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Unplanned encounters common after ureteroscopyFindings of a retrospective study confirm that unplanned encounters are common after ureteroscopy.
Quality of stone care: We can do betterA recent study "revealed that inadequate pain control, presence of a ureteral stent, and a first-time stone treatment were the most common reasons for unplanned utilization of health care services [following ureterscopy]," writes Brian R. Matlaga, MD, MPH.
[Quiz]: Abnormality seen in post-PCNL imagingA 42-year-old female undergoes right percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for a complete staghorn calculus. As a routine after PCNL, a chest-x-ray was obtained using fluoroscopy. What abnormality is seen?
Uro Pipeline: FDA accepts priority review application for RCC treatmentAgents for bladder cancer, prostate cancer, and stress urinary incontinence are also included in this round-up of pipeline developments.
New Products: BPH surgical robot granted FDA de novo requestOther products highlighted in this round-up include a plate for studying infections caused by the long-term use of catheters and a new indication for sunitinib malate (SUTENT).
Newer agent efficacious in non-metastatic castration-resistant PCaAdding apalutamide prior to metastases may benefit men with prostate cancer who are no longer responding to androgen deprivation therapy, according to new phase III study findings.
Chemo improves QoL in men with non-metastatic, metastatic PCaDocetaxel (Taxotere) appears to help improve overall quality of life and delay time for subsequent therapy in men with both non-metastatic and metastatic prostate cancer, according to a new analysis of STAMPEDE trial results.
Change to Part B pay draws specialty ireSeveral medical societies, including the AUA and the American Society of Clinical Oncology, are urging congressional leaders to prevent CMS from applying MIPS adjustments to Part B drug payments.
What new technology will you adopt in 2018?“My practice has seen a tremendous increase in patients’ awareness of HIFU as a treatment option," says one urologist.
2017 tax law: Here are the changes you can expectHere is a brief overview of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress.

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