female urology

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.
Despite warnings, mesh use for prolapse on the riseUse of mesh in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse is increasing, despite FDA warnings about its risks.
FDA OKs urinary prosthesis, lymphatic mapping agentIn separate actions, the FDA allowed the marketing of a urinary prosthesis for women and approved a supplemental new drug application for a lymphatic mapping agent.
AUA 2014: Studies shine light on new PCa tests, TRT safetyIn our “Best of AUA” report, Urology Times’ editors and writers present the AUA annual meeting’s take-home messages in 15 therapeutic areas.
Best of AUA 2014: Female Urology/Incontinence/UrodynamicsAdonis K. Hijaz, MD, presents the take home messages on female urology/incontinence/urodynamics from the AUA annual meeting in Orlando, FL, including studies on mesh outcomes and the overactive bladder treatment mirabegron (Myrbetriq).
Female urology research examines sling surgery, robotic approaches, meshSling surgery, robotic approaches to sacrocolpopexy and pelvic organ prolapse, and mesh are among the key studies in the area of female urology to watch for at the 2014 AUA annual meeting.