Urologic nursing : official journal of the American Urological Association Allied
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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) (2010) launch of Medicare Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) has become the platform for buyers of health care to hold health care providers accountable for demonstrating high-quality, cost-effective care for Medicare recipients across the trajectory of care practitioners...
This article aims to assist urologic nurses in the assessment and management of adults with urinary incontinence, with special consideration given to the geriatric patient. Additionally, discussion will include classifications of the disorder, risk factors, and applicable age-related impacts.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) in the older adult male is a significant problem affecting more than 75% of men over 70 years of age in the United States. Older men have an increased likelihood of developing ED due to chronic disease, comorbid conditions, and age-related changes. Research has demonstr...
This article describes nurses' perceptions of the effect of a nurse-driven protocol in a Magnet-designated hospital. Post-protocol implementation data indicate improved job ease and positive patient feedback following protocol implementation. Younger or less-experienced nurses were likely to use...
Optimizing pain management is a component of enhanced perioperative recovery for children undergoing urologic surgery. Incisional pain and discomfort from bladder spasms are two types of pain associated with bladder surgery. A child's developmental level and verbal skills must be considered when...
Pelvic floor muscle exercises have been recommended for urinary incontinence since first described by obstetrician gynecologist Dr. Arnold Kegel more than six decades ago. These exercises are performed to strengthen pelvic floor muscles, provide urethral support to prevent urine leakage, and sup...
This study reports the use of intravesical gemcitabine in managing patients with high-risk bladder cancer, refractory to Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG). Patients were given gemcitibine; treatment response was evaluated by fluorescence-cystoscopy biopsy and urine cytology. Time to reoccurrence in...
An audit of charts from patients identified as having an indwelling urinary catheter (IDC) was conducted in a 450-bed, tertiary level hospital (Concord Repatriation General Hospital) in Australia. Documentation of relevant information regarding IDC in the medical record included indication for c...