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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Seminal Vesicle Problems May Be a PAE Complication

Seminal Vesicle Problems May Be a PAE Complication

Kidney Cancer Royal Jelly May Ease Adverse Effects of RCC Drug Therapy

Royal Jelly May Ease Adverse Effects of RCC Drug Therapy

In a small study, sunitinib recipients who took royal jelly, a substance produced by worker honeybees for queen bees, were less likely to experience fatigue and anorexia than those who took placebo.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Possibly Linked to Zinc Intake

Prostate Cancer Possibly Linked to Zinc Intake

In a Spanish study, the highest vs lowest tertile of dietary zinc intake was associated with a significant 66% increased relative risk of low-grade prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Abiraterone Outcomes Tied to NLR

Abiraterone Outcomes Tied to NLR

For example, men with a baseline NLR below 2.5, patients who received abiraterone had a significant 28% decreased risk of death.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Risk, Aggressiveness Tied to Socioeconomics

Prostate Cancer Risk, Aggressiveness Tied to Socioeconomics

Study of Canadian men looked at the association between prostate cancer and participants' socioeconomic position during childhood/adolescence and early and late adulthood.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Detection Improved With Combined Biopsy Targeting

Prostate Cancer Detection Improved With Combined Biopsy Targeting

In a study, visual registration in conjunction with image fusion resulted in the highest detection rate of clinically significant prostate cancer.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) SGLT2 Inhibitors and Urinary Tract Infections: What's the Link?

SGLT2 Inhibitors and Urinary Tract Infections: What's the Link?

For this study, the authors identified randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared SGLT2 inhibitors with placebo, no treatment, or another antidiabetic agent and reported on UTI outcome.

Prostate Cancer Gleason 6 Prostate Cancer More Lethal in Black Men

Gleason 6 Prostate Cancer More Lethal in Black Men

Black men with Gleason 6 prostate cancer had a 1.5- to 2.0-fold increased risk of dying from their cancer compared with nonblack men, according to a new study.

Bladder Cancer Post-Cystectomy Short-Term Complications Not Hiked by NAC

Post-Cystectomy Short-Term Complications Not Hiked by NAC

Researchers found no significant difference in 30-day postoperative complications between patients who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy and those who did not.

Prostate Cancer Statins Plus ADT May Up Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Statins Plus ADT May Up Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Statin use by men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for advanced PCa was associated with decreased risk of overall and cancer-specific mortality.

Kidney Cancer Benign Pathology After Partial Nephrectomy More Common Than Thought

Benign Pathology After Partial Nephrectomy More Common Than Thought

New study finds a prevalence of benign pathologic findings after PN of 30.9%.

Kidney Cancer Karyopherin a2 May Be Prognostic Indicator in Renal Cell Carcinoma

Karyopherin a2 May Be Prognostic Indicator in Renal Cell Carcinoma

Researchers theorize that KPNA2 expression could be used in the future to stratify risk groups among patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

Prostate Cancer Radical Prostatectomy Has Lasting Benefit for Localized Cancer

Radical Prostatectomy Has Lasting Benefit for Localized Cancer

Mean 2.9 years gained after 23 years of follow-up among men with localized prostate cancer

Urology Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs

Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs

When 121 regions were considered together, VHA care was better for 14 of 15 outcome measures

Overactive Bladder (OAB) OAB Symptoms Eased With Intravesical Botulinum Toxin

OAB Symptoms Eased With Intravesical Botulinum Toxin

In a small trial, patients receiving 300 U and 500 U of intravesical abobotulinumtoxin A experienced reductions in nocturia episodes at 12 and 24 weeks.

Erectile Dysfunction FDA: Some E-Cigarette Liquids Contain Erectile Dysfunction Meds

FDA: Some E-Cigarette Liquids Contain Erectile Dysfunction Meds

Sildenafil and tadalafil not approved to be sold over the counter and are being sold illegally.

Kidney Cancer Changes in Renal Cell Carcinoma Pathologic Staging and Histologic Grading

Changes in Renal Cell Carcinoma Pathologic Staging and Histologic Grading

A review article examines the challenges in pathologic staging and grade reporting for patients with renal cell carcinoma.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Nocturia, Overactive Bladder Improved With PTNS

Nocturia, Overactive Bladder Improved With PTNS

In a study, percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation reduced nocturia episodes by 0.8 on average.

Urology Many Americans Unaware of Promise of Personalized Medicine

Many Americans Unaware of Promise of Personalized Medicine

41% are not at all familiar with personalized medicine; only 5% say they are very familiar.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Desmopressin Effectively Treats Nocturia in BPH

Desmopressin Effectively Treats Nocturia in BPH

Nocturia improved 43% in patients receiving oral desmopressin alone and 64.3% in those receiving desmopressin and an alpha-blocker.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Overactive Bladder Treatment: Which Is the Most Cost-Effective Option?

Overactive Bladder Treatment: Which Is the Most Cost-Effective Option?

Study authors developed a Markov model with health states based on daily urinary incontinence episodes (UIEs) to compare the cost-effectiveness of onabotulinumtoxinA, implantable sacral nerve stimulation devices, percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation, anticholinergic medications, and mirabegron versus BSC for the management of refractory OAB.

Urology Ultrarestrictive Opioid Rx Protocol Cuts Postoperative Opioid Use

Ultrarestrictive Opioid Rx Protocol Cuts Postoperative Opioid Use

UROPP reduces opioids prescribed after gynecologic, abdominal surgery without negative effects.

Hypogonadism Hypogonadism Predicts Varicocele Repair

Hypogonadism Predicts Varicocele Repair

Hypogonadism and serum testosterone evaluation nearly doubled the odds a man would undergo varicocelectomy.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Prostate Cancer Linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

IBD is associated with a nearly 5-fold increased risk of prostate cancer, study finds.

Bladder Cancer Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for MIBC Ups Disease-Free Survival

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for MIBC Ups Disease-Free Survival

Patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer had a 22% decreased risk of disease progression if they received neoadjuvant rather than adjuvant chemotherapy, a study found.

Hypogonadism Testosterone Measurements, TRT Prescribing Infrequent in PCa Care

Testosterone Measurements, TRT Prescribing Infrequent in PCa Care

More than half of UK specialists surveyed said measuring testosterone levels in patients with nonmetastatic prostate cancer was not their routine practice.

Urology ASH: Rivaroxaban Prevents Blood Clots in At-Risk Cancer Patients

ASH: Rivaroxaban Prevents Blood Clots in At-Risk Cancer Patients

Risk for patients in rivaroxaban group reduced during the on-treatment period

Hypogonadism Study: Testosterone Replacement Does Not Increase DVT Risk

Study: Testosterone Replacement Does Not Increase DVT Risk

In a study, the rate of deep vein thrombosis in treated hypogonadal men was just 0.8% over 2 years of follow-up.

Bladder Cancer Noninvasive Diagnostic Imaging Accurately IDs Bladder Cancer

Noninvasive Diagnostic Imaging Accurately IDs Bladder Cancer

Method evaluating cells collected from urine shows 94% diagnostic accuracy.

Kidney Cancer Lymphadenectomy Offers No Survival Benefit in Nonmetastatic RCC

Lymphadenectomy Offers No Survival Benefit in Nonmetastatic RCC

Lymph node dissection did not influence overall survival even among patients with clinically positive nodal disease.

Hypogonadism Xyosted Now Available for Treatment of Testosterone Deficiency

Xyosted Now Available for Treatment of Testosterone Deficiency

Prior to starting Xyosted, the patient's baseline cardiovascular risk should be considered and blood pressure should be adequately controlled.

Prostate Cancer ADT May Be Less Beneficial for Gleason 9 to 10 Prostate Cancer

ADT May Be Less Beneficial for Gleason 9 to 10 Prostate Cancer

Men with Gleason score 9 to 10 prostate cancer derive no significant survival benefit from androgen deprivation therapy.

Prostate Cancer Ultrasound + MRI Improves High-Grade Prostate Cancer Detection

Ultrasound + MRI Improves High-Grade Prostate Cancer Detection

Well demarcated hypoechoic areas in suspicious regions on MRI identify men more likely to have Gleason 7 or higher prostate cancer found on biopsy.

Bladder Cancer Post-Cystectomy Readmission Predictors Identified

Post-Cystectomy Readmission Predictors Identified

Overweight and obesity, diabetes, and postoperative complications increase the likelihood of being readmitted within 30 days of hospital discharge among radical cystectomy patients.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Long-Term Users of Lipid-Lowering Drugs

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Long-Term Users of Lipid-Lowering Drugs

In a study, taking lipid-lowering drugs for 10 or more years was associated with a 32% lower risk prostate cancer.

Urology FDA Approves Vitrakvi for Cancers With Certain Genetic Trait

FDA Approves Vitrakvi for Cancers With Certain Genetic Trait

Drug targets solid tumors with NTRK gene fusion without a known acquired resistance mutation

Prostate Cancer Delayed Prostate Cancer Treatment May Up Relapse Risk

Delayed Prostate Cancer Treatment May Up Relapse Risk

Patients whose radical prostatectomy was delayed more than 6 months had a nearly 2-fold increased risk of biochemical recurrence, a study found.

Urology Patient Education Ups VTE Prophylaxis in Hospital Setting

Patient Education Ups VTE Prophylaxis in Hospital Setting

Targeted patient-centered intervention reduces nonadministration of pharmacologic prophylaxis.

Prostate Cancer Very High-Risk Prostate Cancer Criteria Validated as a Risk Stratum

Very High-Risk Prostate Cancer Criteria Validated as a Risk Stratum

Men with very high-risk (VHR) PCa are more likely to have adverse pathologic features and outcomes after radical prostatectomy than those with high-risk but not VHR PCa.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Review: Desmopressin Decreases Nocturia Episodes

Review: Desmopressin Decreases Nocturia Episodes

Desmopressin reduced the number of nocturnal voids by 0.85 compared with placebo.

Prostate Cancer Surgery, Radiation Regimens for High-Grade PCa Offer Similar Outcomes

Surgery, Radiation Regimens for High-Grade PCa Offer Similar Outcomes

Study compared radical prostatectomy plus adjuvant EBRT or ADT, or both, with a triple combination of EBRT, brachytherapy, and ADT for Gleason score 9-10 prostate cancer.

Hypogonadism Testosterone Therapy May Ease Depressive Symptoms

Testosterone Therapy May Ease Depressive Symptoms

Meta-analysis suggests that testosterone treatment enhances mood in hypogonadal and eugonadal men.

Prostate Cancer Salvage Prostatectomy May Benefit Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Salvage Prostatectomy May Benefit Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Study of men who underwent salvage radical prostatectomy for radiorecurrent prostate cancer found a 10-year rate of biochemical progression-free survival of 33%.

Prostate Cancer Extraprostatic Extension Indicates Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Extraprostatic Extension Indicates Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Many patients with extraprostatic extension on biopsy experience biochemical recurrence after surgery and require early multi-modal therapy.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Nocturia, Daytime Urinary Frequency Linked With Mortality

Nocturia, Daytime Urinary Frequency Linked With Mortality

Men with nocturia have a 1.4-fold greater risk of death than men without nocturia, after adjustment for age and major comorbidities.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Nocdurna Now Available for Nocturia Due to Nocturnal Polyuria

Nocdurna Now Available for Nocturia Due to Nocturnal Polyuria

The antidiuretic effects of desmopressin are mediated by stimulation of vasopressin 2 (V2) receptors, thereby increasing water reabsorption in the kidneys, and reducing urine production.

Urinary Incontinence Urinary Incontinence Common in Women Over 50 Years

Urinary Incontinence Common in Women Over 50 Years

Poll finds that few women report talking to their physician about urinary leakage.

Urology Income, Lifestyle May Contribute to Disparity in Cancer Deaths

Income, Lifestyle May Contribute to Disparity in Cancer Deaths

In addition to health care factors, issues outside of treatment may affect cancer death rates.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Simple Measures May Help Men With Low Bladder Capacity and Nocturia

Simple Measures May Help Men With Low Bladder Capacity and Nocturia

Lowering nocturnal urine production and enabling patients to void consistently at capacity may ease nocturia in men with low bladder capacity.

Prostate Cancer Androgen Deprivation Linked With Heart Failure

Androgen Deprivation Linked With Heart Failure

In a study, heart failure was nearly twice as likely to develop among ADT recipients compared with non-recipients.

Urology Quantity of Opioids Prescribed Postop Linked to Consumption

Quantity of Opioids Prescribed Postop Linked to Consumption

Patients use 0.53 more pills for every additional opioid pill prescribed; pain also tied to consumption

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Nocturnal Polyuria Patients Produce More Urine Early On

Nocturnal Polyuria Patients Produce More Urine Early On

For men with nocturnal polyuria, the rate of urine production dropped off as the night progressed.

Hypogonadism Study: TRT May Improve Mobility, But Not Fall Risk

Study: TRT May Improve Mobility, But Not Fall Risk

In a study, older men with difficulty walking or climbing stairs reported better physical function after testosterone therapy.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) Abx-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Tied to Clinical Failure in UTI

Abx-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Tied to Clinical Failure in UTI

Poor clinical outcomes linked to extended spectrum cephalosporin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.

Kidney Cancer Front-Line Combo Found Superior for Advanced RCC

Front-Line Combo Found Superior for Advanced RCC

Avelumab plus axitinib is associated with longer progression-free survival compared with sunitinib as first-line therapy in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.

Reproductive Medicine Older Paternal Age Linked to Adverse Perinatal Outcomes

Older Paternal Age Linked to Adverse Perinatal Outcomes

Higher risk for premature birth, low birth weight, low Apgar score seen with older paternal age.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Linked to Greater Fat, Fatty Acid Intake

Prostate Cancer Linked to Greater Fat, Fatty Acid Intake

As stearic acid and total fatty acid intake increased from one quintile to the next, prostate risk increased by 23% and 21%, respectively.

Hypogonadism Testosterone Therapy Not Linked to Higher Cardiovascular Risks

Testosterone Therapy Not Linked to Higher Cardiovascular Risks

In a recent meta-analysis, testosterone therapy was not associated with major or minor adverse cardiovascular events.

Hypogonadism TRT May Reduce Mortality Without Improving CV Health in Diabetes

TRT May Reduce Mortality Without Improving CV Health in Diabetes

In a study, reduced mortality was found among TRT users with type 2 diabetes after adjustment for cardiovascular risk factors.

Prostate Cancer Barriers to Prostate Cancer Research in Black Men Identified

Barriers to Prostate Cancer Research in Black Men Identified

Mistrust, lack of knowledge, unfavorable attitudes are barriers to genomic testing, study participation

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) Fluoroquinolones Tied to Increased Risk for Arrhythmia, CV Mortality

Fluoroquinolones Tied to Increased Risk for Arrhythmia, CV Mortality

To investigate the risk of cardiovascular adverse effects associated with this antibiotic class, researchers conducted a systematic review, meta-analysis, and network meta-analysis using studies identified through a search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library.

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.

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