AUA Conference Coverage

AUA 2017

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.
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.
Burnout, biopsy, BPH, and more: Post-AUA reviewUrologist Henry Rosevear, MD, reviews his personal highlights from AUA 2017, along with a few bumps in the road.
Pain most common reason for post-URS ED visitsAmong ED visits within 30 days of elective ureteroscopy over the 6-month span, pain was the presenting complaint in about 60% of patients, Scott and White Medical Center researchers report.
Pelvic floor PT improves pelvic pain, voiding symptomsStudy findings serve as a reminder of the importance of prompt and direct physical therapy referrals for pelvic floor pain patients, researchers say.
RRP plus castration linked to improved survival“We believe that aggressive loco-regional resection may be worth considering in well-selected patients as a part of a multimodal approach in the management of men with node-positive prostate cancer,” says study author Bimal Bhindi, MD.
Cryo most cost-effective fertility preservation strategyCryopreservation is far more cost-effective than post-treatment surgical sperm extraction and assisted reproductive technology for men with testis cancer who desire fertility preservation, new data show.
Urologists show low adherence to value-based care pathwayUrologists’ adherence to value-based care pathways for BPH surgery is extremely low and only modestly improved when given individualized feedback on patient outcomes, costs, and practice patterns relative to peers, say UCLA researchers.
AUA '17 puts emphasis squarely on 'value'In this article, members of the Urology Times editorial advisory board weigh in on the themes and specific sessions that annual meeting attendees should watch for across a variety of health policy and clinical topics.