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.

Iced Tea Wreaks Havoc on Kidneys

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.

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Mushroom Powder Shows Potential in Prostate Cancer

For patients with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer, treatment with white button mushroom (WBM) powder may reduce prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels.

Nonalbuminuric CKD Ups Cardiovascular Morbidity in T1DM

Nonalbuminuric chronic kidney disease is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality, but not renal outcomes, in patients with type 1 diabetes.

Biologic Tx BLA Accepted for Bladder Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing the Biologics License Application (BLA) for MCNA (Telesta) as a therapeutic alternative to surgery in high risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer patients who are refractory to or relapsing from front line therapy.

Low Adherence to Guidelines for Prevention of Catheter Infections

Many health care providers don't follow guidelines meant to reduce the risk of infection from arterial catheter placement in intensive care unit patients.

Sexual Side Effects of BPH Drugs May Last in Tx

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.

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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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