Topic: Patient Care

Culture of Patient Safety Part 2

Fernando J. Kim, MD, MBA, FACS, discusses internal physician factors and external factors in the current medical field that can put careers and patient safety at risk. He then reviews ways in which systems thinking and professionalism can optimize outcomes in urology practices.

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Culture of Patient Safety

Fernando J. Kim, MD, MBA, FACS, reviews the historical events contributing to the emergence of patient safety as a healthcare discipline. He describes efforts in the urologic field, specifically from the American Urological Association (AUA), to advance the culture of patient safety.

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Perioperative Pathways: What We Know Works

Sanjay G. Patel, MD, outlines the rationale behind implementing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols in order to reduce stress, maintain postoperative physiology, and enhance mobilization for patients undergoing cystectomy. He then reviews the data evaluating different ERAS interventions in each perioperative period.

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Testosterone Replacement and Focal Therapy

Mohit Khera, MD, MBA, MPH, reviews the literature surrounding the safety of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) following prostate cancer treatment, including after brachytherapy, EBRT, and radical prostatectomy (RP). He also discusses the concept of bipolar androgen therapy (BAT) and the importance of TRT for erectile preservation post-RP.

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FDUS 2018 – Next Generation in Biomarkers

M. Scott Lucia, MD, led the “Next Generation in Biomarkers” session at the Future Directions in Urology Symposium (FDUS) 2018. These consensus statements represent a comprehensive analysis of current issues, challenges, and advancements in urology from a panel of international experts.

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FDUS 2018-Next Generation Developments in Bladder Cancer

Sam S. Chang, MD, MBA, and Michael S. Cookson, MD, led the “Next Generation Developments in Bladder Cancer” session at the Future Directions in Urology Symposium (FDUS) 2018. These consensus statements represent a comprehensive analysis of current issues, challenges, and advancements in urology from a panel of international experts.

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