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Cheryl Guttman Krader
Good prostate cancer outcomes possible with LN-positive disease
Good long-term cancer-specific outcome is possible in well-selected prostate cancer patients found to have lymph node-positive disease at radical prostatectomy, findings from analyses based on 30 years of experience at a single institution demonstrate.
Midurethral sling use for stress urinary incontinence rose over 9-year period
A study investigating trends in ambulatory surgery for stress urinary incontinence shows a significant fourfold increase in the annual rate of sling procedures performed over a contemporary 9-year period, and yet, submucosal injection therapy appears to be maintaining a niche for the treatment of certain patients, report researchers from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Debulking procedures not beneficial in patients with end-stage prostate cancer
Primary therapy for prostate cancer does not reduce the frequency of end-of-life urologic procedures, according to the findings of a population-based study.
Younger prostate cancer patients have more favorable outcomes
Patients younger than 50 years of age at the time of radical prostatectomy appear to have more favorable disease characteristics, data from a European consecutive cohort of non-screened men with clinically localized disease show.
Pre-EBRT photoselective vaporization of the prostate safe, efficacious in men with prostate cancer, BPH
Photoselective laser vaporization of the prostate performed prior to external beam radiation therapy appears to be a viable approach for managing symptomatic BPH in men with concomitant prostate cancer, according to the findings of a retrospective study.
Obesity associated with increased prostate growth
Obesity may have a significant effect on prostate growth, a new analysis of the original data collected in a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial indicates.
High-intensity focused ultrasound shows efficacy as salvage therapy post-external beam radiation therapy
Salvage high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) appears to be an effective treatment option for locally recurrent prostate cancer after primary external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), data from analyses of 6-year oncologic outcomes show.
Barbed sutures found safe, efficacious in robotic radical prostatectomy:
Results of a recent study support the use of barbed polyglyconate sutures to facilitate vesicourethral anastomosis (VUA) during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy.
Magnetic tool looks viable for retrieving stone fragments
Rendering stone fragments paramagnetic by exposure to iron oxide-based microparticles shows promise as a novel approach for reducing the number of small retained fragments after ureteroscopic lithotripsy, say researchers who are developing the technology.
Ongoing botulinum injections' efficacy in question
The treatment benefit of intradetrusor onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) for urinary incontinence due to neurogenic detrusor overactivity may decline after patients have received multiple repeat injections, findings from a study by Taiwanese urologists suggest.


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