Astellas and Medivation announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new indication for Xtandi (enzalutamide) capsules for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).
Vasalgel, the first male contraceptive injection, is anticipated to enter its first clinical trial beginning in 2015, according to the Parsemus Foundation.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has allowed marketing of the NephroCheck test, a first-of-a-kind laboratory test to assist in determining if some critically ill hospitalized patients are at risk of developing moderate-to-severe acute kidney injury (AKI) in the 12 hours post-test.
Baxter announced a voluntary recall of 2 lots of Dianeal Low Calcium (2.5mEq/L) Peritoneal Dialysis Solution with 2.5% Dextrose 5000mL (Ambu-Flex II).
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers to not buy or use Arize and Herbal Vigor Quick Fix, products marketed for sexual enhancement.
A multi-specialty team comprised of pathologists, radiation oncologist, surgeons, and urologists published their recommendations for determining prostate cancer active surveillance.
A new study has found that blood pressure (BP) below and above the current Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) recommended targets is linked to an increased risk of renal disease and mortality.
The FDA is warning consumers not to purchase or use O.M.G., a product marketed for sexual enhancement.
The FDA has granted Orphan Drug designation to RG-012 (Regulus), a single stranded, chemically modified oligonucleotide that binds to and inhibits the function of microRNA-21 for the treatment of Alport syndrome.
For the first time, the WHO is strongly recommending that men who have sex with men (MSM) consider pre-exposure prophylaxis for the prevention of HIV infection in addition to the use of condoms.
Use of low-molecular-weight heparin decreased the risk of death by 52%.
The FDA announced that it is now requiring a general warning in the drug labeling of all approved testosterone products regarding the risk of venous blood clots unrelated to polycythemia.
The FDA is advising consumers to not purchase or use Gold Vigra, a product marketed and sold for sexual enhancement.
Takeda and Lundbeck announced the results from a new head-to-head study of Brintellix (vortioxetine) compared to escitalopram in patients with well treated MDD experiencing treatment-emergent sexual dysfunction (TESD).
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is present and frequently severe in most men with gout, reports research presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2014).
Women with hematuria were less than half as likely as men with the same issue to be referred to a urologist for further tests, according to a new study.
The FDA is warning consumers to not buy or use Zhen Gong Fu, a product promoted for sexual enhancement.
The FDA is warning consumers that several products promoted and sold for sexual enhancement have been found to contain undeclared ingredients and should not be purchased or used.
The FDA has allowed marketing of the EUROIMMUN Anti- PLA2R IFA blood test, the first non-invasive test to help determine if membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) is autoimmune or if it is due to another cause (eg, infection).
Sanofi and Eli Lilly and Company have announced an agreement to pursue FDA approval of Cialis (tadalafil; Eli Lilly and Company) as an over-the-counter treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED).
InControl Medical announced that the FDA has cleared InToneMV, a non-surgical, implant-free treatment for male patients with urinary or fecal incontinence.
A new study has found that 69% percent of healthy American adults are infected with one or more of 109 strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV).
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals announced new data from its Phase 3 IMPRESS trials that evaluated Xiaflex for the treatment of Peyronie's disease at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the AUA.
Data from 2 studies evaluating sexual function in men with lower urinary tract symptoms as well as post bilateral nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy was presented at the 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting of the AUA.
The FDA is advising consumers not to purchase or use MV5 Days, a product marketed for sexual enhancement.
Proteon Therapeutics announced results from a Phase 2 clinical trial of PRT-201 to use to prolong the patency and reduce the failure of hemodialysis vascular access in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
GenomeDx Biosciences announced data from two studies showing that Decipher Prostate Cancer Classifier significantly altered treatment decisions and increased confidence in treatment decision-making for men considering adjuvant therapy following prostate surgery.
The FDA has accepted for filing a sNDA to extend the indication for Xtandi (enzalutamide; Astellas Pharma and Medivation) capsules for the treatment of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) who have not received chemotherapy.
Acceleron and Celgene announced interim data from the Phase 2a study of sotatercept (ACE-011), demonstrating dose dependent increases in hemoglobin in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis.
Beckman Coulter Diagnostics announced the launch of Prostate Health Index (phi), a non-invasive blood test for detecting prostate cancer.
Many lung cancer patients experience difficulties with sexual expression and intimacy, a topic that has long been ignored by doctors and researchers.
Questcor Pharmaceuticals announced results from an investigator-initiated clinical study evaluating the dosing and effectiveness of H.P. Acthar Gel (repository corticotrophin injection) in 20 patients with nephrotic syndrome due to idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN).
The FDA has warned consumers that the sexual enhancement supplement S.W.A.G. contains an undisclosed ingredient and should not be purchased or used.
Nova Products announced a voluntary recall of African Black Ant, Black Ant, XZen Gold, ZXen Platinum, XZen 1200, XZone Gold, and XZone 1200, products marketed as dietary supplements for sexual enhancement.
Researchers have coaxed human stem cells into becoming bladder cells that could aid in repairing defective or diseased bladders.
Prostate-specific antigen screening has decreased since publication of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations against screening
Resolved childhood glomerular disease is associated with increased subsequent risk of hypertension.
For patients with prostate cancer, stereotactic body radiation therapy is less expensive than intensity-modulated radiation therapy, but is associated with more genitourinary toxicity.
For women undergoing surgery for vaginal prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, outcomes for two common transvaginal approaches are comparable, and perioperative behavioral therapy with pelvic floor muscle training does not improve surgical outcomes
Over the last 25 years, pediatric kidney transplantation outcomes have improved in the United States.
The FDA has warned consumers that the sexual enhancement supplement Weekend Warrior contains an undisclosed ingredient and should not be purchased or used.
Baxter announced a voluntary recall of a single lot of DIANEAL PD-2 Peritoneal Dialysis Solution with 1.5% Dextrose 6000mL (Ambu-Flex II).
High concentrations of three common forms of phthalates in men have been shown to impact fertility in couples trying to conceive.
Ferumoxytol and iron sucrose have comparable safety in the treatment of anemia in patients with CKD.
For patients with established cardiovascular disease and atrial fibrillation, warfarin treatment correlates with a lower risk of a composite of death, myocardial infarction (MI), and ischemic stroke, with no increased risk of bleeding.
The DASH diet may be an effective alternative to the low-oxalate diet for reducing risk of kidney stone recurrence.
Thermal receipt handling is associated with increased urinary concentrations of bisphenol A (BPA).
For men with prostate cancer who are under active surveillance, repeated biopsies are associated with increased risk of infectious complications.
The FDA has accepted Auxilium's supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum, or CCH) for the treatment of two Dupuytren's contracture (DC) cords concurrently.
For women with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), intensive hemodialysis is associated with improved pregnancy outcomes.
Tamoxifen that has been identified in samples of the dietary supplement Esto Suppress.
Bayer HealthCare announced that it has begun enrolling patients into the Phase 3 COAST trial studying Stivarga (regorafenib) tablets in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients with resected liver metastases.
Changes in mental and emotional well-being occur in prostate cancer patients on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).
Medivation and Astellas Pharma announced results from their Phase 3 PREVAIL trial of Xtandi (enzalutamide) in patients with chemotherapy-naive metastatic prostate cancer who have failed androgen deprivation therapy and have few or no symptoms.
The FDA is warning consumers that several sexual enhancement supplements have been found to contain hidden ingredients, and that these products should not be purchased or used.
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is seen in about 7% of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and is associated with significant in-hospital mortality.
ZS Pharma announced top-line results from its Extended Treatment Phase of ZS003, a Phase 3 trial of ZS-9 for the treatment of hyperkalemia.
Auxilium announced that it has submitted a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the FDA for Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for the treatment of multiple Dupuytren's contracture (DC) cords concurrently.
Researchers found that GA alone correlated with significantly increased risk for systemic progression and elevated overall mortality within 90 postoperative days.
The FDA is warning the public that methylphenidate products may cause priapism.
For patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), a therapeutic framework should involve an integrated approach, with joint management by a urologist and medical oncologist
Both acute and chronic inflammation correlated significantly with a lower risk of PCa at the two-year biopsy,
New guidelines for lipid management in chronic kidney disease (CKD) recommend wider statin use.
The FDA has approved a new indication for Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum; Auxilium) for the treatment of Peyronie's disease, a curvature deformity of the penis due to the presence of a plaque.
Higher and lower levels of testosterone (T) and its metabolites may raise mortality risk in older men.
Testosterone replacement therapy is associated with a low risk of worsening lower urinary tract symptoms for hypogonadal men.
Results from the CKiD Study found that children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease were less likely to grow to normal height ranges if they came from lower-income families, even with more prescriptions for growth hormone.
The FDA is warning consumers to not buy or use Alpha Male, a product sold for sexual enhancement.
Tendex is recalling one lot of P-Boost (Lot # F51Q) and one lot of NatuRECT (Lot # F51Q) after the FDA determined the products contained undeclared tadalafil. These products are sold as dietary supplements for sexual enhancement.
For patients with treatment-resistant hypertension and chronic kidney disease, renal denervation (RDN) reduces blood pressure (BP) and can slow renal function decline.
The FDA notified the public that Fossil Fuel Products and Jobbers Wholesale are voluntarily recalling some sexual enhancement supplements after they were found to contain several undeclared drug ingredients.
According to results from a National Institutes of Health-funded study, a commonly used stenting procedure in the renal artery appears to offer no significant improvement when added to medication-based therapy.
Micro-vessel disease in retina and kidneys are independently and interactively associated with higher risk of atrial fibrillation.
The FDA is warning the public about a potentially harmful counterfeit male sexual enhancement supplement called ExtenZe Maximum Strength.
But low levels of E. coli had a high positive predictive value for bladder bacteriuria.
According to a recent study, a gene variant commonly found in African-Americans predicts that people with that gene who also have chronic kidney disease (CKD) are twice as likely to progress to kidney failure as African-Americans without the high-risk gene and white people with CKD.
ZS Pharma has announced top-line results from the acute phase of its pivotal Phase 3 ZS-003 trial of ZS-9, an investigational treatment for hyperkalemia.
For older adults, co-prescription with clarithromycin vs. azithromycin and calcium-channel blockers is associated with increased risk of hospitalization with acute kidney injury.
Bardoxolone methyl does not reduce the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or cardiovascular death in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and stage 4 chronic kidney disease.
For first responders exposed to particulate matter at Ground Zero, high exposure is associated with albuminuria.
The FDA is advising consumers to not purchase or use Vitalikor Fast Acting, a sexual enhancement supplement sold on various websites and retail stores.
Testosterone therapy use was associated with an increased risk of adverse outcomes.
Over the last decade there has been an increase in the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI), but a decrease in the incidence of AKI requiring dialysis, among elderly patients hospitalized with a heart attack who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention.
United-Guardian announced that Renacidin Irrigation (citric acid, glucono delta-lactone, magnesium carbonate) is available again after a series of manufacturing issues.
Eli Lilly announced that the FDA has approved an addition to the Cialis (tadalafil) label to include data from a 26-week study that showed Cialis 5mg once daily started in combination with finasteride significantly improved the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) as early as 4 weeks.
Use of integrated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has increased more among urologists in private practice.
Problematic symptoms of prostate biopsy can lead to increased anxiety in men, even when the biopsy results are negative for cancer.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has presented recommendations for the screening, monitoring, and treatment of adults with chronic kidney disease.
Three-month scores on the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC) predict urinary and sexual functional outcomes at 12 months.
Moderate or severe psoriasis is associated with chronic kidney disease.
About 27% of the variance in whether a man received PSA screening was explained by which PCP was providing his care.
Men considering a vasectomy after the financial crisis in 2008 had significantly fewer children compared with men considering the procedure before the crisis.
Lifestyle behaviors such as caffeine and alcohol intake and physical activity may impact sperm quality parameters.
Male concentrations of phthalates correlate with diminished couple fecundability, while increased maternal conjugated bisphenol A (BPA) levels correlate with miscarriage.
Daily application of antibacterial honey at the exit site is not associated with increased time to peritoneal-dialysis-related infections.
Men in regions with the highest screening costs were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and localized cancer.
The addition of the presence of complement-binding donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies to a traditional risk model improved the prediction of graft failure.
The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has increased among U.S. adults aged ≥80 years.
Merck Consumer announced that Oxytrol for Women (oxybutynin transdermal system) is now available over-the-counter (OTC) to treat women with an overactive bladder.
The FDA is advising consumers not to purchase or use Xzen Xpress, Wood-E, or X-Zone Premium supplements because they were found to contain hidden drug ingredients.