Urology

Reports of high-impact urology studies by medical professionals

Urinary HPV testing accurate for cervical HPV detection

1. Urinary HPV testing showed a high sensitivity and specificity for detecting cervical HPV, and an especially high specificity for strains 16 and 18....

Endostatin directly binds androgen receptors to treat prostate cancer [PreClinical]

1. Endostatin (ES), a drug commonly studied and applied for its inhibition of tumor blood vessel growth (termed angiogenesis), decreased proliferation of androgen-receptor (AR)...

Long-term androgen deprivation may improve survival in prostate cancer

1. In a phase III, open-labelled trial of over 340 patients with localized prostate cancer treated with high-dose radiation, long-term androgen deprivation increased biochemical,...

Daily aspirin may not improve overall prostate cancer mortality

1. Aspirin use pre- or post-diagnosis of prostate cancer was not significant associated with a decrease in prostate-cancer specific survival. 2. Post-diagnosis daily aspirin use...

Increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer following vasectomy

1. Vasectomy was associated with a small increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer on extended long-term follow-up. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: The association...

Shorter surveillance follow-up for stage I seminoma may be sufficient

1. A large, retrospective, population-based study of stage I seminoma patients followed by active surveillance post-orchiectomy demonstrated that the majority of relapses occurred within...

2 Minute Medicine Rewind January 26 – February 1, 2015

In this section, we highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. A Randomized Trial of Icatibant in...

Increased detection of high-risk prostate cancer with targeted biopsy technique

1. Increased rates of high-risk prostate cancer was detected among individuals with suspected prostate cancer using a targeted technique for prostate biopsy, versus the...

Radiotherapy not associated with long-term functional impairments in prostate cancer

1. In secondary analysis of a previous phase III randomized controlled trial of over 1,000 patients with prostate cancer, radiotherapy plus androgen deprivation therapy...

Pediatric vesicoureteral reflux, bowel/bladder dysfunction increase recurrent UTI risk

1. This prospective cohort study identified several risk factors for recurrent febrile and symptomatic urinary tract infection (UTI) in children, including vesicoureteral reflux (VUR),...

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