Cheryl Guttman Krader
Cheryl Guttman Krader is a contributor to Dermatology Times, Ophthalmology Times, and Urology Times.
Flexible URS found safe, effective in stones <2 cm
Flexible ureteroscopy is a safe and highly effective approach for treating proximal ureteral stones measuring <2 cm, according to the findings of a multi-institutional, prospective clinical trial.
Ureteroscopy increasingly used for pediatric stones
Ureteroscopy is being increasingly used for surgical management of nephrolithiasis in pediatric patients, and that trend appears to be associated with cost benefits, a recent study indicates.
Data confirm quick erectogenic effect of ED agent
Results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase IV study provide further confirmation that the erectogenic effect of the phosphodiesterase-type-5 inhibitor avanafil (Stendra) has a quick onset.
Small-aperture optic IOL broadens range of vision
A foldable, hydrophobic acrylic IOL embedded with a small-aperture mask provided excellent visual acuity across all distances in patients who underwent monocular implantation after cataract surgery and was not associated with any visual symptoms that may occur with other presbyopia-correcting IOLs.
Diagnostic technologies focus of industry acquisitions in 2014
Manufacturers of ophthalmic diagnostic systems are increasingly incorporating advances that improve the predictability of outcomes and integrate technologies.
News on cataract surgery medications centers on intraocular preparations
In terms of medication use in cataract surgery, ophthalmologists discussed the continued increasing use of the intracameral route for antibiotic administration to prevent endophthalmitis and the launch of the “Go Dropless” campaign.
Cataract surgery hot topics carry over into 2014 and beyond for physicians
Innovations in femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery and microinvasive glaucoma surgery continue to drive the momentum of cataract procedures into 2015.
‘Continued success’ seen with botulinum injections
‘Continued success’ seen with botulinum injections
Repeated onabotulinumtoxinA 100 U (onabotA [Botox]) injections continue to provide benefit for patients with overactive bladder syndrome and urinary incontinence and without evidence of any new safety concerns, according to results of a pre-specified interim analysis in an open-label, 3-year extension study.
Ultrasound stone repositioning found safe, effective
Propulsion with low-intensity ultrasound is showing promise as a safe and effective method for noninvasive repositioning of kidney stones, according to the findings of a first human feasibility study being conducted by researchers at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Urologist self-referral increases likelihood of CT, ESWL
A review of initial surgical management for patients with urolithiasis has identified an association between urologist self-referral and an increased likelihood of undergoing computed tomography imaging and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) compared with non-self-referring physicians.