"We must better identify patients with higher risk factors for recurrence and follow them more effectively," writes Stephen Y. Nakada, MD.
Many urologists don't follow guidelines calling on them to image their patients after ureteroscopic stone disease treatment, researchers say.
These videos demonstrate significant advances in percutaneous nephrolithotomy technique that can serve to optimize outcomes, reduce OR time, and help achieve optimal results.
"It can be a scary world online and it did take me over 5 years in the real world to finally engage with social media. But it is something that I encourage all physicians to consider," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.
A bill commonly known as “Right to Try,” or S.204, appears to be a step in the right direction for expanding access to treatment for terminally ill patients who have exhausted all other options.
The investigational oncolytic immunotherapy CG0070 produced an overall 30% complete response rate at 12 months for patients with high-risk BCG-unresponsive non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer.
“We believe that our study underscores the importance of improving dissemination of the guidelines and their implementation and uptake in practice,” says researcher Nikhil Waingankar, MD, MSHP.
Advanced-practice providers can report services incident to an MD under a few circumstances.
Noteworthy minimally invasive surgery research from AUA 2018 also included topics such as robot-assisted versus open radical cystectomy as well as minimally invasive retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in men with testis cancer.
"Despite the potential benefits (fewer biopsies, less cost), the proposed approach to cancer detection and biopsy—that can miss 16%-40% of existing csPCa—may be difficult to justify for all patients," writes Badar M. Mian, MD.