Urology

Reports of high-impact urology studies by medical professionals

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...

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...

2 Minute Medicine Rewind August 11 – August 18, 2013

Image: PD  In this section, we will highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week.  Long-Term Survival of Participants...

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...

Surgery better than physiotherapy alone for stress urinary incontinence

Image: PD  1. Compared to physiotherapy, surgery achieved significantly greater rates of symptomatic improvement and cure of stress urinary incontinence at 12 months.  2. Women who...

Healthier lifestyle linked with longer telomeres in benign prostate cancer

Image: PD 1. Men with biopsy-verified, benign prostate cancer who underwent healthy lifestyle changes over a five-year period had longer telomeres than men who did...

Prostate-Specific Antigen screening of elderly men varies significantly in primary care

Image: PD  1. Primary care physicians accounted for 27% of the variance in whether an elderly man (>75 years old) received a PSA screen.  2. Variance...

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...

Weight loss may decrease urinary incontinence in male diabetics [Look AHEAD Study]

Image: PD  1. Overweight or obese men with Type 2 Diabetes were shown to have decreased prevalence or resolution of urinary incontinence (UI) after one...

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...
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