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Novel MRI technique distinguishes healthy prostate tissue from cancer using zinc
A novel MRI method that detects low levels of zinc ion can help distinguish healthy prostate tissue from cancer, UT Southwestern Medical Center radiologists have determined. (2016-08-22)
2 percent testosterone solution improves sex drive and energy levels in men with hypogonadism
For men with hypogonadism, a condition in which the body does not produce enough testosterone, low sex drive and fatigue are common symptoms. (2016-08-17)
The gender divide in urology: Surgeon gender shapes the clinical landscape
Although female certified urologists are still a minority within the specialty, they perform many more procedures on women than their male colleagues, who perform more procedures on men than their female colleagues. (2016-08-17)
Radical treatment and examination combined can halve mortality from prostate cancer
Men with very high-risk prostate cancer, who are treated at hospitals with a high proportion of administered radical local treatment (radiotherapy or prostatectomy), only have half of the mortality risk of men who are treated at hospitals with the lowest proportion. (2016-08-08)
More accurate prostate cancer prognosis
Men diagnosed with prostate cancer can be provided with a more accurate estimate of their risk of death from the disease, and treatment planned accordingly, according to a Research Article published by Vincent J. (2016-08-02)
No link found between erectile dysfunction drugs and risk of prostate cancer
While some previous studies have indicated that taking erectile dysfunction drugs may reduce the likelihood of developing prostate cancer, new research published in The Journal of Urology found that these drugs do not play a role in preventing prostate cancer. (2016-08-01)
Metastatic prostate cancer cases skyrocket
The number of new cases of metastatic prostate cancer climbed 72 percent in the past decade from 2004 to 2013, reports a new study. (2016-07-19)
New findings concerning hereditary prostate cancer
For the first time ever, researchers have differentiated the risks of developing indolent or aggressive prostate cancer in men with a family history of the disease. (2016-07-11)
Changes in benign tissue next to prostate tumors may predict biomedical recurrence
Changes in benign tissues next to prostate tumors may provide an early warning for patients at higher risk for biochemical recurrence after a radical prostatectomy, a study by researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions shows. (2016-07-06)
Brachytherapy pioneer Haakon Ragde, M.D., chosen as ASTRO 2016 Honorary Member
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected Haakon Ragde, M.D., as its 2016 Honorary Member, the highest honor ASTRO bestows on distinguished cancer researchers, scientists and leaders in disciplines other than radiation oncology, radiobiology or radiation physics. (2016-06-28)
Experts take strong stance on testosterone deficiency and treatment
In an effort to address widespread concerns related to testosterone deficiency (TD) and its treatment with testosterone therapy, a group of international experts has developed a set of resolutions and conclusions to provide clarity for physicians and patients. (2016-06-21)
Racial disparities found in children's urologic surgery
Black children who undergo urologic surgery are more likely than white children to have postsurgical complications and hospital-acquired infections 30 days after the surgery. (2016-06-17)
Laser ablation becomes increasingly viable treatment for prostate cancer
Prostate cancer patients may soon have a new option to treat their disease: laser heat. (2016-06-10)
Survey finds why most men avoid doctor visits
You may not be surprised to know that men tend to visit the doctor less than women. (2016-06-09)
UAB receives cutting-edge robot to diagnose and support treatment of prostate cancer
Prostate cancer physicians look to provide personalized medicine to prostate cancer patients with a new medical device. (2016-06-08)
In obese prostate cancer patients, robotic surgery reduces risk of blood loss
In obese prostate cancer patients, robotic-assisted surgery to remove the prostate reduces the risk of blood loss and prolonged hospital stays, a Loyola Medicine study has found. (2016-05-20)
First penile transplant in the US performed at Mass. General Hospital
A team of surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital announced today that they have performed the nation's first genitourinary reconstructive (penile) transplant. (2016-05-16)
Radiotherapy halves deaths from prostate cancer 15 years after diagnosis
A longitudinal Nordic study, comparing the results of hormone (antiandrogen) therapy with or without the addition of local radiotherapy, shows that a combination of treatments halves the risk of death from prostate cancer 15 years after diagnosis. (2016-05-09)
Narrow band imaging can reduce recurrence of bladder tumors
Research into bladder tumor surgery has found that using narrow band imaging can significantly reduce the risk of disease recurrence. (2016-04-28)
New model for active surveillance of prostate cancer tested
Urologists at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Genesis Healthcare Partners have tested a new model of care for patients with low-risk prostate cancer. (2016-04-27)
Researchers look for causes of unexpected early bladder cancer recurrence after laparoscopic surgery
Although laparoscopic radical cystectomy (LRC) and robotic assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) continue to grow in popularity and are successful in the treatment of bladder cancer, they are still considered experimental approaches. (2016-04-26)
Patients with low literacy levels get health information from commercial websites
When searching the internet for health information, people with less education and lower literacy levels are more likely to visit poorer quality commercial websites, according to a study published in the ARC Journal of Urology. (2016-04-26)
More than 3 percent of men on active surveillance for prostate cancer may have metastases
Active surveillance of prostate cancer is increasingly accepted as an option for treating patients with clinically insignificant disease to maintain their quality of life. (2016-04-11)
Research uncovers the effects of traumatic childbirth on midwives and obstetricians
A new study published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, found that feelings of blame and guilt dominate when midwives and obstetricians struggle to cope with the aftermath of a traumatic childbirth, but such events also made them think more about the meaning of life and helped them become better midwives and doctors. (2016-04-11)
Uric acid, gout and kidney disease: The chicken or the egg?
The increasing prevalence of both gout and chronic kidney disease has led to a growing interest in the association between hyperuricemia (an abnormally high level of uric acid in the blood) and kidney disease. (2016-03-28)
New soft material could reduce complications for women suffering from urinary incontinence
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed a novel implantable material which could reduce the number of debilitating side-effects that occur as a result of using a material that is too rigid for surgical treatment of incontinence. (2016-03-16)
Active surveillance for prostate cancer can give men good quality of life
Choosing ongoing monitoring instead of immediate curative treatment (surgery or radiotherapy) leads to a better overall quality of life for men with low-risk prostate cancer. (2016-03-13)
Almost 1/3 of infertile men at increased risk of metabolic diseases as they age
Men with fertility problems are at increased risk of metabolic diseases as they age, according to work being presented at the European Association of Urology conference in Munich. (2016-03-12)
Study finds kidney transplant donation rates vary widely across Europe
A new Europe-wide survey shows significant country-to-country differences in rates of kidney transplant donors. (2016-03-12)
Surgery improves survival rates for men with prostate cancer if radiation treatments fail
Approximately 14 percent of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetimes, according to the National Institutes of Health. (2016-03-10)
UCLA study finds inflated charges, significant variation in Medicare payment patterns
UCLA researchers found inflated charges and significant variation in patterns of payments for surgical care by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (2016-03-02)
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. (2016-02-26)
Researchers make progress in genomic classification of bladder cancers
Now, it is possible to extract the DNA or RNA from cancer cells and establish a classification according to the type and quantity of mutations, active and inactive genes, and other molecular characteristics. (2016-02-19)
Removal of complex renal tumors performed safely by robotic surgery in selected patients
Renal cell carcinoma can sometimes spread to the inferior vena cava (IVC), the body's largest vein, posing a threat to the heart and brain. (2016-02-07)
Female urologists still earn less money than their male counterparts
Although the field of urology remains largely male dominated, the proportion of female physicians specializing in urology has increased from less than 0.5percent in 1981 to 10 percent today, and 33 percent of students entering urology internships and residency programs are now female. (2016-01-05)
Thirty-five Loyola physicians named to Chicago magazine's 2016 Top Doctors list
Thirty-five Loyola University Medical Center physicians have been named to Chicago magazine's 2016 Top Doctors list. (2016-01-04)
Prostate cancer surveillance criteria may not be accurate for African American men
A new study published in The Journal of Urology revealed that African American men with Gleason score 3+3=6 prostate cancer (PCa) produce less prostate specific antigen (PSA) and have significantly lower PSA density (PSAD) than Caucasian men. (2016-01-04)
Mental health status prior to bladder cancer surgery can indicate risk of complications
A patient's mental health prior to surgery can influence postoperative outcomes. (2015-12-17)
Survival rates for patients with prostate cancer better with surgery vrs radiotherapy
A rigorous evaluation of survival rates has shown that cancer patients with localised prostate cancer -- the most common form of prostate cancer -- have a better chance of survival if treated by surgery than by radiotherapy. (2015-12-14)
Infertile men have a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, Stanford study finds
Men diagnosed with infertility have a higher risk of developing other general health ailments, including diabetes, ischemic heart disease, alcohol abuse and drug abuse, compared with fertile men, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (2015-12-07)
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