Karen Nash
Karen Nash is a medical reporter and media consultant based in Monroeville, PA.
Are you satisfied with local infection prevention protocols?
“I’m not satisfied. We could all do a whole lot better," one urologist told Urology Times.
How will the current makeup of Congress affect health care?
Urologists contacted by Urology Times do not expect the current makeup of Congress to have much of an impact on health care.
What are your biggest hopes or concerns for 2015?
Streamlined management for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, greater autonomy for residents, and a better understanding of issues facing the VA are among changes urologists hope to see occur in 2015.
How has the Affordable Care Act affected your practice?
Some of the urologists interviewed had not noticed any effect from the ACA, although another said he has seen fewer younger patients.
How do you manage large kidney and ureteral stones?
Urologists across the country describe treatment options for large kidney and ureteral stones.
Have recent studies changed your approach to TRT?
In light the controversial studies linking testosterone replacement therapy to cardiovascular risks, three urologists discuss how their approach to prescribing TRT has (or hasn't) changed.
Should urologists manage hormone-resistant prostate Ca?
The question of what role urologists should play in managing hormone-resistant prostate cancer is "controversial," says Kenneth Jacobsohn, MD.
Is reducing medical training to 3 years a good idea?
In the August 2014 installment of "Speak Out," urologists weigh the pros and cons of shortening medical training.
Have you considered using a scribe in your practice?
"Before the scribe, I spent 2 to 3 hours each evening and from 6 to 10 hours on a weekend catching up with notes in the computer. Now, I probably spend no more than an hour a day."
What do you do to prevent post-prostate biopsy infection?
Urologists discuss their approaches to preventing post-prostate biopsy infection, including rectal swabs and antibiotic prophylaxis.