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Telehealth yields efficiency equivalent to office visits
Telemedicine may provide the answer to costly consultations. According to data from a recent study, remote video visits demonstrated equivalent efficiency and satisfaction when compared with traditional office visits for men with surgically treated prostate cancer.
Non-adherence to stone meds raises hospitalization risk
When it comes to urinary stone disease, it appears that prescribers know what they’re doing. According to a study presented at the World Congress of Endourology and SWL in London, non-adherence to kidney stone medications led to a significant increase in adverse health outcomes.
Botulinum reduces pain in interstitial cystitis, BPS
Intravesical onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) reduces bladder pain in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS), two separate studies show.
BPH modality may offer efficient option
A novel treatment for the targeted removal of prostate tissue may soon be coming to a hospital near you. According to the results of a phase II study presented at the AUA annual meeting in New Orleans, Aquablation, a minimally invasive water ablation therapy, demonstrated efficient and precise resection of prostate tissue in patients with BPH.
Study: BPH procedure’s benefits sustained at 3 years
The prostatic urethral lift (PUL [UroLift, NeoTract, Inc.]) yields successful 3-year durability and superior rate of improvement of BPH symptoms compared to transurethral resection of the prostate, according to separate studies presented at the AUA annual meeting in New Orleans.
Low provider volume raises mesh removal risk
According to a population-based assessment of the risk factors for bladder slings used to treat stress urinary incontinence in women, provider volume impacts the incidence of mesh removal or revision.
Long-term benefits observed with sling procedures
The three most commonly performed sling procedures exhibit long-term success, according to a recent observational study presented at the AUA annual meeting in New Orleans.
Testosterone use triples in younger men
Testosterone use triples in younger men
Use of testosterone replacement therapy more than tripled between 2003 and 2012 in a population of reproductive-age men, according to a study presented at the AUA annual meeting in New Orleans.
Paradigm change in stricture Tx favors urethroplasty
A change in how stricture is managed in the U.S. is evident, both among young urologists and over time.

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