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Technique to arrest urinary incontinence
The University Hospital of Navarra is to carry out clinical trials for urinary incontinence using the intraurethral injection of myoblasts (adult stem cells obtained by means of a biopsy of the patient). View News Article (2006-10-04)

Researchers identify link between kidney removal and erectile dysfunction
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a link between patients who undergo total nephrectomy - complete kidney removal - and erectile dysfunction.  View News Article (2012-07-31)

Light reflectance technique improves ability to remove prostate cancer during surgery
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have determined that light reflectance spectroscopy can differentiate between malignant and benign prostate tissue with 85 percent accuracy, a finding that may lead to real-time tissue analysis during prostate cancer surgery. View News Article (2016-02-29)

How closely do urologists adhere to AUA guidelines?
Evidence-based guidelines play an increasing role in setting standards for medical practice and quality but are seldom systematically evaluated in the practice setting. View News Article (2014-10-16)

Older, sicker men with early-stage prostate cancer do not benefit from aggressive treatment
Treating older men with early-stage prostate cancer who also have other serious underlying health problems with aggressive therapies such as surgery or radiation therapy does not help them live longer and, in fact, can be detrimental, according to a study by UCLA researchers. View News Article (2014-05-13)

Novel imaging technique improves prostate cancer detection
In 2014, prostate cancer was the leading cause of newly diagnosed cancers in men and the second leading cause of cancer death in men. View News Article (2015-01-07)

PMH clinicians map group at high risk for aggressive, 'hidden' prostate cancer
Clinical researchers at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) can now answer the question that baffles many clinicians - why do some men with elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels who are carefully monitored and undergo repeated negative biopsies still develop aggressive prostate cancer? View News Article (2009-10-09)

Many urinary stones can be treated without surgery
For many patients with urinary stone disease, treatment with a calcium-channel blocker or an alpha blocker can greatly improve their likelihood of passing their urinary stones, which may help these patients avoid surgery. View News Article (2006-10-02)

Prostate cancer test improves prediction of disease course
A new prostate cancer risk assessment test, developed by a UCSF team, gives patients and their doctors a better way of gauging long-term risks and pinpointing high risk cases. View News Article (2009-06-15)

Few differences in outcomes between open and laparoscopic prostate surgery
Of the 200,000 men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in the United States, about one-third will undergo surgical treatment. View News Article (2010-02-22)

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