Urology

Low-oxalate diet more beneficial than supplementA preliminary analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial supports the efficacy of a low-oxalate diet for reducing urinary oxalate excretion in patients with idiopathic hyperoxaluria, but shows little or no benefit for daily dietary supplementation with vitamin B6 25 mg/magnesium 400 mg or a diet-supplement combination.
Is favorable-risk GG2 prostate Ca suitable for active surveillance?"The management of prostate cancer always requires caution to safeguard against avoidable risks from both the treatment and the monitoring protocol," writes Badar M. Mian, MD.
How to manage your reputation, recruit patients onlineIn today’s digital world, having an active professional presence online has become a must.
5 years and 50 blogs later: Big lessons from the real worldUrologist Henry Rosevear, MD, reflects on the three lessons he's learned in 5 years of practicing urology.
How important is urology/gynecology collaboration?"It’s absolutely important. Because we have so much overlap in our patient population, our patients are best served by us working together," says one urologist.
Tax law may threaten Medicare, provider pay"Perhaps the biggest Medicare reform concern for urologists is the potential for provider reimbursements cuts, a threat that has continued to loom over the health care community for some time," writes the AACU's Ally Lopshire.
The switch to OTC: Are urologic drugs next?Switching a medication from prescription to over-the-counter status comes with challenges and risks, and is not always successful. In this interview, Roger Dmochowski, MD, discusses the pros and cons of OTC medications and explains the hurdles facing potential OTC products for urologic conditions.
How to form a student loan repayment strategyForming a student loan repayment strategy is not a one-size-fits-all process. What works well for a friend or colleague may not be an effective strategy for you.
Medical field no stranger to sexual harassmentIn 2017, a flood of accusations against high-profile men in positions of power in Hollywood, the U.S. government, and the national media have focused the nation’s attention on sexual harassment and its consequences. The medical workplace is not immune from harassment, and the national conversation presents an opportunity for health care businesses to review their risk, policies, and prevention strategies.
Liquid biopsy tests for prostate Ca show low congruenceThe findings “[raise] the specter that patients could potentially receive different treatments depending on the cell-free DNA platform,” authors of a recent research letter write.