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Re: High-Frequency Dusting versus Conventional Holmium Laser Lithotripsy for Intrarenal and Ureteral Calculi
R. Li, D. Ruckle, M. Keheila, J. Maldonado, M. Lightfoot, M. Alsyouf, A. Yeo, S. R. Abourbih, G. Olgin, J. L. Arenas and D. D. Baldwin
Acute kidney injury is quite a common adverse effect that associates with coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary interventions.
M. Omar, M. Noble, S. Sivalingam, A. El Mahdy, A. Gamal, M. Farag and M. Monga
E. Mahmoudi and H. G. Levy
Re: Ten-Year Prevalence and Incidence of Urinary Incontinence in Older Women: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Health and Retirement Study
E. A. Erekson, X. Cong, M. K. Townsend and M. M. Ciarleglio
Re: Impact of Incontinence on the Quality of Life of Caregivers of Older Persons with Incontinence: A Qualitative Study in Four European Countries
S. Santini, G. Andersson and G. Lamura
There has been a great deal of interest in the potential benefit of in utero myelomeningocele closure since the MOMS (Management of Myelomeningocele Study) trial was published in 2011. This prospective trial demonstrated a significant reduction in the need for ventriculoperitoneal shunting and improved motor skills for patients who had undergone prenatal closure. Unfortunately there has not been equivalent improvement in the urological outcome for these children.
Without ever being subjected to the scrutiny that has been expected of subsequent treatment innovations, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) came to be regarded as the gold standard surgical treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The only randomized controlled trials that have properly scrutinized TURP have been those in which TURP was the control rather than the experimental arm of the study.
This comparison paper of urine biomarkers between sacral neuromodulation and botulinum toxin injection for refractory OAB, which is based on another excellent study,1 has several stimulating findings that I like to highlight.
Previously we have enthusiastically searched for urinary proteins to diagnose functional disorders of the bladder. To date no 1 biomarker has proved superior to the cardinal symptoms of the disease. The wide variability of urinary protein concentrations might result from different investigating methodology, urine collection and most likely the heterogeneity of the disease. OAB is a dynamic disorder and the symptoms may change with time.1 Previous studies have shown that functional alterations in urothelium, detrusor, sensory afferents or central nervous system, or inflammation might contribute to the development of OAB.
Re: Robot-Assisted vs Open Adrenalectomy: Evaluation of Cost-Effectiveness and Peri-Operative Outcome
K. A. Probst, C. H. Ohlmann, M. Saar, S. Siemer, M. Stöeckle and M. Janssen
Re: Oncologic Outcomes of Kidney-Sparing Surgery versus Radical Nephroureterectomy for Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: A Systematic Review by the EAU Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer Guidelines Panel
T. Seisen, B. Peyronnet, J. L. Dominguez-Escrig, H. M. Bruins, C. Y. Yuan, M. Babjuk, A. Böhle, M. Burger, E. M. Compérat, N. C. Cowan, E. Kaasinen, J. Palou, B. W. van Rhijn, R. J. Sylvester, R. Zigeuner, S. F. Shariat and M. Rouprêt
We appreciate the authors' interest on our manuscript and state our opinions about the editorial comment. Statistics is a highly interdisciplinary field concerned with developing and studying methods for collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting empirical data. Many statistical methods can be used when designing any work.In general, commonly accepted methods preferred more often to evaluate the results. Our prospective,comparative study was done to evaluate the cognitive effects of hormone therapy.
Cognitive Effects of Androgen Deprivation Therapy in Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer: Methodological Issues
We read the article authored by Gunlusoy et al., that was published in the Journal of Urology in 2017, with great interest.1 A case-control study was conducted to examine prostate cancer effects of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) through a systematic set of methods to determine specific cognitive functions in patients with prostate cancer. The case group included 78 prostate cancer patients who received ADT treatment for 12 months. Also, 78 patients who underwent radical prostatectomy without any additional treatment were included as controls.
To assess the effect of weight loss on urinary incontinence (UI), pelvic organ prolapse, colorectal-anal complaints and sexual dysfunction among obese women undergoing bariatric surgery.
The Synergistic Influence of Ischemic Time and Surgical Precision on Acute Kidney Injury after Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
To examine the dynamic and potentially synergistic influence of warm ischemia time (WIT) and excisional volume loss (EVL) on predicted rates of post-partial acute kidney injury (AKI) across a range of tumor complexities. To investigate whether these modifiable variables sensitize the kidney to the other's damaging influence.
Regarding the article entitled “Predictors of Time to Metastasis in Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer” published in Urology 2016 Oct;96:171-176 (doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2016.06.011), we, the authors, would like to submit a corrigendum.
Y. Kobori, P. Pfanner, G. S. Prins and C. Niederberger
Re: Treatment with Human, Recombinant FSH Improves Sperm DNA Fragmentation in Idiopathic Infertile Men Depending on the FSH Receptor Polymorphism p.N680S: A Pharmacogenetic Study
M. Simoni, D. Santi, L. Negri, I. Hoffmann, M. Muratori, E. Baldi, M. Cambi, M. Marcou, T. Greither, E. Baraldi, S. Tagliavini, D. Carra, F. Lombardo, L. Gandini, F. Pallotti, C. Krausz, G. Rastrelli, A. Ferlin, M. Menegazzo, E. Pignatti, F. Linari, M. Marino, R. Benaglia, P. E. Levi-Setti and H. M. Behre
Re: Influence of Increasing Body Mass Index on Semen and Reproductive Hormonal Parameters in a Multi-Institutional Cohort of Subfertile Men
J. M. Bieniek, J. A. Kashanian, C. M. Deibert, E. D. Grober, K. C. Lo, R. E. Brannigan, J. I. Sandlow and K. A. Jarvi