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Yesterday
Initial cytoreductive nephrectomy provides overall survival (OS) advantage in metastatic renal cell carcinoma compared with initial systemic therapy, a recent study reports.
3 days ago
Intraprostatic injections of 2-hydroxyflutamide depot formulations are safe and well tolerated and confer antitumour benefits in men with localized prostate cancer, a recent study has shown. In addition, higher doses and better dose distribution are recommended for better anticancer effects.
4 days ago
Robotic, as compared to open, inferior vena cava thrombectomy achieves more favourable perioperative results and similar oncologic outcomes for renal tumours with level I to II inferior vena cava tumour thrombus, suggests a recent study.
6 days ago
Aside from infertility, varicoceles may increase the risk of other diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and hyperlipidaemia, a recent study shows.
Tristan Manalac, 08 Dec 2017
In Asian patients with localized prostate cancer, high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy following an external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) achieves effective disease control while minimizing toxicity, a recent Singapore study has shown.
08 Dec 2017
Hypofractionated radiation therapy (RT) appears to be more effective than conventionally fractionated RT (CRT) at improving disease-free survival (DFS) in intermediate-risk prostate cancer (PC), a new study has shown.
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).
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.