Urology

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Men with nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) who have rapidly rising levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) see radiographic progression of their malignancy even without meeting the criteria set by the Prostate Cancer Working Group 2 (PCWG2), a recent study has shown.
3 days ago
Mirabegron is an effective adjuvant treatment in children with refractory neurogenic bladder, increasing their bladder capacity and helping them achieve continence, a recent study has found.
5 days ago
Commercial antioxidants, such as L‐carnitine and acetyl‐L‐carnitine, increase the quality of sperm in infertile men with high levels of reactive oxidative species at baseline, as shown in a study.
24 Nov 2020
Having a child who undergoes repetitive urological surgeries leads to heightened parental anxiety, a recent study has found. Having an immediate family member who underwent the same surgery is a strong risk factor for parental anxiety.
22 Nov 2020
People who drink alcohol at a high frequency are more likely to develop albuminuria due to their salt intake, a recent study has found. Dietary salt restrictions of these people may have a renoprotective effect.
18 Nov 2020
High genomic score, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) kinetics, and PSA density ≥0.15 are predictive of biopsy reclassification within 3 years of commencing active surveillance, according to a study. Moreover, the association of PSA kinetics and PSA density ≥0.15 with reclassification persists at 5 years following diagnosis.
Audrey Abella, 18 Nov 2020
The investigational combination drug comprising the fourth-generation cephalosporin cefepime and the novel, potent extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) inhibitor enmetazobactam (FPE) demonstrated superiority to the piperacillin-tazobactam (PTZ) regimen in patients with complicated* urinary tract infection/acute pyelonephritis (cUTI/AP) caused by ESBL-producing Enterobacterales, according to the results of the ALLIUM trial.
Special Reports
26 Nov 2019
The incidence of prostate cancer (PC) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) typically increases with age; therefore, the choice of treatment for PC should take into account a patient’s underlying cardiovascular conditions. In this interview, Professor Laurence Klotz shared his take on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) options for patients with prostate cancer who are at-risk of CV events.
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.
Conference Reports
Audrey Abella, 18 Nov 2020
The investigational combination drug comprising the fourth-generation cephalosporin cefepime and the novel, potent extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) inhibitor enmetazobactam (FPE) demonstrated superiority to the piperacillin-tazobactam (PTZ) regimen in patients with complicated* urinary tract infection/acute pyelonephritis (cUTI/AP) caused by ESBL-producing Enterobacterales, according to the results of the ALLIUM trial.
Pearl Toh, 16 Nov 2020
The oral prodrug tebipenem pivoxil hydrobromide (TBP-PI-HBr) was as effective as intravenous ertapenem in clearing infection and achieving clinical cure in adult patients hospitalized with complicated urinary tract infection (cUTI) and acute pyelonephritis (AP), shows a head-to-head comparison study, ADAPT-PO.
Audrey Abella, 11 Nov 2020
The SURE*-1 trial demonstrated the potential of a novel, broad-spectrum penem antibiotic – sulopenem etzadroxil/probenecid – for women with uncomplicated urinary tract infection (uUTI).
Audrey Abella, 23 Mar 2020
The addition of the potent triple angiokinase inhibitor nintedanib to a standard chemotherapeutic regimen consisting of gemcitabine and cisplatin generated survival benefit in patients with locally advanced muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC), according to the results of the NEO-BLADE* trial presented at ASCO GU 2020. However, the study failed to demonstrate improvement in the primary endpoint of pathologic complete response (CR).
Elaine Soliven, 14 Mar 2020
The use of sipuleucel-T significantly prolongs overall survival (OS) in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), regardless of treatment setting, based on real-world data presented at ASCO GU 2020.
Pearl Toh, 09 Mar 2020
A combination therapy of enfortumab vedotin and pembrolizumab shows promising activity, with rapid and durable responses in the first-line setting for patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) ineligible to receive cisplatin, according to updates from the EV-103* study presented at GUCS 2020.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 05 Mar 2020

Patients with previously treated advanced or metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) appear to derive greater overall survival (OS) benefit with nivolumab compared with everolimus, according to final results of the phase III CheckMate 025* trial presented at ASCO GU 2020.