Well — this is a sort of progress, one hopes!

According to the abstract of a newly published paper by Krouwel et al. in Urology (“the Gold Journal”), we now have formal evidence that most urology residents in at least The Netherlands feel that they receive insufficient training in the management of men with erectile dysfunction. … READ MORE …

Short-term outcomes after radical prostatectomy and surgeon training/practice site

Now here’s some data that may cause a bit of a furore … so before the US-based urologists get upset, we’d like to point out that this is a Canadian study based on data from members of the Canadian urology community in a single, unidentified Canadian province! … READ MORE …

Resistance training and quality of life among men on ADT

A newly published study has added to the mounting evidence that resistance training and related exercises are a valuable complement to medical care for men on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). … READ MORE …

Strength training and quality of life in Black prostate cancer patients on ADT

Black males have high rates of incidence and mortality associated with prostate cancer … significantly higher than Caucasians of similar ages. Thus, Black male patients are more likely to require androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer (PCa), and suffer associated side effects (including loss of muscle mass, weakness, fatigue, and reduced quality of life [QoL]). … READ MORE …

Kegel exercises, incontinence, training, and recovery of continence after RP

A new study just published in The Lancet has reported that  — among men who have urinary incontinence 6 weeks after a radical prostatectomy (RP) — formal one-on-one training of patients by expert therapists does not in fact reduce the rate of continence at 12 months compared to patients in a control group. … READ MORE …

Should prostate cancer patients start doing Kegels before surgery?

The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink has always believed that preoperative training of the pelvic floor muscles (using Kegel exercises) would be likely to improve recovery of continence after radical prostatectomy, … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Today’s reports address:

  • How German prostate cancer specialists would treat themselves
  • Identification of patients appropriate for focal therapy
  • Italian management of men with an elevated PSA level
  • Triple therapy for men with T3a,b disease … READ MORE …