Dual therapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors does not appear to prolong overall survival as compared with sunitinib alone for advanced renal cell carcinoma patients with favourable risk, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
There seems to be an increasing trend in the diagnosis rate of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), accompanied by a gradual rise in medical treatment and decline in surgical interventions, a new South Korea study has shown.
A recent study suggests the utilization of urine colour alone and the combination of urine colour (UC) with void number as a simple field-measure to identify underhydration in adults and children based on elevated urine osmolality (UOsm).
In prostate cancer (PC) patients undergoing hormone therapy, the development of lifestyle-related disorders, particularly diabetes mellitus (DM), predicts an earlier progression to castration-resistant PC (CRPC) and poor prognosis, a recent study has found.
Thulium (ThuLEP) compared with holmium (HoLEP) laser enucleation of prostate yields faster symptom improvement and better safety outcomes in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a recent meta-analysis has found.
Water vapour thermal therapy, a minimally invasive treatment, significantly alleviates moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia, a study has shown. It also provides flow rate improvements through 5 years, with low surgical retreatment rates and without affecting sexual function.
Men receiving hormone therapy for prostate cancer usually report arterial vascular events, according to a retrospective analysis of a pharmacovigilance database. Moreover, use of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists results in fewer overall cardiovascular (CV) and arterial vascular events compared with GnRH agonists.
Men suffering from refractory chronic scrotal content pain may benefit from a series of spermatic cord blocks, which is safe and minimally invasive, suggests a study. Response to cord block series appears independent of symptom duration, perceived aetiology, or prior medical and surgical treatments.