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To assess the perceptions and outcomes of the A preference signaling (PS) pilot implemented by the Society of Academic Urology (SAU) in the 2021-2022 Urology Match (UM) cycle.
Real-Time Measurement of Patient Reported Outcomes and Opioid Use Following Urologic Procedures using Automated Text Messaging
To evaluate opioid consumption and patient-reported pain intensity following urologic procedures.
Comparison of technical success and adverse events of plaque incision and grafting methods in patients with Peyronie's disease: Tunica vaginalis versus buccal mucosa
To compare the clinical outcomes of Peyronie's disease (PD) patients who were treated by plaque incision and grafting either with tunica vaginalis (TV) or buccal mucosa (BM) grafts.
Total Autologous Fascia Lata Sacrocolpopexy for Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Experience in Thirty-Four Patients
: To develop a technique for open/robotic sacrocolpopexy using autologous fascia lata autograft. We report our experience in our first thirty-four patients.
Failure patterns by PSMA PET for recurrent prostate cancer after prostatectomy and salvage radiation
To characterize patterns of failure using prostate-specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography (PSMA PET) after radical prostatectomy (RP) and salvage radiotherapy (SRT).
Factors affecting the irrigation fluid temperature during laser lithotripsy: in vitro experimental study.
To investigate the effect of the diameter of laser fiber, pelvis volume, presence and type of the stone on irrigation fluid temperature rise.
To analyze the accuracy of the four most commonly used online symptom checkers (OSCs) in diagnosing erectile dysfunction (ED), scrotal pain (SP), Peyronie's disease (PD), and low testosterone (LT).
To study the cost-effectiveness of incorporating home semen analysis in screening for oligospermia and expediting time to evaluation.
To evaluate the feasibility and success of medial non-papillary percutaneous access for the antegrade treatment of different locations of ureteral stones, with and without concomitant renal stones.
To assess alterations in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with nephrolithiasis, given the limited prospective data on patient reported outcomes following surgical intervention with ureteroscopy.
Ergonomics in the OR: Electromyographic Evaluation of Common Muscle Groups Used During Simulated Flexible Ureteroscopy – a Pilot Study
To assess the effects of different surgeon positions and ureteroscope types on muscle activation as measured by surface electromyography (sEMG) during simulated ureteroscopy in an endourology box-trainer model and kidney phantom.
Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Bladder-Sparing Surgery for Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer: Ten-year Outcomes
To determine long-term outcomes of patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) who chose bladder-sparing surgery (BSS) or radical cystectomy after complete response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC).
At his first urological appointment, a 44-year-old male patient presented with gross hematuria and right lower back pain for one week. He had no history of smoking, occupational risks, trauma, urinary lithiasis, or any other comorbidities. The patient had no family history of malignancies. Laboratory tests revealed normal creatinine clearance, hemogram, coagulation tests, and negative urinary culture. Computed tomography imaging is shown in Figure 1. A diagnostic right ureteroscopy was performed, followed by a biopsy of the visible tumor and a double J stent placement.
To show that zero-opioid discharges after both open and robotic cystectomy are feasible and to examine the impact of zero-opioid discharges on patient interaction with the physician's office.
To describe rates of urology consultation following renal trauma and assess subsequent impact on imaging and intervention. Renal trauma may be initially managed by either trauma or urologic surgeons alone or collaboratively. Differences in management between the specialties are not well studied.
An evaluation of peer-rated surgical skill and its relationship with detrusor muscle sampling in transurethral resection of bladder tumor
To assess the reliability of peer-review of TURBT videos as a means to evaluate surgeon skill and its relationship to detrusor sampling.
With this issue I am pleased to formally announce that UROLOGY is now the official journal of the Society of Women in Urology (SWIU). The mission of SWIU is to support the professional development and career advancement of women urologists and urologic researchers through education, advocacy, and mentorship. Women bring distinctive skillsets and perspectives to and face unique challenges in all professional endeavors, including the specialty of urology. In addition to providing high quality practice-relevant content each month, I have been committed as Editor to provide UROLOGY's worldwide reach as a platform for voices in our specialty that have not traditionally been formally recognized to help promote their stories and professional efforts.
MEDIUM AND LONG-TERM CLINICAL OUTCOMES OF KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION IN PATIENTS WITH PRUNE BELLY SYNDROME: A SINGLE-CENTRE EXPERIENCE
To present the medium and long-term outcomes of kidney transplantation performed in patients with Prune Belly Syndrome (PBS) which is one of the congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT).
Bladder exstrophy (BE) is a devastating congenital abnormality of the urinary tract in which infants are born with the urinary bladder extruded through their abdominal wall, a urethra that is open dorsally, and significant secondary abnormalities of the genitalia. We present a male patient with BE who suffered from infertility and after a long course of failed attempts with assisted reproductive technology ultimately benefitted from a synchronous testicular sperm extraction. We review the literature surrounding assisted reproductive techniques in the setting of bladder exstrophy and comment on innovative technologies that may benefit this population.
Patient-reported outcomes in penile cancer patients: Quality of life, sexual and urinary function. What do we know?
Penile cancer is a rare genitourinary malignancy disease responsible for less than 1% of diagnosed cancers in men in the USA, with mortality reported to 300 deaths for a year1. However, its incidence varies according to the population studied, with multiple risk factors described and usually diagnosed in men over 50 years. Historically, surgery has been the cornerstone of the treatment of the disease, achieving satisfactory oncological outcomes but with a high cost at generating a disastrous impact on the quality of life and the male mind for the post-treatment sequels2.