In this interview, Sarah E. McAchran, MD, discusses the need for urology-gynecology collaboration, the background behind the ABMS recognizing the female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery subspecialty, and how barriers to full integration of providers treating pelvic floor disorders can be overcome.
Gynecologists derive higher complication rates than urologists during the first 30 days following sling procedures for urinary incontinence, according to a multicenter study presented at the European Association of Urology annual congress in Munich, Germany.
"An abstract authored by Löppenberg et al is an interesting analysis of information from a respected prospective database examining variations in the quality of care provided to patients undergoing sling placement by gynecologists and urologists," write Seth A. Cohen, MD, and Shlomo Raz, MD.
To guide you through the 2016 AUA annual meeting and help maximize your time, Urology Times’ editorial board has reviewed the program to identify the key trends and noteworthy research at this year’s meeting.
An increasing proportion of certifying and recertifying urologists are women, and they perform a disproportionate volume of female urology cases, researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago found.
A recently published review expands understanding of the effectiveness and side effects of mid-urethral sling procedures for stress urinary incontinence, providing more information for women considering minimally invasive surgical treatment.