Our Top 5 Urology Storylines of the Fall

Our Top 5 Urology Storylines of the Fall

PUBLIC HEALTH

Reprocessed urological endoscopes, emerging technology, and the environmental impact of single-use endoscopes were some of the themes of our most-read stories on Single-Use Endoscopy.

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How Social Media Benefits Both Urologists and Their Patients
Public Health
Urologists discuss the advantages and disadvantages of social media, which platforms early-career urologists can use to share content and engage with patients, and common pitfalls to avoid.
Triaging Urology Procedures: Proceed With Most Cystoscopies Without Delay
Preventing Infection
Many urological procedures can be safely delayed at this time, but cystoscopy – for diagnostic and surveillance purposes or the removal of ureteral stents – should proceed.
Comparing Sterilization and High-Level Disinfection in Flexible Cystoscope Reprocessing
Preventing Infection
Following updated AUA guidelines in 2010, Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Florida changed its reprocessing protocols for flexible cystoscopes. What does a new analysis reveal comparing the success rates of sterilization vs. high-level disinfection in reprocessing?
Why You Don't Know What Burnout Is 'Until It Hits You in the Face'
Public Health
Medicine’s culture of perfection leaves physicians susceptible to burnout and depression, a urologic oncology surgeon and life coach says on the Speaking of Urology podcast.
How Bladder Cancer Patients Should Navigate the BCG Shortage
Public Health
“The most important thing is to have a discussion with your urologist as a first step to see how important is it that you get BCG,” Robert Svatek, MD, said on the Bladder Cancer Matters podcast.
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Study: Visual Inspection Found Damage and Debris in All Reprocessed Scopes Tested

Prevention Challenges

Borescopes and additional magnification revealed damage and residue or debris on all the fully reprocessed endoscopes examined in a recent study.

What is the ‘Holiday Effect’ on ERCPs?

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Procedure

Researchers have found certain post-ERCP complications to be more frequent in December. But why?

Medicare penalties for high readmissions are lower than they have been, but still affect nearly 2,300 U.S. hospitals.

Value-Based Care

Lowering readmission rates remains a national priority for payers, providers and policymakers seeking to improve healthcare while reducing costs.