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About Newly-Elected President Patrick C. Cartwright, M.D.
Dr. Patrick C. Cartwright is board certified in Pediatric Urology with a practice limited to the care of children. Cartwright's training background includes the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School, residency training in general surgery and urology at the University of Utah, and a fellowship in pediatric urology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Cartwright is a member of multiple medical organizations, a reviewer for several journals, a member of the American Urological Association Exam Committee, president-elect of the Society for Pediatric Urology and president of the AUA-Western Section. He is the author of many original manuscripts and book chapters in his specialty. He currently serves as the Surgeon-in-Chief at Primary Children's Medical Center, as well as Chief of the Division of Urology and Interim Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Utah.
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Hotel Reservations For The Annual Meeting In Monterey, Calif., Now Open!
What could be better than having a meeting in a relaxing waterfront retreat set against the picturesque backdrop of the Monterey Bay/Fisherman's Wharf and historic downtown Monterey, Calif. AAA Four Diamond and LEED SIlver Certified Hotel, the Portola Hotel and Spa reflects the spirit of a rich cultural setting surrounded by modern amenities.
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Wireless Scanner Combines 3-D Ultrasound, Image Processing In A Hand-held Device For Use In Urology
MedCity News
A hand-held, battery-operated device that integrates imaging and image processing technology could in the near future allow medical professionals to take 3-D ultrasound images with minimal training and at a lower cost. The device would automate the measurement of bladder volume without the use of catheters.
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Similar Outcomes For Robotic, Laparoscopic Prostatectomy
HealthDay via Medical Xpress
For men undergoing routine surgical treatment for localized cancer of the prostate, robot-assisted radical prostatectomy does not result in better functional outcomes compared to laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, according to a study published in Urology.
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Researchers: PSA Test Saves Lives, Government Guidelines Are Wrong
Newsmax Health
Men with high PSA test results as early as age 45 are three times more likely to develop a life-threatening form of prostate cancer than those with lower levels, according to a new study that provides fresh evidence that the controversial screening method can benefit younger men.
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Rat Kidneys Made In Lab Point To Aid For Humans
The New York Times
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have made functioning rat kidneys in the laboratory, a bioengineering achievement that may one day lead to the ability to create replacement organs for people with kidney disease.
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Acupuncture Can Ease Some Types Of Prostate Disorders
Science World Report
A new study suggests that electro-acupuncture may relieve some prostate disorders. In a clinical trial of approximately 100 patients, acupuncture was applied to treat certain prostate conditions, including problems with bladder emptying, frequent urination, intermittent interruptions in the urinary stream, urgent urination, weakness of the urine stream, straining during urination and the need to get up and urinate in the night. Researchers found that acupuncture can improve these conditions significantly for patients with moderate or severe benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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