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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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Kidney Cancer Kidney Cancer Linked to Obesity

Kidney Cancer Linked to Obesity

Study also finds associations between adiposity and 10 other cancers, particularly digestive and hormone-related malignancies.

Kidney Stones Emergent Lithotripsy Better for Some Ureteral Stones

Emergent Lithotripsy Better for Some Ureteral Stones

Researchers suggest that early treatment of some ureteral stones is preferable.

Prostate Cancer Targeted Biopsy Detects Gleason Score Upgrading in AS

Targeted Biopsy Detects Gleason Score Upgrading in AS

Men with Gleason score 3 + 4 were 4.65 times more likely to have upgrading than men with an initial Gleason score of 3 + 3 at 3 years.

Urology Testicular Cancer Surgery Recovery Better With Alvimopan

Testicular Cancer Surgery Recovery Better With Alvimopan

Patients receiving alvimopan had a mean hospital length of stay of 4 days compared with 6 days and a median time to return of flatus at 2 days compared with 4 days.

Kidney Stones Formal Ultrasound for Kidney Stones May Cut CT Use

Formal Ultrasound for Kidney Stones May Cut CT Use

Formal ultrasonography by a radiologist may encourage less computerized tomography preoperatively.

Urology Pembrolizumab As Second-Line Tx for Urothelial Cancer Ups Survival

Pembrolizumab As Second-Line Tx for Urothelial Cancer Ups Survival

Use of the monoclonal antibody was associated with a 27% lower risk of death versus chemotherapy.

Hypogonadism Testosterone Therapy Does Not Improve Cognitive Function

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Improve Cognitive Function

Study of older hypogonadal men does not support use of TRT to improve memory, according to researchers.

Hypogonadism Anemia, Bone Density Improve With Testosterone Replacement

Anemia, Bone Density Improve With Testosterone Replacement

Older men on TRT versus placebo for 1 year had improved hemoglobin levels and volumetric bone mineral density and estimated bone strength.

Hypogonadism Testosterone Replacement May Lower Cardiovascular Risks

Testosterone Replacement May Lower Cardiovascular Risks

In a large study, testosterone replacement therapy was associated with a 33% lower risk of cardiac and stroke events among hypogonadal men.

Kidney Cancer Broad-spectrum Antibiotics May Reduce Survival in mRCC

Broad-spectrum Antibiotics May Reduce Survival in mRCC

The researchers found that patients treated with ABT had decreased progression-free survival compared with those not receiving ATB.

Urology Patient Complaints of Surgeon Attitude Tied to Complications

Patient Complaints of Surgeon Attitude Tied to Complications

Patients whose surgeons have large numbers of unsolicited patient observations in the 24 months prior to the patient's operation are at increased risk of surgical and medical complications.

Urology Bacteria,Fungi Discovered in Medical Marijuana

Bacteria,Fungi Discovered in Medical Marijuana

A patient developed a rare and incurable fungal infection after using aerosolized marijuana and ultimately died.

Urology Radiation Therapy Reduces Pain From Bone Metastases

Radiation Therapy Reduces Pain From Bone Metastases

A single 8-Gy radiotherapy dose for bone metastases should be offered to all patients, even those with poor survival.

Kidney Cancer Metabolic Profiles May Distinguish RCC From Benign Masses

Metabolic Profiles May Distinguish RCC From Benign Masses

In a pilot study, metabolomic analyses of serum and urine showed a high level of predictive ability.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Risk Stratification Enhanced by Novel MRI Protocol

Prostate Cancer Risk Stratification Enhanced by Novel MRI Protocol

Researchers compared targeted prostate biopsy based on biparametric magnetic resonance imaging with standard 12-core systematic biopsy.

Urology Factors Predicting Urologic Cancer in Females With Microhematuria

Factors Predicting Urologic Cancer in Females With Microhematuria

In this female population, >60 years old and a history of smoking and/or gross hematuria were the strongest predictors of urologic cancer.

Urology Fewer Major Bleeds With Once-Daily Enoxaparin for VTE

Fewer Major Bleeds With Once-Daily Enoxaparin for VTE

On propensity analysis, patients on enoxaparin once daily had fewer major bleeds and deaths at 15 and at 30 days than those on enoxaparin twice daily.

Bladder Cancer Nivolumab Approved for Refractory Urothelial Carcinoma

Nivolumab Approved for Refractory Urothelial Carcinoma

The drug is indicated for treating patients with locally advanced or metastatic disease that progresses despite platinum-containing chemotherapy.

Kidney Stones Kidney Stones More Likely in Asthmatic Children

Kidney Stones More Likely in Asthmatic Children

Cleveland Clinic study found a 4-fold greater prevalence of nephrolithiasis among children with asthma compared with the general pediatric population.

Urology Health Benefits and Harms of Cannabis Reported

Health Benefits and Harms of Cannabis Reported

Medical use of cannabis has been a topic of controversy in recent years.