Genetics

Researchers find gene for urethral obstruction

Even before birth, an obstructed urethra can cause a variety of issues in the unborn child, ranging from mild urinary problems to kidney failure. This highly variable disease is called LUTO (lower urinary tract obstruction). ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

AUA: Botox injections may reduce urinary incontinence

(HealthDay)—Botulinum toxin A (Botox) injections may be a useful treatment for urinary incontinence, according to two studies scheduled to be presented Friday at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association, ...

Surgery

Urinary retention seen in ~5% of posterior lumbar surgeries

(HealthDay)—The risk of developing postoperative urinary retention (POUR) after posterior lumbar spine surgery is approximately 5 percent, with certain patient factors associated with higher risk, according to a study published ...

Medications

Certain antipsychotic meds tied to kidney problems in elderly

(HealthDay)—Kidney injury can be added to the list of possible harms related to use of three antipsychotic medications often prescribed to treat behavioral symptoms of dementia in older adults, a new study finds.

Oncology & Cancer

MRI-guided cryoablation viable for recurrent prostate cancer

(HealthDay)—In men with recurrent prostate cancer following radiation therapy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided focal cryoablation is feasible and seems safe, according to a study published in the August issue of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

rhBMP-2 linked to increased rate of retrograde ejaculation

(HealthDay)—For patients with lumbar spondylosis or spondylolisthesis of the lowest lumbar levels who undergo open anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) ...

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