Oncofertility: Current practice and vision for the futureSeptember 19th 2014
In this article, Ahmed A. Hussein, MD, and James F. Smith, MD, MS, examine the effect of malignancy and anti-cancer treatment on fertility, review current fertility preservation methods, and offer a preview of fertility preservation techniques that hold future promise.
High-volume surgeons show multiple options for IPP placementSeptember 2nd 2014
In this first installment of UrologyTimes.com's new video section, called ‘Y’tube, we present videos from high-volume prosthetic surgeons performing inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) placement and discussing diagnosis and management of ED. William O. Brant, MD, offers the following general commentary about these procedures, as well as specific comments in the text accompanying each individual video.
Kids’ recurrent stone risk may rise with family historyMay 18th 2014
History taking in a child who presents with a first episode of nephrolithiasis should include determination of whether there are affected family members, because pediatric patients with a positive family history appear to be at risk for recurrent stones, according to research reported at the AUA annual meeting in Orlando, FL.
Protein deficiency may be marker for recurrent UTIsMay 17th 2014
Local deficiency in neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin may be a contributing pathogenic factor for recurrent urinary tract infections in some children, according to research from Boston Children’s Hospital reported at the AUA annual meeting in Orlando, FL.
Upper tract stone management: URS usage up, ESWL downMay 17th 2014
A study of contemporary trends in the management of upper tract calculi shows the approach to treatment is influenced by several provider-specific attributes and identifies a steady shift toward increasing use of ureteroscopy.
Multistage urethroplasty yields high durable patency rateMay 16th 2014
Anterior urethral strictures associated with hypospadias repair or lichen sclerosus pose a surgical challenge, often necessitating a staged approach to repair, using oral mucosa grafts. In a Cleveland Clinic study presented yesterday, multistage urethroplasty with buccal mucosa led to a high rate of durable patency, associated with a low incidence of complications and revisions.
How to prevent stone formation in patients with metabolic syndromeMay 7th 2014
This article examines the relationship between the metabolic syndrome and kidney stone disease. We explain elements of the metabolic workup and practical strategies for prevention and management of stones in patients with the metabolic syndrome.
Staged buccal mucosa graft urethroplasty, urethrotomy/mitomycin combo among trauma/reconstruction advancesApril 18th 2014
New research about staged buccal mucosa graft urethroplasty and a study examining urethrotomy with mitomycin C for recurrent bladder neck contractures are among the key research in trauma/reconstruction being presented at the 2014 AUA annual meeting.
Pediatric UTI marker, post-surgery antimicrobial prophylaxis among infection studies to watch forApril 17th 2014
In discussing research at the 2014 AUA annual meeting, Anthony J. Schaeffer, MD, called attention to an important paper concerning urinary tract infection in children, as well as another study showing that antimicrobial prophylaxis after surgery is subject to considerable variation.
AUA Exhibit Hall Highlights: Orlando 2014April 2nd 2014
This guide features products and services from manufacturers that are exhibiting at the AUA annual meeting in Orlando. Exhibit hall booth numbers have been included so that you can search for product demonstrations and exhibits that are of particular interest to you.
How to talk to patients about prostate cancer screeningFebruary 11th 2014
In this article, I outline my patient discussion concerning prostate cancer screening, which includes defining what the PSA test is, why to screen or not to screen, the screening controversy, current guidelines, and decision aids.
Robotic partial nephrectomy: Renal function loss low in CKD patientsJanuary 20th 2014
Patients with chronic kidney disease who undergo robot-assisted partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer have minimal loss of renal function-a smaller amount even than patients with normal kidney function, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, who say their study is the largest of its kind.