Side Effects of BPH Drugs May ...

A review in the journal Endocrine Reviews and Metabolic Disorders reports that greater education and awareness of the potential risks associated with two treatments for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) is needed among both patients and clinicians, along with additional research exploring these reported adverse effects.

Tamsulosin Helps Some Kidney Stones

Tamsulosin was found to improve passage of larger, but not smaller, kidney stones compared to placebo.

Testosterone Tx for Ejaculatory Disorders

Testosterone replacement therapy did not improve sexual function males with ejaculatory disorders and low testosterone levels.

ED Drugs and Melanoma Risk

Patients taking medications for erectile dysfunction (ED) may have an increased risk of melanoma but these drugs are not a cause of melanoma.

Treating OAB May Reduce Fall Risk

A new study has shown that treatment for overactive bladder (OAB) may lead to less falls among older adults.

Botox Injections for Urinary Incontinence

Botulinum toxin A (Botox) injections may be a useful treatment for urinary incontinence, according to two studies scheduled to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association.

Cranberries Effective for UTI Prevention

Cranberry extract may lower the risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) by 50% in women who have a catheter in place while undergoing elective gynecological surgery, researchers from the University of Michigan have found.

SHBG Predicts ED in Young Men

High levels of free testosterone (FT) and bioavailable testosterone (BT), and low levels of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), are tied to a decreased risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) in young men.


First Data on Long-Term Testosterone Tx, Risk of High Grade Prostate Cancer

The first population-based study on high grade prostate cancer and long-term exposure to testosterone therapy reported no increased risk with exposure to this treatment, nor a dose-dependent relationship between prostate cancer risk and testosterone therapy.

Height May Impact Risk of Premature Death for Dialysis Patients

Tall stature may be linked with an increased risk for premature death in kidney failure patients on dialysis.

Inverse Link Seen With Exercise, Erectile Dysfunction

Physical activity is inversely associated with erectile dysfunction (ED), according to a confirmatory study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.

For Genitourinary Menopausal Symptoms, Method of Tx Matters for Adherence

Research presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) supports previous findings that use of local estrogens for genitourinary symptoms of menopause (vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and urinary tract infections) are underutilized, but the study also reports that method of local treatment can impact treatment duration and adherence to therapeutic guidelines.

Vasectomy Not Tied to Decrease in Sexual Frequency

Vasectomy is not associated with decreased sexual frequency, according to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.


Excessive Consumption of This Beverage Linked to Renal Failure

Excessive Consumption of This Beverage Linked to Renal Failure

Excessive consumption of iced tea has been linked to renal failure caused by oxalate nephropathy in a case study appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine.

How to Start a Subspecialty Clinic

How to Start a Subspecialty Clinic

In-house clinics can be a cost-efficient way to provide high-quality healthcare, without having to make a large investment.

Experts Weigh In: Omega-3s and Prostate Cancer

Experts Weigh In: Omega-3s and Prostate Cancer

Some researchers are not convinced that high blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids are associated with an increased PCa risk.

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