A bladder cancer drug-device combination, a localized prostate cancer agent, and a new surgical robot are among other treatments in the pipeline discussed in this round-up.
Other female urology topics discussed at this year's AUA meeting include preoperative urodynamics for women undergoing prolapse surgery and a study on nocturia.
Other products discussed in this roundup include a plasma vaporization device, a laser fiber safety device, and more.
Other basic science research pearls include preliminary evidence from a porcine model suggesting botulinum toxin type A facilitates ureteral stone passage and the identification of two different microdeletions in the NELL1 gene on chromosome 11 in men with Peyronie's disease.
Four-year data on the prostatic urethral lift (UroLift) and data on a new water-jet ablation treatment were among BPH/LUTS highlights from this year’s meeting.
Other key stone disease/endourology topics from the 2016 AUA annual meeting included the use of aspirin in percutaneous nephrolithotomy patients as well as the continuing debate over the benefit of medical expulsive therapy.
This video provides an overview of the prostatic urethral lift (UroLift), highlighting the entire cycle of patient care.
This video demonstrates UroLift placement under topical anesthesia in the office setting and also includes comments from several patients who underwent the procedure.
In this video, Neil Baum, MD, compares UroLift with other BPH management strategies and also discusses his experience with the use of nitrous oxide as an effective sedative during in-office urologic procedures.
Although there is no clear-cut solution to the problem of recurrent UTIs in postmenopausal women, "various strategies can be employed that have found success," write Wade Bushman, MD, PhD, and Brian V. Le, MD, MA.