Urology

Reports of high-impact urology studies by medical professionals

E. coli in mid-stream urine highly sensitive for cystitis

Image: PD  1. Detection of E. coli at concentrations as low as 10 CFU/ml in mid-stream urine specimens was strongly predictive of E. coli detection...

SPCG-4 trial: Radical prostatectomy superior to watchful waiting

Image: PD  1. Radical prostatectomy for early, localized prostate cancer led to better overall survival compared to watchful waiting.  2. Radical prostatectomy had greatest mortality benefit...

Tadalafil ineffective for erectile dysfunction following prostate radiotherapy

Image: PD  1. Radiotherapy for prostate cancer treatment often leads to erectile dysfunction.  2. Daily tadalafil during treatment does not have protective effects against the development...

Androgen deprivation therapy increases risk of kidney injury in prostate cancer patients

Image: PD  1. Androgen deprivation therapy increases the risk of acute kidney injury in patients with non-metastatic prostate cancer.  2. Past use of androgen deprivation therapy...

Radical prostatectomy may trump radiotherapy in non-metastatic prostate cancer

Image: PD 1. Men with localized, non-metastatic prostate cancer who underwent radical prostatectomy demonstrated lower mortality rates compared to treatment with radiotherapy. 2. No treatment advantage...

Strict blood pressure control in kidney disease linked to worse outcomes

1. Among patients with chronic kidney disease, a goal systolic blood pressure between 120-139 mmHg was associated with a lower mortality rate than a...

Repeat Transrectal Prostate Biopsies May Increase Infection Risk

Image: PD Prostate Histology 1. Serial repeat prostate biopsies may raise the absolute risk of infectious morbidity for patients by up to 15%. 2. Gentamicin is...

Escalated-dose radiotherapy did not increase survival in prostate cancer

Image: PD 1: Escalated-dose conformal radiotherapy with neoadjuvant androgen deprivation did not increase long-term, overall survival for patients with prostate cancer. 2: The escalated-dose regimen did...

Mixed results regarding finasteride for prostate cancer prevention

Image: PD  1. Finasteride reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer overall, but increases risk for high-grade prostate cancer.  2. Finasteride neither increased nor decreased overall...

Lower rates of repeat intervention following ureteroscopy for kidney stones

Image: PD  1. 18.7% of patients undergoing ureteroscopy required a second procedure to fragment or remove a kidney stone, compared to 23.6% for patients who...
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