Urology

AUA 2014: Comparing the Efficacy of Prostatectomy Approaches

The Particulars: Prior studies have not definitively shown that robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) helps improve cancer control and patient outcomes. Conducting a comparative effectiveness analysis of RARP

AUA 2014: Analyzing BPH Surgery Outcomes

The Particulars: As the population ages, it is important to understand which patients are at risk for postoperative complications and who might be better treated with conservative

AUA 2014 | Conference Coverage

New research is being presented at AUA 2014, the American Urological Associations’ annual meeting, from May 16 to 21 in Orlando.

The Evolution of Medicine | Medical Blog

Source: BestMedicalDegrees.com Modern medicine has helped lead to a surge in average life expectancy, which was only about 36 in the late 1800s. With humans routinely living

Hospital Medicine 2014: Treating Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in the ED | Medical Blog

The Particulars: Studies have suggested that asymptomatic bacteriuria (AB) should not be treated in most patients, but the definition of the term “asymptomatic” is often unclear when

How Nurse Burnout Affects Hospital-Acquired Infections | Opinion Article

Reducing nurse burnout by 30% could prevent more than 4,000 UTIs and more than 2,200 SSIs each year and save up to $69 million annually in healthcare costs.

Radiation Therapy After Prostatectomy | Opinion Article

Radical prostatectomy (RP) is the most common primary treatment for localized prostate cancer. For most men, the surgery will cure the disease, but up to one-third of

Diabetes Side Effects: Breaking the Silence | Feature

Sexual and urologic problems are common among people with diabetes, but keeping diabetes under control with proper diet, regular physical activity, and medications can help prevent these issues.

Examining an Innovative Treatment for BPH | Opinion Article

Globally, more than 110 million men suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition associated with frequent urination during the day and night, trouble urinating, and/or urinary

Greenlight HPS – Prostate After Brachytherapy | Opinion Article

The video presents a greenlight HPS photoselective vaporization of the prostate after brachytherapy. Source:  Nikos Bafaloukas, MD, PhD

ICAAC 2013: A Closer Look at UTIs | Opinion Article

The Particulars: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most prevalent hospital admission diagnoses in the United States. However, data are lacking on the demography and economic

Functional Outcomes After Treatment for Prostate Cancer | Feature

Understanding the risk for and timing of the side effects associated with prostatectomy and radiotherapy may help decision-making processes after men are diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The Economic Burden of Fecal Incontinence | Feature

Physicians can help alleviate the economic burden of fecal incontinence by talking openly with their patients and offering preventive treatments.

AUA 2013: New Guideline on Radiation Therapy After Prostatectomy | Feature

San Diego, May 7, 2013 – The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Urological Association (AUA) are pleased to announce the publication of the

AUA 2013: Metabolic Syndrome Predicts Complications in Genitourinary Oncologic Surgery | Feature

The Particulars: Metabolic syndrome has been shown in previous studies to be predictive of complications following liver and knee surgeries. The impact of metabolic syndrome on complications

AUA 2013: Neurologic Injury in Robotic-Assisted Urologic Surgery | Feature

The Particulars: Previous research has not addressed neuropathic injury during robotic-assisted urologic surgery. Data Breakdown: After reviewing 334 urologic cases utilizing robotic surgical systems, investigators found 22

AUA 2013: Hospitalizations Due to Indwelling Urinary Catheters on the Rise | Feature

San Diego, CA, May 5, 2013– Indwelling urinary catheters either placed inappropriately or left in place longer than their intended use have resulted in increased hospitalizations, higher

AUA 2013: Majority of Men Do Not Treat Their Erectile Dysfunction | Feature

San Diego, CA, May 6,2013 – Millions of American men live with erectile dysfunction (ED) and although ED therapies are shown to be highly effective and improve

AUA 2013: Prostate Cancer Surgery May Relieve LUTS | Feature

SAN DIEGO — Radical prostatectomy may offer the added benefit of urinary symptom reduction in prostate cancer patients who have concomitant lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), according

AUA Issues New Guidelines on PSA Screening | Feature

New guidelines on prostate cancer screening, issued today by the American Urological Association (AUA), are supportive of routine use of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test in healthy

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