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Blue Light Cystoscopy Enhances Detection of Cancerous Bladder Lesions

Blue Light Cystoscopy Enhances Detection of Cancerous Bladder Lesions

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Real-world study confirms the improved sensitivity of blue light vs white light cystoscopy (91% vs 79%) for detecting bladder cancer.

Laser Focal Ablation of Prostate Cancer Improves Outcomes

Laser Focal Ablation of Prostate Cancer Improves Outcomes

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Men with low-risk PCa who underwent partial gland ablation with vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy were less likely than those on AS to require radical treatment.

Node-Positive Prostate Cancer on the Rise

Node-Positive Prostate Cancer on the Rise

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The percentage of prostate cancer patients with positive lymph nodes increased from 2.4% in 2010 to 4.7% in 2014.

Stone Composition Affects Nephrolithiasis Recurrence Rate

Stone Composition Affects Nephrolithiasis Recurrence Rate

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Uric acid and struvite stones are more likely to recur than calcium oxalate stones, according to a study.

Prostatic Urethral Lift Effective for Obstructive Middle Lobes

Prostatic Urethral Lift Effective for Obstructive Middle Lobes

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The procedure improves symptoms at least as well in men with obstructive middle lobes as those with obstructive lateral lobes.

Desmopressin Nasal Spray Improves Nocturia in the Elderly

Desmopressin Nasal Spray Improves Nocturia in the Elderly

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Two phase 3 placebo-controlled randomized trials show the formulation significantly prolongs the first uninterrupted sleep period and proportion of nights with 1 or fewer nocturic episodes.

BPH, Cancers Linked to Peyronie's Disease

BPH, Cancers Linked to Peyronie's Disease

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Men with Peyronie's disease have elevated risks of benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostatitis, and testis and prostate cancer, new studies reveal.

Neoadjuvant Chemo vs TUR Before RC Ups Survival

Neoadjuvant Chemo vs TUR Before RC Ups Survival

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Study findings suggest that clinicians should use neoadjuvant chemotherapy in many more muscle-invasive bladder cancer patients.

Metabolic Syndrome May Increase BPH Risk

Metabolic Syndrome May Increase BPH Risk

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Men older than 50 with metabolic syndrome had significantly greater risks for BPH than men without the syndrome.

Testerosterone Therapy Safe Despite Prostate Cancer History

Testerosterone Therapy Safe Despite Prostate Cancer History

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Findings from the largest study to date examining the effect of TRT in prostate cancer patients build on previous evidence showing that the treatment does not affect disease progression risk.

Readmission Risk Factors for Radical Nephrectomy Patients Identified

Readmission Risk Factors for Radical Nephrectomy Patients Identified

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Race, procedure and insurance type, sex, surgeon volume, and hospital size influence the risk of readmission among patients undergoing radical nephrectomy, study finds.

Incontinence, Impotence Risk After RP Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

Incontinence, Impotence Risk After RP Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

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At 1 year post-op, patients with MetS prior to prostate surgery had a significantly lower continence rate than those without MetS (75.4% vs 82.6%).

Ultrasound Still Underused for Initial Imaging of Acute Renal Colic

Ultrasound Still Underused for Initial Imaging of Acute Renal Colic

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Initial ultrasound imaging of emergency department patients presenting with acute renal colic, although increasing, was used in only 6.9% of cases in 2015.

Clinical Variables Predict Radiographic Progression in mCRPC

Clinical Variables Predict Radiographic Progression in mCRPC

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Extent of disease and change in PSA were the strongest predictors of disease progression in men with chemotherapy-naïve mCRPC treated with abiraterone.

Neoadjuvant vs Adjuvant Chemo Ups MIBC Patient Survival

Neoadjuvant vs Adjuvant Chemo Ups MIBC Patient Survival

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The 5-year overall survival rate is significantly higher among radical cystectomy patients who receive neoadjuvant vs adjuvant chemotherapy, study finds.

Aspirin Use Prior to Radical Cystectomy Linked to Improved Survival

Aspirin Use Prior to Radical Cystectomy Linked to Improved Survival

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Daily use of aspirin before radical cystectomy is associated with a significant 36% and 30% decreased risk of cancer-specific and all-cause mortality.

Delayed mRCC Targeted Therapy Does Not Worsen Survival

Delayed mRCC Targeted Therapy Does Not Worsen Survival

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In a study of mRCC patients who received targeted therapy (TT) following cytoreductive nephrectomy, mortality risk did not differ significantly between delayed and early TT.

Racial Disparities in RCC Survival Driven by Socioeconomic Factors

Racial Disparities in RCC Survival Driven by Socioeconomic Factors

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Black patients tended to have lower incomes, less education, longer delays to treatment, greater comorbidity burden.

AUA Issues New Surgical Treatment Guidelines for LUTS

AUA Issues New Surgical Treatment Guidelines for LUTS

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New clinical guidelines for the surgical management of lower urinary tract symptoms attributable to enlarged prostate offer 22 recommendations.

Stone Composition Linked to Race, Ethnicity

Stone Composition Linked to Race, Ethnicity

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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.

Focal vs Total PCa Cryoablation Better for Sexual Function

Focal vs Total PCa Cryoablation Better for Sexual Function

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Oncologic outcomes are similar for focal and total cryoablation for localized prostate cancer, but patients report significantly better sexual function after focal cryoablation.

Negative Confirmatory Biopsy Predicts Lower PCa Progression Risk

Negative Confirmatory Biopsy Predicts Lower PCa Progression Risk

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Men on active surveillance for prostate cancer who had a negative confirmatory biopsy experienced an 88% decreased risk of progression to treatment.

Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk Lower With Anterior Tumors

Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk Lower With Anterior Tumors

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Following laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, men with posterior index tumors had 76% increased risk of biochemical recurrence vs those with anterior prostate tumors.

Bladder Cancer, UTUC More Common in Kidney Transplant Recipients

Bladder Cancer, UTUC More Common in Kidney Transplant Recipients

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A study found that bladder cancer and UTUC occurred in 122.22 and 113.97 per 100,000 persons per year, respectively, among kidney transplant recipients.

Gleason Score at Surgical Margin Affects BCR Risk

Gleason Score at Surgical Margin Affects BCR Risk

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Gleason score at the margin can better stratify biochemical recurrence-free rates, according to study findings.

Urinary Stones Linked to Testosterone Therapy

Urinary Stones Linked to Testosterone Therapy

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Researchers find a higher incidence of clinically diagnosed urinary stones among men receiving testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) vs matched controls not on TRT.

AS May Be Safe for Selected Men With Gleason 3+4 Prostate Cancer

AS May Be Safe for Selected Men With Gleason 3+4 Prostate Cancer

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Men with Gleason 6 and Gleason 3+4 prostate cancer who undergo radical prostatectomy after a period on active surveillance have similar surgical outcomes.

UroVysion Results Predict Post-BCG Bladder Cancer Outcomes

UroVysion Results Predict Post-BCG Bladder Cancer Outcomes

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Positive results before BCG treatment and at the 6-week instillation are associated with an increased likelihood of disease recurrence and/or progression.

Partial vs Radical Nephrectomy Lowers Elderly Patient Mortality Risk

Partial vs Radical Nephrectomy Lowers Elderly Patient Mortality Risk

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Study shows that partial nephrectomy for small renal tumors is associated with lower risk of cancer-specific and other-cause mortality in patients aged 75 years and older.

Predictors of Post-cystectomy C. difficile Infection Identified

Predictors of Post-cystectomy C. difficile Infection Identified

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Female sex and need for a blood transfusion are associated with development of Clostridium difficile infection following radical cystectomy.

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