Epidemiologic Trends/Practice Patterns, Quality of Life
Three-year functional outcomes after commonly used treatments for localized prostate cancer, antimuscarinic use in the elderly, and a financial analysis of scribe use in ambulatory urologic practice are among the top papers in the “General & Epidemiologic Trends & Socieoconomics: Practice Patterns, Quality of Life and Shared Decision Making” portion of the program. That is the assessment of Peter C. Albertsen, MD, chief of urology at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington.
These are the abstracts Dr. Albertsen says to watch for at this year's meeting:
PD09-03: Three-year functional outcomes after radiation, surgery or observation for localized prostate cancer in the CEASAR study
MP69-01: Antimuscarinic use in the elderly: A poisoned apple?
MP76-01: Sharp decrease in prostate biopsy incidence with wide geographic variation following task force prostate cancer screening recommendations
MP76-02: Urologist practice affiliation and intensity modulated radiation therapy for prostate cancer
MP76-13: Scribes in ambulatory urologic practice: financial analysis and practice management considerations
PD09-06: Can a simple count of several common comorbidities accurately predict long-term, other cause mortality in men with prostate cancer?