Cheryl Guttman Krader is a contributor to Dermatology Times, Ophthalmology Times, and Urology Times.
Large retrospective study identifies racial disparity in surgical management for BPH
A logistic regression analysis controlling for other major comorbidities, patient age, insurance status, and type of medical therapy found that Black patients were almost 40% less likely than White patients to undergo surgery for BPH.
Nocturia frequency unchanged by pharmacotherapy augmentation of behavioral modification
A crude logistic regression analysis showed that adjunctive pharmacotherapy did not significantly change the odds of improving nocturia severity.
Literature review summarizes evidence on testosterone and COVID-19
"Early data suggest that low testosterone levels increase the risk of developing severe disease and that testosterone supplementation may provide benefit for men who are infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus," says Mohit Khera, MD, MBA, MPH.
Phase 2/3 study demonstrates value of PSMA imaging agent for prostate cancer staging
“With 18F-DCFPyL-PET/CT, we can find metastatic disease much sooner. Therefore, 1 question that will need to be addressed is: what do we do now?” says Kenneth J. Pienta, MD.
Study finds opportunity for using subsensory amplitude settings with SNM for OAB
Amplitude setting as low as 50% below sensory level is effective for treating overactive bladder.
Urology-gained renal access in PCNL rises, with favorable safety
The study also confirms the growing popularity of ureteroscopy as a stone management tool.
EU approves updated version of sacral neurostimulator for OAB
The device can now be marketed throughout the EU, as well as in Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
Meta-analysis generates surprising insights on postureteroscopy urosepsis
Review of nearly 5600 patients found a 5% pooled incidence of postoperative urosepsis.
Urinary incontinence prevalence is higher in women with diabetes
Odds of having UI were 56% higher in women with vs women without diabetes.
Study highlights negative mental health impact of Peyronie disease
Depression appears to be common in patients, retrospective data indicate.
Study assesses clinical value of FACBC PET/CT imaging in prostate cancer
Findings support the modality’s use in biochemically recurrent prostate cancer, investigator says.
Researchers report positive preliminary experience with super pulse thulium fiber laser lithotripsy
North American urologists analyzing outcomes from their initial experience treating urolithiasis with the high-power super pulse thulium fiber laser (Soltive) are encouraged by the results.
Efficacy, safety of rechargeable SNM device for OAB sustained at 2 years
“The 2-year results are very impressive and underline what SNM can offer to patients with UUI," said Andrea M. Pezzella, MD.
Intravesical hyperthermia with high-dose mitomycin-C shows promise as BCG alternative for NMIBC
"Our study demonstrates the feasibility of HIVEC MMC and suggests it is a reasonable substitute for BCG during global shortages," says urologist Scott P. Campbell, MD.
FDA approves updated version of SNM device for OAB
The rechargeable implantable neurostimulator is approved for the treatment of patients with urinary and bladder dysfunction.
Observational study results put minimally invasive PCNL in a favorable light
Analyses of data collected in a prospectively maintained database support the recommendation for urologists to consider the minimally invasive version of mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy for stone removal in patients with medium-sized stones (10-20 mm).
Study evaluates acute urinary retention after sling surgery for management of post-RP SUI
Acute urinary retention is not uncommon among men who undergo placement of a proprietary transobturator sling (AdVance) for management of postprostatectomy SUI. Still, it is rarely persistent, according to a recent study.
Newer technology enhances efficiency of holmium laser enucleation of the prostate
Lobe enucleation efficiency is significantly better with Moses technology, investigators report.
Study: No differences in oncologic outcomes after RP among Hispanic vs non-Hispanic White men
Because of the limitations of the research, the findings need to be considered with caution, said Lourdes Guerrios-Rivera, MD, MSc.
Experts offer guidance for intravesical therapy adverse effect management
The paper is meant to serve as a single source of information for helping patients with bladder cancer.
NGS brings power and potential to molecular analysis of urine specimens
Next-generation DNA sequencing can identify more than 50,000 microorganisms.
Active surveillance evaluated in men with low-risk prostate cancer with gene mutations
Short-term outcomes suggest feasibility of active surveillance for men carrying germline DNA repair gene mutations.
Ureteral stent–tracking software passes performance test in feasibility study
Investigators have developed a cloud-based, HIPAA–compliant software solution to ensure timely ureteral stent removal and validated its performance in a pilot study.
Research suggests potential gaps in ED care delivered by nonurologists
Men who receive care for erectile dysfunction from their primary care provider are much less likely to receive advanced pharmacological therapies for management of their condition than those treated by urologists.
New report adds insight on prostate MRI for monitoring during active surveillance
Based on the findings, investigators recommended that systematic biopsy be performed in patients with negative MRI and in addition to targeted biopsies in men with a positive MRI.
Study shows viability of telemedicine approach to cystoscopy
Tele-cystoscopy was found equivalent to traditional cystoscopy with respect to identification of abnormalities and action decisions.
Wearable neuromodulation device shows promise for overactive bladder
Feasibility study results indicate the nonimplanted, intravaginal device is safe and comfortable.
Thulium fiber laser shows efficiency advantage in experimental setting
Super-pulsed thulium fiber laser (TFL) has greater efficiency than a holmium:YAG laser, even when using the TFL with a smaller core-diameter fiber, according to preclinical findings.
Algorithm may predict health-related quality of life in patients with urolithiasis
The machine learning algorithm incorporates readily available clinical information.
Oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor antagonist shows benefits
Oral GnRH receptor antagonist has “potential to become a new standard for ADT,” a study investigator says.
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