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Urology is the field of medicine that focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males. In men, the urinary system overlaps with the reproductive system, and in women the urinary tract opens into the vulva. In both sexes, the urinary and reproductive tracts are close together, and disorders of one often affect the other. The organs covered by urology include the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs (testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis).
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CHLA physician discusses urological issues in children

CHLA physician discusses urological issues in children

Children's Hospital Los Angeles physician-scientist Roger E. De Filippo, MD, an associate professor of urology and director of Pediatric Urology Stem Cell Research at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California discusses how science, technology and parental care can lead to improved pediatric urological health. [More]
Actavis seeks FDA approval to market generic version of Quillivant XR

Actavis seeks FDA approval to market generic version of Quillivant XR

Actavis plc today confirmed that it has filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking approval to market Methylphenidate Hydrochloride for Extended-release Oral Suspension, 5 mg/mL. Actavis' ANDA product is a generic version of Pfizer and Tris Pharma's Quillivant XR®, which is a central nervous system stimulant indicated for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. [More]
Urologists evaluate physician adherence to AUA's BPH/LUTS guidelines

Urologists evaluate physician adherence to AUA's BPH/LUTS guidelines

Evidence-based guidelines play an increasing role in setting standards for medical practice and quality but are seldom systematically evaluated in the practice setting. Investigators evaluated the rate of physician adherence to the American Urological Association's guidelines on the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia/lower urinary tract symptoms (BPH/LUTS) to establish a benchmark for future research. [More]
Chesapeake Urology offers revolutionary biopsy system for detection, diagnosis of prostate cancer

Chesapeake Urology offers revolutionary biopsy system for detection, diagnosis of prostate cancer

Chesapeake Urology Associates ("Chesapeake"), continually on the forefront of clinical and technological innovation, offers a state-of-the-art prostate cancer diagnostic, which "fuses" detailed MRI scans with live, real-time ultrasound images of the prostate. [More]
Endo International enters into definitive agreement to acquire Auxilium Pharmaceuticals

Endo International enters into definitive agreement to acquire Auxilium Pharmaceuticals

Endo International plc and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Endo will acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Auxilium for a per share consideration of $33.25 in a cash and stock transaction. [More]
GenomOncology, med fusion partner to optimize treatment strategies for tumor

GenomOncology, med fusion partner to optimize treatment strategies for tumor

med fusion, an integrated molecular center of excellence and clinical trials service organization and GenomOncology, an Ohio based genomics technology and services provider, today announced a partnership to optimize treatment strategies based on the patient's disease state and tumor profile. [More]
Early potty training linked to increased risk of developing daytime wetting problems later

Early potty training linked to increased risk of developing daytime wetting problems later

Children who start toilet training before age 2 have a three times higher risk of developing daytime wetting problems later, according to new research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. [More]
USC researchers develop new methods to advance study of human brains, epilepsy

USC researchers develop new methods to advance study of human brains, epilepsy

USC biomedical engineers, neurologists and neurosurgeons develop new methods to advance the study of human brains and epilepsy. Studying the human brain is logistically complicated. Living samples of the complex and sensitive organ are limited and difficult to preserve, which means that research on them must be conducted quickly before they expire. [More]
Ferring Pharmaceuticals to introduce new cranberry flavor option of PREPOPIK in 2015

Ferring Pharmaceuticals to introduce new cranberry flavor option of PREPOPIK in 2015

Colonoscopy is an important and widely used screening tool for colorectal cancer, but for many patients the bowel-preparation process is more uncomfortable than the procedure itself. To offer an alternative choice in bowel preparation, Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. will introduce a new cranberry flavor option of PREPOPIK in January 2015. [More]
Metamark expands prostate cancer test services to include PROGENSAPCA3 assay

Metamark expands prostate cancer test services to include PROGENSAPCA3 assay

Metamark announced today the expansion of its prostate cancer test services to now include the PROGENSA® PCA3 assay, a urine-based test that can help confirm negative prostate biopsies, and ERG, a companion test to the company's existing PTEN assay. [More]
Phase 3 COU-AA-302 results show ZYTIGA plus prednisone prolongs overall survival in men with chemotherapy-naive mCRPC

Phase 3 COU-AA-302 results show ZYTIGA plus prednisone prolongs overall survival in men with chemotherapy-naive mCRPC

A final analysis of the Phase 3 COU-AA-302 trial presented today at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2014 Congress in Madrid, Spain showed that ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) plus prednisone significantly prolonged overall survival (OS), compared to an active control of placebo plus prednisone, in men with chemotherapy-naive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). [More]
ED more prevalent than previously thought

ED more prevalent than previously thought

Specialists in treatment of erectile dysfunction recognize that ED is more prevalent than previously recognized. [More]
Scientists discover new clues about drug used in treating blood cancer

Scientists discover new clues about drug used in treating blood cancer

Keck Medicine of USC scientists have discovered new clues about a drug instrumental in treating a certain blood cancer that may provide important targets for researchers searching for cures. [More]
Researchers awarded $16 million NIMH grant to create genetic resource for psychiatric disorders

Researchers awarded $16 million NIMH grant to create genetic resource for psychiatric disorders

A multi-institutional team of researchers studying schizophrenia and bipolar disorder has been awarded a $16 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to create the most extensive genetic resource to date for these two devastating psychiatric disorders, using data assembled by the University of Southern California. [More]

Guidelines for management of small renal masses questioned

Partial nephrectomy and percutaneous ablation for small and localised renal masses produce similar rates of local tumour recurrence, report US researchers. [More]
Storage symptoms more severe in men with comorbid diabetes

Storage symptoms more severe in men with comorbid diabetes

A study of men with lower urinary tract symptoms and benign prostatic hyperplasia suggests that the presence of comorbid diabetes is associated with more severe urological symptoms. [More]
New score developed to predict presence of ‘sticky’ perirenal fat

New score developed to predict presence of ‘sticky’ perirenal fat

Researchers have devised an image-based scoring system for predicting the presence of “sticky” fat around the kidney, researchers say. [More]
Sanovas announces commercialization of MicroCam System via Healthmark Industries

Sanovas announces commercialization of MicroCam System via Healthmark Industries

Sanovas Inc., a Life Science company accelerating the development and commercialization of next-generation micro-invasive diagnostics, devices and drug delivery technologies, announced today that its MicroCam Inc. subsidiary has commenced commercialization of the MicroCam System via its OEM partnership with Healthmark Industries, which is launching its new product—Flexible Inspection Scope—this week. [More]
Guidelines recommending routine prostate cancer screening for elderly men have minimal effect

Guidelines recommending routine prostate cancer screening for elderly men have minimal effect

The effect of guidelines recommending that elderly men should not be routinely screened for prostate cancer "has been minimal at best," according to a new study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. [More]
Research roundup: Home health nurses' workloads; readmissions at the VA; SHOP choices

Research roundup: Home health nurses' workloads; readmissions at the VA; SHOP choices

In anticipation of next year's premium announcements and given some information already made public, concerns have surfaced about the potential for double-digit percent increases in nongroup and small-group health insurance premiums. This analysis shows that, although average annual increases in small-group premiums over the past 13 years averaged roughly 5.5 percent, double-digit average premium increases are common for states and large metropolitan areas. [More]