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Urology Placebo May Ease Fatigue in Cancer Survivors

Placebo May Ease Fatigue in Cancer Survivors

Reductions seen in fatigue symptom severity and fatigue-related quality of life disruption

Urology Adolescent Cancer Survivors Have Inadequate Follow-up Care

Adolescent Cancer Survivors Have Inadequate Follow-up Care

Many young adult cancer survivors do not follow up properly, independent of disease type or insurance.

Kidney Stones Kidney Stone Diagnoses Up From 1984 to 2012

Kidney Stone Diagnoses Up From 1984 to 2012

The increase included both symptomatic and asymptomatic kidney stones

Urology Model Stratifies Long Bone Metastases Pts By Survival

Model Stratifies Long Bone Metastases Pts By Survival

Model includes 4 prognostic categories with clinical consequences to predict median survival.

Prostate Cancer FDA Oks Drug for Non-metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

FDA Oks Drug for Non-metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Apalutamide prolonged metastasis-free survival by 2 years compared with placebo.

Bladder Cancer Model Predicts Survival in Urothelial Cancer With Immunotherapy

Model Predicts Survival in Urothelial Cancer With Immunotherapy

Model, based on 6 factors, predicts overall survival for patients treated with atezolizumab

Bladder Cancer Active Surveillance Reasonable for NMIBC

Active Surveillance Reasonable for NMIBC

Appears to be a cost-effective strategy for patients with small size, stage pTa or pT1a recurrent tumors

Bladder Cancer Atezolizumab Safe, Beneficial Long-Term in mUC

Atezolizumab Safe, Beneficial Long-Term in mUC

In a 3-year study, toxic effects of atezolizumab remained manageable and responses durable.

Prostate Cancer Inclusion Criteria for PCa Trials Inadvertently Exclude Blacks

Inclusion Criteria for PCa Trials Inadvertently Exclude Blacks

Trials sponsored by academic investigators, cooperative groups more likely to use these criteria

Bladder Cancer Biopsy, Pathology Results Often Differ in UTUC

Biopsy, Pathology Results Often Differ in UTUC

Study results serve as a caution against relying on ureteroscopic biopsy to establish tumor grade and stage, researchers say.

Prostate Cancer Adverse Prostate Cancer Pathology Accurately Predicted With MRI

Adverse Prostate Cancer Pathology Accurately Predicted With MRI

Multiparametric MRI has high positive and negative predictive values for extracapsular extension, seminal vesicle invasion, lymph node involvement, and high-risk Gleason score.

Bladder Cancer E-Cigarette Smoke Possibly Carcinogenic to Lung, Bladder

E-Cigarette Smoke Possibly Carcinogenic to Lung, Bladder

Nicotine and nicotine-derived nitrosamine ketone enhance mutational susceptibility in human cells.

Prostate Cancer Telementoring Useful for Teaching Robotic Surgery

Telementoring Useful for Teaching Robotic Surgery

The technology facilitates teaching of advanced surgical skills, delivery of care to underserved

Prostate Cancer Brachytherapy Alone May Be Sufficient for More Risky PCa Cases

Brachytherapy Alone May Be Sufficient for More Risky PCa Cases

The investigators observed no difference in mortality between BT alone and BT plus ADT and/or EBRT supplemental therapy.

Bladder Cancer Post-Cystectomy UTI Risk Linked to Comorbidities

Post-Cystectomy UTI Risk Linked to Comorbidities

A Charlson Comorbidity Index score of 2 or higher is an independent risk factor for urinary tract infections within 90 days following radical cystectomy for bladder cancer, study finds.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) BPH Risk May Be Lower Among Allopurinol Users

BPH Risk May Be Lower Among Allopurinol Users

Men using allopurinol had a 22% lower risk of a BPH diagnosis.

Urinary Incontinence Urinary Incontinence Common Before, During Pregnancy

Urinary Incontinence Common Before, During Pregnancy

An Irish study found that 34.8% and 38.7% of nulliparous women experienced urine leakage before and during pregnancy, respectively.

Kidney Stones Kidney Stone Treatment Better With Ureterorenoscopy

Kidney Stone Treatment Better With Ureterorenoscopy

For renal calculi 5 to 20 mm in diameter, treatment with flexible ureterorenoscopy was associated with higher stone-free and freedom from reintervention rates vs ESWL.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Statin, BP Lowering Meds Don't Improve Erectile Function

Statin, BP Lowering Meds Don't Improve Erectile Function

No significant effect for rosuvastatin, CandHCTZ, or both versus placebo in men aged 55 years.

Urology Death Risk Rises as Day of Surgery Approaches Weekend

Death Risk Rises as Day of Surgery Approaches Weekend

Mortality after elective surgery increases in graded manner as day of surgery approaches weekend.