Canadian Urological Association Annual Meeting Coverage

Smaller Renal Tumors Predict Longer Surgical Wait Times

Smaller Renal Tumors Predict Longer Surgical Wait Times

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.

Deceased-Donor Age Affects Kidney Transplant Outcomes

Deceased-Donor Age Affects Kidney Transplant Outcomes

Recipients of kidneys from individuals who donated the organs after cardiac death are more likely to experience graft loss and delayed graft function.

Metformin May Have a Protective Effect in Bladder Cancer Patients

Metformin May Have a Protective Effect in Bladder Cancer Patients

Diabetics taking the drug had a significant 68% decreased risk of grade progression compared with diabetics not on the drug.

Hypercalciuria Linked to High Urinary Sodium

Hypercalciuria Linked to High Urinary Sodium

Decreasing salt intake could decrease the risk of recurrent kidney stones.

New Study Supports Use of Trimodal Therapy for MIBC

New Study Supports Use of Trimodal Therapy for MIBC

Researchers find no difference in 5-year disease-specific survival between multi-disciplinary bladder-sparing approach and radical cystectomy.

Smokers Face Delayed Continence Recovery After Prostate Surgery

Smokers Face Delayed Continence Recovery After Prostate Surgery

Large prostates and bladder neck sparing also predict longer time to return of continence.

Testosterone Replacement Safe for Men With Prostate Cancer

Testosterone Replacement Safe for Men With Prostate Cancer

Findings emerge from a study of hypogonadal men who underwent radiation therapy, surgery, or active surveillance for prostate cancer.

Visceral Fat Predicts Prostate Cancer Treatment Outcomes

Visceral Fat Predicts Prostate Cancer Treatment Outcomes

Greater visceral adipose tissue volume and density are associated with a lower the risk of biochemical recurrence.

Cardiac Event Risk in PCa Patients Higher After Radiation Than Surgery

Cardiac Event Risk in PCa Patients Higher After Radiation Than Surgery

Radiation therapy also is associated with a greater likelihood of fractures.

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.

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