Urology

Antiandrogen’s role may extend to non-metastatic CRPCTop-line results from a large phase III trial support a potential role for enzalutamide (XTANDI) as treatment for non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Immune content linked to aggressive PCa outcomesThe level of immune response in prostate cancer may predict a patient’s response to radiation therapy, risk of disease recurrence, and survival outcomes, according to results of a recent analysis of prostate tumors.
Current prostate Ca guidelines miss germline variantsAdherence to current guidelines for genetic testing in men with prostate cancer would miss a sizable proportion of patients with pathogenic germline variants, according to a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago.
Statewide tests on the role of MOC multiply
Severe pain after male sling implantation results in lawsuitThis "Malpractice Consult" column also includes cases involving scarring from penile injections and failure to remove a fragment from a penile implant.
Single-use ureteroscope shows efficacy for routine URSA new single-use digital flexible ureteroscope (LithoVue) compares favorably in performance to reusable scopes, at least for routine urteroscopy, with a possible advantage of being more economical.
How do active and passive fund management differ?
Robotic vs. open RP: Better EF recovery seen with robotRobot-assisted radical prostatectomy was associated with earlier and increased rate of recovery of erectile function when compared to radical retropubic prostatectomy and a slightly higher but acceptable rate of positive surgical margins, according to a study published online in European Urology (Sept. 4, 2017).
What are you doing to work smarter, rather than harder?“We’re trying to use our mid-level providers more frequently. Basically, we let them see our post-ops and follow-ups, so we can see more patients and become more productive," one urologist says.
Varicocele: Treatment indications and repair techniquesThis article presents an overview of the pathophysiology of varicoceles and discusses indications for treatment, two primary repair techniques, and treatment outcomes.