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Challenging cases in urology: Persistent ureteral stone in a 76-year-old maleAn elderly male with hypertension, lumbar spinal stenosis, morbid obesity, and ED presents with acute right-sided worsening of his chronic back pain. A distal right ureteral stone is found on CT and his symptoms respond well to medical therapy, but he later develops severe right flank pain.
Multivitamin use may reduce prostate Ca recurrenceLong-term use of a multivitamin may protect against recurrence of prostate cancer, particularly in those men who have had radical prostatectomy.
PCa Tx delays development of non-metastatic disease in some patientsEnzalutamide (XTANDI) with androgen deprivation therapy delays the development of metastatic disease in men with M0 castration-resistant prostate cancer compared with ADT alone, according to results from the randomized phase III PROSPER study.
How would MedPAC replace MIPS?If the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has its way with Congress, urologists and other Medicare providers will be subjected to a new payment system, replacing the Merit-based Incentive Payment System that was established when the sustainable growth rate formula was ditched in 2015.
Setting up an emergency fund: What you need to knowAn emergency fund is an important part of any financial plan and can be the difference between comfortably surviving an unexpected event and financial distress.
Metallic stents efficacious for malignant ureteral obstructionA new study suggests that metallic Resonance ureteral stents are a good option for management of malignant ureteral obstruction because they promote strong long-term outcomes.
ABU exams: A look inside the question-writing processJames Lifton, MBA, a public (non-physician) director of the American Board of Medical Specialties, shares his observations from the recent American Board of Urology Examination Committee meeting.
Racial disparity seen with SUI surgical restorationIn another potential sign of racial disparities in urologic care, a new study finds that urologic restoration surgery is significantly less likely to be used to treat African-American men with stress urinary incontinence than Caucasian men, although African-Americans appear to have higher rates of SUI.
Multiple factors may contribute to care inequity"As much as racial and ethnic disparities exist broadly across health care in the United States, it is not surprising to observe this phenomenon in the urologic arena," writes Arthur L. Burnett, II, MD, MBA.