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Want to Set Better Treatment Goals? Track Your patients’ QOL data.

Complete kidney stone clearance is the target outcome for most urologists. However, recent studies suggest that this may not align with some patients’ expectations!

According to Dr Necole M. Streeper, urologists may be overtreating patients to meet stone-free targets. This is causing frustration among patients who prefer to leave asymptomatic stones untreated, rather than undergo repeated surgeries.

Utilizing surveys like WISQOL and SF-36 to gauge patients’ quality of life can help urologists better understand their patients’ goals and set more accurate outcome targets.

Read more here: Should Asymptomatic Renal Stones Be Surgically Treated? Pro-Observation

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What Patients Really Want: Good Bedside Manners

For physicians, meeting patients is their everyday routine. For patients however, every visit to the physician’s office could be life-changing. Hurried consultations and poor bedside manners are eroding physician-patient relationships and hindering patients’ recovery. A growing number of patients from our kidney stone community report feeling neglected by their urologists.

Showing respect, listening actively, and using metaphors during consultations are a few ways to reassure patients and communicate empathy*. What do you incorporate in your practice to care for patients?

*Source: Bedside Manner 2020: An Inventory of Best Practices

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Embrace Diversity in Urology by Ending Manels.

A new study presented by Teoh et al. highlights the gender inequality in urology.

Major associations consistently failed to include female urologists in their meetings, with 181 sessions led by all-male panels, and an average of 87% of male faculty members in attendance. In addition, male faculty received more opportunities to participate than female faculty in the same lower quartile of the H-index.

How can we better embrace diversity? No more manels is just the first step towards a more inclusive Urology.

Source: A Quantitative Analysis Investigating the Prevalence of “Manels” in Major Urology Meetings 

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Are self-removal stents really more convenient? Stuck with fussy extraction strings, some patients disagree.

Self-removal stents require a shorter retention time and incur lower costs compared to in-office cystoscopies, making them a more popular option among both urologists and kidney stone patients*. However, many patients in our community struggle with extraction strings catching on their clothes.

For some, even simple tasks like getting dressed and walking have become a challenge. To reduce the instances of stents dislodging, some urologists advise shortening the extraction strings, but most just rely on patients to self-manage. What precautions do you take to prevent patients’ stents from dislodging?

*Read more here: The use of a string with a stent for self-removal following ureteroscopy: A safe practice to remain

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Stone or sepsis? Help patients tell the difference.

Proper management of kidney stones is essential to mitigating the risks of kidney infection and subsequent onset of sepsis. Yet, recent observations of our kidney stone patient community revealed that many patients are unaware of the symptoms and risks of infection, until it is too late. In some cases, patients have even left stones untreated, resulting in sepsis!

Comprehensive patient education is a critical first step in improving health outcomes for these patients. Some simple but effective ways include informing patients about their risk factors based on their stone type, and teaching them to identify symptoms of an ongoing infection.

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