Urology

CME: Examining Emergency Department Returns for Kidney Stones

Many patients requiring emergent care for kidney stones appear to be at risk for revisiting the ED for the condition. Efforts are needed to manage preventable causes of these revisits. Increasing access to urologic care and improving processes of care may lower the risk of repeat emergent encounters.

The Generational Differences in Healthcare Technology | Feature

For decades marketers have tailored their messages and delivery tactics based on the target audience to help increase sales of products and services. Today, physicians and healthcare

Examining Emergency Department Returns for Kidney Stones | Feature

Many patients requiring emergent care for kidney stones appear to be at risk for revisiting the ED for the condition. Efforts are needed to manage preventable causes of these revisits. Increasing access to urologic care and improving processes of care may lower the risk of repeat emergent encounters.

Heroes in Medicine: Daniel R. Lattanzi, MD | Feature

Congratulations to Daniel R. Lattanzi, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for being recognized as this month’s “Heroes in Medicine” recipient from Physician’s Weekly. Dr.

Heroes in Medicine: Patrick Gerard O’Connor, MD, MPH, FACP | Feature

Congratulations to Patrick Gerard O’Connor, MD, MPH, FACP, of the Yale School of Medicine for being the winner of the “Heroes in Medicine” award from Physician’s Weekly

Do Doctors Make the Wrong Diagnosis in Their Own Investment Strategies? | Opinion Article

Medicine is one of the highest-paying professions, but whether doctors are able to manage their money wisely is another question. Just 28% of working doctors feel very

Conference Highlights: AUA 2016 for Surgeons | Feature

New research was presented at AUA 2016, the annual meeting of the American Urological Association, from May 6 to 10 in San Diego. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference that are relevant to surgery.

Heroes in Medicine: Kathleen M. Schmeler, MD | Feature

Congratulations to Kathleen M. Schmeler, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital for being the winner of the“Heroes

Bladder Cancer & Tobacco Use | Opinion Article

According to research, about half of all bladder cancer cases diagnosed in the United States are the result of cigarette smoking. The disease is the second most

Bariatric Surgery & Urinary Incontinence | News Brief

American investigators suggest that bariatric surgery appears to substantially reduce urinary incontinence over 3 years among severely obese patients. Weight loss was independently related to urinary incontinence

Free CME Here, Get Your Free CME! | Medical Blog

For physicians practicing in most states (what gives, Indiana?), obtaining continuing medical education credits is a necessity, like it or not. For license registration, 54 boards require

Medscape’s 2015 Physician Compensation Report | Medical Blog

Nearly 20,000 physicians across 25 specialties responded to Medscape’s 2015 Compensation Survey. Check out our infographic! The top three earners this year are Orthopedics (421k), Cardiology (376k),

Post-Op Pain in Pediatric Urology | Opinion Article

Management of pain is a critical aspect of postoperative care in pediatric urology. Currently, clinicians who aim to control postoperative pain in children use a combination of

Exploring Outpatient Antibiotic Programs | Opinion Article

Several years ago, New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) opened an Outpatient Parenteral Anti­biotic Therapy (OPAT) Unit as an alternative treatment option for patients who are healthy enough

HFSA 2014: Worsening Renal Function in Acute Heart Failure | Opinion Article

The Particulars: Previous research indicates that worsening renal function (WRF) occurs often during hospitalizations for acute heart failure (AHF). WRF has also been associated with poor outcomes.

Little Piggie | Opinion Article

“How long has it been since you went wee wee wee all the way home?”

ADA 2014: Diabetes Missed in Many Asian Americans | Opinion Article

The Particulars: In the Veterans Affairs system, researchers have observed that many patients with diabetes on renal dialysis are thin, Asian men who exercise frequently and have

AUA 2014: Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Urologic Surgery | Opinion Article

The Particulars: According to prior analyses, there appears to be considerable variation in the duration and class of antibiotics administered by urologists. This is occurring despite the

AUA 2014: Predicting Post-Nephrectomy Readmissions | Opinion Article

The Particulars: Previous research suggests that readmissions are common following major abdominal surgery for cancer. Other studies, however, indicate that surgical readmissions account for only about 22%

AUA 2014: Urinary Incontinence Improves After Bariatric Surgery | Opinion Article

The Particulars: Few studies have assessed changes in the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) following bariatric surgery among obese women and men. Data Breakdown: For a study,

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