AUA '13

AUA 2013: Botulinum: Equal pain relief across IC phenotypesTrigonal onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) brings equal analgesic relief to patients with ulcerative and non-ulcerative forms of bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC) alike, researchers say.
AUA 2013: Newer OAB agent viable alternative to antimuscarinicsData from a recent multicenter study provide new evidence that the beta-3 adrenoceptor agonist mirabegron (Myrbetriq) appears to be a viable alternative in patients with overactive bladder (OAB) who are poor responders to antimuscarinic agents or intolerant of their adverse events.
AUA 2013: ERSPC: PSA screening cuts prostate cancer deaths by 32%New evidence from the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC) suggests that prostate cancer screening is beneficial, particularly in the core age group of 55 to 69 years.
AUA 2013: Men with LUTS more likely to have suicidal thoughtsBuilding on previous research suggesting a cause-and-effect link between mental illness and urinary dysfunction, a new study finds that older men with two or more lower urinary tract symptoms are more likely to have recently had thoughts of suicide.
AUA 2013: ‘Lift’ procedure shows durable improvement in LUTSMen with symptomatic BPH had statistically significant, durable improvement in lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) following an office-based, minimally invasive prostatic urethral lift procedure, results of a pivotal randomized trial showed.
AUA 2013: Early steps taken in using stem cells for infertilityWake Forest University researchers have conducted early, pre-clinical work that they say supports further research on the use of spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) transplantation as a potential treatment for male infertility.
AUA 2013: Instrument may overcome problems of magnetic guidanceUrologists and engineers have developed an instrument that may improve the adjustment capabilities of a magnetic coupling system used in laparoscopic procedures.
AUA 2013: Open, robotic RP outcomes similar regardless of riskRobot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy in patients with intermediate- or high-risk cancers achieves outcomes similar to those attained by the open procedure, results of a large retrospective comparative study indicate.
AUA 2013: Sling patients whose symptoms worsen a diverse groupStress incontinent women whose urinary urgency incontinence worsens following a sling procedure are a heterogeneous group, researchers report.
AUA 2013: mCRPC guideline designed to assist in decision makingFollowing the rollout of several new treatments for metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), a new AUA clinical guideline is aimed at assisting in clinical decision making.