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Beaumont study: Nerve stimulation helps with overactive bladder
Beaumont Health System research finds that symptoms of overactive bladder, or OAB, were reduced in those who received tibial nerve stimulation. The three-year results published in the June issue of The Journal of Urology show participants with urinary frequency, urgency and involuntary loss of urine maintained significant improvement in their symptoms. (2013-05-30)

Primary care physicians vital to complete care of prostate cancer patients
Androgen deprivation therapy is a common and effective treatment for advanced prostate cancer. Among other side-effects, it can cause bone thinning in men on long-term treatment. However, a new study finds that testing is not routine. The authors noted that men were more likely to be tested when they were being cared for by both a urologist and a primary care physician. Their paper appears in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, published by Springer. (2013-05-14)

Comorbidities should be factor in prostate biopsy choice, UCI study finds
UC Irvine Health urologists and health policy experts report in a new study that two written assessments that identify existing comorbidities -- the patient-reported Total Illness Burden Index for Prostate Cancer and the physician-reported Charlson Comorbidity Index -- can successfully target prostate patients who would not benefit from biopsy to discover possible cancer. (2013-05-14)

UCLA scientist discover new kidney cancer subtypes
UCLA Researchers have classified kidney cancer into several unique subtypes, a finding that will help physicians tailor treatment to individual patients. (2013-04-15)

Most men with erectile dysfunction remain untreated, say US scientists
Despite the high erectile dysfunction (ED) prevalence most patients receive no treatment, according to a new US study, presented at the 28th Annual EAU Congress. Undertreatment of ED continues to be common, even though the treatments have a proven efficacy and quality of life impact. (2013-03-19)

Study points to risk factors of mesh-related complications in prolapse surgery patients
Younger age, less prominent prolapse and concomitant hysterectomies are associated with a higher risk of peri-operative and mesh-related complications after prolapse repair with trocar-guided transvaginal mesh, according to a study presented by a Russian group at the 28th Annual EAU Congress. (2013-03-19)

PCTRE meeting: 2-way communication between the bench and the clinic
On Jun. 27-28, 2013, the Swedish city of Malmö will host the second Meeting on Prostate Cancer Translational Research in Europe. This meeting is truly unique as it fosters the vital cooperation between basic research and practice, offering multiple opportunities for researchers and practicing urologists alike. (2013-02-25)

Vitamin C supplements linked to kidney stones
New research from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, published in the JAMA Internal Medicine, shows that men who take vitamin C supplements regularly run a higher risk of developing kidney stones. (2013-02-04)

Physician review websites rely on few patient reviews
Millions of Americans read physician ratings on websites such as, but such ratings are based on scores from an average of only 2.4 patients, a Loyola University Medical Center study has found. (2013-01-02)

New technique for minimally invasive robotic kidney cancer surgery
Urologists at Henry Ford Hospital have developed a new technique that could make minimally invasive robotic partial nephrectomy procedures the norm, rather than the exception for kidney cancer patients. The technique spares the kidney, eliminates long hospital stays and provides better outcomes by giving the surgeon more time to perform the procedure. (2012-12-13)

GW researcher receives $4.1 million grant to find alternative treatment for kidney stones
Jeremy Brown, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has received a federal grant to potentially give kidney stone patients more options with fewer complications. (2012-11-14)

American Urological Association issues 4 new clinical practice guidelines
The American Urological Association introduces new clinical guidelines for the treatment of overactive bladder, urodynamics, hematuria, and vasectomy. The guidelines, which were developed using a rigorous nine-step process to synthesize and summarize the literature to determine the level and quality of evidence for a certain practice, are published in a supplement to the December issue of the Journal of Urology. (2012-10-24)

Shape of urine can indicate prostate issues
Scientists have discovered a simple test which uses the biomechanics of the shape of urine to help diagnose urinary problems. (2012-10-16)

Surgery or radiation, not monitoring, most often sought for low-risk prostate cancer, Mayo finds
Mayo Clinic urologists will discuss findings on enlarged prostates, bladder cancer and other research and will be available to provide expert comment to journalists on others' studies. (2012-10-12)

Specialist urologists should handle vasectomy reversal cases says 10-year study
Vasectomy reversals should be carried out by urology specialists with access to appropriate micro-surgical training and assisted reproductive technologies and not general urology surgeons. The findings are based on a series of surveys carried out among consultant members of the British Association of Urological Surgeons over a ten-year period. (2012-09-19)

AIUM accredits first urological practice
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) recently granted ultrasound practice accreditation in urology to Smith Institute for Urology in New Hyde Park, New York. This is the first practice to receive accreditation in the practice of urology from the AIUM. Ultrasound practice accreditation is a voluntary peer review process that allows practices to demonstrate that they meet or exceed nationally recognized standards in the performance and interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound examinations. (2012-09-18)

AIUM and AUA guideline development leads to practice accreditation for urologic ultrasound
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and American Urological Association are proud to announce the collaborative development of practice and training guidelines in the practice of urologic ultrasound which has led to the availability of practice accreditation through the AIUM. (2012-06-22)

New Firefly technology lights up more precise kidney sparing surgery
During kidney surgery, Firefly fluorescence used with the da Vinci robot lights up in (2012-06-05)

Cleft lip/palate cause much more than cosmetic problems
Children born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other craniofacial disorders face numerous medical challenges beyond appearance. Patients can face serious airway, feeding, speech and hearing problems, as well as social and psychological challenges. (2012-05-22)

Robot-assisted surgery now favored treatment for kidney cancer
Robot-assisted surgery has replaced another minimally invasive operation as the main procedure to treat kidney cancer while sparing part of the diseased organ, and with comparable results, according to a new research study by Henry Ford Hospital urologists. (2012-05-15)

Innovation in male infertility research
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona patented an innovative system to specify in a simple, cost-effective and reliable manner the infertility of a person through the study of oxidative stress on sperm, a parameter rarely studied until now. The method was developed by professor Jordi Benet and doctoral researcher Agustí Garcia Peiró from the UAB Unit in Cellular Biology and Medical Genetics. The Centre d'Infertilitat Masculina i Anàlisis de Barcelona was founded to commercialize the method. (2012-01-31)

AIUM and AUA develop joint guideline for the performance of an ultrasound examination in urology
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and American Urological Association are pleased to announce the collaborative development of the Practice Guideline for the Performance of an Ultrasound Examination in the Practice of Urology. This guideline has been developed to assist practitioners performing an ultrasound examination in the practice of urology and provides direction in the areas of kidney, bladder, prostate, scrotal and penile ultrasound. (2011-12-20)

Rochester study: Age a big factor in prostate cancer deaths
Contrary to common belief, men age 75 and older are diagnosed with late-stage and more aggressive prostate cancer and thus die from the disease more often than younger men, according to a University of Rochester analysis published online this week by the journal, Cancer. (2011-10-19)

Bladder cancer patients rarely receive recommended care
A new study has found that almost all patients with high-grade noninvasive bladder cancer do not receive complete care as recommended by current guidelines. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that efforts are needed to identify and overcome barriers to providing optimal care to patients with bladder cancer. (2011-07-11)

Nearly all patients with high-grade bladder cancer do not receive guideline-recommended care
A study at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center found that nearly all patients with high-grade, non-invasive bladder cancer are not receiving the guideline-recommended care that would best protect them from recurrence, a finding that researchers characterized as alarming. (2011-07-11)

Radiation after prostate removal is cost-effective, but less likely to be recommended by urologists
Receiving radiation therapy immediately after a radical prostatectomy is a cost-effective treatment for prostate cancer patients when compared with waiting and acting on elevated prostate-specific antigen levels, according to a new study by researchers at Thomas Jefferson University. (2011-06-09)

Boston Medical Center chief honored by AUA
Richard K. Babayan, M.D., chief of the Department of Urology at Boston Medical Center and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology at Boston University School of Medicine, was honored by the American Urological Association (AUA) at their annual meeting in Washington, DC, last week for his contributions to the field of medicine, the specialty of urology and the AUA. (2011-05-25)

Digital imaging software to create a 'Google Earth' view of the bladder
A more automated approach to bladder exams could be cheaper, more comfortable and more convenient. The system would use the UW's ultrathin laser endoscope, which is like a thin piece of cooked spaghetti, in combination with software that automatically creates a 3-D panorama of the bladder interior. (2011-05-16)

Success of First World Congress of Pediatric Urology underscores increasing importance of specialty
The first World Congress of Pediatric Urology was held in San Francisco in May 2010, bringing together the largest and most successful international congregation of pediatric urologists ever assembled. As part of a collaborative effort, the Journal of Urology and the Journal of Pediatric Urology have together published the landmark papers presented at this meeting. (2011-04-28)

Long-term study: Robot-assisted prostate surgery is safe
In the first study of its kind, urologists and biostatisticians at Henry Ford Hospital have found that robot-assisted surgery to remove cancerous prostate glands is safe over the long term, with a major complication rate of less than one percent. The findings, published online this month by the journal European Urology, follow an earlier Henry Ford study that found nearly 87 percent of patients whose cancerous prostates were removed by robot-assisted surgery had no recurrence of the disease after five years. (2011-03-23)

Rutgers part of team awarded $3.3 million National Institutes of Health grant for prostate cancer research
NIH has awarded $3.3 million to a research team that includes Rutgers University to increase the reliability of imaging prostate cancer. The team will research ways to help urologists zero in on suspicious tissue in the prostate gland while they perform needle biopsies or localized treatments for prostate cancer. NIH awarded the grant under its industrial-academic partnership program to fund work that can quickly move from the research lab to patient care. (2010-10-11)

Surgery offers long-term survival for early stage prostate cancer patients
In the largest, most modern, single-institution study of its kind, Mayo Clinic urologists mined a long-term data registry for survival rates of patients who underwent radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer. (2010-09-29)

Urgent need for prostate cancer screening amongst Dutch men
A recent TNS NIPO survey, on behalf of the Dutch Association of Urology and the European Association of Urology, showed that almost four out of 10 Dutch men of 50 years and older suffer, or have suffered, from urinary complaints. The same number of men also said in the same survey they are worried that they may have prostate cancer. (2010-09-15)

Study shows physicians reluctant to use chemoprevention for prostate cancer
Despite the dramatic results of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial, which showed a significant reduction in prostate cancer among those taking finasteride, physicians have not increased its use, according to a study published in the September issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. (2010-08-10)

New impact factor of European Urology underlines journal's outstanding position
European Urology, the official journal of the European Association of Urology, has a newly released impact factor of 7,667. This was announced in the Journal Citation Reports 2009, published by Thomson Reuters. (2010-06-24)

5th ESU Master Class on Medical Treatment for Urological Cancer
The 5th ESU master class on medical treatment for urological cancer is organized by the European School of Urology on June 25-27, 2010, at the Barcelò Hotel Sants in Barcelona, Spain. The master class is a prime venue to scrutinize current practices and survey the latest therapies that are still being tried or tested in various medical disciplines involved in cancer therapy. It is open to different medical specialists. (2010-06-10)

John Theurer Cancer Center leading urologist presents research abstracts at AUA's 2010 Meeting
Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., co-chief of the Division of Urologic Oncology at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, internationally recognized for his work in urologic oncology, will be among physicians from the cancer center presenting research abstracts at the American Urological Association's 2010 Annual Meeting. (2010-06-02)

Shelve routine use of costly silver wound dressings, says DTB
Urologists are failing to pick up and treat Chlamydia infection in young men, say UK researchers in a letter published ahead of print in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. (2010-04-14)

Controversial urological issues top EAU's Anniversary Congress in Barcelona
Some of the most controversial issues in urology will be discussed by leading experts during the five-day 25th Annual Congress of the European Association of Urology in the Fira Barcelona congress venue in Barcelona. From April 16-20, close to 12,000 participants and 3,000 company representatives are expected to gather in one of the world's biggest annual professional meetings in urology. (2010-03-15)

Prostate cancer treatment choices vary based on type of specialist consulted
Men who visit a radiation oncologist appear more likely to receive radiation therapy for prostate cancer, whereas men who consult with a urologist with or without a medical oncologist are treated more frequently with hormone therapy, watchful waiting or a radical prostatectomy, according to a report in the March 8 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2010-03-08)

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