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5 days ago
Laparoscopic anterior abdominal wall cervicopexy (LAWC) is a minimally invasive and simple procedure that appears to be safe and highly effective in the treatment of marked uterine prolapse without compromising fertility, according to a study.
Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 6 days ago

Combination therapy with ramucirumab and docetaxel offers a progression-free survival (PFS) advantage over docetaxel alone in patients with advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (UC), according to results of the phase III RANGE trial presented at the European Society of Medical Oncology  (ESMO) 2017 Congress held in Madrid, Spain. 

Christina Lau, 14 Sep 2017

Nivolumab plus ipilimumab significantly improves overall survival (OS) vs sunitinib in patients with intermediate- or poor-risk advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to results of the first-line CheckMate 214 study presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2017 Congress held in Madrid, Spain.

06 Sep 2017
Pomegranate juice and extract are safe but do not favourably influence outcomes in prostate cancer patients with biochemical recurrence, a study has shown. However, a subset of BCR patients with the manganese superoxide dismutase AA genotype appear to respond positively to the antioxidant effects of pomegranate.
05 Sep 2017
Small testicular masses do not appear to be rare in the infertile male population, with most of the masses exhibiting no significant growth with long-term evaluation and can be safely monitored with close follow-up, according to a study.
02 Sep 2017
There appears to be a substantial percentage of overactive bladder (OAB) patients who have sleep disturbance and fatigue, which are in turn associated with more severe urinary incontinence (UI)/OAB symptoms, worse health-related quality of life and poorer psychosocial health, a study has found.
31 Aug 2017
The predictors of increased use of discharge resources following radical cystectomy are older age, female gender, length of stay, comorbidities, incontinent diversion and body mass index (BMI), a recent study has found.
Special Reports
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

Professor Anthony Chi-Fai Ng, 30 Sep 2016

Doxazosin:

Experience-sharing interview with Professor Anthony Chi-Fai Ng

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.