Urology

Medscape’s 2015 Physician Compensation Report

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,

AUA 2014: Comparing the Efficacy of Prostatectomy Approaches | Opinion Article

The Particulars: Prior studies have not definitively shown that robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) helps improve cancer control and patient outcomes. Conducting a comparative effectiveness analysis of RARP

AUA 2014: Analyzing BPH Surgery Outcomes | Opinion Article

The Particulars: As the population ages, it is important to understand which patients are at risk for postoperative complications and who might be better treated with conservative

AUA 2014 | Conference Coverage

New research is being presented at AUA 2014, the American Urological Associations’ annual meeting, from May 16 to 21 in Orlando.

The Evolution of Medicine | Medical Blog

Source: BestMedicalDegrees.com Modern medicine has helped lead to a surge in average life expectancy, which was only about 36 in the late 1800s. With humans routinely living

Hospital Medicine 2014: Treating Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in the ED | Medical Blog

The Particulars: Studies have suggested that asymptomatic bacteriuria (AB) should not be treated in most patients, but the definition of the term “asymptomatic” is often unclear when

How Nurse Burnout Affects Hospital-Acquired Infections | Opinion Article

Reducing nurse burnout by 30% could prevent more than 4,000 UTIs and more than 2,200 SSIs each year and save up to $69 million annually in healthcare costs.

Radiation Therapy After Prostatectomy | Opinion Article

Radical prostatectomy (RP) is the most common primary treatment for localized prostate cancer. For most men, the surgery will cure the disease, but up to one-third of

Diabetes Side Effects: Breaking the Silence | Feature

Sexual and urologic problems are common among people with diabetes, but keeping diabetes under control with proper diet, regular physical activity, and medications can help prevent these issues.

Examining an Innovative Treatment for BPH | Opinion Article

Globally, more than 110 million men suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition associated with frequent urination during the day and night, trouble urinating, and/or urinary

Greenlight HPS – Prostate After Brachytherapy | Opinion Article

The video presents a greenlight HPS photoselective vaporization of the prostate after brachytherapy. Source:  Nikos Bafaloukas, MD, PhD

ICAAC 2013: A Closer Look at UTIs | Opinion Article

The Particulars: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most prevalent hospital admission diagnoses in the United States. However, data are lacking on the demography and economic

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