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Bladder Cancer Mitomycin Gel Granted Breakthrough Status for Urothelial Cancer

Mitomycin Gel Granted Breakthrough Status for Urothelial Cancer

UGN-1 is an investigational formulation of mitomycin, delivered to patients using standard intravesical catheters.

Kidney Cancer ASTRO: Stereotactic Ablative RT OK for RCC in Solitary Kidneys

ASTRO: Stereotactic Ablative RT OK for RCC in Solitary Kidneys

Local control, cancer-specific survival at 2 years similar for patients with solitary, bilateral kidneys

Prostate Cancer Hypofractionated Radiation OK for Localized Prostate Cancer

Hypofractionated Radiation OK for Localized Prostate Cancer

New multidisciplinary guideline for early-stage prostate cancer developed by 3 professional societies.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) In Complicated UTI, Cefiderocol Noninferior to Imipenem-Cilastin

In Complicated UTI, Cefiderocol Noninferior to Imipenem-Cilastin

Results from phase 2 study in patients with multidrug-resistant Gram-negative uropathogens.

Kidney Cancer Later-Stage RCC at Diagnosis Less Likely in Blacks

Later-Stage RCC at Diagnosis Less Likely in Blacks

At the time of diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma, blacks had 33% lower odds of regional disease compared with whites, a new study found.

Prostate Cancer Radiation Ups Survival When PCa Metastatic Burden Is Low

Radiation Ups Survival When PCa Metastatic Burden Is Low

The 3-year survival rate was 81% for patients who underwent EBRT plus standard care vs 73% for those who had standard care alone.

Prostate Cancer Long-Term Benefit for Stereotactic Radiation in Prostate Cancer

Long-Term Benefit for Stereotactic Radiation in Prostate Cancer

Trials show high survival rates, freedom from recurrence for low-, intermediate-risk prostate cancer.

Urinary Incontinence Outcomes Studied for Surgical Tx of Stress Urinary Incontinence

Outcomes Studied for Surgical Tx of Stress Urinary Incontinence

3 percent of midurethral mesh slings for stress urinary incontinence removed by 9 years

Urology Light Use of Topical Skin Tx Before Radiotherapy Seems Safe

Light Use of Topical Skin Tx Before Radiotherapy Seems Safe

Radiation dose not impacted with light or moderate use of skin treatments, regardless of beam energy, incidence

Prostate Cancer LDR Brachytherapy for PCa Yields Excellent Outcomes

LDR Brachytherapy for PCa Yields Excellent Outcomes

Long-term data show a local disease recurrence rate of 2.1% at 10 years.

Kidney Cancer Robotic Tumor Enucleation Appears Safe for Sporadic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Robotic Tumor Enucleation Appears Safe for Sporadic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Long-term oncologic outcomes of patients with sporadic RCC who underwent robotic tumor enucleation suggest the procedure is safe.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer ADT Ups Osteoporotic Fracture Risk

Prostate Cancer ADT Ups Osteoporotic Fracture Risk

Among prostate cancer patients, androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) recipients are 34% more likely to experience any osteoporotic fracture than those who do not receive ADT.

Prostate Cancer Genetic Differences in Prostate Cancer Pinpointed in Black Men

Genetic Differences in Prostate Cancer Pinpointed in Black Men

New findings could help explain why men of African ancestry are more likely than white men to die from prostate cancer.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Basic Concepts in Nocturia

Basic Concepts in Nocturia

International Continence Society (ICS) standards offer useful guidance for nocturia management, according to the authors of a new report.

Prostate Cancer Elevated PSA at Midlife Predicts Aggressive Prostate Cancer in Blacks

Elevated PSA at Midlife Predicts Aggressive Prostate Cancer in Blacks

A midlife PSA value above the 90th percentile was associated with greater risk of total and aggressive prostate cancer in black men.

Bladder Cancer Treating Bladder Cancer Ups Survival in Sicker Older Patients

Treating Bladder Cancer Ups Survival in Sicker Older Patients

Older patients benefit from treatment of superficial bladder cancer even if they have multiple chronic conditions, a new study suggests.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Nocturia Associated With Oxidative Stress

Nocturia Associated With Oxidative Stress

In a study, advanced glycation end products were significantly higher in people with nocturia.

Prostate Cancer Dementia Not Linked to ADT for Prostate Cancer

Dementia Not Linked to ADT for Prostate Cancer

In a study, androgen deprivation therapy did not increase risks for vascular or any other form of dementia among men with prostate cancer who underwent definitive radiation therapy.

Prostate Cancer Bladder Cancer Risk Higher With Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Bladder Cancer Risk Higher With Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

In a recently published study, external beam radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer was associated with a 35% increased risk of bladder cancer compared with radical prostatectomy.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Nocturia a Possible Risk Factor for Nocturnal BP Problems

Nocturia a Possible Risk Factor for Nocturnal BP Problems

In a study, nighttime voiding significantly correlated with smaller dips in nocturnal blood pressure.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Can Nocturia Hasten Death?

Can Nocturia Hasten Death?

Having 3 or more voids per night was associated with 72% excess death risk.

Erectile Dysfunction Erectile Dysfunction More Common Among Male Childhood Cancer Survivors

Erectile Dysfunction More Common Among Male Childhood Cancer Survivors

New study reveals a 29% prevalence of erectile dysfunction, a proportion higher than that of the general population.

Prostate Cancer Simple Clinical Factors May Aid Prognosis in nmCRPC

Simple Clinical Factors May Aid Prognosis in nmCRPC

A combination of age, comorbidity, and PSA doubling time can risk stratify cause of death among men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, study suggests.

Kidney Stones Heart Attack Risk After Stone Procedure Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

Heart Attack Risk After Stone Procedure Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

Myocardial infarction following the kidney stone procedure is twice as likely among patients with 3 to 4 components of metabolic syndrome vs no components.

Prostate Cancer Cancer Risk Varies for Hispanics, Including in Puerto Rico

Cancer Risk Varies for Hispanics, Including in Puerto Rico

Men in Puerto Rico have higher prostate cancer incidence rates than other Hispanics, non-Hispanic whites.

Bladder Cancer Bladder Cancer Risk Not Lowered With Androgen Deprivation

Bladder Cancer Risk Not Lowered With Androgen Deprivation

In a study, men with prostate cancer who received androgen deprivation therapy did not have a lower subsequent risk of developing bladder cancer.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) UTI Risk After Urogynecologic Surgery Linked to Bladder Microbiome

UTI Risk After Urogynecologic Surgery Linked to Bladder Microbiome

Depletion of Lactobacillus iners in the bladder appears to increase the risk of urinary tract infection following urogynecologic surgery, study finds.

Kidney Cancer Renal Biopsy Rarely Leads to Upstaging to Perinephric Fat Involvement

Renal Biopsy Rarely Leads to Upstaging to Perinephric Fat Involvement

Study of patients with clinical T1a renal cell carcinoma shows that those who undergo renal mass biopsy have only a 1.2% rate of upstaging to pT3a perinephric fat involvement.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Surgical Mesh Itself Not Tied to Increased Complications

Surgical Mesh Itself Not Tied to Increased Complications

Increased facility use of mesh augmentation impacts risk of repeat prolapse repair surgery

Urology Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High

Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High

At 6 months, rates for provoked, unprovoked, cancer-related VTE are 6.8, 6.92, 9.06 per 100 person-years

Kidney Cancer Radical, Partial Nephrectomy Do Not Differ in Survival Outcomes

Radical, Partial Nephrectomy Do Not Differ in Survival Outcomes

Propensity score-matched analysis shows that radical and partial nephrectomy for cT1 renal cell carcinoma are associated with similar cancer-specific and all-cause mortality, a study found.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) Recurrent Cystitis Possibly Preventable by Drinking More Water

Recurrent Cystitis Possibly Preventable by Drinking More Water

During a 12-month study, women who drank 1.5 L of water daily in addition to their usual fluid intake reduced their mean number of cystitis episodes nearly by half.

Prostate Cancer Cryoablation a Possible Alternative Prostate Cancer Treatment

Cryoablation a Possible Alternative Prostate Cancer Treatment

Medium-term oncologic results are comparable to those of radical prostatectomy and radiation therapy, according to investigators.

Kidney Cancer Risk Factors for Bone Metastases at RCC Diagnosis Identified

Risk Factors for Bone Metastases at RCC Diagnosis Identified

Older age, male sex, and higher T stage are associated with an increased risk of having bone metastases at initial diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma, study finds.

Prostate Cancer Study: Private Payer Coverage of Prostate MRI Lagging

Study: Private Payer Coverage of Prostate MRI Lagging

Only 11% of private insurers in the United States cover prostate MRI in biopsy-naïve patients with suspect prostate cancer.

Urinary Incontinence High-Risk Anticholinergics Prescribed to 6% of Elderly

High-Risk Anticholinergics Prescribed to 6% of Elderly

Correlates of receiving prescription include female sex, specific physician specialty, geographic region

Prostate Cancer Surgery + Radiation for Advanced PCa Offers Better Survival

Surgery + Radiation for Advanced PCa Offers Better Survival

Radical prostatectomy plus adjuvant radiotherapy is associated with better cancer-specific and overall survival than radiotherapy plus androgen deprivation therapy in patients with locally or regionally advanced prostate cancer.

Kidney Stones Kidney Stones Linked to Hyponatremia

Kidney Stones Linked to Hyponatremia

Development of kidney stones is 6.2-fold more likely among patients with persistent hyponatremia than those without a history of hyponatremia.

Kidney Stones PCN May Be Superior for Hydronephrosis Due to Ureteric Stones

PCN May Be Superior for Hydronephrosis Due to Ureteric Stones

Percutaneous nephrostomy is associated with better outcomes than retrograde ureteral stent placement in patients with hydronephrosis secondary to ureteric stones.

Kidney Stones Ureteral Wall Thickness Predicts Stone Passage

Ureteral Wall Thickness Predicts Stone Passage

Low ureteral wall thickness is associated with a greater likelihood of spontaneous passage of ureteral stones 10 mm or smaller in diameter, according to a new study.

Kidney Cancer Partial Nephrectomy for Small Renal Tumors Offers Survival Edge

Partial Nephrectomy for Small Renal Tumors Offers Survival Edge

Partial vs radical nephrectomy is associated with an overall survival advantage among patients with RCC tumors 4 cm or smaller and many patients with larger tumors.

Prostate Cancer High Cholesterol Ups Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

High Cholesterol Ups Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Men in the highest vs lowest tertile of total cholesterol had a 42% increased risk of Gleason 8-10 prostate cancer, Finnish study finds.

Prostate Cancer Study Zeroes in on Cause of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Study Zeroes in on Cause of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Some prostate cancer cells lack androgen receptor, and they proliferate faster than those that express androgen receptor under androgen-deficient conditions.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome Linked to EBV

Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome Linked to EBV

Epstein-Barr virus infection found much more frequently in patients with vs without IC/BPS and Hunner lesions or controls with stress urinary incontinence.

Kidney Cancer NLR Predicts Survival After Cytoreductive Nephrectomy+Thrombectomy

NLR Predicts Survival After Cytoreductive Nephrectomy+Thrombectomy

A neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio below 4 is associated with significantly longer survival among patients with non-poor-risk metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

Prostate Cancer Annual PSA Screening Best for Reducing Prostate Cancer Deaths

Annual PSA Screening Best for Reducing Prostate Cancer Deaths

A study of 400,887 men in an integrated health system, the first to evaluate various PSA screening intervals and age groups, concluded that yearly screening is the interval of choice.

Prostate Cancer Apalutamide Preserves HRQoL in Nonmetastatic CRPC

Apalutamide Preserves HRQoL in Nonmetastatic CRPC

New analysis of the SPARTAN trial shows that apalutamide maintains health-related quality of life while lowering the risk of metastasis.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Effective Long-Term

Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Effective Long-Term

Australian study shows 8-year overall survival and biochemical relapse-free rates of 78.4% and 68.1%, respectively.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer ADT Linked to Higher Risk of Liver Diseases

Prostate Cancer ADT Linked to Higher Risk of Liver Diseases

Men who received androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer were 54% more likely to be diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease than those who did not, a study found.

Kidney Cancer Diabetes Population Has Higher Incidences of Bladder, Kidney Cancer

Diabetes Population Has Higher Incidences of Bladder, Kidney Cancer

Finnish study of individuals with type 2 diabetes reveals a 17% and 42% higher incidence of bladder and kidney cancer, respectively, compared with the general population.

Bladder Cancer Neoadjuvant Dose-Dense MVAC May Improve Post-Cystectomy Outcomes

Neoadjuvant Dose-Dense MVAC May Improve Post-Cystectomy Outcomes

Higher rates of complete response observed in MIBC patients who received a dose-dense combination of methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin, and cisplatin rather than the standard gemcitabine plus cisplatin or carboplatin.

Kidney Cancer High BMI at Start of Advanced RCC Systemic Therapy Ups Survival Odds

High BMI at Start of Advanced RCC Systemic Therapy Ups Survival Odds

In a German study of patients starting first-line systemic therapy for advanced renal cell carcinoma, patients with a low BMI were twice as likely to die as those with a high BMI.

Kidney Stones ESRD Risk Higher In Recurrent Stone Formers

ESRD Risk Higher In Recurrent Stone Formers

Recurrent kidney stone formers are at higher risk of end-stage renal disease than patients who form incident symptomatic stones, study finds.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer AS Loss to Follow-Up Risk at 2 Years Estimated at 10%

Prostate Cancer AS Loss to Follow-Up Risk at 2 Years Estimated at 10%

The risk being lost to follow-up while on active surveillance for prostate cancer is higher among blacks than whites, according to a study.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Male Bladder Bacteria, LUTS Severity Linked

Male Bladder Bacteria, LUTS Severity Linked

Lower urinary tract symptom severity in men is associated with detectable bacteria in urine obtained via catheter, new study suggests.

Prostate Cancer LDR Brachytherapy Beneficial In High-Risk Prostate Cancer

LDR Brachytherapy Beneficial In High-Risk Prostate Cancer

Low-dose-rate brachytherapy is associated with excellent long-term biochemical control and survival, new study finds.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Risk Lower In Men in Physically Demanding Jobs

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower In Men in Physically Demanding Jobs

Even low cumulative exposure to physical strain at work is associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer, study finds.

Prostate Cancer Prostate MRI Use Ups Odds of Prostate Cancer Observation

Prostate MRI Use Ups Odds of Prostate Cancer Observation

In a study, men with low-risk prostate cancer were nearly 2-fold more likely to be managed with observation if they had a prostate MRI during the diagnostic work-up.

Kidney Cancer New Study Supports Recent AUA Guidelines for Small Renal Masses

New Study Supports Recent AUA Guidelines for Small Renal Masses

Prospective study at Johns Hopkins shows excellent oncologic outcomes and preserved mental quality of life for all patients regardless of management strategy, with worse renal function after radical nephrectomy.

Kidney Stones Urinary Stones, Asthma Linked in Adults

Urinary Stones, Asthma Linked in Adults

Urinary stone formation in adults increases the odds of asthma by 26%, according to a study.

Kidney Cancer Alternative Sunitinib Regimen for Advanced RCC Proposed

Alternative Sunitinib Regimen for Advanced RCC Proposed

A "weekday-on and weekend-off regimen" improves relative dose intensity compared with the conventional regimen, a study found.

Bladder Cancer Adjuvant Gemcitabine, BCG for NMIBC Offer Similar Efficacy

Adjuvant Gemcitabine, BCG for NMIBC Offer Similar Efficacy

New meta-analysis shows adjuvant intravesical gemcitabine and bacillus Calmette-Guérin do not differ significantly with respect to risk of recurrence, progression, and adverse events.

Erectile Dysfunction Multiple Erectile Dysfunction Drug Prescriptions Predict Worse Health

Multiple Erectile Dysfunction Drug Prescriptions Predict Worse Health

Men prescribed 3 different phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors had nearly 3-fold increased odds of having a Charlson Comorbidity Index of 1 or higher than men not prescribed the drugs.

Prostate Cancer Decline in Surgical Overtreatment of Prostate Cancer Reported

Decline in Surgical Overtreatment of Prostate Cancer Reported

At a major tertiary referral center, the use of radical prostatectomy for insignificant prostate cancer decreased from 15% in 2009 to 3% in 2016, a study found.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Nocturia in BPH Patients Safely Treated with Silodosin

Nocturia in BPH Patients Safely Treated with Silodosin

In a study, 8 mg of silodosin daily for 12 weeks was associated with a significant reduction in nocturia episodes.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Nocturia Diagnosis, Management Strategies Offered

Nocturia Diagnosis, Management Strategies Offered

A recent paper provides 8 questions to ask patients to elicit information that enables targeted treatment of nocturia.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Increase Men's Suicide Risk

Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Increase Men's Suicide Risk

A patient's risk of suicide is doubled within the first year following a prostate cancer diagnosis, according to a new meta-analysis.

Prostate Cancer Obese Prostate Cancer Patients Do Worse After Radical Prostatectomy

Obese Prostate Cancer Patients Do Worse After Radical Prostatectomy

Study of Korean radical prostatectomy patients showed that those who were obese had significant increased odds of biochemical recurrence and cancer-specific mortality

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Low-Dose Melatonin Found Not To Ease Nocturia in MS

Low-Dose Melatonin Found Not To Ease Nocturia in MS

Small study found that 2 mg of melatonin taken at bedtime did not significantly decrease the mean number of nocturia episodes vs placebo.

Urinary Incontinence Annual Urinary Incontinence Screening for Women Recommended

Annual Urinary Incontinence Screening for Women Recommended

Clinicians should assess whether women experience urinary incontinence and whether it affects their health, function, and quality of life.

Prostate Cancer Cytoreductive Surgery for Metastatic PCa Linked to More Complications

Cytoreductive Surgery for Metastatic PCa Linked to More Complications

Cytoreductive radical prostatectomy (RP) for metastatic prostate cancer (PCa) is associated with higher complication rates and longer hospital stays than RP for non-metastatic PCa.

Prostate Cancer Use of Post-RP High Dose Radiotherapy Increasing

Use of Post-RP High Dose Radiotherapy Increasing

Physicians increasingly are prescribing high dose and very high dose radiation therapy after radical prostatectomy despite an absence of randomized trials supporting the practice.

Prostate Cancer First-Line Enzalutamide May Confer a Survival Benefit for mCRPC

First-Line Enzalutamide May Confer a Survival Benefit for mCRPC

Patients may benefit from earlier lines of enzalutamide for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Kidney Cancer Off-Clamp Partial Nephrectomy Better for Preserving Renal Function

Off-Clamp Partial Nephrectomy Better for Preserving Renal Function

In a study, the off-clamp approach to partial nephrectomy also was associated with lower risk for acute kidney injury.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) Zemdri Now Treats Complicated UTI, Pyelonephritis

Zemdri Now Treats Complicated UTI, Pyelonephritis

Zemdri carries a Boxed Warning describing reports of nephrotoxicity, ototoxicity, and neuromuscular blockade, as well as fetal harm if administered during pregnancy.

Kidney Cancer Biomarkers May Predict TKI Response in Metastatic RCC

Biomarkers May Predict TKI Response in Metastatic RCC

Circulating blood biomarkers related to angiogenesis may help clinicians predict who will have a robust response to sunitinib.

Prostate Cancer SBRT Appears Effective for Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer

SBRT Appears Effective for Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer

Stereotactic body radiation therapy achieves good local control of metastases in patients with recurrent prostate cancer following primary treatment.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Brachytherapy Outcomes Linked to PSADT

Prostate Cancer Brachytherapy Outcomes Linked to PSADT

Shorter PSA double times are associated with worse disease-specific, metastasis-free, and overall survival, study finds.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Outcomes Improve With Tailored Post-RP Treatment

Prostate Cancer Outcomes Improve With Tailored Post-RP Treatment

Radiation therapy dose escalation, pelvic lymph node irradiation, and hormone therapy duration are prescribed based on patient and tumor characteristics.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Risk Reduced in Men with Very Low Free Testosterone

Prostate Cancer Risk Reduced in Men with Very Low Free Testosterone

Men in the bottom 10th of free testosterone level vs those with higher levels were found to have a 23% decreased risk of prostate cancer.

Bladder Cancer Female Sex Ups Radical Cystectomy Surgical Site Infection Risk

Female Sex Ups Radical Cystectomy Surgical Site Infection Risk

Among patients undergoing radical cystectomy, female sex is independently associated with a 21% increased odds of surgical site infections compared with male sex.

Urinary Incontinence Nearly 1 in 2 Women Aged 45+ Report Urinary Incontinence

Nearly 1 in 2 Women Aged 45+ Report Urinary Incontinence

Among women who reported urinary incontinence in a baseline survey, 13.1% reported urinary leakage 4 or more times per week.

Prostate Cancer Study Supports Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance for Younger Men

Study Supports Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance for Younger Men

Younger men with prostate cancer are less likely to experience Gleason score upgrading and pathologic progression on repeat biopsy.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Aquablation Safe, Effective in LUTS Sufferers With Large Prostates

Aquablation Safe, Effective in LUTS Sufferers With Large Prostates

Significant improvements in symptoms, peak flow rate, and post-void residual volume observed in men with prostate volumes of 80 to 150 cc.

Bladder Cancer Bladder Cancer Survival Better Among Married Patients

Bladder Cancer Survival Better Among Married Patients

Widowed patients with bladder urothelial carcinoma have the worst 5-year cancer-specific survival rates among unmarried patients.

Kidney Cancer Certain Renal Cancer Subtypes Linked to Obesity

Certain Renal Cancer Subtypes Linked to Obesity

Obesity is associated with an increased likelihood of clear cell and possibly chromophobe renal cell carcinoma.

Practice Management 5 Tips to Hire a Great Staff for Your Nephrology or Urology Practice

5 Tips to Hire a Great Staff for Your Nephrology or Urology Practice

Hiring the right people is key to growing your nephrology or urology practice. How can you assemble a top-notch staff?

Kidney Cancer Renal Tumor Size Influences Its Aggressiveness

Renal Tumor Size Influences Its Aggressiveness

The likelihood of aggressive kidney tumor histology increased along with tumor size, a new study found.

Prostate Cancer Salvage RARP Feasible, Effective

Salvage RARP Feasible, Effective

According to researchers, 57.3% of men who underwent salvage robot-assisted radical prostatectomy were pad-free at 12 months.

Prostate Cancer Shorter ADT Course May Suffice for High-Risk Prostate Cancer

Shorter ADT Course May Suffice for High-Risk Prostate Cancer

New study shows no significant difference in overall survival between 18 and 36 months of androgen deprivation therapy used in combination with radiation therapy.

Kidney Stones Dual Regimen May Be Best for Ureteral Stent Symptoms

Dual Regimen May Be Best for Ureteral Stent Symptoms

Solifenacin plus tamsulosin improved all symptoms on the ureteral stent symptom questionnaire.

Urology Guidelines Conflict for Long-Term Opioid Tx in Cancer Survivors

Guidelines Conflict for Long-Term Opioid Tx in Cancer Survivors

Inconsistencies exist between CDC and NCCN opioid guideline recommendations.

Urinary Incontinence New LUTS Classification for Women Proposed

New LUTS Classification for Women Proposed

Women presenting with lower urinary tract symptoms cluster into 4 distinct symptom groups, according to a recent study.

Prostate Cancer Aggressive Therapy Warranted for Gleason 10 Prostate Cancer

Aggressive Therapy Warranted for Gleason 10 Prostate Cancer

Regardless of treatment modality, men with Gleason 10 prostate cancer have high 5-year overall survival rates, new study finds.

Prostate Cancer PET/CT May Improve Imaging of Recurrent Prostate Cancer

PET/CT May Improve Imaging of Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Early study results are encouraging, but high-quality data that validate PET/CT against a reliable reference standard are lacking.

Prostate Cancer Adding MRI Does Not Boost Prostate Cancer Upgrading Rate

Adding MRI Does Not Boost Prostate Cancer Upgrading Rate

MRI with targeted prostate biopsy plus systematic biopsy fails to improve detection of upgrading in men on active surveillance for prostate cancer vs systematic biopsy alone.

Prostate Cancer FDA Approves Enzalutamide for Nonmetastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

FDA Approves Enzalutamide for Nonmetastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

This latest approval now makes enzalutamide the only FDA-approved oral medication indicated for both metastatic and nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Bladder Cancer Urine Cytology May Not Improve Hematuria Evaluation for Bladder Cancer

Urine Cytology May Not Improve Hematuria Evaluation for Bladder Cancer

British investigators concluded that urine cytology misses a significant number of muscle-invasive bladder cancers.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Bladder Hydrodistention May Ease Nocturia in Interstitial Cystitis

Bladder Hydrodistention May Ease Nocturia in Interstitial Cystitis

Bladder hydrodistention with fulguration of Hunner lesions reduced nocturia in IC patients with or without nocturnal polyuria.

Bladder Cancer Overnight Saline Irrigation May Prevent Early NMIBC Recurrence

Overnight Saline Irrigation May Prevent Early NMIBC Recurrence

Recurrence rate was 26.4% among patients who had overnight continuous saline irrigation following transurethral resection of bladder tumor vs 38.2% among those who did not.

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