Charles Bankhead
Sexual Function/Dysfunction: Mixed results with CCH in Peyronie's
Sexual function/dysfunction topics discussed at the 2016 AUA included the findings of multiple studies on the effects of collagenase clostridium histolyticum (Xiaflex) treatment for Peyronie's disease, causes and treatments for ED, along with a study on patient satisfaction with implantable penile prostheses.
Female Urology: SUFU launches clinical care pathway for OAB patients
Other female urology topics discussed at this year's AUA meeting include preoperative urodynamics for women undergoing prolapse surgery and a study on nocturia.
Minimally Invasive Surgery: Study shows huge variance with RALP cost
Robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy effectiveness and cost, as welll as 3-D printed models, highlight the minimally invasive surgery discussions at this year's AUA meeting.
High demand for academic urology positions, according to survey
Results from a survey of members of the Society of University Urologists (SUU) highlight the current work force shortage in academic urology and provide information that is instructive for both academicians and urologists-in-training who are planning their career, said Joshua Langston, MD, at the 2013 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in Washington.
Prostate cancer risk category changes often when CCP is assessed
Risk classification changed in more than half of prostate cancers following assessment of cell cycle progression in tumors, according to a study reported at the Society of Urologic Oncology meeting in Bethesda, MD.
Exercise program benefits men treated with androgen deprivation therapy
Men with prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy had significant improvement in strength and exercise capacity following a 10-week program of physical activity, education, and support, according to a study reported at the AUA annual meeting in San Diego.
Intermittent androgen deprivation therapy appears viable for advanced prostate cancer
Men with advanced prostate cancer had similar survival with intermittent or continuous androgen deprivation therapy, pooled data from two randomized trials showed.
Thulium vapoenucleation found safe, efficacious in BPH
Thulium vapoenucleation of the prostate provided significant and durable symptomatic improvement in benign prostatic obstruction, long-term follow-up of a clinical series showed.
Incontinence following mesh sling removal common
Following suburethral mesh sling removal, half of patients had operations to treat incontinence, according to a study reported at the AUA annual meeting in San Diego.
Need for post-sling voiding trial may be beneficial
Need for a repeat voiding trial after midurethral sling surgery does not increase the likelihood of a suboptimal outcome and may even predict a better long-term result, say researchers from the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network.

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