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In patients with renal cell carcinoma, mean platelet volume is a highly significant risk factor for recurrence and cancer-specific death, a recent study has found. This parameter enhances the accuracy of the Leibovich prognosis score to better predict long-term outcomes in localized renal cell carcinoma cases following curative surgical resection.
2 days ago
A measly 0.09 percent or one in 1,111 urological surgery patients are affected by postoperative opioid dependence or overdose, according to a recent study. The risk factors for opioid dependence or overdose include younger age, inpatient surgery and increasing hospitalization duration, baseline depression, tobacco use and chronic pulmonary disease, as well as insurance provider, including Medicaid, Medicare (age <65 years) and noninsured status.
4 days ago
The 5-year survival rates for human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers vary greatly according to age and race, with Caucasians and younger patients tending to have better survival, according to a recent US study.
4 days ago
A recent study reveals a 3.9-percent prevalence of renal damage among patients enrolled early with congenital solitary functioning kidney with a prenatal diagnosis, excluding those with neonatal onset of renal damage. Furthermore, the major predictor among congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract is congenital solitary functioning kidney.
09 Nov 2017
Treatment with fesoterodine shows efficacy in patients with nocturnal urgency secondary to overactive bladder syndrome and low nocturnal bladder capacity with a mismatch between nocturnal urine production and bladder capacity, reports a recent study.
06 Nov 2017
Nutritional optimization before surgery is associated with shorter length of hospital stay following cystectomy, a recent study has found. However, diminishing returns occur for preoperative serum albumin levels above a threshold of 4 gm/dl.
05 Nov 2017
Perioperative infection following nephrectomy appears to improve cancer-specific survival in patients with T2 (≥7 cm) renal cell carcinoma, according to a recent study.
Special Reports
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.
Dr Jaime Songco, 31 Oct 2017

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition defined as the persistent inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance.1 It is one of the most common complaints in men’s sexual medicine, affecting both physical and psychosocial health and having a significant impact on the patient and partner’s quality of life.1 Moreover, ED is commonly associated with other comorbid conditions, including hypertension, dyslipidaemia and diabetes mellitus.1

Evaluation of ED should include a detailed medical and sexual history of the patient. 1 A discussion of the patient and partner’s preference and treatment goals is essential to better tailor treatment and improve patient satisfaction and adherence to treatment.2 Lifestyle modification and management of risk factors should precede pharmacotherapy, while first-line treatment with oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5i) is well established for the management of patients with ED.1

28 Sep 2017

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is characterized by an enlargement of the prostate gland that can lead to compression of the urethra.1 Patients often experience lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), which are typically classified as either voiding or storage symptoms.1

Over 60% of men will experience any LUTS.2  Although Asian men typically have smaller prostates compared with Western men, Asians experience similar or higher rates of LUTS that can impact sexual function and quality of life (QoL).1,3

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
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.