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Kidney Stones Initial Ultrasound Suffices for Most Emergency Kidney Stone Cases

Initial Ultrasound Suffices for Most Emergency Kidney Stone Cases

Most stones patients do not need additional imaging with computed tomography, study finds.

Prostate Cancer Early Adjuvant Radiotherapy Benefits Selected Prostate Cancer Patients

Early Adjuvant Radiotherapy Benefits Selected Prostate Cancer Patients

Radiotherapy given within 6 months of radical prostatectomy reduces cancer-specific mortality in men with highly aggressive disease.

Hypogonadism FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use

FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use

Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Drug Taken 15 Minutes Before Sexual Activity Approved

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Drug Taken 15 Minutes Before Sexual Activity Approved

FDA has approved a supplemental new drug application for Stendra (avanafil) taken early as ~15 minutes before sexual activity.

Prostate Cancer Sexual Function Preserved in Prostate Cancer Combination Therapy

Sexual Function Preserved in Prostate Cancer Combination Therapy

High rates of preserved sexual function with combination beam plus brachytherapy.

Prostate Cancer Radical Prostatectomy Rates Rising

Radical Prostatectomy Rates Rising

Utilization rates jumped by double digits across prostate cancer risk groups from 2004 to 2011.

Urinary Incontinence Female Urinary Incontinence Guidelines Released

Female Urinary Incontinence Guidelines Released

American College of Physicians guidelines addresses nonsurgical management of urinary incontinence in women.

Prostate Cancer Male Pattern Baldness Linked with Prostate Cancer

Male Pattern Baldness Linked with Prostate Cancer

Men with male pattern baldness may face a higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Statins Reduce Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk After Radiotherapy

Statins Reduce Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk After Radiotherapy

This benefit is not seen in patients who undergo radical prostatectomy, according to an updated meta-analysis.

Prostate Cancer Watchful Waiting Not Suitable for Black Men with Prostate Cancer

Watchful Waiting Not Suitable for Black Men with Prostate Cancer

Black prostate cancer patients more likely to develop aggressive disease earlier than white patients.

Prostate Cancer Aspirin Eases Genitourinary (GU) Toxicity from Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy

Aspirin Eases Genitourinary (GU) Toxicity from Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy

Low-dose aspirin decreased the likelihood of acute genitourinary toxicity in prostate cancer by 27%.

Prostate Cancer Genetic Variant May Predict Resistance to Prostate Cancer Drugs

Genetic Variant May Predict Resistance to Prostate Cancer Drugs

Enzalutamide and abiraterone may not benefit men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who have AR-V7 in circulating tumor cells.

Prostate Cancer Men with Metabolic Aberrations Have Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

Men with Metabolic Aberrations Have Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

However, they are more likely to die from causes other than prostate cancer than men with normal metabolic levels.

Prostate Cancer FDA Approves New Indication for Enzalutamide

FDA Approves New Indication for Enzalutamide

The drug is now also approved for use in chemotherapy-naïve men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Brachytherapy Offers Favorable Long-Term Prostate Cancer Survival

Brachytherapy Offers Favorable Long-Term Prostate Cancer Survival

Study finds a 15-year cancer-specific survival rate of 94%; hormone therapy for more than 6 months decreases all-cause survival.

Kidney Cancer Kidney, Thyroid Cancers on the Rise in Children

Kidney, Thyroid Cancers on the Rise in Children

Study also finds increase in overall cancer rate among African-American children and adolescents.

Hypogonadism Insufficient Data on Benefits, Risks of Testosterone Drugs

Insufficient Data on Benefits, Risks of Testosterone Drugs

Expert panel to decide whether prescribing information on testosterone drugs should be changed.

Kidney Cancer Advanced Kidney Cancer Survival Rates Not Improved

Advanced Kidney Cancer Survival Rates Not Improved

The 3-year survival rates for patients diagnosed during 2006-2007 were similar to those diagnosed during 2001-2005.

News 7 Common Physician Social Media Mistakes

7 Common Physician Social Media Mistakes

Author writes that doctors can and should take advantage of social media marketing opportunities.

Bladder Cancer Non-Visible Hematuria Ups Bladder Cancer Risk

Non-Visible Hematuria Ups Bladder Cancer Risk

It is associated with a 20-fold increased likelihood of the malignancy, British study shows.