Vol. 47 No. 2

Findings question validity of large PCa trial

February 14, 2019

According to the updated report from the Prostate Cancer Intervention versus Observation Trial (PIVOT), radical prostatectomy had no significant benefit over observation for reducing mortality among men with clinically localized disease.

Some urology RVUs do not track with complexity, outcomes

February 19, 2019

While the relative value units associated with urologic procedures are generally in line with the surgical complexity and outcomes associated with them, there are four outliers that may warrant a closer look, results of a recent investigation show.

75% of urologic surgery patients have unused opioids

March 05, 2019

Current prescribing practices after urologic procedures may be leading to a substantial oversupply of opioids in the community, amounting to millions of unused pills every year, results of a recent survey suggest.

Undetected kidney tumor leads to lawsuit

March 06, 2019

"The plaintiff claimed the decedent’s cancer should have been diagnosed by the original urologist at least 3 years before the actual diagnosis, and claimed that timely diagnosis and treatment would have prevented the spread of the cancer," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.