Urology Times staff
AUA 2013: Newer OAB agent viable alternative to antimuscarinics
Data from a recent multicenter study provide new evidence that the beta-3 adrenoceptor agonist mirabegron (Myrbetriq) appears to be a viable alternative in patients with overactive bladder (OAB) who are poor responders to antimuscarinic agents or intolerant of their adverse events.
AUA 2013: ERSPC: PSA screening cuts prostate cancer deaths by 32%
New evidence from the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC) suggests that prostate cancer screening is beneficial, particularly in the core age group of 55 to 69 years.
AUA 2013: ‘Lift’ procedure shows durable improvement in LUTS
Men with symptomatic BPH had statistically significant, durable improvement in lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) following an office-based, minimally invasive prostatic urethral lift procedure, results of a pivotal randomized trial showed.
AUA 2013: Open, robotic RP outcomes similar regardless of risk
Robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy in patients with intermediate- or high-risk cancers achieves outcomes similar to those attained by the open procedure, results of a large retrospective comparative study indicate.
AUA 2013: Sling patients whose symptoms worsen a diverse group
Stress incontinent women whose urinary urgency incontinence worsens following a sling procedure are a heterogeneous group, researchers report.
AUA 2013: Lap suturing skills: Can they be taught in 3 hours?
Basic laparoscopic suturing moves and skills can be acquired in as little as 3 hours, say researchers from the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
AUA 2013: Instrument may overcome problems of magnetic guidance
Urologists and engineers have developed an instrument that may improve the adjustment capabilities of a magnetic coupling system used in laparoscopic procedures.
AUA 2013: mCRPC guideline designed to assist in decision making
Following the rollout of several new treatments for metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), a new AUA clinical guideline is aimed at assisting in clinical decision making.
AUA 2013: Diabetes may raise risk of aggressive prostate cancer
Prostate cancer patients who also have long-term diabetes mellitus and/or diabetes with organ failure may have a higher likelihood of developing more aggressive, poorly differentiated disease, new study data suggest.
AUA 2013: Mesh removal often means more incontinence surgery
Mesh removal after suburethral sling procedures led to additional incontinence surgery in more than half of patients, including many who were continent prior to sling removal, a study of almost 100 patients showed.

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