Men's Health

Simple prostatectomy for BPH: Surgeons demonstrate robotic approaches
PSA disadvantages discussed with minority of menA 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.
PCa-specific mortality not affected by comorbidityComorbidity does not affect prostate cancer-specific mortality, according to authors of a large prospective observational study of men in Sweden, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (2017; 35:3566-74).
Study: Monopolar TURP utilization on the declineAlthough monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate remains the standard of care for bladder outlet obstruction secondary to BPH, its utilization has decreased in recent years, according to a recent study.
Streamlined management of Peyronie’s disease
Streamlined management of Peyronie’s diseaseIn this article, we describe our thought processes in treating patients with Peyronie's disease, which are summarized in an algorithm.
Active surveillance linked with moderate anxietyMen undergoing active surveillance for prostate cancer experienced levels of anxiety that were moderate, but that decreased over time, according to results of a large, prospective cohort study presented at the 2017 Society of Urologic Oncology annual meeting in Washington.
Challenges remain for active surveillance in low-risk PCa“Active surveillance continues to gain traction as a management strategy for low-risk prostate cancer in the United States. However, barriers still exist and challenges remain for both the treating urologist and the patient,” writes J. Brantley Thrasher, MD.
Progress on penile transplant moves forward"[Penile transplantation] is a real advance for patients who have a penile deficiency or penile loss," says Arthur L. Burnett, II, MD, MBA.
Penile transplant guidelines missing in actionThere are no national or international guidelines regarding penile transplants, raising a question without a concrete answer: What are the rules and the limits?
Top 9 peer-reviewed prostate cancer papers of 2017Multiparametric MRI, USPSTF’s updated PSA screening recommendation, and the landmark STAMPEDE and LATITUDE trials were among this year’s highlights in the peer-reviewed literature for prostate cancer, according to Leonard G. Gomella, MD; Stacy Loeb, MD, MS; and J. Brantley Thrasher, MD.