Journal Article of the Month

Is favorable-risk GG2 prostate Ca suitable for active surveillance?"The management of prostate cancer always requires caution to safeguard against avoidable risks from both the treatment and the monitoring protocol," writes Badar M. Mian, MD.
Robotic radical nephrectomy sees steady increase in use"In the end, it is up to the surgeons who wish to continue to perform these robotic procedure to demonstrate their cost-effectiveness," writes Badar M. Mian, MD.
Immediate post-TURBT mitomycin instillation reduces recurrence riskMitomycin C instillation within 24 hours after transurethral resection of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer significantly reduces the risk of recurrence and delays the time to recurrence.
Most robotic RPs performed at low-volume hospitalsIn a recent study, increasing hospital volume was significantly associated with improved perioperative outcomes.
Vibration therapy promising for treating stone fragmentsBadar M. Mian, MD, discusses a recent study about the use of external physical vibration lithecbole for treating residual stones after retrograde intrarenal surgery.
Testis Ca care deviates from guidelines in 30% of patientsNearly one-third of men with testicular cancer undergo diagnostic or therapeutic interventions that are at odds with guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), according a study published in the Journal of Urology (2017; 197:684-9).
Major decline in prostate Bx rates follows PSA publications“It is clear that in order to reduce the morbidity of PSA screening and early detection of prostate cancer, more needs to be done,” writes Badar M. Mian, MD.