In a clinical practical setting, it is feasible to conduct a combined whole body and dedicated prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which can provide incremental information compared to standard imaging in men with suspected prostate cancer recurrence after radical prostatectomy, reports a study.
Obesity is associated with greater risk for unfavourable pathological features in men with low risk prostate cancer who are eligible for active surveillance, according to a study. Obese men are likely to have transition zone cancer, which is related to unfavourable pathology findings in those with very low risk prostate cancer.
The intravesical installation of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) and mitomycin C (MMC) is a safe and effective approach to nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) following transurethral resection (TUR), a new systematic review shows.
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).
The use of spot urine appears to be unhelpful in estimating 24-hour urinary sodium excretion at the individual level due to its poor performance with regard to misclassification, according to a recent study.
There is no significant association between urine calcium and bone mineral density in a large cohort of calcium kidney stone formers, unlike in previous small cross-sectional studies, but there is a significant inverse relationship in oestrogen-untreated kidney stone formers only.
In patients with nocturnal urgency secondary to overactive bladder (OAB) and low nocturnal bladder capacity, a mismatch between nocturnal urine production and bladder capacity may predict response to treatment with fesoterodine, according to a study. Symptom improvement appears to be mediated by increases in typical rather than maximum nocturnal voided volumes and be associated with improved quality of life.
During the Pharmacy Academy: The Pharmacist’s Role in Improving Patient Care held in Kuala Lumpur on the 8th of August, 2014, various expert speakers presented practical information and gave useful tips that pharmacists can use for their role in patient care.
Use of tadalafil daily may lead to increased lean mass content in nonobese men, with the increase potentially linked to improved insulin secretion, estradiol reduction and enhanced endothelial function in vivo.