Results from bench studies favor a new open-faced stone retrieval device (Dakota, Boston Scientific) for having greater versatility, efficacy, and durability compared with a competing product, and the in vitro performance of the new instrument is consistent with early clinical experience, says Roger L. Sur, MD.
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A study evaluating the oxalate content of foods as reported by two reputable sources shows discordance.
Bilateral replacement of the uterosacral ligaments with a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) mesh (DynaMesh, FEG Textiltechnik mbH) is more effective than medical treatment with solifenacin (Vesicare) for achieving continence in women with urgency urinary incontinence (UUI) associated with only minor pelvic organ prolapse, according to the interim results of a prospective, randomized, crossover clinical trial.
Urology Times’ “Best of AUA 2015” report provides a guide to the meeting’s take-home messages in 15 therapeutic areas—an information-packed, condensed summary of the top papers and presentations.
Greater use of culture-directed care represents an opportunity to improve management of women with uncomplicated UTIs, researchers say.
Laser photoselective vaporization prostatectomy using a 180W 532-nm lithium triborate laser (GreenLight XPS-180W laser system, American Medical Systems) is a safe and efficient option for treating BPH in men at high risk for surgical complications, according to findings from a large, international retrospective analysis.
A novel optical imaging technology is showing promise as a potential diagnostic tool for renal cell carcinoma.
Analyses of data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project are providing understanding on trends in utilization of simple prostatectomy for treatment of symptomatic BPH and addressing the gap in information about its outcomes.
The rate of prostate biopsy declined steadily and significantly over a contemporary 10-year period, results of a retrospective longitudinal review of data from the Veterans Health Administration show.
Ureteroscopy is being increasingly used for surgical management of nephrolithiasis in pediatric patients, and that trend appears to be associated with cost benefits, a recent study indicates.