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Pediatric Urologists Spotlighted at Recent Annual Meeting
WSAUA Historian George Kaplan, MD (L) and Past President Marty Dresner, MD stand next to the history display of timeline posters and photos of Urologists who were pioneers and are proficient in the specialty of pediatric urology.
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91st Annual Meeting Oct. 24-29, 2015,
Renaissance Esmeralda Hotel, Indian Wells, California
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Novel Molecular Imaging Drug Offers Better Detection of Prostate Cancer
A novel study demonstrates the potential of a novel molecular imaging drug to detect and visualize early prostate cancer in soft tissue, lymph nodes and bone. The research, published in the November issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, compares the biodistribution and tumor uptake kinetics of two Tc-99m labeled ligands, MIP-1404 and MIP-1405, used with SPECT and planar imaging.
Drug Combo Helps Lupus-Related Kidney Condition
A combination of drugs may offer a better way to combat a serious kidney complication that commonly affects people with lupus, a new study from China suggests. In a trial of more than 300 Chinese patients with the condition, known as lupus nephritis, those who were given a trio of powerful drugs were more likely to see a complete remission. After six months, 46 percent were in full remission, versus 26 percent of patients given an intravenous drug called cyclophosphamide.
Rising PSA with Testosterone Gel Linked with Specific Factors
Renal & Urology News
Factors predicting greater prostate-specific antigen (PSA) increases with use of testosterone gel (T-gel) include age 60 years and older, baseline testosterone (T) ≤250 ng/dL, and percentage of free PSA <20 percent, according to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
An Election Night Murder-Mystery: What Killed Prop. 45?
Back in June, more than 60 percent of Californians supported it.
But on Tuesday (11/4) night, more than 60 percent of Californians voted against it.
What went wrong with Proposition 45, the once popular rate-review ballot initiative?
Here's a list of potential factors — and it's hard to pick just one.
8 in 10 Doctors 'Overextended' or at 'Full Capacity'
Physicians Foundation data shows that 44 percent of physicians surveyed said they would reduce the number of patients they see to alleviate the demands of the profession.
As the nation adjusts to Medicaid expansion, a graying demographic, and extended health insurance coverage for millions of Americans through the public exchanges, 81 percent of physicians say they're either overextended or at full capacity, The Physicians Foundation survey shows.
HHS' 2015 ACA Enrollment Estimate Lower Than CBO's Projection
On Nov. 10, HHS announced that between nine million and 9.9 million individuals would enroll in plans through the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges during the second open enrollment period, lower than the Congressional Budget Office's projection of about 13 million enrollees, the New York Times reports. The second open enrollment period begins on Nov. 15 and ends on Feb. 15, 2015. HHS said the total would include roughly 5.9 million people who had purchased coverage through the marketplaces last year and are re-enrolling.
Medical Errors Drop with Provider Handoff Program
Better communication between physicians during shift changes can reduce medical errors and preventable adverse events, according to a new study published Nov. 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research team conducted a prospective intervention study of a resident handoff-improvement program in nine hospitals, measuring rates of medical errors, preventable adverse events and miscommunications, as well as resident workflow.
Revolutionary New Antibiotic Alternative Could Save the World from Superbug 'Apocalypse'
Scientists have developed a new alternative to antibiotics that could revolutionise the way we treat superbugs and avoid a scenario where common medical procedures become life-threatening due to bacteria becoming immune to conventional drugs.
Mark Offerhaus, the CEO of the Dutch Biotech company Micreos, which developed the drug, has said that the advance signals "a new era in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria."
Healthcare Accelerators Evolve Toward Specialization
California Healthcare Foundation
Just a few years in existence, healthcare accelerators — programs that nurture entrepreneurs and their start-up firms — are proliferating. There are now almost 90 dedicated health accelerators in the United States, and at least a dozen more around the world. Most of these focus on digital health and are less than two years old.
To find out what these entities look like, how their environment is changing, and whether they are successful, Lisa Suennen, the author of this report, draws on input from leading entrepreneurs, sponsors, and accelerator founders
How to Get Physicians to Email Their Patients
Despite fueling nearly 18 percent of our nation's advanced economy, the healthcare industry is notoriously slow to adopt transformative technological changes. And that includes the adoption of the least cutting-edge of all innovations, the humble email. Case in point: a new study was released recently in the respected policy journal Health Affairs, concluding that email might just be a good idea for physicians communicating with patients. This is an important study with fascinating findings, but what's most interesting is that the research was conducted at all.
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