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Urology October 2009 Archive


Chronic Kidney Failure Drug, Aranesp, At Center of Kick-Back Suit Against Amgen

Saturday October 31, 2009
Sales of Aranesp, the chronic kidney failure and anemia drug, were promoted through a kick-back scheme, alleges a suit against Amgen and AmeriSourceBergen Corporation, filed by 14 states and the ... Read More

Testicular Cancer Survivors: Life Is Good

Thursday October 29, 2009
© Fotolia Testicular cancer gets a lot of news coverage because of Lance Armstrong and other popular young athletes stricken with the disease. It upsets us when we hear about ... Read More

Women in Urology Increasing, But Better Numbers, More Leaders Needed

Tuesday October 27, 2009
Women get kidney and bladder cancers, kidney stones, and need kidney transplants, just like men, Karen Boyle, MD, a female urologist from Baltimore, told me today. And we've got ... Read More

Women and Urology: Letís Talk

Sunday October 25, 2009
Urology has traditionally not paid much attention to women. For decades, the field focused almost exclusively on male genitourinary problems, while urology problems for women remained in the purview ... Read More

Negative Evidence on PSA Screening Does Not Go Down Easily

Friday October 23, 2009
Questions about the potential harm of breast and prostate cancer screening are not new. In fact, in the past 12 months, more and more studies have come out concluding ... Read More

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Backed Enthusiastically by American College of Physicians

Monday October 19, 2009
For men looking for Viagra, Levitra, or Cialis to help them achieve erections during sexual intercourse, it has been tough luck. Most drug insurers do not pay for them routinely, ... Read More

Robotic Prostatectomy: A Look at ED, Incontinence Outcomes

Saturday October 17, 2009
Minimally invasive robotic prostatectomy has been advertised to men as a far easier surgery to undergo than traditional open prostatectomy, with a much shorter recovery and fewer complications during ... Read More

Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy Ready for Widespread Use?

Friday October 16, 2009
© Fotolia If you are a man getting on in years and you bring complaints of decreased well-being, low libido, decreased muscle mass, bone loss, or depressed mood to your ... Read More

Extending Kidney Transplant Drug Funding: A Health Reform Imperative

Wednesday October 14, 2009
Credit: Dr. Julian Jacobs If you or someone you know has had a kidney transplant, you should know that Medicare has a strict 36-month limit for paying for anti-rejection drugs, which ... Read More

A Female Viagra: Is Female Sexual Dysfunction Being Medicalized?

Tuesday October 13, 2009
There is no question that Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra are blockbuster erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs, and if a pharmaceutical company could get a so-called "female sexual dysfunction" pill or ... Read More

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Thursday October 8, 2009
Are you new to this blog? Well, it is pretty new to me too--although I have been writing about urology for a long time. So let's learn together. As ... Read More

Attention Passengers: Please Urinate Before Boarding

Wednesday October 7, 2009
Airline travel hasn't been all that pleasant in recent years. Starting with the restrictions on number of bags allowed, taking your shoes off and on, removing your watch, keys, ... Read More

Patients Linger On Dialysis, While Doctors Are Mum About Kidney Transplant

Monday October 5, 2009
Kidney failure patients who endure years of dialysis are often not informed about kidney transplantation. Many chronic kidney disease patients deteriorate on dialysis that takes away years of healthy ... Read More

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