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.
Researchers have reported an association with the release of the AUA/SUFU Adult Urodynamics Guideline and reduction of urodynamics performed for diagnosis of overactive bladder, stress urinary incontinence, and mixed urinary incontinence.
General urologists are less likely to utilize third-line interventions for overactive bladder than those with additional female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery training.
Findings of a retrospective study confirm that unplanned encounters are common after ureteroscopy.
A recent study "revealed that inadequate pain control, presence of a ureteral stent, and a first-time stone treatment were the most common reasons for unplanned utilization of health care services [following ureteroscopy]," writes Brian R. Matlaga, MD, MPH.
A 42-year-old female undergoes right percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for a complete staghorn calculus. As a routine after PCNL, a chest-x-ray was obtained using fluoroscopy. What abnormality is seen?
Agents for bladder cancer, prostate cancer, and stress urinary incontinence are also included in this round-up of pipeline developments.
Other products highlighted in this round-up include a plate for studying infections caused by the long-term use of catheters and a new indication for sunitinib malate (SUTENT).
Docetaxel (Taxotere) appears to help improve overall quality of life and delay time for subsequent therapy in men with both non-metastatic and metastatic prostate cancer, according to a new analysis of STAMPEDE trial results.