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Cheryl Guttman Krader
Cheryl Guttman Krader is a contributor to Dermatology Times, Ophthalmology Times, and Urology Times.
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BPH guideline adherence: ‘Room for improvement’
A retrospective evaluation to determine adherence to the AUA clinical practice guideline for the management of lower urinary tract symptoms/BPH among urologists practicing in an academic setting found generally positive results, but with room for improvement, researchers reported at the AUA annual meeting in Orlando, FL.
5-ARI treatment linked to decline in sexual function
Sexual function in men with lower urinary tract symptoms/BPH generally declines over time whether or not they are treated with medication. However, the magnitude of worsening differs depending on the treatment received, according to findings from the Medical Therapy of Prostatic Symptoms study.
Surgery up, brachytherapy down for localized PCa
Use of surgery has increased steadily among all men with clinically localized prostate cancer, and in those with low-risk disease, brachytherapy utilization has declined.
Diabetes clinical practice recommendations focus attention on individualization of care
Diabetes clinical practice recommendations focus attention on individualization of care
The 2014 update to the American Diabetes Association's "Standards of Care" includes recommendations for more individualized attention to patients with diabetes.
‘Lift’ offers durable improvement in LUTS at 2 years
Data from 2 years of prospective follow-up in a multinational study show that the prostatic urethral lift (PUL [UroLift System, Neotract, Inc., Pleasanton, CA]) is a safe procedure that provides durable, clinically meaningful improvement of lower urinary tract symptoms due to BPH, reported Claus G. Roehrborn, MD, at the AUA annual meeting in Orlando, FL.
Routine pelvic exams not needed: ACP
A new clinical guideline from the American College of Physicians says routine pelvic exams for asymptomatic, nonpregnant women exposes women to unnecessary harm with little medical benefit.
Insights on microbial keratitis risk post-LVC
Results of a retrospective analysis of more than 432,000 eyes that underwent LASIK or photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) as a primary procedure show a very low rate of postoperative microbial keratitis, said Julie Schallhorn, MD, MS.
How to manage choroidal detachment
Although surgical intervention is not always necessary in eyes with choroidal detachment, drainage should be performed if spontaneous resolution does not occur in order to restore normal anatomy and prevent trabeculectomy failure.
Empowering the stuttering child
Stuttering is one of the most common developmental disorders pediatricians see in preschool-aged children, and recent information is suggesting it is more prevalent than previously thought. Stuttering in a child can generate significant parental concerns and, for the affected child, cause immediate frustration and anxiety and ultimately impact quality of life.
Study: Visual field loss impacts driving performance
Results of a randomized study show both superior and inferior visual field defects impair drivers’ performance on the computerized Hazard Perception Test. However, superior visual field loss is associated with significantly greater worsening than inferior visual field loss.