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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.