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Almost 1/3 of infertile men at increased risk of metabolic diseases as they age

Men with fertility problems are at risk of metabolic diseases as they age, according to work being presented at the Annual Congress of the European Association of Urology in Munich*.

Around fifteen percent of all couples experience infertility, and in around half of these cases this is due to male infertility. Men with poor semen quality have been shown to have a decreased life expectancy, but the cause are unknown and no biochemical markers or prevention strategies have been developed. Now a group of Swedish researchers have measured the levels of sex hormones and other biochemical parameters in infertile men, and have shown that many of them are at risk of hypogonadism (low levels of sex hormones) as well as signs of metabolic disease and osteoporosis.

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.

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.

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.

European Prostate Cancer Awareness Day (EPAD) 2015

Arnhem, 16 September 2015 – The European Prostate Cancer Awareness Day (EPAD) will take place for the first time on 16 September. This day, initiated by MEP Mr P. De Backer, Europa Uomo (the European prostate cancer coalition) and the European Association of Urology (EAU), aims to raise awareness, understanding and knowledge of the management of prostate diseases in general and prostate cancer in particular.