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AUA 2016 Conference Coverage
AUA 2016 Conference CoverageOur coverage of the 2016 AUA annual meeting includes articles on stone disease, prostate cancer, Peyronie’s disease, and more.
The Affordable Care Act: How it has impacted men’s health
The Affordable Care Act: How it has impacted men’s healthThe ACA is a large step forward in allowing men to embrace their health concerns, and for health care practitioners to understand men and the challenge of help seeking, masculinity, and disparity in their quest for wellness (Men’s Health in Primary Care [Current Clinical Practice]. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2016).
Dusting vs. basketing: Which method is better?
Dusting vs. basketing: Which method is better?Researchers from the Endourology Disease Group for Excellence research consortium compared the techniques in 152 patients at several stone centers.
How to avoid malpractice suits related to APPs
How to avoid malpractice suits related to APPsIt is imperative that physicians know the law of the state they practice in with regard to their relationship with and responsibility for advanced practice providers who are providing urologic care, writes Brianne Goodwin, RN.
Work force shortage projections climb
Work force shortage projections climbIf medical specialties were competing for which would have the most dire shortage of practicing physicians by 2025, urologists would likely win.
Placement of a hydrogel rectal spacer before RT for prostate Ca
Placement of a hydrogel rectal spacer before RT for prostate CaMany approaches have been tried for reducing the rectal toxicity of radiotherapy (Radiat Oncol 2013; 8:96; Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2012; 82:1918-22; Radiat Oncol 2014; 9:96). This article discusses a newer therapy that involves the injection of a temporary hydrogel in the plane between the prostate and rectum.
Bulbomembranous urethroplasty: External sphincter-sparing approach
Bulbomembranous urethroplasty: External sphincter-sparing approach"This article describes the surgical steps in this new technique and our promising preliminary results," writes Reynaldo Gomez, MD.
Smoking associated with greater risk of urolithiasis
Smoking associated with greater risk of urolithiasisTwo-thirds of patients attending a urology clinic for the management of urolithiasis failed to meet physical activity guidelines. In addition, patients with recent symptomatic urolithiasis were significantly more likely to be current smokers than those without recent symptomatic urolithiasis, according to a recent study.
Difficult stones present treatment, training challenges
Difficult stones present treatment, training challengesIn this interview, Dr. Wong describes difficult stones, discusses the skills and training required to treat them, and outlines the role of different treatment modalities.
Patient sues, alleges delay in testis Ca diagnosis
Patient sues, alleges delay in testis Ca diagnosisDawn Collins, JD, also writes about a lawsuit in which a patient sued over an alleged failure to diagnose Fournier's gangrene.