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State of the art of Thulium laser enucleation and vapoenucleation of the prostate: a systematic review
Tm:YAG laser operates at a wavelength of 1940-2013 nm in a continuous wave mode, which enables smooth incision and rapid vaporization of prostatic tissue, with a shallow penetration of only 0.2 mm. These characteristics make Tm:YAG a versatile laser, allowing the surgeon to perform resection, vaporization, and vapoenucleation. This systematic review aims to summarize the current evidence of safety and efficacy, long-term durability, impact on sexual function following Tm:YAG laser enucleation and vapoenucleation of the prostate and to compare the outcomes of these procedures versus other surgical treatments of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
A prospective comparative study of the feasibility and reliability of telephone follow-up in female urology: the Patient Home Office Novel Evaluation (PHONE) Study
To determinate the feasibility, reliability, and patient satisfaction of telephonic follow-up in women treated for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP): Patient-Home-Office-Novel-Evaluation (PHONE) study.
The Role of Cytoreductive Nephrectomy for Sarcomatoid Renal Cell Carcinoma: A 29-year Institutional Experience
To assess which patients respond best following cytoreductive nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with sarcomatoid dedifferentiation (sRCC) and whether outcomes are improving over time.
As gender-affirming genital surgery for transgender men becomes more common, general urologists may be confronted with unfamiliar anatomy and complications. We describe the use of voiding cystourethrogram and retrograde urethrogram in a transgender man in demonstrating the anatomy of the urethra, urethrocutaneous fistula, and a vaginal remnant after phalloplasty.
A 24-year-old male presented to the emergency department with a purpuric rash that started a week prior on the arms, trunk, and legs, along with acute onset testicular pain radiating to the lower abdomen. Ultrasound performed during that ED visit showed bilateral testicular solid masses, hypovascular or avascular, and a hypervascular left testicle and epididymis (Figure 1). Differential based on ultrasound findings included: testicular carcinoma, granulomatous epididymoorchitis such as sarcoidosis or tuberculosis, adrenal rests, lymphoma, or metastases.
To assess the risk of biochemical recurrence (BCR) in small low-grade prostate tumours following radical prostatectomy (RP), which are defined as clinically insignificant based on the existing criteria developed by Stamey and Epstein.
MULTIPLEX PCR BASED URINARY TRACT INFECTION (UTI) ANALYSIS COMPARED TO TRADITIONAL URINE CULTURE IN IDENTIFYING SIGNIFICANT PATHOGENS IN SYMPTOMATIC PATIENTS
To evaluate whether multiplex PCR-based molecular testing is non-inferior to urine culture for detection of bacterial infections in symptomatic patients.
To evaluate temporal trends in prescriptions for extended-duration pharmacologic prophylaxis (EDPP) intended to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) following radical cystectomy (RC).
PROSTATIC DUCTAL ADENOCARCINOMA CONTROLLED FOR CANCER GRADE AND TUMOR VOLUME DOES NOT HAVE AN INDEPENDENT EFFECT ON ADVERSE RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY OUTCOMES COMPARED TO USUAL ACINAR PROSTATIC ADENOCARCINOMA
To study if prostatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) controlled by Grade Group (GG), PSA, and tumor volume (TV) is an independent predictor of adverse radical prostatectomy (RP) outcomes.
Severe infectious complications of intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guérin: a case series of 10 patients
To investigate severe infectious complications after intravesical treatment with bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG). We examine a retrospective case series of ten patients between 2006 and 2018 with severe cystitis or systemic infection after BCG.
Questioning the status quo: Should Gleason Grade Group 1 prostate cancer be considered a “negative core” in pre-radical prostatectomy risk nomograms? An international multicenter analysis
To assess the impact of excluding Gleason Grade Group 1 (GG1) prostate cancer (PCa) cores from current pre-radical prostatectomy (RP) nomograms.
UK multicentre prospective evaluation of the Leibovich score in localised renal cell carcinoma: performance has altered over time
To examine changes in outcome by the Leibovich score using contemporary and historic cohorts of patients presenting with renal cell carcinoma (RCC)
Rectal swabs for detecting multidrug resistant bacteria prior to transrectal prostate fusion biopsy: A prospective evaluation of risk factor screening and microbiologic findings.
To assess the prevalence of fluoroquinolone resistant (QR) bacteria, multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria and Enterococcus faecalis (E. faecalis) in rectal swabs of patients undergoing transrectal prostate biopsy and for evaluating if risk factor assessment is reliable for prediction of QR bacteria, MDR bacteria or E. faecalis.
To find a method of safely inserting a suprapubic catheter (SPC) under local anaesthetic and under ultrasound guidance in patients who may not be fit for a general anaesthetic but also are seen to have bowel overlying the anterior bladder wall which obscures a safe route to the bladder.
Ten-Year Treatment Outcomes of Radical Prostatectomy vs External Beam Radiation Therapy vs Brachytherapy for 1,503 Patients with Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer
To compare 10-year oncologic treatment outcomes of radical prostatectomy (RP) vs external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) vs brachytherapy (BT) for patients with intermediate risk prostate cancer (IRPC).
Accuracy of patient reported stone passage for patients with acute renal colic treated in the emergency department
To study patients who initially presented to the Emergency Department with acute renal colic to determine if patient-reported stone passage detects stone expulsion as accurately as follow-up computed tomography (CT) scan.
Urological, sexual and quality of life evaluation of adult patients with exstrophy-epispadias-complex: long-term results from a Dutch cohort
To assess urological function, sexual function, and quality of life in patients with exstrophy or epispadias. Little is known regarding these outcome in adult patients; our aim is to determine where improvements are needed for long-term management.
To determine whether kidney stone history is associated with adverse outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Kidney stone formers have an increased risk of developing coronary artery disease; however, whether these patients have worse cardiac outcomes is unknown.