Surgery

Doctors set for first penis implant in US

Johns Hopkins University doctors are preparing for what would be the first US penis transplant, a procedure that could potentially help hundreds of wounded veterans.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Correcting metabolic abnormalities may help lessen urinary problems

Metabolic syndrome is linked with an increased frequency and severity of lower urinary tract symptoms, but weight loss surgery may lessen these symptoms. The findings, which come from two studies published in BJU International, ...

Surgery

Similar outcomes for robotic, laparoscopic prostatectomy

(HealthDay)—For men undergoing routine surgical treatment for localized cancer of the prostate, robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RALP) does not result in better functional outcomes compared to laparoscopic radical ...

Diabetes

n-3 PUFA may reduce markers of kidney disease in T2DM

(HealthDay)—In patients with type 2 diabetes and evidence of kidney injury, supplementation with n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) does not reduce urine albumin excretion but is associated with a reduction ...

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