Urology Perspective

 
 
  • Hospital Holiday Decorations 'Tis the season to deck the hospital wards with decorations only a medical professional would love.
  • Strategies for Managing Frequent-Flier Patients From the worried well to the at-risk but noncompliant patient, Dr Walton-Shirley reviews the frequent fliers that she has encountered in her many years of practice.
  • Books That Doctors Would Like to Give (or Receive!) Medscape's advisors and contributors tell us which books they are planning to give to a colleague or family member this holiday season.
  • Predicting Prostate Cancer Outcomes With Genomic Testing   Dr Chodak reviews a new study on the 17-gene Genomic Prostate Score used for predicting prostate cancer outcomes.
  • Prostate Cancer Care Is 'Changing Rapidly': ESMO 2017   Exciting research presented at ESMO 2017 will likely affect clinical practice in metastatic prostate cancer, says Dr Johann de Bono.
  • Optimizing Treatment for Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Individualizing castration-resistant prostate cancer therapy depends not only on drug profiles but also on patient-related factors. Experts offer a way through the data to reach a clinical decision.
  • Men With Prostate Cancer Receive Inadequate Counseling   Research finds that men have poor understanding of treatment outcomes for localized prostate cancer. It's a serious problem, says Dr Chodak.
  • Urology - Medscape Welcome to Medscape Urology, where you can peruse the latest medical news, commentary from clinician experts, major conference coverage, full-text journal articles, and trending stories.
  • Probiotics: Health or Hype? Products infused with these supposedly beneficial microorganisms are flying off the shelf. This survey of recent studies asks whether the excitement is warranted.
  • Abraham Verghese: 'Revolution' Starts at Bedside Restoring the physical nature of the physician-patient relationship could benefit both patients and their 'healers,' says author Dr Abraham Verghese.
  • A Corrosive Force in Medical Care Are RVUs slowly but surely killing the art of medicine?
  • Patient Prejudice: When Credentials Aren't Enough In a WebMD/Medscape survey produced with STAT, physicians told us how often they hear biased comments from patients and patients told us what characteristics they look for in a healthcare provider.
  • Do Transgender Patients Feel Welcome in Your Practice?   Dr Jack Drescher urges healthcare professionals to review and revise basic paperwork and urge staff to recognize the unique challenges of patients struggling with sex and gender identity challenges.
  • Analysis of PSA Screening Trials: More Clarity or Confusion?   Does a new analysis of the PLCO and ERSPC trials confirm mortality benefit of PSA screening? Not so fast, says Dr Chodak.
  • Treating Rhabdomyolysis: What Clinicians Should Know With the rise of extreme sports and intense workouts, here are the telltale signs of exertional muscle damage that warrants immediate medical attention.
  • Professional Autonomy Slipping Away Physicians are frustrated with the countless ways their professional autonomy is slowly being stripped from clinical practice.
  • Exercise May Lower Prostate Cancer-Specific Mortality   How much physical activity is enough to reduce prostate cancer mortality? Dr Chodak reviews a new subanalysis of data from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial.
  • 30 Great Vacation Ideas for Doctors This Winter Winter is a great time for a vacation. Here are recommendations for 30 warm- and cold-weather getaways, in all price ranges, that your colleagues think you'll thoroughly enjoy.
  • The 25 Most Influential Physicians in the Past Century Countless original thinkers and groundbreaking clinicians have helped to lay the foundation for medical practice as we know it today. But who were the most influential physicians of the past century?
  • A Brief History of Gender Diagnoses   Gender dysphoria was first described in the late 1800s, but the concept didn't enter the popular imagination until the 1950s.