Mac Overmyer
Simultaneous placement of sling, prosthesis efficacious
Researchers say concurrent incontinence and erectile dysfunction can be resolved simultaneously by combining the placement of a male sling and implantable penile prosthesis in a single procedure.
Testosterone therapy safe in men with low-risk prostate cancer, study says
Labeling on testosterone products sold in the United States indicates that testosterone supplementation is contraindicated in men with a history of prostate cancer and in those thought to be at risk for the disease. A recent study brings the validity of that warning into question.
Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery patients consider scarring low in importance
Improved cosmesis is considered the primary advantage of laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) compared to other procedures, but patients consider this outcome to be of low importance.
Data renew controversy over shock wave lithotripsy, hypertension link
A recent study involving more than 2,000 stone patients appears to bolster the controversial association between shock wave lithotripsy and hypertension.
Shock wave lithotripsy use for kidney stones higher than ureteroscopy despite retreatment rate
In treating patients with urolithiasis, shock wave lithotripsy is used more often than ureteroscopy, even though patients undergoing SWL are more likely to undergo a second procedure.
Shock wave lithotripsy vs. ureteroscopy: Stone size dictates choice of treatment
Although both shock wave lithotripsy and semi-rigid ureteroscopy can be seen as safe and effective approaches to treating proximal ureteral stones, the size of the stone should be a substantive consideration when choosing a technology.
Bipolar, monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate yield comparable outcomes
In the treatment of benign prostatic obstruction, bipolar and monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate yield comparable outcomes at 12 months.
Ejaculation latency time improved with aerosol agent
Within the next year or so, depending on how quickly the FDA acts, the U.S. may be getting its first therapeutic agent specifically indicated for the treatment of premature ejaculation.
Better prostate cancer surgery outcomes linked to MRI technique
Multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (MP-MRI) in patients with intermediate or advanced prostate cancer offers additional information sufficient enough to allow surgeons to alter management plans to the benefit of the patient.
Robotic radiosurgery found safe, feasible in low-risk prostate cancer
Early results from the first multicenter trial of stereotactic robotic radiosurgery are in, with researchers reporting that toxicity is acceptable and PSA responses are favorable.