Urologist
25 years of experience
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Urologic Health Associates
711 Lawn Ave
Sellersville, PA 18960
215-257-1050
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Education ?

Medical School Score
Thomas Jefferson University (1985)
  • Currently 2 of 4 apples

Awards & Distinctions ?

Associations
American Board of Urology
American Urological Association

Affiliations ?

Dr. Altman is affiliated with 15 hospitals.

Hospital Affilations

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Rankings

  • Grand View Hospital
    700 Lawn Ave, Sellersville, PA 18960
    • Currently 3 of 4 crosses
    Top 50%
  • Central Montgomery Medical Center
    100 Medical Campus Dr, Lansdale, PA 19446
    • Currently 2 of 4 crosses
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg
    Urology
    2545 Schoenersville Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18017
    • Currently 1 of 4 crosses
  • St Luke's Quakertown Hospital
  • St. Luke's Hospital/Bethlehem
  • Saint Luke's Hospital - Allentown Campus
  • Riddle Memorial Hospital
  • Warren Hospital
  • St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital
  • Southampton Hospital
  • Abington Health-Lansdale Hospital
  • Lansdale Hospital
  • Crozer-Chester Medical Center
  • Urologic Health Associates
  • UroCare Associates, PC
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Altman has contributed to 3 publications.
    Title Measurement Characteristics of a Voiding Diary for Use by Men and Women with Overactive Bladder.
    Date August 2003
    Journal Urology
    Excerpt

    OBJECTIVES: To examine the test-retest reliability and the validity of a voiding diary designed to assess the symptoms of frequency, urgency, and urge urinary incontinence (UI). METHODS: Voiding diaries serve as the primary tool to assess symptoms of overactive bladder in clinical settings and in clinical trials of treatment for overactive bladder. Despite the widespread use of these instruments, few studies have documented their measurement properties or investigated the number of days required to assess symptoms accurately.Study participants included 21 men and 133 women at least 20 years of age recruited from urogynecology and urology clinics. All had a history of urge incontinence or mixed incontinence with urge as the primary component. Participants completed a 7-day voiding diary on two occasions, separated by at least 1 week. RESULTS: Men and women reported a daily average of approximately 10 micturitions, 7 occurrences of strong urge, and 2 episodes of urge urinary incontinence. The diary exhibited good to excellent reliability, with estimated intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) ranging from 0.81 to 0.86 for the symptoms of strong urge, diurnal and nocturnal micturitions, total incontinence, and urge incontinence episodes. Estimates did not differ appreciably between men and women. Moderate correlations with global questions on micturition frequency and UI episodes supported the validity of the diary. Diaries completed for 3 and 4 days were similar, with only slightly lower estimates of reliability (ICC 0.79 to 0.84). CONCLUSIONS: The voiding diary completed for 7 days, following detailed instruction, is reliable and appears to be valid for documenting the change in symptoms of overactive bladder in men and women with predominantly urge incontinence. Because of comparable reliability and reduced patient burden, diaries of shorter duration may also be acceptable to assess the symptoms of overactive bladder, depending on the degree of precision required.

    Title Dental Caries Patterns and Oral Health Behaviors in Arizona Infants and Toddlers.
    Date March 2001
    Journal Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
    Excerpt

    The aim of this study was to use tooth eruption sequence, and a tooth- and surface-specific caries analysis method to determine: (1) the temporal relationship between tooth eruption and caries onset; (2) the validity of pre-existing concepts of caries progression; and (3) the relationship of certain putative health behaviors with caries prevalence.

    Title Dental Caries Prevalence and Treatment Levels in Arizona Preschool Children.
    Date August 1997
    Journal Public Health Reports (washington, D.c. : 1974)
    Excerpt

    OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of dental caries in a large group of preschool children, to determine the extent to which the children received dental treatment, to examine the association between demographic and socioeconomic factors and the prevalence of caries, and to compare these findings with those from previous studies of preschool populations in the United States. METHODS: Dental caries exams were performed on 5171 children ages 5 months through 4 years, and a parent or other caregiver was asked to complete a questionnaire giving information about the child and her or his household. The children were recruited from Head Start programs; Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition programs; health fairs; and day care centers in a representative sample of Arizona communities with populations of more than 1000 people. RESULTS: Of the 994 one-year-old children examined, 6.4% had caries, with a mean dmft (decayed, missing [extracted due to caries], and filled teeth) score of 0.18. Nearly 20% of the 2-year-olds had caries, with a mean dmft of 0.70. Thirty-five percent of the 3-year-olds had caries, with a mean dmft of 1.35, and 49% of the 4-year-olds had caries, with a mean dmft of 2.36. Children whose caregivers fell into the lowest education category had a mean dmft score three times higher than those with caregivers in the highest education category. Children with caregivers in the lowest income category had a mean dmft score four times higher than those with caregivers in the highest category. Children younger than age 3 had little evidence of dental treatment, and most of the children with caries in each age group had no filled or extracted teeth. CONCLUSIONS: The data show that dental caries is highly prevalent in this preschool population, with little of the disease being treated. Timing of diagnostic examinations and prevention strategies for preschool children need to be reconsidered, especially for children identified as having a high risk of caries.

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