Avoid these 5 common tests and treatments | AUA

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Takeaway

  • Five common tests and treatments to avoid. 

Why this matters

  • The AUA's "Choosing Wisely" initiative, based on recommendations suggested and voted upon by members, encourages shared decision-making between urologists and patients. 

Study design

  • The third released by the AUA, the list identifies five targeted, evidence-based recommendations that can support conversations between patients and physicians about what care is really necessary. 

Key results

  • Don't treat low-risk clinically localized prostate cancer (eg, Gleason score <7, PSA <10.0 ng/mL, and tumor stage
  • Don't treat uncomplicated cystitis in women with fluoroquinolones if other oral antibiotic treatment options exist.
  • Don't continue opioi...