Mac Overmyer
Molecular predictor differentiates indolent, advanced prostate cancer
Researchers have identified a four-gene signature that may significantly advance the current clinical ability to differentiate indolent from aggressive prostate cancer in the mouse model and in human tissue samples.
Implantable penile prostheses aid curvature, function in men with Peyronie's disease, erectile dysfunction
In men with erectile dysfunction due to Peyronie's disease, use of a girth-expanding, length-extending implantable penile prosthesis appears to improve both erectile function and curvature while addressing the frequent problem of real or perceived shortening.
Rate of urology residency matches only 49%, data show
Only half (49%) of the young physicians who register for the urology residency match will eventually match, and 11% of those will leave the specialty for other fields after matching.
Utilization of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy on the rise
Despite limited comparative effectiveness data, the utilization of higher-cost therapies for localized prostate cancer such as minimally invasive radical prostatectomy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy is increasing dramatically in men 65 years of age and older.
Holmium laser ablation vs. photoselective vaporization for BPH: Consider prostate size in choosing treatment
When weighing the value and efficacy of two ablation technologies used in the treatment of BPH—holmium laser ablation and photoselective vaporization—surgeons should factor the size of the prostate into their deliberations.
Clomiphene may offer alternative for treating low testosterone
Evidence continues to accumulate that clomiphene citrate (Clomid), approved in the U.S. for the treatment of ovulatory dysfunction in women, may be an effective therapeutic option for men with hypogonadism.
Technique widens, lengthens penis in implant recipients
A team of researchers from Italy has developed and refined a technique that widens and lengthens the penis in patients receiving prostheses for erectile dysfunction.
Penile prosthesis infection risk reduced with solution
In vitro studies suggest that a solution of rifampin and gentamicin applied to the Titan inflatable penile prosthesis as part of a rigorous infection control protocol can significantly reduce the risks of infection by Staphylococcus epidermidis and Escherichia coli acquired during the implant procedure.
Endourologists reduce back stress with simple gel mats
A simple gel floor mat can bring back relief when frequently performing endourologic procedures, but for hand and wrist problems, the solution is not so simple.
Stone baskets: Design affects extraction times
The design of small-diameter stone baskets can affect the stone extraction times of physicians at various skill levels.