SUFU WM 2014

sufu x Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine
and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) Winter Meeting

February 25 - March 1, 2014

Doral Golf Resort and Spa
Miami, Florida USA

Dr. Alan J. Wein recognized for outstanding work in urology

CHARLESTON, SC USA (Press Release) - March 3, 2014 -

NAFC presented Alan J. Wein, MD, FACS, PhD(hon) with its Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion award at the SUFU 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL

SUFU WM 2014 - Surgery for IC/PBS: Why, when, who, and what - Session Highlights

MIAMI, FL USA ( - Dr. Debbie Erickson moderated a panel of clinicians who have expertise in treating IC/BPS.

SUFU WM 2014 - The effect of pregnancy on interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome - Session Highlights

MIAMI, FL USA ( - This was an interesting study whose aim was to describe the symptoms and course of IC/BPS throughout pregnancy and with subsequent pregnancies.

SUFU WM 2014 - Suprapubic tube (SPT) placement under laparoscopic guidance: A novel technique - Session Highlights

MIAMI, FL USA ( - The authors of this poster provided the background of SPT placement, commonly performed in patients with neurogenic bladder.

SUFU WM 2014 - Factors influencing barriers to care in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) complaining of urinary symptoms based on the Actionable Bladder Symptom and Screening Tool (ABSST) - Session Highlights

MIAMI, FL USA ( - This was one of several posters on the use of the ABSST questionnaire in the neurogenic population. The aim of this research was to identify barriers patients with MS experience in seeking evaluation for urinary symptoms and how these factors relate to the ABSST.

SUFU WM 2014 - Fesoterodine in the management of men with refractory overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms after surgery for bladder outlet obstruction - Session Highlights

MIAMI, FL USA ( - The efficacy of fesoterodine was assessed in patients with refractory OAB symptoms after treatment for BPH. This was a single-center pilot study of 18 male patients > 40 years of age who had bladder outlet obstruction, treated surgically, at least one month prior.

SUFU WM 2014 - Evolutionary stages in urethral strictures - Session Highlights

MIAMI, FL USA ( - This was a retrospective review of all men (n=25) who had >1 cystoscopy at a single institution, by 2 experienced urologists, between 2002 and 2014, and had ≥ 3 month follow-up. The determination of urethral stricture was according to the Purohit-Blaivas staging system. Exclusion criteria were men who were performing intermittent catheterization and those that had intervention between cystoscopies.

SUFU WM 2014 - Laser vaporization of the prostate with the 180-W XPS-Greenlight laser in patients with large prostates - Session Highlights

MIAMI, FL USA ( - It was interesting to see several research posters that involved male subjects and prostate research. This was one of them.

SUFU WM 2014 - Voiding symptoms and treatments after robotic-assisted prolapse surgery - Session Highlights

MIAMI, FL USA ( - This was a retrospective review of 5 years of robotic-assisted prolapse repair (RAPS) to determine voiding symptoms and treatments at each follow-up visit.

SUFU WM 2014 - Mechanism of action of the midurethral sling: A critical appraisal - Session Highlights

MIAMI, FL USA ( - Moderator, Dr. Craig Comiter, began the debate by noting the many surgical options for SUI which are efficacious in properly selected patients. However, because there are multiple etiologies of SUI, there must be multiple mechanisms of action. He provided an historical list of the many surgical options for SUI: