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Urology

Removal of asymptomatic kidney stones reduces risk of relapse

Aug 18, 2022

1. In a group of patients undergoing endoscopic removal of symptomatic kidney stones, concurrent removal of asymptomatic stones significantly reduced the incidence of relapse. 2. Concurrent removal of...

USPSTF Continues to Recommend Against Genital Herpes Screening

Aug 16, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) did not find new evidence that could result in a change to the 2016 recommendation on screening for genita...

Low Dietary Calcium, Potassium Intake Tied to Kidney Stone Recurrence

Aug 13, 2022

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Lower dietary calcium and potassium intake are risk factors for symptomatic kidney stone recurrence, according to a study published in the August issue of t...

How Will New Federal Legislation Cut Drug Costs?

Aug 13, 2022

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The Inflation Reduction Act is expected to bring out-of-pocket drug costs down for many U.S. seniors, but most of its benefits are not immediate. Under th...

Hypogonadism: Higher Rate of Penile Prosthesis Infection

Aug 12, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to comprehend the connection between hypogonadism and the risk of infection for penile prostheses. Using the IBM MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters database...

PSA Screening Tied to Lower Risk for Prostate Cancer Mortality

Aug 10, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening is associated with a decreased risk for prostate cancer-specific mortality (PCSM) among both Black and White men,...

Poll: Inflation Has Many Americans Cutting Back on Health Care

Aug 09, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Inflation is putting Americans' health at risk, with nearly two in five struggling to pay for the care they need, according to a new West Health-Gallup poll....

Burden of Disease Attributed to PFAS Exposure High in the U.S.

Aug 08, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The economic burden associated with exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the United States is at least $5.52 billion annually, according...

Cancer Risk Higher for Men Versus Women at Most Shared Anatomic Sites

Aug 08, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for cancer is higher for men than women at most shared anatomic sites, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in Cancer.Sarah S. Jackson, Ph.D.,...

Many Insured Cancer Patients Pay No OOP Costs for Genetic Counseling

Aug 04, 2022

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Commercially insured patients with cancer typically have low costs for genetic counseling, according to a research letter published online July 29 in JAMA ...

Prostate Cancer Disparities in Hispanics Americans Using the National Cancer Database

Aug 04, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to compare the National Cancer Database's data on prostate cancer treatment and its characteristics among Hispanic Americans from different places of origin. A retro...

Ultrasound Highly Correlates With Cross Sectional Imaging for SRM

Aug 04, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to ascertain the relationship between cross-sectional imaging, pathological renal mass sizes, and ultrasound (US). A group of patients from 14 academic institutions ...

Management of T1 Renal Masses: The Role of Biopsy

Aug 04, 2022

To better understand their opinions on renal mass biopsy, a survey was given to urologists in the Pennsylvania Urologic Regional Collaborative and the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collabora...

Radical Prostatectomy: Extraperitoneal Single Port & Intraperitoneal Multiport

Aug 04, 2022

For a study, researchers employed a propensity-score analysis and compared the short- and long-term functional outcomes of single port vs. multiport robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. Bet...

Just 8 Percent of Americans Lack Health Insurance, a Record Low

Aug 04, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans without health insurance continues to drop, reaching 8 percent in 2022 -- a record low. That leaves about 26 million people living i...

Varicocele Repair Improves sORP as a Measure of Seminal OS Levels in Infertile Men

Aug 04, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to analyze whether there was an improvement in oxidative stress (OS), as assessed by the MiOXSYS technology, following varicocele repair. Male participants 18 years ...

Toradol to Reduce Ureteroscopy Symptoms Trial

Aug 04, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to evaluate the effects of intraoperative IV ketorolac (Toradol) on the post-operative total morphine milligram equivalent (MME) needs of patients having ureteroscopy f...

Effect of Decision Aid Use on Post Prostatectomy Patient Reported Outcomes

Aug 04, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to assess if completing a Personal Patient Profile - Prostate (P3P) decision aid before a prostatectomy affected how uncomfortable erectile dysfunction and urine incont...

Comparison of Management & Outcomes of Symptomatic Urolithiasis

Aug 04, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to analyze the clinical course and results for patients who had symptomatic urolithiasis in the early COVID-19 pandemic months. They compared the prior year's presen...

VHL Mutation Patterns in Bilateral Clear Cell RCC Patients

Aug 04, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to assess whether VHL mutation analysis can distinguish between cases that represent multiple independently arising primary tumors or a single primary tumor that has sp...