AUA 2015 General News Coverage

Delayed Stone Treatment Increases Morbidity

Delayed Stone Treatment Increases Morbidity

Unplanned clinical visits 15 times more likely among patients treated more than 45 days after diagnosis.

Larger Stones Hike Re-treatment Risk After Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Larger Stones Hike Re-treatment Risk After Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Patients with kidney or ureteral stones larger than 20 mm are 85% more likely be re-treated those those with stones smaller than 10 mm.

Flexible Ureteroscopy May Beat ESWL for Pediatric Stone Patients

Flexible Ureteroscopy May Beat ESWL for Pediatric Stone Patients

Flexible ureteroscopy achieved a stone-free rate nearly twice as high as that achieved with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

OAB Drugs Prescribed Less Frequently to Men

OAB Drugs Prescribed Less Frequently to Men

A study found that 33.8% of women received anticholinergics compared with 19.4% of men.

Overactive Bladder Increases Falling Risk in the Elderly

Overactive Bladder Increases Falling Risk in the Elderly

OAB treatment is associated with a decreased risk of falls, study finds.

SICU Readmission More Likely Among Urologic Surgery Patients

SICU Readmission More Likely Among Urologic Surgery Patients

The most common cause is respiratory compromise.

Non-Whites Less Likely to Receive Narcotics for Stone Pain

Non-Whites Less Likely to Receive Narcotics for Stone Pain

Study shows no racial disparity in the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Kidney Stone Medication Adherence Rates Low

Kidney Stone Medication Adherence Rates Low

Only 50% of patients adhered to their treatment regimen, with adherence rates varying by sex and geographic region.

Smoking Adversely Affects Urologic Surgery Outcomes

Smoking Adversely Affects Urologic Surgery Outcomes

Current and former smokers are at higher risk of complications within 30 days after radical prostatectomy or cystectomy.

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