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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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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) 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.

Prostate Cancer 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.

Prostate Cancer PSA Testing in Controls of Screening Trial May Undermine Results

PSA Testing in Controls of Screening Trial May Undermine Results

Over 15 years of follow-up, considerable proportion of men undergo prostate-specific antigen testing

Prostate Cancer Novel Markers May Predict Prostate Cancer in Non-Black Men

Novel Markers May Predict Prostate Cancer in Non-Black Men

No added benefit was seen with the addition of biomarkers for African-American men.

Urology AUA: Managing Nonneurogenic Chronic Urinary Retention

AUA: Managing Nonneurogenic Chronic Urinary Retention

High risk chronic urinary retention was defined as hydronephrosis on imaging, stage 3 chronic kidney disease or recurrent culture proven urinary tract infection or urosepsis.

Prostate Cancer 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.

Prostate Cancer 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.

Kidney Stones Study: Ureterolithotripsy Best for Large Proximal Ureteral Stones

Study: Ureterolithotripsy Best for Large Proximal Ureteral Stones

However, higher stone-free rates were found with laparoscopic ureterolithotomy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) 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.

Urology Young Cancer Survivors Skip Meds Due to Costs

Young Cancer Survivors Skip Meds Due to Costs

The likelihood of reporting not being able to afford medication, asking for lower-cost medication, and using alternative therapies to save money in the previous year was higher among survivors.

Prostate Cancer High-income US Counties Have Higher Diagnoses of PCa

High-income US Counties Have Higher Diagnoses of PCa

High-income counties had far higher diagnosis rates for the four cancers than low-income counties, but the combined mortality rate was similar for both.

Urology Cancer Recurrence Fear Reduced by Novel Psychological Intervention

Cancer Recurrence Fear Reduced by Novel Psychological Intervention

In a study, 'Conquer Fear' decreased fear among survivors of breast and colorectal cancer and melanoma compared with relaxation techniques.

Bladder Cancer Surgery, Combined Modality Offer Similar MIBC Outcomes

Surgery, Combined Modality Offer Similar MIBC Outcomes

Meta-analysis reveals no significant difference in overall-, disease-specific, and progression-free survival between radical cystectomy and radiation-based, bladder preservation therapy.

Prostate Cancer Survival Up With Patient-Reported Symptom Monitoring During Chemo

Survival Up With Patient-Reported Symptom Monitoring During Chemo

The researchers found that the median overall survival was 31.2 and 26.0 months in the PRO and usual care groups, respectively.

Urology Outpatient IPP Surgery on the Rise

Outpatient IPP Surgery on the Rise

The Southeast region performed the highest proportion of outpatient surgeries (46.7%), followed by the Midwest, Southwest, West, and Northeast.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) '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.

Prostate Cancer 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.

Prostate Cancer 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.

Prostate Cancer Extended PLND Not Associated With Short-Term Oncologic Benefits

Extended PLND Not Associated With Short-Term Oncologic Benefits

Extended pelvic lymph node dissection versus limited dissection during radical prostatectomy does not improve biochemical recurrence rates.

Prostate Cancer Chronic Prostatitis Has Adverse Effects on Sperm

Chronic Prostatitis Has Adverse Effects on Sperm

CBP was associated with a reduction in sperm concentration, sperm vitality, sperm total and progressive motility.