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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.

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

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.

Prostate Cancer Testosterone Therapy May Lower Prostate Cancer Incidence

Testosterone Therapy May Lower Prostate Cancer Incidence

Hypogonadal men who received testosterone replacement therapy had a lower incidence of prostate cancer than those who did not, and their cancers were less severe.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Water Ablation for BPH Lessens Risk of Ejaculatory Dysfunction

Water Ablation for BPH Lessens Risk of Ejaculatory Dysfunction

A novel approach called "Aquablation" provides results comparable to TURP, but with a decreased likelihood of retrograde ejaculation.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) NSAID vs Antibiotic for Symptomatic Urinary Tract Infection

NSAID vs Antibiotic for Symptomatic Urinary Tract Infection

Symptom resolution at day 3 was met by 54% in the diclofenac group vs 80% in the norfloxacin group.

Kidney Stones Point-of-Care Ultrasound Helps Detect Stones

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Helps Detect Stones

Complication rates were no higher with point-of-care ultrasound than CT.

Bladder Cancer Trimodal Therapy and RC for MIBC Offer Similar Survival

Trimodal Therapy and RC for MIBC Offer Similar Survival

Mean disease-specific survival at 10 years was 50.9% for TMT and 57.8% for RC patients, a non-significant difference.

Urology Dry Mouth Common With Urological Drugs in Older Adults

Dry Mouth Common With Urological Drugs in Older Adults

In intervention studies, greatest risk of dry mouth found with urological medications.

Bladder Cancer Urinary Arsenic Falling in Public Water Consumers

Urinary Arsenic Falling in Public Water Consumers

Reduction occurred after implementation of EPA's maximum contaminant level for arsenic

Prostate Cancer Second-Line Enzalutamide May Benefit Some mCRPC Patients

Second-Line Enzalutamide May Benefit Some mCRPC Patients

In a prospective study, mCRPC patients placed on enzalutamide after their disease progressed while on abiraterone therapy had a median radiographic progression-free survival of 8.1 months.

Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Required After Prostate Cancer Focal Ablation

Active Surveillance Required After Prostate Cancer Focal Ablation

In a small but meaningful number of patients, Gleason pattern 4 disease missed by MRI and systematic biopsy is present outside the focal ablation zone.

Kidney Stones Stone Risk Greater In Wetter Climates

Stone Risk Greater In Wetter Climates

New study may redefine the "stone belt" in the United States.

Reproductive Medicine Genome Editing OK to Prevent Disease, Scientists Say

Genome Editing OK to Prevent Disease, Scientists Say

Majority of survey respondents support gene editing to treat diseases but not human enhancement.

Kidney Cancer Radical Nephrectomy Costs, Operating Time Greater With Robotics

Radical Nephrectomy Costs, Operating Time Greater With Robotics

Robotic-assisted radical nephrectomy (RN) is associated with higher hospital costs and prolonged operating time compared with laparoscopic RN.

Urology Opioid-Free Anesthesia Tolerated in Outpatient Surgery

Opioid-Free Anesthesia Tolerated in Outpatient Surgery

Only 36% of patients request oral opioid meds in PACU despite receiving opioid-free anesthesia.