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Cheryl Guttman Krader
Antimuscarinic decreases nocturnal urgency episodes
In treating nocturia related to urgency, flexible-dose fesoterodine (Toviaz) demonstrates statistical superiority to placebo in several areas, according to a study presented at the AUA annual meeting here.
Pediatric urolithiasis, vesicoureteral reflux evaluation under close scrutiny
Stone disease and minimally invasive treatment approaches are once again leading issues in the pediatric urology section of the 2012 AUA annual meeting.
Maturing data on targeted therapies, vaccines for advanced prostate cancer hold promise
The program on advanced prostate cancer at the 2012 AUA annual meeting will include maturing data from clinical trials investigating targeted and vaccine therapies, as well as some preliminary information suggesting that folate may have a chemopreventive effect.
Techniques promote angiogenesis in engineered tissue
Poor vascularization resulting in insufficient oxygen to support survival of transplanted tissue has been one of the major challenges limiting the success of bioengineered organs. However, researchers from two institutions have reported promising early results from inventive solutions to overcome this obstacle.
Active surveillance found viable for small renal masses
Early results from a registry of patients with small renal masses support the safety of active surveillance using a standardized protocol.
Laparoscopic cyst decortication may offer pain relief
Findings from analyses of long-term data suggest that laparoscopic cyst decortication may be considered to provide symptomatic relief in patients experiencing intractable pain associated with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, but that perhaps the procedure should be limited to those without pre-existing renal impairment.
Repeat stone analysis warranted in some cases
Repeat stone analysis is worthwhile in uric acid or struvite stone formers when they experience a stone recurrence because it appears that a significant proportion of these patients develop a change in stone composition over time.
Stem cell injection may benefit renal disease patients
Poor vascularization resulting in insufficient oxygen to support survival of transplanted tissue has been one of the major challenges limiting the success of bioengineered organs. However, researchers from two institutions have reported promising early results from inventive solutions to overcome this obstacle.
Post-treatment downgrading of vesicoureteral reflux beneficial in high-grade cases
Downgrading of high-grade vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) after endoscopic treatment performed because of breakthrough urinary tract infections results in cessation of febrile UTIs and, often, spontaneous VUR resolution as well.
Hypocitraturia leading metabolic factor in kids with stone disease
Hypocitraturia is the leading metabolic risk factor in children with stone disease, and the majority of a study's cohort had an identifiable metabolic cause for their urolithiasis.

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