Urology-Training & Practice

Residency in urology and training in kidney transplantation. Results of a national survey - Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To determine the current state of kidney transplantation (KT) training in a country that is leader in organ donation and transplantation.

The urological referral process from Primary Health Care. Reflections on referral criteria - Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The flow of patients between Primary Care (PC) and Specialized care (SC) is a common process.

Utility of smartphone camera in patient management in urology - Abstract

INTRODUCTION: To describe the utility of the smartphone camera in patient management in urology.

Association between availability of health service prices and payments for these services - Abstract

IMPORTANCE: Recent governmental and private initiatives have sought to reduce health care costs by making health care prices more transparent.

The social media revolution is changing the conference experience: Analytics and trends from eight international meetings - Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To analyse the use of Twitter at urology conferences to enhance the social media conference experience.

Study shows independent urological care is high-quality, cost-effective

WASHINGTON, DC USA (Press Release) - August 5, 2014 - LUGPA today applauded researchers at the University of Michigan for their recent study on ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) and their effect on both utilization and the quality of outpatient urologic surgery.

Mentoring and training young urologists: Ongoing surgical urology training in the Dominican Republic

NORFOLK, VA USA (Press Release) - July 15, 2014 - Urology surgeons, working as volunteers for Physicians for Peace (PFP), an international organization focusing on medical education in developing nations, recently completed a training mission in the Dominican Republic addressing identified health gaps facing Dominican urologists and their patients.

Urological diseases most frequently involved in medical professional liability claims - Abstract

Clinical safety and medical professional liability are international major concerns, especially in surgical specialties such as urology.

Longer nurse tenure on hospital units leads to higher quality care

NEW YORK, NY USA (Press Release) - April 14, 2014 -

Four-year study of VA hospitals also finds experienced nurses are most cost-effective

The Dramatic rise of social media in urology: Trends in Twitter use at the American and Canadian Urological Association annual meetings in 2012 and 2013 - Abstract

Purpose: Social media have become established as tools for rapid information dissemination to a broad audience.

Use of social media in urology: Data from the American Urological Association - Abstract

Objective: The use of social media in medicine has greatly expanded in recent years The objective of this study was to characterize the use of social media among members of the American Urological Association (AUA).

Infusion therapy and implantables for the urologist - Abstract

The specialty of urology has historically adapted to the changing health care environment.

Audience response system: A new learning tool for urologic conferences - Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Audience response systems (ARS) have not been used to gauge knowledge transfer and retention in the setting of large medical conferences.

Recent trends in the urology workforce in the United States - Abstract


The present study examines the current status of urology physician manpower in the United States, in the context of trends in the demographics, geographic distribution, and practice make-up of urologists.

Pediatric urology fellowship training: Are we teaching what they need to learn? "Beyond the Abstract," by Kristina D. Suson, MD

BERKELEY, CA (UroToday.com) - While updating their pediatric urology fellowship curriculum, Wang, et al. decided who best to characterize what works than recent graduates?

Abbreviated mindfulness intervention for job satisfaction, quality of life, and compassion in primary care clinicians: A pilot study - Abstract

Purpose: Burnout, attrition, and low work satisfaction of primary care physicians are growing concerns and can have a negative influence on health care.

A manpower calculus: The implications of SUO fellowship expansion on oncologic surgeon case volumes - Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO)-accredited fellowship programs have undergone substantial expansion.

Institutional Review Board approval and innovation in urology: Current practice and safety issues - Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively review recent publications describing novel procedures/techniques, and describe the Institutional Review Board (IRB)/ethics approval process and potential ethical dilemmas in their reporting.

Urologists have infrastructure to serve as medical homes for patients with certain cancers

ANN ARBOR, MI USA (Press Release) - July 8, 2013 - Primary care practices have traditionally been thought of as being the most logical “medical home” capable of managing and coordinating care for patients with chronic conditions.

Occupational hazard: Radiation exposure for the urologist--Developing a reference standard - Abstract

INTRODUCTION: To date, there is a paucity of literature offering practicing urologists a reference for the amount of radiation exposure received while surgically managing urolithiasis.

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