Urology Times staff
AUA 2013: Data favorable for abiraterone in chemo-naïve men
The most recent data from the COU-AA-302 phase III trial support the efficacy and safety of abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) as a treatment for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer in men who are chemotherapy-naive.
AUA 2013: Cook launches cost-effective endoscopic system
Cook Medical has launched what the company is calling a new cost-effective endoscopic option for urologists. The Flexor Vue Deflecting Endoscopic System is used during urologic procedures to access and visualize body cavities or organs.
AUA 2013: Study puts big numbers on future work force shortage
Researchers are predicting that the number of urologists in the United States will fall sharply over the next 12 years, dropping by 29% by 2025 compared to 2009. The decline could boost mortality rates from several types of cancer and leave rural areas especially vulnerable to a shortage of urologic surgeons.
AUA 2013: Post-RP BNC: Broad surgical experience important
Findings from a 15-year retrospective chart review of men treated for recalcitrant post-prostatectomy bladder neck contracture and incontinence can provide insight for urologists on expected outcomes for this challenging population.
AUA 2013: Stricture: Age, length heighten complication risk
A higher than expected rate of complications was seen among men with anterior urethral stricture, the authors of a retrospective study based on a large, single-practice cohort reported.
AUA 2013: Study: Women can take two steps to lower stone risk
Postmenopausal women may reduce their risk of incident kidney stone disease by engaging in physical activity and avoiding excessive caloric intake, analyses of data collected in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study show.
AUA 2013: AUA guide takes tailored approach to PCa screening
The AUA has released a PSA-focused, evidence-based guideline on early detection of prostate cancer that is intended to assist the urologist in advising an average-risk, asymptomatic man about prostate cancer screening, said H. Ballentine Carter, MD.
AUA 2013: Urethroplasty efficacious for RT-induced stenosis
Anastomotic urethroplasty appears to be effective for managing radiotherapy-induced posterior urethral stenosis, researchers say.
Stone disease studies examine multiple causes
With rates of stone disease on the rise in the U.S., researchers have turned their attention to possible causes. New research exploring the possible influence of diabetes, diet, and even being a surgeon will be presented at the upcoming AUA annual meeting.
Infection sessions to focus on antibiotic resistance, pre-Bx cultures
Bacteriuria, antibiotic resistance in children, and practical management of chronic pelvic pain are among key plenary and poster session topics in infection/inflammation to watch for at this year’s AUA annual meeting, according to Anthony J. Schaeffer, MD, of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.