About half of postoperative visits to emergency rooms following urologic surgery could be prevented, but simply improving patient education may not significantly reduce the number of these visits, researchers say.
Convective radiofrequency water vapor thermal therapy (Rezum) can modestly improve symptoms of BPH, according to Daniel Mollengarden, MD.
Procedure safest when performed in <60 minutes.
Tissue-eliminating procedures outperform tissue-necrosing procedures for reducing the need for medication in patients with benign prostatic enlargement, researchers say.
Over half of patients stop intradetrusor botulinum toxin injections within 10 years, mostly due to lack of clinical efficacy, researchers say.
Performing green laser enucleation of the prostate with a live audience does not result in more complications, researchers say.
Men with large prostates experience more relief from BPH with treatment by Aquablation therapy (using the AquaBeam System) than with transurethral resection of the prostate, researchers say.
Researchers retrospectively reviewed the records of a series of patients who underwent onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) injections for overactive bladder from 2007 to 2017.
Nocturnal polyuria can't be diagnosed using a standard history alone, researchers say.
Many urologists don't follow guidelines calling on them to image their patients after ureteroscopic stone disease treatment, researchers say.