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EAU, EUGA issue consensus statement on implant use in treating POP and SUI

The European Urology Association (EAU) and the European Urogynaecological Association (EUGA) have issued a consensus review statement on the use of implanted materials in managing Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) in which both organisations have stressed the importance of following existing evidence-based guidelines, role of surgical expertise and the need for […]

Treating the elderly: Challenges and prospects

Treating the elderly for urological disorders such as Lower Urinary Tract (LUT) problems can pose challenges with treatment and diagnostics issues further complicated with the lack of evidence-based medicine. Plenary Session 3 took up the question of providing optimal care to patients with the theme “Ageing and the Lower Urinary Tract,” chaired  by Professors Dirk […]

How safe is the use of surgical mesh in urogynaecological surgery?

As the use of surgical mesh in urogynaecological surgery has become increasingly common, there have also been an increasing number of adverse effects reported in association with its use, such as infection, tissue erosion, mesh exposure, mesh shrinkage, pain and sexual dysfunction.  For this reason, the European Commission asked its independent Scientific Committee on Emerging […]

Safety of surgical meshes used in urogynaecological surgery: Final Opinion

The Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) of the European Commission, in which the EAU has a strategic advisery role, has published the final Opinion on the safety of surgical meshes used in urogynaecological surgery. The Opinion looks at the risks associated with the use of surgical meshes for various conditions, […]

CEM15: Prostate and kidney cancer studies lead research awards

Research studies from the Czech Republic and Slovakia led the best abstract presentations at the 15 th Central European Meeting (CEM) which ended today in Budapest, Hungary. J. Stejskal and colleagues bagged the first prize from Karl Storz for their work on fusion of MR and transrectal ultrasound images in prostate cancer. Meanwhile, a study […]

Focus on training opportunities highlighted in EAU-USANZ meeting

More collaborative projects and comprehensive exchange training programmes are among the key goals the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ) and the EAU would pursue in the coming years in a bid to boost urological expertise. The mutual aim to expand and build on current projects were discussed during a meeting with the […]

Plenary Session on urology for the young and the elderly

Experts from pediatrics, reconstructive, female and functional urology examined today during Plenary Session 1 a range of controversial issues and stressed the need for doctors to look at evidence-based medicine and tailor their treatment options accordingly. “We need an evaluation of new techniques such as meshes, and we need an emphasis on training and education […]

ESFFU: positive developments, high expectations

The joint session of the EAU Section of Female and Functional Urology (ESFFU) and the EAU Section of Urological Imaging (ESUI) provided state-of-the-art overviews on the current management in female and functional urology. Prof. Dirk De Ridder (BE) addressed the latest developments in stress urinary incontinence (SUI), focusing on the role of urodynamics and surgical […]

EAU-ICUD sessions: Aging population, key factor that impacts prevalence

The aging population not only in Western and highly developed countries but also in other regions is expected to have a major impact on the rising cases in incontinence and related diseases, according to experts who gathered yesterday during the reporting sessions of the Committees of the ICUD-EAU International Consultation on Incontinence (5th ICI). “It’s […]