Link Between Use Of ED Medications After Radical Prostatectomy And Biochemical Recurrence.

Posted: February 6, 2015

Medscape (1/28, Mulcahy) reports that research published in Journal of Urology suggests that there may be “an association between the use of erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs after radical prostatectomy and biochemical recurrence.” The investigators “were surprised by the findings; they had hypothesized that the drugs would be protective because multiple lab studies and an observational […]


Smoking May Be Linked To Worse Outcomes In Prostate Cancer Patients.

Posted: February 3, 2015

HealthDay reports that research published in BJU International suggests that smoking may be linked to worse outcomes in patients with prostate cancer. Investigators found “that the likelihood of surviving prostate cancer for a decade without experiencing any disease recurrence was about 66 percent among patients who had never smoked.” Comparatively, the percentage dropped to 52 […]


Targeted Fusion-Guided Approach To Prostate Biopsy May Improve Detection Rates Of High-Risk Cancers

Posted: January 29, 2015

Medscape reports that research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that “a targeted fusion-guided approach to prostate biopsy improves detection rates of high-risk cancers while finding fewer low-risk cancers when compared with the standard approach of 12 core biopsy that is currently used in clinical practice.” This “new approach electronically superimposes […]


Make it easier for patients to get the medications they need

Posted: January 23, 2015

In this Op-ed, Virginia Urology physician Dr. Monahan worked with the Medical Society of Virginia focusing on the increase in prior-authorization required for medications and the interruption in care that is negatively impacting patients. Below is a except and a link to the entire article which is featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch. Many patients […]


Robot linked with improved Kidney Ca Care

Posted: January 5, 2015

Kidney cancer patients were more likely to undergo partial nephrectomy when treated in hospitals that were early adopters of robotic surgery, according to a recent report that one leading expert calls “some of the best evidence to date of a favorable impact of surgical robots in urologic care.” For the study, which was published in […]


Health News Article-Drinking Water and Kidney Stone Prevention

Posted: December 22, 2014

Article Title: To Prevent More Kidney Stones, Drink Water Article Source: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/11/04/to-prevent-more-kidney-stones-drink-water/ Article Review: Through this health news article, new guidelines are reviewed from the American College of Physicians concerning kidney stones.  Individuals who have had a kidney stone are encouraged to drink enough fluids to produce 2 liters of urine per day.  This amount […]


Myths about UTI’s

Posted: December 15, 2014

What Is A Urinary Tract Infection? A Urinary Tract Infection, also known as a UTI, is an infection that involves the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. Urine passes through these structures before exiting the body. The upper urinary tract is comprised of the kidneys and ureters. Typically, when a UTI is located in this area, […]


Health News Article- Two Foods You Should Consider for Prostate Health

Posted: November 22, 2014

Article Title: Two Foods You Should Consider for Prostate Health Article Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/manuel-villacorta/prostate-health_b_6123896.html Article Review: Through this health news article, different foods are discussed that can help keep the prostate healthy. The month of November is dedicated to men’s health issues with “Movember” and prostate health fits perfectly into this category. Prostate cancer is an […]


Ways to Deal with an Enlarged Prostate

Posted: November 15, 2014

What Is an Enlarged Prostate? An enlarged prostate is also known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).  This is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. Typically, this enlargement occurs as men age, and over 17 million men in the United States currently are experiencing an enlarged prostate. It’s estimated that at least half of men […]


Dr. Robert Brown Discusses New Prostate Cancer Detection on ABC News

Posted: November 4, 2014

UroNav is a revolutionary new test that can better detect prostate cancer with pinpoint accuracy. Invivo brings the power of MRI to the urology suite with the introduction of the UroNav Fusion Biopsy System – the next generation of prostate care. Targeted MR/ultrasound biopsy is poised to become the new standard in prostate care. UroNav […]