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Trauma/Reconstruction: 92% success rate for robotic ureteroplastyOther key studies in trauma/reconstruction from AUA 2017 evaluated transcorporal artificial urinary sphincter placement using local tunica albuginea flaps and a model for predicting the risk of urethral stricture recurrence after anterior urethroplasty.
Endourology/Stones: Care utilization for stones growing rapidly in older adultsThe safety and viability of outpatient percutaneous nephrolithotomy and predictors of success after shock wave lithotripsy were among the research highlights in endourology/stones at the AUA annual meeting.
Uro Pipeline: Phase IIb study begins for intraprostatic localized PCa drugOther pipeline developments include a new company formed to develop OAB treatments, a phase III urothelial cancer study meeting its primary endpoint, the formation of a partnership to study RCC treatment, and more.
On-Demand and on-target: Why AUA Course Pass is worth your timeHenry Rosevear, MD, discusses his experience with the On-Demand Course Pass for this year’s AUA annual meeting, including the two On-Demand courses he found most informative.
How to create a more balanced portfolioAs some assets appreciate in value and others lose value, your portfolio’s allocation changes. Rebalancing is the remedy for asset drift and an important part of maintaining a healthy investment portfolio.
BMI predicts post-RP metastasis, PCa mortalityFindings from a recent study also suggest that obesity may be a factor to consider for men with prostate cancer deciding between active surveillance and definitive treatment.
Are anticholinergic drugs overused in treating OAB?Urology Times reached out to three urologists (selected randomly) and asked them each the following: Are anticholinergic drugs overused in treating OAB?
Pre-RP MRI does not affect surgical outcomesResults of a retrospective case-cohort study show no significant differences in surgical outcomes among men who did and did not have preoperative magnetic resonance imaging of the prostate prior to radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer.
Study: Surgery less common for blunt renal traumaA new study suggests that surgical care for renal trauma cases is evolving in two different directions: Endovascular procedures have become more common for blunt trauma, supplanting nephrectomy and laceration repair.
Bx-related complications influence decision-makingMen who experience a prostate biopsy-related complication are more likely to seek active treatment for clinically localized prostate cancer than those who do not experience a complication, according to findings from a review of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Medicare linked database.

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