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Urology kidney bladder prostate

Mahir Maruf, Piyush K Agarwal, Abhinav Sidana
INTRODUCTION: The Physician Payment Sunshine Act was enacted to increase the transparency of financial relationships between physicians and the pharmaceutical industry. These financial relationships are prevalent in the field of oncology, as they are in other fields of medicine. We explored the relationship between industry and urologists for compensations associated with the treatment of urologic malignancies. METHODS: The publicly available Open Payments database was obtained from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...
August 2017: Seminars in Oncology
Cinzia Antognelli, Vincenzo Nicola Talesa
Urological cancers include a spectrum of malignancies affecting organs of the reproductive and/or urinary systems, such as prostate, kidney, bladder, and testis. Despite improved primary prevention, detection and treatment, urological cancers are still characterized by an increasing incidence and mortality worldwide. While advances have been made towards understanding the molecular bases of these diseases, a complete understanding of the pathological mechanisms remains an unmet research goal that is essential for defining safer pharmacological therapies and prognostic factors, especially for the metastatic stage of these malignancies for which no effective therapies are currently being used...
January 31, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Zahava Vadasz, Jacob Rubinstein, Jacob Bejar, Hilla Sheffer, Sarel Halachmi
OBJECTIVE: A highly sensitive and specific urine marker for the detection of recurrent urothelial cancer and for screening healthy population or people at risk for urothelial cancer has not been found yet. As urine cytology is not sensitive enough, patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer need lifelong follow-up involving multiple invasive cystoscopies. Our aims of study were to examine the expression of semaphorin 3A in urothelial cancer patients and to evaluate semaphorin 3A as a potential marker for urothelial cancer...
December 26, 2017: Urologic Oncology
Fouad Aoun, Simone Albisinni, Marc Zanaty, Toufic Hassan, Gunter Janetschek, Roland van Velthoven
INTRODUCTION: To date, bilateral pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) represents the most accurate and reliable staging procedure for the detection of lymph node invasion in prostate cancer and bladder cancer. However, the procedure is not devoid of complications. In this field, Indocyanine green fluorescence-guided sentinel lymph node (SLN) identification is an emerging and promising technique, as accurate staging of urologic cancer could be enhanced by a thorough evaluation of the sentinel lymph nodes...
December 14, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
Kristy D Nguyen, Zain Z Hyder, Marshall D Shaw, Sarah B Maness, Michael S Cookson, Sanjay G Patel, Kelly L Stratton
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate effects of PCP density, insurance status, and urologist presence on stage of diagnosis for urologic malignancies. Cancer stage at diagnosis is an important outcome predictor. Studies have shown an inverse relationship to primary care physician (PCP) density and insurance coverage with stage of cancer diagnosis. METHODS: Data was obtained from OK2Share, an Oklahoma Central Cancer Registry, for bladder, kidney, and prostate cancer from 2000 to 2010...
November 13, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
Petrit Nuraj, Nexhmi Hyseni
Background: The obstructive hydronephrosis is a term that implicates the structural and functional changes of the kidneys as a result of difficulties in the flow of urine. Hydronephrosis specifically describes dilation and swelling of the kidney. Hydronephrosis is a condition that typically occurs when the kidney swells due to the failure of normal drainage of urine from the kidney to the bladder. Our aim was to evaluate the degree of hydronephrosis, causes and diagnostic method. Material and...
September 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
Sehoon Park, Jung Nam An, Jung Pyo Lee, Yun Kyu Oh, Dong Ki Kim, Kwon Wook Joo, Yon Su Kim, Chun Soo Lim
Recent evidence for the clinical significance of postoperative hyponatremia after urologic surgeries remains scarce. We examined the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of electrolyte imbalance in urologic surgery. Patients with newly developed hyponatremia, defined as a sodium level lower than 135 mEq/L within 7 days after surgery, were included in our study group. The primary outcome was progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Secondary outcome was composition of progression to ESRD and creatinine doubling/eGFR halving from baseline...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
Eun-A Kim
Particulate matter (PM) has been found to damage vital body organs, including the lungs and heart, through vascular damage and oxidative stress. Recently, renal function and chronic urologic diseases have also been found to be related to PM. To investigate this, we reviewed the characteristics of PM related to renal toxicity, including recent studies on the associations of urologic diseases with PM. PM can include constituents that cause renal toxicity, such as lead, cadmium, arsenic, and crystalline silica, which result in renal tubular or interstitial damage...
September 2017: International Neurourology Journal
Antonio Luigi Pastore, Ana Mir, Serena Maruccia, Giovanni Palleschi, Antonio Carbone, Cristina Lopez, Nuria Camps, Joan Palou
PURPOSE: Interest in the disease-specific psychological well-being of patients with cancer has increased, and it has been estimated that less than half of all patients with cancer are properly identified and subsequently treated for anxiety or depression. The aim of this study is to evaluate psychological distress in uro-oncological patients undergoing different surgeries: radical cystectomy, radical prostatectomy, radical nephrectomy, or transurethral resection (TUR) before the surgery...
December 2017: Urologic Oncology
S J MacLennan, S E Murdoch, T Cox
There is a growing body of evidence on the importance of work following a diagnosis of cancer and the need to provide better information, advice and related support to patients on work engagement. The aim of this study was to better understand the nature of those needs and to identify better ways to meet these for those with a urological cancer. The focus was on the issues that were common to three key stakeholder groups. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with stakeholders in North East Scotland: 12 individuals with kidney, bladder or prostate cancer, 10 healthcare providers and 10 managers from large organisations...
September 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
Ziyi Cao, Song Wu
The technique of whole genome amplification is advancing rapidly and generating attention on detecting genomic lesions in individual cancer cells. Also, single-cell genome could label the uniqueness of each cell, its individual mutations and structural variations especially in cancer studies. In this Review, we provide the insight into the current state of single-cell genome in urological tumor mainly including kidney cancer, bladder cancer and prostate cancer. We put more forward on the new progress of the technique used by single-cell genomes and different results of the genes transform on random tumor tissue from single cell isolated on account of tumor heterogeneity...
September 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Tullika Garg, Amanda J Young, Korey A Kost, John F Danella, Sharon Larson, Matthew E Nielsen, H Lester Kirchner
PURPOSE: We describe age, multiple chronic condition profiles and health system contact in patients with urological cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using Geisinger Health System electronic health records we identified adult primary care patients and a subset with at least 1 urology encounter between 2001 and 2015. The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality Chronic Condition Indicator and Clinical Classifications Software tools were applied to ICD-9 codes to identify chronic conditions...
February 2018: Journal of Urology
Fengju Chen, Yiqun Zhang, Dominick Bossé, Aly-Khan A Lalani, A Ari Hakimi, James J Hsieh, Toni K Choueiri, Don L Gibbons, Michael Ittmann, Chad J Creighton
Urologic cancers include cancers of the bladder, kidney, prostate, and testes, with common molecular features spanning different types. Here, we show that 1954 urologic cancers can be classified into nine major genomic subtypes, on the basis of multidimensional and comprehensive molecular characterization (including DNA methylation and copy number, and RNA and protein expression). Tissue dominant effects are first removed computationally in order to define these subtypes, which reveal common processes-reflecting in part tumor microenvironmental influences-driving cellular behavior across tumor lineages...
August 4, 2017: Nature Communications
F Gómez-Veiga, A Alcaraz-Asensio, J Burgos-Revilla, J M Cózar-Olmo
OBJECTIVE: To put forth new findings of urologic oncology with impact on clinical practice presented during 2016 in the main annual meetings. ACQUISITION OF EVIDENCE: This document reviews abstracts on prostate, kidney and bladder cancer presented at the congresses of 2016 (EAU, AUA, ASCO, ESMO and ASTRO) and publications with the highest impact in this period valued with the highest scores by the OncoForum committee. SYNTHESIS OF EVIDENCE: In High-Risk Renal-Cell carcinoma after nephrectomy, disease-free survival was significantly greater for sunitinib than placebo group, with adverse events more frequents...
November 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
Giacomo Verzotti, Vanessa Fenner, Gregory Wirth, Christophe E Iselin
Acute urinary retention is one of the most frequent urologic emergencies. It occurs mostly in elderly males that suffer from prostate enlargement. Very rare in women, it is essentially caused by vaginal prolapse and neurologic disease. Patients with acute urinary retention suffer from lower abdominal pain and cannot void. Medical history is the cornerstone of diagnosis. Rarely palpable on abdominal examination, an overfilled bladder may be revealed by dullness on supra-pubic percussion. Acute urinary retention may lead to a decrease in kidney function, and on the long term to detrusor hypocontractility...
November 30, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
Shangqian Wang, Dong Gao, Yu Chen
Technical advances in the development of organoid systems enable cell lines, primary adult cells, or stem or progenitor cells to develop into diverse, multicellular entities, which can self-renew, self-organize, and differentiate. These 3D organoid cultures have proven to be of value in increasing our understanding of the biology of disease and offer the potential of regenerative and genetic therapies. The successful application of 3D organoids derived from adult tissue into urological cancer research can further our understanding of these diseases and could also provide preclinical cancer models to realize the precision medicine paradigm by therapeutic screening of individual patient samples ex vivo...
July 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
Amanda Dalpiaz, Jason Gandhi, Noel L Smith, Gautam Dagur, Richard Schwamb, Steven J Weissbart, Sardar Ali Khan
INTRODUCTION: Appendicitis is a prevailing cause of acute abdomen, but is often difficult to diagnose due to its wide range of symptoms, anatomical variations, and developmental abnormalities. Urological disorders of the genitourinary tract may be closely related to appendicitis due to the close proximity of the appendix to the genitourinary tract. This review provides a summary of the urological complications and simulations of appendicitis. Both typical and urological symptoms of appendicitis are discussed, as well as recommended diagnostic and treatment methods...
January 2017: Current Urology
Ashley Di Meo, Jenni Bartlett, Yufeng Cheng, Maria D Pasic, George M Yousef
There is a growing trend towards exploring the use of a minimally invasive "liquid biopsy" to identify biomarkers in a number of cancers, including urologic malignancies. Multiple aspects can be assessed in circulating cell-free DNA, including cell-free DNA levels, integrity, methylation and mutations. Other prospective liquid biopsy markers include circulating tumor cells, circulating RNAs (miRNA, lncRNAs and mRNAs), cell-free proteins, peptides and exosomes have also emerged as non-invasive cancer biomarkers...
April 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer
Xiaobing Liu, Qingjian Wu, Longkun Li
The enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) is a core subunit of the polycomb repressor complex 2 (PRC2), which is overexpressed in numerous cancers and mutated in several others. Notably, EZH2 acts not only a critical epigenetic repressor through its role in histone methylation, it is also an activator of gene expression, acting through multiple signaling pathways in distinct cancer types. Increasing evidence suggests that EZH2 is an oncogene and is central to initiation, growth and progression of urological cancers...
June 6, 2017: Oncotarget
Tchin Darré, Koué Folligan, Tchilabalo Matchonna Kpatcha, Kokou Kanassoua, Edoe Sewa, Sassil Daré, Kodjo Tengue, Koffi Amégbor, Gado Napo Koura
Background: Urological cancers are an important public health issue and pose problems with diagnosis and adequate management in developing countries. Our aim was to determine and report epidemiological and histological features of urological cancers in Togo. Materials and methods: A retrospective descriptive study was conducted of cases of urological cancers observed in the laboratory of pathological anatomy of the CHU Tokoin over the last 4 years (2012-2016). The parameters studied were frequency, age, sex, sites of development and histological type...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
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