New super‐pulse thulium fiber laser system for urinary stones launched in US

The Soltive Laser System, which uses thulium fiber laser technology, has been shown to generate finer particulate and dusted stones in half the time as a standard holmium yttrium aluminium garnet laser.

Speaking of Urology podcast: Dr. Angela Smith discusses Jelmyto for low-grade UTUC

In this episode, Angela B. Smith, MD, MS, of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the recent FDA approval of Jelmyto, which is the first therapy for the treatment of low-grade upper tract urothelial cancer.

Testosterone levels show steady decrease among young US men

The decline in total testosterone was observed even among men with normal body mass index.

Patients undergoing post-URS stent placement more likely to visit ED

July 02, 2020

Study results show wide variation in stent placement following ureteroscopy.

FDA approves avelumab as frontline maintenance in urothelial carcinoma

July 01, 2020

The FDA has approved the PD-L1 inhibitor avelumab for the frontline maintenance treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma.

AUA 2020: Disorders of ejaculation guidelines hailed as “most scientifically rigorous to date”

June 30, 2020

Alan W. Shindel, MD, provides an expert summary and analysis of the 2020 AUA Guidelines for Disorders of Ejaculation.

Rechargeable neuromodulation system safe and efficacious through 1 year

June 30, 2020

The reduction in urinary urgency incontinence episodes observed was “quite significant,” an investigator said.

Sulopenem hits key end point in phase 3 uncomplicated UTI trial

June 29, 2020

The novel oral penem anti-infective compound sulopenem showed stronger clinical activity than ciprofloxacin in patients with uncomplicated urinary tract infections with quinolone resistant pathogens, according to findings from the phase 3 SURE1 trial.

It’s time to prepare for upcoming E/M coding changes

June 29, 2020

The deletion of code 99201 is among the evaluation/management coding changes for 2021.

AUA 2020: Experts explain new guideline for advanced prostate cancer

June 29, 2020

William Lowrance, MD, and Michael S. Cookson, MD, highlight the core components of the new AUA Guideline for Advanced Prostate Cancer.

Intervention enhances periprocedural antibiotics adherence for in-office cystoscopy

June 26, 2020

A 4-step quality improvement intervention increased compliance with American Urological Association guidelines for periprocedural antibacterial prophylaxis for high-risk patients receiving cystoscopy.

Dr. Weiss on defining nocturia and separating it from overactive bladder

June 26, 2020

In this interview, Gopal H. Badlani speaks to Jeffrey P. Weiss, MD, regarding how Weiss defines nocturia and separating the symptom from overactive bladder.

Consensus guideline for advanced prostate cancer released by AUA, ASTRO, and SUO

June 25, 2020

The American Urological Association, American Society for Radiation Oncology, and Society of Urologic Oncology have released a joint guideline for advanced prostate cancer to address the growing treatment options and complexity of the paradigm.