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Bladder Cancer Overnight Saline Irrigation May Prevent Early NMIBC Recurrence

Overnight Saline Irrigation May Prevent Early NMIBC Recurrence

Recurrence rate was 26.4% among patients who had overnight continuous saline irrigation following transurethral resection of bladder tumor vs 38.2% among those who did not.

Practice Management 5 Key Steps to Grow Your New Nephrology or Urology Practice

5 Key Steps to Grow Your New Nephrology or Urology Practice

The moment's here: you're opening your own nephrology or urology practice. How can you make it grow?

Urology Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Exclusion of women from upper echelons of medicine may have real implications for patient care.

Kidney Cancer Rise in Localized High-Risk RCC Reported

Rise in Localized High-Risk RCC Reported

Over a 25-year period, the proportion of patients with high-risk clinical T1 tumors increased by nearly 20% and clinical tumor size decreased from 8.4 to 6.2 cm, an Italian study found.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer ADT Ups Thromboembolic Event Risk

Prostate Cancer ADT Ups Thromboembolic Event Risk

Pulmonary embolism is associated with GnRH agonist use and orchiectomy.

Prostate Cancer Partial Brachytherapy May Lead to Poor Outcomes in Intermediate-Risk PCa

Partial Brachytherapy May Lead to Poor Outcomes in Intermediate-Risk PCa

The impact of partial brachytherapy on metastasis and disease-specific mortality is unclear.

Kidney Cancer Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Mostly Superior to Other Surgeries

Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Mostly Superior to Other Surgeries

Robotic PN was associated with significantly lower rates of complications, cancer recurrence, and mortality compared with open and laparoscopic PN.

Prostate Cancer Advanced Prostate Cancer Variant More Common Than Thought

Advanced Prostate Cancer Variant More Common Than Thought

Incidence of tx-emergent small-cell neuroendocrine prostate cancer 17% among those with mCRPC.

Hypogonadism Testosterone Prescribing Declining in the US

Testosterone Prescribing Declining in the US

From 2013 to 2016, the relative decrease in testosterone prescriptions was 48% among established testosterone users and 62% among new users.

Kidney Stones Higher Visceral Fat Ratio Seen With Recurring Urolithiasis

Higher Visceral Fat Ratio Seen With Recurring Urolithiasis

No differences seen with other fat volume measures between recurring, first-time stones.

Prostate Cancer Focal HIFU Effective Over 5 Years for PCa

Focal HIFU Effective Over 5 Years for PCa

Failure-free survival was 88% at 5 years among patients with nonmetastatic prostate cancer who underwent focal therapy with high-intensity focused ultrasound.

Kidney Cancer High Body Mass Index May Predict Survival Outcomes in RCC

High Body Mass Index May Predict Survival Outcomes in RCC

The association between obesity, age, and renal cell carcinoma prognosis requires additional investigation.

Bladder Cancer Keytruda, Tecentriq Labeling Updated to Limit Use in Urothelial Cancer

Keytruda, Tecentriq Labeling Updated to Limit Use in Urothelial Cancer

The updates come after the Agency made the decision to limit the use of these agents as monotherapy in patients with metastatic urothelial cancer who have not received prior therapy and who have low expression of the protein programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1).

Hypogonadism Low Testosterone Linked to Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Low Testosterone Linked to Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Among men aged 20-39 years, those in the top quartile of sugar-sweetened beverage intake had 2.3-fold greater odds of low testosterone than those in the bottom quartile.

Prostate Cancer Automated Bone Scan Index Prognostic for Prostate Cancer

Automated Bone Scan Index Prognostic for Prostate Cancer

aBSI validated as prognostic biomarker of survival in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

Urology Initial Outcomes No Worse for Surgical ICU Patients With Cancer

Initial Outcomes No Worse for Surgical ICU Patients With Cancer

ICU and hospital mortality were lower for patients with cancer versus those without cancer.

Prostate Cancer Conservative Management Up for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer in Veterans

Conservative Management Up for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer in Veterans

More conservative management and active surveillance utilized at VA hospitals from 2005 to 2015.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Calcified Plaques Lower Peyronie's Disease Treatment Success Rate

Calcified Plaques Lower Peyronie's Disease Treatment Success Rate

Collagenase clostridium histolyticum therapy is associated with significantly worse improvement in penile curvature in men with calcified plaques.

Bladder Cancer Radical Cystectomy Offers Better Survival vs Trimodal Therapy

Radical Cystectomy Offers Better Survival vs Trimodal Therapy

Bladder preservation for MIBC is associated with a higher mortality rate and greater costs compared with radical cystectomy.

Prostate Cancer Metformin Added to Prostate Cancer ADT Ups Survival

Metformin Added to Prostate Cancer ADT Ups Survival

Metformin plus androgen deprivation therapy is associated with a lower death risk vs ADT alone in men without diabetes, study of US veterans shows.