Items Tagged ‘Urology’

May 22nd, 2014

Radical Prostatectomy Offers Long-Term Benefit Over Watchful Waiting in Early Prostate Cancer

By

Researchers in Sweden recently reported in The New England Journal of Medicine that radical prostatectomy continues to show long-term benefits over watchful waiting in early prostate cancer. Follow up studies in the Scandinavian Prostate Group Cancer Group-4 trial (SPCG-4) indicate reduced risk of all-cause mortality, prostate cancer–specific mortality, distant metastases, and reduced need for androgen-deprivation […]

View full entry

Tags: Early Stage I-II (A-B) Prostate Cancer, News, Prostate Cancer, Urology


October 25th, 2013

Roughly One in Five Women Will Have Surgery for Urinary Incontinence or Pelvic Organ Prolapse

By

By the age of 80, an estimated 20% of privately insured women will undergo surgery for stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. These results were presented at the 34th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urogynecologic Society. Urinary incontinence refers to the involuntary loss or leakage of urine. Factors that can contribute to incontinence […]

View full entry

Tags: News, Urology


May 15th, 2013

Following Lifestyle Recommendations Reduces Risk of Cancer Death

By

People who follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations laid out by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) have a 34 percent reduced risk of dying from several diseases and specifically, a 20 percent reduced risk of dying from cancer compared to people who don’t follow the recommendations, […]

View full entry

Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers


January 14th, 2013

Botox Shot May Improve Overactive Bladder in Women

By

A single injection of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) into a woman’s bladder reduces urinary incontinence as effectively as daily treatment with oral anticholinergic therapy and is more likely to lead to complete resolution of urgency urinary incontinence, according to the results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Urgency urinary incontinence—sometimes referred to […]

View full entry

Tags: News, Urology


September 7th, 2012

Kidney Stones Linked with Increased Risk of Other Kidney Problems

By

People with kidney stones may be more likely than people without kidney stones to develop other kidney problems such as end-stage renal disease. These results were published in the British Medical Journal. Kidney stones are a common and painful problem. Stones develop when substances in the urine become concentrated and form a solid. Not all […]

View full entry

Tags: News, Urology


September 5th, 2012

Kidney Stones on the Rise in the United States

By

Roughly 9% of the USpopulation has had a kidney stone, which is a higher estimate than has been reported previously. These results were published in the European Journal of Urology. Kidney stones are a common and painful problem. Stones develop when substances in the urine become concentrated and form a solid. The most common type […]

View full entry

Tags: News, Urology


August 31st, 2012

Penile Implant Surgery May Be Safe for Men Taking Anticoagulants

By

A small study suggests that men who are taking an anticoagulant medication (a type of blood thinner) can safely undergo penile implant surgery. These results were presented at the 2012 World Meeting on Sexual Medicine. Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects an estimated 30 million men in the United States,[1] making it one of the most common […]

View full entry

Tags: News, Urology


August 3rd, 2012

Obesity Affects Urinary and Sexual Health in Men

By

Men with larger waists may have a higher risk of erectile dysfunction and frequent urination. These results were published in the British Journal of Urology International. More than two-thirds ofU.S.adults are overweight or obese. Excess body weight has been linked with several common health problems, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types […]

View full entry

Tags: News, Urology


July 20th, 2012

Urinary Tract Infections More Common in Uncircumcised Boys

By

Uncircumcised boys are more likely than circumcised boys to develop a urinary tract infection (UTI), and UTI risk is elevated regardless of how tight or loose the foreskin is. These results were published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The urinary tract includes the kidneys, the ureters, the bladder, and the urethra. Infections of the […]

View full entry

Tags: News, Urology


July 17th, 2012

Cranberry Products May Reduce UTI Risk

By

A combined analysis of previous studies suggests that cranberry-containing products may reduce the likelihood of urinary tract infections (UTIs). These results were published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The urinary tract includes the kidneys, the ureters, the bladder, and the urethra. Infections of the urinary tract are very common, and a majority are caused […]

View full entry

Tags: News, Urology


June 28th, 2012

Urethral Sling Reduces Risk of Incontinence after Surgery for Bladder Prolapse

By

Among women who are undergoing surgery for bladder prolapse, an additional procedure to place a mesh “sling” under the urethra reduces the risk of later urinary incontinence, but increases the risk of complications. These results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In women, the organs of the pelvis—such as the bladder, uterus, […]

View full entry

Tags: News, Urology


June 28th, 2012

One Week of Ciprofloxacin Effective for Kidney Infections

By

In a study of women with kidney infections, one week of treatment with the antibiotic ciprofloxacin was as effective as two weeks of treatment. These results were published in The Lancet. A kidney infection—also referred to as pyelonephritis—is a urinary tract infection that has reached one or both kidneys. It is less common than infections […]

View full entry

Tags: News, Urology


June 25th, 2012

Number of Cancer Survivors Will Grow to 18 Million by 2022

By

There will be nearly 18 million cancer survivors in the United States by 2022, according to a report by the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute: Cancer Treatment & Survivorship Facts & Figures[1] and an accompanying journal article in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.[2] Although cancer incidence rates are decreasing, the number […]

View full entry

Tags: Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, General, Melanoma, News, Prostate Cancer, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Melanoma, Screening/Prevention Prostate Cancer, Screening/Prevention Uterine Cancer, Urology


June 12th, 2012

Continuous Hormonal Therapy More Effective For Advanced Prostate Cancer

By

Among men with prostate cancer that has spread (metastasized) to a limited number of sites in the body, continuous hormonal therapy appears to be more effective than intermittent hormonal therapy. The results of this Phase III clinical trial were presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. For men with […]

View full entry

Tags: Metastatic Stage IV (D) Prostate Cancer, News, Prostate Cancer, Urology


June 11th, 2012

PD-1 Targeted Immune Therapy Shows Promising Activity

By

The investigational drug BMS-936558 caused tumor shrinkage in nearly 25 percent of patients with advanced melanoma, kidney cancer and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to the results of a phase I study presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, Illinois. BMS-936558 is a targeted immune […]

View full entry

Tags: General Renal Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Melanoma, News, Recurrent Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Recurrent Melanoma, Renal Cancer, Stage IV Melanoma, Urology