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Bladder Cancer Bladder Cancer Biopsies Often Suboptimal

Bladder Cancer Biopsies Often Suboptimal

Absence of muscle tissue in bladder cancer biopsy samples is common and associated with increased risk of death.

Prostate Cancer ConfirmMDx Genetic Test Identifies Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness

ConfirmMDx Genetic Test Identifies Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness

New data confirms that ConfirmMDx, an epigenetic assay, is able to accurately identify prostate cancer aggressiveness

Prostate Cancer Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) May Promote Prostate Tumor Growth

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) May Promote Prostate Tumor Growth

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) may promote prostate cancer tumor growth.

Reproductive Medicine Caffeine Hinders While Alcohol Aids Infertility Therapy in Men

Caffeine Hinders While Alcohol Aids Infertility Therapy in Men

Researchers suggest male beverage consumption of caffeine and alcohol affects in vitro fertilization results.

Urology Circumcision Risks, Costs Higher Past Newborn Stage

Circumcision Risks, Costs Higher Past Newborn Stage

Delaying circumcision procedure also linked with higher costs.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Sitting to Urinate Eases Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)

Sitting to Urinate Eases Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)

Sitting to urinate is associated with an improved urodynamic profile in lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Sildenafil (Viagra) Shows Cardioprotective Effect in Men

Sildenafil (Viagra) Shows Cardioprotective Effect in Men

Sildenafil (Viagra) has demonstrated improvement in heart function without any adverse effect on blood pressure.

Hypogonadism Low Testosterone Raises Atherosclerosis Risk in Diabetics

Low Testosterone Raises Atherosclerosis Risk in Diabetics

Low testosterone may increase cardiovascular (CV) risk in middle-aged men with type 2 diabetes.

Kidney Stones Higher Kidney Stone Incidence Potentially Linked to Climate Change

Higher Kidney Stone Incidence Potentially Linked to Climate Change

Climate change could be associated with an increase in the incidence of kidney stones.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Many Urologists Not Strictly Adhering to BPH/LUTS Guidelines

Many Urologists Not Strictly Adhering to BPH/LUTS Guidelines

Many urologists not uniformly adhering to AUA guidelines for the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia/lower urinary tract symptoms.

Kidney Stones Kidney Stone Treatment Success Predictors Identified

Kidney Stone Treatment Success Predictors Identified

Hounsfield units and stone size predict a patient's odds that shock wave lithotripsy will completely clear kidney or ureteral stones.

Urinary Incontinence Female Urinary Prosthetic Device Approved

Female Urinary Prosthetic Device Approved

Prosthetic device approved for impaired detrusor contractility in women.

Bladder Cancer Johns Hopkins Launches First Bladder Cancer Institute

Johns Hopkins Launches First Bladder Cancer Institute

Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore on October 15 will launch the world's first institute devoted to bladder cancer.

Prostate Cancer High Cholesterol Linked with Prostate Cancer Recurrence

High Cholesterol Linked with Prostate Cancer Recurrence

Findings suggest that normalization of blood fats may reduce risk of prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Death Risk Higher After External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT) than Surgery

Prostate Cancer Death Risk Higher After External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT) than Surgery

Mortality was greater with external beam radiotherapy across treatment-specific nomograms for predicting biochemical recurrence.

Prostate Cancer In Black Prostate Cancer Patients, Active Surveillance Safe

In Black Prostate Cancer Patients, Active Surveillance Safe

Researchers confident in this approach because candidates for active surveillance are a heavily screened population.

Prostate Cancer Gene Can Predict Aggressive Prostate Cancer at Diagnosis

Gene Can Predict Aggressive Prostate Cancer at Diagnosis

A biomarker present on the KLK3 gene can predict which GS7 prostate cancer patients will be more aggressive.

Prostate Cancer Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery Widely Used

Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery Widely Used

Growth in robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) use especially pronounced among surgeons at urban hospitals.

Bladder Cancer Transurethral Resection (TUR) Bladder Perforation May Worsen Outcomes

Transurethral Resection (TUR) Bladder Perforation May Worsen Outcomes

Investigators report earlier bladder tumor relapse and higher risk of T-stage progression.

Reproductive Medicine High Alcohol Intake Harms Sperm Quality

High Alcohol Intake Harms Sperm Quality

Drinking alcohol confers higher rate of sexually transmitted infections and a drop in sperm quality.