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Planning for retirement: How much is enough?When trying to determine how much is enough when saving for retirement, there are many elements that must be considered. Plus, weigh these pros and cons when deciding how long to receive payments from an immediate annuity.
What will replace the Affordable Care Act?President Trump’s campaign promise to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act has proved to be easier said than done as Republicans who control Congress have been unable to devise a workable and acceptable replacement for the controversial health care law.
From seller to buyer: Tips for a smooth transitionNeil Baum, MD, and Randy Bauman discuss their tips to making the transition from practice seller to buyer as seamless as possible to keep patient retention rates high.
MedPAC proposals seek to mitigate Part B spending
Established patient return visits: How to avoid a denial
URS and ED risk: Intriguing association
Ureteroscopy may adversely affect erectile functionResults of a retrospective study raise concern that ureteroscopy may adversely affect erectile function.
Perioperative surgical home model reduces LOSThe perioperative surgical home is a promising model for delivering high-quality, cost-effective care for patients undergoing inpatient urologic procedures, according to the experience of urologists from Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA.
Some post-cystectomy symptoms persist for 3 monthsNew research suggests that post-surgery symptoms may last for at least 3 months in cystectomy patients and worsen over time in some cases, posing unique management challenges for urologists.
Day of RP affects complication rates, length of stayRadical prostatectomy performed on a Friday is associated with a higher complication rate and extended hospital stay compared with the same surgery performed on other days of the week.
MRI, ultrasound detect post-burst wave lithotripsy injuryResearchers who are investigating burst-wave lithotripsy, a potential alternative treatment for kidney stones, report that magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound scans hold promise as tools to help scientists analyze related kidney injuries.
Radical cystectomy for bladder cancer: Tools vs. techniqueThe purpose of this article is to discuss important principles of radical cystectomy, whether performed using the open, laparoscopic, or robotic approach.
How surgical time-outs may (or may not) lower litigation risk
Men’s health: A forgotten topicIn many ways, policymakers, insurance companies, and certain health care providers seem to have a total disregard for men’s health, writes Henry Rosevear, MD.
Dr. Stacy Loeb’s Twitter advice for urology residents"The use of Twitter continues to grow within the field of urology, and it is important for residents to become well-versed in this important platform," writes Stacy Loeb, MD, MSc.
Ureteroscopy, scribes, coding among hot topics in 2017 (so far)A quick look back at popular Urology Times articles from the beginning of 2017 reveals an intriguing cross-section of topics, including, but not limited to, ureteroscopy, the use of scribes, coding advice, and much more.
Take charge of your online reputationLove them or hate them, online reviews are reality and powerful decision-making tools for patients searching for urologists and other physicians online. Managing or mismanaging a doctor’s online reputation can make—even threaten to break—a ­practice.
Testis Ca care deviates from guidelines in 30% of patientsNearly one-third of men with testicular cancer undergo diagnostic or therapeutic interventions that are at odds with guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), according a study published in the Journal of Urology (2017; 197:684-9).
Researchers validate prognostic model for mCRPCResearchers have developed and validated a clinically useful prognostic model for men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, which can be used in the front-line setting.
Lipid metabolism linked to pediatric stone formationThe results could have major diagnostic and treatment implications for pediatric kidney stone patients, a researcher says.
A new standard of care in muscle-invasive bladder Ca?Chemoradiotherapy is an effective alternative to cystectomy in the primary management of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, British researchers say.
Immunotherapy found efficacious as second-line therapyResults of an international randomized phase III study show that pembrolizumab (Keytruda) as second-line therapy for advanced urothelial carcinoma provided superior overall survival and a better safety profile compared with commonly used chemotherapy options.
Single-fraction HDR BT feasible for localized PCaA definitive radiotherapy dose for localized prostate cancer can be safely administered using high-dose rate brachytherapy as a single outpatient procedure.
Mental health conditions contribute to PCa-related costsMood and adjustment disorders were strong predictors of the annual number of outpatient visits, hospital admissions, and number of days in the hospital for patients with prostate and breast cancer, according to a recent study.
Testosterone therapy's big week: One urologist's perspectiveAbraham Morgentaler, MD, shares why the recent publication of five studies on testosterone therapy in JAMA and JAMA Internal Medicine "was arguably the most important week ever for the science of testosterone therapy and its impact on men's health."
Older drug, versatile clinicians may help IC/PBS patients“It may be that urologists need to rely more on their internal medicine instincts to find new ways to treat conditions such as IC/PBS,” writes SUNA President Gwendolyn Hooper, PhD, APRN.
TRT and heart health: Conflicting findings publishedRecently published studies also evaluated testosterone replacement therapy’s effect on anemia, cognitive function, and bone density and strength.
Hypofractionated IMRT outcomes comparable to standard regimen“We showed that we can safely compress radiation into a shorter time frame, into fewer treatments, at higher dose per fraction, with similar clinical outcomes and similar toxicity profiles,” said researcher Michael Wang, MD.
Testis cancer patients fare poorly under ACASince passage of the Affordable Care Act, the number of testicular cancer patients with insurance has dwindled, while rates of advanced testis cancer have climbed, according to a recent study.
Quiz: Pediatric recurrent UTIs, abdomen painA 5-year-old girl is evaluated for recurrent urinary tract infections and lower abdomen pain. A kidney, ureter, and bladder x-ray and computed tomography are obtained.
Spacer system maintains QoL at 3 years post RTPhase III study results suggest that a hydrogel spacer developed to separate the rectum and prostate during radiotherapy for prostate cancer works to maintain bowel and urinary quality of life and reduces late rectal toxicity by 78% at 3 years post radiotherapy.
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