June 2019 Briefing - Urology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Urology for June 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Infections Tied to Subsequent Risk for Acute Ischemic Stroke

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Different infection types, especially urinary tract infection (UTI), are associated with subsequent acute ischemic stroke, according to a study published online June 27 in Stroke.

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CT Use to Evaluate Suspected Urolithiasis Significantly Increased

THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Among patients with suspected urolithiasis presenting to the emergency department (ED), relative use of computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen and pelvis (CTAP) more than doubled from 2006 to 2014, according to a study published online June 17 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

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MSSP ACOs May Not Improve Spending, Quality of Care

WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- After adjustment for the nonrandom exit of clinicians, the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) is not associated with improvements in spending or quality, according to a study published online June 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Combination Biopsy Strategy May Identify More Prostate Cancers

WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A lesion visible on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) identifies a heightened risk for clinically significant prostate cancer in men undergoing first-time prostate biopsy, and a combination of targeted and systematic biopsy may improve the chances of detecting cancer, according to a study published online June 12 in JAMA Surgery.

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Americans Concerned About Clinician Burnout

WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly three-quarters of Americans are concerned about burnout among their clinicians, according to a survey released June 17 by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

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New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief

THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The new editor-in-chief of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine is Eric J. Rubin, M.D., Ph.D., who was selected after a worldwide search and plans to start in September, according to the Massachusetts Medical Society, which publishes the journal.

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Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic

THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Almost all health care workers (HCWs) with acute respiratory illness (ARI) report working at least one day while symptomatic, according to a study published online June 18 in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.

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Surgeons' Unprofessional Behavior Tied to Higher Complication Risk

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Patients whose surgeons have higher numbers of coworker reports about unprofessional behavior may be at increased risk for postsurgical complications, according to a study published online June 19 in JAMA Surgery.

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Patterns of Inpatient Opioid Use Linked to Long-Term Use

TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Specific patterns of opioid administration to opioid-naive inpatients are associated with risk for long-term use after discharge, according to a study published online June 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Drug Makers Challenge New Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads

MONDAY, June 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Three large drug makers have launched a legal challenge against the Trump administration's rule requiring the prices of drugs to be included in television ads.

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Black Race Not Tied to Worse Prostate Cancer Mortality

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- After adjustment for nonbiological differences, black race is not associated with worse prostate cancer-specific mortality among men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer, according to a study published online May 23 in JAMA Oncology.

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Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves

WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many health care providers in the United Kingdom have little direct experience with online feedback, rarely encourage it, and often view it as having little value for improving the quality of health services, according to a study published online June 2 in the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy.

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Nitrate Pollution of Tap Water May Cause Thousands of Cancer Cases

WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nitrate pollution of drinking water has serious health and economic consequences, according to a study published online June 11 in Environmental Research.

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Number of Cancer Survivors Set to Top 22 Million by 2030

TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of cancer survivors is projected to increase to more than 22.1 million by Jan. 1, 2030, based on growth and aging of the population alone, according to a study published online June 11 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

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Location of Body Fat Linked to Advanced, Fatal Prostate Cancer

MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Specific fat deposits, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference are associated with an increased risk for advanced and fatal prostate cancer, according to a study published online June 10 in Cancer.

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Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity

MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Health care has modest effects on extending life expectancy in the United States, while behavioral and social determinants may have larger effects, according to a review published in the May/June issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Fewer Black Men Adopt Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer

FRIDAY, June 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Overall rates of active surveillance are up for all men with low-risk prostate cancer, although the increase is significantly smaller for black men, according to a research letter published in the May 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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WHO: Estimated Incidence of Curable STIs 376.4 Million in 2016

THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The estimated incidence of urogenital infections with chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis was 376.4 million in 15- to 49-year-old men and women in 2016, according to research published online June 6 in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.

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Rapid Cycling Work Roster Improves Resident Sleep Practices

THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A rapidly cycling work roster (RCWR) is effective in reducing weekly work hours and the occurrence of >16 consecutive-hour shifts as well as improving sleep duration of resident physicians, according to a study published online May 20 in SLEEP.

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Survey Indicates Physician Misconduct Is Underreported

THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Physician misconduct is being underreported and most Americans do not know where to file a complaint, according to a report published by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB).

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Testicular Cancer Treatment Does Not Up Risk for Offspring Birth Defects

THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children of men with testicular germ-cell cancer (TGCC) have a modestly increased risk for congenital malformation (CM), which does not differ at pretreatment and posttreatment, according to a study published online June 4 in PLOS Medicine.

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Young Male Adults Have Lower Cancer Burden Than Women

TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For young adults, there have been some notable findings for overall cancer incidence rates and death rates, according to a study published online May 30 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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ACP Issues Position on Response to Physician Impairment

MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Providing assistance for physician impairment and rehabilitation is addressed in a position statement issued by the American College of Physicians and published online June 4 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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