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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 Post-ESWL Renal Hematoma Linked to High, Low BMI

Post-ESWL Renal Hematoma Linked to High, Low BMI

High and low body mass index are can cause renal hematoma for patients undergoing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Kidney Cancer Partial Nephrectomy Use Increasing

Partial Nephrectomy Use Increasing

Study of US veterans reveals, however, that the procedure is being used less in subgroups who might benefit the most.

Kidney Cancer TKI Dose Escalation After mRCC Progression Beneficial

TKI Dose Escalation After mRCC Progression Beneficial

In a small study, researchers observed a decrease in tumor burden and extended duration of therapy.

Bladder Cancer Bladder Cancer Progression Linked to Collagen Changes

Bladder Cancer Progression Linked to Collagen Changes

Increased type I collagen mRNA expression in the extracellular matrix microenvironment is associated with poor progression-free survival.

Kidney Stones Uric Acid Threshold That Predicts Kidney Stone Formation Identified

Uric Acid Threshold That Predicts Kidney Stone Formation Identified

Serum uric acid levels of 10 mg/dL or higher are associated with an increased risk for nephrolithiasis.

Kidney Cancer Immunotherapy Increasingly Used in Cancer Care

Immunotherapy Increasingly Used in Cancer Care

Immunotherapy treatments for patients with bladder cancer, head and neck cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, and kidney cancer, is useful against malignancy, according to Cancer Progress Report.

Urology Antimicrobial Resistance a Major Threat, Report Confirms

Antimicrobial Resistance a Major Threat, Report Confirms

A new government report says multipronged approach is necessary to target antimicrobial resistance, a major public health threat.

Hypogonadism Hypogonadism in Male HD Patients Linked to Poor ESA Response

Hypogonadism in Male HD Patients Linked to Poor ESA Response

Other risk factors include reduced muscle mass and lower levels of physical activity.

Prostate Cancer 10-Year Mortality for Localized PCa Does Not Differ by Treatment Choice

10-Year Mortality for Localized PCa Does Not Differ by Treatment Choice

Ten-year mortality rates of prostate cancer are low, regardless of whether patients are treated with radiotherapy, surgery, or undergo only active surveillance.

Prostate Cancer Digital Rectal Examination, PSA Testing Rates Declining

Digital Rectal Examination, PSA Testing Rates Declining

Decreases in use of screening following USPSTF recommendations against routine PSA screening.

Prostate Cancer Vasectomy Unlikely to Increase Prostate Cancer Risk, Mortality

Vasectomy Unlikely to Increase Prostate Cancer Risk, Mortality

Large study challenges previous research linking the procedure to slightly higher chance of disease.

Prostate Cancer Urinary, Sexual Function Recovery Differs by Localized PCa Treatment

Urinary, Sexual Function Recovery Differs by Localized PCa Treatment

Urinary, bowel, sexual function, and quality of life among men with prostate cancer may vary depending on treatment type.

Urinary Incontinence Tension-Free Vaginal Tape-Obturator Effective Long-Term

Tension-Free Vaginal Tape-Obturator Effective Long-Term

After 10 years, objective and subjective cure rates were 69 and 64%, respectively.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Sexual Problems Linked to 5ARI Use for BPH

Sexual Problems Linked to 5ARI Use for BPH

Use of 5ARIs for BPH was associated with a statistically significant increased, pooled relative risk for sexual dysfunction.

Bladder Cancer Infection Occurs in One Fourth of Radical Cystectomy Patients

Infection Occurs in One Fourth of Radical Cystectomy Patients

Patients who underwent a radical cystectomy (RC) developed postoperative infection after a median of 13 days.

Urology Optimizing Management of Post-Surgical Pain

Optimizing Management of Post-Surgical Pain

Postoperative pain continues to be undermanaged.

Bladder Cancer Tight Glycemic Control May Help Diabetic NMIBC Patients

Tight Glycemic Control May Help Diabetic NMIBC Patients

Patients with diabetes had a significant 42% increased risk of recurrence of cancer and 79% increased risk of progression.

Prostate Cancer Bacteremia Often Caused by TURP

Bacteremia Often Caused by TURP

Researchers' results showed that the presence of a urinary catheter and recent antibiotic use were associated with increased odds of intra-operative bacteremia.

Prostate Cancer Adding Zoledronic Acid to ADT Does Not Delay PCa Treatment Failure

Adding Zoledronic Acid to ADT Does Not Delay PCa Treatment Failure

Study tested the combination in men with treatment-naïve prostate cancer and bone metastasis.

Kidney Cancer Data Support Biopsy Before Renal Cryo

Data Support Biopsy Before Renal Cryo

The recurrence group had significantly larger tumors than the no-recurrence group.