Cheryl Guttman Krader
Pelvic floor muscle training app provides biofeedback
A smartphone app for pelvic floor muscle training has valuable potential as a portal to patient care and education and for facilitating clinical outcomes research, according to its developers from the University of California, San Francisco.
Shock wave therapy found efficacious in treating ED
Experience with low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy from multinational clinical trials demonstrates it is a safe, effective, and well-tolerated treatment for erectile dysfunction, including in men who do not respond to an oral phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitor, reported Robert Feldman, MD, at the AUA annual meeting in New Orleans.
Oral antiandrogen safe, well tolerated in phase II trial
Oral antiandrogen safe, well tolerated in phase II trial
ARN-509, a novel oral antiandrogen, was safe, well tolerated, and showed promising efficacy in men with high-risk, non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) in a phase II study, reported Neal D. Shore, MD.
Stone patients are poorly adherent with medical prophylaxis
New findings based on pharmacy claims data show just how adherent patients are to a thiazide, alkali citrate, and allopurinol.
Postoperative topical antibiotic minimizes infection rate after blepharoplasty
Patients using a topical antibiotic ointment after blepharoplasty had a significantly lower rate of surgical site infections than controls using an ocular lubricant ointment in an observational cohort study.
Optimal antibiotic regimen still controversial for endophthalmitis prophylaxis
Accumulating evidence shows intracameral antibiotics decrease the risk of endophthalmitis after cataract surgery, but questions and concerns remain.
Real-time intraoperative aberrometry enables better surgical outcomes
A new sequentially shifting wavefront device for intraoperative aberrometry provides continuous feedback on refraction during cataract surgery.
SMILE using femtosecond laser brings benefits for treating myopia
Small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) results in similar or better refractive outcomes compared with LASIK for the treatment of myopia and with a number of advantages.
Targeted prostate biopsy: Momentum grows, but questions remain
Use of targeted magnetic resonance/ultrasound fusion biopsy (“targeted biopsy”) resulted in the diagnosis of significantly more high-risk prostate cancers and significantly fewer low-risk cancers compared with a standardized systematic biopsy technique, reported the authors of a new study from the National Cancer Institute.
Dual-acting, anti-allergy agent delivers efficacy, safety, convenience
Olopatadine 0.2% is a well-tolerated, safe, and effective antihistamine/mast cell stabilizer for treating mild to severe allergic conjunctivitis in children and adults.

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