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

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In CKD, Gabapentin Effective for Pruritus, RLS

Can gabapentin relieve two common symptoms associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD)?

Xtandi Approved for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

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).

First Male Contraceptive Injection to Undergo Testing in 2015

Vasalgel, the first male contraceptive injection, is anticipated to enter its first clinical trial beginning in 2015, according to the Parsemus Foundation.

With Renal Denervation, No Ambulatory Blood Pressure Reduction

Renal denervation does not reduce ambulatory blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension, and denervation procedures may miss targets, according to two new studies.

Can Tamsulosin Improve Urinary Symptoms in Women with Dysfunctional Voiding, Recurrent UTI?

Because α1-AR appear to have a role in lower urinary tract function, the use of α1-AR antagonists like tamsulosin may be effective for female patients with dysfunctional voiding.

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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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