Targeted antibiotic prophylaxis – after a rectal swab to identify specific intestinal flora – does not appear to significantly impact the risk of urinary sepsis following a transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy, according to a recent study.
The investigational oral synthetic androgen dimethandrolone undecanoate (DMAU) suppresses serum testosterone levels to near castrate levels and appears safe when taken once daily for a month, showing potential as a male contraceptive pill, according to a study.
The diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging facilitates rapid imaging of acute inflammatory or multifocal lesions in the renal parenchyma in children with acute pyelonephritis, demonstrating a higher sensitivity compared with 99mTc-dimercaptosuccinic acid static renal scintigraphy, a study has found.
MRI, with or without targeted biopsy, detects more clinically significant prostate cancer and less clinically insignificant prostate cancer than the standard transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS)-guided approach, enabling more than one-quarter of patients to safely avoid a biopsy altogether.
Men with nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) have similar health-related quality of life (HRQoL) with apalutamide given on top of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) vs ADT alone, according to new data from the SPARTAN (Prostate Androgen Receptor Targeting with ARN-509) trial presented at the European Association of Urology (EAU) 2018 Congress.
Early treatment is recommended for women with genitourinary symptoms of menopause (GSM) or vulvovaginal atrophy, says an expert who presented at the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists World Congress 2018 held in Singapore.
Patients with urologic cancers are more likely to attempt suicide, highlighting the need for increased psychiatric intervention for these patients at an earlier stage, according to findings presented at the European Association of Urology (EAU) 2018 Congress.
Contrary to previous reports, cyclists do not appear to have worse sexual or urinary functions than noncyclists, but they are more prone to urethral stricture, a recent study has found. Furthermore, increasing the time standing while cycling and adjusting the handlebar height above or even with the saddle are associated with lower odds of genital sores and numbness.
The noninvasive approach appears to be more favourable than surgery for the management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI), according to an expert who presented at the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists World Congress 2018 held in Singapore.
Metronomic cyclophosphamide is modestly effective, and may be a safe and non-expensive treatment alternative in hormone-naïve patients with non-metastatic biochemical recurrent prostate cancer, as stated in a prospective single-arm open-label phase II study.