"Overall, the modifications to Stark that CMS seeks to implement represent a net win for urology and the vast majority of patients, physicians, and other health care providers," writes the AACU's Yehuda A. Sugarman.
Chronic opioid use is rare following radical prostatectomy in Europe. Slightly more than half of men undergoing RP in Sweden between 2007 and 2017 were found to have filled an opioid prescription, but the proportion who became chronic opioid users was less than 1%.
Results of a randomized controlled clinical trial provide a rationale for urologists to integrate behavioral treatments into their practice for managing men with lower urinary tract symptoms of overactive bladder, according to the study’s authors.
Prostatic artery embolization offers a safe and durably effective treatment for urinary retention and gross hematuria in challenging non-index BPH patients, according to the results of a retrospective study published in Urology (Nov. 14, 2019 [Epub ahead of print]).
“If the long-term results prove to be as positive as the short-term results, then this could provide an intermediate option for patients with recurrent bulbar urethral strictures," says Sean P. Elliott, MD, MS.
Results of a cross-sectional study of adult American men show that adherence to a low-fat diet is associated with a lower serum testosterone level.
A new tool for kidney stone ablation demonstrates strong potential to dust and fragment stones more quickly and efficiently than devices currently available in the United States. However, clinical studies must be performed before this technology can be used during lithotripsy nationally.
"Following an adverse liability verdict, this defendant urologist did not also want the jury deciding damages," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.
"Contribution limits increased for 401(k)s, 403(b)s, and most 457 plans to $19,500, up from $19,000 in 2019," writes Jeff Witz, CFP.
Men who undergo transurethral resection of the prostate are more likely to need a repeat procedure if their urologist graduated medical school after 1995 rather than earlier, according to findings of a retrospective population-based cohort study.