Benign Conditions urology

Study: Ultrasound over CT for initial stone DxUltrasound should be the initial diagnostic imaging test utilized for diagnosing kidney stones in order to reduce the higher radiation exposure associated with computed tomography, say the authors of a recent study.
Study: Ultrasound over CT for initial stone DxUltrasound should be the initial diagnostic imaging test utilized for diagnosing kidney stones in order to reduce the higher radiation exposure associated with computed tomography, say the authors of a recent study.
Physical activity reduces men’s nocturia riskPhysical activity lowers men’s risk of developing nocturia and should be recommended to patients with the condition, a leading men’s health expert and Urology Times Editorial Council member says.
Stone patients at greater risk for CHD, strokeResults of a study that included approximately 50,000 patients point to an association between kidney stones and incident cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Prostate Bx linked to rising hospitalization ratesTransrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy is associated with a rising rate of hospitalization for urinary tract infection, new study results indicate.
Genomic variation in IC/BPS based on bladder capacityPatients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome who have low bladder capacity have a significantly different gene expression profile than both IC/BPS patients with normal bladder capacity and those without the condition, researchers reported in a recently published pilot study.
5-ARI treatment linked to decline in sexual functionSexual function in men with lower urinary tract symptoms/BPH generally declines over time whether or not they are treated with medication. However, the magnitude of worsening differs depending on the treatment received, according to findings from the Medical Therapy of Prostatic Symptoms study.
Study: Safety, efficacy similar between PVP, TURPPhotoselective vaporization of the prostate is non-inferior to transurethral resection of the prostate in men with benign prostatic obstruction, researchers reported at the European Association of Urology annual congress in Stockholm, Sweden.
Best of AUA 2014: Stone Disease/EndourologyMatthew D. Dunn, MD, presents the take home messages on stone disease/endourology from the AUA annual meeting in Orlando, FL.
Best of AUA 2014: Sexual Function/Dysfunction
Best of AUA 2014: Sexual Function/DysfunctionLandon Trost, MD, presents the take home messages on sexual function/dysfunction from the AUA annual meeting in Orlando, FL, including studies of clostridium collagenase histolyticum (CCH [XIAFLEX]).