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Sonablate (now Sonacare) Reports Excellent Sales in 2013

Sales of the Sonablate HIFU device for non-invasive treatment for localized prostate cancer were higher than expected in 2013. SonaCare Medical, the developer of the device, reported a sales total of six Sonablate HIFU devices that year, which matches the prior year’s sales record as interest in precision guided treatment technologies for prostate cancer continued […]

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New Recommendations for Lipid Profiles in Kidney Disease Patients

Bert Vorstman MD, MS, FAAP, FRACS, FACS www.urologyweb.com   A new recommendation for patients with chronic kidney disease asks physicians to perform a full lipid profile at first presentation of the condition. The new recommendations come from a work group working on behalf of the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes organization.   According to the […]

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Patients Report Being Unaware of Over-diagnosis/Over-treatment Risk from Cancer Screenings

Bert Vorstman MD, MS, FAAP, FRACS, FACS www.urologyweb.com   Overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer is a very real risk, yet very few men are actually told of the potential for this risk. In fact, patients are not regularly informed of the risks of overdiagnosis and overtreatment for most types of cancers. In one online […]

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