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Testosterone Levels Varied With Environmental Changes Among Bangladeshi Men

Men's testosterone levels are largely determined by their environment during childhood, a study has found.

The researchers from Durham University suggest that men who grow up in more challenging conditions where there are lots of infectious diseases, for example, are likely to have lower testosterone levels in later life than those who spend their childhood in healthier environments.

The study, published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, challenges the theory that testosterone levels are controlled by genetics or race.

Evaluate The Vascular Anatomy Of The Spermatic Cord

A study examines the detailed vascular anatomy of the spermatic cord during subinguinal microscopic varicocelectomy and to assess the outcome of the cases about varicocele recurrence and hydrocele formation. Varicocele is found in ∼15% of the general male population. The European Association of Urology recommends varicocele repair for adults with clinical varicocele with infertility or abnormal semen quality and adolescents with progressive failure of testicular development.

Prostate Cancer: High Risks Identified with a Better Method

To catch prostate cancer at earlier stages, when it's more easily treated, many institutions do community outreach and education sessions to explain why cancer screenings can be life-saving. In order to have the highest impact, however, institutions must select where to focus their efforts.

Prostate cancer is most common among African American men and can be more aggressive in African American and men in a low socioeconomic bracket. Therefore, many institutions base their outreach on these two demographic factors. However, work recently published in the journal Preventive Medicine shows that this may not be the best approach and offers another method for identifying areas with the highest prostate cancer burden.

Children with Neurogenic Bladder Requires Urine Culture

According to a new research, scientists explain that in children with neurogenic bladders who require clean intermittent catheterization (CIC), Enterococcus bacteria may grow in urine culture without pyuria (pus in the urine typically from bacterial infection) or positive leukocyte esterase

Urological Needs in India Addressed

Aseem R. Shukla, MD, a pediatric urologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), along with several of his colleagues from around the world, have created an innovative program to help address urological needs in India.

The team is specifically addressing bladder exstrophy (BE), a complex, rare disorder that occurs during fetal development when the bladder does not form completely and drains onto the surface of the abdomen. If untreated, the disease raises the risk of serious infections and cancer, along with psychosocial complications.

Dornier’s New Laser Innovation

Dornier MedTech®, a global medical device company, introduced their latest innovation in laser lithotripsy. Known as the Dornier GentleFlex®, this is a specially-designed ball tip fiber. The Dornier GentleFlex® smooths the passage of the laser fiber through a deflected scope. The Dornier GentleFlex® was revealed at the Annual Congress of the German Society for Urology, held from September 28 to October 1 2016, in Leipzig, Germany.