External beam radiotherapy (EBRT) is superior to radical prostatectomy (RP) in terms of 3-year sexual function scores in men with low-risk prostate cancer, according to a recent study. No such difference is seen in high-risk patients.
Recurrent acute uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) negatively affects quality of life (QOL), including physical and mental health status, in premenopausal women, according to a study. QOL may even be lower in UTI-infected women with comorbid chronic constipation or who consume caffeine.
Individuals taking antiparkinsonian drugs have developed ejaculatory dysfunction, which suggests a possible medication effect, in a case series of Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients with acquired premature ejaculation (PE).
A recent study has found that zinc and iron intake is not associated with the risk of kidney stones, copper intake may be associated with a higher risk in some individuals, while higher total manganese intake is associated with a reduced risk but not with traditional 24-hour urinary composite markers of stone risk.
Patients with dual negative tests (multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] and prostate cancer antigen 3 [PCA3] score) do not present with clinically significant prostate cancer on biopsy, suggesting that biopsy may not be needed in this group, a recent study has shown.
Parenchymal mass preservation and ischaemia characteristics affect functional recovery following partial nephrectomy, suggests a recent study. Moreover, comorbidities do not appear to be correlated with functional outcomes.
Asian prostate cancer patients may show a significant reduction in bone mineral density (BMD) 12 months after androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) with no difference between those on continuous combined androgen block (CAB) and those on gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist monotherapy, a new study shows.