Karen Nash
Karen Nash is a medical reporter and media consultant based in Monroeville, PA.
What's the one piece of equipment you can't live without as a urologist?
Three urologists share their favorite instrument used in their practices.
Urologists say poor efficacy, cost, side effects drive drug noncompliance
Not all patients follow their urologist's recommendations, and Urology Times asked urologists around the country to share their experience with—and advice about—patient noncompliance.
Are you seeing more renal stones in your younger patients?
Urologists' reports of stones in pediatric patients varies by region.
Active surveillance for prostate cancer an imperfect science, urologists say
Urologists share when they offered surveillance, what protocol they used, and how patients responded to this alternative to immediate treatment for low-risk prostate cancer.
Urologists say clinical guidelines, experience play complementary role
Urologists around the country discuss the extent they turn to clinical guidelines or to their own experience when deciding their approach to patient care.
What do you think of recent efforts to ban circumcision?
Urologists think it's up to parents to decide whether circumcision should be performed on their child.
FDA warning on mesh held little surprise for urologists
Urologists say they aren't surprised at the FDA warning about surgical mesh, and it hasn't affected what they do, either because they weren't using mesh in the first place or because mesh can be used safely in the hands of the right surgeon.
Urologists generally take economic downturn in stride
Even if they didn't do well in the stock market, many focus on their health and enjoy their work.
What are you telling patients about the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation on prostate specific antigen-based screening?
Urologists generally use the recommendation as the basis of a frank discussion with patients.
Should urologic patients have direct access to lab results?
While most urologists are amenable to patients having direct access to test results, they say it does raise questions about the implementation of the rule regarding access and the extent of the information that is released.