Canadian Urological Association Annual Meeting Coverage
Patients whose surgical wait time was 3 months or more versus less than 3 months had 10-fold increased odds of having a smaller tumor.
Recipients of kidneys from individuals who donated the organs after cardiac death are more likely to experience graft loss and delayed graft function.
Diabetics taking the drug had a significant 68% decreased risk of grade progression compared with diabetics not on the drug.
Decreasing salt intake could decrease the risk of recurrent kidney stones.
Researchers find no difference in 5-year disease-specific survival between multi-disciplinary bladder-sparing approach and radical cystectomy.
Large prostates and bladder neck sparing also predict longer time to return of continence.
Findings emerge from a study of hypogonadal men who underwent radiation therapy, surgery, or active surveillance for prostate cancer.
Greater visceral adipose tissue volume and density are associated with a lower the risk of biochemical recurrence.
Radiation therapy also is associated with a greater likelihood of fractures.
Preoperative weight loss greater than 10% and operative time more than 6 hours also increased the risk.
Researchers found similar post-surgical outcomes between bladder cancer patients having primary and salvage radical cystectomy.
A prolonged hospital stay and discharge to a nursing facility were among the risks.
Donor and recipient outcomes are similar to those associated with laparoscopic removal of left donor kidneys.
In a study, the treatment was associated with a 53% decreased risk of death from kidney cancer compared with expectant management.
Ten years after the laser procedure, no reoperation was needed for 95% of patients treated for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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