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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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El Camino Hospital uses Leaf Patient Monitoring system to help prevent hospital-acquired pressure ulcers

El Camino Hospital uses Leaf Patient Monitoring system to help prevent hospital-acquired pressure ulcers

El Camino Hospital, a leader in the use of technology to improve patient care, is utilizing the Leaf Patient Monitoring system to help prevent hospital-acquired pressure ulcers by monitoring the position and movement of patients susceptible to bed sores. [More]
Mercy achieves national ranking for specialty care, earns No. 2 rank in Maryland

Mercy achieves national ranking for specialty care, earns No. 2 rank in Maryland

Mercy Medical Center has been ranked nationally in three adult medical specialties (Gynecology, Orthopedics, and Neurology/Neurosurgery), named a high performer in six key adult specialties, and further recognized as the #2 hospital in the State of Maryland for 2014-15 by U.S. News & World Report. [More]
Continuous antibiotics for children with antenatal hydronephrosis not necessary, study finds

Continuous antibiotics for children with antenatal hydronephrosis not necessary, study finds

Up to 5 percent of all prenatal ultrasounds uncover antenatal hydronephrosis, or enlarged kidneys, the most commonly detected prenatal abnormality in the United States. Many children with this abnormality are treated continually with preventive antibiotics for the first few years of life with the hopes of preventing the condition's associated urinary tract infections. [More]
Cytoreductive nephrectomy can benefit patients with mRCC

Cytoreductive nephrectomy can benefit patients with mRCC

Patients treated with targeted therapy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma may derive significant survival benefit from cytoreductive nephrectomy, particularly if their initial prognosis is good, study findings indicate. [More]
Marker identified for population of renal cancer cells with stem-cell-like features

Marker identified for population of renal cancer cells with stem-cell-like features

Researchers have identified a population of clear cell renal cell carcinoma cells positive for the CTR2 marker that possess some stem-cell-like features and are able to induce an angiogenic response in vivo. [More]
Alternative sunitinib treatment schedules for mRCC may be worth the switch

Alternative sunitinib treatment schedules for mRCC may be worth the switch

Some patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma who are switched from a traditional sunitinib treatment schedule to an alternative schedule fare better on survival measures and suffer fewer adverse events, a Japanese study has found. [More]
Marker identified for population of renal cancer cells with stem-cell-like features

Marker identified for population of renal cancer cells with stem-cell-like features

Researchers have identified a population of clear cell renal cell carcinoma cells positive for the CTR2 marker that possess some stem-cell-like features and are able to induce an angiogenic response in vivo. Targeting CTR2 was shown to decrease drug resistance to cisplatin. [More]
Epigenetic test helps eliminate unnecessary repeat prostate biopsies

Epigenetic test helps eliminate unnecessary repeat prostate biopsies

More than one million prostate biopsies are performed each year in the U.S. alone, including many repeat biopsies for fear of cancer missed. Therefore there is a need to develop diagnostic tests that will help avoid unnecessary repeat biopsies. [More]
Beckman announces national availability of Prostate Health Index

Beckman announces national availability of Prostate Health Index

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, a global leader in prostate cancer diagnostics, announces national availability of the Prostate Health Index (phi)*, a simple, non‐invasive blood test that is three times more specific in detecting prostate cancer1 than PSA (prostate‐specific antigen). [More]
α1-adrenoceptor blockade improves nocturia and sleep quality

α1-adrenoceptor blockade improves nocturia and sleep quality

Treatment with an α1-adrenoceptor antagonist drug is associated with significant improvements in nocturia, sleep quality and lower urinary tract symptoms in women with voiding symptoms, study findings show. [More]
Sixteen cores better than 12 for prostate cancer detection

Sixteen cores better than 12 for prostate cancer detection

Sixteen-core prostate biopsy has a slightly higher cancer detection rate than 12-core biopsy, but with a similar safety profile and no increased detection of clinically insignificant tumours, study findings show. [More]
Robot-assisted surgery to control prostate cancer effective in controlling disease for 10 years

Robot-assisted surgery to control prostate cancer effective in controlling disease for 10 years

Robot-assisted surgery to remove cancerous prostate glands is effective in controlling the disease for 10 years, according to a new study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. [More]
Mayo Clinic achieves Honor Roll status in U.S. News and World Report's top hospitals ranking

Mayo Clinic achieves Honor Roll status in U.S. News and World Report's top hospitals ranking

Mayo Clinic has achieved the highest honor in U.S. News and World Report's ranking of top hospitals. Mayo Clinic earned more number one rankings than any other provider, ranking number one or number two in 11 of the 12 specialties based on reputation, services and volumes, safety and clinical outcomes. [More]

Game theory identifies ideal time to disrupt metastatic cancer cell cooperation

Cancer's no game, but researchers at Johns Hopkins are borrowing ideas from evolutionary game theory to learn how cells cooperate within a tumor to gather energy. [More]
Mount Sinai Hospital earns top rankings on the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Honor Roll

Mount Sinai Hospital earns top rankings on the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Honor Roll

By earning "top rankings" in six out of 16 medical specialties, The Mount Sinai Hospital achieved "Honor Roll" status in this year's U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" guidebook. [More]
Memorial Sloan Kettering ranked number one cancer hospital in the U.S.

Memorial Sloan Kettering ranked number one cancer hospital in the U.S.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is proud and honored to announce it has been named the number one hospital for cancer care in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report in its annual listing of Best Hospitals. Since the inception of the revered list 25 years ago, MSK has held either the first or second spot each year. [More]
Cedars-Sinai named to Honor Roll in America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

Cedars-Sinai named to Honor Roll in America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

With 12 medical specialties rated among the finest in the nation, Cedars-Sinai has been named to the Honor Roll in the 2014-15 issue of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. [More]
Prostate cancer more likely to be aggressive in younger men

Prostate cancer more likely to be aggressive in younger men

The number of younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased nearly 6-fold in the last 20 years, and the disease is more likely to be aggressive in these younger men, according to a new analysis from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. [More]
LUTS questionnaire validated in Japanese population

LUTS questionnaire validated in Japanese population

The Core Lower Urinary Symptom Score questionnaire has been validated for use in Japanese patients and may be useful as a screening tool in both clinical or research settings, researchers report. [More]

Urge incontinence therapy may relieve stress incontinence

Anticholinergic medication appears to be effective as a treatment for stress and mixed urinary incontinence, results of a small clinical trial indicate. [More]