Editorial Board
(Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - November 9, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Information for Authors
The Journal of Urology ® contains 3 sections: Adult Urology, Pediatric Urology and Urological Survey. Original clinical and translational research studies will be considered for publication in the Adult and Pediatric Urology Sections. Translational research manuscripts must have a clear and proximate translation to patie nt care, and only preclinical scientific studies that have the direct potential to translate into new and improved standards of care will be reviewed. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - November 9, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Information for Authors Source Type: research

Clinical, pathologic, and oncologic findings of radical prostatectomy patients with extraprostatic extension diagnosed on pre-operative prostate biopsy
Prostatic adenocarcinoma (PCa) with extraprostatic extension (EPE) detected on prostate needle biopsy (PNB) is an uncommon finding. We aimed to describe the clinical and pathologic findings in a large cohort of PCa patients treated with radical prostatectomy (RP) who had EPE identified on PNB. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - November 8, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Farzana A. Faisal, Jeffrey J. Tosoian, Misop Han, Katarzyna J. Macura, Christian P. Pavlovich, Tamara L. Lotan Source Type: research

Quality of Care in the Treatment of Localized Intermediate and High Risk Prostate Cancer at Minority Serving Hospitals
To investigate quality of care at minority-serving hospitals (MSH) compared to other institutions for men with localized intermediate and high-risk prostate cancer (PCa). (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - November 8, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Marieke J. Krimphove, Sean A. Fletcher, Alexander P. Cole, Sebastian Berg, Maxine Sun, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Brandon A. Mahal, Paul L. Nguyen, Toni K. Choueiri, Adam S. Kibel, Luis A. Kluth, Joel S. Weissman, Quoc-Dien Trinh Source Type: research

Effect of Vitamin D Therapy on Sexual Function in Women with Sexual Dysfunction and Vitamin D Deficiency: a Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial
To investigate the effect of vitamin D therapy on sexual function in women with low vitamin D levels and sexual dysfunction. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - November 2, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Fatemeh Jalali-Chimeh, Ali Gholamrezaei, Mohammadreza Vafa, Malihe Nasiri, Behnaz Abiri, Tayebeh Darooneh, Giti Ozgoli Source Type: research

From PADUA to RENAL score and vice versa: Development and validation of a mathematical converter
Tumor complexity remains the primary modality by which urologists determine surgical approach and treatment strategy. R.E.N.A.L. and PADUA scores are the most popularly used nephrometry systems. Notwithstanding the common items contributing to the scores, some differences exist between PADUA and R.E.N.A.L. systems, translating into a different final score when assessing the tumor complexity of a renal mass. This represents an issue during quantitative syntheses of literature data and in the setting of retrospective multicentric analyses. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - November 2, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Riccardo Bertolo, Luca Pozzi Source Type: research

Robot-assisted laparoscopic reoperative repair for failed pyeloplasty in children: an updated series
Among children with recurrent obstruction after pyeloplasty, reoperative pyeloplasty is commonly utilized. We previously reported on reoperative robot-assisted laparoscopic repair for failed pyeloplasty in 16 children and concluded that short term and intermediate outcomes were comparable to open reoperative repair. This updated series reports on longer-term outcomes from an extended series. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - November 2, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Deborah L. Jacobson, Rachel Shannon, Emilie K. Johnson, Edward M. Gong, Dennis B. Liu, Carl C. Flink, Theresa Meyer, Earl Y. Cheng, Bruce W. Lindgren Source Type: research

Clinical results of transarterial embolization to control postoperative vascular complications after partial nephrectomy
To evaluate the safety and clinical efficacy of transarterial embolization for vascular complications after partial nephrectomy. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - November 2, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jaeseung Shin, Kichang Han, Joon Ho Kwon, Gyoung Min Kim, Doyoung Kim, Seung Chul Han, Hee Joon Kim, Jong Yun Won, Man-Deuk Kim, Do Yun Lee Source Type: research

The prognostic value of the proportion/architectural patterns of intraductal carcinoma of the prostate (IDC-P) in patients with de novo metastatic prostate cancer
Intraductal carcinoma of the prostate (IDC-P) is an adverse prognosticator of prostate cancer (PCa). However, the roles of the IDC-P proportion and architectural patterns in patient outcomes remain unclear. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 25, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jinge Zhao, Jiandong Liu, Guangxi Sun, Mengni Zhang, Junru Chen, Pengfei Shen, Zhenhua Liu, Banghua Liao, Xingming Zhang, Jing Gong, Ni Chen, Hao Zeng Source Type: research

Feasibility of a fully-implanted, nickel-sized and shaped tibial nerve stimulator for the treatment of overactive bladder syndrome with urgency urinary incontinence
We conducted a clinical feasibility trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a fully-implanted, primary battery-powered, nickel-sized and shaped neuromodulation device called the eCoinTM (Valencia Technologies Corp., Valencia, CA, USA) for tibial nerve stimulation to treat refractory urgency urinary incontinence. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 25, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Scott MacDiarmid, David R. Staskin, Vincent Lucente, Bilal Kaaki, Sharon English, Peter Gilling, Patrick Meffan, Matthew Clark, Peter K. Sand, Subhro K. Sen, Eric Rovner Source Type: research

Utilization of Active Surveillance as Initial Management for Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer: Data from the Pennsylvania Urologic Regional Collaborative
We aimed to describe contemporary active surveillance (AS) utilization and variation in a regional prostate cancer collaborative, and to identify demographic and disease-specific factors associated with the use of AS for men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 25, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Mahesh Botejue, Daniel Abbott, John Danella, Claudette Fonshell, Serge Ginzburg, Thomas J. Guzzo, Thomas Lanchoney, Bret Marlowe, Jay D. Raman, Marc Smaldone, Jeffrey J. Tomaszewski, Edouard J. Trabulsi, Robert G. Uzzo, Adam C. Reese Source Type: research

Emerging complications following alternative reservoir placement during inflatable penile prosthesis placement: a 5-year multi-institutional experience.
Alternative, or ectopic, reservoir placement (ARP) has recently gained popularity among prosthetic surgeons in order to avoid injury to pelvic structures during inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) implantation. However, the true incidence of complications associated with these new techniques remain understudied. We carried out a 5-year multi-center retrospective study with the aim to evaluate complications related to alternative reservoir placement. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 23, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jonathan Clavell Hern ández, Landon Trost, Tobias Köhler, Josh Ring, Raymond Traweek, Manaf Alom, Run Wang Source Type: research

Describing the Spectrum of Patient Reported Outcomes after Radical Prostatectomy: Providing Information to Improve Patient Counseling and Shared Decision Making
Preoperative counseling incorporating the best-case, worst-case, and most-likely outcome scenarios aid patients ’ decision making. This information is not readily available for prostate cancer counseling because most patient reported outcomes are presented as averages, which minimize individual patient experiences. Using the Expanded Prostate Index Composite (EPIC), we present data to characterize the best and worst-case after prostatectomy. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 23, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Christopher Martin, Benjamin Haaland, Alexander E. Tward, Christopher Dechet, Will Lowrance, Robert A. Stephenson, Heidi Hanson, Brock O ’Neil Source Type: research

Risk Prediction of Prostate Cancer with Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) and Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)
Combined information on single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) offers opportunities for improving the performance of screening by risk stratification. We aimed to predict the risk of prostate cancer (PrCa) based on PSA together with SNPs information. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 23, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Sam Li-Sheng Chen, Jean Ching-Yuan Fann, Csilla Sipeky, Teng-Kai Yang, Sherry Yueh-Hsia Chiu, Amy Ming-Fang Yen, Virpi Laitinen, Teuvo LJ. Tammela, Ulf-H åkan Stenman, Anssi Auvinen, Johanna Schleutker, Hsiu-Hsi Chen Source Type: research

Perioperative Oral Nutrition Supplementation Reduces Prevalence of Sarcopenia following Radical Cystectomy: Results of a Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial
We designed a prospective randomized controlled pilot trial to investigate the effects of an enriched oral nutrition supplement (ONS) on body composition and clinical outcomes following radical cystectomy (RC). (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 22, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Chad R. Ritch, Michael S. Cookson, Peter E. Clark, Sam S. Chang, Kareem Fakhoury, Veronica Ralls, Muang H. Thu, David F. Penson, Joseph A. Smith, Heidi J. Silver Source Type: research

Long-term discontinuations of botulinum toxin A intradetrusor injections for neurogenic detrusor overactivity: a multicenter study
Data on long-term outcomes of intradetrusor injections of botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) for neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO) are lacking. The aim of the present manuscript was to assess the outcomes of intradetrusor injections of BTX-A for NDO after more than 10 years of follow-up. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 22, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Maximilien Baron, Benoit Peyronnet, Annabelle Aubl é, Juliette Hascoet, Evelyne Castel-Lacanal, Gabriel Miget, Sabine Le Doze, Thomas Prudhomme, Andrea Manunta, Jean-Nicolas Cornu, Xavier Gamé Source Type: research

Estimating Minimally Important Differences for the Bladder Cancer Index Using Distribution- and Anchor-Based Approaches
The Bladder Cancer Index is a validated condition-specific health questionnaire assessing urinary, bowel and sexual function and quality of life among bladder cancer patients. We aimed to establish minimally important difference score thresholds that signal clinical importance. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 17, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Charles C. Peyton, Carl Henriksen, Richard R. Reich, Mounsif Azizi, Scott M. Gilbert Source Type: research

The Impact of Agent Orange Exposure on Prostate Cancer Outcomes
This study explores the effect of Agent Orange (AO) exposure on prostate cancer (PCa) survival in Veterans Affairs (VA) patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for advanced PCa. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 12, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tyler Etheridge, Jinn-ing Liou, Tracy M. Downs, E. Jason Abel, David F. Jarrard, Kyle A. Richards Source Type: research

Robotic-assisted radical cystectomy vs open radical cystectomy: systematic review and meta-analysis
To perform an updated systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating patient important outcomes for patients undergoing robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) and open radical cystectomy (ORC). (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 12, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Niranjan J. Sathianathen, Arveen Kalapara, Mark Frydenberg, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Christopher J. Weight, Dipen Parekh, Badrinath R. Konety Source Type: research

Concurrent radiotherapy and panitumumab after lymph node dissection and induction chemotherapy for invasive bladder cancer
In this prospective study we evaluated safety and efficacy of concurrent radiotherapy and panitumumab following neoadjuvant/induction chemotherapy (ICT) and pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) as a bladder preserving therapy for invasive bladder cancer (BC). (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 12, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Elisabeth E. Fransen van de Putte, Floris Pos, Barry Doodeman, Bas W.G. van Rhijn, Elsbeth van der Laan, Petra Nederlof, Michiel S. van der Heijden, Jolanda Bloos van der Hulst, Joyce Sanders, Annegien Broeks, J. Martijn Kerst, Vincent van der Noort, Simo Source Type: research

Post-Surgical Imaging Patterns in Pediatric Nephrolithiasis: Opportunities for Improvement
Imaging following surgical intervention for nephrolithiasis is important to define surgical success as well as to ensure no silent obstruction. We assessed nationwide post-surgical imaging patterns in children undergoing ureteroscopy (URS) and shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 11, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jonathan S. Ellison, Paul A. Merguerian, Benjamin C. Fu, Sarah K. Holt, Thomas S. Lendvay, Margarett Shnorhavorian Source Type: research

Effect of Lesion Location on Prostate Cancer Detection Rate with Magnetic Resonance Imaging Targeted Biopsy in African Americans
This study evaluated the efficacy of MRI-TB between African American patients with additional consideration for lesion location on MRI. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 11, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Eric Walton, Grace Yaguchi, Jacob Keeley, Mustafa Deebajah, Mani Menon, James Peabody, Ali Dabaja, Shaheen Alanee Source Type: research

Intravesical gentamicin treatment for recurrent urinary tract infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria
In this study we aimed to assess the effectiveness, safety, and feasibility of prophylactic treatment with intravesical gentamicin in patients with refractory rUTI caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) microorganisms. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 11, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Janneke E. Stalenhoef, Cees van Nieuwkoop, Petra H. Menken, Sandra T. Bernards, Henk W. Elzevier, Jaap T. van Dissel Source Type: research

Psychiatric Diagnoses and Other Factors Associated with Emergency Department Return within 30 Days of Ureteroscopy
Emergency department(ED) visits after ureteroscopy(URS) are costly and inconvenient. To better understand those at risk, we aim to identify patient demographic, medical and surgical factors associated with 30-day ED presentation following URS for urolithiasis with particular attention paid to those with a history of a psychiatric diagnosis(PD). (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 11, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Evan C. Carlos, Chloe E. Peters, Daniel A. Wollin, Brenton B. Winship, Leah G. Davis, Jingqiu Li, Charles D. Scales, Samuel H. Eaton, Glenn M. Preminger, Michael E. Lipkin Source Type: research

Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy for Localized Prostate Cancer: An ASTRO, ASCO, and AUA Evidence-Based Guideline
The aim of this guideline is to present recommendations regarding moderately hypofractionated (240-340 cGy per fraction) and ultrahypofractionated (500 cGy or more per fraction) radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 11, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Scott C. Morgan, Karen Hoffman, D. Andrew Loblaw, Mark K. Buyyounouski, Caroline Patton, Daniel Barocas, Soren Bentzen, Michael Chang, Jason Efstathiou, Patrick Greany, Per Halvorsen, Bridget F. Koontz, Colleen Lawton, C. Marc Leyrer, Daniel Lin, Michael Source Type: research

Editorial Board
(Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 10, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Information for Authors
The Journal of Urology ® contains 3 sections: Adult Urology, Pediatric Urology and Urological Survey. Original clinical and translational research studies will be considered for publication in the Adult and Pediatric Urology Sections. Translational research manuscripts must have a clear and proximate translation to patie nt care, and only preclinical scientific studies that have the direct potential to translate into new and improved standards of care will be reviewed. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 10, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Information for Authors Source Type: research

Clinical Utility of Prostate and Tumor Volume-Related Parameters Following Radical Prostatectomy for Localized Prostate Cancer
To evaluate whether prediction of biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy (RP) is enhanced by any of six parameters: prostate volume, total tumor volume (TV), high grade TV, ratio of high grade TV to TV, ratio of TV to prostate volume and/or ratio of high grade TV to prostate volume. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 6, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yujiro Ito, Kazuma Udo, Emily A. Vertosick, Daniel D. Sjoberg, Andrew J. Vickers, Hikmat A. Al-Ahmadie, Ying-Bei Chen, Anuradha Gopalan, S. Joseph Sirintrapun, Satish K. Tickoo, Peter T. Scardino, James A. Eastham, Victor E. Reuter, Samson W. Fine Source Type: research

Making a Case for NOT Prescribing Antimuscarinic Drugs to Treat Overactive Bladder in Older Adults
(Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 6, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Michael B. Chancellor, Toyohiko Watanabe Source Type: research

A 52-Week Study of Dose-Adjusted Subcutaneous Testosterone Enanthate in Oil Self-Administered via Disposable Auto-injector
This open-label, single-arm, dose-blinded, 52-week, registration-phase study evaluated the efficacy and safety of subcutaneous testosterone enanthate auto-injector (SCTE-AI) administered weekly to men with hypogonadism. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 5, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jed C. Kaminetsky, Andrew McCullough, Kathleen Hwang, Jonathan S. Jaffe, Christina Wang, Ronald S. Swerdloff Source Type: research

Can We Predict Functional Outcomes after Partial Nephrectomy?
Percent parenchymal mass-preserved (PPMP) is the primary determinant of functional outcomes after partial nephrectomy (PN). Accurate methods for predicting PPMP based on preoperative imaging could facilitate patient counseling. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 3, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Hajime Tanaka, Yanbo Wang, Chalairat Suk-Ouichai, Diego Aguilar Palacios, Elvis R. Caraballo, Yunlin Ye, Erick M. Remer, Jianbo Li, Robert Abouassaly, Steven C. Campbell Source Type: research

Comparative Genomic Profiling of Refractory/Metastatic Penile and non-Penile Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Implications for Selection of Systemic Therapy
Metastatic penile squamous cell carcinoma (mPSCC) is an aggressive malignancy with limited treatment options. We compared the potential therapy impacting genomic alterations (GA) between mPSCC and non-penile cutaneous metastatic squamous cell carcinoma (mCSCC). (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - October 3, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: J.M. Jacob, E.K. Ferry, L.M. Gay, J.A. Elvin, J. Vergilio, S. Ramkissoon, E. Severson, A. Necchi, J.K. Killian, S.M. Ali, A.B. Schrock, Nick W. Liu, J. Chung, V.A. Miller, P.J. Stephens, A. Welsh, R.J. Corona, J.S. Ross, G. Bratslavsky Source Type: research

Role of Residual Fragments on the Risk of Repeat Surgery After Flexible Ureteroscopy and Laser Lithotripsy: Single Center Study
To analyze the impact of residual stone fragments seen on abdominal X-ray (KUB) after ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy (URS) on the risk of repeat surgical intervention. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - September 28, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: V. Iremashvili, S. Li, K.L. Penniston, S.L. Best, S.P. Hedican, S.Y. Nakada Source Type: research

3T Multiparametric MRI: Comparison of Performance With and Without Endorectal Coil for Prostate Cancer Detection, PI-RADSv2 Category and Staging with Whole Mount Histopathology Correlation in 429 Patients
To investigate performance of 3TmpMRI with and without endorectal coil (ERC) for detection of prostate cancer (PCa) with whole mount histopathology (WMHP) reference. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - September 28, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Sohrab Afshari Mirak, Sepideh Shakeri, Amirhossein Mohammadian Bajgiran, Ely R. Felker, Kyung Hyun Sung, Nazanin Hajarol Asvadi, Pooria Khoshnoodi, Daniela Markovic, Danielle Ponzini, Preeti Ahuja, Anthony Sisk, Robert E. Reiter, David Lu, Steven S. Raman Source Type: research

Post-Operative Opiate Use in Urologic Patients: a Quality Improvement Study Aimed at Improving Opiate Disposal Practices
We aimed to determine trends in post-operative opiate management among urologic patients, to identify associations with opiate keeping, and to foster appropriate opiate disposal after surgery via introduction of an educational handout. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - September 26, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jackson Cabo, Ryan S. Hsi, Kristen R. Scarpato Source Type: research

Radical prostatectomy after vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy (VTP) with TOOKAD ® : feasibility, early and intermediate results
The objectives are to assess the feasibility of radical prostatectomy (RP) after VTP and describe functional and oncological outcomes. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - September 21, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: V. Pierrard, S. Lebdai, F. Kleinclauss, A.-R. Azzouzi, J.E. Terrier, E. Fortier, S. Joniau, H. Van Der Poel, G. Salomon, J. Casanova, R.-A. Medina-Lopez, E. Potiron, J. Rigaud, S. Vincendeau, J. Rassweiler, A. Villers, R. Gaston, C. Saussine, J. Giai, B. Source Type: research

Non-neuropathic Neuropathic Bladder: Is it Really Non-neuropathic?
Hinman Syndrome is a rare disease with urodynamic findings and clinical course that resemble neuropathic bladder and no neuropathic etiology. Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) is a special magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that has recently been used for peripheral nerves but shown to be applicable for evaluation of lumbosacral plexus. Our aim was to evaluate the lumbosacral plexus using DTI, which was not previously performed in Hinman Syndrome. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - September 21, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Sibel Tiryaki, Cenk Eraslan, Tutku Soyer, Cem Calli, Ibrahim Ulman, Ali Avanoglu Source Type: research

Re: Correlations between Sonographic and Urodynamic Findings after Mid Urethral Sling Surgery
We congratulate the authors for accurately obtaining and presenting these data in clear, easy to understand images. Unfortunately their conclusion, ie the data support the notion that the mid urethral sling mechanism of action is dynamic urethral compression, is incorrect. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - September 20, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Darren M. Gold, David Ende Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Reply by Authors
It is unfortunate that Gold and Ende have misinterpreted the findings of our study in an attempt to support the integral theory. We believe the integral theory has no scientific validity and consider it a fallacy. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - September 20, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Editorial Comment
The authors attempted to develop and validate a decision support model to predict treatment success after a single session of lithotripsy in patients with ureteral stones. They included 15 factors in decision making. While the stone characteristics included in the model, such as stone bulk, density and depth from the skin, have been significant in impacting fragmentation following lithotripsy, renal function, too, is a logical inclusion. However, the impact of patient characteristics like age, gender or body mass index on fragmentation following lithotripsy have been variable. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - September 20, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Rajesh K. Ahlawat Tags: New Technology and Techniques Source Type: research

Editorial Comment
It is exciting to see studies such as this one in which elegant technology was applied to improve medical decision making by using presumably more accurate means of prediction. In this case the example is machine learning to predict stone-free status after single session shock wave lithotripsy to treat ureteral stones. If the idea of seeing what machine learning can do for decision making does not excite you, just watch AlphaGo (DeepMind, London, United Kingdom) on Netflix ®! (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - September 20, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Michael W. Kattan Tags: New Technology and Techniques Source Type: research

Editorial Comment
Urinary stone disease is a growing and important public health problem in the United States. Tundo et al report the results of a cross-sectional analysis of data from the 2007 to 2012 NHANES, the gold standard for nationally representative health estimates. Focusing on younger adults, the authors compared the prevalence of self-reported stone disease by gender, finding an equal prevalence of stones (approximately 1/16) among men and women. These findings persisted after controlling for important potential confounders. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - September 19, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Charles D. Scales Tags: Adult Urology Source Type: research

Editorial Comment
Recurrent lower urinary tract infections in women are a frustrating problem for patient and provider. Patients suffer with these infectious episodes, often at inconvenient times, and have very bothersome symptoms. Repeat courses of antibiotics put them at  risk for yeast vaginitis and gastrointestinal disturbances including C. difficile colitis. These women also suffer from constant worry about when their next infection is going to strike. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - September 19, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Anne Pelletier-Cameron Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Editorial Comment
This rapid review with practice recommendations on the treatment and prevention of recurrent lower urinary tract infections in women is timely as the number of women affected by this condition, especially the older group, is rapidly growing in all of our practices. The authors should be congratulated for their large and detailed search of the best available literature on this topic and for offering a succinct algorithm of the favored alternatives for rUTI prevention and treatment. Notably, a quick glance at reference 3 pointing out the lack of consensus in the definition of rUTIs, and at the quality rating (AMSTAR 2) colum...
Source: The Journal of Urology - September 19, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Philippe E. Zimmern Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Characterization of a Standardized Postoperative Radiographic and Functional Voiding Trial after One-Stage Bulbar Ventral Onlay Buccal Mucosal Graft Urethroplasty and the Impact on Stricture Recurrence-Free Survival
To characterize a standardized postoperative radiographic and functional voiding trial and determine its impact on outcomes after substitution urethroplasty. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - September 18, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Malte W. Vetterlein, Carla Loewe, Valentin Zumstein, Clemens M. Rosenbaum, Oliver Engel, Roland Dahlem, Margit Fisch, Luis A. Kluth, Trauma and Reconstructive Urology Working Party of the EAU Young Academic Urologists Source Type: research

Defining Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer Suitable for Active Surveillance
Active surveillance (AS) for intermediate-risk prostate cancer (PCa) is controversial. Many AS programs are limited to grade group (GG) 1 (Gleason 6) and PSA (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - September 18, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Stacy Loeb, Yasin Folkvaljon, Ola Bratt, David Robinson, P är Stattin Source Type: research

6-month Results of Selective Bladder Denervation in Women with Refractory Overactive Bladder
To report 6-month efficacy and safety outcomes with selective bladder denervation in women with refractory OAB. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - September 18, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Stefan De Wachter, Kevin D. Benson, Roger R. Dmochowski, Eric S. Rovner, Eboo Versi, Larry E. Miller, Le Mai Tu Source Type: research

Female Representation on Journal Editorial Boards-Is Urology Behind the Times?
(Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - September 18, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Alex A. Henderson, Humza Ahmed, Katie S. Murray Source Type: research

Active surveillance for localized prostate cancer. Nationwide, observational study
The objective of this study was to investigate nationwide survival outcomes in men with localized prostate cancer managed on active surveillance. (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - September 18, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Frederik B. Thomsen, Henrik Jakobsen, Niels Christian Langkilde, Michael Borre, Erik B. Jakobsen, Anders Frey, Lars Lund, Dagmar Lunden, Claus Dahl, J. Thomas Helgstrand, Klaus Brasso Source Type: research

Re: Intraductal/Ductal Histology and Lymphovascular Invasion are Associated  with Germline DNA-Repair Gene Mutations in Prostate Cancer
P. Isaacsson Velho, J. L. Silberstein, M. C. Markowski, J. Luo, T. L. Lotan, W. B. Isaacs and E. S. Antonarakis (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Source: The Journal of Urology - September 17, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Samir S. Taneja Tags: Urological Survey Source Type: research