Urology Conferences

Study: Microarray CCP Scores Not a Substitute for qRT-PCR

Study: Microarray CCP Scores Not a Substitute for qRT-PCR

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Investigators conclude that microarray-generated cell cycle progression score should not be assumed to be a valid surrogate for qRT-PCR-generated scores.

Auto-Injected Testosterone May Address Some TRT Shortcomings

Auto-Injected Testosterone May Address Some TRT Shortcomings

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Single-dose disposable auto injector approved for once-weekly subcutaneous administration of testosterone may cut down on potential problems associated with other options.

Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy May Change Urologic Practice

Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy May Change Urologic Practice

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Promising results from clinical trials could encourage urologists to offer immunotherapy to their bladder cancer patients.

Telehealth Can Improve Patient Care, Help Practices Grow

Telehealth Can Improve Patient Care, Help Practices Grow

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Delivering care at a distance may enable practices to expand their current geographic boundaries and enhance patient satisfaction.

Social Media, Digital Marketing Key to Building Medical Practices

Social Media, Digital Marketing Key to Building Medical Practices

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Active involvement in the digital ecosphere is vital to patient engagement.

PCR Test Bests Urine Cultures for UTI Pathogen Detection

PCR Test Bests Urine Cultures for UTI Pathogen Detection

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A multiplex polymerase chain reaction assay detected bacteria species missed by traditional urine culture as well as more fastidious bacteria.

Shaping Federal Policy a Key Goal of LUGPA's President-Elect

Shaping Federal Policy a Key Goal of LUGPA's President-Elect

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Chicago urologist Richard Harris, MD, says one of the biggest challenges facing independent urology practices is the constantly changing Medicare rules and regulations.

Prostate Cancer Focal Ablation Can Be a Reasonable Option

Prostate Cancer Focal Ablation Can Be a Reasonable Option

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Patient selection and physician-patient commitment to careful follow-up surveillance are key.

'Real-World' Study Characterizes PCa Active Surveillance

'Real-World' Study Characterizes PCa Active Surveillance

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Findings from a large contemporary cohort of men on active surveillance for prostate cancer shows that disease characteristics, not socioeconomic factors, are driving prostate cancer management.

2018 LUGPA Annual Meeting: What to Expect

2018 LUGPA Annual Meeting: What to Expect

The LUGPA 2018 Annual Meeting will take place from November 1-3, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois.

Desmopressin ODT Has Similar Efficacy in Nocturia Patients With OAB

Desmopressin ODT Has Similar Efficacy in Nocturia Patients With OAB

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Desmopressin orally disintegrating tablets resulted in declines in nocturnal voids in men and women with nocturnal polyuria and mild daytime voiding dysfunction.

In-Hospital Falls Often Linked to Nocturnal Toileting

In-Hospital Falls Often Linked to Nocturnal Toileting

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In a study, 28% of all incident in-hospital falls were associated with nighttime visits to the toilet.

Prazosin May Lower Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk After Radiotherapy

Prazosin May Lower Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk After Radiotherapy

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LUTS treatment with the alpha-blocker prazosin was associated with significantly lower 2- and 5-year biochemical recurrence rates vs tamsulosin and non-use of alpha-blockers.

Mirabegron Safe, Effective for Overactive Bladder in the Elderly

Mirabegron Safe, Effective for Overactive Bladder in the Elderly

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Phase 4 trial showed that mirabegron significantly decreased incontinence episodes and micturitions compared with placebo among patients aged 65 years and older.

Socioeconomic Factors May Affect Advanced OAB Therapy Use

Socioeconomic Factors May Affect Advanced OAB Therapy Use

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A study of commercially insured patients showed Asians and Hispanics were less likely than whites to undergo advanced overactive bladder treatments.

Pre-Diabetes Ups Overactive Bladder Risk in Women

Pre-Diabetes Ups Overactive Bladder Risk in Women

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Even modestly elevated fasting plasma glucose levels and HbA1c is associated with increased odds of overactive bladder.

Overactive Bladder Risk Linked to Visceral Fat

Overactive Bladder Risk Linked to Visceral Fat

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The ratio of visceral fat volume to total abdominal fat volume is an independent risk factor for overactive bladder, study finds.

Nocturia Associated With Increased Fall Risk

Nocturia Associated With Increased Fall Risk

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German study revealed a 13% higher risk of falls among patients with vs without nocturia.

Most Transient SUI After HoLEP Resolves Within 6 Weeks

Most Transient SUI After HoLEP Resolves Within 6 Weeks

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Of patients who had transient stress urinary incontinence after holmium laser enucleation of the prostate, 88.6% experienced resolution of the incontinence within 6 weeks after the procedure.

New Nocturia Classification System Proposed

New Nocturia Classification System Proposed

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An expert panel developed a framework of 22 nocturia phenotypes that could set the stage for devising diagnostic and treatment pathways and stimulating research.

Transvaginal Sling Procedures for SUI in Decline Following Warnings

Transvaginal Sling Procedures for SUI in Decline Following Warnings

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Canadian study documents a fall in the annual rate of transvaginal sling procedures for female stress incontinence after 2009.

Neuropathic Detrusor Underactivity More Common in Women

Neuropathic Detrusor Underactivity More Common in Women

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Among patients with detrusor underactivity, 14% of women had neuropathic causes compared with only 2% of men.

Nocturnal Polyuria Highly Prevalent in Men with LUTS

Nocturnal Polyuria Highly Prevalent in Men with LUTS

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Nearly 55% of men with lower urinary tract symptoms suffer from nocturnal polyuria, according to a study conducted in Italy.

Mirabegron Use for OAB Rising, Anticholinergic Use Falling

Mirabegron Use for OAB Rising, Anticholinergic Use Falling

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Mirabegron use for overactive bladder rose to 16% in 2016, whereas anticholinergic use decreased to 78% in 2016 from 97% in 2003, a study found.

Nocturia Symptoms Eased With Novel Drug Combo

Nocturia Symptoms Eased With Novel Drug Combo

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In a phase 2 trial, treatment with an acetaminophen-ibuprofen combination was associated with a significant reduction in nocturnal voids and improved quality of life compared with placebo.

 Long-Term Data Support Finasteride for PCa Prevention

Long-Term Data Support Finasteride for PCa Prevention

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Clinicians can rest easier about recommending finasteride to more men, according to experts.

Robotics Involved in Most Urologic Cancer Surgeries

Robotics Involved in Most Urologic Cancer Surgeries

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In 2015, 69% of surgeries for prostate, bladder, and kidney cancer were performed with robotic assistance, a new meta-analysis shows.

Blue Light Cystoscopy Enhances Detection of Cancerous Bladder Lesions

Blue Light Cystoscopy Enhances Detection of Cancerous Bladder Lesions

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Real-world study confirms the improved sensitivity of blue light vs white light cystoscopy (91% vs 79%) for detecting bladder cancer.

Laser Focal Ablation of Prostate Cancer Improves Outcomes

Laser Focal Ablation of Prostate Cancer Improves Outcomes

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Men with low-risk PCa who underwent partial gland ablation with vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy were less likely than those on AS to require radical treatment.

Node-Positive Prostate Cancer on the Rise

Node-Positive Prostate Cancer on the Rise

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The percentage of prostate cancer patients with positive lymph nodes increased from 2.4% in 2010 to 4.7% in 2014.

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