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SUI: Phase III data offer lessons for trials evaluating cell therapyResults of one of the first randomized controlled trials evaluating cell therapy for women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) has helped to identify clinically meaningful efficacy endpoints to refine patient selection criteria for current and future studies, according to investigator Melissa R. Kaufman, MD, PhD.
Bother, symptom severity often poorly correlated in LUTSThe correlation between patient-reported bother and symptom severity is inexact, according to conclusions of a recent retrospective multicenter study of nearly 1,200 patients referred for lower urinary tract symptoms.
How do ureteroscope types compare ergonomically?Findings of a study investigating biomechanical stresses on the urologist while performing flexible ureteroscopy indicate that reusable and single-use digital ureteroscopes have a more favorable ergonomic profile than a reusable fiberoptic instrument.
Episode costs for ambulatory stone surgery vary widelyA study analyzing variation in spending for patients undergoing ureteroscopy or shock wave lithotripsy for urinary stone disease is a step towards helping urologists understand cost reduction opportunities.
Gout patients at 60% greater risk for stone diseaseMen and women with gout are at 60% greater risk for nephrolithiasis than adults without gout, according to a study looking at not only the chronic kidney condition’s incidence but also potential risk factors for first-time nephrolithiasis in people with and without gout.
5-ARI may have adverse metabolic effectsAuthors of a recent study say that long-term therapy with a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor was associated with increased glucose, increased glycated hemoglobin, and altered lipid profiles.
Electroacupuncture shows promise for SUIElectroacupuncture involving the lumbosacral region is safe, well-tolerated, and can reduce the amount of urine leakage in women with stress urinary incontinence, researchers reported.
Test could help detect bladder cancer recurrenceAn easy-to-administer urine test looking for telomerase reverse transcriptase mutations helps detect recurring urothelial bladder cancer, especially non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer, early on, according to a new study.
AUA issues recommendations on surveillance, opioidsContinuing its participation in the Choosing Wisely campaign, the AUA has added five new recommendations about tests and treatments that physicians and patients should question.
[Quiz]: Baby born with atypical genitalia, XY karyotypeA 3-month old baby born with atypical genitalia has an XY karyotype. The baby undergoes diagnostic laparoscopy. The baby is doing clinically well without medication.