John Schieszer
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.
Experts show wide range of opinion on PCa prevention trial
Seattle-Leading U.S. prostate cancer thought leaders are expressing widely divergent opinions on the recent announcement of a 25% reduction in prostate cancer incidence in men treated with finasteride (Proscar), according to interviews conducted by Urology Times. Whereas some experts see the finding as the beginning of a new era in prostate cancer prevention, others say that more data are needed before urologists can confidently apply the finding to clinical practice.
High tumor rate found in secondary azoospermia cases
Seattle-A retrospective review of patients with secondary azoospermia has uncovered an alarming tumor rate and a high sperm recovery rate, reiterating the importance of urologic evaluation in this population.
Herbals for fertility may do more harm than good
Seattle-Use of some over-the-counter herbal supplements may be adversely affecting male fertility. In an ironic twist, those supplements touted as helping with infertility appear to be among those doing harm.
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