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  • 14 April 2014 10:47

    Lifelong premature ejaculation can be treated by pelvic floor exercises

    A trial presented at the European Congress of Urology in Stockholm reported yesterday for the first time that pelvic floor exercises can be effective in treating premature ejaculation in men who have had lifelong problems.

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  • 14 April 2014 10:46

    OAB Debate: Botulinum toxin or sacral neuromodulation for chronic LUTS?

    The jury is still out when it comes to the query-- which is more effective: botulinum toxin (Botox) or sacral neuromodulation (SNM) for patients with refractory lower urinary tract problems?

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  • 13 April 2014 17:42

    EAUN addresses men’s health issues

    In a passionate presentation at the 15th International EAUN Meeting, Dr. Ian Banks (IE) discussed the importance of addressing men’s health. “Nurses have driven the issues concerning men’s health to the foreground,” Banks said.

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  • 13 April 2014 17:31

    Star Trek in urology: Surgery, Jim, but not as we know it

    Astrophysicist Lawrence Krauss’s wonderful book “The Physics of Star Trek”, looked at how the vision of the future presented in the cult TV series might (just) be achieved through the development of advanced technology. This was the premise of the “New technologies: Star Trek in urology” ...

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  • 13 April 2014 17:17

    New thematic session introduces urologists to neurourology

    One of the many Thematic Sessions of Sunday addressed the link between the brain and the bladder. Prof. Dirk De Ridder (Leuven, BE) chaired an hour-long session with four speakers with different backgrounds, all aimed at informing urologists on a topic they might have previously considered to be ...

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  • 13 April 2014 16:44

    Radical cystectomy: still the recommended treatment?

    “Radical cystectomy is the treatment of choice for patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer,” Prof. George Thalmann summarized at the end of a debate that pitted cystectomy against bladder-preserving alternatives. “Life-long bladder surveillance is necessary for all bladder-sparing ...

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  • 13 April 2014 15:35

    Innovations in paediatric urology at the EAU

    Experts in Paediatric Urology presented the most current research and innovations in the field during Thematic Session 5. All those interested in the field were updated on genetic aspects, the status of minimally invasive treatment in children, modern stone treatment options and the vesicoureteral ...

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  • 13 April 2014 15:27

    Guidelines debate in favour of BCG maintenance

    Audience participation was an integral part of the Guidelines-dedicated Thematic Session 3 where the outcomes of pro and contra debates were revealed through voting. During the session Profs. Richard Sylvester (Brussels, BE) and George Thalmann (Bern, CH) discussed their views on BCG maintenance.

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  • 13 April 2014 14:39

    Surgical navigation still saddled with technical limits

    Despite the entry of more navigation systems for various surgical applications in recent years, the widespread use of these systems are hampered by numerous technical limits and high costs which discourage many surgeons to fully rely on these instruments.

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  • 13 April 2014 08:47

    Reconstructive surgery study won top prize for Best Abstract in Non-Oncology

    US researchers won the first prize at the 29th Annual EAU Congress in Stockholm for Best Abstract in Non-Oncology. Lead author Trinity Bivalacqua (Baltimore, USA) and colleagues bagged the top prize for their work titled “Pre-clinical and clinical translation of a tissue engineered neo?urinary ...

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