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4 days ago
Overprescription of opioids after pelvic floor surgery and a provider education intervention have led to a substantial decrease in opioid prescribing without changing patient satisfaction with pain control, a recent study has found.
4 days ago
A recent study suggests the feasibility of reducing opioid prescriptions without increasing pain scores in outpatient paediatric surgical practice. In addition, prescribing practices among physicians may contribute more to opioid consumption than actual pain patterns.
Tristan Manalac, 07 May 2019
SENS-U, a small and wireless wearable sensor, accurately monitors natural bladder filling during activities of daily living and can notify children when the bladder is almost full, according to a new study.
06 May 2019
Homosexual men are more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction than their heterosexual counterparts, according to a recent meta-analysis. On the other hand, the opposite is true for premature ejaculation.
Stephen Padilla, 06 May 2019
A recent study has shown the safety and effectiveness of an implantable neuromodulation device for the treatment of urgency urinary incontinence associated with overactive bladder syndrome. The device significantly reduces symptoms without any significant safety concerns.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 03 May 2019

Many patients prescribed antibiotics for suspected urinary tract infection (UTI) in the emergency department (ED) may not actually require them, according to a single-centre study from the UK presented at ECCMID 2019.

03 May 2019
It appears that use of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5i) alone or in combination with serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) is more effective than SSRIs alone in patients with premature ejaculation (PE), according to the results of a network meta-analysis.
Special Reports
15 Mar 2019
At the Eisai-sponsored tea symposium during the 27th Malaysian Urological Conference at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, Professor Osamu Yokoyama highlighted the advantages of silodosin (Urief®, Eisai Inc.) in relieving lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostate hyperplasia.
02 Nov 2017
Nocturia is the most prevalent of the lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and can cause a significant negative impact on an individual’s quality of life if left untreated.1,2 In a meeting held at University Malaya Medical Centre, Associate Professor Dr Ong Teng Aik shared his insights on the management of nocturia.
15 Jun 2017
At a recent morning tea symposium held in conjunction with the Malaysian Urological Conference 2016, Dr Marie Carmela Lapitan discussed about the benefits of combination therapy with alpha-blockers and 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors (5-ARIs) for the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Conference Reports
Jackey Suen, 06 Mar 2019

The future of poly(adenosine diphosphate–ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors in the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) is promising in light of encouraging results from recent clinical studies.

Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 04 Mar 2019

Since the approval of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) as standard of care in the second-line setting for metastatic urothelial carcinoma, new approaches on how clinicians manage this condition are emerging.

Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 22 Feb 2019

Studies have demonstrated that robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) is as effective and has a cost advantage compared with open cystectomy for the management of urologic cancers.

Jackey Suen, 30 Jan 2019

Recent research has revealed various potential biomarkers for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), but several challenges remain in fully utilizing them in clinical practice.

Audrey Abella, 11 May 2018
Nanotechnology structured water was similarly effective as tadalafil in improving erectile function, suggesting that it could be a potential treatment option for erectile dysfunction (ED), according to a study presented at EAU held in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Audrey Abella, 30 Apr 2018
The selective β3-adrenoreceptor (AR) agonist vibegron showed superior efficacy over placebo for overactive bladder (OAB) treatment and was generally well-tolerated, according to a Japanese study presented at EAU 2018.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 23 Apr 2018

Targeted antibiotic prophylaxis – after a rectal swab to identify specific intestinal flora – does not appear to significantly impact the risk of urinary sepsis following a transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy, according to a recent study.