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Research on a cranberry supplement for decreasing UTI incidence as well as a finding that ketorolac was more effective than narcotics in controlling renal colic were among the AUA 2018 take-homes in quality improvement and patient safety.
Reconstructive surgery for complications from female-to-male genitourinary reconstruction surgery and complex reoperative hypospadias repair were among noteworthy trauma/reconstruction topics at AUA 2018.
These videos illustrate state-of-the-art penile prosthesis placement.
An 18-year-old previously healthy collegiate athlete presented to the emergency room with a rapid weight gain of 20 pounds during the previous 2 months. She complained of significant fatigue and irregular menstrual periods.
Research examining transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for nocturnal enuresis as well as pediatric sacral nerve stimulator explantation rate due to complications were among the noteworthy pediatric urology studies from AUA 2018.
Other take-home messages on transplantation from AUA 2018 included the finding that kidney paired donations have more than doubled since their inception in 2009 as well as early robotic kidney transplantation studies.
These videos demonstrate significant advances in percutaneous nephrolithotomy technique that can serve to optimize outcomes, reduce OR time, and help achieve optimal results.
Noteworthy minimally invasive surgery research from AUA 2018 also included topics such as robot-assisted versus open radical cystectomy as well as minimally invasive retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in men with testis cancer.
A mobile app for stone metaphylaxis and an algorithm defining specific indications for stent omissions were among the other highlights in endourology/stones at AUA 2018.