Men's Health

Oral testosterone agents mark important paradigm shift

June 12, 2020

"The rigorous study and promising clinical availability of oral therapy for testosterone deficiency are flash points in the current era, in which the utility of testosterone therapy is under critical review," writes Arthur L. Burnett II, MD, MBA.

Exceeding exercise guidelines may reduce likelihood of low T in men

May 27, 2020

Men whose activity exceeded guideline-based exercise levels experienced a decreased likelihood of lower serum testosterone, according to study results presented at the American Urological Association 2020 Virtual Experience.

Penile traction device shows benefit in men post-radical prostatectomy

March 25, 2020

Interim results from a clinical trial of a next-generation penile traction therapy device were encouraging and demonstrated statistically significant increases in penile length and a smaller reduction in erectile function among post-prostatectomy men who were treated with the device, known as RestoreX, according to PathRight Medical.

Prednisone may improve total motile count post vasectomy reversal

February 28, 2020

A course of treatment with prednisone may offer improvement in mean total motile count for men who undergo vasectomy reversal and subsequently have partial or complete anastomotic obstruction, according to a recent study.

PAE safe, durable for retention, hematuria in non-index BPH patients

January 28, 2020

Prostatic artery embolization offers a safe and durably effective treatment for urinary retention and gross hematuria in challenging non-index BPH patients, according to the results of a retrospective study published in Urology (Nov. 14, 2019 [Epub ahead of print]).

Training era linked to TURP outcomes

January 23, 2020

Men who undergo transurethral resection of the prostate are more likely to need a repeat procedure if their urologist graduated medical school after 1995 rather than earlier, according to findings of a retrospective population-based cohort study.

Protocol cuts narcotic use in IPP patients

January 15, 2020

Researchers studying a novel multimodal analgesia protocol at multiple institutions in the U.S. for patients having penile implant surgery found narcotic prescriptions before, during, and in the post-surgery recovery period fell from as high as 50 to 60 narcotic pills to 10 to 15 pills.

Guideline adherence raises infection risk in diabetic penile prosthesis patients

December 03, 2019

Guideline-directed care often leads to better outcomes, but that’s not the case with the AUA’s antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines for diabetic patients undergoing primary penile prosthesis implantation. Authors of an ongoing study have found that adhering to the antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines results in a five-fold increased infection risk among diabetic penile prothesis patients, greatly increasing their risk for explantation.

New data point to statins’ potential for reducing prostate growth

November 27, 2019

Results from analyses of data collected in the randomized, placebo-controlled Reduction by Dutasteride of prostate Cancer Events (REDUCE) trial point to a potential role for statins in attenuating age-related prostate enlargement.