This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




Text Version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit May 28, 2015

Home   Contact


 


WESTERN SECTION UPDATE




91st Annual Meeting Registration Now Open - Click Here
Hotel Reservations Open!


UROLOGY INDUSTRY NEWS
Looking for similar articles? Search here, keyword Urology.


Complications Increase When Kidney Stone Treatment Is Delayed
MedPage Today
Delaying the treatment of kidney stones adds to patient morbidity and increases resource utilization owing to more frequent use of imaging studies and antibiotics, according to data presented at a press briefing during the American Urological Association annual meeting. "Delays in definitive stone treatment often necessitate drainage to stabilize the patient and protect renal function," said the study's lead investigator Justin Friedlander, M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Daily Caffeine Linked to Lower Risk of Erectile Dysfunction
HealthDay News via Renal & Urology News
Men who consume more caffeine each day may have a lower risk of erectile dysfunction, according to a new study published online in PLOS One. The amount of caffeine that appeared to reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction was equal to 2 to 3 cups of coffee a day, the researchers said.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Researchers Unveil New Gene Subgroup in Prostate Cancer
Medical Xpress
Prostate cancer researchers have drawn a molecular portrait that provides the first complete picture of localized, multi-focal disease within the prostate and also unveils a new gene subgroup driving it. The discoveries, published online in Nature Genetics, are a further step along the road to personalizing prostate cancer medicine say study co-leads, Dr. Robert Bristow, a clinician-scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and Dr. Paul Boutros, an investigator at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PersonalizeDx - Your service lab for personalized DIAGNOSTIC, PROGNOSTIC and PREDICTIVE test results.
PersonalizeDx
We serve the molecular testing needs of Urologists and Pathologists, and other reference laboratories, with a specialized emphasis in proprietary testing for Prostate and Bladder Cancer patients. Our area of particular focus is the early detection of genomic changes, through Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH) technology, that may detect cancer, measure the potential aggressiveness of the disease, as well as identify patients most likely to respond to targeted therapies. We offer flexible testing solutions that are tailored to each client's needs.
Share this article:  
READ MORE
Promoted by PersonalizeDx


Persistent UTI Symptoms May Signal Bladder Cancer
WebMD
Urinary tract infection symptoms that don't improve with time or treatment could point to bladder cancer, a new study suggests. That finding applies to both men and women, said lead researcher Kyle Richards, M.D., from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, during a press conference at the American Urological Association 2015 Annual Meeting.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


HEALTHCARE NEWS


Doctoring, Without the Doctor
The New York Times
There are just a handful of psychiatrists in all of western Nebraska, a vast expanse of farmland and cattle ranches. So when Murlene Osburn, a cattle rancher turned psychiatric nurse, finished her graduate degree, she thought starting a practice in this tiny village of tumbleweeds and farm equipment dealerships would be easy ... it wasn't.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Medicare Reimbursements for Telehealth Totaled $14 Million in 2014
iHealthBeat
In 2014, Medicare reimbursements for telehealth services totaled $13.9 million, according to new CMS data. The data, which was provided to the Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and eHealth Law, showed that more than $12.48 million in reimbursements can be attributed to provider fees – the location of telehealth provider – and that more than $1.45 million can be attributed to originating site fees – the location of the patient.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


More People Able to Pay Medical Bills Under Obamacare
The Hill
The study from the Urban Institute finds that the number of adults having trouble paying bills declined from 22 percent in September 2013, before Obamacare took effect, to 17 percent in March 2015. That means about 9.4 million people who previously had trouble paying their bills are now able to do so.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


In Post-SGR World, Physicians Face 2 Payment Options
American College of Surgeons
How will physicians be paid in the era of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, which Congress recently enacted in place of Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate formula, the law's notorious predecessor? "There's going to be a fork in the road," said Robert B. Doherty, senior vice president of governmental affairs and public policy for the American College of Physicians, at a media briefing. "Physicians will have to choose one of two paths. You can't do both." Beginning in 2019, physicians will be paid either according to a merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) or through an alternative payment model (APM).
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT


Building an Effective Physician Enterprise
HealthLeaders Media
Whether it's meant to bring together employed or independent physicians or both, a physician enterprise needs to be flexible and transparent enough to achieve both cost reduction and better outcomes.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


How OpenNotes Builds Patient Engagement
HealthLeaders Media
Everyone agrees that patient engagement is important. No one agrees on what, exactly, the term means. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Participatory Medicine, "The Many Faces of Patient Engagement," concluded that there is a lack of "consistency in terminology and definitions around the concept of patient engagement." Despite the debate over definition and application of patient engagement, Mary Beth Mitchell, the chief nursing informatics officer at Texas Health Resources in Arlington, Texas, boils it down to a single, simple description: "It's how patients become invested in their own health."
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


NEWS IN CALIFORNIA


California Law Expanding Pharmacists' Scope of Practice to Take Effect
California Healthline
A 2013 California law (SB 493) is scheduled to take effect in the next few weeks will allow pharmacists in the state to distribute contraception without requiring a prescription from a physician, among other things.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Revised California Budget Plan Helps Schools and the Poor
Los Angeles Times
A growing economy is fueling an expansive plan by Gov. Jerry Brown to provide billions more dollars for schools and a tax break for poor families, even as he accelerates spending to battle the ongoing drought. In a $169-billion budget plan, Brown also proposed setting aside money to provide public healthcare to immigrants who are in the country illegally but would be shielded from deportation under President Obama's executive action.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Covered California Votes to Cap What Patients Pay for Pricey Drugs
NPR
In recent years, expensive specialty medicines used to treat cancer and chronic illnesses have forced some very ill Americans to choose between getting proper treatment and paying their rent. To ease the financial burden, the California agency that governs the state's Obamacare plans issued landmark rules Thursday that will put a lid on the amount anyone enrolled in one of those plans can be charged each month for high-end medicine.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE
 

WSAUA Insights
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Lonny Alfred, Content Editor, 469.420.2663  
Contribute news

Be sure to add us to your address book or safe sender list so our emails get to your inbox. Learn how.

This edition of the Western Section AUA Insights was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here — it's free!
Recent issues
May 21, 2015
May 14, 2015
May 8, 2015
April 30, 2015



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063