Children with neuropsychiatric developmental disorders respond less well when treated for bladder bowel dysfunction

Bladder and bowel dysfunction (BBD) is a spectrum of lower urinary tract symptoms and voiding dysfunction accompanied by functional constipation and / or encopresis and may represent up to 47% of paediatric urology consultations. The BBD cycle pattern begins when...

Can transcutaneous peroneal nerve stimulation treat OAB?

The peroneal nerve follows sacral, pudendal, and tibial nerves as a target for overactive bladder (OAB) treatment. This multicentre prospective randomised RCT compared a transcutaneous electrical neuromodulation system (eTNM) at-home treatment once daily for 30 minutes to solifenacin 5mg once...

Sexuality and erectile function in young men with spina bifida

As our patients with spina bifida (SB) continue to live longer into adulthood we recognise that many of these men experience challenges with sexual health, related to their underlying neurological function. Few studies on male sexual health in this population...

Urethral stenosis after radiation therapy for prostate cancer

One of the most common causes of bladder outflow obstruction in post radiotherapy (RT) cases is urethral stenosis. These cases are miserable and moribund with poor flow rates, incomplete bladder emptying, recurrent urinary tract infections and haematuria. The reported incidence...

Phase two trial of SAbR for primary RCC

A study focused on stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SAbR) as a treatment for primary renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has yielded significant findings. The primary objective of the study was successfully met, demonstrating a 94% local control rate at one year among...

Prostatic calculi and CIC

Although the clinical importance of prostate calculi has been debatable, it is a disease that can cause a plethora of symptoms and signs – sometimes in disguise. Clean intermittent catheter (CIC) is the gold standard method for bladder rehabilitation /...

Catheter-free wireless ambulatory bladder pressure monitor

Urodynamics (UDS) is a useful physiological test for the assessment of a range of lower urinary tract disorders. A key limitation of standard UDS is its inability to record measurements of bladder pressure, flow, etc. in real-time situations and the...

Preoperative use of testosterone prior to distal hypospadias repair

Preoperative hormonal stimulation has been utilised for >50 years in hypospadias surgery. Surgeons utilise testosterone (T) to increase penile size and glans width to try and improve clinical outcomes. However, a paucity of reliable data supporting its use has limited...

AML – a rare variant

With the increasing number of CT and ultrasound scans performed in hospital practice more and more incidental angiomyolipomas (AML) are being picked up, some of which are asymptomatic and may not bother patients at all. This study comes from the...

Synthetic mid-urethral slings for stress incontinence in neurogenic LUTD

Neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD) is heterogeneous because of the multiplicity of underlying causes and mechanisms. In women with NLUTD, stress urinary incontinence may be due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency caused by the neurological disease itself or from sphincter...

Fluoxetine for refractory night wetting in children – is it safe and effective?

Around 1-2% of teenagers above the age of 15 years and 2-6% of adults continue to wet the bed. Standard treatment often includes bladder advice, alarm therapy, desmopressin and anticholinergics. Tricyclic antidepressants (imipramine) can also be utilised. Unfortunately, most have...

Robot-assisted ureterocalicostomy

Ureterocalicostomy was first introduced by Neuwirt (1947) and further described by Jameson et al. (1957) as an alternative procedure for repair of pelviureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction associated with an intrarenal pelvis. Performing ureterocalicostomy for PUJ repair has been suggested in...