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Cheryl Guttman Krader
Risk of lower urinary tract symptoms in women may be raised by typical antipsychotic use
Women taking atypical antipsychotic medications have about a threefold higher prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) compared to nonusers, a recent study has found.
Zero-ischemia robotic partial nephrectomy technique may improve renal function
Zero-ischemia robotic partial nephrectomy appears to be feasible and safe, findings from a pilot study analyzing prospectively collected data in an institutional review board-approved database show.
Pulsed tibial nerve stimulation promising for overactive bladder
External application of pulsed electromagnetic fields using an investigational device (TranStim Transdermal Neuromodulation System, EMKinetics, Inc., Mountain View, CA) produces the same stimulation of the posterior tibial nerve as traditional electrical stimulation, results from a proof-of-concept study demonstrate.
Robotic radical prostatectomy raises surgical volume, lowers morbidity
Hospital adoption of robotic technology leads to an increase in overall volume of radical prostatectomy cases and has a positive impact on patient morbidity.
Bipolar techniques show advantages in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia
Results from a prospective, randomized controlled clinical trial suggest that bipolar plasma vaporization of the prostate is a promising advance in the surgical treatment of BPH in men with average-size prostates.
Older kidney stone patients more likely to have concurrent urinary tract infection
Both the clinical presentation and management of incident kidney stone disease appear to vary by age such that older individuals are more likely than their younger counterparts to present with a concurrent urinary tract infection (UTI), have no or atypical pain, and require surgical intervention.
PSA screening reduces deaths by 29% in large trial
A final analysis of data after 11 years of follow-up in the European Randomised Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC) shows a highly statistically significant benefit of PSA screening for reducing prostate cancer mortality.
24-hour urinary sodium excretion's utility questioned
Although 24-hour urinary sodium excretion is considered the gold standard for assessing a person's dietary sodium intake, findings of a study call this practice into question.
Stone risk unaffected by calcium/oxalate imbalance
Imbalances in meal content of calcium and oxalate throughout the day appear to have no impact on calcium oxalate stone risk in persons with high oxalate intake, at least in healthy non-stone-forming adults who maintain a normal daily calcium intake.
Survey: Urologist views on active surveillance for prostate cancer complex
Having a positive attitude regarding active surveillance for patients with low-risk prostate cancer does not correlate with the likelihood that radiation oncologists and urologists will recommend it in lieu of treatment.

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