Innovative Procedure Combining MRI and Ultrasound Can Accurately Diagnose Prostate Cancer

New research confirms that an innovative procedure combining MRI and ultrasound to create a 3D image of the prostate can more accurately locate suspicious areas and help diagnose whether it’s prostate cancer. Using specialized equipment needed, physicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center began using the fusion biopsy procedure about…

Dr. Jonathan Fialkov to speak on the Effective use of Digital Media at the NE AUA

Dr. Jonathan Fialkov, President & Founder of Rational Surgical Solutions® (RSS) will speak at the New England Urological Association Conference (September 29-October 1 in Portland, ME) on “Building the Bridge: Effective use of Digital Media in Patient Education and Informed Consent” on Friday, September 30 at 2:45 PM. Please visit RSS at Booth #9 at…

Bacteremia Often Caused by TURP

Asymptomatic bacteremia is commonly caused by transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and occurs despite prophylaxis, researchers concluded. The findings challenge a common held view that urine is the primary source of bacteremia in TURP-associated sepsis and raise the possibility of occult prostatic infection as a cause of bacteraemia, according to Amar Raj Mohee, MBChB,…

Imaging advanced prostate cancer

Rationale for Modernising Imaging in Advanced Prostate Cancer

European Urology has published a paper, “Rationale for Modernizing Imaging in Advanced Prostate Cancer”. To effectively manage patients with advanced prostate cancer (APC), it is essential to have accurate, reproducible, and validated methods for detecting and quantifying the burden of bone and soft tissue metastases and for assessing their response to therapy. Current standard of…

Race Affects Switch From Prostate Cancer Observation to Active Therapy

Black men with low-risk prostate cancer (PCa) are slightly more likely than their white counterparts to switch to active treatment after initial observational management, independent of baseline and follow-up clinical measures, according to a new study. The study also confirmed previously identified clinical triggers of initiating active treatment, and these factors did not vary by…

Rati-Fi informed consent Slate

Rational Surgical Solutions introduces Rati-Fi Informed Consent System

Rational Surgical Solutions introduced its Rati-Fi(r) Informed Consent System at the HIMSS Conference in Las Vegas. The company helps physicians, surgeons, and advanced practitioners leverage technology to improve patient care by offering transformative and proprietary process technologies that facilitate a secure, mobile workspace. “In today’s medical environment, patient education and communication is critical to obtaining…