Brief physical therapy improves symptoms, QoL in urinary incontinence
A 1-month programme of physical therapy results in significant improvements in quality of life among women with urinary incontinence, a clinical trial has found. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - March 3, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

LUTS frequency, severity assessed across Finnish population
Urinary urgency is the most bothersome lower urinary tract symptom at the population level, whereas urgency incontinence causes the most bother to individuals, a large European survey reveals. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - March 3, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Perioperative blood transfusion worsens kidney cancer patients’ survival
Patients who receive blood transfusions around the time of their surgery for nonmetastatic renal cell carcinoma have a worse chance of survival than those who do not, results of a large US study suggest. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - February 24, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Sedentary behaviour has unclear link with prostate cancer risk
Sedentary behaviour is not a clearcut risk factor for prostate cancer, analysis of a large population-based cohort indicates. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - February 24, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Detrusor muscle function declines with age
Detrusor muscle function and efficiency decline with increasing age, a urodynamic study of women with stress urinary incontinence indicates. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - February 24, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Partial nephrectomy may offer younger renal cancer patients survival advantage
Partial nephrectomy may offer younger patients with localized renal cancer a distinct survival advantage compared with the complete removal of the kidney, US research suggests. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - February 24, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Advanced age should not preclude sunitinib use for mRCC
Elderly kidney cancer patients benefit from sunitinib therapy just as much as their younger counterparts, a retrospective analysis of six clinical trials shows. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - February 21, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Altering sunitinib dosing schedule improves tolerability
Shortening the time that patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma are on and off treatment with sunitinib improves the drug’s overall tolerability without affecting its efficacy, say Japanese researchers. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - February 21, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Mini-sling partially successful for stress urinary incontinence
A mini-sling that requires a single incision may be a viable alternative to the “gold standard” transobturator midurethral sling for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence, a randomised controlled trial has found. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - February 17, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

New score ‘reliable and valid’ for neurogenic bladder dysfunction
The Neurogenic Bladder Symptom Score is both valid and reliable for assessing urinary dysfunction in people with acquired or congenital neurogenic bladder, according to a study published online in the Journal of Urology. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - February 17, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Urinary tract infections linked to acute psychosis relapse
Patients with an acute episode of psychosis have a high incidence of urinary tract infections, report researchers. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - February 13, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Mild LUTS associated with storage symptoms in men
Researchers from Taiwan have found that the International Prostate Symptom Score can differentiate between men with bladder storage dysfunction and those with bladder outlet disorders. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - February 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Short-Form OAB questionnaire validated
Researchers from the USA have developed a short form version of the overactive bladder questionnaire, which they say can capture the full spectrum of symptom bother and quality of life impact, while being more convenient than the full version of the test. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - February 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Musculoskeletal pain linked to high uric acid levels in kidney disease
Chronic musculoskeletal pain is common in patients with chronic kidney disease who are not on dialysis and is particularly associated with hyperuricaemia, say researchers from Taiwan. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - February 3, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Serum CRP levels linked to LUTS
Research from Taiwan shows that serum C-reactive protein levels are associated with storage lower urinary tract symptoms and sensory bladder disorders. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - February 3, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Incontinence prophylaxis shows potential in pelvic organ prolapse
Research from Taiwan suggests that combining trocar-guided transvaginal mesh surgery with a midurethral sling in the treatment of women with advanced pelvic organ prolapse could be an effective way to manage associated stress urinary incontinence. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - February 3, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Cystoscopy imperative during female incontinence surgery
US researchers say that cystoscopy for lower urinary tract injury should be performed in all women undergoing urinary incontinence surgery, after finding that abnormalities are detected in one in 20 patients. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - January 27, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Sling technique boosts post-RARP early continence recovery
Researchers have shown that addition of the bladder neck sling suspension technique to robot-assisted radical prostatectomy can improve the early return of continence after surgery. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - January 27, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Daytime water restriction effective in nocturia
Researchers from Japan say that some men with nocturia should be advised to restrict their fluid intake during the day and not just at night. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - January 20, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Nomogram predicts overdiagnosis in prostate cancer screening
US researchers have developed a nomogram which they say can be used to predict whether prostate cancer has been overdiagnosed in individual patients diagnosed following prostate-specific antigen screening. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - January 20, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

HoLEP effective for overactive bladder symptoms
Research shows that Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate is effective in improving overactive bladder symptoms and urodynamic parameters in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - January 13, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Electrical stimulation improves symptoms, QoL in stress urinary incontinence
Research from Brazil shows that both surface and intravaginal electrical stimulation can improve symptoms and quality of life in women with stress urinary incontinence. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - January 13, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

SUI and UUI show complex interrelationship
A study by US researchers has failed to identify any modifiable risk factors for urgency urinary incontinence among women undergoing surgery for stress urinary incontinence. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - January 11, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Perioperative analgesia may improve prostate cancer outcomes
Neuraxial analgesia added to general anesthesia for radical retropubic prostatectomy may lead to improved oncologic outcomes in prostate cancer, US researchers have found. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - January 6, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Low testosterone levels linked to nocturia in men
Research from South Korea indicates that low testosterone levels are associated with nocturia in men, independent of both age and prostate volume. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - December 23, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Young women more likely to have negative urodynamics experience
Research from the USA suggests that while urodynamic testing is well-tolerated by women on the whole, patients who are younger, or have anxiety or depression may have more negative experiences of the procedure than other patients. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - December 23, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Incision technique shows potential for bladder neck contracture
A US team reports that deep lateral transurethral incisions are a promising technique for the treatment of recurrent bladder neck contracture in men following prostate surgery. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - December 16, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Potential dual benefits to tackling LUTS progression risk factors
Research shows that several risk factors associated with Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease also predict the progression of storage and voiding lower urinary tract symptoms in men, suggesting that targeting these could have multiple benefits. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - December 16, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

LUTS likely to resolve without treatment
Lower urinary tract symptoms in men tend to follow a fluctuating course with marked variability in symptoms over time, a 5-year study has shown. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - December 9, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

One in three premenopausal women has urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence affects nearly one in three premenopausal women, a study by Turkish researchers has found. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - December 9, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Nocturia common in Japanese patients
Results from an outpatient-based study indicate that nocturia is common among Japanese patients, with men, the elderly, and those with hypertension at the greatest risk. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - December 2, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Midurethral sling dominates female SUI treatment
Analysis of US data reveals that the midurethral sling for female stress urinary incontinence has been widely adopted over the past decade, and this is the primary reason for a decline in the use of traditional surgical techniques for the condition. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - December 2, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

First symptom predicts urodynamic diagnosis in MUI
Researchers have found that the first or most bothersome symptom in women with mixed urinary incontinence closely relates to the urodynamic diagnosis. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - November 28, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Sacral neuromodulation stands test of time in LUTD
Follow-up of patients at a Belgian institution reveals that sacral neuromodulation is effective for the treatment of lower urinary tract dysfunction over the long term, but often requires reintervention. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - November 25, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Findings allay prostatectomy eye pressure concerns
A Japanese study shows that intraocular pressure increases during robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy with the patient in a steep Trendelenburg position, but this is not associated with an increased risk for postoperative complications or changes in visual function. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - November 19, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Medical–surgical integration ‘boosts neoadjuvant chemotherapy use for bladder cancer’
Research from the USA indicates that a multidisciplinary approach and coordination between medical and surgical oncology services can help optimize the use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for bladder cancer. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - November 18, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Lifestyle changes boost QoL during long-term ADT
A study shows that a lifestyle intervention, involving an exercise program and dietary advice, improves disease-specific quality of life in sedentary men with advanced prostate cancer who are receiving long-term androgen-deprivation therapy. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - November 15, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Non-invasive method aids LUTS surgery decisions
Researchers say that non-invasive urodynamics could be used to assess prostatic obstruction and inform the decision to operate in men with lower urinary tract symptoms. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - November 11, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Financial interests ‘driving IMRT uptake for prostate cancer’
A study suggests that the recent rapid uptake of intensity-modulated radiotherapy for prostate cancer in the USA has been driven by urologists with financial conflicts of interest. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - November 6, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Stage and grade dominate RCC outcomes
Tumor grade and American Joint Committee on Cancer stage have emerged as the most important predictors of mortality in a competing risks analysis of patients undergoing nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - November 4, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Sexual dysfunction ‘ignored in COPD’
Researchers say that physicians should address sexual issues in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as a matter of course, after finding that over three-quarters of men with the condition have some level of erectile dysfunction. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - October 28, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Nerve-sparing quality boosts urinary recovery after radical prostatectomy
The quality of nerve sparing during radical prostatectomy has a significant influence on the recovery of urinary function in men with prostate cancer, research shows. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - October 28, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Dietary change should be considered in chronic prostatitis
Researchers from the USA say that physicians should consider dietary changes for patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome to improve symptoms. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - October 23, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Smoking detriment to long-term prostate cancer outcomes
A US study indicates that men with prostate cancer who smoke at the time of undergoing radical prostatectomy have more aggressive cancers at baseline and poorer long-term outcomes than nonsmokers. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - October 21, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Bladder involvement can lead to prostate cancer misdiagnosis
Men with lesions in the neck, trigone, or posterior wall of the bladder should be tested for basal prostate cancer as well as bladder cancer to ensure that they are not misdiagnosed, say researchers. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - October 14, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Clinical depression common in elderly men with LUTS
A study of Chinese elderly men with moderate-to-severe lower urinary tract symptoms shows that they are significantly more likely to experience clinical depression than men with milder symptoms. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - October 14, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

PSA mass ratio shows prognostic power in localized prostate cancer
Research shows that pathologic prostate-specific antigen mass ratio is a significant predictor for biochemical recurrence-free survival following radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer in patients with negative surgical resection margins. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - October 10, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Metastatic site impacts survival in targeted RCC treatment
Bone and liver metastases may have the heaviest impact on the survival of patients receiving targeted therapy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma, suggest data from the International Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Database Consortium. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - October 7, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Inpatient PSA levels ‘should be disregarded’ for prostate monitoring
Researchers from Korea say that inpatient prostate-specific antigen levels should be ignored for the purposes of serial monitoring, after finding that they are significantly reduced compared with outpatient levels. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - October 1, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Tool guides lymph node surgery in Asian prostate cancer patients
Researchers from Korea have developed a nomogram that predicts which Asian men with prostate cancer are most at risk for lymph node (LN) invasion. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - September 30, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news