Long-term use of a multivitamin may protect against recurrence of prostate cancer, particularly in those men who have had radical prostatectomy.
Enzalutamide (XTANDI) with androgen deprivation therapy delays the development of metastatic disease in men with M0 castration-resistant prostate cancer compared with ADT alone, according to results from the randomized phase III PROSPER study.
An elderly male with hypertension, lumbar spinal stenosis, morbid obesity, and ED presents with acute right-sided worsening of his chronic back pain. A distal right ureteral stone is found on CT and his symptoms respond well to medical therapy, but he later develops severe right flank pain.
In this "Coding Q&A" column, Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter also answer questions regarding bladder instillations and penile modeling during IPP placement.
If the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has its way with Congress, urologists and other Medicare providers will be subjected to a new payment system, replacing the Merit-based Incentive Payment System that was established when the sustainable growth rate formula was ditched in 2015.
An emergency fund is an important part of any financial plan and can be the difference between comfortably surviving an unexpected event and financial distress.
"Given the costs of defense and the challenge to defend lawsuits involving [retained surgical items], preventing them from occurring at all is the best solution," writes Brianne Goodwin, JD, RN.
"As much as racial and ethnic disparities exist broadly across health care in the United States, it is not surprising to observe this phenomenon in the urologic arena," writes Arthur L. Burnett, II, MD, MBA.
In another potential sign of racial disparities in urologic care, a new study finds that urologic restoration surgery is significantly less likely to be used to treat African-American men with stress urinary incontinence than Caucasian men, although African-Americans appear to have higher rates of SUI.
"If you embrace change with curiosity, you’re going to stay ahead of the times," says one urologist.