Are Advanced Practice Providers Being Used More in Urology Care?

Are Advanced Practice Providers Being Used More in Urology Care?

PUBLIC HEALTH

University of Chicago researchers scrutinized 10 years’ worth of insurance claims to better understand the growing role of advanced practice providers in urologic care.

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Study Compares Cost and Environmental Impact of Single-Use and Reusable Cystoscopes
Value-Based Care
Reusable cystoscopes use 15 gallons of water per reprocessing cycle in addition to the waste it generates, a new study shows. Switching to single-use cystoscopes can save a clinic in France a significant amount of money based on the number of cystoscopy procedures.
Should Flexible Cystoscopy be Delayed if Urinalysis Detects Infection?
Best Practices
Procedures were canceled at a high-volume center in the U.K. if pre-cystoscopy urinalysis suggested an infection was present. Did they need to be?
Can Ureteroscopy Be Done Without Prescribing Opioids?
Best Practices
When evaluating their own prescribing practices, physicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center realized much of it was based on habits rather than need.
Carbon Footprint of Single-Use Cystoscopes at Center of Urology Journal Debate
Public Health
A recent study found that the carbon footprint of a disposable cystoscope was “significantly lower” than the reusable alterative. An opposing letter to the editor, however, expresses two “serious methodical concerns” with the study.
How a 3-D Bladder Replica Can Enhance Cystoscopy ‘Mastery and Internalization’
Emerging Technologies
Practicing on a cost-effective and realistic 3-D printed phantom bladder could prove useful to not only medical students but experienced urologists as well.
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Study: BAL samples that reveal high fungal and bacterial loads in COVID patients with ARDS are indicators of poor outcomes.

Patient Safety

A study, out of Amsterdam, was designed to assess the relationship between lung microbiota and clinical outcomes of COVID-19-related ARDS.

SARS-CoV-2 has played viral muse when it comes to publication of otolaryngology articles.

Public Health

The global pandemic has boosted the volume, citations and attention for both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19-related otolaryngology journal articles.

Experts: ‘How Do We Prove Clean is Clean?’

Prevention Strategies

The only agreed-upon endoscope reprocessing standard, experts note, is to follow the manufacturers’ instructions for use — but those IFUs can contain hundreds of steps and can be impossible for staffers to follow down to the letter.