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Mayo Clinic researchers identify testing for patients for prostate treatments
Mayo Clinic researchers report in the current Mayo Clinic Proceedings that certain physical conditions in a patient, such as a low urinary flow or urinary pain, might help physicians assess a patient's vulnerability to complications of internal radiation treatment for prostate cancer. (2004-03-09)
Single-incision belly-button surgery to remove kidney performed first at UT Southwestern
Surgeons specializing in laparoscopic procedures at UT Southwestern Medical Center have successfully removed a patient's kidney by performing a unique nephrectomy entirely through the belly button. (2007-08-23)
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. (2015-01-06)
New male sling procedure helps prostate cancer survivors who suffer from urinary incontinence
Michael Yarborough, a 58-year-old business owner from Waxahachie, Texas, was fortunate. (2007-08-29)
UCLA researchers find a wide variation in costs to treat low-risk prostate cancer
Now, for the first time, UCLA researchers have described cost across an entire care process for low-risk prostate cancer -- from the time a patient checks in for his first appointment to his post-treatment follow-up testing -- using time-driven activity-based costing. (2015-11-02)
Program for 3rd EAU North Eastern European Meeting looks promising
The European Association of Urology regularly organizes regional meetings in Europe, such as the upcoming North Eastern European Meeting Sept. (2009-09-03)
Researchers identify target for shutting down growth of prostate cancer cells
Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified an important step toward potentially shutting down the growth of prostate cancer cells. (2014-03-05)
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)
Cholesterol drug may have role in treating prostate cancer
A drug commonly prescribed for people with high cholesterol may also be effective in treating prostate cancer, according to new research by Dr. (2010-09-20)
63 percent of women report sexual problems with orgasm proving biggest issue in teens and 20s
Almost two-thirds of females attending a general urology practice reported that they suffered from sexual dysfunction. (2010-07-27)
Largest ever overactive bladder study published in leading urology journal
The University Hospital of Maastricht today announced clinical trial results that demonstrate that patients taking a new, once-daily formulation of tolterodine, currently marketed in the U.S. as DETROL® LA (tolterodine tartrate tablets), reported a 71% reduction in incontinence episodes per week compared to 60% in patients treated with the twice- daily formulation of DETROL. (2001-03-14)
New test for early detection of prostate cancer shows promise
In the first clinical study of a new blood protein associated with prostate cancer, researchers have found that the marker, called EPCA or early prostate cancer antigen, can successfully detect prostate cancer in its earliest stages. (2005-05-15)
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. (2012-07-30)
What is the role of focal therapy in low-risk prostate cancer?
In the July issue of European Urology, the scientific journal of the European Association of Urology, S. (2010-05-18)
American Urological Association issues 4 new clinical practice guidelines
The American Urological Association introduces new clinical guidelines for the treatment of overactive bladder, urodynamics, hematuria, and vasectomy. (2012-10-24)
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)
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. (2009-06-12)
Ferring to present safety analysis for FIRMAGON® (degarelix) at the AUA Annual Meeting
A safety analysis for FIRMAGON® (degarelix) will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Urology Association in San Diego, CA. (2013-05-01)
Noninvasive wireless near-infrared device provides reliable diagnosis of bladder dysfunction
A cell phone-sized, wireless near-infrared device is as reliable as the current (2011-05-31)
New findings could lower risk of suicide in men with prostate cancer
Men with prostate cancer are twice as likely to commit suicide, but a method where they put intrusive thoughts into words may reduce this risk, reveals research at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2011-10-31)
New tools can better predict successful kidney transplant outcomes
Because of the shortage of deceased organ donors, living donor transplantation is rapidly growing, and has the advantage of improved outcomes over deceased donor transplants. (2009-01-22)
Common prostate cancer treatment associated with decreased survival in older men
A common prostate cancer therapy should not be used in men whose cancer has not spread beyond the prostate, according to a new study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. (2014-12-03)
Prostate cancer patients would pay $2,000 for more accurate biopsies, Loyola study finds
Prostate cancer patients are willing to pay up to $2,000 of their own money for a new high-tech biopsy technique that significantly improves accuracy, according to a study published in the journal Urology Practice. (2017-04-25)
'Stay Dry' tested to help men with incontinence problems from prostate cancer treatments
Improving the lives of men with incontinence after prostate surgery is the goal of a new (2009-02-27)
Young single men are more likely to bank sperm before testicular cancer treatment
A quarter of men with testicular cancer banked their sperm before treatment, but only six percent of those used the sperm to father a child. (2007-01-08)
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)
Wake Forest scientists clone gene for inherited kidney stone disease
Scientists at Wake Forest University School of Medicine report that they have cloned the gene responsible for an inherited form of kidney stone disease, which may open the way to new treatments. (1999-10-17)
Only a small proportion of low-risk prostate cancers will progress to life-threatening disease
The disparity between reported incidence and mortality rates leads to the probable conclusion that only a small proportion of diagnosed low-risk prostate cancers will progress to life-threatening disease during the lifetime of the patient. (2008-05-15)
Viagra (R) can take effect in as little as 14 minutes in many men, study shows
A study of men with erectile dysfunction (ED) found that within 14 minutes more than one third of those taking Viagra (R) 100 mg achieved an erection that resulted in successful sexual intercourse. (2003-09-09)
Obesity-linked high blood volumes render PSA prostate cancer test less effective, study suggests
The extra blood volume produced in the obese may so dilute levels of a telltale protein produced by prostates that the popular PSA test may be essentially useless for diagnosing prostate cancer in men carrying extra pounds, a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests. (2007-11-20)
A low-carb diet may stunt prostate tumor growth
A diet low in carbohydrates may help stunt the growth of prostate tumors, according to a new study led by Duke Prostate Center researchers. (2007-11-13)
Jennifer Dodson, M.D., named 2009 AUA Foundation/NIDDK/NCI Surgeon-Scientist Award winner
The American Urological Association Foundation announced that Jennifer Dodson, M.D., of Johns Hopkins Medicine is the 2009 recipient of the AUA Foundation/NIDDK/NCI Surgeon-Scientist Award, offered by the AUA Foundation, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and the National Cancer Institute. (2009-06-24)
Closely monitoring low-risk prostate cancer, with biopsy, does not raise risk of death
A Johns Hopkins study of 769 men from across the United States recently diagnosed with low-grade prostate cancer shows that forgoing immediate surgery to remove the tumor or radiation poses no added risk of death. (2011-04-12)
New study: Enterocystoplasty in children with genitourinary abnormalities is safe and effective
Enterocystoplasty is a good surgical option with a low rate of severe complications in the treatment of children who were born with developmental abnormalities of the genitourinary system, according to the new study conducted by a group of Portuguese urologists. (2013-10-29)
Older prostate cancer patients should think twice before undergoing treatment
Older prostate cancer patients with other underlying health conditions should think twice before committing to surgery or radiation therapy for their cancer. (2013-05-20)
The building blocks of erection: Nitric oxide...and more nitric oxide
A team of Hopkins scientists has greatly advanced the science of penile erection, showing for the first time the mechanism for continued production of nitric oxide that maintains an erection over time. (2002-03-18)
Older, white males with advanced bladder cancer at high risk for suicide
Older, single white males with advanced bladder cancer have the highest suicide risk among those with other cancers of the male genitals and urinary system, researchers report. (2015-03-04)
Pitt Urology Department opens cooperative research center
$7.7 million in funding from the NIH will help investigate important factors involved with BPH and lower urinary tract symptoms. (2016-10-11)
Vroom Vroom 'Shrooms: UC Davis Seeks Prostate Cancer Patients For Trial Of Shiitake Extract
Investigators at UC Davis Cancer Center are studying a nutritional supplement derived from shitake mushrooms to see if can reduce tumor activity in men with prostate cancer The six-month pilot study is the first US trial of a substance known as activated hexose containing compound. (1998-12-07)
New technique for minimally invasive robotic kidney cancer surgery
Urologists at Henry Ford Hospital have developed a new technique that could make minimally invasive robotic partial nephrectomy procedures the norm, rather than the exception for kidney cancer patients. (2012-12-13)
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