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Sheath use not linked with strictures

February 28, 2020

A study of kidney stone patients who were treated using ureteral access sheaths found no evidence of ureteral strictures an average of 4 years following ureteroscopy.

Trial supports combined behavioral, medical approach to treating OAB

January 29, 2020

Results of a randomized controlled clinical trial provide a rationale for urologists to integrate behavioral treatments into their practice for managing men with lower urinary tract symptoms of overactive bladder, according to the study’s authors.

Drug-coated balloon found efficacious for strictures

January 28, 2020

“If the long-term results prove to be as positive as the short-term results, then this could provide an intermediate option for patients with recurrent bulbar urethral strictures," says Sean P. Elliott, MD, MS.

Novel thulium laser fiber appears to outperform Holmium:YAG laser

January 27, 2020

A new tool for kidney stone ablation demonstrates strong potential to dust and fragment stones more quickly and efficiently than devices currently available in the United States. However, clinical studies must be performed before this technology can be used during lithotripsy nationally.

New agents may offer hope for two forms of hyperoxaluria

January 15, 2020

Two pharmaceuticals in late-stage development may offer new therapeutic options for patients with rare forms of hyperoxaluria.

OnabotA use on the rise for neurogenic bladder

January 10, 2020

“Although the raw number of augmentations and diversions have been relatively unchanged, the proportion of patients undergoing both surgeries declined while the proportion of patients undergoing Botox injections doubled over the past 5 years,” said Rita P. Jen, MD, MPH.

Study of stone pain stresses personalized treatment

January 10, 2020

"This work is important to our field, because it represents an effort to personalize treatment approaches to particular patients’ needs," writes Brian R. Matlaga, MD, MPH.

Pain-focused stone patients less likely to reach treatment goals

January 08, 2020

Patients with kidney stones who rank their pain at the maximum level on a 100-point scale or whose number-one goal for treatment is to relieve pain are less likely to reach their treatment goals than other patients undergoing kidney stone treatment, a recent study found.

FDA approves new drug for UTI, two devices for OAB/incontinence

December 04, 2019

November 2019 proved to be a fruitful month for urology-specific FDA approvals, with the agency giving the green light to a new drug for complicated urinary tract infection, an implantable device for the treatment of overactive bladder/retention, and a digital product for strengthening of pelvic floor muscles and treatment of urinary incontinence in women.

Antibiotic prophylaxis varies widely prior to stent removal

December 03, 2019

It may be time to take a closer look at antibiotic prophylaxis prior to ureteral stent removal, according to new data reported at the AUA annual meeting in Chicago.