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Urology News (1213)

Mon, Mar 5, 2018 - A substantial proportion of acute transfers from nursing facilities to hospitals are potentially avoidable, but symptoms and risk conditions are only weakly predictive of hospital diagnoses, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in the Journal Read More >
Determining 'Avoidability' of Nursing Home Transfers Complex
Thu, Mar 1, 2018 - About 11 percent of patient encounters with a diagnosis code of transsexualism or gender identity disorder involve gender-affirming surgery, and more than half are not covered by an insurance plan, according to a study published online Feb. 28 in JAMA Read More >
U.S. Trends in Gender-Affirming Surgery Explored
Thu, Mar 1, 2018 - 8-oxo-7, 8-dihydroguanosine is a promising biomarker for physiologic age, corresponding more closely with age than 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine, according to a study published online Feb. 27 in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. Read More >
Urinary 8-oxoGsn Promising Biomarker for Physiologic Age
Wed, Feb 28, 2018 - Trials to evaluate drugs or devices used to treat chronic medical conditions that are published early in the chain of evidence often show an exaggerated treatment effect compared with subsequent trials, according to research published online Feb. 21 in th Read More >
Early Studies Often Show Exaggerated Treatment Effect
Tue, Feb 27, 2018 - Understanding nonadherence in patients and encouraging a change in attitude toward patients and their medication can improve medication adherence, according to a report published by the American Medical Association. Read More >
Understanding Rx Nonadherence Can Improve Adherence
Tue, Feb 27, 2018 - In a position paper published online Feb. 27 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians presents recommendations for optimizing clinical learning environments by fostering a positive hidden curriculum in medicine. Read More >
Recommendations for Optimizing Hidden Curriculum in Medicine
Mon, Feb 26, 2018 - A risk model including magnetic resonance imaging-derived parameters may reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies among patients with suspected prostate cancer, according to a study published online Feb. 22 in JAMA Oncology. Read More >
MRI Risk Model May Cut Biopsy Use in Suspected Prostate Cancer
Mon, Feb 26, 2018 - The antibiotic clarithromycin (brand name: Biaxin) may increase the long-term risk of heart problems and death in patients with heart disease, according to U.S. health officials. Read More >
FDA Warns of Possible Heart Risks Linked to Clarithromycin