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About drelist

Dr. Elist (James J. Elist, M.D.,F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.), has been in private practice in Beverly Hills, California since 1982 specializing in Urology. Dr Elist ‘s major interests (sub specialties) include impotency, male sexual dysfunction, infertility and Male Enhancement Procedures(Penile Enlargement and Testicular Enlargement).



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Suprapubic Catheterization

Published: August 26, 2015

Suprapubic Catheterization    Suprapubic catheterization is the medical term for the surgery performed to relieve urinary retention when placing a urethral catheter is unsuccessful or is contraindicated because of certain reasons. During this surgery, a thin, sterile suprapubic catheter is inserted into the urinary bladder through an incision on the lower intra-abdominal wall. Once the … Continue reading Suprapubic Catheterization

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Knee Pain Overview

Published: August 25, 2015

Knee Pain Overview Your knees bear the weight of the entire body, absorbing impact of running, walking, sitting, kicking, bending, and general movement. Knee pain is the most common musculoskeletal problems experienced by most people, which primarily emanates from knee joints. A combination of cartilage, bones, ligaments, synovial membrane, and tendons, knee joints are intricate … Continue reading Knee Pain Overview

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Liver Failure

Published: August 24, 2015

Liver Failure Liver failure is a condition in which a large part of the liver is damaged and no longer able to function. In cases of acute liver failure, the organ can no longer regenerate or repair itself. The life-threatening condition cannot be reversed and requires liver transplant from a healthy donor. Liver is a … Continue reading Liver Failure

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Hemorrhagic Cystitis

Published: August 21, 2015

Hemorrhagic Cystitis An inflammation of the bladder, hemorrhagic cystitis is a condition in which the patient experiences irritable bowel syndrome and bladder pain. In other words, it is the onset of hematuria or blood in the urine. Causes The condition is commonly caused by chemotherapy medications and drugs prescribed for leukemia, lymphoma, and blood and … Continue reading Hemorrhagic Cystitis

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Fournier Gangrene

Published: August 20, 2015

Fournier Gangrene An infection of the genitalia, Fournier’s gangrene affects the male perineum and scrotum, causing severe pain in the genital area. The infection quickly progresses from redness to tissue death. The tissue damage may be too severe for the patient to recover, as gangrene can occur within hours. The bacterial infection spreads speedily from … Continue reading Fournier Gangrene

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Urethral Strictures in Males

Published: August 19, 2015

Urethral Strictures in Males   The tube that carries urine out of the body from the urinary bladder is called as urethra. Any abnormal narrowing of this tube is called as urethral stricture. Although it can be found both in males and females, the condition somehow has a predilection for males. Causes of urethral strictures: … Continue reading Urethral Strictures in Males

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Food Allergies

Published: August 18, 2015

Food Allergies   Food allergy is the term used for an allergic reaction triggered by the immune system of the body after consuming certain food items.  Eating even a small portion of allergy causing food can lead to development of hives, swelling of airways, and even anaphylactic reaction in some people. It is important to … Continue reading Food Allergies

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Published: August 17, 2015

Irritable Bowel Syndrome A condition of the digestive system, irritable bowel syndrome affects the colon or large intestine, causing a change in the bowel movement. Also known as IBS, it is a functional gastrointestinal tract disorder that causes bloating, abdominal cramping, and altered bowel habits. While some people with the disorder may experience diarrhea, others … Continue reading Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Horseshoe Kidney

Published: August 14, 2015

Horseshoe Kidney   Horseshoe kidney is the commonest congenital anomaly involving the urogenital tract. It is estimated that one in every 500 children suffers from this condition. In the fetus, once the kidneys are developed, they rotate in a manner that their axes diverge and the ureters arise from their medial aspect. However, in case … Continue reading Horseshoe Kidney

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Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction

Published: August 13, 2015

Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction   Ureteropelvic junction is the part of the kidney where the ureter joins the renal pelvis. Normally, kidneys filter the blood and remove the waste products in the form of urine. This urine is drained through the renal pelvis into the ureters. Form the ureters the urine reaches the urinary bladder and … Continue reading Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction

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