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PCa-specific mortality not affected by comorbidityComorbidity does not affect prostate cancer-specific mortality, according to authors of a large prospective observational study of men in Sweden, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (2017; 35:3566-74).
Study: Monopolar TURP utilization on the declineAlthough monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate remains the standard of care for bladder outlet obstruction secondary to BPH, its utilization has decreased in recent years, according to a recent study.
ADT+EBRT improves OS in men with post-RP LN metastases"While improving local control seems to be important, especially in those with high-risk features, it’s not clear whether adjuvant EBRT is necessarily better than early salvage EBRT," writes Badar M. Mian, MD.
Streamlined management of Peyronie’s disease
CT texture analysis may aid risk stratification of renal massesA recent study suggests experimental "texture analysis" of renal masses via computed tomography scan holds promise as a technique to allow more effective risk stratification.
BLC scores well against WLC in recurrent bladder tumorsFluorescent blue light cystoscopy improves 3-year recurrence-free survival rates in patients with recurrent bladder tumors compared to white light cystoscopy, and researchers believe its use should be expanded.
Role of blue light cystoscopy to detect bladder cancer"Numerous clinical studies have exhibited significantly improved tumor detection rates with BLC," write Zachary L. Smith, MD, and Norm D. Smith, MD.
How to code for robotic cystolithotomy, diverticulectomy"When submitting an unlisted code for a procedure, you of course need to submit your documentation and we recommend a cover letter or explanation of the service including a comparative value or charge based on a similar code," write Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter.
Ureteroscopy stone-free rates ‘disappointingly low’A study analyzing stone-free rates after ureteroscopy suggests that urologists might consider applying refined patient selection criteria in order to achieve better outcomes.
Low-oxalate diet more beneficial than supplementA preliminary analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial supports the efficacy of a low-oxalate diet for reducing urinary oxalate excretion in patients with idiopathic hyperoxaluria, but shows little or no benefit for daily dietary supplementation with vitamin B6 25 mg/magnesium 400 mg or a diet-supplement combination.

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