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Delaware Urologic Associate's, Dr. Peter J. Muench, Presents Advances in Incontinence Treatment with a New Perspective and Outlook

With all of the new treatments available for incontinence nowadays, an effective and easy solution is within reach for men and women struggling with incontinence. The main roadblock to that solution might just be the patient himself, by minimizing the severity of his condition. Dr. Peter Muench o...

NIH launches unique effort to advance study of urologic chronic pelvic pain disorders

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces awards to eight academic research centers to conduct collaborative studies of urologic chronic pelvic pain disorders by looking for clues outside the bladder an...

NIDDK publishes new resources about urologic and kidney disorders

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published several new resources to help people learn more about urologic and kidney disorders. These disorders are among the most critical health problems in the United State...

Uroplasty, Inc. Reports Presentations of Urgent(R) PC Studies at the 2008 Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates Annual Symposium

MINNEAPOLIS, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Uroplasty, Inc. (Amex: UPI) announced today the presentation of the findings of three studies on its Urgent(R) PC Neuromodulation System, a proprietary, minimally invasive nerve stimulation device, designed for office-based treatment of overactive...

Studies on Urgent(R) PC to be Presented at the 2008 Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates Annual Symposium

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Uroplasty, Inc. (Amex: UPI), a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products for the treatment of voiding dysfunction, announced today that the Urgent(R) PC Neuromodulation System, its proprietary, ...

Quality-of-life yardstick needed for children with serious urologic conditions, Hopkins study shows

A small but revealing study from the Johns Hopkins Childrens Center suggests that a widely used tool to measure physical, emotional and psychological functioning and well-being in children may fail to accurately gauge these quality-of-life indicators in the children with some of the most severe bl...

California Cancer Specialists Medical Group, Inc. Opens Outpatient Cancer Center in South Pasadena, Calif., With Renowned Medical Staff, State-of-the-Art Technology

... also offer physician expertise in oncology, infusion, hematology, general oncologic surgery, thoracic surgery, gynecologic oncology, neurosurgery and urologic oncology. California Cancer Specialist physicians are on staff at the area's leading hospitals including City of Hope in Duarte and Huntington ...

40 Northwest Hospital Physicians Named Among Seattle's Top Doctors by Seattle Magazine

... -- Pulmonary Medicine Julie Carkin, MD -- Rheumatology Ralph Pascualy, MD -- Sleep Medicine Joseph Marquez, MD -- Urology and urologic Surgery Terence Quigley, MD -- Vascular Surgery Astrid Morris, MD -- Oncology, Breast Cancer (Radiation) Vivek Mehta, MD -- On...

UT Southwestern, UT Arlington to develop magnetic surgery tools

...ore freely," explained Dr. Jeffrey Cadeddu, professor of urology and radiology and director of the Clinical Center for Minimally Invasive Treatment of urologic Cancer. "The magnetic maneuverability affords a much greater range of motion inside the abdominal cavity, allowing the surgical team to more easily p...

Prostate Drug Appears Safer Than Thought

...eters. "We're showing that this is all related to size" of the prostate, Dr. Joseph Presti Jr., a research professor in urology and director of the urologic oncology program at Stanford, said in a news release from the university. The authors of the 2003 study reached similar conclusions after they anal...

Constipation May Lead to Other Problems

...h as hemorrhoids, anal fissures, fecal incontinence, colonic conditions and urologic disorders. Dr. Nicholas J. Talley, chairman of internal medicine at Ma... There also appears to be a causal relationship between constipation and urologic disorders. Despite such connections, the number of medications approved...

AUA Foundation announces 2009 Research Scholar Program award winners

...d women who are interested in pursuing a career in urologic research. Applicants can choose from one- and tw...hope to attract the best and brightest to research urologic conditions so that we can meet our goal of ultimately curing urologic diseases." The following researchers have been...

AUA Foundation names the 2009 Astellas Rising Stars in Urology award winners

...al to provide significant insight into these major urologic diseases," said AUA Foundation Executive Director ...th Astellas Pharma US, Inc., to promote careers in urologic research to young urology faculty. Astellas has co...rologists who are making a long-term commitment to urologic research. Applicants to this award have already de...

Jennifer Dodson, M.D., named 2009 AUA Foundation/NIDDK/NCI Surgeon-Scientist Award winner

...s research on the quality of life in children with urologic diseases exemplifies the type of research this cou...ention, detection, treatment and, ultimately, cure urologic diseases," said AUA Foundation Executive Director ... who are making a long-term commitment to focus on urologic research by providing supplemental salary support ...

Prostate cancer test improves prediction of disease course

...measure the accuracy of CAPRA for its ability to predict metastasis or mortality. The study looked at men from the Cancer of the Prostate Strategic urologic Research Endeavor (CaPSURE). A national disease registry launched by UCSF in 1995, it tracks prostate cancer patients at 40 primarily community-based ...

Advanced Prostate Cancer Deadlier in Younger Men

...ntigen (PSA) at age 40, Freedland said. The lessons Lin, who is chief of urologic oncology at the University of Washington, drew from the study were not prim...itute . SOURCES: Daniel W. Lin, M.D., chief, urologic oncology, University of Washington, Seattle; Otis W. Brawley, M.D., chief m...

Valuable New Resources for Treating Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

...ounces recent additions to urologychannel.com, its urologic health community. The physician-developed new reso...site that provides comprehensive information about urologic conditions, announces recent enhancements to its s...ation that has helped millions of people deal with urologic issues. With the recent addition of Questions to ...

Ketchum's Nancy Hicks Honored with PRSA Health Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award

...l Center, won a PRSA "Silver Anvil" award; She conducted a national campaign on incontinence, in partnership with the American Foundation for urologic Disease, widely credited for heightening awareness of this important health issue; She worked with the American Association of Clinical Endocr...

Prevalence of Interstitial Cystitis in U.S. Much Larger Than Previously Believed

...o eight million women in the United States may have interstitial cystitis (IC). This newly released prevalence number, presented at the 2009 American urologic Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, represents about 3 to 6 percent of all U.S. women. This sharper picture of who has IC and what it is results f...

EAU Research Foundation organizes meeting in Amsterdam highlighting translational research results

...ds: "The European Union is keen to show the European public what is done with the money spent on prostate cancer research and to discuss the future of urologic research. Therefore Ms Maria Vidal, Scientific Officer, DG Research, European Commission, will be joining the meeting." How will diagnostics and th...

Data Show Dutasteride Reduces Prostate Cancer Diagnosis in Men With Increased Risk

...ore than 16,000 members throughout the world. An educational nonprofit organization, the AUA pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care by carrying out a wide variety of programs for members and their patients. Contact: Wendy Waldsachs Isett, AUA Cell: 410-977-4...

Verathon(R) Introduces BladderScan(R) BVM 9500 Bladder Volume Instrument To Help Urologists Diagnose Bladder Dysfunction

... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061011/SFW044LOGO ) Bladder Outlet Obstruction (BOO) is reported to be one of the most common urologic problems among elderly male patients.(1) To date, definitive diagnosis of BOO has been achieved through invasive, time-consuming urodynamics testing.(...

New Data Presented at AUA's Annual Conference Prove GELNIQUE(TM) (oxybutynin chloride) 10% gel is an Effective, Safe Option for Female Overactive Bladder (OAB) Patients

... that we have an effective treatment that is both well tolerated and convenient for our female patients," said Roger R. Dmochowski, M.D., professor of urologic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and director of the Vanderbilt Continence Center, in Nashville, who presented the new findings. "Ou...

AUA Counters Mainstream Recommendations with New Best Practice Statement on Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing

...ore than 16,000 members throughout the world. An educational nonprofit organization, the AUA pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care by carrying out a wide variety of programs for members and their patients. MEDIA CONTACTS: AUA Media Relations: Wendy Isett, 410...

Drinking Diet Soda May Reduce the Risk of Forming Kidney Stones

...ore than 16,000 members throughout the world. An educational nonprofit organization, the AUA pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care by carrying out a wide variety of programs for members and their patients. MEDIA BRIEFING: Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 11-11:30 a.m. CT ...

Tadalafil May Effectively Treat Symptoms of BPH-LUTS in Addition to Erectile Dysfunction

...ore than 16,000 members throughout the world. An educational nonprofit organization, the AUA pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care by carrying out a wide variety of programs for members and their patients. MEDIA BRIEFING: Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 10:30-11 a.m. CT ...

Neuisys Announces FDA Clearance of UroCARE

...the need for a dedicated radiography room or the need for patient to go to another facility for a KUB. "UroCARE was specifically designed for the urologic surgeon to facilitate decision making for ureteroscopy or lithotripsy," said Dr. Edward Janosko of Atlantic Urology in Wilmington, North Carolina and ...

Prostate Study Shows BOTOX May Be Safe, Effective Method for Managing Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

...gnificant impact BPH can have on a man's quality of life," said Dr. E. David Crawford, one of the principal investigators of the study and head of the urologic Oncology Department at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center . "These data indicate that BOTOX is an effective, fast-acting treatment op...

Statins Guard Against Prostate Cancer

...prostate cancer prevention," said Dr. Lionel L. Banez, from the Division of urologic Surgery and Duke Prostate Center at Duke University Medical Center and lead...Toronto Medical Center, Ontario, Canada; Lionel L. Banez, M.D., Division of urologic Surgery and Duke Prostate Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N...

Major statin study reveals several important findings for reducing prostate cancer and disease

...0 to 79 from 1990 to the present to assess various urologic outcomes among aging men. "One of the major a...how long statins were used and multiple aspects of urologic function," says Jennifer St. Sauver, Ph.D. , Mayo...is theory," says Rodney Breau, M.D., a Mayo Clinic urologic oncology fellow who led the study. "Our research p...

Robotic approach to urothelial cancer of the kidney proves to be beneficial for patients

...Meeting. Using da Vinci robot-assisted technology, urologic cancer surgeons perform complicated urologic cases using minimally invasive surgery. Standa...y feasible." In this video abstract, Fox Chase urologic cancer surgeons, Viterbo and her colleague David Y...

Harvard Medical School Prostate Disease Website Guides Patients Through Decision-Making Process

...atment. The website, www.HarvardProstateKnowledge.org , was created by Dr. Marc Garnick, an internationally-renowned expert in medical oncology and urologic cancer. This website is especially timely given all of the recent discussion on prostate disease and the complex information that men and their famili...

CyberKnife Radiosurgery Used to Treat More Than 3,000 Prostate Cancer Patients Worldwide

...al Update Theater, which offers a variety of educational talks and presentations during the Annual Meeting. Lee Ponsky, M.D., chief of the Division of urologic Oncology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio; and David Spellberg, M.D., Urologist, Naples Urology Associates in Naples, Flor...

Hahnemann University Hospital Granted Surgical Fellowship Training Program for Pelvic Floor Disorders

...ogram. ABOG has granted the approval of one new fellow per year for a period of three years. "This fellowship program will further strengthen the urologic gynecology service line at Hahnemann, as well as contributing to our rich history as a medical teaching hospital," stated Michael P. Halter, FACHE, ch...

Watson to Host and Webcast Investment Community Meeting at American Urological Association Annual Meeting

...d tolerability of GELNIQUE(TM) (oxybutynin chloride) Gel 10% versus placebo from Phase 3 trials. Reviewed by Roger R. Dmochowski, M.D., Department of urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville , TN The event will be held on Monday, April 27, 2...

Robot improves suture proficiency more rapidly for surgeons inexperienced in laparoscopic techniques

...not have any experience in freehand laparoscopy or RALS and two experienced urologic surgeons, one of whom had no experience in laparoscopic techniques and the ...experience by completing the five freehand laparoscopies and five RALS, the urologic surgeon who had started the study with limited technical knowledge performe...

Pelvic pain as prevalent in teens as older males, Queen's researchers discover

... costs society a lot in direct and indirect ways," says Urology professor Curtis Nickel, who co-authored the study. "CP/CPPS is the black sheep of the urologic diseases," he says. "It used to be prostate cancer, and before that it was ED. We have always been aware that adult men are suffering and are reluctan...

American Urological Association Statement in Support of Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing

...ore than 15,000 members throughout the world. An educational nonprofit organization, the AUA pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care by carrying out a wide variety of programs for members and their patients, including UrologyHealth.org, an award-winning on-line patient educatio...

Cleveland Clinic First To Perform Nephrectomy Completely Transvaginally

... patient-centered care. The institute is a world leader in treating complex urologic and kidney conditions in adults and children, and U.S. News & World Rep...ed medical advances including partial nephrectomy, laparoscopic and robotic urologic surgery, and the bioartificial kidney, while serving tens of thousands of p...

US trial shows no early mortality benefit from annual prostate cancer screening

...it is probably not necessary to be screened for prostate cancer," says the study's lead author and principal investigator Gerald Andriole, M.D., chief urologic surgeon at the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. But it's too soon, he added, to make b...
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