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Feasibility and Safety of Ultrasonography Guidance and Flank Position During Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy is generally performed under fluoroscopy that is associated with exposure to radiation. Another drawback of fluoroscopic-guided percutaneous nephrolithotomy is the prone position, which is not suitable for all patients. In this study we aimed to evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of ultrasound-guided percutaneous nephrolithotomy in flank position.
Gender-specific differences in disease-free, cancer-specific and overall survival after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
To summarize the evidence on gender-specific differences in disease-free survival (DFS), cancer-specific survival (CSS), and overall survival (OS) after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer.
Impact of Androgen Deprivation Therapy on Self-reported Cognitive Function in Men with Prostate Cancer
Although androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is widely used to treat prostate cancer (PC), its effects on cognitive function are unclear, and no prior report has examined the impact of ADT on self-reported cognitive function.
A single-centre evaluation of the diagnostic accuracy of multiparametric MRI against transperineal prostate mapping biopsy: an analysis of men with bengin histology and insignificant cancer following TRUS biopsy
This study evaluated the diagnostic performance of Transrectal-ultrasound guided biopsy (TRUSB) and Multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) in detecting prostate cancer (CaP) against Transperineal prostate mapping biopsy (TPM) as the reference test.
To develop a core set of clinical indicators that enables international benchmarking of localised prostate cancer management using data available in the TrueNTH Global Registry.
To study the long-term efficacy of penile low-intensity shockwave treatment (LIST) – two years after an initially successful outcome.
Comparison of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy and Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery for the Treatment of Lower Calyceal Calculi of 2 to 3 Cm in Patients with Solitary Kidney
This study aims to compare percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) for the treatment of lower calyceal calculi with diameter of 2 to 3 cm in patients with solitary kidney.
Which Patients Report That Their Urologists Advised Them to Forgo Initial Treatment for Prostate Cancer?
To examine how frequently patients report that their urologist recommended they not have definitive treatment and assess the impact of these recommendations on treatment choice and perceived quality of cancer care.
Author Reply to: Letter-to-the-Editor “Reply: Halstuch D Et Al.: Transplant Kidney Retrograde Ureteral Stent Placement and Exchange: Overcoming the Challenge. Urology. 2018 Jan;111:220-224.” Url-D-18-00143.
First, we would like to thank the authors for their comments. Certainly, we agree that the first option for ureteroneocystotomy stricture is a definitive treatment either as open surgery with ureteric re-implantation or endoscopically. We would like to clarify some of the details regarding this cohort. Overall 32 insertions of a ureteral stent through an access sheath were done in 16 patients, of whom 5 patients had repeated periodic replacement and the others underwent insertions at the end of a definitive endourological treatment for a stricture and eventually the stent was removed.
Reply: Halstuch D Et Al.: Transplant Kidney Retrograde Ureteral Stent Placement and Exchange: Overcoming the Challenge. Urology. 2018 Jan;111:220-224.
We read this article with great interest and would like to commend the authors for their wonderful endourological skills and technique in the management of persistent ureterovescial junction strictures following renal transplantation. The authors have shown a 96.9 % success rate in placing/ changing a retrograde stent using ureteral access sheath.
Specimen Provenance Testing Identifies Contamination That Affects Molecular Prognostic Assay Results in Prostate Cancer Biopsy Specimens
To determine if tissue contamination in histologic specimens can significantly affect the results of prognostic molecular markers that are routinely used as confirmatory tests to safely assign appropriate candidates to prostate cancer active surveillance protocols.
In this issue of The Journal the study by Saltzman et al demonstrates that, contrary to what might be expected by specialists in pediatric oncology and pediatric imaging, suboptimal diagnostic approaches are still common regarding the initial characterization of pediatric renal tumors.1 It is undeniable that the collaboration of the Children’s Oncology Group and SIOP (International Society of Pediatric Oncology) has led to substantial improvement in our understanding of pediatric renal masses and overall survival.
To determine the association between urology consultation and emergency department (ED) revisits for children with urinary stones.
Serum miRNA predicts viable disease post-chemotherapy in testicular non-seminoma germ cell tumor patients
Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) is recommended for residual masses >1cm post-chemotherapy (pc) in nonseminoma germ cell tumors (NSGCT). Currently, there is no reliable predictor for pcRPLND histology and up to 50% will harbour necrosis/fibrosis only, thus rendering a potentially morbid surgery to be of limited therapeutic value. In this study we aimed to evaluate the ability of defined serum microRNAs (miRNA) to predict residual viable NSGCT after chemotherapy.
Diagnostic accuracy of mpMRI and fusion-guided targeted biopsy evaluated by transperineal template saturation prostate biopsy for the detection and characterization of prostate cancer
To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of mpMRI and mpMRI / transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) fusion-guided targeted biopsy (FTB) against transperineal template saturation prostate biopsy (TTSPB) for the detection of prostate cancer (PCa).
Learn about how benign prostatic hyperplasia can affect sexual function. We look at the effects and treatment options, including surgery, here.
A. M. Suskind, K. Quanstrom, S. Zhao, M. Bridge, L. C. Walter, J. Neuhaus and E. Finlayson
Re: International Continence Society Good Urodynamic Practices and Terms 2016: Urodynamics, Uroflowmetry, Cystometry, and Pressure-Flow Study
P. F. W. M. Rosier, W. Schaefer, G. Lose, H. B. Goldman, M. Guralnick, S. Eustice, T. Dickinson and H. Hashim
Re: The Risk of Recurrent Urinary Incontinence Requiring Surgery after Suburethral Sling Removal for Mesh Complications
P. Ramart, A. L. Ackerman, S. A. Cohen, J. H. Kim and S. Raz
Re: Prediction of Sacral Neuromodulation Treatment Success in Men with Impaired Bladder Emptying—Time for a New Diagnostic Approach
K. L. Rademakers, J. M. Drossaerts, P. E. van Kerrebroeck, M. Oelke and G. A. van Koeveringe; FORCE Research Group