Changes in surgery methods significantly reduces antibiotic resistance
Madrid, 21 March 2015 – A new study shows how changing working methods in surgery can significantly reduce bacterial resistance to antibiotics, while maintaining protection against infection and reducing costs by up to 60%. This work is being presented at the European Association of Urology conference in Madrid.
Smokers at twice risk of prostate cancer recurring after surgery
Madrid, 21 March 2015 – Current smokers, and those who have quit smoking less than 10 years previously, have twice the risk of a recurrence of prostate cancer after surgery, according to new research presented at the European Association of Urology conference in Madrid.
Study shows regaining normal sexual functioning is “rare” after prostate operations
Madrid, 22 March 2015 – Regaining normal erectile function is rare after the most common prostate operation, radical prostatectomy. This is the main result of a new study which is presented at the European Association of Urology Congress in Madrid.
Major new study suggests younger men need to review priorities with time after surgery for high-risk prostate cancer
Madrid, 22 March 2015 – Does age affect the outcomes of men after radical prostatectomy for high-risk prostate cancer? Does a long post-operative cancer specific survival make a difference in outcomes in such patients? A major new study suggests that both the age of the patient and the time survived since the operation have a significant impact in terms of cause of death. In practical terms this means that, for young men with high-risk prostate cancer, doctors may have to re-evaluate long-term clinical priorities with increasing time since surgery. This study is being presented at the European Association of Urology conference in Madrid.
Cost of dealing with incontinence after prostate operation averages €210 per year
Madrid, 23 March 2015 – Incontinence is a common side-effect in men after treatment for prostate cancer. Now a new study not only confirms the high rates of post-operation incontinence, but also for the first time details some of the significant economic costs facing men – on average €210 per year after surgery, in some cases rising to as much as €283 in the first year. This work is presented at the European Association of Urology conference in Madrid.