Urology

5 Tips to Hire a Great Staff for Your Nephrology or Urology Practice

5 Tips to Hire a Great Staff for Your Nephrology or Urology Practice

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Hiring the right people is key to growing your nephrology or urology practice. How can you assemble a top-notch staff?

5 Key Steps to Grow Your New Nephrology or Urology Practice

5 Key Steps to Grow Your New Nephrology or Urology Practice

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The moment is here: You're opening your own nephrology or urology practice. How can you make it grow?

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Exclusion of women from upper echelons of medicine may have real implications for patient care.

Pregnant Surgical Residents Face Several Challenges

Pregnant Surgical Residents Face Several Challenges

Most women receive 6 weeks or less of maternity leave; most feel leave duration is inadequate.

Heavier Patient Load Linked to Worse Urologist Ratings

Heavier Patient Load Linked to Worse Urologist Ratings

Poorer ratings seen with increase in Medicare patient load, with rating lowered by 0.04 per 100 patients.

Post-op Opioid Refills Associated With Misuse

Post-op Opioid Refills Associated With Misuse

Higher dose, shorter duration Rx may minimize risk of longer term misuse, authors say.

3D Printing Surgical Models for Kidney Cancer Care

3D Printing Surgical Models for Kidney Cancer Care

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Renal & Urology News spoke with Jonathan Silberstein, MD, about creating surgical models using a 3D printer.

Surgeons at High Risk for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Surgeons at High Risk for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Increasing risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, particularly in procedural specialists.

Novel 3D Printed Prostates Could Improve Preoperative Planning

Novel 3D Printed Prostates Could Improve Preoperative Planning

New technique uses silicone-based polymer inks to create prostate models with the tactile sensation, pliability, and texture of a real prostate.

Higher Out-of-Pocket Costs Correlate With Worse Cancer Care

Higher Out-of-Pocket Costs Correlate With Worse Cancer Care

Across cancers, higher costs tied to higher rates of oral prescription abandonment, delayed initiation.

Gynecologic Laparoscopy-Induced Urinary Tract Injuries Uncommon

Gynecologic Laparoscopy-Induced Urinary Tract Injuries Uncommon

Injuries of the bladder were three times more common than those of the ureter.

Cancer Treatments Can Have Effects on Aging Phenotypes

Cancer Treatments Can Have Effects on Aging Phenotypes

Certain chemotherapies might shorten telomeres and alter microRNA.

Urologic Cancer Risk Higher in Kidney Failure Patients

Urologic Cancer Risk Higher in Kidney Failure Patients

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Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have a 6-fold and 4.4-fold increased risk of kidney cancer and urothelial cancers, respectively, than individuals without ESRD.

Pre-Op Liraglutide Reduces Post-Op Plasma Glucose in Diabetes Pts

Pre-Op Liraglutide Reduces Post-Op Plasma Glucose in Diabetes Pts

In patients with T2DM, taking liraglutide before surgery may be associated with reduced post-op plasma glucose levels.

Variable Opioid Quantities Prescribed After Hospital Discharge

Variable Opioid Quantities Prescribed After Hospital Discharge

Of the 35.7% of patients who did not take opioids before discharge, 45.6% were prescribed opioids at hospital discharge.

Ulixertinib Is Active, Safe for Pts With MAPK Mutant Solid Tumors

Ulixertinib Is Active, Safe for Pts With MAPK Mutant Solid Tumors

ERK1/2 kinase inhibitor, ulixertinib, was used to treat cancer patients with MAPK mutant solid tumors.

Young Surgery Pts at Risk for Persistent Opioid Use

Young Surgery Pts at Risk for Persistent Opioid Use

Adolescent cholecystectomy and colectomy patients may be at the highest risk for persistent opioid use.

Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis Does Not Cut Post-thrombotic Syndrome

Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis Does Not Cut Post-thrombotic Syndrome

Pharmacomechanical thrombolysis used with anticoagulation treatment, did not decrease post-thrombotic syndrome risks but increased major bleeding risks in patients with acute proximal DVT.

Surgery Patients Uncomfortable With Concurrent Procedures

Surgery Patients Uncomfortable With Concurrent Procedures

But patients, family members neutral toward surgical procedures involving overlap of noncritical portions.

Cancer History Common in Newly Diagnosed Patients

Cancer History Common in Newly Diagnosed Patients

About one-fourth of older cancer patients were previously diagnosed.

Surgical Residents Highly Susceptible to Burnout

Surgical Residents Highly Susceptible to Burnout

Burnout tied to depression, suicidal ideation; dispositional mindfulness linked to less burnout.

Periop Aspirin May Benefit, Not Harm, Patients With Prior PCI

Periop Aspirin May Benefit, Not Harm, Patients With Prior PCI

Aspirin tied to reduced risk of mortality, myocardial infarction for patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.

Dry Mouth Common With Urological Drugs in Older Adults

Dry Mouth Common With Urological Drugs in Older Adults

In intervention studies, greatest risk of dry mouth found with urological medications.

Bleeding, Death Similar for DOAC vs Warfarin in VTE

Bleeding, Death Similar for DOAC vs Warfarin in VTE

Direct oral anticoagulants not linked to increased risk of major bleeding, death in venous thromboembolism

Surgeon Gender Linked With 30-Day Mortality

Surgeon Gender Linked With 30-Day Mortality

But surgeon sex is not associated with differences in readmissions or complications.

Reported Penicillin Allergy Ups Surgical Site Infection Risk

Reported Penicillin Allergy Ups Surgical Site Infection Risk

Increased risk of SSI was mediated by patients' receipt of alternative perioperative antibiotic.

Group Proposes Lower <i>P</i>-Value for Statistical Significance

Group Proposes Lower P-Value for Statistical Significance

In a controversial and divisive article, a group of researchers proposes to improve "statistical standards of evidence" by lowering the P value from P <.05 to P <.005 in the fields of biomedical and social sciences.

Tailored SBP Tx Reduces Risk for Post-Op Organ Dysfunction

Tailored SBP Tx Reduces Risk for Post-Op Organ Dysfunction

Findings among patients undergoing major surgery at increased risk of postoperative complications

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