Benjamin P. Saylor
Benjamin P. Saylor is associate editor of Urology Times, an Advanstar Communications publication.
Metastatic prostate cancer deaths unchanged over past 25 years
PSA screening has likely played an important role in the 40%-plus drop in prostate cancer mortality since the late 1980s, although the mortality rate for metastatic disease has remained the same, say study authors from the University of California, Davis.
Top 10 most-read urology articles of 2013
The top 10 Urology Times articles of 2013 encompass topics including prostate biopsy, the urology work force, and PSA screening.
Shooter’s ‘botched’ vasectomy may have been motive
Police have confirmed that the suspected perpetrator of a deadly shooting at a Reno, NV urology office had been a patient at the office and had complained of poor health he attributed to complications from a vasectomy prior to the shooting.
January 2014 New Products and Services
The latest products and services from Lambert Academic Publishing, the AUA, United Guardian, and SpryPublishing.
FDA: ADHD medications may cause priapism
The FDA is warning that methylphenidate products, one type of stimulant drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, may in rare instances cause priapism.
ESWL shows efficacy in patients with SSD >13 cm
Ureteric calculi at a skin-to-stone distance (SSD) of over 13 cm can be successfully managed using extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, British researchers report.
Retropubic sling system gets FDA 510(k) clearance
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for American Medical Systems, Inc.’s RetroArc retropubic sling system for treatment of female stress urinary incontinence.
Collaboration urged for advanced prostate cancer care
With a deluge of new drug treatments for advanced prostate cancer on the market, a care model emphasizing urologist and medical oncologist collaboration is needed, according to an article whose authors represent each specialty.
Urologists laud senators’ support of self-referral
The AUA recently joined with the American Association of Clinical Urologists and the Large Urology Group Practice Association in applauding the Physician’s Caucus of the United States Senate for their “commitment to preserving patient access to independent, integrated medical services.”
Prostate cancer risk raised by protein in biopsied tissue
The presence of a particular protein in biopsied prostate tissue substantially increases the likelihood that cancer will develop there, according to recent study.

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