Mac Overmyer
High-grade prostate cancer: Not all cancers created equally
All-cause and cancer-specific outcomes for Gleason grade 8 and 9 cancers are significantly better than Gleason grade 10 cancer.
Testosterone 'best indicator' of men's health, according to experts
Testosterone, a hormone somewhat relegated to background status for many years, is moving to the fore as a central factor in men's health and disease.
Erectile dysfunction 'drugs' purchased online contain paint, insecticides
Internet-marketed medication purporting to be a generic form of the phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitor Viagra (sildenafil citrate) is likely to be neither generic nor Viagra but instead is an expertly packaged mix of materials such as paint, insecticides, rat poisons, boric acid, and gypsum, according to a study presented at the AUA annual meeting in Atlanta.
Deeper microdissection testicular sperm extraction incision yields dividends
Findings from a recent study support the use of a deeper incision in microdissection testicular sperm extraction when no sperm-containing tubules are found on the initial wide incision.
Minimally invasive, open radical prostatectomy complication rates similar
Minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP), which encompasses laparoscopic and robot-assisted procedures, holds no advantage over open radical prostatectomy in terms of complication rates.
Data support immediate penile implant placement for priapism
Attendees of the 2012 AUA annual meeting can anticipate learning about studies of sexual dysfunction that may have a significant impact on treatment paradigms.
Short learning curve seen for single-site donor nephrectomy
A pair of studies regarding laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) donor nephrectomy suggest that not only is the learning curve relatively short for experienced laparoscopic surgeons, but that patients with multiple renal arteries need not be excluded as candidates for the technique.
Adoption of minimally invasive pyeloplasty climbing
As the number of minimally invasive pyeloplasties increases, the number of open pyeloplasties declines, a finding that strongly suggests that urologists are increasingly adopting technologies that favor a minimally invasive approach.
Bladder ruptures: Operative management may be best
If a patient is already having surgery that would allow for access to the bladder, surgical repair can be worthwhile.
Fertility status may be window into men's health
Fatherhood comes with burdens and travails, but one of the unanticipated benefits may be a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death.