Cheryl Guttman Krader
Repeat semen analyses not always necessary
Findings of a retrospective study investigating variability of semen parameters after repeat testing in adolescents with varicocele indicate that a second semen analysis is warranted only when the sperm concentration is initially abnormal.
Same-day outpatient anterior urethroplasty feasible
Single-stage anterior urethroplasty is feasible and safe when performed as a same-day outpatient procedure, even for men requiring combined substitution repairs, said University of Pittsburgh Medical Center urologists at the 2016 AUA annual meeting in San Diego.
TRT and heart health: Conflicting findings published
Recently published studies also evaluated testosterone replacement therapy’s effect on anemia, cognitive function, and bone density and strength.
Immunotherapy found efficacious as second-line therapy
Results of an international randomized phase III study show that pembrolizumab (Keytruda) as second-line therapy for advanced urothelial carcinoma provided superior overall survival and a better safety profile compared with commonly used chemotherapy options.
Perioperative surgical home model reduces LOS
The perioperative surgical home is a promising model for delivering high-quality, cost-effective care for patients undergoing inpatient urologic procedures, according to the experience of urologists from Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA.
Ureteroscopy may adversely affect erectile function
Results of a retrospective study raise concern that ureteroscopy may adversely affect erectile function.
Cyclosporine shows efficacy in refractory IC patients
Oral cyclosporine can offer a safe and effective treatment option for refractory interstitial, even in patients who have been on chronic narcotic medications and particularly in those with Hunner’s lesions, according to the findings of a study presented by Cleveland Clinic urologists at the 2016 AUA annual meeting in San Diego.
Biochemical recurrence risk high 10 years post-RP
The risk for biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer remains relatively high even 10 years after radical prostatectomy, but it does not appear to be influenced by a positive family history of prostate cancer or a family or personal history of other cancer, according to a study analyzing data from the prospective German Familial Prostate Cancer database.
Urolithiasis mortality rate high in lower income nations
Results of a study analyzing global trends in mortality attributable to urolithiasis show that the rate declined over a recent 20-year period.
PCa: Emotional distress influences treatment decision
Researchers have found that the anxiety men often experience after being diagnosed with prostate cancer could lead to potentially unnecessary treatment options.