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Computed tomography

PET Using A Gallium-Labeled Prostate-Specific Membrane

Treatment of patients with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer is by disease location and extent. Major guidelines recommend computed tomography (CT); magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); and/or bone scintigraphy at biochemical recurrence. However, these guidelines acknowledge limited sensitivity at low prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. Novel positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracers; promise to overcome this limitation, most recently…

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mRNA expression: Survival In Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer (BC) is a common malignancy, with an estimated 429,800 new cases and 165,100 deaths in 2012; worldwide. Urothelial carcinoma is the most common type of BC; it is stratified to non-muscular invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) and muscular invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). Patients with MIBC have a high risk of disease progression and metastasis…

Urinary tract infections

Enterobacteriaceae In Community-Acquired Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections represent a severe public health problem; with a global burden of about 150 million infected people worldwide. They are one of the most common bacterial community-acquired infections and the most frequent health care infection. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur anywhere in the urinary system and are usually due to bacteria from the digestive…

Vulvovaginal Atrophy

Early Treatment Of Vulvovaginal Atrophy

Treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) in postmenopausal women should start as early as possible and continue as long as required, researchers say. It is important that they encourage women to report their VVA symptoms early to their healthcare professionals. This must not regarded by the healthcare profession, society and the media as a taboo subject.…

Surgery For Prostate Cancer

Surgery For Prostate Cancer During The Upcoming Legislative Break

Prostate cancer is the development of cancer in the prostate; a gland in the male reproductive system. Most prostate cancers are slow growing; however, some grow relatively quickly. The cancer cells may spread from the prostate to other areas of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes. It may initially cause no symptoms. In later stages; it can lead to…

Bladder cancer

Early Menopause Raises Bladder Cancer Risk

Early menopause increases the risk of bladder cancer for smokers this was the finding of an interdisciplinary research group; led by urologist Mohammad Abufaraj from MedUni Vienna’s Department of Urology and Division of Epidemiology and other international university hospitals; using data from 230,000 participants in the longitudinal Nurses’ Health Studies I and II. The incidence…

Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Metastatic Prostate Cancer: May Have Its Own Biomarker

Prostate cancer is the development of cancer in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Most prostate cancers are slow growing; however, some grow relatively quickly. The cancer cells may spread from the prostate to other areas of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes. It may initially cause no symptoms. In later stages, it can lead to…

Sperm Damage

Sperm Damage: Don't Neglect Man

New evidence suggests that oxidative stress and DNA damage in sperm may contribute to repeated; miscarriages in female partners; according to a small study presented here at ENDO 2019; The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting. A strong understanding of female factors that can contribute to recurrent pregnancy loss exists, but researchers know far less about malefactors…

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Men With Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also called prostate enlargement; is a noncancerous increase in the size of the prostate. Symptoms may include frequent urination, trouble starting to urinate, weak stream, inability to urinate, or loss of bladder control. Complications can include urinary tract infections, bladder stones, and chronic kidney problems. The cause is unclear. Risk factors include family…

Prostatectomy

After Prostatectomy A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Men who score high for the personality trait of neuroticism tend to have worse recovery and suffer from more adverse; events following radical prostatectomy than men with more with a more serene outlook on life; investigators reported here at the European Association of Urology (EAU) 2019 Congress. Neuroticism was by using the validated Eysenck Personality…

Urinary tract carcinomas

Atezolizumab: Safe in Advanced Urothelial Cancer

The immune checkpoint inhibitor atezolizumab (Tecentriq, Genentech) is a safe; late-line treatment for patients with advanced urinary tract carcinomas who have significant comorbidities and whose therapeutic options are limited. However, efficacy is a little less clear. These were the conclusions from the postmarketing single-arm phase 3b SAUL trial; presented here in a late-breaking news session at…

Diabetes

Testosterone Prevents Progression To Diabetes In Hypogonadal Men

Men with hypogonadism, also known as testosterone deficiency; are at increased risk for developing insulin resistance (IR) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). Although the relationship between testosterone levels and T2D may by intra-abdominal (visceral) fat, other data suggest that testosterone deficiency is associated with T2D independently of BMI; waist circumference (a surrogate of visceral…