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Prostate Brachytherapy On the Decline

Prostate Brachytherapy On the Decline

Use of this treatment for localized prostate cancer has been decreasing since 2002, perhaps due to increasing use of radical prostatectomy.

Hypogonadism May Raise Death Risk in Men with CKD

Hypogonadism May Raise Death Risk in Men with CKD

Patients in the second lowest quintile of testosterone level had a 53% increased death risk compared with those in the highest quintile.

Adding ADT to Radiotherapy Improves Prostate Cancer Outcomes

Adding ADT to Radiotherapy Improves Prostate Cancer Outcomes

The combined treatment was associated with a reduced risk of biochemical and clinical progression compared with radiotherapy alone.

Novel Peyronie's Disease Treatment Shows Efficacy

Novel Peyronie's Disease Treatment Shows Efficacy

Penile traction therapy reduced curvature and significantly improved erectile function and hardness.

Osteoporosis May Be Present Before Prostate Cancer ADT

Osteoporosis May Be Present Before Prostate Cancer ADT

Danish study reveals a 10% prevalence of osteoporosis among men due to start androgen-deprivation therapy.

PSA Nadir in ADT Recipients: The Lower, The Better

PSA Nadir in ADT Recipients: The Lower, The Better

The nadir should be below 0.01 ng/mL because even levels of 0.01 to 0.2 ng/mL predict an increased risk of adverse outcomes.

BPH Surgery Outcomes Worse for Older, Non-Caucasian Men

BPH Surgery Outcomes Worse for Older, Non-Caucasian Men

New study also suggests that low preoperative hematocrit and albumin levels predict adverse outcomes.

Use Transperineal Biopsy More, Researchers Say

Use Transperineal Biopsy More, Researchers Say

Men who need a prostate biopsy should be offered TP as a possible alternative to TRUS-guided biopsy.

Statins Found to Improve Erectile Function

Statins Found to Improve Erectile Function

Men with high cholesterol and ED who used the drugs experienced a significant 3.2-point increase in IIEF score versus controls.

Prostatic Artery Embolization Works for Enlarged Prostate

Prostatic Artery Embolization Works for Enlarged Prostate

Cumulative rates of clinical success were 87.2% at 3 months, 80.2% at 18 months, and 72.3% at 36 months (long term).

Radiotherapy After Prostate Cancer Surgery Improves Outcomes

Radiotherapy After Prostate Cancer Surgery Improves Outcomes

It is associated with a decreased risk of disease progression compared with a wait-and-see approach.

MRI Improves Detection of Higher Risk Prostate Cancer

MRI Improves Detection of Higher Risk Prostate Cancer

Magnetic resonance imaging can identify men more likely to harbor intermediate- and high-risk tumors.

CTCs Predict Survival in Men with Metastatic CRPC

CTCs Predict Survival in Men with Metastatic CRPC

Higher circulating tumor cell counts are associated with an increased risk of death.

Primary ADT Not Beneficial in Most Cases of Early Prostate Cancer

Primary ADT Not Beneficial in Most Cases of Early Prostate Cancer

The treatment, however, is associated with a decreased risk of all-cause mortality in men at high risk of disease progression.

PSA Screening Declining, Especially Among Urologists

PSA Screening Declining, Especially Among Urologists

Trend follows the 2012 release of a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against such testing.

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