Proposed bill targets prostate cancer misdiagnoses January 02, 2018By Bob GattyLegislation that advocates believe would significantly reduce prostate cancer misdiagnoses is making its way through Congress and has the support of major urologic organizations and prostate cancer interest groups.
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Combined imaging technique feasible in POP repair January 03, 2018By Andrew BowserReconstruction of anterior compartment defects using magnetic resonance-visible vaginal mesh implants in combination with post-surgical three-dimensional imaging is feasible and yields reproducible results, researchers report.
Genetic testing for prostate Ca: What the experts sayA recently published statement provides an evidence-based, consensus-driven framework on the role of genetic testing for determining prostate cancer risk, screening, and management.
Liquid biopsy tests for prostate Ca show low congruence January 05, 2018By Andrew BowserThe findings “[raise] the specter that patients could potentially receive different treatments depending on the cell-free DNA platform,” authors of a recent research letter write.
Medical field no stranger to sexual harassmentIn 2017, a flood of accusations against high-profile men in positions of power in Hollywood, the U.S. government, and the national media have focused the nation’s attention on sexual harassment and its consequences. The medical workplace is not immune from harassment, and the national conversation presents an opportunity for health care businesses to review their risk, policies, and prevention strategies. How to form a student loan repayment strategyForming a student loan repayment strategy is not a one-size-fits-all process. What works well for a friend or colleague may not be an effective strategy for you.
The switch to OTC: Are urologic drugs next?Switching a medication from prescription to over-the-counter status comes with challenges and risks, and is not always successful. In this interview, Roger Dmochowski, MD, discusses the pros and cons of OTC medications and explains the hurdles facing potential OTC products for urologic conditions. Tax law may threaten Medicare, provider pay January 12, 2018By Ally Lopshire"Perhaps the biggest Medicare reform concern for urologists is the potential for provider reimbursements cuts, a threat that has continued to loom over the health care community for some time," writes the AACU's Ally Lopshire. How important is urology/gynecology collaboration? January 12, 2018By Karen Nash"It’s absolutely important. Because we have so much overlap in our patient population, our patients are best served by us working together," says one urologist.
5 years and 50 blogs later: Big lessons from the real world January 12, 2018By Henry Rosevear MDUrologist Henry Rosevear, MD, reflects on the three lessons he's learned in 5 years of practicing urology.