Brief summaries of research results and other articles on the clinical characteristics, evaluation, and management of patients with hyponatremia.
Higher urine calcium excretion is not associated with a higher overall rate of cardiovascular events or mortality in outpatients with stable coronary heart disease, according to research published in the Dec. 15 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.
Although penile shortening of about 1 cm can occur at three months after a radical prostatectomy for the treatment of localized prostate cancer, recovery of penile length begins after 24 months and is complete after 48 months, according to a study published in the December issue of Urology.
Targeted biopsy of suspected prostate cancer lesions, identified using magnetic resonance-ultrasound fusion, increases prostate cancer detection and detects aggressive tumors that may be missed by conventional biopsy, according to a study published in the January issue of The Journal of Urology.
For chemotherapy-naive patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, abiraterone acetate correlates with improved radiographic progression-free survival, according to a study published online Dec. 10 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent approval for expanded use of the drug.
The FDA approved the use of Zytiga to treat late-stage castration-resistant prostate cancer before the administration of chemotherapy.
For men with urinary tract infection, longer duration of antibiotic treatment does not reduce recurrence; and treatment of preoperative bacteriuria has no clinical benefit, according to two studies published online Dec. 3 in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Contamination with multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii may persist even following terminal cleaning of hospital rooms, according to a study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
Savings on prescription drugs related to the Affordable Care Act have reached $5.1 billion, according to a Dec. 3 news release from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
For males aged 30 to 40 years, there is an association between chronic periodontitis and erectile dysfunction, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.