CT texture analysis may aid risk stratification of renal massesA recent study suggests experimental "texture analysis" of renal masses via computed tomography scan holds promise as a technique to allow more effective risk stratification.
Role of blue light cystoscopy to detect bladder cancer"Numerous clinical studies have exhibited significantly improved tumor detection rates with BLC," write Zachary L. Smith, MD, and Norm D. Smith, MD.
Ureteroscopy stone-free rates ‘disappointingly low’A study analyzing stone-free rates after ureteroscopy suggests that urologists might consider applying refined patient selection criteria in order to achieve better outcomes.
How to code for robotic cystolithotomy, diverticulectomy"When submitting an unlisted code for a procedure, you of course need to submit your documentation and we recommend a cover letter or explanation of the service including a comparative value or charge based on a similar code," write Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter.
Low-oxalate diet more beneficial than supplementA preliminary analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial supports the efficacy of a low-oxalate diet for reducing urinary oxalate excretion in patients with idiopathic hyperoxaluria, but shows little or no benefit for daily dietary supplementation with vitamin B6 25 mg/magnesium 400 mg or a diet-supplement combination.
Is favorable-risk GG2 prostate Ca suitable for active surveillance?"The management of prostate cancer always requires caution to safeguard against avoidable risks from both the treatment and the monitoring protocol," writes Badar M. Mian, MD.
How to manage your reputation, recruit patients onlineIn today’s digital world, having an active professional presence online has become a must.
5 years and 50 blogs later: Big lessons from the real worldUrologist Henry Rosevear, MD, reflects on the three lessons he's learned in 5 years of practicing urology.
How important is urology/gynecology collaboration?"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.
Tax law may threaten Medicare, provider pay"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.