Assistant Professor, Endourology Oregon Health & Science University
Apply the concept of required, multidisciplinary treatment planning to other specialty areas in a urology practice that require cost-containment.
Identify required outcomes reporting, its public dissemination and management of underperformers.
Identify the questions to be answered in a pre-transplant urologic assessment.
Explain the principles of urinary tract reconstruction for renal transplantation, and how to diagnose and treat common genitourinary problems after transplantation.
Determine go-to websites for kidney donors, kidney transplant candidates and kidney transplant recipients.
Many, perhaps most, general urologists are uncomfortable with immunocompromised kidney transplant candidates and recipients. Learners will take back to their practices the following: 1) the 3 areas of contraindications for kidney transplantation that may require urologic assessment, 2) assessment of the urinary tract before transplantation, 3) the concept of required, formal treatment planning conferences that include transplant nurse coordinators, social service, financial counseling, pharmacy, nutrition, nephrology, and surgery before treatment assignment, 4) options for urinary tract reconstruction at the time of transplantation, 5) management of stents, tubes, and, drains after transplantation, 6) the concept of a public, mandatory outcome registry, 7) diagnosis and management of urologic complications after transplantation, 7) erectile dysfunction (ED) and pregnancy before and after transplantation, and 8) useful web sites.