Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Urology for December 2010. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.
Pad Test Correlates With Subjective Leakage Assessment
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- There is concordance between the one-hour pad test and subjective assessment of stress urinary incontinence, according to research published in the December issue of Urology.
Depression, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Linked
TUESDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- A significant association between the occurrence of depression and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) has been found, although it is not clear whether unidirectional or bidirectional causality exists, according to a report published in the December issue of Urology.
C-index Predicts Post-Partial Nephrectomy Kidney Function
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The C-index is related to the postoperative nadir estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and also the percent decrease in the eGFR following a laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN), according to a study published in the December issue of The Journal of Urology.
Half of Elderly Males Consider Sex Important
TUESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- About half of elderly men consider sex important, though only about one-third engage in sexual activity, according to research published in the Dec. 7 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Prostate CA Treatment Should Not Be Based on Age Alone
TUESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially curative local therapy is underused among older men with high-risk prostate cancer, which may partially explain age-related differences in cancer-specific survival, according to research published online Dec. 6 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Self-Employed Urologists Use Diagnostic Imaging More Often
THURSDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Self-employed urologists use diagnostic imaging more than urologists employed in a practice, according to research published in the December issue of The Journal of Urology.
Burnout Driving Away Many Emergency Physicians
THURSDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Conflicts between work and family and poor on-the-job teamwork contribute to burnout and drive many physicians, particularly emergency physicians, to want to leave their profession, according to a study published online Dec. 1 in the Emergency Medicine Journal.
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