AUA 2014 General News Coverage

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scoring System May ID Best Candidates for SRM Active Surveillance

Scoring System May ID Best Candidates for SRM Active Surveillance

The DISSRM score may be an easy-to-calculate surrogate for competing risk mortality.

Repeat Stone Treatment More Likely After SWL

Repeat Stone Treatment More Likely After SWL

In a study, the re-intervention rate was 11% for patients treated with shock wave lithotripsy versus 0.2% of those who had ureteroscopy.

Predictors of Post-Nephrectomy Readmission ID'd

Predictors of Post-Nephrectomy Readmission ID'd

Open procedures, preoperative dialysis, and higher ASA score were significant predictors of readmission after radical nephrectomy.

RCC Surveillance Guidelines Need Improvement

RCC Surveillance Guidelines Need Improvement

Following guidelines from the AUA and NCCN would miss many cases of disease recurrence following surgery, study suggests.

Inpatient Urologic Surgeries Could Rise Under ACA

Inpatient Urologic Surgeries Could Rise Under ACA

Researchers looked at the effect of insurance coverage expansion in Massachusetts.

VTE Risk Factors in Radical Cystectomy Patients Identified

VTE Risk Factors in Radical Cystectomy Patients Identified

Venous thromboembolism is more likely to occur in patients with neurologic comorbidities and increased operative time.

Flexible Ureteroscopy May Be Suitable for Proximal Ureteral Stones

Flexible Ureteroscopy May Be Suitable for Proximal Ureteral Stones

It achieved a stone-free rate of 95% in patients with stones smaller than 2 cm.

Lower SES Predicts More Advanced Renal Cancer at Diagnosis

Lower SES Predicts More Advanced Renal Cancer at Diagnosis

Patients of lower socioeconomic status present with larger tumors, higher T stage, positive lymph nodes.

Drug Combo Improves Stone Passage

Drug Combo Improves Stone Passage

A higher rate of distal ureteral stone clearance was observed with a dual regimen of tamsulosin and prednisone than with either drug alone.

Tamsulosin Improves Post-SWL Outcomes

Tamsulosin Improves Post-SWL Outcomes

Adjuvant treatment with the medication was associated with higher clearance rates for upper urinary tract stones.

Adjuvant Chemo Use Lower in Oldest Bladder CA Patients

Adjuvant Chemo Use Lower in Oldest Bladder CA Patients

It offers a survival benefit regardless of age, but is used less often in patients aged 70 years and older than in younger patients.

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