Opioid prescribing varies widely among urologists
"Clearly, we are overprescribing and in some cases very seriously overprescribing nationally-regardless of procedure," says study author Jennifer A. Robles, MD.
Teleurology: The time has arrived
This article will discuss obstacles that urologists typically must address when implementing telemedicine into their practice.
Uro Pipeline: FDA grants IDE approval to begin pivotal study of BPH device
Urotronic, Inc. said it has received an investigational device exemption approval from the FDA to begin its U.S. pivotal study for the Optilume BPH Catheter System.
New recurrent UTI guideline: What urologists need to know
The AUA/CUA/SUFU guide focuses on a combination of symptoms and positive cultures.
Model highlights cost savings of single-stage SNM
Sacral neuromodulation placement in a single-stage procedure is likely to be less costly than a two-stage approach for most practitioners, according to the findings of a cost minimization analysis.
Testosterone: A panacea for incontinence patients?
"Future research with urologist involvement, to isolate confounding factors and consider serum level variability and other hormone
effects, will be useful," writes Priya Padmanabhan, MD, MPH.
Low testosterone, incontinence may be linked in older women
A recent study shows older women with decreased levels of serum testosterone are more likely to experience incontinence, but this does not necessarily mean urologists should be giving testosterone to older women, a study author says.
Positive dipstick does not preclude BTX injections
Are dip tests needed for onabotulinumtoxinA (onabotA [Botox]) bladder procedures when no symptoms of urinary tract infection are present? A recent study presented at the AUA annual meeting in Chicago suggests the answer may be no.
ADT may increase likelihood of urethral atrophy
Androgen deprivation therapy for advanced prostate cancer may increase the likelihood of urethral atrophy in men with an artificial urinary sphincter (AUS), thereby contributing to an increased risk of AUS cuff erosion.
How has your management of BPH patients changed?
"I basically choose the procedure based on the patient’s anatomy," says one urologist.
Losing patients to follow-up? Here’s what you can do
Written policies should address scheduling guidelines and appointment cancellations, advises Robert A. Dowling, MD.
How term life insurance can help ensure financial goals are met
"If your life insurance needs are temporary, then term insurance is likely the most appropriate vehicle," writes Jeff Witz, CFP.
Advocates work toward Office of Men’s Health
A renewed effort to establish a new Office of Men’s Health, which would improve coordination of initiatives throughout the federal government and improve education, awareness, and screening programs to improve men’s health, is now underway in Washington.
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