Benign Conditions urology

Transfusion rate high with prostatectomy for BPHAnalyses of data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project are providing understanding on trends in utilization of simple prostatectomy for treatment of symptomatic BPH and addressing the gap in information about its outcomes.
Aortic calcification linked to heart disease in stone patientsBlood vessel calcification may increase risk of heart disease in patients with recurrent kidney stones, according to a recent study.
Anticholinergic cycling not effective in OAB with UI
Anticholinergic cycling not effective in OAB with UIThe adage, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again,” does not appear to hold true when it comes to anticholinergic drug use in overactive bladder patients with urinary incontinence, recent study results indicate.
90% of men with LUTS do not undergo treatmentMore than 90% of men whose lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) progress do not seek treatment for their symptoms, according to recent study results that one expert cautioned against overinterpreting.
Flexible URS found safe, effective in stones <2 cmFlexible ureteroscopy is a safe and highly effective approach for treating proximal ureteral stones measuring <2 cm, according to the findings of a multi-institutional, prospective clinical trial.
Ureteroscopy increasingly used for pediatric stonesUreteroscopy is being increasingly used for surgical management of nephrolithiasis in pediatric patients, and that trend appears to be associated with cost benefits, a recent study indicates.
Two-drug therapy fails to improve stent discomfortAdding an anticholinergic medication to an alpha-blocker does not appear to improve ureteral stent-related discomfort compared to monotherapy with an alpha-blocker alone, according to research presented by investigators from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Study: URS found superior to SWL in stones <1.5 cmIn renal stones smaller than 1.5 cm diameter, ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URS) is associated with superior stone-free rates compared with shock wave lithotripsy (SWL), according to a recent study.
Data confirm quick erectogenic effect of ED agentResults of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase IV study provide further confirmation that the erectogenic effect of the phosphodiesterase-type-5 inhibitor avanafil (Stendra) has a quick onset.
‘Continued success’ seen with botulinum injections
‘Continued success’ seen with botulinum injectionsRepeated onabotulinumtoxinA 100 U (onabotA [Botox]) injections continue to provide benefit for patients with overactive bladder syndrome and urinary incontinence and without evidence of any new safety concerns, according to results of a pre-specified interim analysis in an open-label, 3-year extension study.