Welcome to Web Physicians, we connect you with expert advice from registered physicians globally

It's free and easy to create your profile, read physician blogs and connect with users and physicians, so get started!

Sign-up here »

Already a member?

Remember Me

Search

 

Welcome to Web Physicians, click the link below to join the community!

Site Wide Activity [RSS]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: Provenge is Now Covered by Medicare   8 years, 4 months ago

    Patrick Conway, MD, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) chief medical officer has announced that Medicare will pay for the expensive immunotherapeutic agent sipuleucel-T (Provenge) for the treatment of advanced castrate resistant prostate cancer treatment.  CMS has determined that the drug is effective in metastatic hormone-refractory disease, and it had previously proposed to pay [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: Alternative Procedure is Available for Treating Enlarged Prostate   8 years, 4 months ago

    According to Dr. Joao Martins Pisco, lead author of a study presented on March 29, 2011 at the annual meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology in Chicago, a new treatment called prostatic artery embolization (PAE) may be used in certain patients with prostates larger than 60 cubic centimeters and who have serious <a href=”http://www.farrlabs.com/index.php/cysta-q-26.html” [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: Diabetes Mellitus is Associated With Increased Prostate Tumor Risk   8 years, 4 months ago

    Even though previous studies have suggested that men with diabetes mellitus (DM) have a lower risk of prostate cancer, Duke University researchers now report that their findings suggest that there is a relationship between DM and increased risk of aggressive prostate [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: New Findings Show that Prostate Cancer Can Adapt to Survive Hormone Therapy   8 years, 4 months ago

    A recent study at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, researchers found that when a common type of prostate cancer was treated with conventional hormone ablation therapy that blocks androgen production or androgen receptor (AR) function, which increases the growth of the tumor, the cancer was able to adapt to [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: Mortality Rate for Prostate Cancer Higher in UK than US   8 years, 4 months ago

    According to researchers in the United Kingdom, prostate cancer is the cause of half of the deaths of men diagnosed with the disease, challenging the notion that prostate caner patients die with rather than of the disease.  Their data show that the number of deaths specifically from prostate cancer was around [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: Provenge is Now Covered by Medicare   8 years, 4 months ago

    Patrick Conway, MD, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) chief medical officer has announced that Medicare will pay for the expensive immunotherapeutic agent sipuleucel-T (Provenge) for the treatment of advanced castrate resistant prostate cancer treatment.  CMS has determined that the drug is effective in metastatic hormone-refractory disease, and it had previously proposed to pay [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: Dallas Urologist Develops HIdES Technique to Minimize Kidney Surgery Scarring in Children and Young Adults   8 years, 4 months ago

    Patricio Gargollo, M.D., a urologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, has developed a minimally invasive procedure to eliminate scarring in kidney surgeries on his pediatric patients.  This new technique, which is just as effective as more common surgical techniques such as laparoscopy, is called hidden incision endoscopic [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: Alternative Procedure is Available for Treating Enlarged Prostate   8 years, 4 months ago

    According to Dr. Joao Martins Pisco, lead author of a study presented on March 29, 2011 at the annual meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology in Chicago, a new treatment called prostatic artery embolization (PAE) may be used in certain patients with prostates larger than 60 cubic centimeters and who [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: Prostate Cancer Survival Rate Improves with Short Term Hormone Therapy Coupled with Radiation Therapy   8 years, 4 months ago

    A new study published by the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) in the New England Journal of Medicine and supported by grants from the National Cancer Institute found that short-term hormone therapy (androgen deprivation therapy –ADT) given in combination with radiation therapy for me in early-state prostate cancer increases their chance of surviving longer and [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: Diabetes Mellitus is Associated With Increased Prostate Tumor Risk   8 years, 4 months ago

    Even though previous studies have suggested that men with diabetes mellitus (DM) have a lower risk of prostate cancer, Duke University researchers now report that their findings suggest that there is a relationship between DM and increased risk of aggressive prostate tumors.

    Leah Gerber, [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: Resection and Vaporatization Treatments for BPH about Equally Safe   8 years, 4 months ago

    Carlos Capitan, MD, and colleagues at the Hospital Universitario Fundacion Alcorcon, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid have found that improvements in symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia are similar after treatment by transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) or photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) by laser, and complication rates are [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: Resection and Vaporatization Treatments for BPH about Equally Safe   8 years, 4 months ago

    Carlos Capitan, MD, and colleagues at the Hospital Universitario Fundacion Alcorcon, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid have found that improvements in symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia are similar after treatment by transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) or photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) by laser, [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: No Relationship Found Between Weight Changes and LUTS   8 years, 4 months ago

    Even though obesity has been related to lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in aging men, new findings from researchers at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota suggest that modest weight loss may not prevent the onset or progression of LUTS among these men.  Also, no relationship [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: Tests for Overactive Bladder Drugs Produce Mixed Results   8 years, 4 months ago

    A randomized placebo-controlled trial showed that overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms decreased significantly within four weeks after the start of treatment with the investigational beta-3 agonist mirabegron.  Frequency of urinary incontinence and urination decreased significantly with two different doses of mirabegron.

    This improvement in symptoms was correlated with improvement in patient-reported [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: Erectile Dysfunction is Associated with Use of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs   8 years, 5 months ago

    In a report published earlier this year in the Journal of Urology, researchers found that regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with erectile dysfunction (ED).  The research team had gone into this study thinking that they would find that NSAIDS would actually have a protective [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: Pomegranate Extract Slows Down Prostate Cancer Progresssion   8 years, 5 months ago

    In a phase 2 double-blind study led by Michael A. Carducci, MD, of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, researchers found that treatment with the pomegranate extract (POMx) was associated with a greater than six-month median increase in PSA doubling time (PSADT).  Previous research had shown that pomegranate extract, [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: FDA Warns Against Procedure Used to Treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse   8 years, 5 months ago

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have announced that a mesh device used to support the pelvic organs and help ease incontinence in women seems to be riskier than previously thought.  The surgical placement of this device through the vagina to fix a condition known as pelvic organ prolapse might have increased risks as [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: Johns Hopkins Students Create Device to Improve Kidney Dialysis Process   8 years, 5 months ago

    Bioengineering graduate students at Johns Hopkins University have invented a device that can reduce the risk of infection, clotting, and narrowing of the blood vessels in kidney dialysis patients.

    The students discovered the need for such a device last year when they accompanied physicians on hospital rounds as part of their program.  One doctor had to [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: Mortality Rate for Prostate Cancer Higher in UK than US   8 years, 5 months ago

    According to researchers in the United Kingdom, prostate cancer is the cause of half of the deaths of men diagnosed with the disease, challenging the notion that prostate caner patients die with rather than of the disease.  Their data show that the number of deaths specifically from prostate [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: Prostate Cancer Survival Rate Improves with Short Term Hormone Therapy Coupled with Radiation Therapy   8 years, 5 months ago

    A new study published by the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) in the New England Journal of Medicine and supported by grants from the National Cancer Institute found that short-term hormone therapy (androgen deprivation therapy –ADT) given in combination with radiation therapy for me in early-state prostate cancer increases their chance [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: Relationship Between Kidney Cancer and Arsenic Found   8 years, 5 months ago

    A new study in the Journal of Urology finds that people with moderately elevated levels of arsenic in their urine may have an increased risk of kidney cancer, especially if they have high blood pressure and kidney disease.  This does not necessarily mean that arsenic leads [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: Alternative Procedure is Available for Treating Enlarged Prostate   8 years, 5 months ago

    According to Dr. Joao Martins Pisco, lead author of a study presented on March 29, 2011 at the annual meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology in Chicago, a new treatment called prostatic artery embolization (PAE) may be used in certain patients with prostates larger than 60 cubic centimeters and who [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: New Findings Show that Prostate Cancer Can Adapt to Survive Hormone Therapy   8 years, 5 months ago

    A recent study at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, researchers found that when a common type of prostate cancer was treated with conventional hormone ablation therapy that blocks androgen production or androgen receptor (AR) function, which increases the growth of the tumor, the cancer was able to [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: Dallas Urologist Develops HIdES Technique to Minimize Kidney Surgery Scarring in Children and Young Adults   8 years, 5 months ago

    Patricio Gargollo, M.D., a urologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, has developed a minimally invasive procedure to eliminate scarring in kidney surgeries on his pediatric patients.  This new technique, which is just as effective as more common surgical techniques such as laparoscopy, is [...]

  • Avatar

    admin wrote a new blog post: Long Term Acetaminophen Use Associated with Lower Prostate Cancer Risk   8 years, 5 months ago

    A new study from American Cancer Society shows that acetaminophen use of 30 tablets a month or more for five or more years was associated with an estimated 38% lower risk for prostate cancer. This study is one of the two studies of prostate cancer to date that have examined the association with acetaminophen [...]