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Overactive Bladder (OAB) Predictors of Pediatric OAB Healing Time Identified

Predictors of Pediatric OAB Healing Time Identified

Thicker bladder wall and a tower-shaped curve on uroflowmetry are associated with shorter healing periods among pediatric patients with overactive bladder.

Kidney Cancer Odds of Prescribing Drugs Up With Doc Receipt of Payments

Odds of Prescribing Drugs Up With Doc Receipt of Payments

Doctors who receive general payment for cancer drug more likely to prescribe drug marketed by company.

Reproductive Medicine ZIKV RNA Often ID'd in Semen of Men With Symptomatic Infection

ZIKV RNA Often ID'd in Semen of Men With Symptomatic Infection

Drop in ZIKV RNA shedding in semen seen within 3 months after illness onset but can persist longer.

Urology Polypharmacy More Likely for Cancer Survivors

Polypharmacy More Likely for Cancer Survivors

More cancer survivors prescribed 5 or more unique medications, including those with abuse potential

Urinary Incontinence Lasting Outcome Similar for ULS, SSLF for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Lasting Outcome Similar for ULS, SSLF for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

No significant differences between peri-op behavioral muscle training and usual care at 5 years

Prostate Cancer BRCA Mutations Up Risk for PCa, Other Cancers

BRCA Mutations Up Risk for PCa, Other Cancers

Increased incidence of malignant disease, specifically prostate, melanoma, pancreas, breast cancers

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) UTI Calculator Predicts Risk of Infant Urinary Tract Infection

UTI Calculator Predicts Risk of Infant Urinary Tract Infection

Calculator reduces testing and decreases the number of urinary tract infections that were missed

Prostate Cancer Survey Highlights Emotional Responses to Prostate Cancer

Survey Highlights Emotional Responses to Prostate Cancer

Sexual dysfunction was a chief complaint among survey respondents with prostate cancer.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Nasal Spray for Nocturia Is Safe, Effective

Nasal Spray for Nocturia Is Safe, Effective

More patients taking desmopressin decreased their nightly voiding episodes by half or more.

Bladder Cancer Chemo, Immunotherapy Feasible in Metastatic Bladder Cancer

Chemo, Immunotherapy Feasible in Metastatic Bladder Cancer

One-year overall survival of 61% for gemcitabine and cisplatin plus ipilimumab.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Urodynamics Influence OAB Treatment Decisions

Urodynamics Influence OAB Treatment Decisions

Clinicians' choice of treatment highly correlated with a diagnosis based on urodynamic studies.

Hypogonadism AUA Issues New Guidelines on Testosterone Deficiency

AUA Issues New Guidelines on Testosterone Deficiency

The new guidelines focus on accurate assessment and proper monitoring.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Nonpharmacologic Therapy Ups Sleep Quality in Women With Nocturia

Nonpharmacologic Therapy Ups Sleep Quality in Women With Nocturia

At least half of women using tibial nerve stimulation or pelvic floor muscle training experienced fewer night awakenings, according to a new study.

Kidney Cancer Relative Visceral Fat Indicates Mortality Risk for Women With RCC

Relative Visceral Fat Indicates Mortality Risk for Women With RCC

An evaluation of patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma revealed greater risk of death for female patients with high relative visceral fat area (rVFA), highlighting the significance of metabolic differences between men and women.

Urology Most Patients Are Unaware of Cancer Drug Shortages

Most Patients Are Unaware of Cancer Drug Shortages

Majority say they want to know about even minor consequences of cancer drug substitutions

Kidney Cancer Myocarditis Rare Side Effect of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Myocarditis Rare Side Effect of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Myocarditis with ICIs may be more common than initially thought; responds to higher steroid dosages

Prostate Cancer Diet, Exercise With Behavioral Counseling Can Reduce ADT Side Effects

Diet, Exercise With Behavioral Counseling Can Reduce ADT Side Effects

A novel component of an interventional program was cognitive-behavioral counseling administered in a group setting to promote behavioral change.

Prostate Cancer Metabolic Abnormalities Seen in Testicular Cancer Survivors

Metabolic Abnormalities Seen in Testicular Cancer Survivors

HTN, increased LDL and total cholesterol levels; lower rates of decreased HDL levels, abdominal fat

Prostate Cancer Socioeconomics May Not Explain Racial Gap in Prostate Cancer Mortality

Socioeconomics May Not Explain Racial Gap in Prostate Cancer Mortality

In a study, race independently predicted prostate cancer-specific mortality beyond a number of risk factors, including health insurance status.

Hypogonadism Dining Out Linked to Phthalates Exposure in US Population

Dining Out Linked to Phthalates Exposure in US Population

Teen high consumers of food outside the home had 55% higher androgen-disruptor levels.