Study suggests broader use of anastrozole for male infertility
If replicated with further study, the finding potentially expands noninvasive fertility treatment options and may minimize the need for expensive reproductive technology, according to lead author Scott D. Lundy, MD, PhD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Urology.
Cleveland Clinic: What trans women should know about prostate cancer
Anyone with a prostate can get prostate cancer, but some symptoms could be masked.
Cleveland Clinic survey examines the current state of men’s health in America
National MENtion It® campaign explores the impact stress has on men’s sexual and mental well-being.
Elevated periprostatic testosterone linked to prostate cancer recurrence
Men who had a dorsal testosterone/peripheral testosterone ratio greater than 2 were found to have higher rates of PSA persistence compared with patients who had a similar ratio.
Targeted neoadjuvant therapy for high-complexity cases of renal masses in a solitary kidney
A Cleveland Clinic study found that TKIs in the neoadjuvant setting are associated with greater use of partial nephrectomy when treating patients diagnosed with renal masses in a solitary kidney.
Cleveland Clinic–led study shows potential benefits of ultrasound-guided prostate SBRT
The published findings show the viability of using a transperineal ultrasound system as a means to monitor intra-fractional prostate motion for prostate stereotactic body radiotherapy.
Cleveland Clinic shares its institutional experience with aquablation for BPH
Aquablation is a “minimally invasive procedure [that] is safe with long-term durability and a low-side effect profile,” said urologist Dennis Bentley, MD.
Experts discuss future research on functional decline after partial nephrectomy
"One of the things that we want to look at long-term is how the kidney being exposed to limited durations of warm ischemia compared to no ischemia at all affects longitudinal atrophy," says Carlos Muñoz-Lopez.
Studies explore postoperative outcomes with single-port radical prostatectomy
The studies explored the use of opioids following surgery as well as the risk of incisional hernia.
Experts highlight findings on the effect of ischemia on longitudinal renal function
“The primary thing we found was that the average kidney–and we study the ipsilateral kidney, or the kidney that was operated on–fell at the natural aging process,” says Carlos Muñoz-Lopez.
Investigators assess applicants’ considerations in preference signaling for urology residency
In total, 77.8% of Black respondents, 72.7% of Asian respondents, 57.1% of Latino respondents, and 46.5% of White respondents indicated that the racial and ethnic diversity of residents at a program influenced their decision to preference signal or sub-internship with that program.
Moving closer toward narcotic-free kidney transplantation
Smaller incision may lead to reduced postoperative pain for some patients.
Race-modified equations contribute to disparity in partial nephrectomy use in black patients
“Our findings show that race-modified equations account for some but not all of the disparity in partial nephrectomy use. We need to keep searching for answers to ensure people of all races receive appropriate care," said Christopher Weight, MD.
The complex bacterial colonization of penile implants
“This study truly changes the paradigm of infections and suggests we need to work smarter, not harder, to prevent infections,” said urologist Scott Lundy, MD, PhD.
First-in-Human study shows safety, feasibility of UroMonitor
UroMonitor was developed in response to conventional urodynamics, which have several limitations.
Testosterone-Replacement therapy does not increase incidence of major adverse cardiac events for men with hypogonadism
Researchers still urge caution when considering testosterone therapy.
Dr. Gupta on toxicity management with enfortumab vedotin/pembrolizumab in urothelial carcinoma
“It’s very important to really talk to the patients and understand any toxicities because the side effects are well managed if they’re caught early,” says Shilpa Gupta, MD.
Dr. Gupta on 4-year data for enfortumab vedotin/pembrolizumab in urothelial carcinoma
Shilpa Gupta, MD, discusses long-term outcomes of the EV-103 trial, which explored the first-line combination of enfortumab vedotin and pembrolizumab in cisplatin-ineligible patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma.
Dr. Kauok discusses future directions in urologic surgery
"I think there's a lot of interest now on intraoperative navigation," says Jihad Kaouk, MD.
Dr. Bradley Gill on key BPH research from AUA 2023
Bradley Gill, MD, MS, recaps several presentations on benign prostatic hyperplasia from the 2023 American Urological Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Abdallah highlights an AI model with superior predictive accuracy in renal masses
"What we found is that AI+ score using continuous variables had the highest predictive ability of all oncologic outcomes that were measured," says Nour Abdallah, MD.
Dr. Campbell on functional recovery after partial nephrectomy
"We found that on average, [a] patient went into surgery with a GFR of about 55, and came out with a GFR of about 44," says Steven Campbell, MD, PhD.
Removal of sacral neuromodulation devices in office found to be safe and efficacious
"This is something [that is] a lot easier for the patient, it's a lot less costly to the health care system to stay out of the operating room, and it's a lot quicker for me," says Howard B. Goldman, MD.
Dr. Goldman on removing sacral neuromodulation devices in the office
Yes, vasectomies may actually have risen since SCOTUS ruling
Study finds a 35% increase in vasectomy consultation requests.
Rethinking creatinine to estimate kidney function in non–weight-bearing individuals
The findings suggest creatinine-based eGFR equations alone may be inaccurate, and cystatin C or combined eGFR equations may be a more accurate assessment of kidney function in this population.
Harvesting a rectal mucosa graft using the single-port robotic system for a substitution urethroplasty
Cleveland Clinic surgeons describe a new technique for harvesting a rectal mucosa graft.
The safety and oncologic benefits of transperineal vs transrectal MRI-guided prostate biopsy
"These studies, taken together, offer important insight into the direction we should be heading in prostate cancer diagnosis: toward a targeted-only TP biopsy," write Tarik Benidir, MD, and Zeyad Schwen, MD.
Dr. De on recent advances in HoLEP for BPH
"In the last couple of years, there have been at least 2 sets of great tissue simulators that have come out, and I think they're really providing an opportunity for learning HoLEP," says Smita De, MD, PhD.
Dr. Vij and Dr. Bole discuss rise in vasectomy interest among younger men
“People and patients are so much more informed now, and they're so engaged in their health. It's fantastic,” says Raevti Bole, MD.
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