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Management Surgical removal is the treatment of choice for those Aetiology without metastases (if there is a single metastasis this There are several risk factors for the development of can be resected along with the primary tumour) discount 200mg modafinil with amex. In the past buy modafinil 200mg low price, radical nephrectomy with removal of r Exposure to certain carcinogens and industries cause the kidney, perinephric fact, together with the ipsilateral as many as 20% of cases. Aromatic amines, or deriva- adrenal gland and hilar and para-aortic lymph nodes tives, which are strongly carcinogenic are commonly was routinely performed. Some now perform either total found in the printing, rubber, textile and petrochemi- nephrectomy (without removal of the adrenal or lymph cal industries. Genetic: Macroscopy r Through polymorphisms of various cytochrome P450 Low-grade tumours have a papillary structure and look enzymes, some individuals appear to oxidise ary- like seaweed. Higher grade tumours lamines more rapidly, which makes them more prone appear more solid, ulcerating lesions. T3 Deep muscle involved, through bladder wall Radiotherapy, for example for pelvic tumours, pre- (mobile mass). It is thought that in most cases, the bladder and ureters G2 Moderately well differentiated. This may ex- plain why, in many cases, there is a ‘field change’ to the Complications whole of the urothelium from renal pelvis to urethra, so Tumours of stage >T3 metastasise, but this is uncom- that multiple and recurrent tumours occur. Adenocarcinoma arises from the urachal rem- Investigations nants in the dome of the bladder. Whilst all these symptoms are most commonly be performed from the bladder upwards. Pain may be felt in the loin when there is ob- Depends on stage: struction, or suprapubically if there is invasion through i TisorTa, and T1 are initially treated by cysto- the bladder wall. Follow-up 3 months later has a 50% re- Prostate cancer currence rate and regular follow-up is needed, usu- Definition ally for 5–10 years. Age ii Localised,muscle-invasivedisease(T2,butalsohigh- >50 years (40% > 70 years, 60% > 80 years) grade T1) is optimally treated by a radical cystec- tomy – malesaretreatedbycystectomywithproximal Sex urethral and prostate removal, females require cys- Male tectomy with the whole urethra removed and an ileal conduit with urinary diversion (ureters to ileum). In Geography males it is possible to use a piece of ileum to form Varies by population (90x). Most common in Afro abladder substitute ‘substitution urethroplasty’ be- Caribbeans, common in Europe, rare in Orientals. Predisposing factors include age, ethnicity, family his- iii Locally advanced disease (T3 and T4) is life threaten- tory,genetic factors and diet, with a diet high in ani- ing and requires radical cystectomy in combination mal fat, low in vegetables showing an increased risk, but with radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Morbidity results from radiation cystitis and proctitis leading to a small Pathophysiology fibrosed rectum. In females radiation vaginitis and/or The cancer is commonly androgen-dependent, but anasensatevagina,andinmalesimpotenceoccursdue there is no evidence that its growth is driven by a to nerve damage. However, popu- r Chemotherapy is increasingly used with surgery, or lation studies have shown that men with higher testos- may be used alone as a palliative measure. Neoad- terone levels appear to be at greater risk of prostate juvant chemotherapy (i. Depends on stage and grade at presentation and the age r In most cases it is diagnosed either on rectal exam- of the patient. Recurrence is common and may be of ination as the finding of an asymmetric prostate, a a higher grade (25%). Some patients appear to have a nodule or a hard, irregular craggy mass, often alter- few,minorrecurrences,whereasothershavewidespread, ing the median groove. T1 has an 80% 5-year survival and diagnosed because of the finding of a raised prostate T4 has 10% 5-year survival (but very age dependent). Macroscopy Management The tumours usually are in the peripheral zone of the This depends on the tumour staging, grade and also on prostate and appear as hard yellow-white gritty tissue the patient’s age and co-morbidity, as many of the treat- (see Table 6. Organ-confined, low-grade disease: r These tumours tend to grow slowly, in older patients Microscopy (>70 years) and those likely to die of co-morbidity be- Most are well differentiated and consist of small acini fore the cancer causes significant symptoms or metas- in a glandular pattern. However, rad- Gleason score: The biopsy material is examined under ical surgery is a major operation, with a 60% incidence a microscope and a Gleason grade 1–5 (grade 1 being of impotence (compared to 16% preoperatively) and most differentiated, grade 5 the least) is assigned to the anincreaseinurinaryincontinence. These also cause complications such as acute and chronic ra- two grades are then added together to give the Gleason diation proctitis (diarrhoea, urgency, bleeding), and score (2–10). Complications Metastatic or high grade local disease: Urinary tract infection and renal tract obstruction may r Treatment is for symptoms only (palliative).

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Paper charts can be “sampled” by prying eyes buy 100 mg modafinil otc, but only if the snoopy person can find them to examine buy modafinil 100mg otc. Some hospital medical records are large enough to use for doorstops or weapons (an older person’s medical record has an impressive throw weight). They can also be destroyed, which may be bad for patient care, but good for privacy. Digitization turns medical information from a solid block in a single place into a kind of aerosol spray. Thanks to Internet con- nectivity, a person’s most intimate medical secrets have become, to a degree unprecedented in human experience, mobile and portable. Once digitized and unleashed into electronic networks, medical information can literally turn up anywhere and will move through broadband networks like quicksilver. Health Policy Issues Raised by Information Technology 153 Consumers have already learned with e-mail how easy it is to reconstruct electronic communications. One may have the com- forting illusion when deleting an e-mail from a personal computer that it is gone, but it continues to reside on multiple servers. It is remarkably easy both for authorities and for hackers to retrieve electronic communications from multiple storage places in both corporate and regional electronic networks. It is not for nothing that privacy experts advise that one should put nothing in an e-mail that one is uncomfortable writing on a postcard. The benefits of easy movement of clinical information in the health system are obvious. Potential patients need not be strangers to any health provider they choose to use if connectivity can deliver their electronic medical record to the point of care. The ability to project accurate information about a patient’s health to the point of care can reduce the uncertainty about who they are, what is wrong with them, and how to help them, lowering the risk of a bad out- come. The impending demand for genetic information in the medical record (for reasons discussed in Chapter 2) raises the ante in any discussion of medical privacy policy. As was suggested above, the electronic patient record (or more accurately, the intelligent clinical information system which uses that record) is the emerging thread of continuity between consumers/patients and the health system. Genetic information will be a vital component of that record nec- essary to avoid medication errors and to focus and direct treatment of an individual’s disease. Patients will not contribute their genetic information to a patient record that they do not trust as secure and privacy protected. Thus, privacy concerns could hamper the adoption of powerful genetic tools to improve patient care. The technological challenges associated with greater levels of security and privacy of medical records are not massive. Sophisti- 154 Digital Medicine cated encryption technology and password systems to control access to electronic files are routinely used in other businesses. Taken together and administered thoughtfully, these tools can make the electronic record far more secure than the paper records they replaced. However, to ensure that these tools are used properly, there must not only be industry consensus on procedures and standards regarding access and a legal framework to enforce restrictions, but there must also be a sense of urgency about using the available tools to secure vital health knowledge. It assumed that transactions between consumers, health insurers, and providers would eventually be in electronic form (although not, given when the law was drafted, through the Internet). As discussed earlier, the health system is tremendously frag- mented among health plans, among healthcare providers, and between the two factions. These standards apply to all healthcare transactions, not merely those of the federal Medicare program. Federal rules standardized electronic transactions in banking, creating universal coding and routing conventions that permit wire transfers between banks (the machine-readable codes on the bottom of checks). However, health payment transactions are logarithmically more complex than banking transactions. Administrative simplification will even- tually save billions of dollars in reduced clerical costs and delays in payment. It will do this by making it easier to substitute in- stantaneous electronic communication for paper and telephone communication. It set federal standards governing the privacy and security of personal medical information.

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