Prostate Health

[Quiz]: Defect observed during RARPDuring a robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy case, you notice a large defect medial to the inferior epigastric artery on the right side after taking down the bladder. Similar defect is noted on the left side.
Current prostate Ca guidelines miss germline variantsAdherence to current guidelines for genetic testing in men with prostate cancer would miss a sizable proportion of patients with pathogenic germline variants, according to a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago.
RT-ADT combo may boost pN1 prostate cancer survivalTreatment with radiotherapy plus androgen deprivation therapy may improve survival for select patients who are found to have pathologic node-positive prostate cancer at radical prostatectomy
Waterjet ablation confers advantages over TURPHeat-free high-velocity waterjet ablation (Aquablation) for BPH performed with an image-guided robot-assisted platform (AquaBeam System) met its primary safety and efficacy endpoints in a phase III study.
Water vapor ablation yields positive results at 2 yearsTreatment of lower urinary tract symptoms/BPH with convective water vapor ablation (Rezum System) appears to provide significant improvement on two key outcome measures versus medical therapy at up to 2 years, according to a study presented at the AUA annual meeting in Boston.
Prostate MRI-Bx may ID partial gland ablation candidatesInformation from magnetic resonance imaging and systematic biopsy may be used to identify candidates for partial gland ablation among men with recurrent localized prostate cancer after radiation therapy, researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center reported at the AUA annual meeting in Boston.
5-ARI use does not raise erectile dysfunction riskThe risk of erectile dysfunction is not increased with the use of a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor compared with an alpha-blocker for the treatment of BPH.
Fusion Bx-guided HIFU shows promise in localized PCaEarly follow-up of men with localized prostate cancer treated with novel technology that integrates fusion biopsy findings to guide high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU [Focal One]) shows the technique has promise for minimizing post-treatment morbidity while providing good cancer control, Italian researchers reported at the AUA annual meeting in Boston.
Urologists no longer primary initiator of tamsulosinUrologists are no longer the primary initiators of tamsulosin (Flomax) therapy in the United States, suggests an analysis of pharmaceutical claims from more than 50 private health plans.
ADT plus salvage RT lowers PCa metastases, raises survivalA recent review of two phase III randomized controlled trials demonstrated that addition of androgen deprivation therapy to salvage pelvic radiation therapy for prostate cancer recurrence after radical prostatectomy reduces the risk of metastases and improves overall survival.