Vasectomy Poses Minimal Risk of Prostate Cancer

Vasectomy Poses Minimal Risk of Prostate Cancer

Researchers calculated that the absolute increase in lifetime risk of prostate cancer associated with vasectomy was just 0.6%.

Active Surveillance for Intermediate-risk Prostate Cancer Challenged

Active Surveillance for Intermediate-risk Prostate Cancer Challenged

Study reveals that a quarter of men with low-volume intermediate-risk prostate cancer had adverse pathologic features found at radical prostatectomy.

RP for Prostate Cancer May Not Offer Survival Advantage

RP for Prostate Cancer May Not Offer Survival Advantage

Randomized trial found no significant difference in all-cause and cancer-specific survival between radical prostatectomy and observation for localized prostate cancer.

Radical Prostatectomy Use for High-Risk Prostate Cancer Rises Sharply

Radical Prostatectomy Use for High-Risk Prostate Cancer Rises Sharply

Over a 10-year period, radical prostatectomy use increased steadily while radiotherapy use declined

Prostatic Urethral Lift Benefits Durable Out to 5 Years

Prostatic Urethral Lift Benefits Durable Out to 5 Years

Patients who underwent the minimally invasive procedure had a 36%, 50%, and 44% improvement in IPSS, quality of life, and peak flow rate, respectively, at 5 years.

Prostate Atrophy, Inflammation Associated With Lower PCa Risk

Prostate Atrophy, Inflammation Associated With Lower PCa Risk

Both findings on biopsy also predict a lower odds of high-grade cancer.

Hypogonadism Ups MetS Risk in Testicular Cancer Patients

Hypogonadism Ups MetS Risk in Testicular Cancer Patients

Hypogonadal testicular cancer survivors had 15 times higher odds of metabolic syndrome than their eugonadal counterparts.

Dutasteride Linked to Adverse Sexual Side Effects

Dutasteride Linked to Adverse Sexual Side Effects

Long-term use of the drug may predispose men to worsening erectile dysfunction and elevated risk of diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Negative Confirmatory Biopsy a Good Sign in Prostate Cancer AS

Negative Confirmatory Biopsy a Good Sign in Prostate Cancer AS

Prostate cancer patients on active surveillance who have no cancer found on confirmatory biopsy have a reduced risk of grade and volume reclassification.

Multimodal Therapy Found to Benefit Men With LN-positive PCa

Multimodal Therapy Found to Benefit Men With LN-positive PCa

New findings suggest that clinicians consider the pathologic characteristics of the primary tumor as well as the burden of LN metastases when deciding on management, investigators say.

Post-RP Radiotherapy Benefits Selected Men With Elevated PSA

Post-RP Radiotherapy Benefits Selected Men With Elevated PSA

Radiotherapy for prostate cancer patients with persistently elevated PSA after radical surgery improved survival only among those with worse pathologic characteristics.

Erectile Dysfunction Risk Higher in Gout Patients

Erectile Dysfunction Risk Higher in Gout Patients

The risk for developing erectile dysfunction is 15% higher among men with than without gout.

'Real-World' Data Support PUL Use for LUTS

'Real-World' Data Support PUL Use for LUTS

PUL involves placement of small permanent metallic implants into the prostate that lift the lateral lobes away from the urethra and remove obstruction.

Men Need Better Understanding of PCa Genetic Test Results

Men Need Better Understanding of PCa Genetic Test Results

Some men who undergo multigene testing for inherited prostate cancer misinterpret findings of variants of uncertain significance.

Surgery May Offer Better Survival for Younger Men With High-risk PCa

Surgery May Offer Better Survival for Younger Men With High-risk PCa

Younger patients who chose surgery vs radiation for initial treatment had a 48% survival advantage.

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Herpes Zoster May Increase Risk of Myocardial Infarction, Stroke

Herpes Zoster May Increase Risk of Myocardial Infarction, Stroke

The researchers found that the HZ group had a 59% higher risk of myocardial infarction and a 35% higher risk of stroke than the others.

Case: Secondary Syphilis Manifests on Scalp

Case: Secondary Syphilis Manifests on Scalp

Case report describes 51-year-old man who primarily presented with multiple nodules on his scalp

Uninsured Americans Increases by Two Million

Uninsured Americans Increases by Two Million

The uninsured rate rose 1.9% among adults aged 18 to 25 since the end of last year, and 1.5% among those aged 26 to 34.

Deleterious Effects of Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes Similar

Deleterious Effects of Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes Similar

E-cigarette smoking has similar effects as regular cigarette smoking on weight and metabolic parameters, even without nicotine exposure.

3 Steps Can Reduce Opioid Deaths

3 Steps Can Reduce Opioid Deaths

Interventions include not prescribing opioids or anti-anxiety drugs to patients who are addicted to opioids, providing counseling, and seeing the patient every 3 months.

Expedited Partner Therapy Reduces Sexually Transmitted Infections

Expedited Partner Therapy Reduces Sexually Transmitted Infections

Many insurers don't cover medication costs for sexual partners, and some doctors are reluctant to treat patients without an exam due to liability concerns.

Prostate Cancer Tests Are Fine With Patients Permission

Prostate Cancer Tests Are Fine With Patients Permission

Routine prostate cancer screenings can be done as long as the patient makes the decision after a physician consultation.

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Lead to Adverse Brain Outcomes

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Lead to Adverse Brain Outcomes

The researchers found that higher alcohol consumption was associated with increased odds of hippocampal atrophy in a dose-dependent manner.

Central Obesity Ups Death Risk Even in Normal Weight Patients

Central Obesity Ups Death Risk Even in Normal Weight Patients

Centrally obese participants with a normal BMI had the worst long-term survival.

Check Rx Databases to Curb Patient Opioid Abuse

Check Rx Databases to Curb Patient Opioid Abuse

The effects of prescription database regulations were most notable in states with the strictest laws, including New York.

Men's Health Update Herpes Zoster May Increase Risk of Myocardial Infarction, Stroke

Herpes Zoster May Increase Risk of Myocardial Infarction, Stroke

The researchers found that the HZ group had a 59% higher risk of myocardial infarction and a 35% higher risk of stroke than the others.

Men's Health Update Case: Secondary Syphilis Manifests on Scalp

Case: Secondary Syphilis Manifests on Scalp

Case report describes 51-year-old man who primarily presented with multiple nodules on his scalp

Men's Health Update Uninsured Americans Increases by Two Million

Uninsured Americans Increases by Two Million

The uninsured rate rose 1.9% among adults aged 18 to 25 since the end of last year, and 1.5% among those aged 26 to 34.

Men's Health Update Deleterious Effects of Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes Similar

Deleterious Effects of Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes Similar

E-cigarette smoking has similar effects as regular cigarette smoking on weight and metabolic parameters, even without nicotine exposure.

Men's Health Update 3 Steps Can Reduce Opioid Deaths

3 Steps Can Reduce Opioid Deaths

Interventions include not prescribing opioids or anti-anxiety drugs to patients who are addicted to opioids, providing counseling, and seeing the patient every 3 months.

Men's Health Update Expedited Partner Therapy Reduces Sexually Transmitted Infections

Expedited Partner Therapy Reduces Sexually Transmitted Infections

Many insurers don't cover medication costs for sexual partners, and some doctors are reluctant to treat patients without an exam due to liability concerns.

Men's Health Update Prostate Cancer Tests Are Fine With Patients Permission

Prostate Cancer Tests Are Fine With Patients Permission

Routine prostate cancer screenings can be done as long as the patient makes the decision after a physician consultation.

Men's Health Update Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Lead to Adverse Brain Outcomes

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Lead to Adverse Brain Outcomes

The researchers found that higher alcohol consumption was associated with increased odds of hippocampal atrophy in a dose-dependent manner.

Men's Health Update Central Obesity Ups Death Risk Even in Normal Weight Patients

Central Obesity Ups Death Risk Even in Normal Weight Patients

Centrally obese participants with a normal BMI had the worst long-term survival.

Men's Health Update Check Rx Databases to Curb Patient Opioid Abuse

Check Rx Databases to Curb Patient Opioid Abuse

The effects of prescription database regulations were most notable in states with the strictest laws, including New York.

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