The symptoms of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome are widespread among men in the United States, according to research published in the January issue of The Journal of Urology.
Most patients with localized prostate cancer know little about the out-of-pocket expenses of the different treatments, and would not have chosen a different treatment even if they had known the actual out-of-pocket expenses of their treatment, according to a study published in the December issue of Urology.
Although preoperative urodynamic studies frequently change clinical diagnoses, they rarely lead to changes in the surgical or global treatment plans for women with stress urinary incontinence, according to research published in the January issue of The Journal of Urology.
The House of Representatives settled on an 11th-hour agreement late Tuesday night that has averted the widespread tax increases and spending cuts that would have gone into effect Jan. 1. This agreement occurred 21 hours after the U.S. Senate did its part to steer the country clear of the so-called “fiscal cliff.”
For patients with lumbar spondylosis or spondylolisthesis of the lowest lumbar levels who undergo open anterior lumbar interbody fusion, use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 is associated with an increased rate of retrograde ejaculation, according to research published in the October issue of The Spine Journal.
The R.E.N.A.L. (radius, exophytic/endophytic, nearness to collecting system or sinus, anterior/posterior and location relative to polar lines) nephrometry scoring system predicts the efficacy of treatment and major complications that occur after percutaneous renal ablation for treatment of tumors, according to research published in the January issue of The Journal of Urology.
In a mouse model, androgen deprivation treatment of some high-grade but stable prostate cancers accelerates their progression to invasive disease, according to an experimental study published online Dec. 20 in Cancer Discovery.
For women who undergo fertility-sparing treatment for uterine cancer, subsequent use of fertility drugs is not associated with a higher incidence of cancer recurrence, according to research published in the January issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Initial genitourinary physical examinations are performed in less than a third of cases prior to requesting a urologic consultation, and this rate is affected by patient age and sex, according to research published in the December issue of Urology.
Most physicians use social media on at least a weekly basis, and report that it improves the quality of patient care they deliver, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research.