Treatments Articles


  • Declining use of radical prostatectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy despite more robotics: National population data over 15 years.

    To describe national surgical patterns of prostate cancer (PCa) care considering radical prostatectomy with or without pelvic lymphadenectomy and consideration of robotic-assisted techniques.

    Retrospective analysis of publicly accessible Medicare claims data was performed for the period 2001-2016 and included patients undergoing radical prostatectomy with or without pelvic lymphadenectomy relative to total and PCa-specific populations among men aged 45-84 years.

    Published May 7, 2019
  • Discerning the survival advantage among patients with prostate cancer who undergo radical prostatectomy or radiotherapy: The limitations of cancer registry data.

    The objective of this study was to compare the overall survival of patients who undergo radical prostatectomy or radiotherapy versus noncancer controls to discern whether there is a survival advantage according to prostate cancer treatment and the impact of selection bias on these results.

    Published January 26, 2017
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  • How can we develop a more clinically useful and robust algorithm for diagnosing and treating nocturia? ICI-RS 2017.

    Nocturia, or waking up at night to void, is a highly prevalent and bothersome symptom. Currently, there is a lack of clear and consistent recommendations regarding evaluation and management of nocturia.

    Published August 27, 2018
  • Optimal Management of Non-Muscle Invasive Micropapillary Variant Urothelial Carcinoma: Possibility For Missed Chance at Cure?

    Bladder cancer is a common disease in the US, affecting upwards of 74,000 patients yearly (1) . Micropapillary bladder carcinoma (MPBC) is a sub type variant which was described in 1994 from our institution and which has gained in recognition since then.

    Published March 1, 2016
  • Patient characteristics and treatments one year after diagnosis of renal cancer in 2015 according to the presence or absence of metastasis and a history of another tumour: A national observational study.

    This study describes the characteristics, management and outcome of patients one year after a diagnosis of renal cancer, according to the presence of a history of another tumour and metastases at diagnosis or during the first year.

    Published May 23, 2019
  • Patterns of Care for Newly Diagnosed Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in the United States.

    PURPOSE - To examine diagnostic tests and treatment patterns in men with new onset benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) using consolidated national electronic health record (EHR) data.

    MATERIALS AND METHODS - The Humedica(®) EHR database consists of de-identified patient records from approximately 25 million patients in the US.

    Published March 2, 2016
  • Population-based assessment of determining predictors for quality of prostate cancer surveillance.

    Despite recent interest in the overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer, the acceptance of expectant management for patients with indolent prostate cancer has remained slow. Moreover, the intensity of surveillance strategies remains to be elucidated.

    Published September 1, 2015

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