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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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Urology Opioid Addiction May Be a Surgical Complication

Opioid Addiction May Be a Surgical Complication

New persistent opioid use represents a common but previously underappreciated surgical complication that warrants increased awareness.

Kidney Stones 24-Hour Urine Benefits Uncertain for Recurrent Kidney Stones

24-Hour Urine Benefits Uncertain for Recurrent Kidney Stones

Whether all recurrent stone formers benefit from 24-hour urine collection has not been established.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Antimuscarinic Therapy for OAB Linked to Depression in Women

Antimuscarinic Therapy for OAB Linked to Depression in Women

Clinicians should be alert to the relationship between antimuscarinics usage and depressive disorder in OAB women and provide appropriate instructions for these patients.

Prostate Cancer Metformin Plus Chemo Does Not Up mCRPC Survival

Metformin Plus Chemo Does Not Up mCRPC Survival

Survival curves showed that metformin use with docetaxel did not improve prostate cancer specific survival or overall survival.

Prostate Cancer USPSTF Issues Draft PCa Screening Recommendations

USPSTF Issues Draft PCa Screening Recommendations

The US Preventive Services Task Force now suggests decisions about PSA testing should be made on an individual basis for men aged 55 to 69.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Botulinum Toxin Evaluated for Overactive Bladder

Botulinum Toxin Evaluated for Overactive Bladder

Onabotulinumtoxin A successfully reduced urinary frequency and urgency, but not urgency urinary incontinence episodes.

Prostate Cancer PSA Doubling Time Predicts Metastasis, Mortality Risks in CRPC

PSA Doubling Time Predicts Metastasis, Mortality Risks in CRPC

Study identifies PSADT cut-points that can aid in risk stratification of men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Black Men With High VDBP

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Black Men With High VDBP

Highest vs lowest quartile of vitamin D binding protein associated with 55% lower odds of prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Progression Risk in AS Not Linked to Family History

Prostate Cancer Progression Risk in AS Not Linked to Family History

A family history of prostate cancer was not a major determinant of disease progression during active surveillance, according to a systematic review.

Prostate Cancer Taking Aspirin Regularly May Reduce Death From Cancer

Taking Aspirin Regularly May Reduce Death From Cancer

Regular aspirin use linked to lower risk of cancer mortality, especially colorectal, breast, and prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Earlier vs Later Prostate Cancer Recurrence Characterized

Earlier vs Later Prostate Cancer Recurrence Characterized

Pathologic Gleason scores, positive surgical margin rates, and PSA doubling times differentiate earlier from later biochemical recurrence after radical surgery.

Prostate Cancer Lack of Sleep Linked to Prostate Cancer Death in Younger Men

Lack of Sleep Linked to Prostate Cancer Death in Younger Men

Among men under the age of 65, men who got 3 to 5 hours of sleep per night had a 55% greater risk of dying of prostate cancer than men who got 7 hours of sleep per night.

Urology Thrombolytic Did Not Reduce Mortality in Intermediate-Risk PE

Thrombolytic Did Not Reduce Mortality in Intermediate-Risk PE

Approximately 33% of patients report some degree of persistent functional limitation after intermediate-risk PE, but CTEPH is infrequent.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Oral ED Drugs Found to Benefit Infertile Men

Oral ED Drugs Found to Benefit Infertile Men

Oral PDE5 inhibitors improve sperm parameters and can treat erectile dysfunction in men.

Urology Urinary Retention Frequent After Spinal Stenosis Surgery

Urinary Retention Frequent After Spinal Stenosis Surgery

Improper management of transient POUR leads to bladder overdistension and permanent bladder detrusor damage.

Urology Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Increase Nocturia Risk

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Increase Nocturia Risk

Researchers found that nocturia was reduced in sleep apnea patients when a CPAP mask was used.

Prostate Cancer Many Men Lack Information on PSA Screening Pros, Cons

Many Men Lack Information on PSA Screening Pros, Cons

In 2014, 33.9% of men reported that their health care providers failed to communicate the benefits and risks of PSA-based screening, an increase from 2012.

Prostate Cancer Study Supports PCa Screening With MRI vs TRUS-biopsy

Study Supports PCa Screening With MRI vs TRUS-biopsy

Population-based prostate cancer screening with MRI has a significantly better risk/benefit ratio.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Oxybutynin Overprescribed for Overactive Bladder in Elderly

Oxybutynin Overprescribed for Overactive Bladder in Elderly

Pharmacologic properties of oxybutynin may cause significant cognitive side effects in elderly persons.

Prostate Cancer Study Finds Low Rate of AS Failure Regardless of PCa Risk

Study Finds Low Rate of AS Failure Regardless of PCa Risk

Select intermediate- and high-risk patients had no greater risks of metastases, AS failure, or interventions over a median of 4 years.