AUA 2014 Annual Meeting

RUN was on-site at the American Urological Association's 2014 meeting in Orlando. Read through our extensive daily coverage for the latest clinical updates.


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AUA 2014 General News AUA Kidney Stone Guidelines Unveiled

AUA Kidney Stone Guidelines Unveiled

At its annual meeting, the American Urological Association provided details of its first guidelines for the medical management of urolithiasis.

AUA 2014 Prostate Cancer RARP Surgical Volume Has No Effect on Quality of Life

RARP Surgical Volume Has No Effect on Quality of Life

Study compared surgeons who performed fewer than 100 robot-assisted radical prostatectomies with those who performed 100 or more.

AUA 2014 Peyronie's Disease Yachia Corporoplasty Offers Long-Term Peyronie's Relief

Yachia Corporoplasty Offers Long-Term Peyronie's Relief

Single-institution study finds most patients satisfied with the results and would have the surgery again.

AUA 2014 Peyronie's Disease CCH Injection Interval Flexible in Peyronie's Patients

CCH Injection Interval Flexible in Peyronie's Patients

Allowing 1, 2, or 3 or more days between the first and second injection of collagenase clostridium histolyticum does not impact efficacy.

AUA 2014 Prostate Cancer Maximal Tumor Diameter Predicts PSA Failure Risk

Maximal Tumor Diameter Predicts PSA Failure Risk

This parameter can identify prostate cancer patients for whom adjuvant radiation therapy after radical prostatectomy may be of no benefit.

AUA 2014 Prostate Cancer Fluoroquinolone Resistance Ups Post-Biopsy Infection Risk

Fluoroquinolone Resistance Ups Post-Biopsy Infection Risk

Detecting fluoroquinolone-resistant organisms may allow for targeted antibiotic prophylaxis and identification of men at risk for infection.

AUA 2014 General News Shorter RCC Recurrence Time Ups Risk of Cancer-Specific Death

Shorter RCC Recurrence Time Ups Risk of Cancer-Specific Death

The risk of cancer-specific death at 1 year was 48% and 23% for patients whose disease recurred at 3 months and 3 years, respectively.

AUA 2014 Prostate Cancer Salvage Prostate Surgery Effective for Some Men

Salvage Prostate Surgery Effective for Some Men

Patients should be selected carefully because of a higher incidence of locally advanced disease and regional lymph node metastases.

AUA 2014 General News TURP Better than PAE for Bladder Outlet Obstruction

TURP Better than PAE for Bladder Outlet Obstruction

Researchers compared transurethral resection of the prostate with prostate artery embolization in a randomized trial.

AUA 2014 Prostate Cancer Post-Brachytherapy PSA Bounce Linked to Sexual Activity

Post-Brachytherapy PSA Bounce Linked to Sexual Activity

PSA bounce was associated with significantly higher scores on the International Index of Erectile Function-15 questionnaire.

AUA 2014 Prostate Cancer Minimum 15-Year Follow-Up After PCa Treatment Suggested

Minimum 15-Year Follow-Up After PCa Treatment Suggested

Study reveals a late recurrence rate of 3% and 5% at 15 and 20 years, respectively, after radiotherapy.

AUA 2014 Peyronie's Disease Younger Men Less Satisfied with Peyronie's Disease Treatment

Younger Men Less Satisfied with Peyronie's Disease Treatment

Perceived outcomes of patients aged 29 years or younger are different from those of patients in other age groups, study finds.

AUA 2014 Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Treatment Incurs Long-Term Adverse Effects

Prostate Cancer Treatment Incurs Long-Term Adverse Effects

In a study, 84% of men treated with radical surgery or radiation had erectile dysfunction after a median 11 years after their PCa diagnosis.

AUA 2014 Peyronie's Disease Penile Traction Does Not Interfere with IFN Therapy for PD

Penile Traction Does Not Interfere with IFN Therapy for PD

Study reveals no significant impact on changes in penile curvature or length.

AUA 2014 General News Renal Mass Biopsy Underused in U.S.

Renal Mass Biopsy Underused in U.S.

The proportion of patients undergoing the procedure has stayed at 6%-7% annually.

AUA 2014 General News Study Identifies RCC Predictors

Study Identifies RCC Predictors

Larger tumor size, male sex, and higher nephrometry score indicate a greater likelihood that a renal mass is malignant, researchers report.

AUA 2014 General News Obese Patients Live Longer After Radical Cystectomy

Obese Patients Live Longer After Radical Cystectomy

Their risk of death is 40% lower than that of patients who are not obese, study shows.

AUA 2014 Erectile Dysfunction HIFU May Lessen Burden of Erectile Dysfunction

HIFU May Lessen Burden of Erectile Dysfunction

IIEF scores at 6 months post-op not significantly different from baseline, study finds.

AUA 2014 Erectile Dysfunction Penile Ultrasound Recommended for Young ED Patients

Penile Ultrasound Recommended for Young ED Patients

A significant proportion of these men have vascular abnormalities, a study found.

AUA 2014 Prostate Cancer Drug Improves Outcomes in Chemotherapy-Naïve mCRPC Patients

Drug Improves Outcomes in Chemotherapy-Naïve mCRPC Patients

Enzalutamide decreases the risk of radiographic progression and death compared with placebo in men not previously treated with docetaxel.

AUA 2014 General News Older Paternal Age Reduces IUI Live Birth Rates

Older Paternal Age Reduces IUI Live Birth Rates

Intrauterine insemination success rates decrease by 20% with each 10-year increment in men's age.

AUA 2014 Prostate Cancer Low-Risk PCa Diagnosed on Repeat Biopsy More Favorable

Low-Risk PCa Diagnosed on Repeat Biopsy More Favorable

Patients are less likely to have Gleason upgrading and extracapsular extension.

AUA 2014 General News Doxazosin for BPH Has Minimal Effect on Sexual Function

Doxazosin for BPH Has Minimal Effect on Sexual Function

Ejaculatory function worsens, however, in men taking 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors.

AUA 2014 Erectile Dysfunction Transperineal Biopsy Carries Erectile Dysfunction Risk

Transperineal Biopsy Carries Erectile Dysfunction Risk

Researchers observe a short-term significant decline erectile function at 1 month, but this fully recovers by 6 months.

AUA 2014 Peyronie's Disease PIG-Related Sensory Loss Rare Beyond 1 Year

PIG-Related Sensory Loss Rare Beyond 1 Year

Loss of penile sensation after plaque incision and grafting surgery for Peyonie's disease declines over time.

AUA 2014 Prostate Cancer MRI/US Fusion Prostate Biopsy Predicts Final Pathology Better

MRI/US Fusion Prostate Biopsy Predicts Final Pathology Better

It has lower pathologic upgrade rates at radical prostatectomy compared with standard 12-core biopsy.

AUA 2014 Peyronie's Disease Nonsurgical Peyronie's Treatments Compared

Nonsurgical Peyronie's Treatments Compared

In a study of rats, penile traction had the edge for correcting curvature, but a vacuum erectile device was better for preserving erectile function.

AUA 2014 General News SUI Patients Benefit Long-Term from TVT Procedure

SUI Patients Benefit Long-Term from TVT Procedure

The cure rate was 82.5% at 13 years after surgery, investigators report.

AUA 2014 Prostate Cancer Metformin-Statin Combo Cuts PCa Recurrence Rate

Metformin-Statin Combo Cuts PCa Recurrence Rate

Synergistic effect observed in a study of 3,031 patients who underwent radical prostatectomy.

AUA 2014 General News Shock Wave Lithotripsy Has Minimal Impact on Renal Function

Shock Wave Lithotripsy Has Minimal Impact on Renal Function

Even multiple treatments have a negligible effect, Canadian researchers concluded.

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