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Cyclosporine A found efficacious for refractory IC
Cyclosporine A found efficacious for refractory IC
Long-term cyclosporine A therapy may be an effective treatment option for refractory interstitial cystitis, say researchers from Brazil.
Embolization shows promise, wide applicability in BPH
Despite a recent study’s promise, downsides to the procedure remain, according to one of the study’s authors.
Study: URS found superior to SWL in stones <1.5 cm
In renal stones smaller than 1.5 cm diameter, ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URS) is associated with superior stone-free rates compared with shock wave lithotripsy (SWL), according to a recent study.
Robotic RP associated with improved margin status
Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy may be associated with improved surgical margin status compared to open radical prostatectomy for men with intermediate-risk and high-risk prostate cancer, according to a study presented at the AUA annual meeting in Orlando, FL.
Use of robotic RN rising, despite unclear advantages
The use of robot-assisted radical nephrectomy increased by 6% over a recent 3-year period, and high-volume robotic centers for partial nephrectomy were found more likely to perform robotic radical nephrectomy despite its increased cost and similar complications to laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, according to a recent study.
Salvage extended PLND efficacious in some with prostate cancer
Salvage extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND) may be highly beneficial for selected prostate cancer patients with biochemical recurrence and clinically recurrent nodal disease, say German researchers.
Nomogram may lower unneeded biopsies in men on AS
A new nomogram may help better predict the risk of disease progression in men who are being managed by active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer.
Natural conception possible after varicocele repair
San Antonio--Repair of clinically significant varicoceles may result in nearly a 25% chance of natural conception, even in men who do not demonstrate significant improvements in their postoperative seminal parameters, according to University of Iowa researchers.
Lower PSA threshold may improve test's clinical value
Seattle-A new study suggests that a lower PSA threshold for considering a prostate biopsy may improve the clinical value of the widely used test. In addition, lowering the threshold for biopsy may be particularly important for men under the age of 60 years, according to researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Novel MRI technique detects metastases in PCa patients
Seattle-A new study by American and Dutch researchers suggests that high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging studies using an iron-oxide-containing contrast agent offer the ability to produce a very accurate localization of tumor metastases in prostate cancer patients.

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