Female Urology: SUI procedures show decrease following sling warningsAugust 14th 2018
A comparison of autologous fascial pubovaginal and synthetic midurethral slings and a study examining onabotulinumA (Botox) injections in the elderly population were among other female urology take-homes from AUA 2018.
Nocturia Tx shows efficacy across age groupsJune 13th 2018
Analyses with patients stratified into three groups by age showed that an emulsified microdose desmopressin acetate nasal spray (Noctiva) consistently extended the first uninterrupted sleep period in a clinically meaningful manner for patients of all ages.
Pushing the boundaries of APPs’ work: Where should it end?April 26th 2018
"Concerns about scope of practice aside, there is no doubt that as the demand for urologic services increases and the number of practicing urologists decreases, we will need to find alternative ways to continue to see and treat our patients," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.
Beta-3 agonist significantly reduces urge incontinenceApril 4th 2018
The oral beta-3 agonist vibegron, taken once daily at either 50 mg or 100 mg, is well tolerated and results in clinically and statistically significant reductions in daily micturitions, urge incontinence, and urgency episodes.
Guideline linked to reduction in urodynamics testingFebruary 28th 2018
Researchers have reported an association with the release of the AUA/SUFU Adult Urodynamics Guideline and reduction of urodynamics performed for diagnosis of overactive bladder, stress urinary incontinence, and mixed urinary incontinence.
Sacral neuromodulation, botulinum show equal efficacyNovember 14th 2017
In patients with refractory urgency urinary incontinence (UUI), sacral neuromodulation (InterStim) and onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) produce similar reductions in mean daily UUI episodes, according to 24-month follow-up data on patients treated in a randomized trial.
Female Urology: How dynamic MRI compares with physical exam for evaluating POPJuly 13th 2017
A study that found that age was more strongly associated with selection of colpocleisis than frailty and a comparison of two common wide pore polypropylene Y meshes were among the noteworthy female urology/incontinence research at the AUA annual meeting in Boston.
Urology, gynecology collaboration addresses rising demandJanuary 1st 2017
In this interview, Sarah E. McAchran, MD, discusses the need for urology-gynecology collaboration, the background behind the ABMS recognizing the female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery subspecialty, and how barriers to full integration of providers treating pelvic floor disorders can be overcome.