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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 (ED) 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.

Practice Management 5 Key Steps to Grow Your New Nephrology or Urology Practice

5 Key Steps to Grow Your New Nephrology or Urology Practice

The moment is here: You're opening your own nephrology or urology practice. How can you make it grow?

Urology Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Exclusion of women from upper echelons of medicine may have real implications for patient care.

Kidney Cancer Rise in Localized High-Risk RCC Reported

Rise in Localized High-Risk RCC Reported

Over a 25-year period, the proportion of patients with high-risk clinical T1 tumors increased by nearly 20% and clinical tumor size decreased from 8.4 to 6.2 cm, an Italian study found.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer ADT Ups Thromboembolic Event Risk

Prostate Cancer ADT Ups Thromboembolic Event Risk

Pulmonary embolism is associated with GnRH agonist use and orchiectomy.

Prostate Cancer Partial Brachytherapy May Lead to Poor Outcomes in Intermediate-Risk PCa

Partial Brachytherapy May Lead to Poor Outcomes in Intermediate-Risk PCa

The impact of partial brachytherapy on metastasis and disease-specific mortality is unclear.

Kidney Cancer Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Mostly Superior to Other Surgeries

Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Mostly Superior to Other Surgeries

Robotic PN was associated with significantly lower rates of complications, cancer recurrence, and mortality compared with open and laparoscopic PN.

Prostate Cancer Advanced Prostate Cancer Variant More Common Than Thought

Advanced Prostate Cancer Variant More Common Than Thought

Incidence of tx-emergent small-cell neuroendocrine prostate cancer 17% among those with mCRPC.

Hypogonadism Testosterone Prescribing Declining in the US

Testosterone Prescribing Declining in the US

From 2013 to 2016, the relative decrease in testosterone prescriptions was 48% among established testosterone users and 62% among new users.

Kidney Stones Higher Visceral Fat Ratio Seen With Recurring Urolithiasis

Higher Visceral Fat Ratio Seen With Recurring Urolithiasis

No differences seen with other fat volume measures between recurring, first-time stones.

Prostate Cancer Focal HIFU Effective Over 5 Years for PCa

Focal HIFU Effective Over 5 Years for PCa

Failure-free survival was 88% at 5 years among patients with nonmetastatic prostate cancer who underwent focal therapy with high-intensity focused ultrasound.

Kidney Cancer High Body Mass Index May Predict Survival Outcomes in RCC

High Body Mass Index May Predict Survival Outcomes in RCC

The association between obesity, age, and renal cell carcinoma prognosis requires additional investigation.

Bladder Cancer Keytruda, Tecentriq Labeling Updated to Limit Use in Urothelial Cancer

Keytruda, Tecentriq Labeling Updated to Limit Use in Urothelial Cancer

The updates come after the Agency made the decision to limit the use of these agents as monotherapy in patients with metastatic urothelial cancer who have not received prior therapy and who have low expression of the protein programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1).

Hypogonadism Low Testosterone Linked to Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Low Testosterone Linked to Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Among men aged 20-39 years, those in the top quartile of sugar-sweetened beverage intake had 2.3-fold greater odds of low testosterone than those in the bottom quartile.

Prostate Cancer Automated Bone Scan Index Prognostic for Prostate Cancer

Automated Bone Scan Index Prognostic for Prostate Cancer

aBSI validated as prognostic biomarker of survival in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

Urology Initial Outcomes No Worse for Surgical ICU Patients With Cancer

Initial Outcomes No Worse for Surgical ICU Patients With Cancer

ICU and hospital mortality were lower for patients with cancer versus those without cancer.

Prostate Cancer Conservative Management Up for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer in Veterans

Conservative Management Up for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer in Veterans

More conservative management and active surveillance utilized at VA hospitals from 2005 to 2015.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Calcified Plaques Lower Peyronie's Disease Treatment Success Rate

Calcified Plaques Lower Peyronie's Disease Treatment Success Rate

Collagenase clostridium histolyticum therapy is associated with significantly worse improvement in penile curvature in men with calcified plaques.

Bladder Cancer Radical Cystectomy Offers Better Survival vs Trimodal Therapy

Radical Cystectomy Offers Better Survival vs Trimodal Therapy

Bladder preservation for MIBC is associated with a higher mortality rate and greater costs compared with radical cystectomy.

Prostate Cancer Metformin Added to Prostate Cancer ADT Ups Survival

Metformin Added to Prostate Cancer ADT Ups Survival

Metformin plus androgen deprivation therapy is associated with a lower death risk vs ADT alone in men without diabetes, study of US veterans shows.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) FDA Approves Nocdurna for Nocturia Due to Nocturnal Polyuria

FDA Approves Nocdurna for Nocturia Due to Nocturnal Polyuria

Nocdurna carries a Boxed Warning for hyponatremia.

Prostate Cancer Enzalutamide Delays Metastasis in CRPC

Enzalutamide Delays Metastasis in CRPC

Men receiving enzalutamide plus ADT had a significant 71% lower risk for metastasis or death compared with men receiving placebo plus ADT.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) FDA Approves Drug for Complicated UTIs

FDA Approves Drug for Complicated UTIs

Plazomicin, an aminoglycoside, was approved for treating complicated urinary tract infections in adults due to certain Enterobacteriaceae.

Urology In Cancer Patients, PTSD May Increase Symptom Burden

In Cancer Patients, PTSD May Increase Symptom Burden

Post-traumatic stress symptoms also linked to lower risk of readmission in hospitalized CA patients.

Hypogonadism Testosterone Levels May Be Determined in Childhood

Testosterone Levels May Be Determined in Childhood

Children who migrated to the UK from Bangladesh before puberty and Bangladeshis born in the UK had significantly higher levels of testosterone compared with life-long residents of Bangladesh.

Kidney Cancer New Findings Support Ablation for Small Renal Tumors

New Findings Support Ablation for Small Renal Tumors

Percutaneous ablation offers cancer-related outcomes similar to those of radical nephrectomy but with a lower likelihood of long-term renal insufficiency and complications.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Effect of Shock Wave Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction Wanes

Effect of Shock Wave Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction Wanes

Only half of patients with initial treatment success maintain benefits at 2 years.

Bladder Cancer Robotic, Open Cystectomy Offer Comparable Bladder Cancer Outcomes

Robotic, Open Cystectomy Offer Comparable Bladder Cancer Outcomes

In a randomized study, patients who underwent robotic-assisted and open radical cystectomy had similar 2-year progression survival rates.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Vaccine Found Not to Improve Survival

Prostate Cancer Vaccine Found Not to Improve Survival

In a phase 3 trial, Prostvac-V/F did not significantly prolong overall survival among men with asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic mCRPC.

Bladder Cancer Gender Difference in Survival Seen After Radical Cystectomy

Gender Difference in Survival Seen After Radical Cystectomy

Females have worse disease-free, cancer-specific, overall survival versus males with bladder cancer.

Prostate Cancer End-of-Life Prostate Cancer-Related Complications Characterized

End-of-Life Prostate Cancer-Related Complications Characterized

Men with advanced prostate cancer at diagnosis have an elevated risk of spinal cord compression, renal failure, and other cancer-related morbidities.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) OAB, Nocturia Linked With Higher Fall Risk

OAB, Nocturia Linked With Higher Fall Risk

Treatment appeared to reduce fall risk among older adults.

Kidney Stones Tamsulosin Ineffective for Small Ureteral Stones

Tamsulosin Ineffective for Small Ureteral Stones

The passage rate for ureteral stones less than 9 mm in diameter did not differ significantly between tamsulosin and placebo recipients, study finds.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Multiple Risk Factors Linked With Nocturia

Multiple Risk Factors Linked With Nocturia

Study confirms associations between nocturia and older age, female sex, overactive bladder, and diabetes.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Biopsy Complications Deter Patients From Re-Biopsy

Prostate Biopsy Complications Deter Patients From Re-Biopsy

Study participants with acute urinary retention after TRUS-guided prostate biopsy were 4.5 times more likely to skip a recommended re-biopsy than men who had no initial biopsy-related complications.

Urology Peri-Op RBC Transfusions Linked to Postoperative VTE

Peri-Op RBC Transfusions Linked to Postoperative VTE

Perioperative red blood cell transfusion linked to increased adjusted odds of VTE, DVT, PE.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Study: Non-Bothering Nocturia Worth Treating

Study: Non-Bothering Nocturia Worth Treating

Over 12 weeks of treatment, the mean number of nocturia episodes decreased by 1.1 and 0.9 in men who were and were not bothered by their symptoms, a non-significant difference between groups.

Prostate Cancer Long-Term Data Support Finasteride for PCa Prevention

Long-Term Data Support Finasteride for PCa Prevention

Clinicians can rest easier about recommending finasteride to more men, according to experts.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Erectile Dysfunction Strongly Predicts Cardiovascular Events

Erectile Dysfunction Strongly Predicts Cardiovascular Events

Men with erectile dysfunction (ED) are almost twice as likely to experience a cardiovascular event as those without ED.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects Linked to Distress

Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects Linked to Distress

Those with worse emotional distress also report worse urinary, sexual, bowel functions.

Prostate Cancer Biparametric MRI Improves Detection of Significant PCa

Biparametric MRI Improves Detection of Significant PCa

If externally validated, bpMRI could be used to triage men for prostate biopsy.

Urology FDA OKs 1st Biosimilar to Prevent Chemo-Related Infections

FDA OKs 1st Biosimilar to Prevent Chemo-Related Infections

Fulphila, biosimilar to Neulasta, helps reduce risk of infection during cancer treatment.

Prostate Cancer Abiraterone for mCRPC May Benefit Blacks More Than Whites

Abiraterone for mCRPC May Benefit Blacks More Than Whites

Abiraterone plus prednisone was associated with significantly greater PSA progression-free survival among patients who are black compared with white patients.

Prostate Cancer Enzalutamide for Advanced Prostate Cancer Does Not Worsen HRQoL

Enzalutamide for Advanced Prostate Cancer Does Not Worsen HRQoL

Enzalutamide decreases the risk of clinically meaningful deterioration in HRQoL compared with placebo in men with non-metastatic CRPC, new study finds.

Urology ASHP: SVP, Injectable Opioid Shortages Threaten Patient Care

ASHP: SVP, Injectable Opioid Shortages Threaten Patient Care

98.4% of respondents report moderate, severe shortages of morphine, hydromorphone, fentanyl.

Kidney Cancer Sunitinib Alone or After Surgery for mRCC Offers Similar Outcomes

Sunitinib Alone or After Surgery for mRCC Offers Similar Outcomes

New findings from the CARMENA trial contradict previous research showing better survival from cytoreductive nephrectomy followed by targeted therapy.

Urinary Incontinence Yoga Can Reduce Urinary Incontinence in Older Women

Yoga Can Reduce Urinary Incontinence in Older Women

Greater decrease in total UI frequency with yoga intervention versus time-and-attention control group.

Urology Reduced-Dose Anticoagulants Feasible for Extended VTE Tx

Reduced-Dose Anticoagulants Feasible for Extended VTE Tx

May be as effective as full-dose direct oral anticoagulants for extended-duration treatment.

Prostate Cancer AUA Updates Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Clinical Guideline

AUA Updates Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Clinical Guideline

"We are confident this guideline is fully aligned with the latest science on treatments for patients with non-metastatic and metastatic CRPC," said Michael Cookson, MD, member of the 2018 amendment panel.

Urology Senior Cancer Patients Also Benefit From Palliative Radiotherapy

Senior Cancer Patients Also Benefit From Palliative Radiotherapy

Benefit of palliative radiation for bone metastasis across age groups; older age should not preclude tx.

Prostate Cancer PSA Level 3 Months After Radiation Tx May Predict Outcome

PSA Level 3 Months After Radiation Tx May Predict Outcome

Findings for men with intermediate- and high-risk prostate cancer.

Urology Rivaroxaban Linked to Low VTE Recurrence in Active Cancer

Rivaroxaban Linked to Low VTE Recurrence in Active Cancer

Lower rate of VTE recurrence, but higher clinically relevant non-major bleeding versus dalteparin.

Prostate Cancer Current Smokers at Risk for Worse Prostate Cancer Outcomes

Current Smokers at Risk for Worse Prostate Cancer Outcomes

In a meta-analysis, smokers had an 89% greater risk of dying from prostate cancer compared with nonsmokers.

Prostate Cancer FDA Approves Yonsa for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

FDA Approves Yonsa for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

The approval of Yonsa was based on 2 randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter Phase 3 studies in patients with mCRPC.

Urology Cryoablation Efficacious for Cancer Pain, Review Finds

Cryoablation Efficacious for Cancer Pain, Review Finds

Cryoablation also cuts the need for opioids at 24 hours post-treatment and at 3 months.

Prostate Cancer From 2008 to 2014, Prostate Cancer Testing, Treatment Down

From 2008 to 2014, Prostate Cancer Testing, Treatment Down

Sharpest decrease seen in privately insured men after 2011.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Nocturia More Bothersome Than Daytime LUTS

Nocturia More Bothersome Than Daytime LUTS

Clinicians tend to focus on the number of voids, but patients worry more about interrupted sleep.

Urology Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Efficacy Varies by Sex

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Efficacy Varies by Sex

Magnitude of benefit of immune checkpoint inhibitors sex-dependent for patients with advanced cancers.

Kidney Stones Stone Composition Linked to Race, Ethnicity

Stone Composition Linked to Race, Ethnicity

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.

Bladder Cancer PPD Skin Test Enhances BCG Therapy in Bladder Cancer

PPD Skin Test Enhances BCG Therapy in Bladder Cancer

Enhanced therapeutic effect of bacillus Calmette-Gurin tx in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.

Reproductive Medicine Screening Blood Donations for Zika Virus Is Costly, Low Yield

Screening Blood Donations for Zika Virus Is Costly, Low Yield

Nine donations were confirmed positive; 6 of these had travelled to ZIKV-active areas.

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