The Relative Value Unit is a useful tool for managing practice finances, according to an article published Feb. 25 in Medical Economics.
Scientists have developed a nanofiber mesh they hope can be incorporated into a device to replace daily hospital visits for kidney failure patients.
Surgical treatment reduces long-term mortality among men with localized prostate cancer compared with those who undergo watchful waiting, according to research published in the March 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy is associated with improved surgical margin status compared with open radical prostatectomy for intermediate- and high-risk disease and with less use of additional cancer therapy, according to a study published online March 4 in European Urology.
Researchers concluded that blood sampling analysis as the only method of diagnosis for hypogonadism is leading to under- and overdiagnosis of low-T.
Discussion of prostate-specific antigen screening should focus on current guidelines and emphasize shared decision making, according to an article published Feb. 11 in the Urology Times.
Medical schools are beginning to change their curriculum to address ways to eliminate health disparities, according to the American Medical Association.
Value-based insurance design plans with certain features aside from solely lowering cost sharing can increase medication adherence, according to a study published in the March issue of Health Affairs.
Whether direct-to-consumer advertising is a good or bad thing remains a matter for debate, but what is not up for discussion is the need for due diligence on the part of physicians in managing patients who are motivated by those ads to seek medical attention.
For US health care facilities, participation in the World Health Organization global campaign to improve hand hygiene practices is associated with improved hand hygiene, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.