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Cheryl Guttman Krader
Can Gleason 7 cancer be low-risk disease?
Findings from a retrospective study lend support to the idea that even in men with a Gleason 7 (3+4) biopsy score, prostate cancer may sometimes act like low-risk disease.
Robotic buccal graft placement feasible, reproducible
An initial assessment of robotic ureteral reconstruction using buccal mucosa graft indicates that it is a feasible and reproducible approach for reconstruction of complex ureteral strictures, reconstructive urologists reported at the AUA annual meeting in New Orleans.
Post-cystoscopy urinary tract infection uncommon
Symptomatic urinary tract infection is unlikely after office-based cystoscopy, although recent antibiotic exposure or hospitalization raise infection risk, according to a recent study.
Large study: Robotic prolapse repair safe, durable
A robot-assisted abdominal approach to pelvic organ prolapse repair has a favorable safety profile and is associated with durable anatomic outcomes, findings of a retrospective chart review indicate.
Pelvic floor muscle training app provides biofeedback
A smartphone app for pelvic floor muscle training has valuable potential as a portal to patient care and education and for facilitating clinical outcomes research, according to its developers from the University of California, San Francisco.
Shock wave therapy found efficacious in treating ED
Experience with low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy from multinational clinical trials demonstrates it is a safe, effective, and well-tolerated treatment for erectile dysfunction, including in men who do not respond to an oral phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitor, reported Robert Feldman, MD, at the AUA annual meeting in New Orleans.
Oral antiandrogen safe, well tolerated in phase II trial
Oral antiandrogen safe, well tolerated in phase II trial
ARN-509, a novel oral antiandrogen, was safe, well tolerated, and showed promising efficacy in men with high-risk, non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) in a phase II study, reported Neal D. Shore, MD.
Stone patients are poorly adherent with medical prophylaxis
New findings based on pharmacy claims data show just how adherent patients are to a thiazide, alkali citrate, and allopurinol.
Postoperative topical antibiotic minimizes infection rate after blepharoplasty
Patients using a topical antibiotic ointment after blepharoplasty had a significantly lower rate of surgical site infections than controls using an ocular lubricant ointment in an observational cohort study.
Optimal antibiotic regimen still controversial for endophthalmitis prophylaxis
Accumulating evidence shows intracameral antibiotics decrease the risk of endophthalmitis after cataract surgery, but questions and concerns remain.

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