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Treatment with alphalitic and Odyliresin has significantly improved clinical parameters and uroflowmetry, and has substantially reduced adenoma volume and postvoid residual volume, in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia-related lower urinary tract symptoms at 12 months, according to a recent study.
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Use of axitinib in the neoadjuvant setting appears to result in weight loss, with notable reductions in skeletal muscle and subcutaneous adipose tissue in patients with localized renal cell carcinoma, a recent study has shown.
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Physiotherapy and behaviour therapy appear to be effective interventions in females with overactive bladder syndrome, with those who have had no previous exposure to the treatments benefitting from post-therapy effects, a recent study has shown.
Tristan Manalac, 10 Oct 2017
Despite being common, less than half of Singaporean women have sought medical attention for urinary incontinence for fear of surgery, embarrassment and other misconceptions, a new study from Singapore has found
Audrey Abella, 09 Oct 2017
Combining androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) with dose-escalated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) without elective pelvic nodal irradiation resulted in improved biochemical failure-free survival (BCFFS) and disease-free survival (DFS) in high-risk localized prostate cancer, according to a study.
Audrey Abella, 05 Oct 2017
The administration of the antimuscarinic drug solifenacin decreased urination urgency and nocturia regardless of timing of intake, improving sleep disruption in patients with overactive bladder (OAB), according to a new study.
03 Oct 2017
Use of alpha blockers, including silodosin, tamsulosin and alfuzosin, in the treatment of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia is safe and effective in terms of improving lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and quality of life (QoL), according to a study.
Special Reports
28 Sep 2017

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is characterized by an enlargement of the prostate gland that can lead to compression of the urethra.1 Patients often experience lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), which are typically classified as either voiding or storage symptoms.1

Over 60% of men will experience any LUTS.2  Although Asian men typically have smaller prostates compared with Western men, Asians experience similar or higher rates of LUTS that can impact sexual function and quality of life (QoL).1,3

Professor Zulkifli Md. Zainuddin, 21 Aug 2017
Experience-sharing interview: Managing a case of urinary incontinence
15 Jun 2017
At a recent morning tea symposium held in conjunction with the Malaysian Urological Conference 2016, Dr Marie Carmela Lapitan discussed about the benefits of combination therapy with alpha-blockers and 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors (5-ARIs) for the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Prof Choosak Pripatnanont, 23 Feb 2017
Experience-sharing interview: Managing a complicated case of lower urinary tract symptoms
Dr Colin Teo, 10 Dec 2016

Tolterodine: Experience-sharing interview with Dr Colin Teo

Roshini Claire Anthony, 25 Apr 2016

Elderly patients on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) as part of prostate cancer treatment may be at an increased risk of depression, a recent study states.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 24 Mar 2016

Salvage radical prostatectomy (SRP) after radiation produces good long-term survival rates in men with prostate adenocarcinoma, according to a recent study.

Conference Reports
Jackey Suen, 21 Aug 2017

Implementing enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is easy and intuitive and confers better patient outcomes in radical cystectomy, experience from a Singaporean hospital has shown.

Jackey Suen, 18 Aug 2017

Prostate cancer care in Asia is about to enter the era of genomics as related research in the region is currently in full swing.

Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 17 Aug 2017

Detection of circulating tumour cells (CTCs), circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) and microRNA (miRNA) using blood samples (liquid biopsy) instead of cancer tissue proved useful in detecting progression and predicting prognosis of patients with bladder cancer, according to data presented at the recent 15th Urological Association of Asia Congress (UAA 2017) held in Hong Kong. 

Christina Lau, 15 Aug 2017

Urology research in Asia has seen a slight decrease in the last 10 years, with heterogeneity in regulations and healthcare systems and the lack of research platforms hindering the implementation of region-wide clinical trials.

Elaine Tan, 14 Aug 2017

Complicated and uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) in adults and children should be managed by identifying and treating predisposing or underlying risk factors, with antimicrobial treatment, if needed, based on urine culture results and regional antibiotic resistance patterns, according to new guidelines of the Urological Association of Asia (UAA) and Asian Association of UTI and STD (AAUS).

Elaine Tan, 11 Aug 2017

Prostate biopsy using the multiparametric MRI/ultrasound fusion-guided (mpMRI/US) technique improves prostate cancer diagnosis and reduces the detection of clinically insignificant cancers, according to data presented the 15th Urological Association of Asia Congress (UAA 2017) held recently in Hong Kong.

Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 11 Aug 2017

Infectious complications of prostate biopsy can be prevented by adopting the transperineal approach rather than the transrectal approach, and by pre-biopsy rectal disinfection and meticulous equipment preparation, according to data presented at the 15th Urological Association of Asia Congress held in Hong Kong.