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News Clinician-to-Patient Relationship Affects Healthcare Outcomes

Clinician-to-Patient Relationship Affects Healthcare Outcomes

Meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials shows small but significant effect.

EAU Congress Cryoablation Offers Long-Term RCC Control

Cryoablation Offers Long-Term RCC Control

The 5-year disease-free and cancer-specific survival rates were 94.7% and 100%, respectively.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Brachytherapy On the Decline

Prostate Brachytherapy On the Decline

Use of this treatment for localized prostate cancer has been decreasing since 2002, perhaps due to increasing use of radical prostatectomy.

Hypogonadism Hypogonadism May Raise Death Risk in Men with CKD

Hypogonadism May Raise Death Risk in Men with CKD

Patients in the second lowest quintile of testosterone level had a 53% increased death risk compared with those in the highest quintile.

EAU Congress Pelvic Floor Exercises May Be Effective for Premature Ejaculation

Pelvic Floor Exercises May Be Effective for Premature Ejaculation

In a small study, the treatment was associated with a 4-fold increase in average ejaculation time.

EAU Congress Radiofrequency Ablation May Be a Valid Approach for RCC

Radiofrequency Ablation May Be a Valid Approach for RCC

Study shows it can provide durable oncologic control with a low risk of tumor recurrence.

EAU Congress Adjuvant Radiotherapy Cuts PCa Death Risk in Higher Risk Patients

Adjuvant Radiotherapy Cuts PCa Death Risk in Higher Risk Patients

Researchers observe benefit in prostate cancer patients with 2 or more adverse pathologic features.

EAU Congress Robotic Prostate Surgery Implicated in PLND Decline

Robotic Prostate Surgery Implicated in PLND Decline

Pelvic lymph node dissection in high-risk patients is 2.5 times more likely in those undergoing open rather than robotic-assisted surgery.

Urology Engineered Vaginal Organs Functionally, Structurally Good

Engineered Vaginal Organs Functionally, Structurally Good

These autologous technologies could be used in patients needing vaginal reconstruction.

EAU Congress Preop MRI Benefits Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Preop MRI Benefits Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Men with non-palpable tumors had a 46% lower risk of positive surgical margins.

EAU Congress Long-Term TRT Leads to Progressive Weight Loss, Other Benefits

Long-Term TRT Leads to Progressive Weight Loss, Other Benefits

Parenteral testosterone undecanoate over 5 years found to decrease waist circumference and improve components of metabolic syndrome.

EAU Congress Ejaculatory Problems Linked to BPH Drugs

Ejaculatory Problems Linked to BPH Drugs

Alpha blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors increase the risk of ejaculatory dysfunction, a systematic review and meta-analysis shows.

EAU Congress Elevated CKD Risk May Remain Despite Partial Nephrectomy

Elevated CKD Risk May Remain Despite Partial Nephrectomy

Risk is not eliminated if patients have risk factors for chronic kidney disease, such as hypertension and diabetes.

EAU Congress Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Safe Long Term

Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Safe Long Term

Patients are more than 9 times more likely to die from causes other than PCa, a new study shows.

EAU Congress Blood Type O Predicts Lower Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk

Blood Type O Predicts Lower Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk

It is associated with a 34.7% decrease in biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy versus patients with blood type A.

Prostate Cancer Adding ADT to Radiotherapy Improves Prostate Cancer Outcomes

Adding ADT to Radiotherapy Improves Prostate Cancer Outcomes

The combined treatment was associated with a reduced risk of biochemical and clinical progression compared with radiotherapy alone.

News NSAIDs Linked to Increased Atrial Fibrillation Risk

NSAIDs Linked to Increased Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Among elderly individuals, increased risk for current, recent use compared with never-use.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Novel Peyronie's Disease Treatment Shows Efficacy

Novel Peyronie's Disease Treatment Shows Efficacy

Penile traction therapy reduced curvature and significantly improved erectile function and hardness.

Urology Neonatal Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks

Neonatal Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks

Findings add evidence to support the American Academy of Pediatrics' infant circumcision policy.

News Patients Less Likely to Select 'Lower Tier' Doctors

Patients Less Likely to Select 'Lower Tier' Doctors

Tiered networks combined with payment-based reforms can improve performance.