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Medical Expulsive Therapy Fails to Improve Ureteral Stone Passage

Medical Expulsive Therapy Fails to Improve Ureteral Stone Passage

In a large study, tamsulosin use was not associated with a significant improvement in spontaneous stone passage rates compared with placebo among patients with acute ureteric colic.

Adjuvant RT Plus ADT Beneficial in Selected Prostate Cancer Cases

Adjuvant RT Plus ADT Beneficial in Selected Prostate Cancer Cases

Study identifies which PCa patients with positive lymph nodes may have improved survival with the addition of adjuvant radiotherapy to androgen-deprivation therapy.

Biopsy-to-RP Delay May Up Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk

Biopsy-to-RP Delay May Up Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk

Researchers concluded that a greater than 90-day interval from prostate biopsy to radical prostatectomy increases the risk of biochemical recurrence among men with Gleason 3+4 disease.

Metastatic Prostate Cancer at Diagnosis in Decline

Metastatic Prostate Cancer at Diagnosis in Decline

Study documents a drop in the incidence of de novo metastatic PCa from 1980 to 2011 in the United States.

Bladder Cancer Mortality in Men Lower With 5-ARI Use

Bladder Cancer Mortality in Men Lower With 5-ARI Use

Use of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors before and after diagnosis of the malignancy is associated with a 15% and 22% decreased risk of bladder cancer mortality, respectively.

MRI Scans Can Avert Many Prostate Biopsies

MRI Scans Can Avert Many Prostate Biopsies

In a large international trial, pre-biopsy MRI scans spared 28% of men from having to undergo a biopsy and resulted in a lower detection of clinically insignificant cancers vs standard biopsy.

Predictors of Post-RARP Readmission Identified

Predictors of Post-RARP Readmission Identified

Patients with longer hospital stays and pre-discharge complications were at increased risk of readmission within 30 days of discharge.

Recurrence of Low-Risk RCC Uncommon After Surgery

Recurrence of Low-Risk RCC Uncommon After Surgery

In a study, the 5-year risk of recurrence was 4.8%, 18.1%, and 46.3% for patients with low-, intermediate-, and high-risk disease.

Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Does Not Up Metastasis Risk

Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Does Not Up Metastasis Risk

Study finds no difference in metastasis-free survival observed after 15 years compared with radiation therapy or radical prostatectomy.

Cryoablation Offers Long-Term RCC Control

Cryoablation Offers Long-Term RCC Control

The 5-year disease-free and cancer-specific survival rates were 94.7% and 100%, respectively.

Pelvic Floor Exercises May Be Effective for Premature Ejaculation

Pelvic Floor Exercises May Be Effective for Premature Ejaculation

In a small study, the treatment was associated with a 4-fold increase in average ejaculation time.

Radiofrequency Ablation May Be a Valid Approach for RCC

Radiofrequency Ablation May Be a Valid Approach for RCC

Study shows it can provide durable oncologic control with a low risk of tumor recurrence.

Adjuvant Radiotherapy Cuts PCa Death Risk in Higher Risk Patients

Adjuvant Radiotherapy Cuts PCa Death Risk in Higher Risk Patients

Researchers observe benefit in prostate cancer patients with 2 or more adverse pathologic features.

Robotic Prostate Surgery Implicated in PLND Decline

Robotic Prostate Surgery Implicated in PLND Decline

Pelvic lymph node dissection in high-risk patients is 2.5 times more likely in those undergoing open rather than robotic-assisted surgery.

Preop MRI Benefits Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Preop MRI Benefits Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Men with non-palpable tumors had a 46% lower risk of positive surgical margins.

Long-Term TRT Leads to Progressive Weight Loss, Other Benefits

Long-Term TRT Leads to Progressive Weight Loss, Other Benefits

Parenteral testosterone undecanoate over 5 years found to decrease waist circumference and improve components of metabolic syndrome.

Ejaculatory Problems Linked to BPH Drugs

Ejaculatory Problems Linked to BPH Drugs

Alpha blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors increase the risk of ejaculatory dysfunction, a systematic review and meta-analysis shows.

Elevated CKD Risk May Remain Despite Partial Nephrectomy

Elevated CKD Risk May Remain Despite Partial Nephrectomy

Risk is not eliminated if patients have risk factors for chronic kidney disease, such as hypertension and diabetes.

Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Safe Long Term

Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Safe Long Term

Patients are more than 9 times more likely to die from causes other than PCa, a new study shows.

Blood Type O Predicts Lower Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk

Blood Type O Predicts Lower Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk

It is associated with a 34.7% decrease in biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy versus patients with blood type A.

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