Randy Dotinga is a medical writer based in San Diego, Calif.
Metallic stents efficacious for malignant ureteral obstruction
A new study suggests that metallic Resonance ureteral stents are a good option for management of malignant ureteral obstruction because they promote strong long-term outcomes.
Racial disparity seen with SUI surgical restoration
In another potential sign of racial disparities in urologic care, a new study finds that urologic restoration surgery is significantly less likely to be used to treat African-American men with stress urinary incontinence than Caucasian men, although African-Americans appear to have higher rates of SUI.
Study: Statin users less likely to develop kidney stones
A large new study provides more evidence that cholesterol drugs may lower kidney stone formation.
Transplantation/Vascular Surgery: Emergence of robotic donor nephrectomy
The emergence of robot-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (RLDN) and new findings regarding renal transplant patients' cancer risk highlight the discussions of transplantation/vascular surgery discussions at this year's AUA meeting.
LUTS may raise risk of suicidal ideation, according to study
Older men with at least two lower urinary tract symptoms are more likely to have recently thought about committing suicide, researchers say.
High HgbA1c levels, caloric intake boost stone risk
Two separate studies provide insight into a pair of factors-diabetes and changes in the American diet-that may boost the risk of kidney stone formation, including the formation of certain stone subtypes. A third study, meanwhile, suggests that medical professionals who work in operating rooms face a higher risk of stones, possibly because of high stress and low fluid intake.
Hypothermia shows benefits in robot-assisted radical prostatectomy patients
Researchers say a cooling device can reduce local inflammation and shorten time to continence-and even prevent permanent incontinence-in patients who undergo robot-assisted radical prostatectomy.
No link found between bacteria, chronic pelvic pain
Could bacteria in the lower urinary tract play a role in urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS)? The jury is still out, but the authors of a new study say they weren’t able to find any evidence that germs are at fault.
Testosterone doesn’t worsen lower urinary tract symptoms in men with BPH
A new study has found that testosterone replacement doesn’t worsen lower urinary tract symptoms related to an enlarged prostate. In fact, many men saw their symptoms improve, apparently with little effect on their prostate gland.
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