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August 2019 Briefing - Urology

Last Updated: September 03, 2019.

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Urology for August 2019. 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.

Concussion Symptom History Tied to Low Testosterone Levels

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There is an association between the number of concussion symptoms at the time of injury and the odds of reporting indicators of low testosterone level and erectile dysfunction among former football players, according to a study published online Aug. 26 in JAMA Neurology.

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Few Oncologists Suggest Health Promotion to Cancer Survivors

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Few oncologists and specialists recommend health promotion to cancer survivors, according to a study published online Aug. 26 in Cancer.

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Most U.K. Patients With UTI Receive Antibiotics on Same Day

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More than 85 percent of patients with urinary tract infection (UTI) receive antibiotics the same day and more than half are treated with trimethoprim, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in EClinicalMedicine.

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Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Advertising current local health-related research using large TV monitors in emergency department waiting rooms can increase the short-term interest in health-related research, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in BMJ Open.

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Renal Anomaly on Fetal Scan May Up Risk for Admission for Child

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Renal pelvis dilatation (RPD) at the fetal anomaly scan (FAS) and persistent dilatation in later pregnancy or postpartum is associated with an increased risk for hospital admission in early childhood, according to a study published online July 31 in PLOS Medicine.

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Non-Hospital-Based Provider-to-Patient Telehealth Use Growing

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Use of non-hospital-based provider-to-patient telehealth grew almost 1,400-fold from 2014 to 2018, according to a FAIR Health White Paper.

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Erectile Dysfunction Tied to Lower Work Productivity Globally

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Erectile dysfunction (ED) may negatively affect work productivity and health-related quality of life (HRQoL), according to a study published online Aug. 6 in the International Journal of Clinical Practice.

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Comorbid CVD May Up Mortality With ADT for Prostate Cancer

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly prostate cancer patients with preexisting cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) using abiraterone acetate (AA) or enzalutamide (ENZ) have higher short-term mortality compared with their counterparts without CVDs, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in European Urology.

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One-Third of Physicians Will Take 10+ Years to Pay Off Debt

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly two-thirds of actively practicing physicians are still carrying medical school debt, according to the Medical School Debt Report 2019, published by the staffing firm Weatherby Healthcare.

Medical School Debt Report 2019

Adjuvant RT May Cut Recurrence in Some With Prostate Cancer

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Adjuvant radiotherapy after radical prostatectomy compared with surgery alone may prolong biochemical recurrence-free survival in patients with locally advanced prostate cancer, according to a study published online July 29 in European Urology.

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Worse Cancer Outcomes for Elderly HIV-Infected Patients

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly HIV-infected patients with cancer have worse outcomes than HIV-uninfected patients with cancer, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in JAMA Oncology.

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Delayed/Foregone Care More Likely for Cancer Survivors With HDHPs

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors with high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) are more likely to experience delayed or foregone care, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in the Journal of Oncology Practice.

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Some Cancer Trends Differ for Oldest Old in the United States

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Some cancer trends differ for U.S. patients aged 85 years and older, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

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Medicare Spending on Essential Medicines Up 116 Percent From 2011 to 2015

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Spending associated with essential medicines grew substantially from 2011 to 2015 for Medicare Part D beneficiaries, according to a study published online July 17 in The BMJ.

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Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Brand-brand competition in the U.S. pharmaceutical market has not lowered drug list prices, according to a review published online July 30 in PLOS Medicine.

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Trump Admin Announces Plan to Allow Drug Imports From Canada

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Americans could import less expensive prescription drugs from Canada under a plan being developed by the Trump administration.

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Many Hospitals Lack Sufficient Surgery Volumes

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Patients can achieve better outcomes by choosing a hospital and a surgeon with adequate, ongoing experience performing a specific surgery, according to a new report entitled Safety In Numbers: The Leapfrog Group's Report on High-Risk Surgeries Performed at American Hospitals.

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