Fred Gebhart
Consider family history of glaucoma before genetic testing, counseling
Though genetic testing can identify some types of glaucoma, risk assessment and counseling based on family history is more helpful for most patients than genetic testing, said Wallace L.M. Alward, MD.
How iPhone may replace slit lamp photos
In comparing conventional slit lamp photography with iPhone images, it was found the smartphone produces higher quality pictures and in a more economical way.
Why early cataract surgery may help glaucoma later
Cataract surgery not only can result in a reduction of IOP, it also provides benefits for future management of glaucoma.
Hypofractionated radiotherapy found efficacious for localized prostate cancer
A prospective multicenter trial in Canada has shown positive results with hypofractionated image-guided radiotherapy (H-IGRT) using widely available standard linear accelerators.
Analysis may explain exercise-prostate cancer progression link
A recent study may have found the genetic mechanism behind the potential association between vigorous exercise and a reduced risk of prostate cancer progression and prostate cancer-specific mortality in men with localized disease.
Robotic laparoscopic radical prostatectomy found viable in obese men
Obesity should not preclude a patient from undergoing robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP), but these men may require more time for the procedure.
Adrenalectomies on the rise in high-volume centers
Higher-volume centers tend to treat adrenalectomy patients who are younger, have a shorter length of stay, and are less likely to die in the hospital when compared to patients treated at lower-volume centers. Researchers found that very low-volume centers treat patients who are older, more likely to be female, and covered by Medicaid or uninsured.
Data support American Urological Association guideline on bladder tumor re-resection
A 4-year retrospective study suggests that re-resection for all T1 bladder tumors, with and without muscle in the original specimen, can provide important prognostic information to guide treatment.
Adjuvant chemotherapy: Many cystectomy patients ineligible
New data from a single institution show that more patients with urothelial carcinoma are eligible for neoadjuvant chemotherapy before radical cystectomy than for adjuvant chemo following surgery.
Orchiectomy rate linked to race, insurance status
Patients with severe testicular trauma typically face two treatment options: orchiectomy or orchidorrhaphy. A new analysis of national trauma reports suggests that race and insurance status, rather than geography, type of trauma, severity of injury, or other factors, play key roles in decisions that lead to excision or salvage of a damaged testis.


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