Ageing and the lower urinary tract

Plenary Session 3

  • Location:
    eURO Auditorium (Hall C1, Level 0)
  • Chairs:
     D.J.M.K. De Ridder, Leuven (BE)
     F. Montorsi, Milan (IT)
  • Aims and objectives of this session

    Urological patients become older and older. Surgery in octogenarians is no longer uncommon. This session will discuss specific points on diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases in the ageing male and female patient.

Highlight Session Highlight Session 2
Prostate disease
 C. De Nunzio, Rome (IT)
Aims and objectives of this presentation

To identify and highlight the key abstracts on lower urinary tract symptoms and prostatic disease presented during the current EAU congress. To highlight abstracts that change or significantly progress urological practise and to discuss and comment what is in the pipeline.

 R. Sosnowski, Warsaw (PL)
Aims and objectives of this presentation

Nowadays, ever more elderly patients come to our Outpatients Department and at the Uro-oncological Clinic. We need to be ready for them and give them the right treatment.
By that, we mean that we must carry out the initial, appropriate assessment, followed up by suitable treatment modalities.
The aim of today’s session is to highlight this issue.

 N. Lumen, Ghent (BE)
Aims and objectives of this presentation

Numerous abstracts on reconstructive urology will be presented during the EAU congress. Some of these abstracts might have practice-changing consequences or might provide new evidence. These abstracts will be highlighted and discussed with the current evidence in literature.

State-of-the-art lecture Healthy LUT and ageing: A contradiction?
 A.J. Wein, Philadelphia (US)
Aims and objectives of this presentation

A review of the changes which occur with ageing in the physiology and pharmacology of the lower urinary tract (bladder, urethra and surrounding structures) and the clinical implications.

State-of-the-art lecture Drug therapy in the elderly: Which are the good drugs?
 A. Wagg, Edmonton (CA)
Aims and objectives of this presentation

Attendees will be able to: assess the relative advantages and disadvantages of oral pharmacotherapy; gain an insight into the cognitive safety of antimuscarinic therapy and understand the potential advantages and disadvantages of newer therapies for lower urinary tract symptoms in older persons

State-of-the-art lecture Invasive treatment over 75: What does the literature say?
 J-N.L. Cornu, Rouen (FR)
Aims and objectives of this presentation

Surgery of the lower urinary tract (particularly benign prostatic obstrcution) are daily challenges for the urologist. This lecture will point out the results of these techniques in elderly people accroding to the most recent data of the literature.

Case discussion Surgery for BPO in the elderly
 C. Gratzke, Munich (DE)
 A. Bachmann, Basel (CH)
 M. Gacci, Florence (IT)
Case discussion How and when to stop anticoagulation in surgical intervention
 H-M. Fritsche, Regensburg (DE)
How and when to stop anticoagulation in surgical intervention: The urologists view
 D. Eberli, Zurich (CH)
 A. E. Platek
 P.M. Sandset, Oslo (NO)
State-of-the-art lecture Do we treat recurrent UTI differently in young vs older women?
 G. Bonkat, Basel (CH)
State-of-the-art lecture Long-term catheterisation and its problems
 F.M.E. Wagenlehner, Giessen (DE)
Aims and objectives of this presentation

Urinary catheters are amongst the most frequently used foreign materials in medicine. The catheters are on the one hand used as acute care management tools, such as in acute urinary retention and on the other hand as long-term catheters as urinary diversion.
Problems of long term catheters include infections, biofilm infection beeing the predominant form, and local problems at the insertion sites of urethra, bladder, ureters od kidneys, causing arrosions, chronic inflammation and other long term sequelae.

Confederación Americana de Urología (CAU) lecture Sexual dysfunctions in the elderly couple
 N. Cruz, Seville (ES)
Aims and objectives of this presentation

The objective of this talk is to show the real frequency and different types of sexual activity in the ageing population, the prevalence of the different sexual dysfunctions, risk factors and specific correlates in this population.
A short review of the evaluation and treatment will be presented

State-of-the-art lecture The effect of patients ageing on the offspring
 A. Bisgaard Pinborg, Hvidovre (DK)