Benjamin P. Saylor
Benjamin P. Saylor is associate editor of Urology Times, an Advanstar Communications publication.
Ophthalmologists update advisory on alpha-blockers
The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology have jointly issued an educational update about cataract surgery complications associated with systemic alpha-blockers based on the recent publication of two studies.
Dose-escalated IMRT appears safe in prostate cancer patients
Dose-escalated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with use of a moderate hypofractionation regimen (72 Gy in 2.4-Gy fractions) can safely treat patients with localized prostate cancer with limited grade 2 or 3 late toxicity, according to a recently published study.
AUA Exhibit Hall Highlights: Orlando 2014
This guide features products and services from manufacturers that are exhibiting at the AUA annual meeting in Orlando. Exhibit hall booth numbers have been included so that you can search for product demonstrations and exhibits that are of particular interest to you.
Groups slam testosterone study, call for retraction
Three professional medical societies and an international group of 130 scientists and physicians have petitioned JAMA to retract a recent article that reported an association between the use of testosterone therapy and increased risk of death, heart attack, or ischemic stroke.
Lens design may improve lithotripter performance
A collaborative effort involving Duke University experts in urology, engineering, pathology, and mathematics has resulted in improved efficiency for shock wave lithotripsy, the researchers report.
Application for pre-chemo use of prostate cancer agent submitted
Application for pre-chemo use of prostate cancer agent submitted
Astellas Pharma Inc. and Medivation Inc. have submitted a supplemental new drug application to the FDA seeking approval of enzalutamide (XTANDI) capsules for the treatment of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who have not received chemotherapy.
Prolapse, SUI treatments found largely equivalent
For women undergoing surgery for vaginal prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, neither sacrospinous ligament fixation nor uterosacral ligament vaginal vault suspension was superior to the other for functional or adverse event outcomes, according to a recent study.
Dr. Cheng named division head at Lurie Children’s
Earl Cheng, MD, has been appointed division head of urology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, after serving as the interim division head since July 2013.
Blood test poor diagnostic tool for hypogonadism
Blood test poor diagnostic tool for hypogonadism
Relying on blood test results alone is insufficient for diagnosing hypogonadism, according to a recent study.
MRI-guided biopsy videos
Learn more about MRI-guided biopsy with these videos.

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