. Prescribers should know that the FDA has updated its warnings to say that fluoroquinolones should not be prescribed to patients who have other treatment options for acute bacterial sinusitis, acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, and uncomplicated urinary tract infections
Other pipeline developments discussed in this article include the initiation of an intravesical bladder cancer study, a gel treatment for ED that has met its primary endpoint, a patent awarded for the first rechargeable implantable SNM along with some other advancements.
Bilateral replacement of the uterosacral ligaments with a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) mesh (DynaMesh, FEG Textiltechnik mbH) is more effective than medical treatment with solifenacin (Vesicare) for achieving continence in women with urgency urinary incontinence (UUI) associated with only minor pelvic organ prolapse, according to the interim results of a prospective, randomized, crossover clinical trial.
A new laboratory study suggests that a widely available nutritional supplement has potential to become a new treatment for the wide majority of kidney stones. Clinical research is still pending, however, and there are important caveats about the findings.
After meeting its primary endpoint at 3 months in a prospective, randomized, sham-controlled clinical trial, an intravesical pressure-attenuation balloon (Vesair Bladder Control System, Solace Therapeutics) for treatment of female stress urinary incontinence demonstrated durable efficacy and safety after 12 months of follow-up.
In this video, Dr. Nicholas Kavoussi sits down with Dr. Arthur L. Burnett, II, of the Urology Times Editorial Council to discuss his 2016 AUA presentation, "Preoperative urine cultures for prosthetic urological surgery: What is the evidence?"
"LUTS is an important health care burden, and health care professionals should be screening for its presence in men at risk," writes Steven A. Kaplan, MD.
A new meta-analysis links moderate-to-severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) to heart disease in men, possibly because unhealthy lifestyles boost the risks of both conditions.
A treatment system that uses steam to ablate prostate tissue (Rezūm, NxThera, Inc.) can be considered as a first-line therapy for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to BPH, say investigators from a non-randomized multicenter pilot study with 2-year duration of successful outcomes.
This article provides an update on the risk factors for stone disease and its presentation in children, and offers practical tips on its evaluation, treatment, and prevention.