Urological Society for American Veterans – President’s Report 2017

by Jeff Jones, President Urological Society for American Veterans – an affiliate of the SGSU Thanks to all who attended, and contributed to, the May 2017 meeting of the USAV in Boston, during the AUA. We had an excellent scientific program put together by the program and abstract committee of Robert Grubb, Justin Parker, Jennifer…

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House considers major changes to VA health care

By NIKKI WENTLING | STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 24, 2017 WASHINGTON – Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin argued Tuesday that a House plan for veterans’ health care was too restrictive and wouldn’t offer enough veterans the choice of private-sector care. House lawmakers and VA officials hashed out details Tuesday of two proposals…

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Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program – Be an Advocate

The Federal Government annually invests millions of dollars for prostate cancer research through the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). https://secure3.convio.net/zero/site/SPageServer/?pagename=ProtectProstateCancerResearch click link for full article on Zero website The PCRP, part of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) at the Department of Defense, is one of the…

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Doctor shortage forces Colorado VA hospital to postpone surgeries

FierceHealthcare Article by Ilene MacDonald | A nationwide physician shortage has hit a Colorado VA hospital particularly hard, forcing it to reschedule or postpone dozens of surgeries because it doesn’t have enough anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Approximately 65 to 90 nonemergency surgeries at the Eastern Colorado Health Care System have been pushed off…

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VA Chief Wants to Get Rid of Healthcare Deadwood

VA Chief Wants to Get Rid of Healthcare Deadwood ‘Accountability’ comes up repeatedly at hospital association meeting by Joyce Frieden News Editor, MedPage Today May 10, 2017 WASHINGTON — Getting rid of under-performing employees and hiring more healthcare professionals are just a few of the ways that Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, MD, wants…

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Trump extends private-sector health care program for vets

Trump extends private-sector health care program for vets By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill Wednesday to temporarily extend a program that lets some veterans seek medical care in the private sector, part of an effort by the president to deliver on a campaign promise. click link to…

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Outlook Newsletter – March 2017

Click link below to view the 2017 meeting highlights ! https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=https://govurology.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/SGSU-newsletter-2017.pdf  

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Congrats to Kimbrough 2017 Award Winners

HG Stevenson Award for outstanding support and dedicated service to the SGSU and urology residency programs. Presented to: George Kaplan, MD Honorary Lifetime Membership Award for lifetime dedication and service to the SGSU. Presented to: Mitchell Edson, MD Prince Beach Award for best paper (#65) presented by a society member staff physician as judged by…

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Kimbrough Meeting “take aways” – 2017 San Diego

Dr. Tim Brand Take Home Points Enzalutamide is easy to prescribe but causes fatigue. – Ray Lance, MD Corynebacteria are bad for prosthetics.  -Jesse N. Mills, MD Primary care should refer everyone with psa >1.5 ng/dl to urology for risk assessment (using sophisticated biomarkers) for clinically significant prostate cancer.  -E. David Crawford, MD “If you…

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