRRU/article/view/30093 Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Role of Fenugreek Seeds on both Ovarian and Vaginal Cytology on Rat's Reproductive System: Histological Review http://journalajrru.com/index.php/AJRRU/article/view/30094 <p><strong>Background: </strong>Reports in the published literature indicate that fenugreek seeds possess significant medicinal effects. The present review showed that fenugreek (Trigonella Foenum-graecum L) seeds contain rich number of steroids and have an estrogen and progestogen like effect.</p> <p><strong>Objective:</strong> Objective of this review was to evaluate the effects of fenugreek seeds on rat’s reproductive system.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> This review revealed that that fenugreek seeds contain estrogen like action.</p> Naser A. ElSawy ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://journalajrru.com/index.php/AJRRU/article/view/30094 Thu, 19 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0000