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The top 10 Urology Times articles of 2013 encompass topics including prostate biopsy, the urology work force, and PSA screening.
Here are the top 10 Urology Times articles from 2013.
In this interview, Dr. Samir S. Taneja discusses the AUA's recommendations on the optimal method to perform a prostate biopsy and handle specimens as well as how to minimize infection and the role of imaging.
Recent studies examining the broad impact of the aging population suggest an increasing demand on the overall urology work force, which, when coupled with a changing work force demographic, predicts a significant shortage that is only likely to worsen.
The urology work force shortage has created a demand for non-physician providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, but the scope of what these allied health professionals can do remains a matter of debate.
The bundled payment model for episodes of care has already made inroads in some surgical specialties, and it may very well apply to inpatient urologic procedures as well.
The AUA has released a list of specific tests or procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary in urology.
The likelihood of developing fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome increases over time in patients with urologic chronic pelvic pain syndromes, but only men seem to experience worsening of their urologic symptoms the longer the symptoms exist, researchers reported.
The American College of Physicians, which had not weighed in on prostate cancer screening in more than 10 years, took a new stance on the controversial topic in 2013.
The AUA has released a PSA-focused, evidence-based guideline on early detection of prostate cancer that is intended to assist the urologist in advising an average-risk, asymptomatic man about prostate cancer screening, said H. Ballentine Carter, MD.
Using genomic sequencing, researchers have confirmed a link between a plant compound contained in common herbal remedies and upper urinary tract cancer.
The transition to ICD-10 is not just another thing on urologists’ plates. It’s the main course, and time to prepare for the change is running short.UT
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