Utilization review data: How do payers view your practice?
"Many companies understand your utilization, payment, and prescribing data much more thoroughly than you might think," writes Robert A. Dowling, MD.
Unhealthy diet associated with poor semen quality
Unhealthy eating, like that associated with the Western diet, is associated with notably worse semen quality and less favorable testicular function than healthier eating patterns, according to a study of nearly 3,000 young Danish men published in JAMA Network Open (2020; 3:e1921610).
Genetic testing’s role centers on advanced prostate cancer
In this interview, Leonard G. Gomella, MD, discusses the increasingly important role genetic testing plays in prostate cancer, current obstacles to testing, and when and how it will be carried out.
Surveillance safe for patients with Grade Group 1 prostate Ca
"Death due to prostate cancer was quite rare, with only four men (0.2%) dying of prostate cancer during the study period," writes Badar M. Mian, MD.
Is MRI fusion Bx the new gold standard for diagnosing PCa?
“It hasn’t become the gold standard yet. There are still a lot of inter-reader reliability issues. The same MRI scans, read by different radiologists, may be read differently," says one urologist.
Telemedicine in urology: A crash course during the COVID-19 pandemic
"Given that most urologic outpatient visits are non-urgent, almost all in-person visits should be eliminated out of appropriate concern for COVID-19," advise Drs. Gadzinski, Ellimoottil, Odisho, Watts, and Gore.
COVID-19 and market fluctuation: What you should do
Avoid making decisions motivated by emotion and fear, advises Jeff Witz, CFP.
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