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In-office blue light: Solid data, and questions"Overall, the take-home message is that [blue light cystoscopy], whether in the clinic or the OR, increases the detection of tumors," writes Jeffrey M. Holzbeierlein, MD.
Investigational BCG-refractory NMIBC Tx shows promise“rAd-IFNα gene therapy is a breakthrough opportunity for effective local management of BCG-unresponsive NMIBC,” says researcher Colin P. N. Dinney, MD.
Bladder Ca photothermal treatment yields encouraging resultsPhotothermal treatment with epidermal growth factor receptor-directed gold nanorods results in considerable antineoplastic activity in an early study of bladder cancer.
Waterjet ablation confers advantages over TURPHeat-free high-velocity waterjet ablation (Aquablation) for BPH performed with an image-guided robot-assisted platform (AquaBeam System) met its primary safety and efficacy endpoints in a phase III study.
AUA’s USPSTF reform efforts continueThe AUA is continuing its efforts to aggressively come to the defense of PSA screening, a simple test that has been under siege by federal government regulators who have essentially flunked it as a routine procedure for assessing prostate health.
Water vapor ablation yields positive results at 2 yearsTreatment of lower urinary tract symptoms/BPH with convective water vapor ablation (Rezum System) appears to provide significant improvement on two key outcome measures versus medical therapy at up to 2 years, according to a study presented at the AUA annual meeting in Boston.
Physician employment: Both good and bad resultsDr. Henry Rosevear looks at how practices have changed since he entered into medicine and what these changes mean for urologists.
Prostate Ca study reveals more evidence of racial disparityResults of a study examining receipt of definitive therapy for intermediate/high-risk localized prostate cancer provide further evidence of racial disparity in prostate cancer favoring Caucasian men over African-American men.
Quality initiative could reduce unnecessary PCa bone scansOne gentle “nudge” may be all it takes to start reducing the number of unnecessary bone scans ordered for asymptomatic men with low-risk prostate cancer, results of a recent quality improvement intervention suggest.
Gout patients at 60% greater risk for stone diseaseMen and women with gout are at 60% greater risk for nephrolithiasis than adults without gout, according to a study looking at not only the chronic kidney condition’s incidence but also potential risk factors for first-time nephrolithiasis in people with and without gout.

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