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Self-employed urologists order more imaging

A patient may be twice as likely to undergo an x-ray, ultrasound or other diagnostic imaging test after seeing a self-employed urologist as opposed to an employed urologist on salary, suggests a new study.

While other factors may be at play, the finding builds on growing evidence for the role of financial incentives in… Self-employed urologists order more imaging   



Kidney Stones Tied to Heart Disease Risk

Young adults who’ve had kidney stones may also have an increased risk of clogged arteries, a new study says.

This does not mean that one causes the other, but instead the two conditions might have some common root cause, according to the paper published in the Journal of Urology.

“People who have kidney stones… Kidney Stones Tied to Heart Disease Risk   



Doctors Issue New Guidelines on Spotting, Treating Enlarged Prostate

Experts at the American Urological Association (AUA) have issued updated guidelines on diagnosing and treating enlarged prostate—a common condition formally know as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

BPH can lead to lower urinary tract symptoms such as incontinence and affect a man’s quality of life. The new guidelines, the first since 2003, include a detailed… Doctors Issue New Guidelines on Spotting, Treating Enlarged Prostate   



More U.S. teens diagnosed with kidney stones

More teenagers are being diagnosed with kidney stones now than in years past, a study from one U.S. state suggests.

The research, which followed Minnesota children from 1984 to 2008, found that the rate of kidney stones climbed six percent each year among teenagers.

Between 1984 and 1990, the annual rate was 13 cases… More U.S. teens diagnosed with kidney stones   



For many prostate cancer patients, Web sites are too difficult to read

Ninety million American adults read below high school levels, so the National Institutes of Health recommends that patient-education materials be written at the fourth-through-sixth grade level.

But a Loyola University Medical Center study has found that only 4.8 percent of websites describing prostate cancer were written below a high school reading level. The median… For many prostate cancer patients, Web sites are too difficult to read   



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