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MRI/US Fusion Improves Prostate Cancer Detection

MRI/US Fusion Improves Prostate Cancer Detection

The approach can help identify suitable candidates for active surveillance, but false positives and cost effectiveness are concerns.

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Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Cancer Survivors With STEMI at Increased Risk for Noncardiac Death

Cancer Survivors With STEMI at Increased Risk for Noncardiac Death

Cancer survivors did not have a higher risk of STEMI-related mortality; however, they were more than 3 times more likely to die of non-heart-related causes.

Urology Frailty Screening Program Reduces Death Risk After Surgery

Frailty Screening Program Reduces Death Risk After Surgery

Implementation of the FSI was associated with reduced mortality, suggesting the feasibility of widespread screening of patients preoperatively to identify frailty.

Prostate Cancer CTCs May Aid Prostate Cancer Risk Stratification

CTCs May Aid Prostate Cancer Risk Stratification

Analysis of circulating tumor cells may help identify patients at higher risk of biochemical recurrence after treatment.

Prostate Cancer PCa Cryoablation Achieves Acceptable Outcomes

PCa Cryoablation Achieves Acceptable Outcomes

In a study, the 5-year estimated biochemical failure-free survival rate, based on the Phoenix definition, was 84%.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Erectile Dysfunction Associated With Subclinical Myocardial Injury

Erectile Dysfunction Associated With Subclinical Myocardial Injury

The researchers found that high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I levels were significantly higher in participants with erectile dysfunction than in those without

Prostate Cancer Infections After Prostate Biopsy Continue to Rise

Infections After Prostate Biopsy Continue to Rise

Patients are at higher risk with the transrectal rather than transperineal approach.

Prostate Cancer Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Ineffective in Advanced PCa

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Ineffective in Advanced PCa

The researchers observed no significant changes in intervention outcomes or in engagement with mindfulness for men with PC.

Kidney Cancer Study: Older Age Should Not Preclude Partial Nephrectomy

Study: Older Age Should Not Preclude Partial Nephrectomy

Partial and radical nephrectomy were associated with similar cancer-specific and overall survival in elderly patients.

Kidney Stones Alpha Blockers Aid Passage of Large Ureteric Stones

Alpha Blockers Aid Passage of Large Ureteric Stones

For every 1 mm increase in stone size, the odds of passage increased by 9.8%.

Hypogonadism Venous Thromboembolism Risk Up in TRT Initiators

Venous Thromboembolism Risk Up in TRT Initiators

Risk peaks in the first 6 months of hormone treatment, but overall odds are low.

Urinary Incontinence Reoperation Risk Highest After POP Repair With Vaginal Mesh and Sling

Reoperation Risk Highest After POP Repair With Vaginal Mesh and Sling

Erosions occurred in 2.7% of patients compared with 1.6% of patients who underwent SUI sling implantation alone.

Kidney Cancer CB-839 Drug Promising for Clear Cell, Papillary Renal Cell Cancer

CB-839 Drug Promising for Clear Cell, Papillary Renal Cell Cancer

In the 15 patients in the study, the dual treatment controlled tumors in 93% of the patients, who had either clear cell or papillary renal cell cancer.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) Guideline Confirmed for UTI in Children With Fever

Guideline Confirmed for UTI in Children With Fever

The researchers reaffirmed the 2011 UTI clinical practice guideline on infants and young children and reiterated the seven key action statements.

Prostate Cancer Survival Benefit Linked With Adjuvant RT+ADT in Lymph Node + PCa

Survival Benefit Linked With Adjuvant RT+ADT in Lymph Node + PCa

Radiation treatment plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) after radical prostatectomy was associated with an overall survival benefit.

Urinary Incontinence Less Urgency, Incontinence After Anterior Urethroplasty

Less Urgency, Incontinence After Anterior Urethroplasty

Overall, 37 and 74% of the men reported improvement in urgency and urge incontinence, respectively.

Bladder Cancer Thromboembolic Events Common With Neoadjuvant Chemo for MIBC

Thromboembolic Events Common With Neoadjuvant Chemo for MIBC

Before and after radical cystectomy, thromboembolic events are common in bladder cancer patients who undergo neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

Prostate Cancer ADT Not Linked to Dementia in Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer

ADT Not Linked to Dementia in Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer

No increased risk of dementia for androgen deprivation therapy use versus nonuse.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Incidence Lower in HIV-Infected Men

Prostate Cancer Incidence Lower in HIV-Infected Men

HIV-infected men and women had lower incidences of colorectal and lung cancer compared with the general population.

Prostate Cancer Cancer Patients Benefit From Exercise During, After Treatment

Cancer Patients Benefit From Exercise During, After Treatment

At the end of 3 months, the exercise and diet group was walking 3 to 4 times more quickly in a timed walk test of about a quarter-mile than the usual care group.

Urology Cognitive Rehab Beneficial for Cancer Survivors

Cognitive Rehab Beneficial for Cancer Survivors

Compared with standard care, a web-based cognitive rehab better improves cognitive symptoms in cancer patients.