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Urology Rivaroxaban Linked to Low VTE Recurrence in Active Cancer

Rivaroxaban Linked to Low VTE Recurrence in Active Cancer

Lower rate of VTE recurrence, but higher clinically relevant non-major bleeding versus dalteparin.

Prostate Cancer Current Smokers at Risk for Worse Prostate Cancer Outcomes

Current Smokers at Risk for Worse Prostate Cancer Outcomes

In a meta-analysis, smokers had an 89% greater risk of dying from prostate cancer compared with nonsmokers.

Prostate Cancer FDA Approves Yonsa for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

FDA Approves Yonsa for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

The approval of Yonsa was based on 2 randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter Phase 3 studies in patients with mCRPC.

Urology Cryoablation Efficacious for Cancer Pain, Review Finds

Cryoablation Efficacious for Cancer Pain, Review Finds

Cryoablation also cuts the need for opioids at 24 hours post-treatment and at 3 months.

Prostate Cancer From 2008 to 2014, Prostate Cancer Testing, Treatment Down

From 2008 to 2014, Prostate Cancer Testing, Treatment Down

Sharpest decrease seen in privately insured men after 2011.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Nocturia More Bothersome Than Daytime LUTS

Nocturia More Bothersome Than Daytime LUTS

Clinicians tend to focus on the number of voids, but patients worry more about interrupted sleep.

Urology Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Efficacy Varies by Sex

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Efficacy Varies by Sex

Magnitude of benefit of immune checkpoint inhibitors sex-dependent for patients with advanced cancers.

Kidney Stones Stone Composition Linked to Race, Ethnicity

Stone Composition Linked to Race, Ethnicity

Compared with whites, blacks, and Hispanics, Middle Easterners are more likely to have predominantly calcium oxalate monohydrate stones, but less likely to have hydroxyapatite stones.

Bladder Cancer PPD Skin Test Enhances BCG Therapy in Bladder Cancer

PPD Skin Test Enhances BCG Therapy in Bladder Cancer

Enhanced therapeutic effect of bacillus Calmette-Gurin tx in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.

Reproductive Medicine Screening Blood Donations for Zika Virus Is Costly, Low Yield

Screening Blood Donations for Zika Virus Is Costly, Low Yield

Nine donations were confirmed positive; 6 of these had travelled to ZIKV-active areas.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Hypoxia Not Linked With Nocturia

Hypoxia Not Linked With Nocturia

Rather intermittent oxygen desaturation was associated with a 3% greater likelihood of nocturia.

Kidney Stones Kidney Stones Linked to Oral Antibiotics

Kidney Stones Linked to Oral Antibiotics

Both younger age and more recent exposure to some antibiotics were associated with greater risks for kidney stones.

Prostate Cancer Overall, Drinking Wine Does Not Impact Prostate Cancer Risk

Overall, Drinking Wine Does Not Impact Prostate Cancer Risk

Findings show small increased risk with white wine, decreased risk with red wine

Prostate Cancer Predictors of Adverse Pathology After Prostate Cancer Surgery ID'd

Predictors of Adverse Pathology After Prostate Cancer Surgery ID'd

High PSA levels and larger number of positive biopsy cores are associated with positive surgical margins and extracapsular extension/seminal vesicle invasion after radical prostatectomy.

Urology Many Oncologists Discuss, Recommend Medical Marijuana

Many Oncologists Discuss, Recommend Medical Marijuana

But majority of oncologists don't feel knowledgeable enough to make these recommendations

Kidney Cancer Diabetes Ups Kidney Cancer Risk in Women

Diabetes Ups Kidney Cancer Risk in Women

Women with type 2 diabetes have a 1.5-fold higher risk of renal cell carcinoma compared with non-diabetic women.

Bladder Cancer Smoking Ups Bladder Cancer Risk, Lowers Prostate Cancer Risk

Smoking Ups Bladder Cancer Risk, Lowers Prostate Cancer Risk

Men and women who smoke are at 2.3-fold and 2.7-fold increased risk of bladder cancer compared with non-smokers.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) FDA Approves Mirabegron Solifenacin Combo for OAB

FDA Approves Mirabegron Solifenacin Combo for OAB

In clinical trials, the combination of Myrbetriq + solifenacin succinate was associated with greater improvements in the number of incontinence episodes per 24 hours (primary endpoint), the number of micturations per 24 hours (primary endpoint), and the volume voided per micturation (secondary endpoint) compared to placebo or to individual active components.

Bladder Cancer Post-op Intravesical Gemcitabine May Lower Bladder CA Recurrence Risk

Post-op Intravesical Gemcitabine May Lower Bladder CA Recurrence Risk

Instilling gemcitabine into the bladder immediately following resection of low-grade non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer significantly lowers recurrence risk.

Prostate Cancer USPSTF Updates Prostate Cancer Screening Recommendations

USPSTF Updates Prostate Cancer Screening Recommendations

The new statement emphasizes shared decision-making on screening for men aged 55 to 69 years who are at average risk for prostate cancer.