Study: Many post-op ER visits preventable
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.
Water vapor thermal Tx modestly improves BPH symptoms
Convective radiofrequency water vapor thermal therapy (Rezum) can modestly improve symptoms of BPH, according to Daniel Mollengarden, MD.
TURP duration linked with complication rate
Procedure safest when performed in <60 minutes.
Which BPH procedures best reduce need for meds?
Tissue-eliminating procedures outperform tissue-necrosing procedures for reducing the need for medication in patients with benign prostatic enlargement, researchers say.
More than 50% of patients stop botulinum treatment
Over half of patients stop intradetrusor botulinum toxin injections within 10 years, mostly due to lack of clinical efficacy, researchers say.
Live demos of prostate procedure found safe
Performing green laser enucleation of the prostate with a live audience does not result in more complications, researchers say.
Waterjet fares better vs. TURP in large prostates
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.
OnabotA outcomes for elderly, younger patients compared
Researchers retrospectively reviewed the records of a series of patients who underwent onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) injections for overactive bladder from 2007 to 2017.
Nocturnal polyuria: Use these tools to make Dx
Nocturnal polyuria can't be diagnosed using a standard history alone, researchers say.
‘Imaging gap’ seen in post-URS patients
Many urologists don't follow guidelines calling on them to image their patients after ureteroscopic stone disease treatment, researchers say.
Frailty index could identify indications for urologic Ca surgery
A new frailty assessment tool can aid in the prognosis of urologic cancer patients, its inventors say.
How does onabotA affect brain activity?
OnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) appears to increase the activity of brain regions involved in sensation and processing of urinary urgency in female patients with neurogenic overactive bladder, says Rose Khavari, MD.
Telemedicine appears viable for neurogenic bladder
Among 321 scheduled telemedicine visits for patients with neurogenic bladder, the compliance rate was 91%.
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