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Embryogenesis -Paediatric Urology

Human gestation spans a period of 38 weeks, from fertilisation to birth. Conventionally, pregnancy is divided into three trimesters,  each of 3 months’ duration.  The formation of organs and systems (embryogenesis)  takes place principally between the third and 10th weeks of gestation. Throughout the remainder, the fetal organs undergo differentiation, branching, maturation and growth.… Embryogenesis -Paediatric Urology   

Prostate cancer screening may help healthy men only

Screening men for prostate cancer makes sense only if they are generally healthy, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

They found that even if screening doesn’t help men live longer overall—as shown by a large U.S. study last year—it’s possible that some may still benefit.

Today, doctors commonly screen men over 50 for prostate cancer… Prostate cancer screening may help healthy men only   

Study Compares Timing of Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Men with metastatic prostate cancer who undergo hormone-deprivation therapy sometimes take breaks from the treatment to minimize its often difficult side effects.

However, a major new study that tracked more than 1,500 men for almost a decade finds that opting for intermittent treatment may take a toll on certain patients, in terms of shortened… Study Compares Timing of Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer   

What would happen without PSA testing?

A new analysis has found that doing away with PSA (prostate specific antigen) testing for prostate cancer would likely cause three times as many men to develop advanced disease that has spread to other parts of the body before being diagnosed. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society,… What would happen without PSA testing?   

Researchers find risk markers for erectile dysfunction following radiation in prostate cancer

In the first study of its kind, a research team led by Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University discovered 12 genetic markers associated with the development of erectile dysfunction (ED) in prostate cancer patients who were treated with radiation. The findings, to be published online September… Researchers find risk markers for erectile dysfunction following radiation in prostate cancer   

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