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Jairia Dela Cruz, 11 hours ago
The aminoglycoside plazomicin has demonstrated noninferiority to meropenem, a broad-spectrum carbapenem antibiotic, for treating complicated urinary tract infection (UTI) and acute pyelonephritis, with the former yielding greater microbiologic eradication as reflected by lower incidences of recurrence and relapse, according to data from the phase III EPIC* trial.
Jairia Dela Cruz, Yesterday
Use of mirabegron in the treatment of men with overactive bladder (OAB) appears to effectively alleviate urgency and storage symptoms, but not reduce the frequency of micturition episodes, according to data from the MIRACLE study.
Yesterday
Parkinson’s disease appears to increase the risk of sexual dysfunction in males but not in females, a recent meta-analysis has found.
2 days ago
Intravesical gentamicin treatment leads to fewer urinary tract infection (UTI) episodes and reduced degree of antimicrobial resistance, reports a recent study.
3 days ago
Radiotherapy in parallel with panitumumab use following induction chemotherapy and pelvic lymph node dissection appears to be well tolerated and is noninferior to the historical profile of concurrent radiotherapy and cisplatin, a study has shown.
3 days ago
Perioperative intake of an oral nutrition supplement may lead to a lower prevalence of sarcopaenia and fewer and less severe complications and readmissions among patients who undergo radical cystectomy, reports a study.
4 days ago
At the Eisai-sponsored tea symposium during the 27th Malaysian Urological Conference at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, Professor Osamu Yokoyama highlighted the advantages of silodosin (Urief®, Eisai Inc.) in relieving lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostate hyperplasia.
Special Reports
15 Mar 2019
At the Eisai-sponsored tea symposium during the 27th Malaysian Urological Conference at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, Professor Osamu Yokoyama highlighted the advantages of silodosin (Urief®, Eisai Inc.) in relieving lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostate hyperplasia.
Dr. Joe Lee, 12 Apr 2018

A 70-year-old male with a history of diabetes, hyperlipidaemia and hypertension managed with atenolol presented to his family physician with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). He was prescribed terazosin. Over the course of a year he noticed worsening erectile dysfunction (ED) with difficulty maintaining a hard erection until orgasm.

02 Nov 2017
Nocturia is the most prevalent of the lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and can cause a significant negative impact on an individual’s quality of life if left untreated.1,2 In a meeting held at University Malaya Medical Centre, Associate Professor Dr Ong Teng Aik shared his insights on the management of nocturia.
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).
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, 06 Mar 2019

The future of poly(adenosine diphosphate–ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors in the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) is promising in light of encouraging results from recent clinical studies.

Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 04 Mar 2019

Since the approval of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) as standard of care in the second-line setting for metastatic urothelial carcinoma, new approaches on how clinicians manage this condition are emerging.

Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 22 Feb 2019

Studies have demonstrated that robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) is as effective and has a cost advantage compared with open cystectomy for the management of urologic cancers.

Jackey Suen, 30 Jan 2019

Recent research has revealed various potential biomarkers for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), but several challenges remain in fully utilizing them in clinical practice.

Audrey Abella, 11 May 2018
Nanotechnology structured water was similarly effective as tadalafil in improving erectile function, suggesting that it could be a potential treatment option for erectile dysfunction (ED), according to a study presented at EAU held in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Audrey Abella, 30 Apr 2018
The selective β3-adrenoreceptor (AR) agonist vibegron showed superior efficacy over placebo for overactive bladder (OAB) treatment and was generally well-tolerated, according to a Japanese study presented at EAU 2018.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 23 Apr 2018

Targeted antibiotic prophylaxis – after a rectal swab to identify specific intestinal flora – does not appear to significantly impact the risk of urinary sepsis following a transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy, according to a recent study.