Interview With Paul Kadri on His Love of Sports

Sports Equipment on WhiteLike many others, Paul Kadri loves sports. In this interview, he reflects on the sports he likes to watch and the sports he likes to play. Whether as a child or adult, sports have always been and always will be important to Paul Kadri.

A Gathering of Experts: So where did your love of sports begin?

Paul Kadri: I did not get my love for sports from my parents as some children do. When he was young, my father was a runner, which is something that didn’t interest me. My love of sports came from rooting for local teams. I grew up just outside Detroit, so I was a big fan of the Detroit teams.

A Gathering of Experts: Did you have one sport or team in particular that you enjoyed most?

Paul Kadri: As a kid it was definitely baseball. The Detroit Tigers were my team, and in the 1970s they had a pretty good team. I played Little League on the local field. Unfortunately, the Little League season was very short, and there were no other opportunities to play like kids have now.

A Gathering of Experts: Did you go to Tiger Stadium to watch games?

Paul Kadri: Yes. The company my dad worked for had tickets for great seats. I remember going as if it were yesterday. I brought my mitt and was quite sure I would get a foul ball, but I never did.

A Gathering of Experts: You told me earlier about an exciting opportunity you had. Could you share it?

Paul Kadri: For my birthday, I was given a gift to go play golf with the Detroit Tigers from when I grew up in Las Vegas. The event took place right after 9/11. Many people were afraid to fly, but nothing was going to stop me. They still held the event, and I had the chance to play golf and spend a lot of time with all the Tiger greats. I actually came in first place and there’s a jersey signed by everyone on my wall in my house.

A Gathering of Experts: Are the Tigers still your favorite team?

Paul Kadri: All the Detroit teams are still my favorites. At some point in my life I did switch to loving hockey more than baseball. The Detroit Red Wings are my favorite team.

A Gathering of Experts: Do you like the Detroit Lions?

Paul Kadri: Now you’re being a wise guy. For those who don’t know, the Lions football team almost never wins. It is painful to be their fan.

A Gathering of Experts: Someone told me you have a relative who used to play football. Is that true?

Paul Kadri: Yes, my uncle was drafted by the Washington Redskins many years ago. My uncle is a very big man. He tried his entire life to get me to be a Redskins fan and could not understand why I stuck with the Lions.

A Gathering of Experts: What sports have you played?

Paul Kadri: In high school I played baseball and football. Baseball is my favorite, and while I liked football, I didn’t love it quite as much. Like my uncle, I have a large build, so people expected me to play football. When I went to college I tried to play football but I was too slow. I played rugby until I severely hurt my knee. That was when I took up golf and made the golf team. In business school and as an adult I played baseball and hockey.

A Gathering of Experts: You just took up golf and were able to make the team?

Paul Kadri: I did take lessons from someone who was excellent, and I found that I had some natural talent in golf. I did hit the ball farther than anyone; I just needed to learn how to hit it straight. I played all through college and considered trying to play professionally, but that is a very difficult sport to break into.

A Gathering of Experts: Do you still play golf?

Paul Kadri: Every chance I get.

A Gathering of Experts: You mentioned you had an interesting story about playing baseball in New York?

Paul Kadri: in the early 1990s I was working in New York for a bank. All the banks had baseball teams that competed against each other. It was a competitive league because some players were former professionals. The bank I work for was purchased by the world’s largest bank, which was a Japanese bank. When the playoffs started I began seeing some Japanese men watching the games. The coach announced that the president of all U.S. operations would be attending the next game. It was the quarterfinals and the other team had a pitcher who had played professional baseball. We lost but I had the only two hits for our side. The next thing I know, I’m being invited by the president of the company to have dinner with him. He explained to me that after World War II baseball was the only distraction they had from despair. They valued good play, and having dinner with me was his way of expressing his appreciation.

A Gathering of Experts: Any other sports thoughts before we conclude?

Paul Kadri: I have a daughter, and probably one of my greatest moments was taking her to the World Series last year in Detroit. She loved it. Unfortunately I took her to the Stanley Cup Final when the Red Wings were playing and she hated it. I have to work on her!

Paul Kadri is a public school administrator who has always emphasized sports in addition to arts and academics. A saying of Paul Kadri is that we develop the body, mind and soul of our students. Athletics is the body. For more information about Paul Kadri, visit his website at paulkadrionline.com.

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Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD: Why Impotence Shortens the Penis

Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD

Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD

Genetics are a significant determining factor of penis size, but there are instances when a man’s penis grows shorter during his life. Radiation treatments for cancer, for instance, as well as Peyronie’s Disease can both negatively impact penile size. But research has also shown that impotence has a direct correlation with a decrease in penis size, and Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD, a Miami urologist, explains why.

Founder of Perito Urology, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD has performed thousands of surgeries to treat erectile dysfunction. This research shows the importance of treating erectile dysfunction, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD says. Over time impotence can have a negative effect on a man’s penis, with a loss of elasticity being partly to blame, explains Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD.

According to Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD, an erection stretches the tunica albuginea—the fibrous tissue that covers erectile bodies of the penis. When a man goes too long without an erection, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD explains, that fibrous tissue is believed to lose elasticity.  The tunica albuginea has a direct correlation to achieving erection and to penis size and shape.

A metanalysis of several papers on the topic reveal that any man suffering from impotence could lose .5 to 5 cm’s every year and a half they manifest the disease.  Dr. Perito explains that nocturnal erections, erections occurring 6 to 10 times a night act to exercise the penis and keep it healthy.  The old saying “If you do not use it, you will lose it”, certainly applies here.  For men suffering from erectile dysfunction, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD and others in his field are able to surgically implant an inflatable device that will restore patients to normal function in a matter of weeks. An added benefit to this surgery, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD explains, is that patients will stretch the tunica albuginea and result in retention of penis size.

Lifestyle factors like smoking often play a role in both erectile dysfunction and penis size, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD says. According to Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD, experts believe smoking can damage the blood vessels of the penis, just as it damages other blood vessels. But for Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD and his staff, it is of greater concern that smoking has been directly connected to erectile dysfunction. As Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD points out, men who smoke more than a pack of cigarettes per day are 50% more likely to suffer erectile dysfunction than non-smoking men. As always, patients should live a healthy lifestyle and refrain from behavior that might be detrimental to health, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD concludes.

Contact Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD at Perito Urology by visiting the practice online at www.peritourology.com

The information contained in this article is provided by Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD for educational purposes only. It is not intended to treat or diagnose any condition.

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Dr. Paul E. Perito says Men in Early Stages of Peyronie’s Disease May Find Relief Via Nonsurgical Treatment

Dr. Paul E. Perito

Dr. Paul E. Perito

Dr. Paul E. Perito, the namesake of Perito Urology – the world’s busiest erectile dysfunction clinic, offers surgical correction for Peyronie’s disease. He notes that before a patient is a candidate for an invasive procedure, they should consider nonsurgical therapy.

According to Dr. Paul E. Perito, men in the early phases of Peyronie’s disease (less than one year), or those in which the progression of the deformity progresses in an unstable manner may be prime candidates for nonsurgical treatment methods. As well, says Dr. Paul E. Perito, are those with inflammation severe enough to cause painful erections. The FDA has no currently approved nonsurgical treatments for Peyronie’s disease, as there is insufficient research on the subject. However, reports Dr. Paul E. Perito, a qualified physician can offer men suffering from Peyronie’s a variety of non-FDA approved treatments.

There have been studies suggesting oral therapy utilizing L-arginine and pentoxifylline have been shown to produce an anti-scarring effect in lab rats, reports Dr. Paul E. Perito. Rodents with intentionally induced penile scarring were given a combination of these agents and either Cialis, Levitra or Viagra in drinking water. It was determined that rats drinking this compound presented less scar tissue than those given plain drinking water. According to Dr. Paul E. Perito, once scar tissue was well established, the introduction of these compounds produced negligible results. The researchers concluded that oral treatments were more effective during the acute phase of the disease, while scar tissue is still forming.

Injection therapy, reports Dr. Paul E. Perito, also shows promise. Verapamil, as an intralesional injection, has offered marked improvement of Peyronie’s disease deformity in between 30 and 60% of patients. In similar studies, Verapamil injections showed favorable results when compared to a saline solution placebo. Additionally, reports Dr. Paul E. Perito, some physicians recommend a topical Verapamil gel, but he notes that this form of administration is unproven and expensive. According to Dr. Paul E. Perito, an injection of collagenase directly into scar tissue has also shown potential. Collagenase is akin to a chemical knife and works within the scar to break down collagen production, which will hopefully reduce the severity of the visible penile defect, says Dr. Perito.

Dr. Paul E. Perito notes that recent studies sponsored by the American Urological Association show that primary care physicians, as well as urologists, largely rely on vitamin E as a first step into the nonsurgical treatment of Peyronie’s Disease. There have been numerous placebo controlled studies that suggest vitamin E is ineffective, and therefore Dr. Paul E. Perito maintains that physician education about PD is important so that more effective treatments can be offered in the future.

It appears that the best option for the nonsurgical treatment of Peyronie’s disease may include a combination of therapies. According to Dr. Paul E. Perito, vacuum and stretching devices are available and, when used in harmony with administered drug therapies, may offer visible results as to the correction of penile curvature. External traction remains the most attractive noninvasive therapy and has been proven effective in other areas of medicine as well, including orthopedics and orthodontia, concludes Dr. Paul E. Perito.

The information contained in this article is provided by Dr. Paul E. Perito for educational purposes only. It is not intended to treat or diagnose any condition. Dr. Paul E. Perito and Perito Urology may be contacted by calling 305.444.2920

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Dr. Paul Perito’s Minimally Invasive Technique Heralded as Revolutionary

Dr. Paul Perito

Dr. Paul Perito

Fort Meyers urology specialist, Dr. Meir Daller, MD, says that his learning experience with Dr. Paul Perito cut his surgery time in half.

“A few months ago I spent a Friday afternoon with Dr. Paul Perito in Coral Gables Hospital. That was an incredible experience for me as an urologist. On that Friday, Dr. Paul Perito had 18 procedures. I scrubbed in on three of them. His operative time was about 8 minutes.

“Dr. Paul Perito is an excellent surgeon with an excellent staff. Coming back from Coral Gables, I immediately scheduled two penile prosthesis implants. I have now gone from using the scrotal approach to the infrapubic approach. My surgical time went down from 45 min. to 20 min. Keep in mind that I don’t have surgical staff that Dr. Paul Perito does.

“Overall, I truly believe that a quick operation is a better operation and that less dissection is a better surgery. This helps with patient recovery as well as decreased complications. The experience with Dr. Paul Perito, on that Friday afternoon, was a very positive experience for me.”

About the Surgery

Over the last 10 years, Dr. Paul Perito has found a marked success using his signature Perito Minimally Invasive Infrapubic Approach. This method is different in many aspects to traditional penile implant surgery. Dr. Paul Perito does not employ a scrotal incision; he uses minimal dilation of the erectile bodies; uses an artificial erection at the opening of surgery to evaluate previously unidentified pathologies; and generally performs under local anesthesia. In his method, Dr. Paul Perito uses an incision that is 1 ½ cm long and will be covered by the natural regrowth of hair in the pubic region. This not only helps to expedite recovery time but also ensures that evidence of surgery is concealed.

Dr. Paul Perito has successfully trained hundreds of urologists in his approach and currently offers a two-day training workshop at Coral Gables Hospital, where he is Director of Urology. Patients undergoing the minimally invasive infrapubic approach have achieved results that, post operatively, often surpassed the current clinical literature available regarding the traditional surgery methods.

For more information on Dr. Paul Perito or Perito Urology, please visit www.peritourology.com

Dr. Paul Perito is a 1988 graduate of the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine. His practice, Perito Urology, is considered one of the foremost Erectile Dysfunction treatments centers in the world. Since 2005, Dr. Paul Perito has successfully performed more than 3,000 penile implants, establishing him as a leader in the field. He has streamlined the procedure, making it not only more efficient, but safer, by the development and actualization of a minimally invasive approach. Aside from contributing extensively to medical publication libraries, Dr. Paul Perito heads the training center at Perito Urology where his technique is taught to an audience of surgeons from across the globe.

The information contained in this article is provided by Dr. Paul Perito for educational purposes only. It is not intended to treat or diagnose any condition.

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