Delays in radical prostatectomy due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic does not result in adverse pathology, upgrading, nodal metastasis, or use of postsurgery secondary treatments, according to a recent study.
Tobacco smoking exposure appears to result in lower neoadjuvant chemotherapy response rates as well as higher overall and cancer-specific mortality, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis. Smoking status is also associated with bladder cancer recurrence after radical cystectomy.
The placement of an absorbable perirectal hydrogel spacer (HS) led to prostate-rectum separation with less rectal irradiation, fewer rectal toxicities, and better bowel-related quality of life (QoL) in men undergoing radiotherapy (RT) for prostate cancer (PCa), a meta-analysis has shown.
A novel hand-powered spinning device, which employs the principles of centrifugal force and a fidget spinner toy, can perform on-site detection of urinary tract infection (UTI) in about 50 minutes and may prove useful in low-resource settings, as reported in a study.
Treatment with vibegron 75 mg once daily effectively lowers micturitions, urgency episodes, and urge incontinence and increases the volume per micturition in patients with symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB), results of an international phase III study have shown. It is also safe and well tolerated.
Sacral neuromodulation (SNM) was not as cost-effective as serial intradetrusor injections of onabotulinumtoxinA (BTX) for the treatment of refractory urgency urinary incontinence (UUI), the ROSETTA* trial has shown.
The addition of enzalutamide to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) improved overall survival (OS) in men with nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC), demonstrated the phase III PROSPER* trial.
Robot-assisted radical cystectomy with intracorporeal urinary diversion comes with lower perioperative blood loss and a shorter recovery period than open cystectomy, according to a recent Singapore study.
Diabetes is a key risk factor for heart failure (HF), which is the leading cause of hospitalization in patients with or without diabetes. SGLT-2* inhibitors (SGLT-2is) have been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization for HF (HHF) regardless of the presence or absence of diabetes.
The substitution of isoleucine to leucine at amino acid 97 (I97L) in the core region of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) seems to reduce its potency, decreasing the efficiency of both infection and the synthesis of the virus’ covalently closed circular (ccc) DNA, reports a new study presented at The Liver Meeting Digital Experience by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD 2020).