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Physician Polls What's your initial management strategy for interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS)?

What's your initial management strategy for interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS)?

Studies have suggested a strong "placebo effect" in the treatment of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome.

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Obesity Ups Bladder, Kidney Cancer Risk in Men

Obesity Ups Bladder, Kidney Cancer Risk in Men

As body mass index increases, so does the risk of kidney and bladder cancers in men and stomach, ovarian, and colon cancers in women.

Prostate Cancer Patients Face Higher Risk of Second Malignancies

Prostate Cancer Patients Face Higher Risk of Second Malignancies

Study reveals a 2-fold greater likelihood of primary kidney and bladder cancer compared with men in the general population.

Bladder Cancer Prognosis Unaffected by Smoking Status

Bladder Cancer Prognosis Unaffected by Smoking Status

Current smoking and smoking cessation prior to diagnosis does not alter risk of recurrence or progression of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer.

Partial Cystectomy Does Not Compromise Survival

Partial Cystectomy Does Not Compromise Survival

Study shows a significantly better 5-year cancer-specific survival rate compared with radical cystectomy.

Metformin May Improve Oncologic Outcomes in Bladder CA Patients

Metformin May Improve Oncologic Outcomes in Bladder CA Patients

Use of the drug reduced the risk of recurrence and cancer-related mortality in diabetic patients undergoing radical cystectomy.

Citrus Fruit May Lower Bladder Cancer Risk

Citrus Fruit May Lower Bladder Cancer Risk

Meta-analysis demonstrates a protective effect with high intake.

Obese Patients Live Longer After Radical Cystectomy

Obese Patients Live Longer After Radical Cystectomy

Their risk of death is 40% lower than that of patients who are not obese, study shows.

VTE Risk Factors in Radical Cystectomy Patients Identified

VTE Risk Factors in Radical Cystectomy Patients Identified

Venous thromboembolism is more likely to occur in patients with neurologic comorbidities and increased operative time.

Adjuvant Chemo Use Lower in Oldest Bladder CA Patients

Adjuvant Chemo Use Lower in Oldest Bladder CA Patients

It offers a survival benefit regardless of age, but is used less often in patients aged 70 years and older than in younger patients.

Aggressive Bladder Cancer Treatments Underused

Aggressive Bladder Cancer Treatments Underused

Radical cystectomy and chemo-radiation offer significantly better survival than other treatments or no treatment, study shows.

Robotic, Open Cystectomy Outcomes Similar

Robotic, Open Cystectomy Outcomes Similar

The 5-year recurrence-free and cancer-specific survival rates with robot-assisted radical cystectomy are 52.5% and 67.8%, respectively.

Bladder Cancer Chemo Does Not Raise Surgery Complication Risks

Bladder Cancer Chemo Does Not Raise Surgery Complication Risks

No increase found in the likelihood of any complication, re-operations, wound infection, and wound dehiscence.

Stem Cells May Hold Promise for Treating Bladder Problems

Stem Cells May Hold Promise for Treating Bladder Problems

Researchers coaxed human stem cells to develop into bladder cells.

Protein May Predict Bladder Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Protein May Predict Bladder Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Heat shock protein 105, high expression of which predicts better cancer-specific survival, may hold promise as a prognostic marker.

Drug Speeds GI Recovery After Radical Cystectomy

Drug Speeds GI Recovery After Radical Cystectomy

Alvimopan also was found to shorten hospital length of stay.