Print Issue: May 01, 2008

LUTS Extremely Common, Survey Finds

MILAN—Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are highly prevalent among men and women aged 40 years and older, according to an online survey of 27,500 individuals in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Technique Clears Obstructed Ureters

WASHINGTON D.C.—The placement of transileal retrograde nephrostomy catheters (rPCN) is a safe and effective treatment for post-surgical ureteral obstruction following non-continent urinary diversion procedures, according to new data presented here at the 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR).

Study Supports RP for High-Grade PCa

A study of men with high-grade prostate cancer treated initially with radical prostatectomy (RP) revealed a median overall survival rate of 140 months, which the lead investigator alled “surprisingly good.”

Researcher: Cryoablation Is Safe

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Most, if not all, complications from CT-guided percutaneous cryoablation for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) are either preventable or reversible, investigators say.

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