Cheryl Guttman Krader
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.
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.
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.
Ureteroscopy may adversely affect erectile function
Results of a retrospective study raise concern that ureteroscopy may adversely affect erectile function.
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.
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.