female urology

Urology, gynecology collaboration addresses rising demandIn 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.
Female Urology: SUFU launches clinical care pathway for OAB patientsOther female urology topics discussed at this year's AUA meeting include preoperative urodynamics for women undergoing prolapse surgery and a study on nocturia.
Does specialty affect sling complication rate?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.
Urologists, GYNs demonstrate slings’ safety"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.
AUA 2016: Experts offer guidance on the meetingTo 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.
Being female appears to affect urologists’ case mixAn 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.
Large study: Robotic prolapse repair safe, durableA robot-assisted abdominal approach to pelvic organ prolapse repair has a favorable safety profile and is associated with durable anatomic outcomes, findings of a retrospective chart review indicate.
Long-term benefits observed with sling proceduresThe 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.
Low provider volume raises mesh removal riskAccording 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.
Mid-urethral slings demonstrate efficacy, few adverse effectsA 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.