in brief

Gout patients at 60% greater risk for stone diseaseMen and women with gout are at 60% greater risk for nephrolithiasis than adults without gout, according to a study looking at not only the chronic kidney condition’s incidence but also potential risk factors for first-time nephrolithiasis in people with and without gout.
5-ARI may have adverse metabolic effectsAuthors of a recent study say that long-term therapy with a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor was associated with increased glucose, increased glycated hemoglobin, and altered lipid profiles.
Electroacupuncture shows promise for SUIElectroacupuncture involving the lumbosacral region is safe, well-tolerated, and can reduce the amount of urine leakage in women with stress urinary incontinence, researchers reported.
Test could help detect bladder cancer recurrenceAn easy-to-administer urine test looking for telomerase reverse transcriptase mutations helps detect recurring urothelial bladder cancer, especially non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer, early on, according to a new study.
AUA issues recommendations on surveillance, opioidsContinuing its participation in the Choosing Wisely campaign, the AUA has added five new recommendations about tests and treatments that physicians and patients should question.
[Quiz]: Baby born with atypical genitalia, XY karyotypeA 3-month old baby born with atypical genitalia has an XY karyotype. The baby undergoes diagnostic laparoscopy. The baby is doing clinically well without medication.
Age linked to decreased pelvic floor strengthA recent study found that decreased pelvic floor strength after childbirth is 2.5 times more likely to affect women over age 25 years than younger women.
Testis cancer patients fare poorly under ACASince passage of the Affordable Care Act, the number of testicular cancer patients with insurance has dwindled, while rates of advanced testis cancer have climbed, according to a recent study.