Urology on the Beach Meeting Highlights Innovative Approaches to Multidisciplinary Care

Renowned urologists from leading academic centers shared their insights and clinical recommendations at Urology on the Beach, a three-day professional conference hosted by the Desai Sethi Urology Institute (DSUI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Global Speakers, Cutting-edge Topics, Surgical Theater on Tap for Desai Sethi Urology Institute’s Urology on the Beach 2024

Desai Sethi Urology Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine will host its second annual, in-person Urology on the Beach meeting, January 19 to 21, 2024, at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach.

Renowned Urologic Specialist to Lead UCSF Urology Program

Benjamin N. Breyer, MD, MAS, FACS, a renowned leader in urology and urological surgery, has been appointed chair of the UCSF Department of Urology. Breyer is a urologic surgeon who is internationally known for performing complex urethral and penile reconstruction for urethra stricture and cosmetic disfigurement, male incontinence, male fistula, and surgery for erectile dysfunction.

UC San Diego Health Ranks No. 1 in San Diego, Makes National Honor Roll

U.S. News & World Report ranks 10 medical and surgical specialties at UC San Diego Health among the nation’s best.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Marks A Decade as One of the Nation’s Best

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll for the 10th consecutive year. The Honor Roll is a top distinction awarded to only 10 children’s hospitals nationwide recognized by U.S. News as the “Best of the Best.” Nationwide Children’s is ranked sixth on the 2023-24 Honor Roll list.

ChatGPT flunks self-assessment test for urologists

At a time of growing interest in the potential role of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in medicine and healthcare, a new study finds that the groundbreaking ChatGPT chatbot performs poorly on a major specialty self-assessment tool, reports Urology Practice®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Some cervical cancer patients at higher risk for UTIs after radical hysterectomies

Women with early-stage cervical cancer had significantly higher chances of developing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) after radical hysterectomies if they were smokers or used a catheter for more than seven days post-surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers found in a study.

Desai Sethi Urology Institute Presents, Debates and is Recognized at AUA 2023

A banner year for Desai Sethi Urology Institute at urology’s premier meeting, the American Urological Association (AUA) 2023, held April 28-May 1 in Chicago where faculty and researchers led and debated during plenary sessions and presented novel research in topics spanning prostate and bladder cancers to sexual function and robotic surgery.

Desai Sethi Urology Institute Researchers Use Popular Wearable Device to Study Heart Rate During Sex

Research published in the International Journal of Impotence Research measured the increase in heart rate during sex through the use of a FitBit to better understand heart rate changes during sexual activities. Outcomes show promise for helping to diagnose sexual dysfunction issues.

UT Southwestern nephrologist addresses National Kidney Foundation

Susan Hedayati, M.D., Director of Clinical and Population Health Research in Nephrology at UT Southwestern, has spent a career investigating the links between kidney disease and depression and developing methods to improve care from a patient-centric perspective for those with chronic kidney disease.

Physicians debate best management strategy for patient with benign prostatic hyperplasia

In a new Annals ‘Beyond the Guidelines’ feature, a general internal medicine physician and a urologist discuss treatment options for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and how they would apply their recommendations to a patient who wishes to learn more about his options. All ‘Beyond the Guidelines’ features are based on the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston and include print, video, and educational components published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Simmons Cancer Center investigators receive nearly $15 million in CPRIT funding

Ten scientists in the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center have been awarded nearly $15 million in grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to advance research on a wide range of cancer issues.

‘Urology on the Beach’ Conference Highlights Advances in Research and Patient Care

From urologic cancers to female urology to male infertility to kidney stones and sexual health, top urologists from throughout the nation shared their insights and practical tips at “Urology on the Beach,” a conference hosted January 13-15 by the Desai Sethi Urology Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Direct-to-Consumer Online Platforms Expand Access, but Often Fail to Convey Risks of Testosterone Therapy

A new Northwestern Medicine study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that many of online platforms offering testosterone therapy are not providing care in concordance with the American Urological Association (AUA) and Endocrine Society (ES) guidelines for the safe and effective management of men on testosterone therapy.

Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D., of Desai Sethi Urology Institute Receives American Urological Association’s Gold Cystoscope Award

The 2023 American Urological Association Gold Cystoscope Award has been awarded to Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D., associate professor and director of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Reproductive Urology Program and urologist within the Desai Sethi Urology Institute. Dr. Ramasamy has earned the honor for his commitment to education and mentorship.

Study Offers New Hope for Treatment-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown that they can circumvent a key mechanism in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and possibly make immunotherapies more effective. By infusing nitric oxide (NO) into animal models, the team shrank tumors and paved the way for potential combination therapies. The study was published in Nature Cell Death & Disease.

Desai Sethi Urology Institute Draws Renowned Urologists, Researchers to Inaugural ‘Urology on the Beach’ Meeting, January 2023

The Desai Sethi Urology Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine will be hosting urology clinicians and scientists from today’s most prominent academic centers at the institute’s inaugural in-person “Urology on the Beach” meeting, January 13 to 15, 2023, at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach.

Randy Vince, Jr., MD, MS, joins Cleveland’s University Hospitals Urology Institute to Lead Enterprise’s Focus on Minority Men’s Health

Announcement about Randy Vince, Jr., MD, MS, joining University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland as the inaugural Minority Men’s Health Director for UH Cutler Center for Men and as a faculty member of the system’s Urology Institute and UH Seidman Cancer Center.

Cedars-Sinai Ranked #2 Hospital in Nation by U.S. News & World Report

Cedars-Sinai has been named the #2 hospital in the nation and #1 in California in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2022-23” rankings.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Again Named Among Nation’s Top 50 for Heart Care

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has again achieved national ranking for Cardiology & Heart Surgery in the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings. It moved up to No. 28, from No. 30 last year. It is the only nationally recognized heart program of its kind in the Washington metropolitan area. MedStar Washington also earned “high performing” ratings in cancer, gastroenterology & GI surgery, Urology, and in 12 common procedures and conditions.

UC San Diego Health Ranks #1 Regionally by U.S. News & World Report

UC San Diego Health top ranked in 10 medical and surgical specialties, among the nation’s best.

Amid surgical mesh concerns, surgeons are asked: What treatment would you choose for yourself?

There is a long history of confusion and controversy regarding the use of polypropylene mesh materials for pelvic floor disorders in women, such as stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP). So what option would specialist surgeons choose if they were to undergo these procedures themselves? That’s the question asked in a survey study in Urology Practice®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: The Best Care for Kids in California and the West Coast

U.S. News has again ranked CHLA as the top children’s hospital in California and in the survey’s Pacific U.S. region—which encompasses Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. CHLA also made the publication’s annual Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals for the 14th consecutive year—every year since its inception—finishing No. 8 in the United States in this showcase of the nation’s leading destinations for pediatric medical care.

Hospital Infantil de Los Ángeles: La mejor atención para niños en California y el Pacífico de los EE.UU.

U.S. News ha clasificado de nuevo al CHLA como el mejor hospital pediátrico en el estado de California y en el Pacífico de los Estados Unidos, una región que abarca los estados de Alaska, California, Hawái, Oregón y Washington. El CHLA también se encuentra en el cuadro de honor anual de la publicación de los mejores hospitales para niños por decimocuarto año consecutivo, todos los años desde el inicio de la clasificación, en donde obtuvo el puesto n. 8 en los Estados Unidos en esta muestra de los principales destinos del país para la atención médica pediátrica.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: 美国加州和太平洋地区最好的儿童护理机构

《美国新闻与世界报道》再次将 CHLA 评为其本州加利福尼亚州和美国太平洋地区(包括阿拉斯加州、加利福尼亚州、夏威夷州、俄勒冈州和华盛顿州)的最佳儿童医院。CHLA 还连续 14 年(自该排名诞生以来从未缺席)入选该刊年度“最佳儿童医院榜”——美国领先儿科机构权威榜单——最终名列第 8 位。

TipSheet: Research Highlights Potential Benefits of Vibrators on Women’s Pelvic Health

Cedars-Sinai urology experts will present their latest advances in urologic medicine at the annual scientific meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) in New Orleans May 13-16, 2022. Among over 2,200 abstracts, one by Alexandra Dubinskaya, MD, a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS) specialist—Is It Time for FPMRS to Prescribe Vibrators?—was selected to be included in the 117th AUA press session on May 13, 2022, at 9 a.m. CT.

Henry Ford Health First in Michigan to Offer Robotic High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Prostate Cancer

Henry Ford Health is the first in Michigan to offer Robotic High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. This non-surgical treatment option spares surrounding healthy tissue, while allowing for a quicker treatment time and recovery for the patient.

Experts Provide Hope and Treatment Options during Infertility Awareness Week

Infertility is a common problem affecting millions of Americans. The National Center of Health Statistics estimates 1 in 8 couples of reproductive age has problems conceiving. Infertility refers to the inability to produce a pregnancy after 12 months of unprotected…