Shock wave therapy found efficacious in treating EDOctober 1st 2015
Experience with low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy from multinational clinical trials demonstrates it is a safe, effective, and well-tolerated treatment for erectile dysfunction, including in men who do not respond to an oral phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitor, reported Robert Feldman, MD, at the AUA annual meeting in New Orleans.
TRT not associated with thrombotic events in older menSeptember 1st 2015
The association between testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and thrombotic risk in elderly men remains controversial. While the FDA has mandated that all approved testosterone products include warnings about a possible increase in cardiovascular, stroke, and venous blood clot risk, at least one study presented at the AUA annual meeting in New Orleans found no link between TRT and cardiovascular events.
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.
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.
Dr. Google creates anxiety, opportunityJune 1st 2015
Most health information seekers navigate the Internet for what they think will be the best information available about their health condition or that of a loved one. Unfortunately, the Internet is unfiltered, unregulated, and often saturated with promotional, unsubstantiated, and at times frightening information.
Promoting TRT online: Balanced information lackingJune 1st 2015
Patients taking to the Internet for information about testosterone replacement therapy are likely getting an incomplete picture of the potential risks and adverse effects linked with the treatment, say researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Injected TRT earns high marks for safety, effectivenessApril 29th 2015
A newly published review suggests that age-related testosterone deficiency treatment with intramuscular injections of testosterone replacement therapy offers health benefits and lower cardiovascular risk compared to testosterone replacement by patch or gel.
Men's health: How urology and primary care can work togetherMarch 1st 2015
In the experience of Martin Miner, MD, and Joel Heidelbaugh, MD, men’s health is far more than the working relationship between urology and primary care centered around male-specific medical concerns, and includes several different and significant subspecialties.
January 2015 New Products: Ultrasound system offers multiple features, high-resolution imagesJanuary 2nd 2015
New products and services from Samsung Electronics America, Syneron Medical, American Medical Systems, New Star, Buffalo Filter, Cook Medical, Endo International, Trimel BioPharma Metamark, and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
Congress guts the IPAB, then takes on its roleDecember 31st 2014
The 2015 omnibus spending bill canceled a $10 million appropriation for the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Congress also approved a bill that cuts Medicare funding for vacuum erection systems. Rationing care, whether undertaken by the IPAB or Congress, must be opposed when it arbitrarily selects services based on public perception and not medical necessity, writes Ross E. Weber of the AACU.