Urologists at Cleveland Clinic have found a new application for machine learning within their field, and they’re using it to improve shared decision making in the treatment of a common urologic diagnosis: overactive bladder.
The UroMonitor Advances to In-Human Trials
A wireless, insertable pressure sensor to assist in the diagnosis of urinary incontinence and other bladder disorders is safe, feasible and well-tolerated in women with refractory overactive bladder.
Study Reinforces Acceptability of Same-Day Discharge for Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Sacrocolpopexy
Findings from a new study reinforce the safety and acceptability of laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy as an outpatient procedure.
Tiered Urologic Surgery System Helps Prioritize Care for Patients in the COVID-19 Era
A scarcity of resources in the time of COVID-19 has led to new considerations around essential and nonessential care in subspeciality fields. Cleveland Clinic urologists recently published recommendations on how to prioritize care for urologic patients. They also offer insight on how to implement the system at your own institution.
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Bladder Sensor for Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Incontinence
This ‘fitness tracker for the bladder,’ now in preclinical testing, has the potential to eliminate the need for urodynamics and the discomfort and inconvenience it entails.
Routine Preoperative Medical Evaluations Before Radical Prostatectomy: Are They Worth It?
Does routine preoperative medical evaluation before radical prostatectomy justify the time and cost involved? New research reveals the impact of this type of evaluation on perioperative management and surgical outcomes.
Calming the Overactive Bladder: An Update on New Devices and Technologies Emerging
Cleveland Clinic urologists evaluate the latest OAB interventions, from nerve stimulation to radiofrequency ablation.
What to Do for Debilitating Thigh Pain After Transobturator Sling Placement? (Video)
Transobturator slings for incontinence in rare cases can cause intractable groin or thigh pain in some women. Cleveland Clinic urologists evaluated thigh dissection with mesh removal and found it improved outcomes.
Why Cleveland Clinic Has Joined AUA’s Quality Registry (Video)
Cleveland Clinic is now a participant in the American Urological Association’s Quality Registry (AQUA), a national urologic disease registry that measures and reports healthcare quality and patient outcomes. Howard Goldman, MD, the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute’s Vice Chairman for Quality, explains how the AQUA registry works, and how taking part benefits physicians and patients.
Minimally Invasive Treatment Options for Female Incontinence
When conservative treatments or medical management don’t help with OAB, neuromodulation has proven successful for older patients. A urologist highlights the different treatment options.