How to select optimal treatment for ureteral stonesAugust 1st 2002
Advances in ureteroscope design and instrumentation, along with the ready availability and technical simplicity of shock wave lithotripsy, have made the treatment of ureteral calculi simpler, more available, and more successful than ever. Indeed, the need for salvage open or laparoscopic treatment of ureteral calculi is exceptionally rare.
Photoselective Vaporization of the ProstateBreakthrough Treatment for BPHMay 1st 2002
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Bioengineered surgical sling offers long-term supportOctober 1st 2001
Canton, MA-Organogenesis Inc., has received FDA clearance to market its FortaPerm, a bioengineered surgical sling. The product, which uses the company's FortaFlex engineered collagen technology, is a natural collagen biomaterial indicated for urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse. It is engineered to add long-term structural support to soft tissue where the patient's tissue is absent or inadequate, according to the company.
Minimally invasive incision used to correct Peyronie'sAugust 1st 2001
Anaheim, CA-A minimally invasive surgical technique has achieved good correction of penile curvature in Peyronie's disease patients in a small Canadian study. The technique emphasizes limited disruption of the tunica albuginea and avoidance of grafting.
Newer procedures expand options for Peyronie's TxAugust 1st 2001
Peyronie's disease resulting in shorter and curved erections occurs more commonly than the 1% to 2% of the population related in textbooks. Patients with the problem may be embarrassed to come forward, or the angulation of the erection-although uncomfortable-may not prohibit intercourse. But with more open discussion of sexuality in all forms of the media, more men are coming forward for treatment of sexual problems. Past medical treatments have been unsuccessful in restoring a straight erection in such patients. Reports of newer treatments such as intralesional verapamil and collagenase have been inconsistent and must stand the test of time.
More urologists taking up to 10 biopsy coresFebruary 17th 4
Las Vegas--Urologists are beginning to use a more extensive biopsyregimen when working up men with suspected prostate cancer. Although thisis paying off in increased disease detection, it also has raised questionsabout whether some men are being over-treated for clinically insignificantdisease.