Canadian Urological Association Annual Meeting Coverage

Obesity, Diabetes Hike Post-Cystectomy Surgical Site Infection Risk

Obesity, Diabetes Hike Post-Cystectomy Surgical Site Infection Risk

Preoperative weight loss greater than 10% and operative time more than 6 hours also increased the risk.

No Worse Outcomes After Salvage Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer

No Worse Outcomes After Salvage Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer

Researchers found similar post-surgical outcomes between bladder cancer patients having primary and salvage radical cystectomy.

Some Post-Cystectomy Risks Increase with Older Age, Comorbidities

Some Post-Cystectomy Risks Increase with Older Age, Comorbidities

A prolonged hospital stay and discharge to a nursing facility were among the risks.

Laparoscopically Harvesting Right Kidneys from Living Donors Safe

Laparoscopically Harvesting Right Kidneys from Living Donors Safe

Donor and recipient outcomes are similar to those associated with laparoscopic removal of left donor kidneys.

Local Tumor Ablation of Small Renal Masses Offers Survival Edge

Local Tumor Ablation of Small Renal Masses Offers Survival Edge

In a study, the treatment was associated with a 53% decreased risk of death from kidney cancer compared with expectant management.

Reoperation Rate Low After HoLEP for Enlarged Prostate

Reoperation Rate Low After HoLEP for Enlarged Prostate

Ten years after the laser procedure, no reoperation was needed for 95% of patients treated for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Prostatitis Found to Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

Prostatitis Found to Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

Researchers observe no association between prostate cancer and urethritis, orchitis, or epididymitis.

Complications More Likely After Radiotherapy vs. Surgery for PCa

Complications More Likely After Radiotherapy vs. Surgery for PCa

Radiation treatment is associated with an increased risk of requiring minimally invasive urologic procedures.

Enzalutamide Superior to Bicalutamide for mCRPC

Enzalutamide Superior to Bicalutamide for mCRPC

In a phase 2 trial, enzalutamide treatment was associated with significantly longer progression-free survival.

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.

New Findings May Explain PSA Bounce

New Findings May Explain PSA Bounce

Transient rises in PSA after radiotherapy may be due to late damage to healthy prostatic tissue, evidence suggests.

Prostate Cancer Progression Linked to Obesity

Prostate Cancer Progression Linked to Obesity

Increased long-term risk observed in men on active surveillance.

Morbid Obesity Worsens PCNL Outcomes

Complication and retreatment rates are higher than in normal-weight patients, Canadian study finds.

Ultra-Low CT Dose Accurately Detects Renal Stones

Ultra-Low CT Dose Accurately Detects Renal Stones

It has a sensitivity of 92% and a specificity of 100%.

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