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1 Disease-specific death and metastasis do not occur in patients with Gleason score ≤ 6 on radical prostatectomy BJU International, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Comparison of fracture risk assessment tool score to bone mineral density for estimating fracture risk in patients with advanced prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy Urology, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Selection criteria for initiation and renewal of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist therapy in patients with prostate cancer: A French prospective observational study Therapeutic Advances in Urology, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

4 The use of a single daily dose of tadalafil to treat signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia and erectile dysfunction Full Text Research and Reports in Urology, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

5 IL 8 secretion and prostate cancer aggressiveness Full Text Research and Reports in Urology, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Activity and safety of ODM-201 in patients with progressive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (ARADES): an open-label phase 1 dose-escalation and randomised phase 2 dose expansion trial The Lancet Oncology, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Diabetes mellitus and the risk of mortality among patients with prostate cancer: a meta-analysis of 11 cohort studies Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, July 29, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

8 Onabotulinumtoxina (Botox┬«): a review of its use in the treatment of urinary incontinence in patients with multiple sclerosis or subcervical spinal cord injury Drugs, July 29, 2014    Review Article

9 Alemtuzumab-based induction treatment versus basiliximab-based induction treatment in kidney transplantation (the 3C Study): a randomised trial The Lancet, July 29, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

10 Glandular neoplasms of the urachus: A report of 55 cases emphasizing mucinous cystic tumors with proposed classification American Journal of Surgical Pathology , July 29, 2014    Review Article

11 Best practices recommendations in the application of immunohistochemistry in urologic pathology: report from the international society of urological pathology consensus conference American Journal of Surgical Pathology , July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Expression of fibroblast growth factor 23, vitamin D receptor, and sclerostin in bone tissue from hypercalciuric stone formers Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Long-term sacral magnetic stimulation for refractory stress urinary incontinence Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Preoperative neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio predicts death among patients with localized clear cell renal carcinoma undergoing nephrectomy Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Lymphadenectomy with radical cystectomy at an Australian tertiary referral institution: Time trends and impact on oncological outcomes ANZ Journal of Surgery, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Incidence of conversion to active waitlist status among temporarily inactive obese renal transplant candidates Transplantation, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Assessing the metabolic effects of calcineurin inhibitors in renal transplant recipients by urine metabolic profiling Transplantation, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Lymphopenia is an independent predictor of inferior outcome in papillary renal cell carcinoma Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Critical analysis of the 2010 TNM classification in patients with lymph node-positive bladder cancer: Influence of lymph node disease burden Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Clopidogrel use as a risk factor for poor outcomes after kidney transplantation The American Journal of Surgery, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

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NSAID use inversely related to prostate cancer incidence and mortality

Based on a meta-analysis reported in BMC Medicine, NSAID use is associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer (OR=0.92 [total] and 0.81 [advanced]) and prostate cancer-specific mortality (HR=0.86 [total] and 0.81 [advanced]).

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.

GALNT4 predicts survival in patients with ccRCC

As reported in the Journal of Urology, N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 4 (GALNT4) levels are decreased in tumor specimens from patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC; n=104) compared to peritumoral specimens. Decreased expression of GALNT4 is associated with poor OS (OR=3.08) and RFS (OR=2.17). Further, GALNT4 is negatively correlated with tumor size, necrosis, and TNM stage.

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