The decline occurred despite a consistent number of monthly clinical encounters with a primary diagnosis of hypogonadism.
Active surveillance as an initial management strategy for men with low-risk prostate cancer results in cost savings compared with immediate treatment, regardless of the treatment chosen.
A minority of patients are involved in shared decision-making about prostate cancer screening with PSA, but new strategies to incorporate shared decision-making into practice are being investigated.
Long-term use of a multivitamin may protect against recurrence of prostate cancer, particularly in those men who have had radical prostatectomy.
Enzalutamide (XTANDI) with androgen deprivation therapy delays the development of metastatic disease in men with M0 castration-resistant prostate cancer compared with ADT alone, according to results from the randomized phase III PROSPER study.
An immunotherapy combination of nivolumab (Opdivo) and ipilimumab (Yervoy) extended overall survival compared with sunitinib (SUTENT) as first-line treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
Repeated hydrodistention as therapy for interstitial cystitis has a low complication rate and does not decrease bladder capacity over time.
About one-fourth of patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome have Hunner lesions in the bladder visible on cystoscopy.
Flexible ureteroscopy using a digital single-use flexible ureteroscope known as PUSEN achieves stone-free rates on par with reusable flexible ureteroscopes, with a total surgery time averaging 45 minutes.
A new single-use digital flexible ureteroscope (LithoVue) compares favorably in performance to reusable scopes, at least for routine urteroscopy, with a possible advantage of being more economical.