Update Series (2022) Lesson 20: Artificial Urinary Sphincter Complications: Risk Factors, Workup and Clinical Approach

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Target Audience

  • Urologist
  • Resident

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing medical education activity, the participant will be able to identify common risk factors for artificial urinary sphincter complications, identify causes for early and late artificial urinary sphincter failure, and describe the available treatment options.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
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Education Council Disclosures

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COI Review Work Group Disclosures

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Update Series Editorial Committee Disclosures

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AUA Office of Education Staff has nothing to disclose.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.


Adam Baumgarten, MD, MBA

has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Erectile Dysfunction)) with Coloplast;.

Nicolas Ortiz, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.


Please note: CME Credits expire after three years of original release date. Answers must be submitted by the CME credits expiration deadline to receive credit for that year. Refer to CME expiration table below:


CME Credits Expiration Date                             

2022 Update Series                                       

Month, 2025

2021 Update Series

Month, 2024

2020 Update Series

Month, 2023

2019 Update Series

Month, 2022

2018 and prior

Not eligible for CME credits.

This self-study continuing medical education activity is designed to provide urologists, Board candidates and/or residents affordable and convenient access to the most recent developments and techniques in urology.


Participants receive 5 lessons per month for 8 months for a total of 40 lessons. Each lesson is designated for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. To earn credit, participants must read the educational material provided for each lesson, pass its corresponding online posttest with at least 80% accuracy, submit the online evaluation and claim CME.


The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Urological Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The AUA is not accredited to offer credit to participants who are not MDs or DOs. However, the AUA will issue documentation of participation that states that the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


It is the policy of the AUA to ensure that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.


All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners, presenters, authors) are required to disclose to the provider all financial relationships with any commercial interest during the previous 24 months. The AUA must determine if the individual’s relationships may influence the educational content and mitigate any conflicts of interest prior to the commencement of the educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent individuals with relevant financial relationships from participating, but rather to provide learners information with which they can make their own judgments.


All disclosures will be reviewed by the AUA Conflict of Interest (COI) Review Work Group Chair and/or Vice Chair for identification of conflicts of interest. The AUA COI Review Work Group, working with Office of Education staff, will document the mechanism(s) for management and mitigation of the conflict of interest and final approval of the activity will be documented prior to implementation. Any of the mechanisms below can/will be used to mitigate conflict of interest:

  • Peer review for valid, evidence-based content by the AUA COI Review Work Group.
  • Attestation that clinical recommendations are evidence-based and free of commercial bias.
  • Introduction of a debate format (point-counterpoint)
  • Inclusion of moderated panel discussion with unbiased moderator
  • Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
  • Divestiture of the relationship by faculty
  • Recusal from controlling relevant aspects of planning
  • Selection of alternative faculty for specific topic


The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.


Reproduction of written materials developed for this AUA activity is prohibited without the written permission from individual authors and the American Urological Association.


Peer review is the principle mechanism by which the quality of the AUA Update Series content is judged by the AUA Update Series Editorial Committee.

Released date: June, 2022
Expiration date: June, 2025

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Non-Physician Participation


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