After a negative prostate biopsy, the doctor did not regularly conduct follow-up PSA testing. The patient eventually died from prostate cancer.
Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) and ACE inhibitors may be no better than diuretics at preventing cardiovascular deaths in patients with hypertension, according to a follow-up study of patients in a seminal antihypertensive trial. In addition, CCBs and ACE inhibitors may increase cardiovascular risks.
Hospital admissions related to a prostate needle biopsy (PNB) are on the increase, but they occur in less than 1% of men who undergo PNB and are not associated with excess mortality, researchers concluded in an online report in European Urology.
Persistently low levels of intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) are independently associated with progression of aortic arch calcification (AAC) and death among incident hemodialysis (HD) patients, according to a new study.
Less than a decade ago, Aaron Tobian, MD, PhD, would not have been a proponent of male circumcision.