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Good long-term cancer control following a laparoscopic surgery for bladder cancer

New findings suggest that long-term survival rates following laparoscopic surgery for bladder cancer are comparable to those of open surgery. Published in BJU International, the largest study to date with long-term follow-up after this type of minimally invasive surgery, indicate that prospective randomized trials comparing these two bladder cancer surgeries are warranted. The removal of […]

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Laparoscopic surgery for bladder cancer leads to good long-term cancer control

Bert Vorstman, MD,MS,FAAP,FRACS,FACS www.urologyweb.com Findings indicate that long-term survival rates for bladder cancer after laparoscopic surgery are comparable that those of open surgery. The study, published in BJU International indicates that prospective randomized trials comparing these two bladder cancer surgeries are warranted. A treatment for muscle invasive and high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer is the […]

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Method to assess UTI risk in women after pelvic-floor surgery

Bert Vorstman, MD,MS,FAAP,FRACS,FACS www.urologyweb.com The latest issue of PLOS ONE reported that researchers may have found a method to assess the women at risk for developing a urinary tract infection (UTI) following pelvic-floor surgery. Urinary tract infections (UTI), the most common type of bacterial infection, have estimated treatments costs exceeding USD$1 billion a year in […]

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Testing for drug-resistant bacteria before prostate biopsy can reduce infections

Bert Vorstman, MD,MS,FAAP,FRACS,FACS www.urologyweb.com Simple rectal swab cultures prior to prostate biopsy procedures can stop some infections found after the procedure due to drug-resistant Escherichia coli. Rhode Island Hospital researchers found that the cultures test for antibiotic-resistant E. Coli and the findings are used to direct the selection of antimicrobial prophylaxis used for the procedure. […]

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