Wayne Kuznar
Wayne Kuznar is a contributor to Urology Times.
Studies: PCa treatments differ in QoL outcomes
Two recent JAMA studies confirm a higher rate of sexual and urinary side effects with radical prostatectomy compared with radiation therapy and surveillance.
Day of RP affects complication rates, length of stay
Radical prostatectomy performed on a Friday is associated with a higher complication rate and extended hospital stay compared with the same surgery performed on other days of the week.
Salvage LND: Complete PSA response achievable
Salvage lymph node dissection results in an immediate complete PSA response in about one-third of patients with rising PSA and nodal recurrence following local therapy for prostate cancer, according to German researchers.
Guideline adherence down for combination RT-ADT
Adherence to guidelines for the use of combination radiation therapy and androgen deprivation therapy in the United States for the treatment of high-risk or locally advanced prostate cancer has decreased over time, according to data presented by Paolo Dell’Oglio, MD.
Post-RT proctitis less likely in ACE inhibitor users
High-grade proctitis after radical radiation therapy with neoadjuvant or adjuvant hormonal therapy is significantly less likely in patients taking angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors.
Study: Patients taking aspirin can safely undergo PCNL
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy in the presence of aspirin appears both effective and safe. In a retrospective review of almost 300 PCNL cases, postoperative hemorrhage was uncommon in patients who continued aspirin preoperatively, said Brandon Otto, MD, at the AUA annual meeting in San Diego.
Few prostate Ca patients with BCR develop metastasis
Fewer than 20% of patients with biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy develop metastasis, and a smaller proportion die as a result of prostate cancer.
Long-term TRT improves urinary, erectile function
Long-term testosterone therapy in hypogonadal men improves urinary function and erectile function compared with untreated controls, according to registry data from a single practice.
Slow breathing technique helps reduce hot flashes
A slow breathing technique guided by an iOS application was able to reduce the occurrence of vasomotor symptoms in a small study of prostate cancer survivors treated with androgen deprivation therapy.
Convective water vapor ablation successful at 2 years
A treatment system that uses steam to ablate prostate tissue (Rezūm, NxThera, Inc.) can be considered as a first-line therapy for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to BPH, say investigators from a non-randomized multicenter pilot study with 2-year duration of successful outcomes.