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Erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy: new surgical technique

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MRI could help avoid prostate biopsy

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SSRIs: oncolytic and chemosensitising benefits should be exploited in clinical practice

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Primary Care Cancer: Monthly Essentials January 2017

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Vaccines fast-tracked to prevent global epidemics

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Yorkshire CCGs place ban on expensive treatments

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Antidepressants to treat cancer? SSRIs show oncolytic and chemosensitizing effects

A review of published evidence suggests that SSRIs combat more than cancer-related depression.

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Prostate cancer: high-tech facilities have lower racial disparities in care

Technology use correlates with high-quality care.

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Urothelial cancer: pembrolizumab shows durable response in advanced disease

The first report of the activity and safety of pembrolizumab in patients with advanced urothelial cancer.

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Bladder dysfunction in MS: prevalence, correlates over time characterized

Bladder dysfunction became more prevalent over time and was correlated with other sequelae of multiple sclerosis.

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Localized prostate cancer: does HIFU deliver on expectations of better QoL?

Prospective study shows QoL scores similar to that associated with standard treatment options.

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Prostate cancer: does the new ISUP grouping system improve accuracy of risk prediction?

The new 5-tier grouping system predicted recurrence-free survival, but was it better than the current 3-tier grouping method?

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Prostate cancer: PSA nadir >0.5 ng/mL after RT/ADT identifies high-risk for death

PSA nadir over 0.5 ng/mL could be used to select men for early entry into clinical trials prior to PSA recurrence.

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Prostate cancer: metformin effects consistent across ethnicities

The jury is still out on metformin and prostate cancer, but effects do not differ between Chinese vs non-Chinese groups

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Significant antimicrobial-resistant E. coli, Klebsiella UTI seen in long-term care facility residents

Clinicians caring for residents of LTCF should select/use antibiotics judiciously, after surveillance efforts to guide management.

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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors
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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors

Organisations representing doctors have warned Brexit must not be permitted to threaten Europe’s health.

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Locally advanced urothelial carcinoma: adjuvant chemotherapy boots survival after RNU

First large-scale study of patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma undergoing upfront radical nephroureterectomy.

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MCRPC: low NLR linked to improved survival with docetaxel

Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio ≤3 was associated with a mean benefit in OS of almost 15 mo.

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Surrogate end points for all-cause mortality in prostate cancer patients
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Surrogate end points for all-cause mortality in prostate cancer patients

Comparison of surrogate end points for death in patients with localized and unfavorable-risk prostate cancer.

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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report
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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report

According to the OECD, more than 10 per cent of hospital expenditure is spent on correcting preventable medical mistakes or infections.

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