Welcome to the first of five special daily issues of Urology Times E-newsdevoted to coverage of the AUA annual meeting in San Francisco.
First patient receives robotic-assisted kidney stone removal with novel platform
The patient was treated as part of a clinical study of the novel MONARCH platform at UCI Health in California.
Dr. Katherine Rotker on destigmatizing sexual health
"I think there's a lot of fear that can go into talking about these topics," says Katherine Rotker, MD.
Liquid biopsy test can detect prostate cancer in microscopic amounts
"The test is fast, minimally invasive and cost-effective, and opens up a new suite of tools that will help us optimize treatment and quality of life for prostate cancer patients,” said Edwin Posadas, MD.
Dr. Linda Brubaker discusses Pelvic Floor Health book
"Hopefully, this will be a resource for people who are preparing for birth, or who have recently experienced birth," says Linda Brubaker, MD, MS.
Advice on using technology to enhance patient–physician communication
Research has shown that follow-up text messages are more effective than telephone calls at reducing hospital readmissions or emergency department visits following hospital discharge.
FDA grants 510(k) clearance to LithoVue Elite System for ureteroscopy
The device has the ability to monitor intrarenal pressure (IRP) in real-time during kidney stone procedures.
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