Surgery shows first-line potential for stress urinary incontinence
The authors of a head-to-head study say that surgery should be considered as a first-line option for women with stress urinary incontinence, ahead of physiotherapy. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - September 26, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

QoL questionnaire predicts nocturia, risk for falling
A study of Japanese outpatients highlights the association between nighttime voiding and bone fractures, after showing that the Nocturia Quality-of-Life questionnaire can identify patients at risk for both. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - September 23, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Hyperthyroidism sounds urinary problem alarm
Physicians should be alert to urinary problems in women with hyperthyroidism, say researchers who found an association between the endocrine disorder and bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - September 17, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Gene panel predicts low-risk prostate cancer fate
Researchers from the USA have identified a three-gene signature that can predict prostate cancer progression in low Gleason score tumors. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - September 16, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Dementia catheterization rate a ‘cause for concern’
Researchers from the UK have found that patients with dementia presenting in primary care with urinary incontinence are significantly more likely to receive pharmacologic treatment or be catheterized than other patients. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - September 13, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Pathologist experience critical for accurate Gleason score
Researchers from Hungary have found that concordance between the preoperative and postoperative staging of prostate cancer in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy increases with pathologist experience. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - September 9, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Overactive bladder leads to underactive patients
Researchers in the USA have shown that patients with overactive bladder experience significant impairment to their physical activity levels. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - September 4, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Novel metabolic imaging method enhances prostate cancer diagnosis
Metabolic imaging with hyperpolarized pyruvate is a noninvasive and well-tolerated method for visualizing prostate tumors, US scientists have shown. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - September 2, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Intermittent ADT has QoL advantage in advanced prostate cancer
Researchers say that intermittent androgen deprivation therapy may be preferable to conventional continuous treatment for some men with advanced prostate cancer. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - August 28, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

UI undertreatment ‘prevalent in care homes’
Researchers say that there may be a substantial proportion of residents in long-term care facilities with urinary incontinence due to overactive bladder who could benefit from antimuscarinic treatment. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - August 26, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Single-dose infection prophylaxis effective in urologic surgery
Researchers in Japan have shown that a single dose of antimicrobial prophylaxis prior to some urologic procedures results in low rates of perioperative infection. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - August 20, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Histologic prostatitis linked to sexual dysfunction in BPH
Researchers from China say that urologists must be more alert to the presence of histologic prostatitis in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia, after finding that it is significantly associated with the risk for sexual dysfunction. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - August 19, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Survival still poor in non-clear cell RCC despite targeted therapies
Even in the era of targeted therapy, most patients with non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma still have inferior survival compared with their clear-cell counterparts, despite outcomes being significantly improved, study findings indicate. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - August 14, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Transurethral electrosurgery smoke ‘poses hazard’
Researchers from South Korea say that more attention must be given to the risks of smoke exposure during transurethral electrosurgery, after finding that a variety of gases are produced, including some that are carcinogenic. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - August 12, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

TVT-O effective in long term
Transvaginal tension-free vaginal tape–obturator results in high long-term efficacy rates and sustained improvements in quality of life for women with stress urinary incontinence, show the results of the longest follow-up study of the procedure to date. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - August 12, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Primary care PSA testing falls after study results
Research from the Netherlands shows that primary care prostate-specific antigen-testing rates significantly fell following publication of the European Randomized Study for Prostate Cancer results. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - August 6, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Positioning injuries under recognized in robotic urologic surgery
Researchers are calling for greater attention to the risk for positioning injuries in robotic urologic surgery after finding that the rate could reach up to 40% for some procedures. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - August 5, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

IC/BPS work loss ‘needs attention’
Researchers say that more attention is needed to the detrimental impact of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome on women’s ability to work. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - August 1, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Cytoreductive nephrectomy for small RCC tumors questioned
Researchers have found that cytoreductive radiofrequency ablation plus sunitinib offers limited benefits over sunitinib alone in the treatment of small tumors in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - July 29, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Androgen deprivation therapy linked with renal damage
Men who receive androgen deprivation therapy upon diagnosis of prostate cancer face an increased risk for acute kidney injury, researchers warn. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - July 23, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Voiding diary aids urinary diagnosis
Researchers have found that a 3-day voiding diary can help physicians to distinguish patients with overactive bladder from those with bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - July 22, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Post-surgery soy offers no prostate cancer advantage
A US randomized trial of the effects of soy consumption after prostatectomy has ended early after investigators found no benefit in terms of prostate cancer recurrence. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - July 18, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Some mRCC patients miss out on molecular era benefits
Researchers report that certain subgroups of Japanese patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma fare no better since the introduction of molecular-targeted therapies than patients treated with cytokine-based immunotherapy alone. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - July 15, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Fusion biopsy boosts cancer detection in enlarged prostates
Researchers have shown that using magnetic resonance imaging to guide transrectal ultrasound prostate biopsy can increase cancer detection in men with enlarged prostates. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - July 9, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Slimming underwear gets one over urinary incontinence
Japanese researchers have found that weight loss underwear holds potential in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - July 8, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Young Black men least likely to undergo prostate cancer screening follow-up
Black men under the age of 65 years are significantly less likely to receive follow-up after an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test than White men, research shows. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - July 5, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Women with urinary tract cancers experience primary care delay
UK researchers have found that women with urinary tract cancers are less likely to receive a prompt diagnosis than men, which may be due to general practitioners misinterpreting their symptoms as benign. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - July 1, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Prostatectomy patients ‘should be spared bowel preparation’
Japanese research shows that patients with T1 or T2 prostate cancer who do not undergo mechanical bowel preparation prior to laparoscopic prostatectomy fair no worse than patients who do. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - July 1, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Antibiotic prophylaxis reduces post-catheter UTI risk
Antibiotic prophylaxis can help reduce the risk for urinary tract infection after the removal of a urinary catheter, suggest findings from the first meta-analysis of study results. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - June 26, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Sudden hearing loss raises ED alarm
Clinicans should be alert to the development of erectile dysfunction in patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss, say the authors of a population-based study from Taiwan. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - June 24, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Vegetable fat linked to lower prostate cancer mortality
Increased vegetable fat intake following diagnosis for prostate cancer is associated with a lower risk for lethal disease and mortality, report US researchers in JAMA Internal Medicine. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - June 17, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Early motherhood reduces kidney cancer risk
Data from Taiwan suggest that a younger age at first birth may be protective against kidney cancer in women. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - June 17, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Nerve stimulation shows long-term results for overactive bladder
The benefits of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation for overactive bladder are maintained over the long-term in responsive patients, say the authors of a 3-year study. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - June 12, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Transperineal prostate biopsy shows core–complication connection
Research shows that clinical complications after transperineal prostate biopsy are common, but rarely result in hospital admission. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - June 10, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Pyuria predicts poor outcome in NMIBC
Japanese research shows that pyuria at diagnosis is independently associated with disease recurrence and progression in patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - June 3, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Primary care physicians boost prostate cancer BMD monitoring
A US study has found that rates of bone mineral density testing in men with prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy are highest among those whose primary care physician is involved in their care. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - June 3, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Call for depression awareness in urge urinary incontinence
Both physical and drug therapy significantly reduce depressive symptoms in women with urge urinary incontinence, research shows. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - May 30, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

IMRT shows rapid uptake but fails to outperform CRT
Intensity-modulated radiotherapy is equivalent to conventional conformal radiotherapy in terms of morbidity and cancer control outcomes in the treatment of prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy, shows a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - May 27, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Back pain medication link to erectile dysfunction
Results of a large US study show that men who are prescribed opioids for back pain are significantly more likely to require medications for erectile dysfunction and testosterone depletion than those who have not taken the drugs. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - May 21, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Parkinson’s motor symptoms linked to overactive bladder
Japanese research shows that men with Parkinson’s disease are significantly more likely to experience symptoms of overactive bladder if they have finger taps or constipation. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - May 20, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

History of statin use lowers prostate cancer mortality
Research shows that men with prostate cancer have a significantly reduced risk for death if they took statins prior to their diagnosis. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - May 16, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

POP surgery benefits may be short-lived
Pelvic organ prolapse surgery is beneficial but around a third of women will experience relapse within 7 years of their operation, show extended results from the Colpopexy and Urinary Reduction Efforts trial. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - May 16, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Excess deaths among seminoma patients persist
US research shows that men diagnosed with stage I seminoma since the advent of contemporary radiotherapy have a significantly increased risk for all-cause mortality compared with the overall population, despite being unlikely to die from testicular cancer itself. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - May 13, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Active surveillance encouraged for very-low-risk prostate cancer in under 55s
A study of US servicemen shows that, despite being eligible for active surveillance, the overwhelming majority of young men diagnosed with very-low-risk prostate cancer opt for immediate treatment. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - May 6, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

‘Liquid biopsy’ continues to show promise in prostate cancer
Study results add further support to the use of circulating tumor cells as an effective prognostic marker in prostate cancer, and suggest that they could be used to monitor metastatic disease progression. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - May 2, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Organic pollutants increase nephropathy risk in diabetes
Individuals with diabetes may reduce their risk for developing nephropathy if they minimize their exposure to persistent organic pollutants, suggest researchers. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - April 29, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy effective for advanced renal masses
Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy is an effective treatment approach for individuals with renal cell carcinoma who have larger or more advanced renal masses, report researchers. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - April 29, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

New risk classification system proposed for prostate cancer
US researchers have put forward a risk stratification system for patients with intermediate-risk prostate cancer undergoing dose-escalated external-beam radiation therapy. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - April 29, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news