First-of-Kind Kidney Injury Risk Test

The FDA has approved NephroCheck test, a first-of-a-kind lab test to assist in determining if some hospital patients are at risk of developing AKI.

Testosterone Benefits, Risks Reviewed

An FDA review was released in advance of a public meeting to discuss the benefits and risks of treatments to boost men's testosterone levels.

Tamsulosin for Recurrent UTI in Women

A new study suggests that tamsulosin may be an effective treatment option for women with dysfunctional voiding and recurrent UTI.

DVT, PE Rare After Urological Surgery

Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are uncommon after urological surgery, reports a new study.

Pumpkin Seed for LUTS in Men? ...

In men with LUTS and BPH, treatment with pumpkin seed led to clinically relevant IPSS reductions compared to placebo.

Physical Activity, Nocturia Inversely Linked

Men who are physically active are less likely to report nocturia, commonly associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Atypical Antipsychotics, Renal Injury Risk

Use of atypical antipsychotic drugs is associated with increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in older adults.

Chart: BPH Treatments

Review this chart on BPH Treatments for quick information when you need it.


Obesity, Endocrine Disruptors Linked to Early Puberty

In a recent opinion article, Dr. Laurence Steinberg describes the association between the obesity rate among children in the U.S. and the falling age of the onset of puberty.

Behavioral Counseling for STI Reduction Advised

All sexually active adolescents and adults who are at increased risk for sexually transmitted infections should undergo "intensive" behavioral counseling to help prevent risky sexual behaviors (a B recommendation), according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Rayaldee Efficacious in Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Trial

OPKO Health announced top-line results from the final Phase 3 trial of Rayaldee for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in patients with Stage 3 or 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) and vitamin D insufficiency.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy: What the FDA Panel Recommends

There is little evidence that testosterone replacement therapy effectively treats normally declining levels of the hormone in aging American males, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel stated.

Initial Sonography OK for Nephrolithiasis Diagnosis

No significant difference in outcomes is observed between the use of ultrasonography or computed tomography (CT) for suspected nephrolithiasis.


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.

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis: Understanding Symptoms and Screening

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis: Understanding Symptoms and Screening

Prostate cancer is the most common male-related malignancy in the US, the second most common cause of cancer-related death among men.

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