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Letter-to-the-Editor: Re: Sturm, R. M., Cantrell, A. B., Durbin-Johnson, B., et. al.: Use of a Closed Diurnal Indwelling Catheter for Patients With Spinal Cord Disorders: A Pilot Study. Urology 2020; 142: pp. 237-242. https://doi:10.1016/j.urology.2020...
We read with great interest the article by Sturm et al and congratulate the authors for the study.1 This was a pilot study of role of a "closed diurnal indwelling catheter" (CDIC) in 11 children and young adults with neurogenic urinary bladder (NGB). In this study authors have suggested that combining CIC and a closed indwelling catheter for daytime use may be safe and subjectively improve QoL in select patients for short-term use. CDIC involves capped indwelling urethral catheter placed in the morning and uncapped periodically throughout a maximum of 8 hours for drainage.
Author Reply to Letter-to-the-Editor regarding “Use of a Closed Diurnal Indwelling Catheter for Patients With Spinal Cord Disorders: A Pilot Study”
We appreciate the thoughtful response to this initial study of closed diurnal catheterization in a select population of youth with neurogenic bladder. All patients were using a daytime CIC regimen q2 to q4 hours at time of enrollment; their baseline frequency of bladder drainage was continued during the CDIC trial. Inclusion of patients was limited to those with a history of compliance with prescribed therapies. Additionally, during weekly screening calls the study coordinator verified that bladder drainage frequency was maintained.
To present the results of Koyanagi-Snow-Hayashi urethroplasty in severe hypospadias repair.
The Feasibility and Efficacy of a Multi-Institutional Urology Boot Camp for Incoming Urology Residents
To determine the feasibility and perceived usefulness of a pre-residency urology boot camp for first and second year urology residents.
Urology Residency Training in Medically Underserved Areas through the Integration of a Federally Qualified Health Center Rotation
To identify workforce related barriers to urologic care in Medically Underserved Areas (MUA) and Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA). Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) are community-based organizations that aim to close gaps, but little is known about exposure to underserved areas during residency training.
We describe our experience in two institutions handling bladder prolapse through a patent urachus, together with a brief review of published literature. Case 1: A term neonate with congenital prolapsed bladder via patent urachus. Ultrasound at 21 weeks gestation revealed a male fetus with a large midline pelvic cyst communicating with the bladder which disappeared on subsequent 27 weeks ultrasound. Case 2: A term female neonate with congenital prolapsed bladder via patent urachus with no prenatal diagnosis.
Cystinuria is an autosomal recessive genetic defect characterised by the defective reabsorption of essential dimer form of amino acids cystine, ornithine, lysine and arginine (COLA) in the brush border membrane of the proximal renal tubule (S3 segment) and in the epithelial cells of the gastrointestinal tract. Cystine is relatively insoluble in the urine while the other amino acids are soluble.
Non-Transecting Anastomotic Urethroplasty Via Ventral Approach Without Full Mobilization of the Corpus Spongiosum Dorsal Semicircumference.
To present a novel surgical approach to performing bulbar urethroplasty and to assess its initial outcomes and safety.
Effect of active aspiration and sheath location on intrapelvic pressure during miniaturized percutaneous nephrolithotomy
To evaluate the effects of location of the tip of percutaneous sheath and nephroscope in the collecting system together with active aspiration on the Intra-pelvic pressure measurements (IPP) during miniPNL.
Early Experience with Salvage Retzius-Sparing Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: Oncologic and Functional Outcomes
To report on feasibility, safety, and continence outcomes using the Retzius-sparing approach in the salvage setting (sRS-RARP).
While oral mucosa remains the preferred graft tissue for urethral reconstruction, rectal mucosa is a viable alternative enteric mucosal graft with the advantage of a less limited supply. Though it has re-emerged in more recent medical literature, the documented use of rectal mucosal grafts for urethral reconstruction dates to the same era as that for oral mucosal grafts in the 1890s. The Russian surgeon Kirill Sapezhko first published his experience with urethroplasty using oral mucosal grafts in 1894, and it was his protégé, Igor Thyrmos, who first published the use of rectal mucosal grafts for urethral reconstruction in 1902.
To identify key papers in urology using a novel bibliometric index called the disruption score.
To assess urology program directors’ (PDs) perception of pregnancy during residency training.
To determine whether a post-operative prescription for opioids affects parental assessment of pain control following pediatric circumcision.
Utilization of MOSES Modulated Pulse Mode Results in Improved Efficiency in Holmium:YAG laser Ablation of the Prostate
To determine if MOSESTM technology improves efficiency and short-term outcomes in Holmium laser ablation of the prostate(HoLAP).
Learning from those who Learned: A Survey of Fellowship Trained HoLEP Surgeons and Their Current Practice Patterns
To gain insight from the experience of learning HoLEP, teaching HoLEP, and the current HoLEP practice patterns of fellowship-trained endourologists.
Prostate Cancer Foundation Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer Biomarker Working Group Meeting Summary
Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) remains the backbone therapy for the treatment of metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC). In recent years, several treatments, including docetaxel, abiraterone + prednisone, enzalutamide, and apalutamide, have each been shown to demonstrate survival benefit when used upfront along with ADT. However, treatment selection for an individual patient remains a challenge. There is no high level clinical evidence for treatment selection among these choices based on biological drivers of clinical disease.
To determine surgical site infection and UTI rates in the setting of urethroplasty. Given significant variation in the utilization of antibiotics, there is an opportunity to improve antibiotic stewardship. This study aims to elucidate the rate of both UTI and surgical site infection after urethroplasty on a standardized peri-operative antibiotic regimen, and to obtain patient and operative characteristics that may predict infection.
Prognostic indicators for successful low intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy treatment of erectile dysfunction
To assess prognostic factors affecting successful Li-ESWT treatment of ED in patients with vasculogenic ED and to report 30 months follow up.
Androgen deprivation therapy, alone or in combination with androgen signaling inhibitors, is a treatment option for patients with advanced prostate cancer (PC). When making treatment decisions, health care providers must consider the long-term effects of treatment on the patient's overall health and well-being. Herein, we review the effects of these treatments on the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems, cognition, and fall risk, and provide management approaches for each. We also include an algorithm to help health care providers implement best clinical practices and interdisciplinary care for preserving the overall well-being of PC patients.