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Kidney Stones Tamsulosin Improves Clearance of Large Distal Ureteral Stones

Tamsulosin Improves Clearance of Large Distal Ureteral Stones

Alpha blocker treatment resulted in a higher stone expulsion rate versus placebo in patients with distal ureteral stones larger than 5 mm in maximum diameter, study finds.

Prostate Cancer MRI Predicts Outcomes of Prostate Cancer Salvage Radiotherapy

MRI Predicts Outcomes of Prostate Cancer Salvage Radiotherapy

A negative mpMRI is associated with a higher risk for PSA recurrence and metastasis following salvage radiotherapy for recurrent prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy.

Urology Cancer Pts With Private Insurance, Medicare May Have Survival Advantage

Cancer Pts With Private Insurance, Medicare May Have Survival Advantage

Cancer survival was greatly skewed toward patients with Medicare or private insurance.

Urology Nearly Half of Cancers, Cancer Deaths Possibly Preventable

Nearly Half of Cancers, Cancer Deaths Possibly Preventable

About 45.1% of cancer deaths and 42% of all incident cancers are linked to modifiable risk factors.

Kidney Cancer Cytoreductive Nephrectomy Improves Survival in mRCC

Cytoreductive Nephrectomy Improves Survival in mRCC

Propensity score matching showed a 5.8 month survival advantage for initial CN vs initial systematic therapy.

Prostate Cancer Higher Mortality for Native Americans With Certain Cancers

Higher Mortality for Native Americans With Certain Cancers

Comorbidity may be higher in American Indians and Native Alaskans than in non-Hispanic white cancer patients.

Urology Surgery Patients Uncomfortable With Concurrent Procedures

Surgery Patients Uncomfortable With Concurrent Procedures

But patients, family members neutral toward surgical procedures involving overlap of noncritical portions.

Prostate Cancer Less Frequent Biopsies May Be Appropriate for PCa Active Surveillance

Less Frequent Biopsies May Be Appropriate for PCa Active Surveillance

Investigators who compared 4 active surveillance cohorts found that biennial prostate biopsies appear to be an acceptable alternative to annual biopsies.

Urology Swedish Massage May Ease Fatigue in Cancer Patients

Swedish Massage May Ease Fatigue in Cancer Patients

6 weeks Swedish massage therapy significantly decreased cancer-related fatigue in female breast cancer survivors.

Urology Cancer History Common in Newly Diagnosed Patients

Cancer History Common in Newly Diagnosed Patients

About one-fourth of older cancer patients were previously diagnosed.

Urology Baby Boomers at Greater Risk for Prescription Opioid Overdose

Baby Boomers at Greater Risk for Prescription Opioid Overdose

In addition, those born from 1947 to 1964 and 1979 to 1992 have increased risk of heroin overdose death.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Health Index Shown to Decrease Number of Prostate Biopsies

Prostate Health Index Shown to Decrease Number of Prostate Biopsies

Results of a large prospective study show that appropriate use of the phi test can improve physicians' ability to diagnose and manage patients.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Sexual Adverse Effects of BPH Drug Treatment Clarified

Sexual Adverse Effects of BPH Drug Treatment Clarified

Decrease in scores on the Men's Sexual Health Questionnaire mostly due to ejaculation disorders.

Urology Oral Chemo Parity Laws Offer Some Financial Safeguards

Oral Chemo Parity Laws Offer Some Financial Safeguards

Decrease in estimated out-of-pocket spending at the 25th, 50th, 75th percentiles; increase at 90th, 95th

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Daily Tadalafil May Be Effective for Peyronie's Disease

Daily Tadalafil May Be Effective for Peyronie's Disease

In a study, men with Peyronie's disease who tadalafil 5 mg per day had decreased pain on erection and degree of penile curvature.

Urology Surgical Residents Highly Susceptible to Burnout

Surgical Residents Highly Susceptible to Burnout

Burnout tied to depression, suicidal ideation; dispositional mindfulness linked to less burnout.

Prostate Cancer PET/CT Imaging Phenotype Tied With Survival in mCRPC

PET/CT Imaging Phenotype Tied With Survival in mCRPC

Assessments of androgen receptor, glycolysis prognostic in castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Kidney Cancer FDA Approves Sunitinib for Adjuvant Treatment of RCC

FDA Approves Sunitinib for Adjuvant Treatment of RCC

At 5 years, 59.3% of patients treated with sunitinib were free from recurrence versus 51.3% who received placebo.

Bladder Cancer One in 5 US Adults Use Tobacco

One in 5 US Adults Use Tobacco

Overall, 15.1% use cigarettes, with higher use among males, older adults, those with lower incomes.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Periop Aspirin May Benefit, Not Harm, Patients With Prior PCI

Periop Aspirin May Benefit, Not Harm, Patients With Prior PCI

Aspirin tied to reduced risk of mortality, myocardial infarction for patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.