Vol 47 No 11

Urology groups: 340B program reform needed

October 18, 2019

A new study by the Partnership for Health Analytic Research appears to bolster arguments by independent physicians and those who operate outpatient clinics that they are at a substantial financial disadvantage against hospitals when it comes retaining profits from the administration of injectable and infused drugs.

High rate of residual fragments seen after URS

October 21, 2019

High rates of residual fragments after ureteroscopy point to the need to both improve selection of patients for this procedure and find ways to boost stone-free rates, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.

System tracks stent insertion, removal in EMR

October 22, 2019

Forgotten stents are one of the most common challenges urologists and their patients face, and they can cause significant complications and increase costs of care. Now, a program that tracks stent insertion and removal in the electronic medical record shows strong potential to help eliminate retained stents.

Combination therapy addressed in amended OAB guideline

October 29, 2019

In this interview, Sandip Vasavada, MD, discusses the rationale behind the recent amendment to the AUA/SUFU guideline for overactive bladder, the role of OAB drugs in the treatment of nocturia, and treatment of refractory OAB.

Are reusable catheters safe? Study provides an answer

October 30, 2019

"Patient perception is an important aspect of developing an effective treatment plan, and we should be able to arm patients with accurate data to help them make an informed decision," write Whitney Renee Smith, MD, and Gopal H. Badlani, MD.

Study: ED questionnaire lacks crucial questions

November 06, 2019

A patient-reported outcomes survey that is widely used to determine whether men are experiencing erectile dysfunction (ED) fails to ask three critical questions that could uncover whether men truly have ED and the extent to which they face challenges, researchers say.

OAB treatment efficacy similar in frail, nonfrail patients

November 12, 2019

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.

ICD-10/CPT updates involve coding for strictures, orchiopexy

November 13, 2019

"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.