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The gender divide in urology: Surgeon gender shapes the clinical landscape
Although female certified urologists are still a minority within the specialty, they perform many more procedures on women than their male colleagues, who perform more procedures on men than their female colleagues. As more women opt to specialize in urology, attention needs to be paid to the way gender shapes the clinical landscape, report researchers in The Journal of Urology. (2016-08-17)

Female urologists still earn less money than their male counterparts
Although the field of urology remains largely male dominated, the proportion of female physicians specializing in urology has increased from less than 0.5percent in 1981 to 10 percent today, and 33 percent of students entering urology internships and residency programs are now female. Researchers report in The Journal of Urology that gender inequality between male and female urologists persists with women currently earning approximately $76,000 less than men annually. (2016-01-05)

Is there an association between number of patients doctor sees and online patient rating?
Lower online patient ratings for urologists in California were associated with practices that saw more patients. (2018-03-21)

EAU 2nd Eastern Mediterranean Meeting expected to highlight cystectomy
The 1st Eastern Mediterranean Meeting, which was held in Antalya in 2007, was a great success. The (2009-01-05)

Many new doctors may be posting unprofessional content on Facebook
When researchers searched Facebook for the public accounts of all urologists who graduated from US residency programs in 2015, they found that a substantial proportion of these accounts contained self-authored unprofessional content based on the professionalism guidelines of three physicians' organizations. (2017-04-10)

Shelve routine use of costly silver wound dressings, says DTB
Urologists are failing to pick up and treat Chlamydia infection in young men, say UK researchers in a letter published ahead of print in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. (2010-04-14)

Latin American Urology Association names annual award after UCLA's Dr. Shlomo Raz
The Confederation Americano de Urologia, an organization of 8,000 urologists from Central and South American, Mexico and Spain, is honoring Raz for his efforts by naming its highest accolade in his honor and bestowing the inaugural medal on him. (2013-10-01)

AIUM and AUA develop joint guideline for the performance of an ultrasound examination in urology
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and American Urological Association are pleased to announce the collaborative development of the Practice Guideline for the Performance of an Ultrasound Examination in the Practice of Urology. This guideline has been developed to assist practitioners performing an ultrasound examination in the practice of urology and provides direction in the areas of kidney, bladder, prostate, scrotal and penile ultrasound. (2011-12-20)

Prostate cancer treatment choices vary based on type of specialist consulted
Men who visit a radiation oncologist appear more likely to receive radiation therapy for prostate cancer, whereas men who consult with a urologist with or without a medical oncologist are treated more frequently with hormone therapy, watchful waiting or a radical prostatectomy, according to a report in the March 8 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2010-03-08)

Physician review websites rely on few patient reviews
Millions of Americans read physician ratings on websites such as Healthgrades.com, but such ratings are based on scores from an average of only 2.4 patients, a Loyola University Medical Center study has found. (2013-01-02)

Primary care physicians vital to complete care of prostate cancer patients
Androgen deprivation therapy is a common and effective treatment for advanced prostate cancer. Among other side-effects, it can cause bone thinning in men on long-term treatment. However, a new study finds that testing is not routine. The authors noted that men were more likely to be tested when they were being cared for by both a urologist and a primary care physician. Their paper appears in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, published by Springer. (2013-05-14)

Medicare fraud settlement causes oncologists to lose income
Many oncologists will earn 30 to 50 percent less a year as a consequence of a $1.1 billion Medicare fraud settlement with two leading cancer drug manufacturers, according to a study in the Dec. 1 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. (2005-12-06)

Significant decrease seen in prostate biopsy, radical prostatectomy procedures following recommendations
In a study published online by JAMA Surgery, Jim C. Hu, M.D., M.P.H., Joshua A. Halpern, M.D., M.S., of Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, and colleagues examined effects on practice patterns in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment following the US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening in 2012. (2016-11-02)

Robert Flanigan, M.D., receives American Urological Association's highest honor
The American Urological Association has given Robert C. Flanigan, M.D., chair of Loyola Medicine's department of urology, the association's highest honor. (2017-01-30)

American Urological Association supports Medicare Osteoporosis Supplement Act
Citing that increased access to bone density testing will save thousands of men with advanced prostate cancer from the permanent disability and debilitation of osteoporosis, the American Urological Association strongly gave its support to the Medicare Osteoporosis Management Act. (2000-03-09)

New impact factor of European Urology underlines journal's outstanding position
European Urology, the official journal of the European Association of Urology, has a newly released impact factor of 7,667. This was announced in the Journal Citation Reports 2009, published by Thomson Reuters. (2010-06-24)

AUA 2008: Access to urologists and prostate cancer screenings lead to better outcomes for patients
Men with greater access to prostate cancer screenings and treatment have better outcomes from the disease, a new study shows. (2008-05-15)

Success of First World Congress of Pediatric Urology underscores increasing importance of specialty
The first World Congress of Pediatric Urology was held in San Francisco in May 2010, bringing together the largest and most successful international congregation of pediatric urologists ever assembled. As part of a collaborative effort, the Journal of Urology and the Journal of Pediatric Urology have together published the landmark papers presented at this meeting. (2011-04-28)

Antibiotic overuse is high for common urology procedures
A new study suggests that antibiotics are being overused in up to 60 percent of patients undergoing common urological procedures. The study, led by Daniel Livorsi, M.D., University of Iowa assistant professor of internal medicine, shows that the high rates of overuse were mostly due to extended use of antibiotics following the procedure. The findings were published Dec. 21 in JAMA Network Open. (2018-12-21)

Boston Medical Center chief honored by AUA
Richard K. Babayan, M.D., chief of the Department of Urology at Boston Medical Center and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology at Boston University School of Medicine, was honored by the American Urological Association (AUA) at their annual meeting in Washington, DC, last week for his contributions to the field of medicine, the specialty of urology and the AUA. (2011-05-25)

Prostate specific antigen screening declines after 2012 USPSTF recommendations
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have assessed the impact of the 2012 US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations against routine prostate specific antigen (PSA) cancer screenings, which cited evidence that the risks of screening outweigh the benefits. Results of the current study indicate that the USPSTF recommendations have resulted in a decrease in the number of PSA screenings ordered by doctors, with the greatest decline seen among urologists. (2014-03-13)

A seat on the aisle, please!
Many women are more familiar than they want to be with the public toilet in their community. Some even plan their day around visits to the ladies' room. Others suffer recurrent urinary infections. In the course of a lifetime, more than half of all women will experience some form of debilitating urinary tract disease or discomfort, including infections, incontinence, pelvic floor prolapse and interstitial cystitis. (2006-09-01)

PCTRE meeting: 2-way communication between the bench and the clinic
On Jun. 27-28, 2013, the Swedish city of Malmö will host the second Meeting on Prostate Cancer Translational Research in Europe. This meeting is truly unique as it fosters the vital cooperation between basic research and practice, offering multiple opportunities for researchers and practicing urologists alike. (2013-02-25)

New impact factor of European Urology underlines journal's outstanding position
European Urology, the official journal of the European Association of Urology, has a newly released impact factor of 6.512. This was announced in the Journal Citation Reports 2009, published by Thomson Reuters. (2009-07-07)

Rutgers part of team awarded $3.3 million National Institutes of Health grant for prostate cancer research
NIH has awarded $3.3 million to a research team that includes Rutgers University to increase the reliability of imaging prostate cancer. The team will research ways to help urologists zero in on suspicious tissue in the prostate gland while they perform needle biopsies or localized treatments for prostate cancer. NIH awarded the grant under its industrial-academic partnership program to fund work that can quickly move from the research lab to patient care. (2010-10-11)

Most prostate cancer specialists don't recommend active surveillance for low-risk patients
Specialists who treat prostate cancer agree that active surveillance is an effective option -- yet most don't recommend it when appropriate for their own patients, according to a study in the July issue of Medical Care. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. (2014-06-16)

Clinical guidelines from specialty societies often biased
Clinical practice guidelines issued by specialty societies in North America often recommend health care services linked to their specialties, in contrast with European guidelines and those from independent organizations, argues a commentary published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-03-18)

American Urological Association issues 4 new clinical practice guidelines
The American Urological Association introduces new clinical guidelines for the treatment of overactive bladder, urodynamics, hematuria, and vasectomy. The guidelines, which were developed using a rigorous nine-step process to synthesize and summarize the literature to determine the level and quality of evidence for a certain practice, are published in a supplement to the December issue of the Journal of Urology. (2012-10-24)

Narrow band imaging can reduce recurrence of bladder tumors
Research into bladder tumor surgery has found that using narrow band imaging can significantly reduce the risk of disease recurrence. (2016-04-28)

AIUM accredits first urological practice
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) recently granted ultrasound practice accreditation in urology to Smith Institute for Urology in New Hyde Park, New York. This is the first practice to receive accreditation in the practice of urology from the AIUM. Ultrasound practice accreditation is a voluntary peer review process that allows practices to demonstrate that they meet or exceed nationally recognized standards in the performance and interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound examinations. (2012-09-18)

Study examines safety of radical prostatectomy for older men
Radical prostatectomy may be a safe option for the treatment of prostate cancer in otherwise healthy men up to age 79, according to a new study in the October 19 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2005-10-18)

Jennifer Dodson, M.D., named 2009 AUA Foundation/NIDDK/NCI Surgeon-Scientist Award winner
The American Urological Association Foundation announced that Jennifer Dodson, M.D., of Johns Hopkins Medicine is the 2009 recipient of the AUA Foundation/NIDDK/NCI Surgeon-Scientist Award, offered by the AUA Foundation, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and the National Cancer Institute. (2009-06-24)

Difference in PSA testing among urologist and primary care physician visits
Declines in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing differed among urologist and primary care physician visits in a study that compared testing before and after a 2011 recommendation from the US Preventive Services Task Force against PSA screening for all men, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. (2016-02-08)

Study confirms prostate cancer is treated differently at county vs. private hospitals
Researchers at Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues have found that prostate cancer treatments varied significantly between county hospitals and private providers. Patients treated in county hospitals are more likely to undergo surgery while patients treated in private facilities tend to receive radiation or hormone therapy. These findings were published online by the journal Cancer on Jan. 25. (2010-01-25)

5.634 -- the new impact factor of European Urology underlines the journal's outstanding position
Elsevier, a leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, announced that European Urology, the official journal of the European Association of Urology, has a newly released impact factor of 5.634. (2008-07-16)

AUA and EAU release new guidelines on ureteral stone management
The American Urological Association is pleased to announce the release of a new Guideline for the Management of Ureteral Calculi prepared as a collaborative effort with the European Association of Urology. This is the first international guideline on this topic, and the first time the two organizations have partnered to release information of mutual benefit to both urologists in the United States and in Europe. (2007-11-15)

Urologist plays key role in determining use of hormone therapy in prostate cancer
The urologist a patient sees may be a more important factor than the tumor characteristics or the patient's other characteristics in determining the use of hormonal therapy for prostate cancer, a new study reports in the June 21 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2006-06-20)

Radiation after prostate removal is cost-effective, but less likely to be recommended by urologists
Receiving radiation therapy immediately after a radical prostatectomy is a cost-effective treatment for prostate cancer patients when compared with waiting and acting on elevated prostate-specific antigen levels, according to a new study by researchers at Thomas Jefferson University. (2011-06-09)

Study finds diagnosing physicians influence therapy decisions for prostate cancer patients
New research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is shedding light on the important role a diagnosing urologist plays in whether older men with low-risk prostate cancer receive treatment for their disease, and if so, the type of treatment they receive as a result. (2014-07-14)

Surgery or radiation, not monitoring, most often sought for low-risk prostate cancer, Mayo finds
Mayo Clinic urologists will discuss findings on enlarged prostates, bladder cancer and other research and will be available to provide expert comment to journalists on others' studies. (2012-10-12)

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