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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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Prostate Cancer Prostate Biopsy May Be Avoidable if MRI Findings Are Negative

Prostate Biopsy May Be Avoidable if MRI Findings Are Negative

In a study, systematic biopsy detected clinically significant prostate cancer in only 3% of men with negative findings on multiparametic MRI.

Nephrology Rivaroxaban Reduces Recurrent VTE Better Than Aspirin

Rivaroxaban Reduces Recurrent VTE Better Than Aspirin

Among patients with venous thromboembolism, the risk of a recurrent event was significantly lower with rivaroxaban than with aspirin, without a significant increase in bleeding rates.

Kidney Stones Kidney Stone Formation May Differ in MS Patients

Kidney Stone Formation May Differ in MS Patients

Patients with multiple sclerosis are more likely to form calcium phosphate stones and struvite stones.

Prostate Cancer Adverse Effects of Treatment for Localized PCa Clarified

Adverse Effects of Treatment for Localized PCa Clarified

Findings from 2 new studies could enable more informed patient counseling about choice of therapy.

Urinary Incontinence Behavioral Therapy, Exercise Improves Urinary Incontinence

Behavioral Therapy, Exercise Improves Urinary Incontinence

Treatment group participants improved toileting skills with 150 minutes of walking per week and twice weekly strength training classes.

Prostate Cancer Nerve-sparing RP May Not Raise Positive Margin Risk

Nerve-sparing RP May Not Raise Positive Margin Risk

Researchers found no evidence of worse cancer outcomes with nerve-sparing surgery.

Urinary Incontinence Prolapse Surgery Patients Can Safely Resume Activity

Prolapse Surgery Patients Can Safely Resume Activity

Satisfaction was equally high 3 months after prolapse surgery in women who were instructed to liberally resume activities compared with those instructed to restrict postoperative activities.

Urology Neurofeedback Effective for Chemo-Induced Nerve Damage

Neurofeedback Effective for Chemo-Induced Nerve Damage

The NFB group demonstrated greater improvement than the controls on the Brief Pain Interval program.

Prostate Cancer TRT Does Not Appear to Increase PCa Risk

TRT Does Not Appear to Increase PCa Risk

A population-based study showed no association between total prostate cancer risk and testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Erectile Dysfunction Drug May Reduce Post-MI Hospitalization, Death

Erectile Dysfunction Drug May Reduce Post-MI Hospitalization, Death

Men taking PDE5 lowered their risk of hospitalization and mortality after a heart attack by 33%.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) OAB Drug Mirabegron Shows Superior Patient Adherence

OAB Drug Mirabegron Shows Superior Patient Adherence

Treatment discontinuation rate is lower than that of traditional antimuscarinics, study finds.

Kidney Cancer Kidney Cancer Survival Better Among Metformin Users

Kidney Cancer Survival Better Among Metformin Users

Patients who used the drug had a 38% lower risk of dying from kidney cancer than non-users, meta-analysis shows.

Prostate Cancer Bone Metastases Seldom Progress During Radium-223 Therapy

Bone Metastases Seldom Progress During Radium-223 Therapy

At 6 months of treatment, bone imaging showed stable disease in 94% of patients with available data, study finds.

Urology First Drug Approved to Treat Nocturnal Polyuria

First Drug Approved to Treat Nocturnal Polyuria

Noctiva is taken 30 minutes before bed and is designed to increase absorption of water through the kidneys.

Prostate Cancer Prostate MRI Quality May Improve With Bowel Prep

Prostate MRI Quality May Improve With Bowel Prep

In multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging, rectal distension have a negative effect on T2-weighted and diffusion-weighted images.

Urology Safe Use of MRI Possible for Pacemaker, ICD Users

Safe Use of MRI Possible for Pacemaker, ICD Users

No deaths, lead failures, losses of capture, or ventricular arrhythmias occurred during MRI.

Kidney Cancer Targeted Therapies for Advanced RCC Improve Real-World Survival

Targeted Therapies for Advanced RCC Improve Real-World Survival

Overall survival among patients receiving first-line targeted therapy for advanced renal cell carcinoma increased significantly from 2006 to 2012.

Urology Cancer Survivors Modify Prescription Drug Use to Save Money

Cancer Survivors Modify Prescription Drug Use to Save Money

Recently diagnosed and previously diagnosed cancer survivors were more likely to report any change in prescription drug use for financial reasons.

Kidney Cancer Kidney Cancer Linked to Obesity

Kidney Cancer Linked to Obesity

Study also finds associations between adiposity and 10 other cancers, particularly digestive and hormone-related malignancies.

Kidney Stones Emergent Lithotripsy Better for Some Ureteral Stones

Emergent Lithotripsy Better for Some Ureteral Stones

Researchers suggest that early treatment of some ureteral stones is preferable.