There appears to be an association between low muscle mass and increased risks of recurrence and mortality in patients who undergo radical prostatectomy of prostate cancer regardless of the body mass index (BMI), suggests a recent study.
Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy offers superior outcomes over the laparoscopic technique for patients who underwent previous bladder outlet surgery of benign prostatic hyperplasia, according to a systematic review and pooled analysis of comparative studies.
Lower fertility-related quality of life (QOL) and depression show a robust association with erectile dysfunction in men of couples with unexplained infertility, but neither of these is associated with spermatogenesis or testosterone levels, according to a study.
Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among patients with kidney stone is worse in those who are young and female than those who are older and male, according to a recent study. Non-Caucasian patients also have a lower HRQoL.
A diagnosis of bladder cancer does not lead to higher rates of smoking cessation as compared to propensity-matched noncancer controls, a study has shown. This low quit rate suggests that better efforts are necessary to use this teachable moment in patients with bladder cancer.
On 8 August, the first town hall held by the Ministry of Health (MOH) with members of the pharmacy profession took place in Putrajaya. Over 500 pharmacists from across the country and from different areas of practice—community and hospital, public and private, academy and industry—converged to fill the auditorium for the chance to engage in direct dialogue with MOH.
Early administration of recombinant human B-type natriuretic peptide (rhBNP) can lower the incidence of reperfusion injury for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who are receiving percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) treatment, according to a China study.
Intraoperative methylprednisolone does not appear to significantly prevent the incidence of death, cardiac arrest and other injuries in neonates undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass, according to a recent study.