Platinum Lecture Series

Management of Nocturia: An Unmet Need in LUTS

Kevin T. McVary, MD, illustrates that while nocturia is the leading lower urinary tract symptom (LUTS) complaint that prompts men to seek out urological care, the condition persists without improvement in 50% of patients, even after treatment. Therefore, there is a significant unmet need in nocturia management practices. He discusses the condition’s financial and quality of life (QOL) burdens, its multifactorial etiology, and his perspective on treatment approaches.

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Reversing the Downward Spiral of Aging

Fred Bartlit, a renowned trial lawyer with 60 years of experience, explains the science behind exercising to combat sarcopenia. During this discussion with E. David Crawford, MD, he summarizes the main points of his book Choosing the StrongPath: Reversing the Downward Spiral of Aging.

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SpaceOAR Hydrogel – Prostate-Rectum Spacing in Radiation Therapy

Lawrence I. Karsh, MD, FACS, discusses the use of SpaceOAR Hydrogel to reduce risk of rectal complications and improve quality of life (QOL) outcomes when treating prostate cancer with radiation therapy. He summarizes supporting clinical evidence, describes the physical application of the gel, and lists players currently offering coverage for the procedure.

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M0 Space and The SPARTAN Trial

Eric J. Small, MD, defines nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, or M0 disease. He then discusses the design, implementation, and results of the SPARTAN trial, which he presented at the 2018 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. The study tested the efficacy of apalutamide in men with M0 disease.

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