About half of medical students with no experience with robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery can learn basic skills within two sessions using a simulator, according to a study published in the March issue of Urology.
The cell-cycle progression (CCP) gene panel is useful to improve the risk stratification for men with even low-risk, clinically localized prostate cancer, according to research published online March 4 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
For patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) treated with radical nephroureterectomy (RNU), the impact of smoking is gender specific, with worse outcomes for females than for males, according to a study published online March 6 in BJU International.
For African-Americans, who are at elevated prostate cancer risk, baldness at age 30 correlates with prostate cancer, with frontal baldness linked to increased odds of high-stage and high-grade disease, according to a study published online March 26 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
Lynch syndrome carriers have about a two-fold increased risk of prostate cancer, according to a study published online March 25 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Monogamous heterosexual couples where one partner is infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) are at very low risk of transmitting the virus to the uninfected partner, according to a study in the March issue of Hepatology.
Although no obvious relationship between organic diet during pregnancy and hypospadias has been found, frequent consumption of non-organic high-fat dairy products during pregnancy might be associated with increased odds of hypospadias, according to research published in the March issue of Urology.
The incidence of sexually transmitted molluscum contagiosum virus (STMC) may be linked to hair removal in the genital area, according to a letter published online March 18 in Sexually Transmitted Infections.
Although the first description of a rapidly progressive nephropathy associated with the consumption of aristolochic acid (AA) found in Chinese herbs was first reported 20 years ago, AA-induced nephropathy remains a worldwide health concern due to the lack of regulation on herbal medication and the easy availability of such medications online, according to a review published in the March 19 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Since 1990, contraceptive prevalence has increased worldwide and the unmet need for family planning has decreased, but the absolute number of women with a demand for contraception is likely to increase by 2015, according to a study published online March 12 in The Lancet.