Top Medical News
6 days ago
Compared with subcapsular orchiectomy, 24-week depot triptorelin injections significantly reduce testosterone levels, according to a Danish study.
7 days ago
Children with lower urinary tract (LUT) dysfunction and elevated body mass index (BMI) are highly likely to experience treatment failure, a recent study suggests.
11 days ago
Fine needle aspiration with core needle biopsy is associated with improved diagnostic yield when sampling renal masses compared with fine needle aspiration alone, according to a study. However, it has subtyping potential comparable to that of core needle biopsy only.
11 days ago
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 1 - 15 May 2017 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.
13 days ago
It appears that dutasteride does not elevate the risk of cardiovascular (CV) events in relation to finasteride, suggest the results of a recent population-based cohort study.
14 days ago
Women with stress urinary incontinence show encouraging long-term responses to pulsed magnetic stimulation, making it an attractive alternative for patients who do not want to undergo surgery, according to a recent study.
14 days ago
Use of tadalafil as an add-on therapy appears to be effective in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (LUTS/BPH) resistant to the α1-adrenoceptor blocker silodosin, a study has found.
Special Reports
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

Professor Anthony Chi-Fai Ng, 30 Sep 2016

Doxazosin:

Experience-sharing interview with Professor Anthony Chi-Fai Ng

Professor Steven A Kaplan, 08 Aug 2016
Recently, at a Pfizer-sponsored continuing medical education event, Dr Steven Kaplan updated Malaysian healthcare professionals on some of the recent clinical advances in the management of male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).
Professor John Mulhall, 06 Aug 2016
In the practice of sexual medicine, the goal of the treating physician is to help the patient (or the couple) return to satisfactory sexual relations. Healthy sexual activity is important, and many, including the elderly population, report of regular sexual activity.1,2 Erectile dysfunction is an important aspect of sexual health that often goes undetected. Crucial barriers to ED discussion in the clinic are patients’ embarrassment or reluctance to discuss the condition and the lack of knowledge or training on the physicians’ side.3
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, 24 Feb 2017

Research on the role of circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) gains momentum, as a new study finds ctDNA assessment promising in the monitoring and prognosis of mCRPC and in identifying new therapeutic targets for the disease.

Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 22 Feb 2017

A recent study presented at the ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium 2017 held in Orlando, Florida, US showed that antibiotic use in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) may dampen the efficacy of PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors.

Christina Lau, 21 Feb 2017

Patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) may be able to reduce treatment cost by taking low-dose abiraterone acetate with a low-fat breakfast as a study shows noninferiority of the regimen compared with standard dosing on an empty stomach.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 03 Aug 2016

A combination of chemotherapy and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is recommended for men with extensive hormone-sensitive prostate cancer, according to a presentation at the 14th Urological Association of Asia (UAA) Congress 2016 held in Singapore. 

Pearl Toh, 03 Aug 2016
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in hypogonadal men was associated with a lower cardiovascular (CV) risk, according to a presentation at the recent Urological Association of Asia Annual Congress (UAA 2016) held in Singapore, allaying concerns about the safety of TRT amidst controversial findings from previous studies.
Elvira Manzano, 03 Aug 2016
Family physicians or GPs, as referred to in many Asian countries, are well positioned to diagnose and treat uncomplicated benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), according to a leading urologist. Careful selection of patients is nonetheless crucial when starting therapy.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 02 Aug 2016
The best approach to management of genital infections, including acute bacterial prostatitis (ABP) and epididymitis, is to tailor therapy according to drug resistance patterns in patients, according to an expert who presented the UAA/AAUS* guidelines for genitourinary tract infection at the 14th Urological Association of Asia (UAA) Congress 2016 in Singapore.