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1 Association of body mass index and prostate cancer mortality Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, July 24, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Factors associated with continuing medical therapy after transurethral resection of prostate Urology, July 24, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Thulium laser resection versus plasmakinetic resection of prostates larger than 80 ml World Journal of Urology, July 24, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Comparison of 12- and 16-core prostate biopsy in Japanese patients with serum prostate- specific antigen level of 4.0-20.0 ng/ml Full Text Urology Journal, July 24, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Catheter displacement prior to the delivery of high-dose-rate brachytherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer patients Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy, July 24, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Is the double dose alpha-blocker treatment superior than the single dose in the management of patients suffering from acute urinary retention caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia? Full Text Urology Journal, July 24, 2014    Clinical Article

7 High-dose-rate brachytherapy with two or three fractions as monotherapy in the treatment of locally advanced prostate cancer Radiotherapy & Oncology, July 24, 2014    Clinical Article

8 The impact of stool and gas volume on intrafraction prostate motion in patients undergoing radiotherapy with daily endorectal balloon Radiotherapy & Oncology, July 24, 2014    Clinical Article

9 A randomized phase II efficacy and safety study of vandetanib (ZD6474) in combination with bicalutamide versus bicalutamide alone in patients with chemotherapy na├»ve castration-resistant prostate cancer Investigational New Drugs, July 24, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Evaluation and management of post-transurethral resection of the prostate lower urinary tract symptoms Current Urology Reports, July 24, 2014    Review Article

11 Conditional survival after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer: Evidence for a patient changing risk profile over time Full Text European Urology, July 24, 2014    Continuing Medical Education

12 It ain't what you do, its the way you do it: Five golden rules for transforming prostate-specific antigen screening Full Text European Urology, July 24, 2014

13 Phase ib/ii trial of gemcitabine, cisplatin, and lenalidomide as first-line therapy in patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma Full Text The Oncologist, July 24, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Management of refractory oab in the non-neurogenic patient Current Urology Reports, July 24, 2014

15 Alvimopan accelerates gastrointestinal recovery after radical cystectomy: A multicenter randomized placebo-controlled trial Full Text European Urology, July 24, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Temsirolimus in daily use: Results of a prospective multicenter noninterventional study of patients with metastatic kidney cancer Full Text European Urology, July 24, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Clinical features of leiomyosarcoma of the urinary bladder: Analysis of 183 cases Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, July 24, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Extent of lymph node dissection and recurrence-free survival after radical cystectomy: A meta-analysis Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, July 24, 2014    Review Article

19 Long-term outcome of hand-assisted laparoscopic radical nephrectomy for T1 renal cell carcinoma International Journal of Urology, July 24, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Analysis of patient and technical factors associated with midurethral sling mesh exposure and perforation International Journal of Urology, July 24, 2014    Clinical Article

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Water restriction improves nocturia

As reported in the International Journal of Urology, daytime/night-time water restriction significantly improves nocturia in patients with urine production ≥ 30 mL/kg.

Chromogranin A staining as a biomarker for prostate adenocarcinoma

As reported in The Prostate, chromogranin A (CgA) staining, an indicator of neuroendocrine differentiation, is associated with decreased biochemical control, clinical failure, increased distant metastases, and decreased cause-specific survival in patients with prostate adenocarcinoma and a GS ≥ 7 (n=285). The median follow-up was 6.5 y. CgA staining was present in 31% of specimens. The 10-y distant metastases rate in specimens with <1% and >1% CgA staining was 8% and 48%, respectively. The 10-y cause-specific survival in specimens with <1% and >1% CgA staining was 95% vs. 76%, respectively.

PCA3 useful for early diagnosis of prostate cancer

Based on a meta-analysis reported in the Chinese Medical Journal, prostate cancer antigen 3 (PCA3) can be used for the early diagnosis of prostate cancer and to avoid unnecessary biopsies, with a sensitivity of 0.82, a specificity of 0.962, a positive likelihood ratio of 2.39, a negative likelihood ratio of 0.51, and a diagnostic odds ratio of 4.89.


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