A set of evidence-based nomograms for predicting recovery of erectile function after radical prostatectomy is now available, and the developers hope that surgeons will use these tools to provide prostate cancer patients with a more accurate personalized estimate of their sexual function outcome.
The first long-term study of an implantable electrode for tibial stimulation to treat overactive bladder shows a sustained high responder rate and a clean safety profile, said Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, at the AUA annual meeting in Chicago.
"In an ideal world, it could work pretty well. We live in a capitalistic society, however, and insurance companies are not going to voluntarily implode in order to make it easy to implement a Medicare for All system," says one urologist.
"Automated urinalysis codes declined 19%, while the manual urinalysis codes without and with microscopy dropped 0.6% and 7.6% respectively over the 3-year period," writes Robert A. Dowling, MD.
"One of the common issues we have noted for urology practices in updating ICD-10 codes is not the electronic medical record or practice management system failing to load new codes; rather, it is a failure to update templates," write Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter.
In this video, Mara R. Holton, MD, vice chair of LUGPA’s Health Policy Committee, discusses how the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule will affect urologists.
Treatment for overactive bladder (OAB) improves OAB symptoms similarly in frail and nonfrail older patients with no difference in side effects, according to a multi-institutional study presented at the AUA annual meeting in Chicago.
A two-part grant is designed to provide guidance on gaps in existing guidelines on the management of advanced prostate cancer, Neal D. Shore, MD, reported at the LUGPA annual meeting in Chicago.
Jeb Bush touched on a range of issues in health care and politics and shared a few personal anecdotes about his famous family with LUGPA members at the association’s annual meeting in Chicago.
Independent urologists provide the same quality of care for men on active surveillance for prostate cancer as urologists in largely academic settings, compared with prior studies, according to research presented at LUGPA’s 2019 annual meeting in Chicago.