Risk calculator predicts breakthrough UTIs in reflux patientsSeptember 24th 2015
A new study on the use of a reflux calculator, developed at Children’s Hospital of Orange County in Irvine, CA, suggests the web-based risk stratification and probability model helps to predict vesicoureteral reflux patients’ 2-year risk of breakthrough urinary tract infection.
BPH modality may offer efficient optionSeptember 1st 2015
A novel treatment for the targeted removal of prostate tissue may soon be coming to a hospital near you. According to the results of a phase II study presented at the AUA annual meeting in New Orleans, Aquablation, a minimally invasive water ablation therapy, demonstrated efficient and precise resection of prostate tissue in patients with BPH.
Study: BPH procedure’s benefits sustained at 3 yearsSeptember 1st 2015
The prostatic urethral lift (PUL [UroLift, NeoTract, Inc.]) yields successful 3-year durability and superior rate of improvement of BPH symptoms compared to transurethral resection of the prostate, according to separate studies presented at the AUA annual meeting in New Orleans.
New tech may bring exciting era in BPHSeptember 1st 2015
The management of BPH has had an interesting roller coaster ride over the past 25 years with new medicines, minimally invasive surgical therapies, and a host of novel surgical technologies, including lasers and bipolar electrosurgery.
New Products: App helps moviegoers with OAB, new mesh for sacrocolpopexy, and moreAugust 1st 2015
In this round-up of new urology products and services, learn about an app that helps moviegoers with OAB, a new mesh for sacrocolpopexy, and device/smartphone app that help women with pelvic floor exercises.
Alpha-blocker may have benefit in larger stonesJuly 27th 2015
While there is no benefit from using tamsulosin (Flomax) versus placebo for the treatment of small ureteral stones, there is a potential upside of increased passage from using the drug to treat 5- to 10-mm stones, according to a study from Australia published online in the Annals of Emergency Medicine (July 13, 2015).
Mid-urethral slings demonstrate efficacy, few adverse effectsJuly 13th 2015
A recently published review expands understanding of the effectiveness and side effects of mid-urethral sling procedures for stress urinary incontinence, providing more information for women considering minimally invasive surgical treatment.
Best of AUA 2015: PCa surveillance, surgical controversies create buzzJuly 1st 2015
Urology Times’ “Best of AUA 2015” report provides a guide to the meeting’s take-home messages in 15 therapeutic areas-an information-packed, condensed summary of the top papers and presentations.