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Statins Promising for Cancers

Statins Promising for Cancers

Studies suggest that these cholesterol-lowering drugs can improve treatment of genitourinary cancers and prevent contrast-induced nephropathy.

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Overactive Bladder (OAB) Heparin-Lidocaine Combo Relieves Interstitial Cystitis Symptoms

Heparin-Lidocaine Combo Relieves Interstitial Cystitis Symptoms

Patients reported significant improvements in bladder pain and urgency compared with lidocaine alone.

Prostate Cancer Low Use of Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer in U.S.

Low Use of Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer in U.S.

Researchers find 12% or fewer U.S. men with low-risk prostate cancer opt for active surveillance.

Urinary Incontinence Bariatric Surgery May Improve Urinary Incontinence

Bariatric Surgery May Improve Urinary Incontinence

If pounds stayed off, bladder control improvement was seen after 3 years.

Canadian Urological Association Obesity, Diabetes Hike Post-Cystectomy Surgical Site Infection Risk

Obesity, Diabetes Hike Post-Cystectomy Surgical Site Infection Risk

Preoperative weight loss greater than 10% and operative time more than 6 hours also increased the risk.

Canadian Urological Association No Worse Outcomes After Salvage Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer

No Worse Outcomes After Salvage Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer

Researchers found similar post-surgical outcomes between bladder cancer patients having primary and salvage radical cystectomy.

Canadian Urological Association Some Post-Cystectomy Risks Increase with Older Age, Comorbidities

Some Post-Cystectomy Risks Increase with Older Age, Comorbidities

A prolonged hospital stay and discharge to a nursing facility were among the risks.

Canadian Urological Association Laparoscopically Harvesting Right Kidneys from Living Donors Safe

Laparoscopically Harvesting Right Kidneys from Living Donors Safe

Donor and recipient outcomes are similar to those associated with laparoscopic removal of left donor kidneys.

Canadian Urological Association Local Tumor Ablation of Small Renal Masses Offers Survival Edge

Local Tumor Ablation of Small Renal Masses Offers Survival Edge

In a study, the treatment was associated with a 53% decreased risk of death from kidney cancer compared with expectant management.

Canadian Urological Association Reoperation Rate Low After HoLEP for Enlarged Prostate

Reoperation Rate Low After HoLEP for Enlarged Prostate

Ten years after the laser procedure, no reoperation was needed for 95% of patients treated for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Canadian Urological Association Complications More Likely After Radiotherapy vs. Surgery for PCa

Complications More Likely After Radiotherapy vs. Surgery for PCa

Radiation treatment is associated with an increased risk of requiring minimally invasive urologic procedures.

Canadian Urological Association Enzalutamide Superior to Bicalutamide for mCRPC

Enzalutamide Superior to Bicalutamide for mCRPC

In a phase 2 trial, enzalutamide treatment was associated with significantly longer progression-free survival.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer-specific Comorbidity Index Stratifies Mortality Risk

Prostate Cancer-specific Comorbidity Index Stratifies Mortality Risk

Age-adjusted prostate cancer-specific comorbidity index strongly predictive of other-cause mortality.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Erectile Dysfunction Medications Don't Raise Melanoma Risk

Erectile Dysfunction Medications Don't Raise Melanoma Risk

Slightly higher odds for men on ED drugs, but lifestyle factors are the likelier culprit.

Prostate Cancer Genomic Prostate Score Predicts PCa Recurrence, Adverse Pathology

Genomic Prostate Score Predicts PCa Recurrence, Adverse Pathology

Each 20-unit increment in GPS was associated with a more than 2-fold increased likelihood of recurrence.

Prostate Cancer Weekend Hospitalizations Worsen Outcomes for Metastatic PCa Patients

Weekend Hospitalizations Worsen Outcomes for Metastatic PCa Patients

They are more likely to die and suffer complications compared with those admitted on weekdays.

Bladder Cancer High-Risk Patients Screened for Bladder Cancer Rarely Die from It

High-Risk Patients Screened for Bladder Cancer Rarely Die from It

During a median of 6.5 years of follow-up, none of the 9 cases of bladder cancer diagnosed among 925 patients was muscle invasive.

Urology B. cenocepacia Abundant in Men with Chronic Pelvic Pain

B. cenocepacia Abundant in Men with Chronic Pelvic Pain

Species and genus composition differ for men with urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome, controls.

Prostate Cancer Palliative Radiation May Ease Pelvic Tumor Symptoms in CRPC Patients

Palliative Radiation May Ease Pelvic Tumor Symptoms in CRPC Patients

The treatment was most effective in relief of macroscopic hematuria.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Treatment May Increase Colorectal Cancer Risk

Prostate Cancer Treatment May Increase Colorectal Cancer Risk

Researchers observed greater incidences of colorectal cancer among patients who underwent bilateral orchiectomy, surgery, and ADT.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) FDA Seizes Counterfeit ED Medications, More

FDA Seizes Counterfeit ED Medications, More

International effort takes aim at more than 1,050 websites