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Prostate Cancer Surgery, Radiation Regimens for High-Grade PCa Offer Similar Outcomes

Surgery, Radiation Regimens for High-Grade PCa Offer Similar Outcomes

Study compared radical prostatectomy plus adjuvant EBRT or ADT, or both, with a triple combination of EBRT, brachytherapy, and ADT for Gleason score 9-10 prostate cancer.

Hypogonadism Testosterone Therapy May Ease Depressive Symptoms

Testosterone Therapy May Ease Depressive Symptoms

Meta-analysis suggests that testosterone treatment enhances mood in hypogonadal and eugonadal men.

Prostate Cancer Salvage Prostatectomy May Benefit Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Salvage Prostatectomy May Benefit Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Study of men who underwent salvage radical prostatectomy for radiorecurrent prostate cancer found a 10-year rate of biochemical progression-free survival of 33%.

Prostate Cancer Extraprostatic Extension Indicates Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Extraprostatic Extension Indicates Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Many patients with extraprostatic extension on biopsy experience biochemical recurrence after surgery and require early multi-modal therapy.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Nocturia, Daytime Urinary Frequency Linked With Mortality

Nocturia, Daytime Urinary Frequency Linked With Mortality

Men with nocturia have a 1.4-fold greater risk of death than men without nocturia, after adjustment for age and major comorbidities.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Nocdurna Now Available for Nocturia Due to Nocturnal Polyuria

Nocdurna Now Available for Nocturia Due to Nocturnal Polyuria

The antidiuretic effects of desmopressin are mediated by stimulation of vasopressin 2 (V2) receptors, thereby increasing water reabsorption in the kidneys, and reducing urine production.

Urinary Incontinence Urinary Incontinence Common in Women Over 50 Years

Urinary Incontinence Common in Women Over 50 Years

Poll finds that few women report talking to their physician about urinary leakage.

Urology Income, Lifestyle May Contribute to Disparity in Cancer Deaths

Income, Lifestyle May Contribute to Disparity in Cancer Deaths

In addition to health care factors, issues outside of treatment may affect cancer death rates.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Simple Measures May Help Men With Low Bladder Capacity and Nocturia

Simple Measures May Help Men With Low Bladder Capacity and Nocturia

Lowering nocturnal urine production and enabling patients to void consistently at capacity may ease nocturia in men with low bladder capacity.

Prostate Cancer Androgen Deprivation Linked With Heart Failure

Androgen Deprivation Linked With Heart Failure

In a study, heart failure was nearly twice as likely to develop among ADT recipients compared with non-recipients.

Urology Quantity of Opioids Prescribed Postop Linked to Consumption

Quantity of Opioids Prescribed Postop Linked to Consumption

Patients use 0.53 more pills for every additional opioid pill prescribed; pain also tied to consumption

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Nocturnal Polyuria Patients Produce More Urine Early On

Nocturnal Polyuria Patients Produce More Urine Early On

For men with nocturnal polyuria, the rate of urine production dropped off as the night progressed.

Hypogonadism Study: TRT May Improve Mobility, But Not Fall Risk

Study: TRT May Improve Mobility, But Not Fall Risk

In a study, older men with difficulty walking or climbing stairs reported better physical function after testosterone therapy.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) Abx-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Tied to Clinical Failure in UTI

Abx-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Tied to Clinical Failure in UTI

Poor clinical outcomes linked to extended spectrum cephalosporin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.

Kidney Cancer Front-Line Combo Found Superior for Advanced RCC

Front-Line Combo Found Superior for Advanced RCC

Avelumab plus axitinib is associated with longer progression-free survival compared with sunitinib as first-line therapy in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.

Reproductive Medicine Older Paternal Age Linked to Adverse Perinatal Outcomes

Older Paternal Age Linked to Adverse Perinatal Outcomes

Higher risk for premature birth, low birth weight, low Apgar score seen with older paternal age.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Linked to Greater Fat, Fatty Acid Intake

Prostate Cancer Linked to Greater Fat, Fatty Acid Intake

As stearic acid and total fatty acid intake increased from one quintile to the next, prostate risk increased by 23% and 21%, respectively.

Hypogonadism Testosterone Therapy Not Linked to Higher Cardiovascular Risks

Testosterone Therapy Not Linked to Higher Cardiovascular Risks

In a recent meta-analysis, testosterone therapy was not associated with major or minor adverse cardiovascular events.

Hypogonadism TRT May Reduce Mortality Without Improving CV Health in Diabetes

TRT May Reduce Mortality Without Improving CV Health in Diabetes

In a study, reduced mortality was found among TRT users with type 2 diabetes after adjustment for cardiovascular risk factors.

Prostate Cancer Barriers to Prostate Cancer Research in Black Men Identified

Barriers to Prostate Cancer Research in Black Men Identified

Mistrust, lack of knowledge, unfavorable attitudes are barriers to genomic testing, study participation