AUA 2010 Meeting Coverage

Anejaculation After RT Common

Most men who undergo radiation therapy (RT) for prostate cancer will develop anejaculation, a new study shows.

ED Raises Risk of Calcified Coronary Arteries

SAN FRANCISCO—New research implicates erectile dysfunction (ED) as an independent risk factor for high-risk coronary artery calcification.

Risk Factors For Male UI Identified

SAN FRANCISCO—Researchers have identified medical conditions that are independently associated with moderate to severe urinary incontinence (UI) in men. These include major depression, hypertension, and prostatic enlargement.

Nocturia May Increase Mortality Risk

SAN FRANCISCO—Nocturia, defined as two or more urinations per night, is associated with an increased risk of death, even after adjusting for comorbidities known to increase mortality, according to two new studies presented at the American Urological Association annual meeting.

PSA Rises More Slowly with Age in Diabetics

SAN FRANCISCO—Men with diabetes experience significantly smaller increases in PSA level as they age compared with non-diabetics, according to findings reported here at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting.

Urine PCA3 Superior to PSA in Predicting Prostate Cancer

SAN FRANCISCO—Urine levels of prostate cancer gene 3 (PCA3) can more specifically predict the presence of prostate cancer than PSA levels, according to new findings.

High-Grade Prostate Cancer Linked to Diabetes

SAN FRANCISCO—Among obese white men, those with diabetes mellitus (DM) are more likely than non-diabetics to have high-grade prostate cancer discovered on prostate biopsy, according to researchers.

BPH Drugs May Enhance Prostate Cancer Detection

SAN FRANCISCO—Prostate biopsies performed after treatment with 5-alpha reductase inhibitors increase the rate of prostate cancer detection, researchers reported at the American Urological Association annual meeting.

Study: Dogs Can Detect Prostate Cancer by Smelling Urine

SAN FRANCISCO—Dogs can be trained to detect prostate cancer by smelling urine samples and signaling the presence of certain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced by cancer cells, according to French researchers.

Finasteride May Be a Better Choice for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

SAN FRANCISCO—Finasteride and dutasteride are similarly effective for treating lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia in properly selected patients, but dutasteride is associated with significantly greater sexual side effects and breast complications, researchers reported.

Novel Treatment for Premature Ejaculation Shows Promising Results

SAN FRANCISCO—Pivotal clinical trials of a novel treatment for premature ejaculation (PE) have yielded promising results, a researcher announced here at a press conference during the American Urological Association annual meeting.

Time to BCR Affects Survival Likelihood in High-Risk PCa Patients

SAN FRANCISCO—Nearly one in five men who undergo radical prostatectomy (RP) for high-risk prostate cancer experience biochemical recurrence (BCR) within two years of surgery, according to the findings of a European study.

Undetectable PSA 10 Years Post-Op Predicts Low Risk of PSA Relapse

SAN FRANCISCO—Prostate cancer patients who have undetectable PSA levels 10 years after undergoing a radical prostatectomy (RP) have a low likelihood of experiencing biochemical recurrence (BCR) of their cancer or of dying from the malignancy, according to researchers.

Factors Associated with Male Urinary Incontinence Identified

SAN FRANCISCO—Major depression, hypertension, and prostatic enlargement are independently associated with moderate to severe urinary incontinence (UI) in men aged 40 years and older, according to researchers.

Dutasteride May Ease Prostatitis-Related Symptoms

SAN FRANCISCO—Dutasteride treatment may decrease prostatitis-related symptoms, data suggest.

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