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Penile implants coated with antibiotics show long-term efficacy
It is known that penile implants coated or impregnated with antibiotics produce lower short-term, post-surgical infection rates than implants not treated with antibiotics, but researchers from several institutions are now reporting lower infection rates over the long term, as well.
Penile implants coated with antibiotics show long-term efficacy
Researchers from several institutions are now reporting lower infection rates with penile implants coated or impregnated with antibiotics over the long term.
Modified detrusor leak point pressure measurement may better predict renal injury risk
A simple alteration in how detrusor leak point pressure (DLPP) is measured in patients with neurogenic bladder may result in a more accurate assessment of a patient's potential risk for renal injury.
Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery is safe, feasible in pediatric patients, according to study
Researchers enumerate the benefits of LESS as improved cosmesis, reduction in iatrogenic bowel injury, reduced risk of visceral and vascular injuries associated with port placement, lower risk of wound infections and incisional hernias, and possible cost reductions derived from the use of a single port.
Inflatable penile prosthesis coatings show minimal effect on bacterial growth
Infection-retardant coatings on penile prostheses, which have been shown to reduce primary implantation infection rates by more than half, appear to have minimal effect on bacterial growth based on culture data as found at the time of revision surgery
Analgesic spray offers clinical benefits in pediatric patients, cost efficiency
An analgesic spray was used in 60 children scheduled to undergo lysis of glanular adhesions, lysis of labial adhesions, or excision of glanular skin bridges, and worked about 30 minutes faster than analgesic cream.
Children's stone treatment varies widely by hospital
For the past 9 years, a steady increase in the number of children being diagnosed with urolithiasis has been accompanied by an equally steady increase in the ratio of those children undergoing surgery for the condition.
Augmentation cystoplasty may not raise bladder cancer risk after all
A new study challenges what many urologists may feel is understood—that augmentation serves as an independent risk factor for malignancy in young patients with inherent congenital bladder anomalies.
Androgen deprivation therapy and cardiac risk: Guidelines are needed, experts say
Publication of a major observational study from Harvard Medical School, Boston, followed within weeks by a science advisory from AUA and other professional organizations, adds further evidence of a link between androgen deprivation therapy and elevated risks of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, although this relationship has not been definitively established.
Inflatable penile prosthesis coatings show minimal effect on bacterial growth
Infection-retardant coatings on penile prostheses, which have been shown to reduce primary implantation infection rates by more than half, appear to have minimal effect on bacterial growth based on culture data as found at the time of revision surgery.

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