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Cheryl Guttman Krader
Episode costs for ambulatory stone surgery vary widely
A study analyzing variation in spending for patients undergoing ureteroscopy or shock wave lithotripsy for urinary stone disease is a step towards helping urologists understand cost reduction opportunities.
How do ureteroscope types compare ergonomically?
Findings of a study investigating biomechanical stresses on the urologist while performing flexible ureteroscopy indicate that reusable and single-use digital ureteroscopes have a more favorable ergonomic profile than a reusable fiberoptic instrument.
Novel therapies could stem burden of diabetic eye disease
A better understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanisms of diabetes has resulted in improved control of its local and systemic comorbidities. Further developments are needed, however, considering the growing number of diabetic patients and who are at risk for late-stage diabetic eye disease.
ARMOR surveillance study update gives current insights on antibiotic resistance for clinical ocular isolates
The most recent analyses of data from the ARMOR (Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring in Ocular micRoorganisms) Surveillance Program can guide clinicians choosing antibiotic therapy for initial empiric therapy and infection prophylaxis. The information also reinforces the importance of prudent antibiotic prescribing to limit the development of bacterial resistance to existing options, according to Penny Asbell, MD.
27-gauge presents new paradigm of intraocular precision for vitrectomy
Modern 27-gauge equipment for vitrectomy has introduced a new paradigm in vitreoretinal surgery marked by enhanced precision and control.
Temporary scleral buckling offers advantages for retinal detachment
Temporary scleral buckling performed with a removable external device provides the benefits of scleral buckling while addressing its downsides as surgery for a detached retina.
Managing unhappy presbyopia patients
Managing unhappy presbyopia patients
Addressing patient dissatisfaction after presbyopia-correcting IOL surgery requires listening to understand the problem. Time and patient reassurance may be adequate for resolving some issues.
Managing residual astigmatism after toric IOL surgery
Residual astigmatism is not uncommon after toric IOL implantation. Depending on its cause and magnitude, lens reorientation may be a good solution.
Anatomic outcome more precise in defining DME treatment failure
The goal of treatment for diabetic macular edema is to maintain or improve vision, but improvement of edema is a better metric for determining whether the treatment is having a benefit or failing.
Investigational BCG-refractory NMIBC Tx shows promise
“rAd-IFNα gene therapy is a breakthrough opportunity for effective local management of BCG-unresponsive NMIBC,” says researcher Colin P. N. Dinney, MD.

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