Benjamin P. Saylor
Benjamin P. Saylor is associate editor of Urology Times, an Advanstar Communications publication.
Urology Product Preview February 2014
Drugs and devices in the pipeline from Medivation, Astellas Pharma, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Boston Scientific, Northwest Biotherapeutics, and Generex Biotechnology.
New Urology Products and Services February 2014
New products and services from UroGPO, Caldera Medical, Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, VIVUS, and Jeffrey Albaugh, PhD, APRN.
AUA puts 2014 residency match rate at 64%
The AUA announced the 2014 Urology Residency Match results last week, reporting that of medical students who submitted preference lists, 64% matched.
Erectile dysfunction added to list of conditions caused by smoking
Erectile dysfunction added to list of conditions caused by smoking
Erectile dysfunction has been added the U.S. Surgeon General’s list of diseases caused by smoking.
Study suggests link between melatonin, advanced prostate cancer
Study suggests link between melatonin, advanced prostate cancer
Higher levels of melatonin, a hormone involved in the sleep-wake cycle, may suggest decreased risk for developing advanced prostate cancer, according to a recent study.
Study may explain exercise, prostate cancer outcome link
Men who walked at a fast pace prior to prostate cancer diagnosis had more regularly shaped blood vessels in their prostate tumors compared with men who walked slowly, providing a potential explanation for why exercise is linked to improved outcomes for men with prostate cancer.
Practice says ‘botched’ vasectomy claim has no basis
The claim that a “botched” vasectomy left Urology Nevada shooter Alan Frazier in poor health has no basis, according to the practice.
Testosterone often used without clear indication
Although testosterone use has increased significantly among older men in the past decade, many patients appear to have normal testosterone levels and do not meet the clinical guidelines for treatment, according to new research.
High testosterone levels linked to poor response to flu vaccine
Researchers say they have linked high testosterone levels in men to a poor immune response to an influenza vaccine.
Fracking linked to endocrine-disrupting exposure
The controversial oil and natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses many chemicals that can disrupt the body’s hormones, according to new research.

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