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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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Bladder Cancer Androgen Suppression May Prevent Intravesical Recurrence of NMIBC

Androgen Suppression May Prevent Intravesical Recurrence of NMIBC

During a median followup of 3.6 and 3.0 years intravesical recurrence developed in 4 (12.5%) and 59 men (30.1%) with and without androgen suppression therapy, respectively.

Prostate Cancer Multiparametric MRI May Prevent Unnecessary Prostate Biopsies

Multiparametric MRI May Prevent Unnecessary Prostate Biopsies

Using imaging to triage men with elevated PSA might avoid a quarter of unnecessary biopsies, according to a study.

Kidney Stones Typical Vitamin D Doses May Not Increase Kidney Stone Risk

Typical Vitamin D Doses May Not Increase Kidney Stone Risk

After multivariate adjustment there was no statistically significant association between vitamin D intake and risk of stones in the follow-up study.

Prostate Cancer Autologous Urethral Sling Does Not Improve Continence After Prostatectomy

Autologous Urethral Sling Does Not Improve Continence After Prostatectomy

No benefit of autologous urethral sling placement at robotic assisted radical prostatectomy on early return of continence at 6 months.

Urology US Service Men Incurred Genitourinary Injuries at High Rate

US Service Men Incurred Genitourinary Injuries at High Rate

The majority of injuries involved the external genitalia, including the scrotum, testes, penis, and/or urethra.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Prostatic Enlargement Linked to Obesity

Prostatic Enlargement Linked to Obesity

Benign prostatic hyperplasia is more likely to develop among men with larger waist circumference and body mass index and higher leptin levels.

Hypogonadism Normal Testosterone Range Defined

Normal Testosterone Range Defined

The normal range for total testosterone is 264 to 916 ng/dL for healthy men ages 19 to 39 with a body mass index below 30 kg/m2.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Death Rate Fell in the United States

Prostate Cancer Death Rate Fell in the United States

The investigators found that the cancer mortality rate hit its peak in 1991, before beginning a steady slide of roughly 1.5% per year among both men and women through 2014.

Urology Adjuvant Chemo After Nephroureterectomy May Aid Survival in UTUC

Adjuvant Chemo After Nephroureterectomy May Aid Survival in UTUC

Adjuvant chemo is associated with overall survival benefit in patients with locally advanced and/or positive regional lymph node disease.

Kidney Cancer Office-Based Renal Mass Biopsy Safe

Office-Based Renal Mass Biopsy Safe

In a study, only 3 of 108 patients experienced complications, all of which were minor and required no hospitalization or further intervention.

Prostate Cancer No Greater Risk of Bone Metastases With 12-Week Zoledronic Acid

No Greater Risk of Bone Metastases With 12-Week Zoledronic Acid

The proportions of skeletal-related events did not differ significantly between the every 4-week dosing group vs the every 12-week dosing group of bone metastases patients.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Men With Prostate Atrophy

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Men With Prostate Atrophy

Prostate atrophy in more cores also was associated with lower risks of low- and high-grade disease.

Bladder Cancer Significant Prostate Cancer Found in Advanced Bladder Cancer Patients

Significant Prostate Cancer Found in Advanced Bladder Cancer Patients

In a study, 53.1% of patients had concomitant prostate cancer in radical cystectomy specimens.

Urology AUA Issues New Guidelines on Male Urethral Stricture

AUA Issues New Guidelines on Male Urethral Stricture

Successful treatment of male urethral stricture requires selection of the appropriate endoscopic or surgical procedure based on anatomic location, length of stricture, and prior interventions.

Prostate Cancer New Prostate Cancer Grading System Validated

New Prostate Cancer Grading System Validated

Proposed 5-tiered system found to predict the risk of prostate cancer-specific mortality.

Prostate Cancer Some AS Patients Eligible for Relaxed Prostate Biopsy Schedules

Some AS Patients Eligible for Relaxed Prostate Biopsy Schedules

Patients on active surveillance with stable disease at the time of initial surveillance prostate biopsy may be appropriate candidates for less intensive surveillance prostate biopsy schedules.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Preop Foley Catheter Associated With TURP, TULIP Failure

Preop Foley Catheter Associated With TURP, TULIP Failure

Poor baseline functional status and having a Foley catheter preoperatively were associated with greater risk of TURP or TULIP failure.

Urology Higher Re-op Risk for Low-Volume Surgeons Implanting Penile Prosthesis

Higher Re-op Risk for Low-Volume Surgeons Implanting Penile Prosthesis

Patients treated by higher volume implanters are less likely to require reoperation after inflatable penile prosthesis insertion than those treated by lower volume surgeons.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Chronic Periodontitis Increases ED Risk

Chronic Periodontitis Increases ED Risk

Chronic periodontitis was associated with 2.2-fold increased odds of ED.

Kidney Stones Higher Testosterone Levels May Hike Renal Stone Risk

Higher Testosterone Levels May Hike Renal Stone Risk

Mean levels of total serum testosterone and serum dihydrotestosterone were significantly higher in urolithiasis cases compared with controls.